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Ashland Gallery Association April Exhibits + A Taste of Ashland

Taste of Ashland Food Wine and Art Festival Poster 2014Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, April 4th, 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:

Most exhibits run throughout the month of April!

Visit our website for more information about all of the exhibits:


A Taste of Ashland

Art ~ Food ~ Wine Festival

April 26 & 27

For more information and to purchase tickets visit:


AGA Spotlight Galleries

April 2014

Oil painting by Jenay Elder

Oil painting by Jenay Elder, Ashland Painters Union

Ashland Painters Union


Group Show features artists in many media – including a community interactive piece.

This show is designed to pair with A Taste of Ashland – an AGA event APU is participating in. Meditations range from the big ideas of life to the small pleasures we might over look any day.  Join us for the opening party on First Friday, April 4 from 5 – 8 pm.

The APU is a cooperative gallery, made up of 8 Full Members and many Supporting Members.  The Painters Union shows different work every month, always new or yet unseen in the Rogue Valley in solo, two person or group shows.  The gallery is called the Ashland Painters Union to call to mind the blue-collar hard working nature of making art and although called a painters union, the gallery shows work in all mediums.  It is a place for artists to show whatever they like, to experiment and explore new ideas.

27 1/2 N. Main St #2 – Up the stairs, on the Plaza, across from the fountain
Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 5 pm and First Fridays 5 – 8 pm and by appointment


Pillow by Heidi Schwegler, on display April 2014 at the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon

Pillow by Heidi Schwegler

Schneider Museum of Art


Featuring Heidi Schwegler, Avantika Bawa, and Matt McCormick

For its spring exhibitions, the Schneider Museum of Art is presenting the first of a two-part exhibition of the Southern Oregon Site Project, generously supported by The Ford Family Foundation.  The project features two installations created in response to the site: the Museum, Southern Oregon University, and the greater Rogue Valley.

In flood.control, Avantika Bawa uses the history and geography behind the formation of Emigrant Lake as the conceptual parameters from which her installation has been created.

As an artist, Heidi Schwegler states that she “is drawn to the peripheral ruin, modifying discarded objects in order to give them a new sense of purpose.”  Her latest installation, to be premiered at the Schneider Museum of Art, is entitled Visibility Near Zero.

In addition, the Museum is showing The Great Northwest, which includes single-channel video, Chromira prints, and ephemera by Matt McCormick, an “experimental documentary based on the re-creation of a 3,200 mile road-trip through the Pacific Northwest made in 1958 by four Seattle women who thoroughly documented their journey in an elaborate scrapbook.”

Please join us on Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for the opening reception for 3.  Quady North Wines is generously donating and pouring wine for the reception. The exhibition runs from Friday, April 4 through Saturday, May 31.  The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Kimono Dance, book art by Diane Lea on display at Illahe Studios & Gallery's 5th Annual Book Art Exhibit, April 2014

Kimono Dance
by Diane Lea

Illahe Studios and Gallery

Fifth Annual Artist Book Show

This will be the fifth year we will host our Book Artists Show combined with a Printmaking Invitational and our community collaborative book arts project, Community Press.
We are proud to be one of the few galleries on the west coast to host such a strong representation of regional and national book artists.  Each year offers inventive ways of approaching the book form as well as remarkable craftsmanship.  It is likely many of us have never held a hand printed, stitched and bound book…you will have the opportunity to experience this! Handmade blank books and portfolios will also be available in this show.

Skilled and inventive book artists include: Cathy DeForest (Jubilation Press),Arini Esarey, Roxanne Evans Stout, Alisa Golden, Michael Holstein, Sarojini Johnson, DianeLea, Susan Lehman, Olivia King, Patricia Freeman Martin, Marsha Matchek
Sabina Nies, Linda Piacentini-Yaple, Kelley Salber, Sabina Nies

Join us for the Artists’ Reception, held during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on April 4th, 5 ~ 8 p.m.  Enjoy an evening out on the town with other art lovers and meet the artists.  Wine and light refreshments will be served along with the music of Jeff Ramsey.


Blue Band, Watercolor painting by Jeannie Azzopardi

Blue Band
Watercolor by Jeannie Azzopardi

Bohemia Gallery & Rogue Frameworks

Abstract Jazz

This month in our expanded gallery space we’re featuring watercolors from The Jazz Series by Jeannie Azzopardi and abstract nature photography by Zach Ehlert.

Jeannie’s style exhibits strokes of abandon and delight that charmingly captivate the viewer. As one fan says, “I totally love this art! Your paintings make me nostalgic for a time period I never lived in.”

Zach Ehlert attempts to capture the ethereal beauty of the natural world by experimenting with the infinite possibilities of the photographic process.
Bohemia Gallery occupies an intimate space within Rogue Frameworks and showcases a rotating variety of work by regional artists including: photography, painting and ceramics.
Rogue Frameworks is artist owned and operated, and offers a wide variety of quality, custom picture framing solutions.

1644 Ashland St #3
Located in the Ashland Shopping Center next to the cinema.
Tuesday–Friday 10–5:30; Saturday 10–4

Preview Exhibit of Selected Art at Old Town Framing

Clatsop Community College LogoOld Town Framing, 1287 Commercial Street in Astoria, will host a Preview Exhibit of selected artwork to be presented at the 2014 Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction to benefit Clatsop Community College. The exhibit opened at 5pm on March 8 as part of the Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk and continues through April 6. Viewers will be able to register and begin bidding on the works presented.


The 2014 Preview Exhibit features approximately 15 of the more than 60 artists who will be presented at the Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction on April 12 at the Astoria Golf & Country Club. Participating artists include, for example, Roger Dorband, Stirling Gorsuch, Carol Riley, Charles Schweigert, Gin Laughery, David Lee Myers, Neal Maine and Christi Payne. A wide range of media will be represented. In addition to stunning original artwork, the Auction highlights opportunities to participate in activities including classes, outdoor experiences, arts and cultural events and gourmet meals.


Tickets for the 2014 Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction are on sale now at 503-338-2306 for $75. Sponsorship opportunities also remain available.

Southern Oregon Society of Artists Annual Show at Hilltop Gallery


Southern Oregon Society of Artists show at Hilltop Gallery




The Southern Oregon Historical Society will open a major new exhibit of artifacts, photographs and stories illustrating life in Southern Oregon in the 1960s in a space donated by the Historic Woolworth Building. The exhibit, Far Out! Southern Oregon in the 1960s, will be open to the public from March 29 through April 27.


The 60s conjures images of JFK and Camelot, the Beatles and the British Invasion, mini-skirts and bell-bottoms, the rise of hippie culture and the anti-war movement, Woodstock, and the generation gap. Culture change in the 1960s came hard and fast. The tone and influence of popular music evolved with unprecedented speed. Fashion became a statement of an individual’s social, political and generational affiliation.


How did Southern Oregon experience the dynamic cultural changes of the 1960s? Using artifacts, photographs, film, interactive experiences, stories and interviews with Southern Oregonians who experienced the ’60s here, Far Out! Southern Oregon in the 1960s shines a light on topics like youth culture, civil rights, local media and the environment as mass communication and growing mobility connected people ever more closely to events and trends in the nation and the world.


We’re very excited to be able to bring this exhibit to our members and to the community. The exhibit team is working hard to make the exhibit and an array of associated programs a celebration of a memorable and important time. SOHS’s community partners include the Eagle Point High School Multicultural Club, Jackson County Library System, Jackson County Extension Service (Master Food Preservers, Master Gardeners, 4-H, Experiment Station) and the Craterian Theater.


Far Out! Southern Oregon in the 1960s will be open 6 days a week:

Tuesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, 9:00am – 8:00pm

Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm


The exhibit space is located on the ground floor of the Historic Woolworth Building, at the corner of 6th Street and Central Avenue. Admission is free to Southern Oregon Historical Society members. The non-member admission price is $5 for adults, $3 for children 5 – 12. Children 4 and under are free.

Poetry in the Neighborhood at Illahe Gallery

Poetry in the Neighborhood
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Save these dates
Wed, Jan. 15th
Thurs.  Feb. 20th
Thurs. Mar. 20th
Thurs. Apr. 17th

 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

We are happy to be hosting another season of  Poetry in the Neighborhood, four intimate evenings with poets sharing their work.
Poets will be announced shortly, but for now, mark your calendars so you don’t miss this truly special series.
Illahe Studios and Gallery
215 Fourth St.
Ashland, OR
[email protected]



Ferlinghetti Broadside by Jubilation Press
If you would like to be involved with hosting this sweet event please contact us at [email protected]
Many hands make light work of setting the table with the tea & cookies
and making sure everyone has a seat.
We’ve lost much of our crew to various changes of circumstances and would greatly appreciate your help in continuing this Poetry Event.  Choose an evening that works for you and let us know.
Many, many thanks!

First Annual Exhibition of Mt. Shasta and Redding Students of Stefan Baumann!

Sacramento River, by Darlene Ball

Sacramento River, by Darlene Ball

Mount Shasta, CA — The Grand View Fine Arts Society is participating in the 4th Friday Art Walk in April and having their first annual Art Show and Open Gallery featuring the oil paintings of 40 local artists on Friday, April 26 from 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 to 5:00 pm at The Gallery Experience Room upstairs in The Gallery in Mount Shasta.

“We received entries from artists that rival paintings exhibited in Carmel,” said Stefan Baumann, the director of The Grand View Fine Arts Society.  “The quality of artistry and talent found in Northern California and Southern Oregon is amazing.”

The artwork exhibited includes a variety of themes including landscapes, still life, animals, and human figures carefully painted to touch, move, and inspire the viewers who come to the show. Kris Baxter, a member of The Grand View Fine Arts Society said, “I am excited that the Mount Shasta Chapter of the Grand View Fine Arts Society is having an art show this year so we can share our artwork and studio experience with the community.  We have friendly and talented people who love painting together, and we look forward to meeting you and sharing our enthusiasm for the arts.”
You are invited to attend a reception in The Gallery Experience Room upstairs in The Gallery in Mount Shasta on Friday, April 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Gallery is located in the Bear Building, 201 Mount Shasta Blvd, in downtown Mount Shasta.  The show will also be open on Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for your enjoyment.


Rogue Gallery & Art Center's 2013 Artist Teen Mentoring Project Exhibition

Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s
2013 Artist Teen Mentoring Project

April 19–May 3, 2013

Reception, Friday, April 19, 5:00–8:00pm

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is pleased to present artwork by inspired local fifth graders and very talented teen artists this month! The Community Gallery is filled with over 100, colorful, mixed-media “Chromarrific” paintings created by three fifth grade classes from Jackson and Kennedy Elementary Schools as part of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Elementary Arts Outreach program. Opening during Medford’s Third Friday on April 19th, and on display from April 19th through May 3rd is the Artist Teen Mentoring Project exhibit which will feature a variety of inspirational art by teens and their professional artist mentors.

The Artist Teen Mentoring Project (ATMP), now in its eighth year at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, offers local teens a realistic look at the life of a professional artist. Eleven aspiring teenaged artists have the opportunity to work with one of six established artists to create art in a variety of materials and styles, including drawing, oil and watercolor painting, printmaking, photography, and more. Teens go through a rigorous application process in the fall including interviews, portfolio reviews and each teen must submit a written essay and have letters of recommendation. From over 30 applicants, only 11 outstanding teens were selected for the 2013 ATMP program. Teens then spend over 30 hours with their mentors making art and preparing their work for display. This exhibition, presented in the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Main Gallery, is the culmination of the project which displays creative work by both teens and mentoring artists. This 2013 ATMP exhibition is made possible through sponsorship by Rogue Disposal and Recycling and runs from April 19th through May 3rd, with a free reception on Friday, April 19th, from 5-8pm.

“The Artist Teen Mentoring Project is a life-changing experience for both the teens and the mentors. Teens are given the opportunity to see how to thrive as a successful artist through the eyes of their mentors learning process and techniques and also preparing their art for professional presentation in an esteemed gallery space. I’d like to invite the entire community to come support these students in their first gallery art exhibit!” Education Director Brooke Nuckles Gentekos.

ATMP 2013 Participants

Medium: Drawing/ Illustration
Mentor: Ann DiSalvo
Teen: Nicholaus Carrero (Phoenix High School)

Medium: Oil Painting
Mentor: Silvia Trujillo
Students: Gabe Epperson (Phoenix High School) and Jodie LaRayne Smith (Eagle Point High School)

Medium: Photography
Mentor: Mary Wilkins-Kelly
Teens: Monica Camargo (South Medford High School) and Katie Guisler (South Medford High School)

Medium: Printmaking
Mentor: Nancy Jo Mullen
Teen: Haylee Steadman (South Medford High School)

Medium: Sculpture/ Printmaking
Mentor: Amy Godard Navickas
Teens: Jessica Bowers (Eagle Point High School) and Kaylee Prislac (Crater Renaissance Academy)

Medium: Sequential Art (Cartoon/Comics)
Mentor: Ted Helard
Teens: Ariel Statchwick (North Medford High School) , Luis Barajas (Crater Renaissance Academy) and Melora Mylin Williams (Crater Renaissance Academy)

Sponsored by:



Elements Show at RGAC

Hannah, editor of Art Matters! writing…I went to the Rogue Gallery and Art Center this afternoon to attend a meeting of southern Oregon arts leaders. It was a fabulous time of exchanging ideas and affirming our mutual desire to bring our arts community closer together and make a greater case for the value of art to the broader community. You’ll be hearing more about the ideas we’ve had and what we’re planning soon…

After the meeting adjourned, I stayed a little while longer to look at the Elements show, and I have to say that I did not know that fiber arts could be so very well done, so truly artful. The quilted pieces on display range from intricate embroidery to painted silk, from garments to wall art, and from abstract to landscape to figurative. Definitely a fabulous display of the broad range of creativity possible with fabric, needle and thread! This show will only be up for another week, ending next Friday, so I strongly recommend you go see it soon if you haven’t already. You’ll be glad you did!

Here’s a quick look around the show…

Chinook Power Board Showing Frog and Moon to be Unveiled at CCC

Frog and Moon, Chinook Power Board by Greg Robinson, Chinook Tribal Member

Frog and Moon, Chinook Power Board by Greg Robinson, Chinook Tribal Member ©2012-2013 Greg Robinson

“Shwiqhiq Pi mun” (Frog and Moon) will at last find its place at Clatsop Community College.  It will be unveiled just before the College Board meeting, Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30pm, in the upper entry to Columbia Hall, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.

Last fall this unique piece of artwork was presented to the Clatsop Community College Board of Directors at one of their monthly meetings.   “Chinook Power Board Showing Frog and Moon” first came to Clatsop Community College as part of the Pacific Rim Art ExhibitEmergence from Place–Neo-Traditional Indigenous Art held a year ago at the College’s Art Center Gallery.

The Chinook Power Board is a panel hand carved from red and yellow cedar.  The artist is Greg Robinson, a Chinook Tribal Member.  It is modeled after traditional panels that leaned against longhouses as a gesture of welcoming, an expression of family identity and spiritual protection.  If one looks closely at the piece one will see two frogs on top carefully holding another anthropomorphic figure in their mouth. 

Several community members who saw the art a year ago felt the piece belonged at Clatsop Community College and helped raise enough money to purchase Robinson’s work as a way for the College to honor the Chinook Nation that included the Clatsop Tribe. They were some of the earliest inhabitants of the Lower Columbia Basin and still maintain a tribal presence here with a local tribal office in Bay Center, Washington.  Frog and Moon will hang in Columbia Hall where it will look to the river as a symbolic gesture toward the original inhabitants of the mouth of the Columbia.

The college and community members, who contributed funds to purchase this work and its accompanying plaque, feel confident that “Chinook Power Board Showing Frog and Moon” will be welcoming, show reverence and reciprocity, and remind us to honor our ancestors.

Please direct inquiries to:  Richard Rowland, 503-338-2449; [email protected].

Attached image:

“Chinook Power Board Showing Frog and Moon” was part of the College’s Pacific Rim Art ExhibitEmergence from Place–Neo-Traditional Indigenous Art held a year ago at the Art Center Gallery.



Non-Discrimination: It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Leslie Lipe, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer in the CCC Library, Suite 108B, 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Christine Riehl, is located in the Student Services Center, 503-338-2474.

Declaración de no-discriminación: Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, o discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Leslie Lipe, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en la Biblioteca oficina número 108, número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. El Coordinador de la Titulo II/Sección 504, Christine Riehl, se encuentra en el Centro de Servicios Estudiantiles, número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468.

Accommodations: Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone 503-338-2421 or TDD 503-338-2468. Email special needs and accommodation request to [email protected]  Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.


Visit for info and to register!

This April in the Rogue Studio:


Summoning the Muse with Becky Hale, Saturday, 4/6 from noon -3pm.
Artists and non-artists are welcome to this playful and insightful workshop where we will draw, collage and write using expressive art therapy techniques to transform creative blocks for art and life. RegisterDrink & Draw: Art A La Carte Register
Printmaking with Amy Godard Navickas
Friday, 4/12 from 6-9pmMixed Media Canvas with Brooke Nuckles Gentekos
Friday, 4/26 from 6-9pm
NEW- Studio time for Printmakers: Starting April 15th! Mondays from 2-6pm.
Experienced printmakers are welcome to drop-in every Monday to use the Rogue Studio Griffin Press. Bring your own materials, there will be a brief orientation for all participants. RegisterIn Small Print: Japanese Wood block Printmaking with Walt Padgett Tuesdays, 4/16, 23, 30 from 5-9pm,
Design, carve, and print your own 5” by 7” or smaller woodblock prints in the Japanese tradition utilizing Japanese tools and materials with watercolor pigments. Register
April Afterschool Art Studio (for ages 7-12), Wednesdays, 4/10, 17, 24 from 4-6pm, Explore art techniques with natural inspirations and boldly create with drawing, painting, sculpture and more!
RegisterFree Family Saturday (all are welcome!) The Rogue Studio will offer art activities Saturday, April 13th from noon – 2pm during the Pear Blossom Festival.
Orch-Chorus 09
The Jefferson Baroque Orchestra will be holding two open rehearsals in our Main Gallery Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5 from 7–9pm. They will be preparing for their performance of “Handel’s Foundling Hospital Concert with Fireworks Music.” Come and enjoy the art, the music and do some shopping!Click here to learn more about the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra.
Interested in learning how to take your art online? Check out the workshops Hannah West, Founder of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource, is offering:
Call the Gallery for more info: (541) 772-8118
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established regional artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages. RGAC is located in Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.