'Raven Totem,' a thrown vessel with hand-modeled corn legs and a sculpted raven motif by Nancy Y. Adams.

Art in the Applegate

Each year, regional artists are invited to join forces for a show at Valley View Winery in support of the community's nonprofit newspaper, the Applegater. The Applegate Valley community newspaper and its companion Web site, applegater.org, provide a free communication platform for raising awareness about the region's ecology and the history of the Applegate Valley, as well as community news and opinions.

The Art in the Applegate benefit show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1, at Valley View Winery, 1000 Upper Applegate Road, Jacksonville.

Ceramic teapots and vessels by Nancy Y. Adams are a regular feature at the annual show. Adams' work celebrates the natural environment in Southern Oregon, and each of her pieces is wheel-thrown, hand-modeled and carved.

There also will be country landscapes in pastel by Carol Taylor and handmade jewelry from Hound's Reach Studio, along with salt-fired teapots and vessels by Ginger Steele of Cornelius and ritualistic ceramic masks by Peggy Bjerkan of St. Helena, Calif.

J.D. Rogers, editor of the Applegater, will be on hand to sign copies of his new book, "Ramblin' Rants and Doggie Tales." Gourmet chocolate from Shady Cove Candies will be available at the show, and Valley View will donate part of every tasting fee to the Applegater. Art pieces donated by the artists will be raffled and proceeds will benefit the cause.

Call 846-1777 or 899-8468.

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