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“IRVAC supports Southern Oregon Guild”

Our sister organization - SOG is having a show!

“Opposites” Show Opens August 22
With Art Lounge at the Guild Gallery in Kerby
            The Southern Oregon Guild opens a new show. “Opposites”, with an Art Lounge, Saturday, August 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center on the RCC Kerby Campus in Kerby.
            Highlighting the opening of the new show, collage artist, Kathi Culver, and award-winning sculptor, Jose Antonio Curtis, will talk about their inspiration and their creative process, illustrating their presentations with the representative collections of their work on display.
            Viewers will be entranced by the level of complexity, beauty, and drama that Culver achieves in the collage medium. Her pieces range from playful to almost macabre.
            Curtis’s sculpture, “Raven, the Trickster”, took first place in sculpture at both the Southern Oregon Art Show now at the Firehouse Gallery in Grants Pass and the Pacifica Sculpture show this Spring. Those who have seen “Raven” will enjoy seeing a larger collection of Curtis’s work and learning about his process.
            Guild artists’ interpretations of the theme, “Opposites”, are intriguing and fun to explore.
            Admission is $5 for which visitors receive a ticket for the evening’s door prize drawing. Tickets not drawn that evening go into the December drawing for the 2015 Grand Prize, Shahoma McAlister’s beautiful alpaca rug, which is on display at the Guild.
            Art Lounge attendees will also enjoy the Guild’s hors d’oeuvres buffet, wine tasting, and music by Guppy.The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans is an Oregon nonprofit with 5013c status with the IRS. Guild Gallery & Art Center hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Phone is 541-659-3858  Website is http://www.southernoregonguild.org

Learning Through  Art

Learning Through Art (LTA), (IRVAC) Illinois River Valley Arts Council's most cherished program, is committed to bringing art and cultural experiences to the youth of the Illinois Valley.




is a non-profit organization in Southern Oregon's Illinois River Valley which supports Artists, Schools, Residents and Tourism  through a spectrum of programs which foster Artistic Expression and Creativity.


Art Events

Illinois River Valley Arts Council sponsors art events throughout the year including: Art Walk, Harvest Moon Hoedown, Artisan Faire. To name but a few.



Art Events Throughout the Year

Illinois River Valley Arts Council sponsors art events throughout the year including:
Mardi Gras Cruise - 5 – 9 pm, Feb. 14
Selma Community & Education Center
18255 Redwood Hwy., Selma
                                                                                  “Cavetown” – 7 pm, May 16 & 7 pm, May 17,            

Lorna Byrne Middle School  (LBMS)                              

101 S. Junction Ave., Cave Junction 

“The Valley Dances” – 7 pm, May 23 & 7 pm, May 24
Lorna Byrne Middle School                                          

101 S. Junction Ave., Cave Junction
Second Friday ArtWalk - June 12, July 10, Aug 14,     5-8 pm, Downtown Cave Junction. 

Harvest Moon Hoedown - 5–9 pm, October 24
Selma Community & Education Center
18255 Redwood Hwy., Selma
Artisans’ Holiday Faire - December 11 & 12,               location TBA


For more events check out the

events calendar


Illinois River Valley Arts Council

Our Mission

To Enrich the Lives of the Residents of the Illinois River Valley by Fostering Creativity, and Providing Art Education and Art Experiences.

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