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Rogue Gallery, Art du Jour showcase regional artists

Artists Sheri Dinardi, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield and David Terry create luminous works in the time-honored tradition of oil painting. Their paintings of people, structures and landscapes beautifully capture a moment in time and the essence of the subject.

Their group exhibit, “Capturing Beauty,” will be displayed through Feb. 22 at Rogue Gallery & Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford.

The artists paint in the traditional style of oil medium, creating figurative oil paintings that require talent, training, skill and perseverance. The process requires many hours of work due to the slow drying time and the paint properties required in layering colors.

The paintings in this exhibit reflect the expertise of these three artists. They are rich in luminous colors and are of profound beauty. While many of the works are reminiscent of great paintings from the past, each of these artists has developed their own artistic style.

Jacksonville artist Dinardi studied with Frank Covino where she honed her skills in master oil-painting techniques. She also trained with Dan Gerhartz, Michael Malm and JoAnn Peralta. Her work has been displayed nationally, and she’s won many awards for her paintings.

Gienger-Stanfield lives in Phoenix and has painted for more than 20 years. She teaches figurative sessions and private lessons, having taught workshops nationwide. She holds signature status with the American Impressionist Society, Pastel Society of America, Northwest Pastel Society and master signature status with Women Artists of the West.

Terry is originally from Temple, Texas, and now lives in Jacksonville. He is a member of the Salmagundi Club of New York, the Portrait Society of America and the Oil Painters of America. He’s won awards in two international contests sponsored by the Portrait Society of America. His work hangs in many public and private collections.

A reception for the artists will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Rogue Gallery. Look for refreshments from Harry & David. See roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118 for information.

Photographer Linda Meerten will be featured through January at Art du Jour Gallery.

Meerton strives to show the love of beauty she feels for the Southern Oregon countryside in her photographs. An opportunistic photographer, she stops along roadsides to capture what she sees with her camera. Also a sculptor and oil painter, Meerten studied art and art history in Europe.

Born in the Netherlands, Meerten became an American citizen in 2013 at a ceremony held at Crater Lake National Park, part of an event held across the country. Here in Oregon, she hikes the many trails, fishes the Rogue River and spends time with her family.

In Art du Jour’s Salon, Bruce Barnes’ “en plein air,” or in the open air, pieces will be displayed through January.

Barnes has traveled and painted in Oregon, California, Canada and across Europe. His sketchbook, paints and brushes are always in his pack.

He moved to the Rogue Valley in 2002 and quickly blended into the Rogue Valley art scene. He paints with The Artists’ Workshop in Jacksonville, Ashland’s Urban Sketchers and Shared Interest Groups of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Barnes is influenced by painters James Fletcher Watson, David Howell and Virgil Harton ... all Englishmen.

A past member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Barnes’ work was featured in Ashland Magazine. Dozens of his paintings hang in homes and businesses around the country, with a few in Europe.

He teaches “en plein air” painting for OLLI at Southern Oregon University, and he’s been featured in many one-man shows at Rogue Valley galleries and wineries.

A reception will be held for the artists from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main St., Medford. See artdujourgallery.com or call 541-770-3190 for information.

"Last of Summer," 18 by 24 oil on linen by David W. Terry, at Rogue Gallery & Art Center.