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The fourth painting in my exploration of the nature of numbers….

The fourth painting in my exploration of the nature of numbers.

In geometry, three points define a flat surface. The fourth point defines depth, volume, and 3-dimensional space.  Alchemy describes these four points as the four
elements: air,
fire, water and earth.

The Triad balances the contrasting forces in nature allowing …

The Triad balances the contrasting forces in nature allowing
for creation to spring forth. It invites unlimited perspective and
possibilities, infinite shades of gray between the polar extremes.

On view at Ghost Gallery through December 4th. Purchase inquiries may be directed to [email protected]

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:

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


The Dyad describes duality and is born out of the Monad, or…

The Dyad describes
duality and is
born out of the
Monad, or number one, in 
replication of itself. The resulting geometry is called
the Vesica Pisces, the shape which
gives birth to every other form. “Two” embodies the nature of polarity: night/day, male/female,
heaven/earth, on/off.

On view at Ghost Gallery through December 4th. Purchase inquiries may be directed to [email protected]

“My End is My Beginning” is the first painting in my series of…

“My End is My Beginning” is the first painting in my series of work which explores the nature of numbers. The number one, or the Monad, contains the essence of the
seed, the idea, nucleus and
origin. It is the
black void preceding creation. The ouroboros, or snake biting its tail, is an ancient symbol which represents the infinite constant cycles in nature, introspection and the eternal return.

My solo show at Ghost Gallery is on view until December 4th. 504 E Denny Way, Seattle WA 98122.

Holiday Art Show - 5 Friends Art Group

The painting below is called “North Mountain Woods”


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.

Below are Gift Ideas from my ZiggyToes CollectionThrow Pillows

Hardcover Journals

Holiday Art Show - 5 Friends Art Group : Joan Franklin Hardcover Journals

Tote Bags

Holiday Art Show - 5 Friends Art Group : Joan Franklin Tote Bags

Laptop Skins



Click here to view all products. Thank you for taking a look.
More Links:
Facebook – Joan Franklin Art
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“Lunar Mother”, oil on wood, 12″x12″, $450 My solo…

“Lunar Mother”, oil on wood, 12″x12″, $450

My solo show at Seattle’s Ghost Gallery is fast approaching! My newest series of work explores the nature of numbers one through seven. It’s been an amazing journey of discovery! If you’re in Seattle I’d love to see you at my opening. Thursday, November 10th from 6-9pm during Capitol Hill art walk. Rare tea will be served by Rabbit’s Moon Tea Arts.

Purchase inquiries may be directed to [email protected]

50 Shades of Fall Art Contest Results

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Central Art’s 50 Shades of Fall Art Contest Official Results


The results are in!! We’ve gathered all tallies for our “50 Shades of Fall” contest, and believe us when we say that competition was close, often with a single vote making the difference. All voting came from People’s Choice and Employee’s Picks, with the general public invited to cast their favorites during the entire month of October. So, without further ado, here are the official results with our First, Second and Third Place Winners along with several talented Honorable Mentions!


First Place:

Title – “Organic And Of The Soul” Artist – Susan DeRosa

Second Place:

Title – “Here’s Looking At You” Artist – Tamara Jones

Third Place:

Title – “I Love Fall” Artist – Patty Bunch


Honorable Mentions:

“Evil Dead Cabin Revisited” by Danae Wilkin, “Fall Magic” by Kim Faucher, “Autumn Daydreams” by Judy LaNier, “Riding Into Fall” by Karen Menke, and “Autumn Clutch” by Selah Grace.


(First through Third Place winners and Honorable Mentions will have something special waiting for them when they come in to pick up their artwork!)


Congratulations to all of these talented individuals, and a HUGE Thank You to all who participated in our contest! Every piece deserves a chance to shine, so we’re extending our window display through November 15th! If you want to take your piece home, you are welcome to pick it up anytime or show it off until the 15th.


We hope you will continue to inspire us with your artistic visions in our future contests!

Visit Central Art!

Art Show and Benefit for Sanctuary One – Enoteca Wine Bar this Friday!


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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.