September 2019 eNews
Wow - school is starting this week. Time does fly. It's been a great summer at the museum and we are looking forward to the rest of the months in 2019.

HURRAY! The museum was listed as the best place to go on First Friday and appeared on the cover of Sneak Preview. And that's not all - Second Friday Poetry Sharing was featured in a story by Steve Roe on the back page of Sneak Preview. We are very proud of all of the programs and events at the museum and we thank the community for such great support.

Visit soon!
Executive Director
A Letter from the President
Happy Labor Day!

It’s hard to believe that it’s time for the kids to head back to school. It is a really exciting time at the Museum, we have been busy planning for this next year.
Laura Acosta is the new chairperson for the Membership Committee. Members are so important to the Museum. By being a member, you are supporting not only the Museum, but you are also supporting our community by making sure that Art is always available to everyone who enters our door. Laura is working on new benefits for the Museum Membership and we would like to see the number of members grow. If you have any ideas or would like to help out with the membership committee, please let her know. Laura is going to be fabulous in this new position.

We are also busy planning our fund raising events for this next year; Black, White, and the Blues (which may be renamed “The Gala”), Dancing with the Grants Pass Stars, and Art in the Garden. We always need lots of volunteers for these events and would love to have your help.

I attended a meeting held at the White City Veterans Domiciliary this last week.It was a Community Arts Forum and they are looking to build partnerships in the community to offer Arts and Humanities to local veterans. It was a great meeting and we will continue to work with them so that the Museum can offer programs for local veterans.

At each Monthly Board Meeting we do some brainstorming on a specific topic.
September’s topic is Fund Development. We always need money. If you have any thoughts, suggestions or would like to help out in this area, please contact me. All ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Thank you for being a valuable member of the Museum.

Take Care - Pam Geye
Pam's garden yields delicious apples!
Pam's pollinator garden is inviting!
September Exhibits
Through September 30
Rich Bergeman's "The Land Remembers" exhibit is a series of infrared black and white photographs depicting the current landscape where the Rogue River Wars took place in the 1800s.
Artist Talk September 7
Rich Bergeman will be at the museum for First Friday on September 6. He will also be giving a talk about his exhibit on Saturday, September 7 at 1:30pm
The talk is free and all are welcome.
Starting September 25
Corey Kahn
A painting series exploring life and death complexities"
From September 25 through November 15
Adult Class Schedule
Classes fill up fast. Click the pictures to go to our website and reserve your space or call 541-479-3290!
(Members receive a $5 discount for adult classes)
2019 Music at the Museum Schedule
We have scheduled one musician a month at the museum from March through October. These are independent musicians from around the world. Our July and August musicians played to a full house - we had to turn people away. Buy your tickets early so you won't miss out. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.
Rupert Wates averages 120  live shows  per year, for audiences totaling around 3,500 annually, in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. Everyone who hears him responds to his brand of acoustic, melodic art/folk: haunting songs that ring true.

He has released  nine full-length CDs . Each has received outstandingly good reviews, and has been played regularly by radio stations in the USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Israel and Australia.   CLICK HERE for his website.
Second Friday Poetry Sharing
Free to the public. Read poetry and/or listen to others.
Founded and managed by board member Cal Kenney,
Second Friday Poetry Sharing is in its ninth year!
Important Dates to Remember
Membership Exhibition: November 22 through December 19
Black, White, and the Blues (The Gala): February 22, 2020
Dancing with the Grants Pass Stars: May 16, 2020
Art in the Garden: June 13 and 14th
Check out the museum's Facebook page
Like and share the page. So far we have over 1200 followers.
Let's get the number up to 5,000! Click the picture above to check it out.
Don't forget to "like" the page!
A great place to find treasures!
Featured Artist: David Quill
David Quill is a skilled drum maker and artist who will be the featured artist at Gallery One in September. He studied and perfected his skill under the guidance of master drum maker Emmeth Young from Belize. The traditional craftsman skills came with the lessons of Three Spirits United: The Tree, The Animal Hide and The Drum Maker.  David is an active member in the community, hosting a drum circle most Saturdays at the Merging Rivers Zen Center, located at the corner of 4th and J Streets in Grants Pass. 
Gallery One is a great place to find art of all kinds from cards to jewelry to sculpture to paintings to baskets and more. Stop by and enjoy!
The gallery has the best cards ever. They are all done by local artists.
There is always an artist "on duty" to help you. You can take a virtual tour of Gallery One by CLICKING HERE.
Celebrating the Museum's 40th Anniversary
How time flies. Many of you were around when the museum first opened on 6th Street in its original location. Many more of you were here when the Museum moved to Riverside Park. And now, all of you can experience the wonderful Grants Pass Museum of Art on G Street.

We are so appreciative of all who have helped make the museum what it is today.
The museum does not receive government funding (other than grants from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition). So keeping the doors open depends on grants, donations, memberships, and rent from the street level businesses (Closet Catalyst and Gallery One). You can do one time donations and you can also do monthly donations. It's easy - and we appreciate you very much!
You can also call us at 541-479-3290 or send mail to us at
Grants Pass Museum of Art, P.O. Box 966, Grants Pass, OR 97528
Do you shop on Amazon? 
Did you know that if you go to a special link called Amazon Smile you can choose a nonprofit to benefit from your purchase. Each nonprofit has a unique link. Here's the portal you can use for the museum. Every little bit helps! CLICK HERE or the picture to shop and benefit the museum.The best part is that it doesn't cost you any extra!