Events

Support groups, Winter Term STiLE classes, Art Guild Meetings and the Art Fest, Second Friday Socials – all our gatherings –  are cancelled for now or postponed. We are taking registrations for our August 20-23 Camp in the hope the crisis will pass by August.. More info and updates here.

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Feb
5
Wed
Art Guild Monthly Meeting @ LILA Peer Support Club
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm

To Support Artist’s Creativity and Marketing

We are now scheduling a series of meetings Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm, to meet with artists and develop feedback to help us support their creativity and careers as artists. The meetings will continue monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at the LILA Peer Support Club at 10th and Oak, 990 Oak St, Eugene. Pizza will be provided!!!

February meeting is February 5th!

We are also planning our second Festival of Art for All event next spring. This event will feature paintings and photos, jewelry sales, music, and performance art, including performers from our STiLE  Improv class. Your input on this event will be valued.

Please feel free to contact Sherie Maddox at sheriealicemad@gmail.com or art@kindtree.org with questions, and be sure to visit our website for more information.

The KindTree Art Team

This project is made possible in part by a grant from Lane Arts Council with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services and Banner Bank and KindTree donors like you.

 

Mar
4
Wed
Art Guild Monthly Meeting @ LILA Peer Support Club
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm

To Support Artist’s Creativity and Marketing

We are now scheduling a series of meetings Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm, to meet with artists and develop feedback to help us support their creativity and careers as artists. The meetings will continue monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at the LILA Peer Support Club at 10th and Oak, 990 Oak St, Eugene. Pizza will be provided!!!

February meeting is February 5th!

We are also planning our second Festival of Art for All event next spring. This event will feature paintings and photos, jewelry sales, music, and performance art, including performers from our STiLE  Improv class. Your input on this event will be valued.

Please feel free to contact Sherie Maddox at sheriealicemad@gmail.com or art@kindtree.org with questions, and be sure to visit our website for more information.

The KindTree Art Team

This project is made possible in part by a grant from Lane Arts Council with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services and Banner Bank and KindTree donors like you.

 

Apr
1
Wed
Art Guild Monthly Meeting @ LILA Peer Support Club
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

To Support Artist’s Creativity and Marketing

We are now scheduling a series of meetings Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm, to meet with artists and develop feedback to help us support their creativity and careers as artists. The meetings will continue monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at the LILA Peer Support Club at 10th and Oak, 990 Oak St, Eugene. Pizza will be provided!!!

February meeting is February 5th!

We are also planning our second Festival of Art for All event next spring. This event will feature paintings and photos, jewelry sales, music, and performance art, including performers from our STiLE  Improv class. Your input on this event will be valued.

Please feel free to contact Sherie Maddox at sheriealicemad@gmail.com or art@kindtree.org with questions, and be sure to visit our website for more information.

The KindTree Art Team

This project is made possible in part by a grant from Lane Arts Council with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services and Banner Bank and KindTree donors like you.

 

Apr
10
Fri
Second Friday Social at Reality Kitchen @ Reality Kitchen
Apr 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Second Fridays, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Reality Kitchen
645 River Road, Suite 2
Eugene, Or 97404

This free activity is open to teens and adults with autism who want to hang out together to socialize and/or participate in a planned activity. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Registration not required. Just come on down!

For more information contact Sheila at SThomas@kindtree.org

Apr
13
Mon
Eugene Peer Support Group @ St Mary's Episcopal Church
Apr 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Most 2nd Mondays of the month from 4:30 to 6 pm at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1300 Pearl Street, (SW corner of 13th & Pearl). Check the weekly calendar for confirmation. No support groups or social skills activities in August.

Facilitated by Michael Omogrosso

A standing tradition in Eugene, this group is for high-functioning adults (18 to much older than that) on the Autism/Asperger’s spectrum. This is a safe place to share with others on the spectrum about things from living on your own to jobs to getting along with folks and so much more. Group members choose the topics, and there are from 12-20 participants each month. Michael is an experienced facilitator who is also a parent of an adult on the spectrum and an active member of the KindTree/Autism Rocks community.

Apr
17
Fri
Eugene A.V.O.I.C.E Advocacy Group @ LILA Peer Support Club
Apr 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Most 3rd Fridays of the month from 4:30 to 6 pm at LILA Peer Support Club, 990 Oak Street (NW corner of 10th and Oak, next to Crumbs Together, beneath the Overpark). Check weekly calendar to confirm. No support groups or social skills activities in August.

Discuss and learn effective ways to advocate for yourself and others.

Facilitated by David Olson. (541) 636-9179

May
2
Sat
Festival of Art for All – 2020 @ Whirled Pies Downtown
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event is CANCELLED until further notice.
Please do not drop off any art.
Check back later! Thank you.

 

Autism Rocks Festival of Art For All – 2020!

This event was a great success last year (see last year’s photos and video here) so we and our community partners are doing it again. 
“By breaking down these barriers and allowing all kinds of people to gather together, laugh together, and express themselves together, it forms a positive and accepting space where these differences no longer define us.” This is what KindTree – Autism Rocks is all about!!

This event will feature art by members of our Autism Rocks Artists Guild, and artists from Bridgeway House, Allies, 4J students and OSLP. We will be emptying our warehouse of art submitted over the last 10 years in a “Make a Reasonable Offer” bin – you pick the price!

If you are an artist who would like to participate,
look below the line for the Art Submission Process…

Our 2020 partners include Lane Arts Council, Oregon Supported Living Program, Allies LLC, Bridgeway House, and 4J Schools.

The Tentative Schedule:

1:00 – 4:45 Face Painting!
1:00 – 5:00 Art and Jewelry sale
1:00 Welcome! Intro to KindTree and our partners
1:15 Bridgeway House Skit
1:30 Improv with Allies LLC
2:15 the Raventones in Concert
3:10 “Thanks to You” awards presentation
3:30 STiLE Improv
3:45 Talent Show!!
4:45 Raffle Drawing

One of the Raffle items…

 


Dear Artists,

KindTree is now accepting submissions of artwork to be considered for the 2020 Festival of Art for All.

The submission deadline is April 3, 2020.
Submission Form is HERE.

The exhibit will take place on Saturday, May 2, at Whirled Pies, 199 West 8th Ave, Eugene, from 1:00-5:00pm.

This is an opportunity for artists on the autism spectrum to be recognized for their artwork, have fun, and even make money if the artwork sells. Visual arts make up an important part of the festival. There will also be live performance art occurring at the event.

A few rules:

Artists must be on the autism spectrum.

We accept creations in painting, drawing, photography, and other media.

Submitting artwork gives KindTree permission to market the artwork and its reprints for exhibitions, online and in other venues.

There is limited space for displaying art, and although volunteers will try to show every piece of work, some may not be shown. Artists will be notified if their work will be on display at the festival.

If an artist’s work is sold, the artist will be paid 90% of the sales price.

Framed pieces must be in attractive, durable frames with hanging wire on the back. Canvases without frames may sell more easily if there is hanging wire on the back.

Pieces that do not sell can remain in our collection for future exhibits, or will need to be picked up no later than May 9, 2020. Please call or email Sherie Maddox to arrange pick-up at 360-808-3303 or sheriealicemad@gmail.com.

May
4
Mon
Cottage Grove Peer Support Group @ Healing Matrix
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Most 1st Mondays of the month from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the Healing Matrix, (E. Main Street & S. 7th) in Cottage Grove. Check the weekly calendar to confirm. No support groups or social skills activities in August.

For young adults and older. Share your challenges and successes with others on the spectrum. Discuss life issues. Seek solutions together.

Facilitated by Linney Frank.

May
6
Wed
Art Guild Monthly Meeting @ LILA Peer Support Club
May 6 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm

To Support Artist’s Creativity and Marketing

We are now scheduling a series of meetings Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 pm, to meet with artists and develop feedback to help us support their creativity and careers as artists. The meetings will continue monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at the LILA Peer Support Club at 10th and Oak, 990 Oak St, Eugene. Pizza will be provided!!!

February meeting is February 5th!

We are also planning our second Festival of Art for All event next spring. This event will feature paintings and photos, jewelry sales, music, and performance art, including performers from our STiLE  Improv class. Your input on this event will be valued.

Please feel free to contact Sherie Maddox at sheriealicemad@gmail.com or art@kindtree.org with questions, and be sure to visit our website for more information.

The KindTree Art Team

This project is made possible in part by a grant from Lane Arts Council with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services and Banner Bank and KindTree donors like you.

 

May
8
Fri
Second Friday Social at Reality Kitchen @ Reality Kitchen
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Second Fridays, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Reality Kitchen
645 River Road, Suite 2
Eugene, Or 97404

This free activity is open to teens and adults with autism who want to hang out together to socialize and/or participate in a planned activity. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Registration not required. Just come on down!

For more information contact Sheila at SThomas@kindtree.org