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Ashland Gallery Association Featured Exhibits December 2014

Come out and celebrate Ashland’s visual arts scene during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, December 5th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free community event filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website (or from the link at the bottom of this post!). For more information about all of the exhibits visit:

Most exhibits run throughout the month of December!

AGA Spotlight Exhibits
December 2014

Winter Amaryllis, original painting on display at Art & Soul Gallery December 2014

Winter Amaryllis

Art and Soul

“Winter Celebration” Featuring Art & Soul Gallery artists

In celebrating the season, Artists of the Art & Soul Gallery have come together to show their many expressions and mediums in a 12” x 12” format.
Winter Celebration features diversified paintings by participating Artists: Betty Barss, Judy Bjorlie, Janet Bocast, Linda Boutacoff, Linda Curtis, Dana Feagin, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Marilyn Hurst, Chris Messer, Carla Palmese, Charlotte Peterson, Eve Withrow and Nancy Zufich.




Liquid Assets

David Gordon

Houses, original painting by David Gordon

Houses, original painting by David Gordon

New at Liquid Assets this month is painter and website designer David Gordon. His medium is simple; paint and canvas, his aesthetic; colorful and unconventional. David grew up in a highly creative household and spent his free time making art and exploring the forest behind his house.
Houses have become prevalent in his artwork since attending art school. As symbols of comfort and security, David plays with the juxtaposition of houses in many elemental backgrounds and many states of existence. His melting houses suggest a state of impermanence reflected in the subtle fluidity of nature. He contrasts these abstract images with bright, patient colors that evoke the power of the natural elements. His paintings have appeared in magazines, TV shows, and Newspapers and are collected worldwide.





Dale Muir, Ashland Art Center

Dale Muir, Ashland Art Center

Ashland Art Center

Assemblage by Dale Muir

Dale is known for her amazing assemblage pieces which give personality and expression to everyday found objects. Her pieces are part 3D collage and part sculpture. They celebrate the character of individual materials by bringing them together in a work of art that shows them in a new and beautiful light. Come see Dale’s fun and inspiring work in her studio upstairs.
Live music will be performed by Rainy & the Rattlesnakes, a lively family bluegrass band.
As always visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.


Rogue Woods

Oak Leaf, Rogue Woods

Oak Leaf Studio

Holiday Sale

Oak Leaf Studio now offers a major discount on all its original artworks in an effort to allow more people to own art. Included in this Holiday Sale are: pastel and watercolor landscapes and still life original art, signed and numbered framed prints, unframed individual prints, boxed note cards and single cards.


Download your copy of the Ashland First Friday ArtWalk map here!


News from Leah Mebane and Natural Earth Paints

Earth Paint - Leah Fanning Mebane

Earth Paint – Leah Fanning Mebane

Dear friends,

I have some super exciting news about my business, Natural Earth Paints! You probably remember 3 years ago when I started this business in my garage with just 2 natural paint kits. We’ve been slowly and steadily growing and have now filled 2 bedrooms, an outdoor workshop and our kitchen and have now created 15 products. We have lots of exciting things happening next year: our first trade shows, new international distributors wanting to take us on and six new eco-friendly art supplies in development! But we’ve reached a kind-of bottle-neck where we don’t have an inch of space left to grow in my home and also not enough income to rent a warehouse or hire employees or develop new products. 
It’s so hard to ask for help sometimes but I’m so excited about the upcoming possibilities for Natural Earth Paints that I’ve decided to take the plunge and reach out! I’ve just launched a fundraiser which will last for one month. Check it out and also check out our JUST released new video by Oneal Latimore here….

GIFTS FOR YOU… For every donation, you can choose from a large variety of gifts in return – everything from original oil paintings, Earth Paints products and private lessons.

If you’re not able to donate, please forward this link on to anyone who you think may want to help support a small, mama-owned, eco-conscious company. Share the love and have a beautiful Fall.
Sending lots of gratitude!
Leah Fanning Mebane
Owner of Natural Earth Paints

Contemporary Fine Artist

Holiday Art Reception and Sale at Rogue Community College

GRANTS PASS – The Rogue Community College Firehouse Gallery will host its annual holiday art sale November 26 to December 11.

This year’s collection includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, fabrics, cards and more from over 20 artists. A first Friday Art Night reception with refreshments and live music is scheduled Dec. 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Art Department’s Study Hall Gallery located in the back of the building will be open during the reception and will include a student ceramics sale.

The Gallery is located at the corner of Fourth and H Streets, in Historic City Hall, Grants Pass. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The Gallery will be open for a special Saturday shopping day from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

For more information contact Heather Green at 541-956-7241 or



Art a la Carte: November 11 art toolsArtsy Holiday cards

coming up on December 5th, 5-7pm.

Join us in the Studio and enjoy creating unique personalized cards for the holidays! This class is $30 for members and $40 for non-members, be sure to sign up!

Register HERE!

RGAC Logo for use on colored backgrounds 2Rogue Gallery & Art Center
40 South Bartlett Street, downtown Medford
10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Friday
11am – 3pm, Saturday

phone: 541-772-8118

Call to Artists from Rogue Gallery

rogue gallery and art center

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces a Call to Artists for the 2015 Rogue Valley Biennial Exhibition. Jurying drop-off date: Fri., February 13 (10:00 am-5:00 pm) & Sat., February 14 (11am-3pm); Exhibition dates: February 20 – April 10, 2015

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Stefan Baumann and the Grand View Artists at Art du Jour Gallery

Crater Lake, original oil painting by Stefan Baumann

Crater Lake, original oil painting by Stefan Baumann

Art du Jour Gallery will host nationally known artist Stefan Baumann and Medford’s talented group, The Grand View Artists, in a holiday art show from Tuesday, December 2, through Friday, January 30. The gallery will hold Third Friday Artists’ Receptions on Dec. 19th and January 17th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend these events. Art du Jour Gallery, at 213 E. Main in Medford, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays).

A selection of oil paintings from Baumann’s 35 years as an artist will feature beautiful vistas, dramatic paintings of wildlife in their natural habitats, spectacular views of National Parks, and rustic architecture painted on location and in Baumann’s studio near Mount Shasta, CA. Baumann reveals the true spirit of nature on his canvases by transporting the viewer to lands

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014

I am grateful for my loving family and friends, near and far, old and new. Thank you ALL for being so supportive of me and of each other. I am truly blessed to have you as part of my life. Happy Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Studio Snapshot

This past week I have been busy covering pencils with paper. I started making these last year as stocking stuffers. They were a great hit, especially the ones I wrapped in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle from our local … Continue reading

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C Street Phoenix, Oregon

A few blocks from my house, painted this summer. I’ve painted this building and square block from almost all sides now…  Endlessly interesting.Filed under: Landscape, Paintings Tagged: 2014, art, Ashland Art Center, fine art, landscape, oil, oil painting, plein air, rogue valley, Sarah burns, sarah f burns, southern oregon

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Printmaking Unleashed Inspired by Traci Bautista

When I received Traci Baustista’s new book, Printmaking Unleashed I was excited and amazed to see so many printmaking ideas! Beautiful projects seemed to spill out of every single page. First I looked at all the photographs, and then I began reading, first skipping around and then from back to front. Tracy’s joy and playfulness in her creating process became a joy to me as well! Tracy also sent me a packet of very fun…

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