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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

 

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts and feast your eyes on the Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, November 4th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map for the Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download from the bottom of this page. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

AGA Spotlight Exhibits

November 2016

Studio AB
Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series and Broken Trains
Studio A.B November 4–30, 2016

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series No. 02, 2016 archive print

Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series No. 02, 2016 archive print

Two new series of digital image collages by Ashland artist Bruce Bayard are on display November at Studio A.B. Both series are photographic based with layers of texture to evoke something beyond the surface image.

The Disintegration Series is comprised of images that start with a poor-quality photograph, which is then combined with layers of texture to further damage its appearance. Snapshots taken from a moving car, landscapes under high-noon sunlight, and thoroughly undramatic seascapes are eroded and defaced to evoke deteriorating memories of metaphoric places.

Broken Trains are extremely wide panoramas of the box cars and freight cars that roll slowly through the Ashland Railroad District. The panoramas are not continuous but rather successive multiple quick-shutter stills combined to create a disjunct view, making quick jumps between shots. Five sequential images are then combined with multiple layers of abstract textures to reconnect the images with a new kind of visual rhythm.

Studio A.B is at 621 A Street in Ashland. The exhibit runs through the end of November.

Schneider Museum of Art
Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present a new exhibition, Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation featuring the works of ten internationally renowned female artists. Please join us on Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for a public opening reception of the exhibition.

Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists celebrates the prominence of ten women artists. The exhibition will feature works by Polly Apfelbaum, Jennifer Bartlett, Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Sarah Sze, and Barbara Takenaga. These artists have broken beyond the glass ceiling and blazed trails for many artists working today. Each has contributed to the conversation of art history in a major way and each has a genius to their sensibilities.

Scott Malbaurn, Schneider Museum of Art Director states: “History has shown us that women artists, as well as artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, have often been placed in the margins… What we have learned from going deeper into art history and mining work from these margins is that an uncounted number of women have created work that exemplifies our culture and time in which it outweighs the work of many their male counterparts.”

Gallerie Karon
Our Annual Show – Gifts by the Gifted

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon

We have just returned from a buying trip, so in addition to the work of over 30 artists, we have exotic gifts from around the world.

Gallerie Karon is a gallery unlike any other, and we have recently added small pieces of antique furniture that will fit anywhere in your home.

Come let us help you select gifts for everyone on your list. Affordable art, antiques, animals, jewelry, furniture, books, cards and so much more!

Image caption:  Gallerie Karon

Art and Soul Gallery
“Serendipity” – Watercolor painting by Kay Myer

Watercolor unleashed by Kay Myer.  Serendipity means, “good luck in finding valuable things unintentionally – making discoveries through chance.”

 Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : "Hooters" Watercolor by Kay Myer

“Hooters” Watercolor by Kay Myer

“This is me! It best describes my daily painting journey in watercolor, as I never paint from a photograph for a realistic transfer.  What evolves is what I have seen or felt, not what I “know” is there.”

“Although I have painted for many years and my work hangs in many states in the USA and also internationally, I don’t have a long summary of credentials to list.  My accolades are the countless daily hours of the pure joy of painting and the inner peace has been my ultimate reward.  What a crown to wear!”

 

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Ashland Gallery Association October 2016 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association October 2016 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association aga logoCelebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, October 7th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries 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 from the embedded pdf at the bottom of this post. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Ashland Gallery Association October Spotlight Exhibits

Special Event!

Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour
October 8th and 9th – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Free arts event sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association!

Join us the second weekend in October when a group of local professional artists open their private studio doors to the public for the Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour!

The Ashland Open Studio Tour is an inspiring self-guided arts tour brought to you by the Ashland Gallery Association. This year’s tour will guide visitors to 22 professional artist studios in Ashland and surrounding communities of Talent and Phoenix, while journeying through the beauty of the fall season.  

Artists invite you to come see the creative processes behind our incredible and diverse arts community. There will be a variety of mediums from painting and drawing to metal, ceramics, and fiber arts, as well as scheduled demonstrations.

There is no admission fee to any of the studios on the tour. The Open Studio Tour is part of the Ashland Gallery Association’s efforts to promote the visual arts and arts education in Ashland and is made possible in part by grants from the City of Ashland and the Oregon Community Foundation

Pick up a Tour Map at any AGA Member Gallery, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off the Ashland Studio Tour website (or below):
Visit: www.ashlandost.com or contact: [email protected]

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Center for the Visual Arts – Southern Oregon University
Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Exhibition
September 19 to October 26

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Graffiti II, Mosaic by Ilse Cordoni

CONTEMPORARY MOSAIC ART (CMA) is honored to bring together an international juried exhibition of mosaic art from September 19 to October 26, 2016, at The Center for Visual Arts, Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries, Art Building, Southern Oregon University.  The exhibition will be open to the public 10-4, Monday through Friday September 19 – October 26.

This extraordinary show will be on display for over a month and will coincide with the Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit to be held October 6-9, 2016. The galleries will be open extended hours during the CMA Summit weekend.

This juried exhibition invites us to enter the vast and creative world of both ancient and contemporary mosaic art. The works surprise us as we view traditional and non-traditional executed fine art mosaics which, incorporate innovative subject matter, techniques and material, allowing the mosaic to burst forth with subtle or aggressive movement, drawing us into the subject and illuminating clarity of the art and our own vision.

The mosaicist assembles small bits of stone, glass, pottery, and/or repurposed material and assembles them into an image, a feeling, a spirit, and a representation. Mosaic artists chop, cut, hammer and nip to create beauty out of those bits. It’s a beautiful order, a deliberate order, an order of the heart, of dreams, of unending skill and patience. These artists represent the world in ways that have never before been seen.

The artists represented in this exhibition have discovered their own artistic “voice” and use mosaic art to express their unique vision of the world around them. The mosaics presented in this exhibit are a delight to the eye and an inspiration to the soul.

Come join us for First Friday Art Walk on October 7, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at SOU Art Building for a chance to view this extraordinary show, meet the artists, purchase a piece of original mosaic art to take home and enjoy a little light refreshment.

Hanson Howard Gallery
Élan Chardin Gombart & Cathy Valentine, Abstract in Nature, acrylic and encaustic

Using elements and influence of the natural world around us as well as drawing from states of a more human nature, Cathy Valentine and Élan Chardin Gombart both create abstract work that present layers of floating shapes, colors and lines.  While both artists incorporate hints and clues of objects or landscape, the where/what/how are given over to the reflection and imagination of the viewer.

CATHY VALENTINE

Cathy Valentine has been working with an encaustic process for several years. She builds up multiple layers of wax while drawing, staining and/or carving each layer to create a depth of transparency. The use of this material combines many disciplines; collage, printmaking imagery and sculptural qualities are seen in the final result.

Ashland Gallery Association October 2016 Art Exhibits : Élan Chardin Gombart, Screen l, acrylic on panel, 36 x 42

Élan Chardin Gombart, Screen l, acrylic on panel, 36″x42″

ÉLAN CHARDIN GOMBART

Élan received her BFA in visual design from the University of Oregon in 1995 via a circuitous route that included studies at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR, Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and The University of New Mexico. Having worked extensively in photography and drawing, Élan has also explored bookbinding, letterpress printing, and currently, primarily works in mixed media painting.
Her most current paintings present colliding layers of colors and textures that hint at elements of landscape or micro/macro worlds existing simultaneously in a positive/negative relationship to each other.
Artist reception: First Friday, October 7th from 5-8 p.m. Show runs October 6th – November 1st

Oak Street Studio
Scenic Southern Oregon

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“On Howard’s Prairie Lake,” a new acrylic painting by Leif Trygg is featured at Oak Leaf Studio in October.

Artist Leif Trygg expands both his medium and his viewpoint during First Friday, October 7 from 5pm to 8 pm at Oak Street Studio, 247 Oak Street between Hansen Howard and the Ashland Artworks.

The Studio will exhibit recent acrylic paintings of evocative scenes here in Southern Oregon. For the past year, Trygg has been painting exclusively in pastels, while prior efforts were composed with watercolors. “I like working with the texture of acrylics; the effects are more three-dimensional and the colors are more permanent than pastels,” says Trygg.

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Joan Franklin and David Lorenz Winston to Open Studio for Ashland OST

Joan Franklin and David Lorenz Winston to open studio for Ashland OST : Please join artist Joan Franklin and photographer David Lorenz Winston during the Ashland Open Studio Tour Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 11am– 5pm for an open studio tour at 615 Talent Ave, #9, Ashland, Oregon 541-535-1206. There are 22 studios participating in this year's Ashland Open Studio Tour. To access the map of studios and information about the tour artists, visit www.ashlandost.com

Ashland Gallery Association September Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association September Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association aga logoCelebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, September 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries 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

Ashland Gallery Association September Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Artworks

Vessel, Bird and Branch – Acrylic painter Suzanne Etienne and Raku Ceramicist Lorene Senesac

image of Basket Woman, acrylic painting by Suzanne Etienne

“Basket Woman,” acrylic painting by Suzanne Etienne

Join passionate artists Suzanne Etienne and Lorene Senesac for the September First Friday show at Ashland Artworks.
Etienne, an acrylic painter, and Senesac, a Raku ceramicist, are blending their unique and beautiful styles to showcase a symbiotic understanding and celebration of the female form through the beauty of nature.
Their collections play off each other’s love of nature’s abundance, the exquisite details in a tree as shown in Senesac’s bowls or the exuberant harvest from the soil as seen in much of Etienne’s work.
Lorene Senesac will showcase vessels, wall pieces, and three-dimensional works.
Etienne’s acrylic paintings in a variety of sizes exude warmth, joy and a nod to Matisse and impressionism.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Ashland Artworks 5-7pm.

Ashland Art Center
Magical Realism -Whimsical Animals:  The Artwork of Liza Hamilton and Denise Kester

image of Wool Sculpture by Liza Hamilton

Wool Sculpture by Liza Hamilton

Imaginative needle felted wool sculptures by fiber artist Liza Hamilton will be displayed with Denise Kester’s ‘Story Art’. Check out their combined studio space, #8, to see more of their creations or to learn about upcoming shows and classes.

Featured Downstairs Artist – Tiffany Hokanson
New Metal and Paper Works

This month: Printmaker, Tiffany Hokanson, will be displaying her most recent work as the downstairs featured artist at the Ashland Art Center. Tiffany is a full time member of the “Underground Printmaking Studio,” located in the Art Center’s lower level.
According to Tiffany, “All of my work is driven by my exploration of materials and love for process. I appreciate the visible signs of wear and degradation that occur naturally to materials over time, so I often highlight cracks, scratches or imperfections in my work.”

Her work will be on display at the art center’s main level next to the Ashland Art Center’s classroom space throughout the month of September, as well as in the printmaking studio member display space on the main floor of the gallery.

Featured Gallery Artist – Linda Dixon

Linda Dixon is showing oil paintings of local images. The work is executed largely with palette knives, which lend texture and energy to the canvas. She lays down an underpainting of luminous transparent color, before applying heavy opaque knife-work. The final result is a vibrant and engaging.

Photographers’ Gallery
Floral Impressions by Leonard Lea

Photograph by Leonard Lea

Photograph by Leonard Lea

Leonard Lea is a local nature photographer living in Ashland Oregon.  His show “Floral Impressions” is at The Photographers Gallery At The Ashland Art Center from September 2, 2016.
These images convey an overall impression of groups of flowers without being drawn to any particular detail. Inspiration for these images was derived from Impressionist painters such as Van Gogh and Monet.
Leonard is drawn to the details and the extra level of wonder and beauty found in looking closely at flowers. He believes we all need to take the time to see flowers in all of their glorious detail. His curiosity also extends to travel and street photography.  You can follow Leonard’s work on his blog, lenzlenz.blogspot.com

Art and Soul Gallery
Waking Dreams, Recent Watermedia Works in Abstraction by Rogue Valley Artist, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Image of Awakening,  21 x 29 Watercolor Collage by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

“Awakening” 21” x 29″ Watercolor Collage by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

“Often when I am painting I feel like I am in an altered state or a waking dream.  The process in creating this body of abstract paintings starts out very intuitive, developing over time. I then finish each piece by applying elements and principles of design to strengthen the composition and pull it together. In viewing these paintings I invite you to allow your imagination to play and perhaps experience a waking dream.”

 

 

View or download the September 2017 Ashland First Friday ArtWalk Map!

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Ashland Gallery Association August Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association August Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, August 5th, from 5 to 8 pm!

To see all the Ashland Gallery Association August Exhibits in 2016, stroll the galleries 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 from our website. For more information about all of the Ashland Gallery Association August exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

AGA Spotlight Galleries

August 2016

Gallerie Karon
The Female of the Species

ashland gallery association august exhibits : “Embrasser du Regard” (Behold) by Adele Hiles, 60 X 40 acrylic on canvas

“Embrasser du Regard” (Behold) by Adele Hiles, 60 X 40 acrylic on canvas

Our annual, invitational, all women artists show.
Over 20 artists: photography, painting, porcelain portraits, textiles, ceramics, books and cards.

The highlight of the show, “Embrasser du Regard (Behold)” by Adele Hiles, depicts her daughter-in-law and symbolizes what’s facing today’s woman.

Adele’s inspiring accompaniment says, in part, “Embracing the circumstances of one’s existence and holding one’s own within it, is a woman’s challenge, life’s challenge. Immerse and embrace. Be held and behold. Engage with your surroundings and hold your own strength. Hold your head above water and find your nobility.”

Studio A. B.
Gestures at the Continent Edge
Drawing, Photography, Video
Ann DiSalvo, Bruce Bayard at Studio A.B

 

ashland gallery association august exhibits : BONSAI ROCK, photograph by Bruce Bayard

BONSAI ROCK, photograph by Bruce Bayard

On a recent trip to the Oregon and California coast between Harris Beach and Elk Prairie, Ann DiSalvo drew scenes en plein air, and Bruce Bayard shot photos and video; each artist exploring in their own way the boundary between land and sea.

Focusing primarily on rock forms, Ann’s drawings convey strength, yet allude to the fragile nature of the land, the potential for upheaval when considering the unusual mixture of rock forms especially near Crescent City. While the masses of rock represent solidity, geologically it is a subduction zone and earthquakes, with ensuing tsunamis, can be expected in time.

Bruce’s photography and video present both soft and hard edges of the land-sea boundary. Trees, waves, sand, clouds, and mist soften the massive rock forms that tumble from the continent’s edge. Meanwhile, image sequences portray the temporal journey of humans through the ancient stands of redwoods.

During the August First Friday artwalk, a video projection and improvised soundscape will be presented in addition to the drawings and photos.

 

Schneider Museum of Art
Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art

 

ashland gallery association august exhibits : David Eckard, Rail (heraldry veil), 2016, Steel, fabric, painted wood, and ribbon, 72 x 108 x 12 inches

David Eckard, Rail (heraldry veil), 2016, Steel, fabric, painted wood, and ribbon, 72 x 108 x 12 inches

Regular Hours of Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Free and Open to the Public
The Schneider Museum of Art is gearing up to be a part of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center’s groundbreaking Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art curated by Michelle Grabner. The Museum is one of twenty-five different exhibition spaces across the state of Oregon that is showing works this summer.
Works by:

  • Mike Bray
  • David Eckard
  • Giles Lyon
  • Brenna Murphy
  • Storm Tharp

Tuesday Tours
Every Tuesday at Noon
Docent-led tours are available on a drop-in basis every Tuesday at noon. Join us to learn more, ask questions, and engage in a dialogue about the exhibition.

FREE Family Days
Saturday August 13, 
10 am to 1 pm
Join us for family-friendly arts projects and museum activities. Curated by guest artist Max Reinhardt.

Hanson Howard Gallery
Bobbie Jansen & Gabriel Mark Lipper, paintings: still lifes & portraits

ashland gallery association august exhibits : "Aeada 3", oil on panel by Gabriel Mark Lipper

“Aeada 3”, oil on panel by Gabriel Mark Lipper

At first glance Bobbie Jansen and Gabriel Mark Lipper’s paintings are still lifes and portraits, and while both artists approach painting with a respect to these traditions, they share a greater concern for the archetypal resonance of their subject matter.  Transcending the individuality of a woman or the functionality of a shoe, through painting the artists are relating to a broader association with people and objects in our lives; our mothers, our sisters, our every day burdens/joys…existing at times as both anonymous, yet deeply familiar and always universal.

Show runs from August 4th – 30th with an artist reception on First Friday, August 5th from 5-8 p.m.

For Albany artist, Bobbie Jansen, it is often in the process of painting an object that she discovers her connection to it. It may be as simple as the shape or color, but more often it is a symbolic stand-in for something greater.
The objects may find themselves in a tight, claustrophobic interior, or in an endlessly expanding exterior. At times they are singular, and isolated, at other times multiplied, intertwined, and chaotic. They may be whole with every detail described, or be fractured, veiled and disintegrating.

Gabriel Mark Lipper’s brilliant, large-scale portraits are filled with lush color and strong brushwork, creating evocative moods. Rather than tell us the story of the person in front of the artist, Gabriel works with familiar archetypes. Lipper’s figures are beautifully rendered with strong light and confident form, a nod to his academic background, while his compositions and subjects are anything but academic.

2016 Ashland Open Studio Tour

The 2016 Ashland Open Studio Tour is coming!

October 8 & 9, 2016

Save the dates and explore the working spaces of your favorite Rogue Valley artists

For more information, visit /www.ashlandost.com

2016 Ashland Open Studio tour October 8 & 9, 2016

The Ashland Open Studio Tour is proudly sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association.

Ashland Gallery Association July Exhibits 2016

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, July 1st, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries 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 HERE. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Ashland Gallery Association
July Spotlight Exhibits

Nimbus Gallery
Glassworks by Ashland Glass Act

Ashland Gallery Association July Exhibits: Ashland Glass Act at Nimbus Gallery

Ashland Glass Act at Nimbus Gallery

We are proud to feature our midsummer spotlight artists, Daniel and Stef Seffinger of Ashland Glass Act. Danny has studied and continues to study at the Bullseye Glass Education Center in Portland and has 13 years of glasswork experience. He is a skilled and experimental glassmaker, who loves the concept of glass flow and movement. Currently, his interest has been captivated by tapestry and murrini glass. Stefani, along with her 10 years of glasswork, has varied artwork experience, which includes photography, drawing, design, ceramics and watercolor. Her initial interest in glass was in using torch work skills to make glass beads. The studio specializes in a variety of handcrafted techniques and styles using Bullseye glass. These include creation of murrine cane, layered assemblage, edge construction, segment and flow bar construction, pot melts, glass flow pieces, tapestry design, weaved design and torch work. Their products are art pieces, specialty items, items for home use including bowls, platters, trivets, vases, and wall art. Recently, due to their concern about the environment, they have been creating wall art and recycled necklaces to promote environmental awareness.

Their latest environmental wall art piece is entitled CLIMATE CHANGE and reflects the changes in the pattern of seasons. The following is an excerpt from their interpretation of CLIMATE CHANGE: “When Daniel and I started out to make a glass wall art piece, featuring the four seasons, we thought of presenting the seasons, each transitioning from one to the next. While we were creating the piece, we noted that this is no longer what is happening with our weather. Our seasons are not as predictable. We experience spikes of ‘unseasonal heat’ and sudden periods of cold, creating snow when there should be spring flowers. Our piece is meant to represent these changes.” You may view their wall art, along with a selection of other exciting glassworks that is now available in the Nimbus Gallery located at 25 East Main Street in Ashland, Oregon.

Ashland Art Center
A Method to the Madness by Debra Rene Harder

Ashland Gallery Association July Exhibits: “My World, “ photograph by Debra Rene Harder

“My World, “ photograph by Debra Rene Harder

Debra Rene Harder, the Featured Photographer for July, 2016, is an exceptionally skilled local photographer who will be showing a selection of her recent work, “A Method to The Madness” at the Photographer’s Gallery in the Ashland Art Center.
Debra enjoys traditional photography, but her true passion is creating ‘story-telling’ images; hence a window into her imagination.  The prints displayed this month at the Ashland Art Center, not only show her unique perspective, but also reflect the years spent refining her technique.

The print ‘My World’ depicts Debra’s dream sanctuary created as a composite using various landscapes captured in the Glencoe, Scotland region.  Additionally, two studio portrait prints, ‘Keeping Time’ and ‘Vegan Dining in Style,’ will be shown. These are character driven and convey a curious mood with a bit of humor.

Image caption: Ashland Gallery Association July Exhibits: In the Studio with Diane Ericson & Jo Ann Manzone

In the Studio with Diane Ericson & Jo Ann Manzone

The Design Studio
Diane Ericson & Jo Ann Manzone

Join Diane Ericson and Jo Ann Manzone for an evening in The Design Studio, Friday, July 1st, 5-8pm, 258 A Street, #10, Ashland.

Focused on exploring creativity, Diane designs a line of sewing patterns and art stencils. Teaching in her Ashland studio and nationally, Diane offers retreats & workshops in fabric printing and inventive clothing design. JoAnn, a felter and natural dyer, sells her finished work and teaches her favorite felting and printing techniques. Jo Ann’s creative focus is on combining natural elements with fiber to create unique textiles.

 

 

Ashland Art Works
Tortoises: New Work by Clay Artist Marydee Bombeck and Wire Artist George Popa

Ashland Gallery Association July Exhibits: New tortoises by clay artist, Marydee Bombick

New tortoises by clay artist, Marydee Bombick

Clay artist Marydee Bombick will present a collection of ceramic sea turtles in a variety of sizes.  They will be watched over by a curious group of wide-eyed owls.  All can be used either indoors of outside in a garden setting. Marydee’s interest in clay began in her early teens when her aunt taught her to paint on pre-formed pieces.

George Popa will present his Tortoises, his popular Jazz Bands, and much more. His sculptures are three-dimensional sketches, which he creates using wire and silver solder. His career in sculpting began in the 1970’s, when he created a gift for a friend who had everything – except for a sculpture of his sailboat.

This month we will also feature the highly entertaining folk musician and teaching artist, David Nigel Lloyd. David is a non-traditional traditionalist from California. As the British magazine Folk Roots wrote, “Lloyd uses traditional tunes and themes where it suits his purposes.” He has performed in folk venues in England, Ireland, Canada and throughout the United States.

Ashland Gallery Association June 2016 Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association June 2016 Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts and see all the Ashland Gallery Association June 2016 Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, June 3rd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries 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 here. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

AGA June Spotlight Exhibits

Rattle, Vase and Frog, oil painting by Marge Heilman

“Rattle, Vase and Frog,” oil painting by Marge Heilman

Art & Soul Gallery
Passages by Marge Heilman

“History has always interested me, especially with regard to art.  Standing on historic ground in France painting in the footsteps of the masters, painting landscapes with interesting stories to tell as I try to portray feeling and atmosphere.  The feeling of energy and passion when I paint a basket or handmade vessel…the hand of the maker seems to be there for me.  From experiences like this come moments in time which are appreciated and carefully rendered into works using different media.  I invite you to visit my “Passages.”
~Marge Heilman

Hanson Howard Gallery
Robin & John Gumaelius, ceramic sculptures
Jon Jay Cruson, abstract landscape paintings

Sculpture by Robin & John Gumaelius

Sculpture by Robin & John Gumaelius

Our June featured artists reimagine the world around us.  The ceramic and mixed assemblage sculptures of collaborative duo, Robin & John Gumaelius stretch the bounds of imaginative figures, embracing the theatrical and whimsical. Painter, Jon Jay Cruson’s landscapes combine studies of his surroundings with color, shapes and patterns from his own imaginative vocabulary.
Exhibition runs June 1st-28th.

Join us for an artists’ reception during Ashland’s First Friday Artwalk, June 3rd 5 -8 p.m.

JON JAY CRUSON’S remarkable career takes him “where the road leads me,” with a current focus on landscape as his primary inspiration.
Time and again I find myself ‘where the road leads me’, not knowing exactly what I will discover yet finding the inspiration from what comes over the horizon. The open country, patterns, shapes, and colors, they are all there. Back in the studio, it all comes together with the play of the elements, transferring, assembling, and incorporating into my own landscape.”
ROBIN & JOHN GUMAELIUS, collaborating artists and husband and wife, create animated human and birdlike sculptures. They combine ceramic, steel and wood as they form highly inventive sculptures that are often comical or bizarre.
Robin and John live in a rural area in Washington State where they have built their studio, home, barn, and gardens while nourishing four beautiful children.

Yosemite, pastel painting by Leif Trygg

“Yosemite,” pastel painting by Leif Trygg

Oak Leaf Studio
YOSEMITE: Honoring our National Parks

Early exposure to Yosemite as a young child ignited a life-long love of the Park and its grandeur in artist Leif Trygg of Oak Leaf Studio. In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this year, Oak Leaf Studio, located at 247 Oak Street between Hanson Howard and Ashland Artworks, will feature large pastel paintings of Yosemite’s landmark scenery. Included in the show is a new picture of Bridalveil Fall, shown here as a work-in-progress. We encourage you to visit the Studio to see the finished piece as well as other magnificent landscapes of this iconic Park.

Soul Mountains painting by Nina Bindi

“Soul Mountains” painting by Nina Bindi

Shepherd’s Dream
“Inner Landscapes” Abstract paintings by Nina Bindi

Nina Bindi’s, work hangs in private collections and various venues state wide, and can be seen from the 1st Friday in June throughout the end of July, 2016.

In her primarily abstract paintings, Bindi uses acrylic paints, collage elements, and natural materials to create the textural surfaces of her lyrical landscapes.  She is inspired by the cycles of nature and beauty of the Earth, working intuitively with what emerges through the layers.

Nina will be joined by Margaret Correa, acoustic guitarist for the First Friday in June, together with some of Nina’s creative culinary delights.

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Ashland Gallery Association May 2016 Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, May 6th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries 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 HERE. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Ashland Gallery Association May 2016 Exhibits

Snow’s Place

Featuring Jessalynn Jones

Join us during the First Friday Art Walk, May 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Outdoor Music by Fractal Love Jam – Martin W. Ball & Bram Lightbourne, Singer Jessalynn Jones

"FemBuddha" 2008, oil on canvas, 36x36

“FemBuddha”
2008
36×36 oil on canvas,

Jessalynn Jones has a B.A. in painting and drawing from Southern Oregon University. She has also studied art in England at Emerson College (which is a Steiner-based college where Waldorf teachers are trained), as well as Florence, Italy. She works primarily in oil colors, focusing on the feeling and flow of the artistic process. Her work reflects her diverse training and life experience, as well as her passion for self-expression and her love for color.  Original oil paintings are available for sale, as well as high quality giclée prints on canvas, paper, and poly satin fabric.

Jessalynn is also the lead singer of Fractal Love Jam. She currently lives in Ashland, OR, with her husband, Martin, her son, Jaden, their dog, Moxi, and their cat, Trinity. Check out her websites:
http://www.jessalynnjonesart.com/ and http://www.fractallovejam.com/

Ashland Art Center
Jo Ann Manzone – Mother Earth-the Art of Botanical Printing

Jo Ann Manzone

Felt vest by Jo Ann Manzone

Felt vest by Jo Ann Manzone

Jo Ann Manzone, a felter, botanical printer and dyer displays her botanical prints in her showcase entitled Mother Earth-The Art of Botanical Printing.  Visit Jo Ann in Studio #9, upstairs.

Samantha McDermott

Samantha McDermott, fiber artist and natural dyeing.  From her surroundings, farms, gardens, and parks, she gathers organic material and then hand dye textiles into one of kind pieces of art. Visit her Downstairs in the Artist’s Underground.
Join us on First Friday, May 6, 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  As always, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.  There will also be refreshments and live music.

Music by Phoebe Knowles

5:00pm to 6:30pm
Born and raised in Ashland, Phoebe Knowles has been playing the harp for over 14 years.  Her skill has mostly been a hobby of hers, but after getting a BA in Zoology at the University of Vermont, she returned to Ashland to be a harpist for hire from 2013 to 2014.  You may have seen her playing at Farmers’ Markets throughout the Rogue Valley.  She then went to the University of Winchester in England to get her Masters in Creative and Critical Writing.  With that degree completed, she is now back in Ashland to offer her musical services again while she writes a book.  Celtic, Classical, modern covers, the songs she plays are a varied as her interests.

Accapellaré

6:30pm to 8:00pm
Accapellaré is a local Ashland duo combining the spectacular voices of Jeffri Lynn Carrington and Zoé Laterreur. Be captivated by pure, rich harmonies and the beauty of two women who have dedicated their lives to the art of singing. Renaissance and Baroque music, Celtic songs, and Opera duets make up their repertoire.

Gallerie Karon
Artist as Poet

“Tiger,” mixed media by William Blake

“Tiger,” mixed media by William Blake

The exhibit continues through May showcasing artists who are also poets (and vice versa). It’s surprising how many do both!

Highlights include a very limited edition of Cathy DeForest’s and Derek Pyle’s 3 folio set, Alchemy: Invitations and Offerings. The set includes many signed pieces by well-known artists and writers.

A very special exhibit addition is a new photo and poem by Todd Davis, formerly of Ashland.

Also featured are husband and wife team, Bruce Barton and Jerri Cook Barton. Her Downton Abbey portrait on porcelain tile, of Maggie Smith (as Lady Violet) will make you smile. The Abbey appears in the background, slightly askew signifying changing times.

Don’t miss the sketchbooks with notations by Steve Dieffenbacher and who knew Jonah Bornstein was also a photographer? Come see his work and be surprised.

We carry poetry books by our artists year round but have a particularly good selection right now.

Hanson Howard Gallery
For the Birds: Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Claire Duncan & Barbara Orsow – original paintings and photographs

 “Blue Winged Warbler and Bamboo,” oil on panel, by Jhenna Quinn Lewis

“Blue Winged Warbler and Bamboo,” oil on panel, by Jhenna Quinn Lewis

In For the Birds, three artists, painters, Jhenna Quinn Lewis and Claire Duncan and photographer, Barbara Orsow interpret birds as their subject matter with unique approaches exploring how birds can fascinate us, enchant us, connect us to the natural world, remind us of our responsibility to the environment, and call us to action.

Join us for an artists’ reception during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, May 6th, 5 -8 p.m. Exhibition runs April 22nd – May 31st.

10% of art sales will benefit the Klamath Bird Observatory during the 2016 Mountain Bird Festival, May 20- 22.

Jhenna Quinn Lewis brings life to canvas with oil paint, exquisitely articulating small birds in juxtaposition with unexpected objects and backgrounds.  In this show, Jhenna combines Asian influences with some of her favorite birds.  Barbara Orsow’s fascination with birds in nature led her to use her camera to capture the mystery of their movement and her delight in the beauty of their details.  Claire Duncan paints the power and grace of large birds in acrylic.  Her paintings have a contemporary feel and attempt to deal with her own underlying artistic ideas: light and dark, the nature of color, the relationship of the artist to the world.