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Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts – view Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, December 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logoStroll the Ashland Gallery Association December art exhibits in galleries around town and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round 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. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Happy Holidays!

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits
December 2016

Photographers’ Gallery (Ashland Art Center)
David Lorenz Winston

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : “NYC Joy,” photograph by David Lorenz Winston

“NYC Joy,” photograph by David Lorenz Winston

David Lorenz Winston is an award-winning, internationally recognized photographer based in Talent, Oregon. A selection of his photographs, to include “NYC Joy”, will be on display at The Photographers Gallery at the Ashland Art Center from December 2, 2016

David is particularly known for his images of trees. However, he is equally at home divulging ordinary moments in everyday life, moments that are often missed as we press ahead in our daily routines.  The images David is featuring for the month of December demonstrate his skill at uplifting the ordinary moment in unexpected ways.

Hanson Howard Gallery
GALLERY ARTISTS SALON: Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Ceramics Featuring Many of Our Gallery Artists

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : Hanson Howard Gallery

Hanson Howard Gallery

Keeping in the tradition of giving you an eyeful at the end of the year we will be featuring our gallery artists in salon style.  Join us in showing appreciation to these artists for creating art that enhances our lives with work that draws us in and shares imagination, beauty, quietude, fancy, playfulness, curiosity, and craft.
Hanson Howard Gallery is Ashland’s oldest gallery and a classic showcase for established and emerging contemporary northwest artists.  Working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints their art encompasses a diversity of styles ranging from landscape to abstraction.
Our gallery artists include:
Christian Burchard  ::  John & Robin Gumaelius ::  Jon Jay Cruson  ::  Noriko Sugita  ::  Jhenna Quinn Lewis ::  Robert Koch  :: Penelope Dews  ::  Randall David Tipton :: Wataru Sugiyama  :: John Dowling :: Sue Yamins :: Woodward Payne :: Robert De Voe :: Carol Ingram :: Vince Carl :: Claire Duncan :: Julia Janeway :: Bobbie Jansen :: Denise Kester :: Cathy Valentine :: Peter Van Fleet :: Aggie Zed :: Laurel Bustamante  ::  Pamela Kroll :: Baba Wagué Diakité :: Bobbie Jansen :: Denise Kester :: Gabriel Mark Lipper :: Sara Swink

Ashland Art Center
Three Dimensional Printmade Jewelry by Tiffany Hokanson

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : Copper necklace by Tiffany Hokanson

Copper necklace by Tiffany Hokanson

Tiffany Hokanson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking. Her work always tells a rich story using layers of line and texture. Recently, she began applying her copper etching and metal work experience to jewelry fabrication. Her jewelry and 3-dimensional prints will be on sale through December, just in time for the holidays. Come downstairs and visit me in Studio #6B

Ashland Art Center Upstairs Featured Artists

Carolee Buck

Carolee has a lot of fun with her artwork.  Art gives her a positive way of looking at the world and sharing her vision with others.  Sometimes whimsical sometimes more serious, Carolee paints scenes of Ashland, scenes around the world, and scenes in her heart and head.   Slowing down and observing carefully … or just doodling her art suits her many moods.  At home and traveling she observes and interacts with her surroundings, buildings, landscapes, animals, trees, people.  She works in pen and ink and watercolor, as well as oil on canvas.

Donna Hertz

Living a joyful and meaningful life is the greatest challenge and blessing of all—and teaching, painting, writing and traveling have allowed me a passionate existence.    From Here to There embodies movement from one specific moment in life to the next and is symbolic of many of the journeys I have had—some difficult, with long and winding roads, and detours that have often more interesting than the intended destination.
Visit Carol and Donna in Studio #10

Featured Gallery Artists

New original art by Liza Hamilton and Denise Kester.  Featuring sculpted felted wool and mixed media monoprints.

Ashland Art Works
Winter Wonders: Holiday Gift Show at Ashland Art Works

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : Ceramic vase by Cheryl Kempner

Ceramic vase by Cheryl Kempner

Give this Holiday season a more meaningful touch with gifts created by local artists. The artists at Ashland Art Works have been busy designing unique holiday creations sure to delight your friends, family, and—of course—yourself!
Drop by on First Friday to wander our sculpture garden under starlit skies, meet the artists, and visit our five beautiful galleries where you’ll find:

  • Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings
  • Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery
  • Debbie Earley’s fused glass jewelry, functional bowls and plates
  • Michael Gibson’s Painting in post impressionists’ style
  • Andrew Jones’ Burl Tea Trays, Tables
  • Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds
  • Claudia Law’s Textile Creations
  • Daniel Loch’s Photography
  • George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures
  • Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs
  • Connie Simonsen’s Handpainted Silk Scarves
  • Annette Trujillo’s Jewelry, Nature Photo Cards & Prints
  • John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards

 

ART’Clectic Artisan’s Market This Saturday

ARTClectic Artisans Market Announcement: You are invited to our Christmas event, ART'Clectic ARtisan's Market, with locally handcrafted art and items. Event is located at at 175 S. Oregon Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, next door to GoodBean Coffee, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm from December 2 to 18, 2016. Find framed and unframed art, textiles, pottery, jewelry, baskets, art glass, multimedia, ornaments, cards, gifts and cottage furniture.
ART’Clectic Artisan’s Market This Saturday

You are invited to our Christmas event, ART’Clectic Artisan’s Market this Saturday. The event is located at 175 S. Oregon Street, next door to GoodBean Coffee in Jacksonville, Oregon. the Artisan’s Market takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm from December 2 to 18, 2016. Our group of artists and artisans offer locally handcrafted art and items for your consideration. Find framed and unframed art, textiles, pottery, jewelry, baskets, art glass, multimedia, ornaments, cards, gifts and cottage furniture for your holiday shopping pleasure!

Compound Gratitude


Thank you for the eye and the sight
for the ear and the drum
for the finger and the nail
for the under and the belly
for the back and the bone
for the hand and the made
for the heart and the ache.
Thank you for the moon and the light
for the sun and the flower
for the rattle and the snake
for the thunder and the storm
for the star and the fish
for the blue and the bird
for the honey and the suckle.
Thank you for the day and the dream
for the good and the night
for the after and the noon
for the cross and the over
for the up and the coming
for the life and the time
for the thanks and the giving.

Holiday Art Show - 5 Friends Art Group

The painting below is called “North Mountain Woods”

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This year’s Holiday Art Show – 5 Friends Art Group 

Saturday, December 3rd, 10 – 3

225 Ohio Street, Ashland, Oregon

Holiday Art Show - 5 Friends Art Group : North Mountain Woods, watercolor by Joan Franklin
The arts, for me, are an essential refuge in challenging times, a way to stay sane.
“North Mountain Woods” was painted at North Mountain Park in Ashland, Oregon.

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Still Life with Lime

It became winter. Just like that, all things pumpkin started appearing, my little town looked like an east village of foliage delight, Halloween came and went, said foliage dropped off the branches, a storm front moved in and boom, daylight savings and it was all over. Winter. Brrrr. Early days or is it early nights? Either way, it feels like evening by 4 in the afternoon and it’s made for contemplative work days, more painting, more writing, more cooking, more anything to not go out in the rain, cold, wind.

I think hibernation is healthy. I used to fight it but I don’t anymore. It was explained to me that creativity has a cycle. Winter to nurture and be in our cave, spring to blossom and shoot new leaves, summer to bear fruit and shine, autumn for contemplation, hard work and wrapping up projects before years end..and repeat. It’s not always like this, of course, life, throws us some curveballs, but the idea of nurturing our creative souls when the sun goes down, literally and figuratively feels right for me.

I have been painting a series of still life pieces. They are objects from my home, things I have collected over the years. They bring me joy, these funny little flea market treasures. I know exactly where I was with every purchase or gift received. They make me feel good and that’s what matters. Write what you know, paint what you see. One of my mantras. I see the painted world through quirky objects. Today. It’s entirely possible I’ll see it through landscapes and oceans next month. But painting what makes our heart sing makes painting a hell of a lot easier.

So, it’s winter-ish. There are lots of balls in the air. Art shows. Projects. Commissions. Leads. Workshops. It’s time to nurture them. To think about what feels right. To do the next right thing. To make the phone calls, to write the letters, paint the piece, change up the palette. It’s still life.

“Still Life with Lime” 18×24″

Still Life with Lime

It became winter. Just like that, all things pumpkin started appearing, my little town looked like an east village of foliage delight, Halloween came and went, said foliage dropped off the branches, a storm front moved in and boom, daylight savings and it was all over. Winter. Brrrr. Early days or is it early nights? Either way, it feels like evening by 4 in the afternoon and it’s made for contemplative work days, more painting, more writing, more cooking, more anything to not go out in the rain, cold, wind.

I think hibernation is healthy. I used to fight it but I don’t anymore. It was explained to me that creativity has a cycle. Winter to nurture and be in our cave, spring to blossom and shoot new leaves, summer to bear fruit and shine, autumn for contemplation, hard work and wrapping up projects before years end..and repeat. It’s not always like this, of course, life, throws us some curveballs, but the idea of nurturing our creative souls when the sun goes down, literally and figuratively feels right for me.

I have been painting a series of still life pieces. They are objects from my home, things I have collected over the years. They bring me joy, these funny little flea market treasures. I know exactly where I was with every purchase or gift received. They make me feel good and that’s what matters. Write what you know, paint what you see. One of my mantras. I see the painted world through quirky objects. Today. It’s entirely possible I’ll see it through landscapes and oceans next month. But painting what makes our heart sing makes painting a hell of a lot easier.

So, it’s winter-ish. There are lots of balls in the air. Art shows. Projects. Commissions. Leads. Workshops. It’s time to nurture them. To think about what feels right. To do the next right thing. To make the phone calls, to write the letters, paint the piece, change up the palette. It’s still life.

“Still Life with Lime” 18×24″

When She Dies, You Too Will Die

Christine Babic: When She Dies, You Too Will Die

On view December 1-23, 2016When She Dies, You Too Will Die : Debut Solo Exhibition of works by Christine Babic

“When She Dies, You Too Will Die” is Christine Babic’s first solo show in Seattle. After receiving the CoCA “Un-Contained” residency Christine felt an overwhelming responsibility to drive 17 hours to Cannonball, North Dakota, and protest in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. As a member of the Chugach-Sugpiaq Tribe, Christine grew up in the midst of the Exxon Valdez disaster where she bore witness to the rampant destruction of Native lands and resources. “When She Dies, You Too Will Die,” is a love letter inspired by the devastating and unspoken history of colonization written to every victim of “The American Genocide of the Native” long dead, and a call to arms for those generations of survivors beaten and exhausted. “When She Dies, You Too Will Die,” silently and poignantly screams out that we will not be displaced again, we will not be assimilated, our culture will not be drowned in your pools of oil and blood.


“Some day the earth will weep, she will beg for her life, she will cry with tears of blood. You will make a choice if you will help her or let her die, and when she dies you too will die.”


~John Hollow Horn
, Oglala Sioux

Artist Bio:


Christine Babic was born in Cordova, Alaska and is a member of the Chugach Suqpiaq tribe. Growing up, she participated in a variety of traditional practices focusing on skin sewing and dance. This led her to attend Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she focused on creating her own vocabulary and methodology surrounding Contemporary Indigenous Art. Most recently, Christine travelled from Seattle to Cannonball, North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
We hope you can join us on Thursday, December 1 from 6-9pm, for the opening reception for Christine Babic’s first solo exhibition, “When She Dies, You Too Will Die.”

Title: When She Dies, You Too Will Die


Location: CoCA Gallery 114 3rd Ave South, Seattle WA 98104

Dates: December 1st- 26th

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6-9pm

Part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm, or by appointment.

[email protected] more information

Celebrating Our 35th Anniversary

Robert Ernst Marx: Considering the Voluntary Absence of God
On View November 3-27, 2016
114 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104,
Tashiro Kaplan Building

Christine Babic: When She Dies, You Too Will Die
Opening Reception, Thursday, December 1, 6-9pm
On View: December 1-23, 2016
114 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Tashiro Kaplan Building

*Visit the CoCA Digital Archive 1981-2016

Take Heart Cards

The Take Heart greeting card line has launched! These cards celebrate the art of encouragement. To take heart is to encourage, to encourage is to inspire with hope, and the Latin root of encourage is cor, heart. The cards are waiting to be filled with your own heart-ful words and sent out into the world….
Each card is:
~ 5” x 7” (ideal for giving and framing)
~ Blank inside
~ Printed in Oregon, USA on 100lb cardstock
~ Hand embossed in the lower, right-hand corner with my æ signature
~ Accompanied by a translucent, vellum envelope (hard to find!)
Ten percent of all Take Heart sales go to support The Studio at Living Opportunities, which provides a place to create for people with developmental disabilities.

For now, the cards are available in a several Southern Oregon stores. Stay tuned for more locations. Meanwhile, I can accommodate retail orders as sets of all 10 designs with vellum envelopes for $25 + $5 s/h to US addresses. 

Take heart!

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ARTClectic Artisans Market

ARTClectic Artisans Market Announcement ARTClectic Artisans Market

ARTClectic Artisans Market Announcement : Jville Tavern, by Walt WirfsJacksonville artist Walt Wirfs is the featured artist at the Art’Clectic December Pop-Up event during Victorian Christmas Days in Jacksonville. The art show will be held at the IOOF Hall, 175 S Oregon St. The show will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Dec. 2, through Dec. 18th. Hours are 11-5.

Walt, who has lived in Oregon most of his life, started working in oils and watercolor at the age of 13. He enjoys creating plein air scenes of the area where he lives or visits. Recently he is focusing on places in and around Jacksonville, working in oils and graphite drawings. This work will be on display during the upcoming Art’Clectic Event. Walt is also showing at Art Presence Art Center, Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford, as well as Ryan’s Gallery in Lincoln City, OR.

Seascapes and beach scenes have always been a favorite subject for Walt, who was raised on the Oregon Coast. He makes regular visits to the beach and much of his work reflects that. Following graduation from Tillamook High School, Walt attended Oregon State University majoring in Forest Products. He graduated in 1971 after an enlistment in the Army which included a year of service in Vietnam Nam. He completed a postgraduate course from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He retired four years ago to Southern Oregon after a long career in the forest products industry in Oregon, Washington, and Louisiana. Walt and his wife, Charlotte, make their home here in Jacksonville.

Eighteen other artists and artisans will join Walt Wirfs during the ArtClectic Artisans Market Victorian Christmas Pop-Up Event. Come in and meet all of them during the reception Sat. Dec.3, from 11-3.

 

November 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery

Art Du Jour gallery logoNovember 2016 at Art du Jour Gallery

Pastel Artist Mary Jo Heath Celebrates the National Park Service 100th Birthday

Works by Mary Jo Heath, an acclaimed pastel artist, will be featured at Art du Jour Gallery in downtown Medford, 213 E. Main St., during the month of November.  Her exhibit, to coincide with the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, will feature several of her many renditions of our nation’s loveliest parks.

Heath is well known, having been a public school teacher for 30 years, and later for her landscapes of familiar scenes in the Rogue Valley.  In 1994, Heath began working with pastels winning awards for her work.  Heath says, “Of all the media that I have tried, pastel is the most immediate, the most expressive and the most forgiving.  The pastels become an extension of my hand as I try to interpret what I see and how I feel about a subject matter.  It could be the light, the composition or the challenge of a new subject.”

Several years ago that challenge became depicting scenes from national parks and monuments.  After traveling with friends to the different locations, Heath would use photos for a reference to paint from.  She enjoys using pastels to do this work as there is no brush to separate her from the scene she is producing.  Her work is both accurate in its rendition and aesthetically pleasing.

On August 25, 2016, The National Park Service turned 100!  Heath helps with the celebration by exhibiting her works “The Grand Canyon”, “Arches”, “Yosemite”, “Yellowstone”, “Hurricane Ridge”, and others.  Come to our Third Friday event Nov. 18, 5-8 to speak with Heath about these works and her love for the national parks.

Incredible Wildlife Photography by Dan Elster in the Salon

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Crow, photography by Dan Elster

Art du Jour invites you to spend some quality time in our Salon during the month of November to take in the fascinating beauty of Southern Oregon’s wildlife as seen through the lens of fine art photographer Dan Elster.   Dan’s work has been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat and in many fine-art exhibits, wildlife venues and shows throughout the Pacific Northwest.   OPB video about Dan  – The segment aired on Southern Oregon Public Television on February 26, 2015.

Dan is mostly self-taught. His subjects are completely wild (no captive or staged shots) and it’s important to him for people to know that. “My photography is my art form, my form of expression,” Dan says.  ”When I’m taking pictures of wild animals, I’m really trying to tell an animal’s story.  It’s the drama in nature that inspires me.  In the wild, every day is a struggle, just to survive.” Dan hopes his work will serve to remind us that we don’t own the Earth, we share it.

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King of the Coast, photography by Dan Elster

Dan and his family live in Ashland, a locale that provides a rich source of subjects for his camera. “I want more people to be aware of what’s around them,” he says, and with his camera he shows us the owls that reside in Lithia Park and the river otters that frolic in a pond near his home, a bull elk that he encountered watching the waves break on the Oregon coast, and an osprey catching a surf perch.  His hours of patient waiting and his artist’s eye for dramatic light result in unforgettable images.  We are proud to display Dan’s photography in our Salon through October and November.

Third Friday

Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, Nov.18, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet our featured artist Mary Jo Heath, to see the photographs of Dan Elster and to chat with artists about their work.  The reception will include the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers, wine and cider will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.