WOODBLOCK PRINTS by WALT PADGETT
September 27 through November 11

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Walt Padgett pursued fine arts studies at Florida State University, earning Bachelors, and Masters, of Fine Arts degrees in the field of sculpture. In 1971 he was hired into the opening faculty of a new institution in Southern Oregon, Rogue Community College, for which he was the Art Department Chairman for twelve years, and taught fine art for over thirty years, assisting in the development of the Art Department as it grew in both Josephine and Jackson Counties.  
 
In 1983/’84 he took a sabbatical-based leave of absence, to pursue studies in Japanese woodblock printmaking, including training, and travel in Japan. To this day, Mr. Padgett continues to produce prints inspired by this travel, augmented by further research and travel in Japan.
 
In September of 2008, he was awarded the Takanabe Town Mayor’s Prize for a woodblock print exhibited at the Takanabe Museum (Kyushu, Japan); the piece was part of a traveling exhibition of prints from the prestigious Kyoto International Woodprint Association’s permanent collection of prints from around the world.  Museums, universities and colleges, institutions, corporations, and private collectors, have acquired Mr. Padgett’s work. As an artist, he is becoming widely recognized for his quality of vision, and versatility in both style and skill.

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CURRENT EXHIBIT

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April 7 through April 26
Best of the Best

Jackson and Josephine County High School Student Art
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Best of the Best is an exhibit the museum hosts every three years. It is an exhibit that is enjoyed by all. Seeing what our young people can create is an inspiration and a joy.
This year, 13 high schools from Josephine and Jackson County participated. Teachers brought 132 wonderful pieces of art for the exhibit. There is everything from ceramics to digital, collage to oil paintings.
Special care was taken to ensure the integrity of the art. This program is orchestrated by the Pre-College Program and Dual Credit department at Southern Oregon University. It started four decades ago.

Participating schools include:Armadillo Technical Institute, St. Mary's School, Crater Renaissance Academy, Rogue River, Eagle Point, North Medford, South Medford, and Phoenix High Schools from Jackson County.
In addition, from Josephine County are Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, North Valley, and Illinois Valley High Schools.

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2020 Membership Exhibit Sample

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July 28 - Sept 23

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2020 Exhibition of Southern Oregon High School Students' Art

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May 31st - July 22nd

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Mar 3 - Mar 27

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