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Spring Into Art - 2014

Members of the Oxford Artists' Guild will be exhibiting and selling original, unique art work on the lawn of the Courthouse, Saturday, April 5th from 9 until 4. 24 members will be on hand including Mark Barnes with his famous kudzu baskets and Red Byrd's wooden toys, pottery by Jennifer Pace and Hanne Gaycken, jewelry by Debi Jenkins and Anne Thompson, Cecil Bower's woodwork, and artwork of various media by Cindy Aune, Debbie Myers, Janet Barnes, June Pryor, Tiffeny Owens, Linda Peters, Pam Locke, Marilyn Inman, Frank Estrada, Fredean Langford, Caren Watts, Tammy Cook, Susan Rose, Steven Hopper, Lori Blaylock, and Carol Smith.

The Guyer McLeod band will be performing live from 12-3.

In case of inclement weather, the show will be held on Sunday from 10-5.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bozart Exhibition featuring Cindy Aune

New Work by Paula Temple and Cindy Aune  

Artists’ Reception:  Friday, February 21, 6 – 9 pm
Bozarts Gallery presents two accomplished artists in a new show featuring work that is both abstract and figurative.  Cindy Aune’s new acrylic figurative work is expressive of the emotional states of her subjects.  Many of her canvases are fresh renderings of the human figure on canvases that are layered with paint and texture. Her portraits often radiate an emotional complexity that draws the viewer in. 
The rich colors and loose fluid style of Cindy Aune’s paintings resonate beautifully with Paula Temple’s fresh watercolors.  Temple’s exuberant abstract paintings were inspired by an Artist’s Residency in France last summer.  The expressive and colorful water imagery was drawn from her stay at the river town Marney-sur-Seine where she painted every day by the side of the Seine. Many of her paintings feature startling new techniques for creating her unique style including melting ice cubes on watercolor paper.  All of her paintings leave the representational mode of painting in search for the deep and expressive soul of the river.    
Paula Temple has been painting and teaching art for more than three decades at the University of Mississippi, and her stunning work in this exhibition represents the culmination of her painting career. 

Also on view:  The Oxford landscapes of Michael T. Maxwell and new work by the 15 members of the Bozarts Alliance.

The show up at Bozarts Gallery until March 28, 2014.
Hours: Thursday and Friday: noon - 5 pm, Saturday 10 - 4:00 pm and by appointment: 662-473-2484

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Youth Art Exhibition

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Oxford Artists' Guild announces the 3rd Annual Student Exhibition and contest.  This art event is open to Lafayette County youth ages preschool to High School Seniors.  Art works will be on exhibit for the general public at the Powerhouse from March 1 to March 30.

Entries are limited to one per student. All works must be framed and ready to hang with a sturdy wire or metal bracket.  Art work on Studio and Gallery style canvass may be unframed but these works must also have a wire attached for hanging. Sculpture and pottery that can freely stand on a shelf may also be submitted.  Please attach two cards to the back of the work with the artist and parent contact information, media of work, and price if for sale.  Works not meeting the above rules will not be able to participate in the show.

Drop off for all works will be at the Powerhouse on Febrary 28th, from 9am to 5pm.  

A reception to honor the artists will be held at the Powerhouse on Tuesday, March 25th from 6pm to 8pm and will be open to the general public. Prizes will be awarded. 

Contact the Powerhouse for Entry Forms and Rules at yacoperations@ gmail.com or call 662-236-6429.  Information is also available online at oxfordarts.com or oxfordartistguild.com.  For additional questions contact Andi Bedsworth at 662-380-1940.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Christmas Open House

Saturday from 9 to 3, Jennifer Pace's Pottery Studio and Boarding House will have a Christmas open house.

Location:  1302 N. Main Street, Water, Valley.   

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Biggest, Baddest Art Show

The Oxford Artists' Guild presents its annual Biggest, Baddest, Art Show currently exhibiting now through December 14th at the Powerhouse.  The show may be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 - 5.  Over 40 local artists with more than 70 unique, original works varying from pottery, basketry, iron, fabric, wood, and paintings of all media are on display and for sale.  A meet and greet the artists' reception will be held on Tuesday, November 12th from 6 - 8 featuring live music by Bill Perry.  On hand for the reception, will be several of the guild's artisans with original hand-crafted jewelry.

Support the Arts Council

YAC is one of our communities biggest art supporters.  They are relentless in creating opportunities for us a guild, as individual artists, and for the community of art in general.

Upcoming is the ornament auction.  Please make and contribute an ornament to them.  With the donation of an ornament, you will receive a one year YAC membership and two tickets to the ornament auction which will be held on Thursday, December 12.  The auction is a lot of fun!

Some ornaments will be featured in the Invitation.  To be in this, your ornament must be turned in on/by November 11.  It is advisable to wrap your ornament and put it in a container (especially if it is fragile).  The final deadline is December 5.  You may drop off your ornament at the Power House between 9 and 5, Monday through Friday.

Also, there is a contest in which YAC could win a "Van-go" - literally an art van.  This will not cost any money and you don't have to donate.  You just have to vote.

There is a specific day in which you vote.  If you vote on the wrong day, you vote for someone else.  Please ask everyone you know to vote.  They win, we all win.

Here is some specific information:

On November 15th, the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council needs your vote on 100CarsforGood.com sponsored by Toyota.  On Friday November 15th the YAC will try to collect the most votes in order to win a dedicated mobile arts education vehicle that will allow us to take arts education programs and classes into the communities and neighborhoods who need them the most.  The organization with the most votes everyday wins a 2014 Toyota vehicle of our choice- in our case a "Van-Go".  

Help us build this program by voting on the website  100CarsForGood.com .  You can go to this site and set a reminder for you to vote for the YAC on the 15th.  You can also SHARE our message from this page and invite your friends to vote as well.  

If you have any questions about 100CarsForGood, our program, or our outreach classes please feel free to email YAC or call Stacy at  662-236-6429.  

Here is a brief video explaining why the arts are important and how this van will help us do more:

https://docs.google.com/file/ d/ 0B016MooX67tzSU1sSHA5bWdOelU/ edit?usp=sharing

Please help YAC!!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Congratulations, Lucas!!

Lucas Yates one of our youth members.  He has just returned from an opening reception which was held on October 5th in California.  His work sold in the first 15 minutes!!  Way to go Lucas!!

Hidden Truths, the Mind Unraveled

at the Susan Nelson Art Gallery in Newport Beach, CA

The Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled is presented by Hidden Truths Project in collaboration with the Epilepsy Therapy Project, as an annual fundraiser. The two-day celebration of the arts is designed to showcase the artwork of artists with epilepsy. The inaugural event included reproductions of artwork from Dr. Steven Schachter's portfolio of artists living with epilepsy. The event was a huge success, allowing donations of over $10,000 to Epilepsy Therapy Project's work in translational research. It was instrumental in creating an awareness of the incidence and prevalence of this hidden disability, affecting so many individuals in our society. Barriers were broken down, preconceived biases diminished, gaining a wider acceptance and support of this condition. The art show maintains the spirit of celebration in support of the amazing group of artists living with epilepsy. Art providing the educational tool, enhancing societal awareness of this condition. Art speaks a universal language to allow a dialog between the artist and the observer revealing the hidden truths about epilepsy.