“A Stroll Through Jacksonville” HDR photograph by Suzanne Wood
We are delighted to present the beautiful HDR photography of new resident Suzanne Wood this month! Originally from Florida, Suzanne moved here about two years ago from Alabama after meeting her soul mate Daniel, a Grants Pass resident and lifelong photographer who, recognizing her amazing eye for composition and raw talent for capturing stunning frames, helped Suzanne with her camera skills online. Finding that and more in common, the two fell in love, married and she moved to southern Oregon. Naturally she fell in love with charming Jacksonville and the Rogue Valley countrysides, which comprise most of the beautiful images you will see on display in the cafe.
We’re sure you will find the fresh view of our local Jacksonville landmarks through her newcomer’s eye and the spectacular effects of the multi-frame HDR photography technique sets her work apart from
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Birth, watercolor painting by Eve Margo Withrow
SOAR member Eve Margo Withrow’s Intuitive painting class is being held this Sunday, March 2nd from 1-4pm at her home studio. Using a variety of materials and techniques, participants will follow various threads of possibility as they create from their authentic center. Be curious, and join her in this playful adventure. No previous experience is necessary.
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AGA First Friday Art Walk ~ March 7th, 2014
Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, March 7th, 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: ashlandgalleries.com
Most exhibits run throughout the month of March!
Visit our website for more information about all of the exhibits: ashlandgalleries.com
Oil painting by Terry Frosini
Ashland Art Center Oil Paintings by Terry Frosini
“I paint what interests me in the moment; I look for a challenge, something I have not tried before, perhaps something I may fail at.” – Terry Frosini
Terry’s realistic oil paintings of portraits, landscapes,
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Butterfly Away, watercolor by Deanna St Martin
Art du Jour is pleased to announce our new member Deanna St. Martin who will be the featured artist in the main gallery for the month of March. Her vibrant, spontaneous paintings start out simply as she uses Halloween cobwebs to create the texture for the under paintings. She then sprays on liquid watercolors and manipulates the paint, moving it, brushing it and continuing to amend the painting. She uses watercolors, ephemeral, watercolor pencils, acrylics, watercolor paper and Yopo. St. Martin says, “The slickness of the Yupo combined with the viscosity of the paint interact perfectly to create chaos and out of chaos comes harmony of design.” Her inspiration comes from nature and things that she sees every day.
Blackbird Pie, by Ron Hodgdon
The works of two digital artists, Ron Hodgdon and Robert Sharp will be featured in the
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Grace Benedict, originally from Canada, and now residing on the Gulf Coast, will visit Clatsop Community College to present a workshop entitled “Design and Figure Drawing” on March 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Drawing and Painting Studio, Room 112, 1799 Lexington in Astoria, OR. The workshop will overlap the timeframe of the Winter Term life drawing class, but limited spaces are available to the public for a fee of $25. Please contact Kristin Shauck at 503-338-2472 for registration information and a materials list.
Selected by juror Clint Brown to exhibit in the 2013 Au Naturel exhibit, Benedict was chosen for a special workshop award. In addition to this workshop, RiverSea Gallery will exhibit recent drawings based on the figure that showcase Benedict’s color and design sensibility. Please join the artist for the gallery reception on Saturday March 8, from 5:00
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It’s a “Faux Spring” … I know, I know! But days like yesterday make it absolutely necessary for me to begin the process of inventorying and organizing my plein air supplies and gear. Today I begin! I’ll be checking the weather forec…
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