May 18th - June 6th 2023
Art Show Hangs On May 9th - 18th
Judging takes place on May 18th
Artist Reception and Awards are May 22nd at 7pm in the Commons
Although born in the L.A. area, Colin Turner grew up in the Mother Lode region east of Sacramento. After studying art at the University of California at Davis, he spent twenty-five years in the printing industry making books. It inspired a few literary experiments w/ illustrations of his own.
Max Malcomb is an Artist and Teacher from Southern Oregon. He Graduated from SOU with a Bachelor of fine Arts. He teaches Art at Ashland High School and loves to draw and paint. His favorite artist is Banksy and his favorite thing to do with students is mural painting.
Jose Rivera is a 2009 Phoenix High School graduate who was raised in the Jackson County area and is a Ziemer art scholarship recipient. He is a 2014 art major at Southern Oregon University with Painting and drawing/Sculpture studio concentration with a minor in Art History. Art has been his main priority throughout his life that has helped him move through life and gain different experiences and opportunities. Jose has had numerous opportunities around the rogue valley working with different art practices for companies like Oregon Shakespeare festival scenic painting, Basement Ink screen printing, LIFE Art suicide prevention program mentor, Revista Caminos lead graphic designer, Academia Latina art instructor, Utah Shakespeare festivals as a scenic painter, the coordinator for sou student publicity center and murals across the rogue valley. Jose identifies himself as two different types of artists meshed into one because of his background in graffiti art and in fine art. His work consists of openness in exploration with different mediums and subject matters with intentions of developing a unique combination within them that can relate and reach out to a different variety of people. In the future he hopes to continue exploring different art career opportunities and one day receive a Masters of Art in teaching to be able to work with middle school/high school youth from around the area.
Nicole has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and a minor in Art from Southern Oregon University (SOU). Her main focus at SOU was oil painting, with the subject matter being people. Today, Nicole enjoys working on interior design, landscaping, and helping her husband design furniture.
Greetings! My name is Katie and I am a graduate from PHS and SOU with a BS in Art :) My work tends to be all over the place, as I don't have a particular idea or subject I like to focus on. I tend to create whatever randomly comes to mind, relieves the stresses of working retail whilst living in a pandemic, and whatever makes me happy. You can find me on insta: @ktv_art97
Sussan Solis Uribe graduated from PHS in 2021. She is currently a college freshman at RCC to get her degree in Small Business Management. Sussan specializes in realistic animal portraits. She prefers to use mixed mediums to get a realistic portrait.
Whitney Rolfe is a graduate from Southern Oregon University, and has always been an Oregonian. She has always had an affinity for both the dark and the bright, having been referred to as a “dark rainbow” for both her personal style as well as her abstract art. Bright and whimsical paintings are juxtaposed with her small intricate black and white drawings, and at times brings all these elements together. Whitney is a community-oriented person that loves to give back and inspire. She volunteers for the Ashland Gallery Association board as the Artist Liaison and coordinates a Portfolio Day event for the Ashland High School as well as coordinates the March Student Exhibition throughout Ashland. Speaking to and working with students and inspiring them to continue on their artistic journeys is one of the things she enjoys most. Deep inside each person is a creative soul waiting to speak up, and she aspires to help them find that voice.
Jorge piñon is a 2015 Phoenix High School graduate who grew up in Talent Oregon. His passion for art has always pushed him to try and experience new things. Piñon was a Ziemer Art Scholarship recipient when attending Rogue community college. After community college, Jorge worked as a full-time screen printer for a local business(Buffaloe Graphics). He became experienced in the industry of T-shirt printing. Now he has changed career paths and is currently focusing on the barber program at Northwest College School of beauty. He plans to develop his career in a barber studio and be part of the community by providing quality services. He plans to take part in barber conventions and learn from some of the best barbers in the country.
Artist/Judge: Max Malcomb
Artist/Judge: Sussan Solis
We thank Rachel Ciddio and Craft Warehouse for their generous donations of new and used frames! All frames in this show were donated! We could not have done it without you :-)
We also thank the custodial crew for their very helpful participation with our various preparation needs!
We thank PHS Horticulture class for growing the beautiful flower baskets for our judges this year.
Finally yet importantly, our wonderful volunteer judges! Thank you for taking the time to judge our show this year!
ART I / IB
*Competing 15pts extra credit
Competing (15 pts extra credit):
*Competing 20 pts extra credit
Competing (20pts extra credit):
Competing Required - graded
ART 4 / AP
Competing Required - graded
Students in AP art can display more work than what is required for their class. But they compete with their designated class and must clearly label which 6 works are competing and which are on display.
How I wrote my artist statement in an hour.... by Whitney Rolfe
For many artists, writing an artist statement is not easy, especially when you haven't been writing them already for years. When coming up with my first post-graduate artist statement, I scoured the web looking for an easy and simple guideline on writing a good artist statement. Many of them had pages of information on all the "Do's and Don'ts" of writing them, and generally just an overload of information. I wanted a simple and straightforward approach that would give me some real content for my artist statement. Questions, I wanted just some simple direct questions and an outline to guide me to the right things to say about my art so I could explain it to anyone.
I found the basis of my artist statement by asking myself a few questions based on my art and the processes behind it. The questions allowed me to directly focus on the important aspects of what motivates and drives me to make my art. And to figure out what I think about my art, before I start to worry over what other people might think about it. All of this put together, along with my half-way decent writing skills, allowed me to write a professional artist statement in about an hour (with a little extra time to let it sink in and go over it again).
The information below is summarized into a one page downloadable file at the end of this post!
Ask yourself these questions about your current works, and write down the answers (in one or more sentences):
· Why do I like to make art?
· What makes my art special to me?
· Who or what inspires me? Why?
· What materials/techniques/processes do I use? Why?
· How is my work different from others?
· What does my art look/feel like to me? What does it say or do?
· What limitations/rules do I give myself? Why?
· What did I learn from making this art?
The content within these answers will help you to start to fill in the details of your artist statement.
Your artist statement needs to be at least three paragraphs and no longer than a page. Make sure to speak in the present tense (“I am” not “I was”). Also make sure to speak from the first person (“I, me, my”) perspective. Your artist statement should include words and terms that everyone can understand, and should be a true representation of you and your artwork. Be nice to yourself and your art, save the critiquing for the critics!
The general outline of a simple artist statement can look as follows:
1) General Information
a) Why you do what you do
b) What you want your work to say or do
c) Rules and limitations you give yourself, or why you don’t
d) Influences and themes within your works
2) Specific Information
a) How you make your art: processes/methods/techniques
b) What your art looks likes: colors/themes/marks
c) What makes your art different from others
d) How you make decisions through the process of creating your art
3) Summary Information
a) How this work grew out of prior work or experiences
b) Why this art is special to you
c) Obstacles and lessons learned through making this art
d) Reflections on this work
4) Biographical Information (OPTIONAL)
a) Age, Region, Early influence/start
c) Other personal tidbits or awards (but save most of it for your Artist Resume!)
Start filling in the information you have from your answers above, and extrapolate from there. You should have a concise and accurate artist statement in no time at all! Read it through out loud, to a friend, make sure it sounds like you, and explains your art to anyone. Good writing and happy creating!
CLICK HERE TO READ AN ARTIST STATEMENT I WROTE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR USING THIS GUIDELINE
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Here are a couple of other short and simple things I found on writing an artist statement:
I am a creator, compelled to make things with my hands to add beauty to the world around me.
My name is Whitney Rolfe and I am the creator behind DarcRainbow Creations, an active art entity in the Southern Oregon community, with international appeal.