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Jordan Marie McCaw

Jordan Marie McCaw

Since graduating from Eastern Nazarene College in the Boston area with a B.A. in Journalism and Writing, Jordan Martinez has been writing and copy editing for a few different publications, including the Rogue Valley Messenger. She loved living on the other side of the country for three brief years, but Southern Oregon is truly where she belongs. She also writes for, Showcase Magazine, and is the Copy Editor for Southern Oregon Magazine and Las Vegas Golf & Leisure Magazine. When she isn't writing articles, she's either working on her next book, reading, drawing, watching “There Will Be Blood,” or pulling shots at GoodBean in Jacksonville. You can check out her artwork at, where she's been featured and loves using the site as a creative outlet:

In a warehouse-sized building spectators laugh and cheer as a basketball soars through the air and hits the backboard. Instead of hearing sneakers squeak on the court, the audience hears a donkey trotting for the rebound. Yes, the fifth annual Donkey Basketball at the Medford Armory will be held on

In this arrangement, peach roses, pink tulips, eucalyptus, and fern fronds aren’t painted on a canvas but put into a beautiful glass vase. Heaven Scent Flowers & Gifts in Eagle Point has been an expert in the art of flower arrangements since 1975. Cathy Wallace has been the owner for

Pamela Haunschild’s nature paintings aren’t realistic interpretations of mountains, animals, or forests. A flock of birds is flying over a canyon, but the canyon is bleeding oranges and blues. There also is an enormous blue, yellow, and pink moon resting on the ocean’s surface, reflecting the bright colors while geese

Remodeling or rebuilding isn’t only for updating the old; it’s also to expand on something already established. Southern Oregon University’s construction of a new theatre building will not only update and expand space, but it will also allow more students to enroll in the program. Director of the Oregon Center

  From soup cans displayed in four different color types to throwing paint on a canvas, to bicycle wheels hung in a gallery, abstract art takes a countless number of forms and mediums, often tackling everyday life with seemingly simple clear, bold images. Karen Staal’s current exhibit at Rogue Gallery

Truth and art often always gone hand-in-hand, or in this case hand in glove. Four exhibits at Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University will open Thursday, January 18 with an opening reception at 5 pm. The exhibits will run through March 17. Each one will feature artists dedicated

Crater Lake National Park: A given for a breathtaking snowshoeing experience. But even if you’ve already done it, snowshoeing in one of the most beautiful places in the world should be a yearly activity. Not only are the views gorgeous, snowshoeing at the park is free and guided by a

Welcoming and multifarious, Artist Dreams in Ashland is already working on big projects with big artists. They had a soft holiday opening in December where the public came to enjoy d’oeuvres and champagne surrounded by art from locals in the Rogue Valley and throughout the world. The gallery is planning

Finally! Winter is here. Time to enjoy the scenery of the winter wonderland through cross country skiing. Check out these spots for the best trails our area has to offer. Lollipop Loops: Over seven miles of well-maintained trails just east of Medford are perfect for cross country skiers of any

In a Monet-esque painting, a deer frolics through a green-infested landscape. Local painter Phillipo LoGrande brings the deer’s story to life page by page, making it a colorful story any child would love to read. Visiting 38 states and 11 countries as a traveling artist brings about all kinds of