Southern Oregon Visual Artists - Mixed Media

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Nancy Bardos


  • www.nancybardos.com
  • Phone: 541.292.4403
  • Jacksonville
I have been toting a camera ever since I took a cross-country road trip in 1971.  Just a few years ago, however, I gave up my Big Girl camera for an iPhone and iPad....and then started to carry a sketchbook, too.  It is a thrill to play with them all in today's dazzling, digital darkroom.....possibilities abound!  I offer works printed on fine art paper as well as metal.
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Dawn Barnett

  • www.dabarstudio.com
  • Sculptural Wall Art
  • Phone: 541.899.1327
Art is the universal communicator. Not only the Deaf are challenged to communicate exactly what we mean. The deaf sign for "I love You" is incorporated in most of my creations. Whimsical movement, vibrant colors and mystic overtones combine to create all the themes seen in my art. Far East, Asian, Egyptian, Zuni, Greek and Aztec cultural influences flow within my designs. A world traveler, I am always on the move. Please contact my cousin Shelly Staten with inquiries.
'Fire and Light' by abstract artist Patrick Beste. Click to visit Patrick's website

Patrick Beste


  • https://besteart.net
  • Phone: 541.552.0559
  • Ashland
Patrick Beste is an award winning abstract artist whose paintings reflect his impressions of the Northwest, particularly the Rogue Valley. He is an active member of several artist organizations: Ashland Gallery Association, Watercolor Society of Oregon, Poquoson Art League, Virginia, Peninsula Fine Art Institute in Newport News, Virginia, Southern Oregon Society of Artists, Ashland Art Center, ArtClectic and Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, OR.
'At the heart of my work is a fascination with artifacts, culture and color. I seek objects that transcend time and culture and work to translate their truths into a modern expression. Ideas come to me often like Muses in the night. I work with these inspirations through a variety of mixed media - paint, pastels, clay and sculptural surface treatments. When I discover an object or artifact, I see a vision for the whole painting. It is then I begin to unfold its story. Itís as if working with the artifacts causes a merging with peoples of a different time and space, connecting me to them through their objects. My use of color of is directly related to time. Time creates art and is one of the greatest artists. It takes me as its partner to uncover the beauty in the mundane and the holy.' Click to visit Cathy Dorris Studios website.

Cathy Dorris Studios


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  • www.cathydorris.com
  • Phone: 541.840.8421
  • 106 Talent Ave., Talent
At the heart of my work is a fascination with artifacts, culture and color. I seek objects that transcend time and culture and work to translate their truths into a modern expression through a variety of mixed media Ė paint, pastels, clay and sculptural surface treatments. My use of color of is directly related to time, which creates art and is one of the greatest artists, taking me as its partner to uncover the beauty in the mundane and the holy.
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Anna Elkins

  • art + word + spirit
  • Picasa Web Gallery
  • Phone: 541.778.0811
  • Jacksonville
A painter and poet, I play in the crossroads of art & spirit. My paintings are visual stanzas of a poem I will spend my life writing - with brush & pen. I've had the honor to create and exhibit art in the United States, Europe & Micronesia. "As with poetry, painting is either a battle or a dance. Given the choice between music & a sword, I choose music." It's a lovely dance. Anna teaches workshops in prophetic art and poetry; see her listing in the Teaching Artists directory.
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Alx Fox

  • Abstracts in Mixed Media
  • www.AlxFox.com
  • Phone: (541)450-7092
  • Ashland

Alx Fox is an experimental mixed media artist whose works are often noted for their unique style, elegance and technique. Her use of striking colors and strong 3 dimensional textures has resulted in an innovative style of abstract expressionism. She is also adept at creating commercial works and readily communicates the vision of her clientele.
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Joan Franklin

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  • Joan Franklin Art
  • Phone: 541.535.1206
  • Talent

I love looking deeply into a late afternoon landscape or still-life when forms resonate with light, contrast and abstraction. Painting, for me, is about bringing heightened awareness to what I see, feel and imagine.
Artist Elaine Frenett of Jacksonville, Oregon is an award winning watercolor artist whose subjects center around nature and landscapes. She frequently paints en plein air, and teaches visual art journaling. Pictured is Gnarled Silhouette, original watercolor painting by Jacksonville artist Elaine Frenett. Click to visit Elaine's website.

Elaine Frenett

This award-winning artist, trained in illustration, has been published nationally, had fine art added to museum collections, teaches private classes and leads women’s visual journal retreats. Ms. Frenett is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, The Plein Air Society of Southern Oregon, California Watercolor Association, and is a Watercolor West Juried Member.
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Wendy Gell

  • Fashion Jewelry Designer
  • Phone: 541.535.1954† 
  • Talent
Wendy Gell is best known for her sumptuous costume jewelry, particularly her "wristy" (a wide, bejewelled cuff bracelet), which has been worn by movie stars, supermodels and television personalities. Wendy and her jewelry have been featured on the Oprah Show and numerous fashion magazine covers. Wendy is also a painter and creates mixed media collage pieces encrusted with jewels and found objects, which she calls "Gelastic Art."
Artists Harriet Green and Martin Goldman of Backroads Studios in Ashland, Oregon are versatile creators in a variety of mediums, with subjects including animals and wildlife in a range of styles. Click to visit Backroads Studio's website

Backroads Studio

  • Harriet Greene & Martin Goldman
  • Working in many mediums & genres
  • Phone: 541.535.3116
  • 9647 Wagner Creek Road, Talent
Harriet Greene (marble sculptor, author, printmaker) & Martin Goldman (illustrator, photographer, filmmaker) make up this working studio located at 9647 Wagner Creek Road in Talent, Oregon. From Montreal/New York to Vermont, Jackson Hole, WY and Taos, NM, they bring their art to Talent: original hand-pulled prints, stone sculptures, illustrations, acrylics, photographs, posters, cartoons, books, cards.
I primarily work with acrylics in landscape and nature themes.  The beauty of Southern Oregon inspires my work, though I use abstraction and bright colors to convey emotion.   I am an award-winning artist with art in private collections nationwide.  I offer my work either in original form or as fine giclee prints.  I also teach painting and mixed media classes.

Pam Haunschild


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  • Pileated Studios
  • www.pamhaunschild.com
  • Phone: 541.941.1202
  • See my work at Ashland Art Center

I primarily work with acrylics in landscape and nature themes. The beauty of Southern Oregon inspires my work, though I use abstraction and bright colors to convey emotion. I am an award-winning artist with art in private collections nationwide. I offer my work either in original form or as fine giclee prints. I also teach painting and mixed media classes.
Under the wing of 'Lefty' Dimaggio, a carpenter friend of his father's, Curtis Keeler was given scrap wood, guidance and a few tools to build with as a youth. A thirty plus year career in carpentry evolved into a second career in designing and building cabinets and furniture pieces with the accent on primitives. He is a veteran trained as a Photographic Interpretor/Cartographer and served in Viet Nam. Curtis is widely recognized as a Master Carpenter/Craftsman and has worked on projects for Clint Eastwood, Paul Anka, Doris Day, the 'Doc' Ricketts family, and The Whaling House in Monterey. Lead Carpenter/Foreman Remodel of the Year of a 1910 Craftsman in Piedmont, California 2001, as an integral part of a team resulting in three Sunset Covers. Curtis currently paints daily.

Curtis Keeler

  • Phone: 541.621.0667
  • Jacksonville
Under the wing of "Lefty" Dimaggio, Curtis Keeler was given scrap wood, guidance and a few tools to build with as a youth. A 30+ year career in carpentry evolved into a second career designing and building cabinets and furniture pieces with the accent on primitives. He is a veteran trained as a Photographic Interpretor/Cartographer and served in Viet Nam. Widely recognized as a Master Carpenter/Craftsman, Curtis has worked on projects for Clint Eastwood, Paul Anka, Doris Day, the "Doc" Ricketts family, and The Whaling House in Monterey. Curtis currently paints daily.
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David Landry

  • Contemporary Abstract Painter
  • Phone: 541.890.2662
  • Medford

For me art/creativity is a natural expression of life, an endless unfolding of possibilities. What interests me is that which is not overtly expressed in the world around us. The subject matter of my painting is the subtle wordless realm of sensation, feeling, and intuition. This territory is often ethereal, quiet or soft and sometimes frontal, bold, direct or stormy.
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Jessica Lee

  • Mixed Media Artist
  • Talent

Jessica Lee's modern, empowering art has a relaxed, yet whimsical view that reflects her emotional and dream-filled personal story.Jessica Lee is an Ashland, Oregon based mixed media artist. Her collage paintings incorporate re-purposed and ecological materials delivering deep color, textures and layered assemblages. She finds inspiration in the nature of petals, branches, feathers, botanicals and the ocean.
We are a working artists studio located at 847 Pavilion Place in Ashland on the Mountain Meadows campus off of North Mountain Avenue. We both work a variety of mediums including mixed media, painting, sculpture, digital, fiber and book arts. Anyone can call for an appointment and we will be glad to open our studio for visitors unless otherwise occupied. Our studio also takes part in the annual Ashland Open Studio Tour which occurs the second weekend in October.

Richard & Rochelle Newman

  • www.numinousstudiowest.com
  • Phone: 541.708.5141
We are a working artists studio located at 847 Pavilion Place in Ashland on the Mountain Meadows campus off of North Mountain Avenue. We both work in a variety of mediums including mixed media, painting, sculpture, digital, fiber and book arts. Anyone can call for an appointment and we will be glad to open our studio for visitors unless otherwise occupied. Our studio also takes part in the annual Ashland Open Studio Tour during the second weekend in October.
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Karen O'Brien


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  • Urban Folk
  • Grants Pass

I am an art maker, pathfinder and storyteller. I use whatever materials inspire me to begin my journey. My style is a blend of Folk and Fantasy art, a fusion of what I see everyday, dream and imagine. My paintings evolve over many layers, using paint, marks and intuition to find the quiet, soulful figures I call my Urban Folk. I am on a journey, exploring the path of intuitive art, listening to the voice within to learn, create and share what I find.
Artist Pegi Smith of Ashland, Oregon is a self-taught artist whose innovative style incorporates many natural subjects, including animals and insects such as dragonflies, birds, horses and more, into beautiful abstract paintings which have become very popular throughout the West and are collected around the world. Visit Pegi's website to learn more, view her gallery and purchase online

Pegi Smith

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  • pegismith.com
  • Phone: 541.951.1650
  • Ashland, by appointment

A self-taught artist whose evocative style is accomplished with acrylics, inks, metallics and pigments. Pegi's paintings are in private collections in Switzerland, Australia and throughout the US, and were featured in the 2009 edition of "International Contemporary Masters." Her work is often available at many galleries and artisans' markets all along the West coast.
Artist Roxanne Evans Stout of Keno, Oregon works in encaustic and assemblage / collage using natural materials and found objects to create poignant scenes and memoirs. Her blog is thoughtful with a dreamy edge and well worth reading. Click to visit Roxanne Evans Stout's website for a great read and lots of beautiful pictures of her art

Roxanne Evans Stout


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  • River Garden Studio
  • Phone: 541.883.7686
  • Keno, Oregon
A mixed media artist, I am inspired by the natural history of the mountains and river lands in Southern Oregon. I love collage and book arts and have shown my art throughout the US and locally at Illahe Gallery in Ashland and Paschal Winery in Talent. I have been published in online collaborations and art zines, nationally in Cloth Paper Scissors, and I'm a featured artist in "The Pulse of Mixed Media" by Seth Apter. I also teach and design art workshops.
Visit Eve Margo Withrow's website to learn more and view her online art gallery!

Eve Margo Withrow

  • Mixed Water Media on Collage &
         Clay Sculpture
  • www.evemargowithrow.com
  • Phone: 541.772.6888
  • My work is represented by
  • Art And Soul Gallery, Ashland
Recently, I have been moved to explore the common ground between sculpture and painting. These pieces are made of paper and paper clay in combination with images from my paintings and mounted on wrapped canvas. I expect them to evolve and morph as I continue to explore this new dimension.
Artist Candy Wooding of Ashland, Oregon creates spirit vessels, art, calendars, greeting cards and more from paper. Click to visit Candy Wooding's website.

Candy Wooding

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  • Paper Artist
  • Studio 12 at Ashland Art Center
  • 357 E. Main Street, Ashland
Paper artist Candy Wooding creates memories and celebrates life through her calligraphy, bookbinding, paste papers and other media, on and with paper. Her Spirit Vessels can honor a life well lived, be a celebration of love or a look inward into the soul. Her art touches people at the heart level, the emotional part of their being. There is both a reverence for life and a joy in Candyís artistry.












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