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Ashland Gallery Association July Exhibits

Kick off the holiday weekend and celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, July 3rd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries 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 visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Pick up the complimentary 2015 Gallery Guide in member galleries or view online!

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits
July 2015

New Gallery Member!

"In the Light Upstairs," black & white photography

In the Light Upstairs, black & white photography

Perdita Gallery

In The Light Upstairs: Black And White Photography

In The Light Upstairs, an exhibition of black and white photography, opens at Perdita on Friday July 3rd, 2015 with an artist reception from 5-8 pm, coinciding with Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, and will run through Saturday August 4th, 2015.  Located at the Underground Marketplace, 33 N. Third St. #7.

J. Ellen Austin and sculpture

J. Ellen Austin and sculpture

JEGA Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Open A New Window, Open Up To New Perspectives, Live with Art!

JEGA Gallery kicks off July First Friday Ashland Art walk with her birthday celebration! JEGA will be open from 5pm to 8pm on July 3, 2015 with live music and refreshments.

JEGA wishes to inspire you to live with art!  Just like Auntie Mame sings in the musical, “Open a new window, Open a new door, Travel a new highway, That’s never been tried before!”

J. Ellen, resident artist and stone sculptor, appreciates that Art has the potential to provoke and challenge a viewer’s perspectives and ways of looking at the world.  Allow your self to open up new windows, new doors and new perspectives and be inspired to live with art!  Be prepared for a bodacious mix of visual and contemporary art, comprising of photographs, sculptures, drawings, paintings that will inspire and provoke you.

JEGA celebrates the Art by: Laurie Ross Austin, Wearable Fiber Art; Steve Bieback, Metal Sculpture; Jason Bueter, Photography and Metal Garden Art; Kathy Beal, Abstract Painting; Chris Dworin, Ceramic Sculpture; Dawn Ferrari, Stone Sculptures; Nakom U-aksorn, watercolors; Richard Royce, Giclee limited edition prints; Neil Stewart, Contemporary Sculpture; Tej Steiner, Ceramic Sculpture; Lucious M. Upshaw, limited edition Bronze Sculptures; Daniel Verner, Acrylic Paintings; Ingo Wedde, Outdoor Metal Sculpture; And J. Ellen Austin, Stone, Bronze and multi-media Sculpture.

Photographer August Schilling

Photographer August Schilling

Snow’s Place

Photography of August Schilling

August Schilling lives in Ashland, Oregon, where he has spent the last two decades practicing a trade, pursuing dreams and passions, raising a child, and watching her transform into an amazing young adult.

After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1991, he chose to take a few years to live in the Sierra Nevada mountain range to catch up on his skiing and to focus on discovering whether or not he could make his way as a bicycle racer.

Somewhat auspiciously, he did not hold himself to his intended path of academia and self promotion, but allowed the tides to carry him where they did, and he found himself in Southern Oregon polishing his skills as an arborist, having taken his first tree industry job right after university as a means of carrying himself into his first ski season. He could not have known that twenty two years later he would call arboriculture his profession, that he would be watching a daughter moving onto university herself, and that he would follow a patient path back to photography, the discipline which he had so actively pursued as his primary discipline while achieving his art degree.

It simply all fit together so well that he couldn’t have chosen it to manifest in any other manner. Working in the tree every day for years reminded him of his love of the outdoors in any environment or condition. Watching a child discover the world one miraculous discovery at a time reconnected him with his love of observing and learning. Taking photographs throughout enables him to tell the story unequivocally, without any of the ambiguity of written English.

It is August’s hope that through photography he is able to encourage others to see the beauty of the world in both intimate detail and grand overview, to notice the extraordinary aspects of everyday encounters, and to enjoy what we have while we have it.

It may be the case that the world is degrading and moving towards human dominated toxic hegemony. If this is the case, August’s photos may at best remind conservationists what it is that they are fighting for, or at worst serve as a record of what has been for the edification of future generations.

Blue Tango, acrylic painting by Alx Fox

“Blue Tango”, acrylic painting by Alx Fox

Art and Soul Gallery

The Art of Abstraction – Expression Through Color, paintings by Alx Fox

My show, “The Art of Abstraction-Expression Through Color” was inspired by recent changes, in my life, and the lives of several artist friends.  These changes have caused me to focus on my style as an artist and how to interpret these changes as they affect my work and my outlook on life.  They have raised awareness that I can contribute to the artistic community and benefit others. As an abstract expressionist, my primary tools are composition, focus and the use of bold colors. As an Artist, I do my best work in a balanced and harmonious state of mind it has been an interesting challenge to create works that evoke a sense of wonder and wellbeing during ever changing times. I am currently focusing on larger works and teaching locally in order to satisfy my inner needs.

My show will be exhibited at Art&Soul Gallery from June 30th through August 2nd. Please join me for the opening reception on Friday, July 3, from 5-8 PM at Art&Soul Gallery.

Light Catcher by Lewis Anderson

“Light Catcher” by Lewis Anderson

The Photographers’ Gallery

Photography of Lewis Anderson

In our innermost selves we long for liberation from our earthbound nature. Throughout history birds have symbolized the spirit and their flight as transcendence. These images are a reflection of the Light.

Ashland Gallery Association June Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association June Exhibits

Come out and celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, June 5th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries 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 below. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

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Pick up the complimentary 2015 Gallery Guide in member galleries now!

Mixed Media by Diana Trygg

Mixed Media by Diana Trygg

Oak Leaf Studio

One Woman Show

Contemporary artist Diana Trygg is hosting a one-woman show of work she has completed over the past five months. Trygg was exposed to art, museums, and architecture at a very young age. Born in Venezuela, with relatives living in Spain, she was given an international perspective on life in her teens.

Producing three-dimensional collages of “curated art” pictures provides immense satisfaction and joy in the actual creative process. Finished pieces are composed of found objects and images that have been culled over years – everything from hand-carved wooden figures to faux pearls offers an opportunity to create a unique vision. Subject matter has varied from lush gardens complete with actual preserved butterflies to a tribute to Frida Kahlo that includes an Inca-style clay mask, carved jungle animals, metal chains and Japanese wrapping paper. Each piece offers a singular viewpoint not often discovered in everyday life.

SHELL COLLECTION, oil, by Michael Gibson

SHELL COLLECTION, oil, by Michael Gibson

Ashland Art Works

Oil Paintings and Three-dimensional Wire Sculpture Featured

Ashland Art Works on Oak Street showcases the art of fifteen local artists in five galleries. This month’s featured artists are Michael Gibson, oil paintings, and George Popa, wire sculpture.

Michael Gibson’s passion for art, travel and antiquities is reflected in his new display of trompe l’oeil paintings called “Collections.”

George Popa’s sculptures are three-dimensional sketches using stainless steel wire. In a new exhibit, “Open Wings,” George looks at flights of nature, flights of technology, and flights of fantasy.

Green Show performers Rutendo Shumba Marimba Bands, First Friday, June 5, 2015

Sculpture by Robin and John Gumaelius

Sculpture by Robin and John Gumaelius

Hanson Howard Gallery

R and J Gumaelius, sculpture and Vince Carl, paintings

Collaborating artists and husband and wife, ROBIN and JOHN GUMAELIUS incorporate ceramic, steel and wood to create animated human and birdlike sculptures. Their works are comical, bizarre and highly inventive. Robin says, “Radio stories, history books, biking adventures, gardening notes, neighbors spied, strangers watched in stores and parks and cars jangle together in our heads and come so freely to our fingers that when we see the pieces finished we are often delighted – as if we are not their creators; they just come to talk with us for a while and then leave again”. In their unique working relationship, Robin and John combine both skill and imagination together as an artistic team to build a singularly unusual world out of clay and mixed media.
The couple and their four young children live in a wooded environment
near the coast in Washington. While starting with a tree house, they have also built their own home, studio, barn and lush garden.

VINCE CARL has shifted from his focus on the figure to abstraction with great success after several years of hard work as his process evolved technically and philosophically.

Terry Frosini SAN TORINI 30 x 40 oil

Terry Frosini SAN TORINI 30 x 40 oil

Adelante! Gallery

2 Day Event: “Vedi La Galleria Adelante!” Featuring Terry Frosini

Italian Painter, Italian wine, and Vino Rosso
Opening Friday, June 5th from 5pm-8pm Enjoy beautiful art and meet the artist!
Saturday, June 6th from 10:30am-5pm Where you can watch Terry painting ‘Live’
Featuring the eclectic and sometimes eccentric original oil paintings by Italian Painter, Terry Frosini, in the Adelante! Gallery’s Alleyway.
Terry traces his ancestry to the Tuscany region of Italy, the heart of the Renaissance.
“There must be a genetic component, but I have always been centered on admiring, desiring, and loving art in all forms.”
His wish to paint in oils remains a central driving force of his daily existence.
“I paint because I love doing it, need to do it. I just don’t know? Could it be a genetic thing that goes back to a proto-Frosini with time on his hands and a blank cave wall?”

 

Ashland Gallery Association May Exhibits

Come out and celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts  during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, May 1st, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the Ashland Gallery Association May Exhibits 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

Pick up the new complimentary 2015 Gallery Guide in member galleries now!

Ashland Gallery Association
May Spotlight Exhibits

Painting by Wayne Armstrong

Painting by Wayne Armstrong

Hanson Howard Gallery
Focus on the Mood

Paintings by Wayne Armstrong and Karen Staal

“I am a great admirer of Vermeer, de la Tour, Hopper and those artists who capture quiet, private moments. Each of these paintings is meant to do the same. The spare compositions, muted colors and lack of features direct attention towards an interior drama. My hope is that each viewer can reveal what is invisible and make tangible what has been implied.” W.A.
Karen Staal uses the figure to structure her paintings. Her intention as she begins is not to tell a story but rather to compose by focusing on elements and fundamentals of composition as she paints spontaneously. A successful result for her comes through exploration and discovery during the painting process.

Since human figures are the subject, a narrative takes shape and however ambiguous, each viewer brings their own experiences to an interpretation.
Occasionally, Karen sees that she has created an image that reflects her personal life.

LILY POND by Jerry Shanafelt

LILY POND by Jerry Shanafelt

Nimbus

Jerry Shanafelt, Original Oil Landscape Paintings 

Nimbus Gallery will be featuring the richly textured and impressionistic landscape paintings of Jerry Shanafelt. Using a palette knife technique and vibrant colors, Shanafelt creates landscapes with pronounced feeling and nostalgic effect. Join us on Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, May 1st, from 5-8 p.m.  for an evening of art. Light refreshments will be offered.

Jerry Shanafelt’s love of oil painting began in the 1960’s while working in the architectural field in New England and continued after his move to Oregon in 1973.  In 1995 he was able to focus full time on his passion.  Jerry is a signature member of the American Impressionists Society and member of the Oil Painters of America.  His work has been accepted into numerous national and international juried shows and has won many awards, including the Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award.

“Inspiration for my paintings comes from the abstract shapes and designs that color, light and shadows create in nature.  I look for scenes that capture my attention, like the contrast of snow on granite peaks, the variety of colors and hues in a field of wild flowers, or the play of light on moving water.” – Jerry Shanafelt

The Lovers, oil painting by Rebecca Gabriel

The Lovers, oil painting by Rebecca Gabriel

Gallerie Karon
Husbands, Wives & Lovers

Husbands, Wives & Lovers – Two Hearts Beat As One

The exhibit features artist couples that sometimes work together, sometimes separately. The show combines the work of painters, writers, photographers and more.  May 1st features the wines of Platt Anderson Cellars from 5-8 with chocolate!  Come be inspired!
Who are the lovers? We never tell…

 

 

 

 Sang-ah Choi, About Beautiful Painting and Painting Beautifully, Landscape #5, 2015, Acrylic, pen, molding paste, masking tape, glitter, sticker and resin on wood panel, 19.5” x 8.5” xó”

Sang-ah Choi, About Beautiful Painting and Painting Beautifully, Landscape #5, 2015, Acrylic, pen, molding paste, masking tape, glitter, sticker and resin on wood panel, 19.5” x 8.5”

The Schneider Museum of Art
Spring Exhibitions

The Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) is presenting four thought-provoking exhibitions that include installations by Marlene Alt and Garrick Imatani created in response to the “site” of the landscape, history, and culture of the Rogue Valley, as well as work by Sang-ah Choi produced during her month-long artist residency at Southern Oregon University.  The Museum is also featuring activist artist Sister Corita Kent’s vibrant silkscreens made from the 1950’s through 70’s. The exhibitions are on view from April 3 through June 13, 2015.
The Museum’s Main and Treehaven galleries feature Southern Oregon Site Project installations by Garrick Imatani and Marlene Alt. This project, funded in part by The Ford Family Foundation, Roseburg, is designed to support the development and presentation of new art by Oregon artists.
Garrick Imatani’s installation reflects his interest in the history of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a 1930’s government program employing millions of people, including many artists, during and after the Depression. Imatani is working with the imagery of Diego Rivera’s mural, The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City, which is in the San Francisco Art Institute. Rivera’s work had a direct impact on the WPA movement, as did the WPA on the development of Ashland and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Imatani reimagines Rivera’s trompe l’oeil style and depictions of workers through a large-scale installation that functions as a stage set, complete with 3-dimensional stairs, scaffolding, and plywood cutouts for figures to occupy.  Garrick Imatani will give an Artist Talk on Thursday, June 4 at 5:30 PM, in the Meese Auditorium, at the Center for the Visual Arts, on the Southern Oregon University campus.
Marlene Alt’s installation entitled Silent Movies comprised of a video projection and empty cast wax picture frames, suggest sites of memory.  Alt’s installation reflects her interest “in the psychological landscape, in juxtaposing historical perspectives on the American landscape with visceral, lived experiences in the landscape.” Alt states that her “work in sculpture and installation focuses on landscape as place, as body, as memory, and as object.”
Showing in the Museum’s Heiter Gallery is humming in the ubiquitous beauty, an exhibition of new works by Sang-ah Choi.  Many of the works were made during Choi’s month-long artist residency at the Center for the Visual Arts, SOU, which was funded in part by The Ford Family Foundation, Roseburg. The show includes colorful and dynamic paintings, ceramic objects and an artist’s book. Sang-ah Choi will give an Artist Talk on Thursday, May 21 at 5:30 PM, in the Meese Auditorium, in the Art Building.
In the Museum’s Entry Gallery, Selections from the Permanent Collection: Sister Corita Kent features the artist’s bold graphic works’ including twenty-three prints representing letters of Kent’s universal alphabet of peace, the Signal Code Alphabet, from the Museum’s permanent collection.  The show presents fifteen serigraphs on loan from the Corita Art Center and the Portland Art Museum in order to complete the alphabet and show a range of her prints. Works from the 1960’s include images of the Vietnam War, Bobby Kennedy, the Berrigan Brothers and other cultural icons paired with quotations from William Sloane Coffin, Lorraine Hansberry, and Walt Whitman. Kent’s prints offer a unique opportunity to engage with the tumultuous 1960s.
While the spring exhibitions are on view, the Schneider Museum of Art will present a workshop and a performance piece by the Portland-based Physical Education (PE), comprised of dance and performance artists keyon gaskin, Allie Hankins, Lucy Lee Yim and Takahiro Yamamoto. Physical Education’s performance on Sunday May 10 at 8:00 PM will take place in, and collaborate with, Garrick Imatani’s Southern Oregon Site Project installation. The goal of the Movement workshop with PE, to be held Saturday, May 9 at 12:00 PM, is to inspire a critical dialogue that acknowledges and scrutinizes the perceived illegibility and messiness of the performing body.  PE’s vision is to offer performance audiences, artists of all mediums, and curious individuals immersive modes through which to engage with dance and performance.
Two FREE Family Days accompanying the spring exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, April 18 and Saturday, May 23, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Museum will also hold Tuesday Tours – weekly docent-led educational tours for the public on Tuesdays at noon. Please call to schedule a special tour for your group.
Regular Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Schneider Museum of Art’s spring exhibitions are generously supported by Platt Anderson Cellars, Market of Choice, Rogue Frameworks, the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts – Artworks program.

Ashland Gallery Association April Exhibits

Come out and celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, April 3rd, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries 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!

Download the Gallery Tour Map here:

Download (PDF, 367KB)

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

Pick up the new complimentary 2015 Gallery Guide in member galleries now!

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits
April 2015

A Taste of Ashland

17 Galleries + Wine + Food = One delicious art experience!

Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th from noon to 4 p.m.

A Taste of Ashland 2015 Festival Poster art by Kevin Christman

A Taste of Ashland Poster art by Kevin Christman

Celebrating its twenty-sixth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event is A Taste of Ashland. This annual walking tour of Ashland galleries pairs local restaurants and regional wineries to create Ashland’s most delicious art experience.

This year’s A Taste of Ashland takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th from noon to 4 p.m.  Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines.

For a complete list of pairings and to purchase tickets, visit:
www.atasteofashland.com

A Taste of Ashland is HOSTED by: Ashland Gallery Association and SPONSORED BY: Southern Oregon Public Television, Jefferson Public Radio, Ashland Chamber, Southern Oregon Media Group, Ram Offset Lithographers, Mountain Meadows, and Southern Oregon Magazine.

Hill Station

Cathy Schoenberg: “Transition”

Floral by Cathy Schoenberg

Floral by Cathy Schoenberg

Cathy Schoenberg, a painter of some 35 years, lives in the Skagit Valley, 60 miles north of Seattle, on Guemes Island, a short ferry ride from Anacortes, where her studio is located.  The work in this exhibition indicates transition: from the figurative to the almost abstraction of flowers, both following a path of complex, vibrant color, patterns, rhythm and vibration.
” I started sketching with fervor 4 or 5 years ago, not as a precursor to painting, just for my own enrichment, like a daily practice, as in yoga!   But Alas! That is exactly where it led me, to a new frontier: deep onto the texture, shapes, and lush wildness of flowers. ”

Schoenberg was born in Spokane, WA and obtained a BFA in fine art from Fort Wright College in 1975.  Schoenberg’s work has been shown in Skagit Valley area, Seattle, Bellingham, San Juan Island, in various Galleries and venues since 1980.

Studio AB

Electronic Collage Prints by Bruce Bayard

SCREEN CAPTURE / TRANSMISSIONS I, by Bruce Bayard

SCREEN CAPTURE / TRANSMISSIONS I, by Bruce Bayard

Studio A.B will be open for the first Friday Art Walk, and again on Friday April 17, from 5 to 8 pm, which is the opening reception of the new series of “screen captures” by Bruce Bayard. Screen captures are still images derived from the video collage projections as part of a mixed media performance. One such performance occurs the following night, Saturday, April 18 at the Dancespace in Ashland. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited.
Todd Barton, Bruce Bayard and Darrell Bluhm present an evening of improvisational multimedia performance. The event includes quadraphonic sound, music on two Buchla Easels, video projections, and three martial arts forms including Tai Chi Sword.

Oak Leaf Studio

image submitted by Oak Leaf Studio

Image submitted by Oak Leaf Studio

New Artist Joins Oak Leaf Studio Contemporary artist Diana Trygg is now sharing exhibit space at Oak Leaf Studio with fine artist Leif Trygg. Diana calls her pieces “Curated Art.”  Each image, texture, and object has been personally culled from a collection created over the past 15 or more years. Odd items, unusual shapes, textures and colors, or old memorabilia, as well as found objects are used to create unique images.

In addition to Diana’s work, Oak Leaf Studio is proud to announce three new large paintings by Leif are completed and ready for viewing. The first is a large pastel of Ashland Creek with an exciting viewpoint of the stream. The second, also a pastel picture, is a beautiful scene from Lithia Park in the spring. The third captures an Ashland winter sunset against bare trees. All are rich, vibrant illustrations of different parts of our town.

February 2015 Ashland Gallery Association Featured Exhibits

Come out and celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, February 6th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries 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 visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Watch for the new 2015 Gallery Guide due to arrive by March First Friday!

PORK CHOP AND PEACH, by Sarah F Burns

PORK CHOP AND PEACH, by Sarah F Burns

AGA Spotlight Galleries
February 2015

Smithfields Restaurant

February First Friday Art Walk After Party
Featuring paintings by Sarah F. Burns

Come join us for the February First Friday Art Walk after-party! Smithfields will have food and drink specials from 8 – 10 pm. View our rare collection of paintings and meet the artist, Sarah F Burns.

Enoteca by Eden Vale

Featuring work by Whitney Rolfe and Aaron Taylor

BUT WHEN THE FIELDS ARE STILL by Whitney Rolfe

BUT WHEN THE FIELDS ARE STILL by Whitney Rolfe

February is a special month because we are happily hosting two talented artists! Come by EdenVale Enoteca, 17 N Main St in Ashland, to see the unique artwork of Whitney Rolfe and Aaron Taylor, former students of Southern Oregon University.

Whitney Rolfe is a recent graduate from Southern Oregon University, and has always been an Oregonian. She has always had an affinity for both the dark and
the bright, having been referred to as a “dark rainbow” for both her personal style as well as her abstract art. Bright and whimsical paintings are juxtaposed with her small intricate black and white drawings. As well as making art, she also creates braid-in synthetic dreads, which you can often see her wearing.
For more information on DarcRainbow Creations, please visit: www.darcrainbow.com or www.facebook.com/DarcRainbowCreations

Aaron Taylor: Original doodles, sculpture, scratchboard, painting, ink drawing & screen prints/apparel 4 Artist at Large. Contact him at [email protected] for more information on his work.

We will be hosting a talented local musician and a wonderful chef!
Kelvin Underwood will be here serenading us with his acoustic, alternative style.  Chef Daniel Gonzalez of Ashland Culinary Instruction will be here showcasing his talents with a food demo, where you can participate!

Liquid Assets Wine Bar

Photography by Joseph Linaschke

RED FALL LEAVES by Joseph Linaschke

RED FALL LEAVES by Joseph Linaschke

Joseph “PhotoJoseph” Linaschke is a commercial, portrait, and fine art photographer with a studio located on the Southside of Ashland. His clients include Apple, Mercedes-Benz, the artist Seal, the U.S. Army Reserves, and many other businesses of all sizes—including Liquid Assets, where this show is currently hanging! Be sure to check out their website, LiquidAssetsWineBar.com to preview his works.

This collection, “Fall Colors”, was shot in two locations — Ashland, Oregon and Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. A departure from Joseph’s normal photography, this was an exploration both in color and in advanced digital editing techniques. While no image looks obviously edited or manipulated, the scene as you see it in the print is a reflection of the artist’s eye and memory more than the actual scene as anyone else would have seen it. These 30-inch prints are displayed on metal, adding extra depth and a striking richness to each photo.

Hanson Howard Gallery

Multicultural Celebrations
Paintings by Betty LaDuke

MALI MARKET DAY painting by Eve Betty LaDuke

MALI MARKET DAY painting by Eve Betty LaDuke

Multicultural Celebrations by renowned artist, Betty LaDuke will include small paintings (32” X 42”) depicting the lives of villagers from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
“I hope that my visual impressions reach out beyond the confines of national boundaries to reveal that in spite of our cultural differences, human survival is dependent on our ability to connect with one another through understanding and compassion. Bonding with my family and friends on a multicultural, global level nurtures me.  I have a need to continue sharing visually and verbally examples of human dignity and hope” Betty LaDuke

We have represented Betty since the gallery first opened in 1980 with many exhibits throughout her prolific career. Most of her exhibitions and collections are shown or owned by museums and she rarely shows in galleries. We are privileged to make this collection of *small paintings (42” x 32”) accessible to our community.
50% of proceeds will be donated to The Oregon Community Foundation in support of Rogue Valley visual arts.

Ashland Gallery Association January Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk

January 2, 2015

Ring in the New Year and celebrate Ashland’s visual arts scene during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, January 2nd, 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. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

David Bithell, The Place of Whispers, 2014, interactive and networked sound sculptures, 3' x 3' x 5' to 3' x 3' x 7’ Brooks Dierdorff, Schneider Museum of Art exhibit, january 2015Schneider Museum of Art
Baker’s Dozen: SOU Creative Art Faculty 2015 and New Works: SMA Collection 2012-2014

Baker’s Dozen will showcase the diverse and engaging works of the Southern Oregon University Creative Arts faculty. New Works: SMA Collection 2012-2014 will feature works by national and international artists newly represented in the Museum’s collection.  The exhibitions will be on view from January 12 through March 14, 2015.  Regular Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A special opening reception with the artists featured in Baker’s Dozen will be held on Thursday, January 15, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Revealing a wide range of approaches and disciplines, Baker’s Dozen includes recent works by David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Miles Inada, Peg Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld and visiting professors Rene Allen, Brooks Dierdorff, Summer Ventis, and Ben Waterman. A series of talks by the artists, readings by Creative Writing faculty Kasey Mohammed, Robert Arellano, and Craig Wright, and lectures by Professors Melissa Geppert and Warren Hedges will enrich the exhibition.

The dates for the free presentations are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 22, 5:30 PM, Brooks Dierdorff
  • Thursday, January 29, 5:30 PM, Summer Ventis
  • Thursday, February 5, 5:30 PM, Melissa Geppert
  • Thursday, February 12, 5:30 PM, Cody Bustamante
  • Thursday, February 19, 5:30 PM, Craig Wright, Kasey Mohammad, Bobby Arellano
  • Thursday, February 26, 5:30 PM, Warren Hedges
  • Thursday, March 5, 5:30 PM, Rene AllenNew Works: SMA Collection 2012-2014 features many works donated by individual patrons, as well as works purchased with Art Acquisition grant funding from The Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission.  Oregon artists represented include Arnold Kemp, Evan LaLonde, Ellen Lesperance, and Akihiko Miyoshi.  These additions are an important educational resource for our patrons.
    Two FREE Family Days accompanying this exhibition are scheduled for Saturday, January 24 and Saturday, February 21, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Museum will also hold Tuesday Tours – weekly docent-led educational tours for the public on Tuesdays at noon. Please call to schedule a special tour for your group. The Schneider Museum of Art winter exhibitions are generously supported by Del Rio Vineyards, Market of Choice, Rogue Frameworks, the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts – Artworks program.

Ashland Gallery Association Featured Exhibits December 2014

Come out and celebrate Ashland’s visual arts scene during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, December 5th, 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 (or from the link at the bottom of this post!). For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Most exhibits run throughout the month of December!

AGA Spotlight Exhibits
December 2014

Winter Amaryllis, original painting on display at Art & Soul Gallery December 2014

Winter Amaryllis

Art and Soul

“Winter Celebration” Featuring Art & Soul Gallery artists

In celebrating the season, Artists of the Art & Soul Gallery have come together to show their many expressions and mediums in a 12” x 12” format.
Winter Celebration features diversified paintings by participating Artists: Betty Barss, Judy Bjorlie, Janet Bocast, Linda Boutacoff, Linda Curtis, Dana Feagin, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Marilyn Hurst, Chris Messer, Carla Palmese, Charlotte Peterson, Eve Withrow and Nancy Zufich.

 

 

 

Liquid Assets

David Gordon

Houses, original painting by David Gordon

Houses, original painting by David Gordon

New at Liquid Assets this month is painter and website designer David Gordon. His medium is simple; paint and canvas, his aesthetic; colorful and unconventional. David grew up in a highly creative household and spent his free time making art and exploring the forest behind his house.
Houses have become prevalent in his artwork since attending art school. As symbols of comfort and security, David plays with the juxtaposition of houses in many elemental backgrounds and many states of existence. His melting houses suggest a state of impermanence reflected in the subtle fluidity of nature. He contrasts these abstract images with bright, patient colors that evoke the power of the natural elements. His paintings have appeared in magazines, TV shows, and Newspapers and are collected worldwide.

 

 

 

 

Ashland Art Center

Assemblage by Dale Muir

Dale Muir, Ashland Art Center

Dale Muir, Ashland Art Center


Dale is known for her amazing assemblage pieces which give personality and expression to everyday found objects. Her pieces are part 3D collage and part sculpture. They celebrate the character of individual materials by bringing them together in a work of art that shows them in a new and beautiful light. Come see Dale’s fun and inspiring work in her studio upstairs.
Live music will be performed by Rainy & the Rattlesnakes, a lively family bluegrass band.
As always visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.

 

Rogue Woods

Oak Leaf, Rogue Woods

Oak Leaf Studio

Holiday Sale

Oak Leaf Studio now offers a major discount on all its original artworks in an effort to allow more people to own art. Included in this Holiday Sale are: pastel and watercolor landscapes and still life original art, signed and numbered framed prints, unframed individual prints, boxed note cards and single cards.

 

Download your copy of the Ashland First Friday ArtWalk map here!

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Ashland Gallery Assn November Featured Exhibits

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, November 7th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free community event filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other visual 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 visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Most exhibits run throughout the month of November!

Elaine Frenett, New Directions at Ashland Art CenterAshland Art Center

“New Directions:
Perhaps dimensional, Perhaps intuitive” Watercolors by Elaine Frenett

This gathering of newer pieces swerves strongly from Elaine’s usual approach. An inner yearning to move into a new way of expressing hatched from the play and process she has so come to love: visual art journaling. With no agenda, the pigment, be it wax or watercolor, was slathered onto the surfaces. And from there whatever whispered to her, she followed.

“It’s like leaving myself behind, and finding myself at the same time,” says Frenett. “Won’t you come see if you can hear the whispers, too?”

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.

HansonHowardHanson Howard Gallery

Annual Holiday Salon

Sue Yamins is one of the featured artists in the Annual Holiday Salon. Two of her sculptures are currently included in a national juried exhibition at the Erie Art Museum in Erie, PA. “Focus: Fiber – a collection of innovative and inspiring works that exemplify the vibrant world of fiber arts today”.

Sue uses gourds as her base and a coiling process to create the sculptured basketry.

“The designs are wood burned into the gourd and colors are applied with dyes. Once the gourd is completed the coiling begins. I like to use a variety of materials for the coiling. They can be made of pine needles, grasses, cattails, fiber rush or polished hemp. I also use different materials for the stitching including waxed linen, raffia, artificial sinew, silk and wool.

Each project begins with an idea and then develops and changes as the piece is actually made.”

november 2014 exhibit at Oak Leaf StudioOak Leaf Studio

Still-life Florals and New Water Paintings

Falling water creates rivers and creeks, and nurtures colorful blooms that lift our spirits and remind us of balmy weather. Oak Leaf Studio is featuring a new painting of Lake Tahoe, which you may have seen “under construction” during the Open Studios Tour. Artist Leif Trygg has completed this mixed media piece created by using both watercolors and pastels and it is now up for viewing.

Taking a cue from nature again, Trygg observes the world around him and translates those images into personal statements. His series of still-life flower paintings depict Shasta Daisies, roses, bouquets of peonies, and more. Each is a contemplative view of individual blooms rendered in compelling tones and whimsical but classic settings.

Originals as well as prints and cards will be available for viewing and purchase.

November 2014 exhibit at Gallerie KaronGallery Karon

GIFTED

Our Annual Gift Show featuring 28 artists and guests. Thursday, November 13th, we will kick off the holiday season with an open house. There will be music, special munchies and free gifts from 2pm til 4pm!

Come in and check out a gallery like no other in Ashland for unique art, antiques and animals — a twist on the usual.

Ashland Gallery Association Featured Gallery Exhibits - October 2014

Ashland Gallery Association aga logoCome out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, October 3 from 5–8 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! Click here to download the AGA Artwalk Map for October 2014.

Most exhibits run through the end of October.

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits

Handmade scarf by Stepanie Moss

Handmade scarf by Stepanie Moss

October 2014

Ashland Art Works

In October, Ashland Artworks features John Weston’s finely crafted hardwood gifts, and new work from talented wire sculptor, George Popa.
In addition, we will introduce hand woven luxury scarves and shawls by our newest member, Stefanie Moss.

Stefanie uses a rigid heddle loom to create these beautiful works. Inspired by her own skin sensitivity, she uses natural fiber, high quality yarns – primarily alpaca, merino and silk – that drape beautifully, and feel soft to the skin.

Special Event!
Illahe Studios and Gallery

“Good Luck Shrine” by Wilma Wyss

“Good Luck Shrine” by Wilma Wyss

Contemporary Mosaic Art Invitational

The first ever Contemporary Mosaic Art summit is being held in Ashland October 3-6, 2014.  The Summit will include workshops suitable for the beginner to the advanced artist taught by internationally recognized mosaic artists: Kelley Knickerbocker, Laurel Skye, Mireille Swinnen and  Joanne Chase. Nearly 30 national and international artists will be featured in the Invitational Mosaic Exhibition hosted at Illahe Studios and Gallery for the month of October with an Artists’ Reception held on the First Friday Artwalk, Oct. 3rd, 5-8 p.m.   Enjoy the crisp autumn evening with other art lovers, meet the artists and enjoy the music of Laura Christine Anderson.

An exhibition of original mosaics for sale by the mosaic summit participants will be held at the beautiful Belle Fiore winery on the 4th and 5th, 11:30-7 pm. During the Summit volunteers will be working on a collaborative mosaic that will be donated to the Ashland Emergency Food Bank.

The public is invited to participate in the summit. For registration information and details visit http://www.contemporarymosaicartsummit.com

 

Schneider Museum of Art

Modou Dieng & Devon A. VanHouten-Maldonado, TRANQUILLO, 2014, mixed media

Modou Dieng & Devon A. VanHouten-Maldonado, TRANQUILLO, 2014, mixed media

Selections from PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art

The Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) is celebrating its participation in Southern Oregon University’s new Oregon Center for the Arts by presenting a year of Oregon artists.  As part of this celebration, the Museum is excited to show Selections from PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, a major exhibition that surveys the work of Oregon visual artists who are defining and advancing the contemporary arts landscape.  The exhibition will be showing from Friday, October 3 through Saturday, December 6, 2014 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 2 from 5:00 TO 7:00 PM.

PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art was conceived of and produced by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon and curated by Amanda Hunt.  Founded in 2000, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center builds ambitious programs that promote artists and engage communities. (To learn more, visit disjecta.org ) SMA Director Erika Leppmann worked with curator, Amanda Hunt, and Disjecta Director, Bryan Suereth, to organize the Biennial for the fall exhibition at the Schneider Museum of Art.

Curator Hunt visited nearly 50 studios and reviewed over 300 entries before selecting fifteen Oregon artists and their collaborators to participate in PORTLAND2014.  These artists include up-and-coming as well as established professionals who work in a variety of media.  The participating artists are primarily based in Portland, but others work in Salem, Eugene, and Dayton.  For Hunt, several themes emerged as she reviewed the artists’ work: “dialogue and collaboration, the presence of the hand, of not outsourcing production; a connection to the landscape; and overarching sense of intergenerational dialogue.”

Sarah Burns - painting in her studio

Sarah Burns – painting in her studio

Special Event!
Ashland Open Studio Tour

October 11 & 12, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 5 PM

Ever wonder how artists find their creative muse? Ashland Open Studio Tour is a new event sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association to visit the very places where art happens.  Artist’s studios are always one of kind.  Each artist studio has its own peculiarities in set up and working methods depending on medium and the artist’s needs. Each creative person needs a room of their own to think, work, organize, and dream.  While these places where art is made are as individual as the artist, what they all have in common is the energy of creation. This is the forum where an artist is allowed to freely experiment, develop ideas, and fail or succeed.

On the second weekend of October, the Open Studio Tour will delight your eye and emotions; bring the creative spirit into your day; and open up a hidden part of Ashland and its surrounding areas, Talent and Phoenix.  AOST features art and artists with the colors of fall, and the charms of a small town set in a rural landscape.  After a day of touring, stop by some of Ashland’s nearby wineries, dine in one of the many excellent restaurants, and experience live performances at any of the high quality local theater venues.
For more information about the Open Studio Tour see the website www.ashlandost.com or email [email protected]

Ashland Open Studio Tour Artist Demonstrations
Saturday October 11th

Time        Name                Demo Description
Noon:    Studio AB      (Drawing and digital painting)
1:00 PM: Linda Evans     (Painting pastels)
2:00 PM: Claudia Law     (Thread Sketching)
3:00 PM: Laura Lawrence     (Machine Knitting)
4:00 PM: Harriet Greene     (Stone carving)

Sunday October 12th

Time        Name                Demo Description
Noon:      Cheryl Kempner     (Metal cutting)
1:00 PM: JoAnn Manzone     (Nuno felting)
2:00 PM: Pamela Haunschild    (Encaustic Painting)
3:00 PM: Denise Kester    (Printmaking)
4:00 PM: Martin Goldman     (Showing a short film)

Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk

September 5th, 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 lively conversation!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website: ashlandgalleries.com

Visit our website for more information about all of the exhibits: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Ashland Open Studio Tour

October 11 & 12, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5 PM

Free to the public!

Ever wonder how artists find their creative muse? Ashland Open Studio Tour is a new event sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association to visit the very places where art happens.

On the second weekend of October, the Open Studio Tour will delight your eye and emotions; bring the creative spirit into your day; and open up a hidden part of Ashland and its surrounding areas, Talent and Phoenix.  AOST features art and artists with the colors of fall, and the charms of a small town set in a rural landscape.  After a day of touring, stop by some of Ashland’s nearby wineries, dine in one of the many excellent restaurants, and experience live performances at any of the high quality local theater venues.

For more information about the Open Studio Tour see the website www.ashlandost.com or email [email protected].

Artwork submitted by Denise Kester

Artwork submitted by Denise Kester

AGA Spotlight Exhibits – September 2014

Ashland Art Center

Mixed Media and Book Arts of Printmaker Denise Kester

“My art has a story of its own and a life of its own. My art is magical realism. My art is a possibility. The art I create, creates me.” ~ Denise Kester, 2014
Walk into a world where art, poetry and dreams come together in the beautiful mixed media art of Denise Kester. “My art is an expression of my dreaming soul realizing itself,” Denise says. She uses monoprints, painting, paste paper, collage, poetry, and storytelling to reflect her “heart’s experience making itself visible.”
Visit Studio 1 upstairs at AAC.
Friday, September 5, from 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 by Paris Fox.

Illahe Studios and Gallery

Lamb, by Suzanne Etienne

Lamb, by Suzanne Etienne

Suzanne Etienne & Sue Springer

Ashland People & Places, Sculpture & Painting

In September ceramic artist, Sue Springer, and landscape painter, Suzanne Etienne celebrate the whimsy, beauty and characters that make up our sweet little hamlet.  Suzanne’s vignettes of local color and Sue’s quirky, inspired figures playfully show the rich qualities that we know to be unique to our town, Ashland.

Join us for the Artists Reception, held during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 5th, 5 ~ 8 p.m.  Celebrate the late summer evening out on the town with other art lovers and meet the artists.  Wine and light refreshments will be served along with the saxophone music of Lincoln Zeve.

Photographers Gallery

As I Sea It

Lewis Anderson Photography
Three Worlds, by Lewis Anderson

Three Worlds, by Lewis Anderson

“As a photographer and as a spiritual aspirant who is always searching, occasionally I am shown a scene that lifts my spirits or puts me into a interesting zone of almost transcendence.  These terrains are often accompanied by an emotion such as loneliness, abandonment or just an unnamed ache, but at other times the eye sees something magically auspicious, consoling, or poetically uplifting. This series for me is a unification effort to express these apparent contradictions. The unresolved and not quite tangible truth, or a sweet type of pain that strikes at the core of my heart.  They sound like a soft mournful sob and a song of muted sweet joy, both mixed together in harmony.  These moments are the catalysts of my own personal art therapy and why I create art.”
~Lewis Anderson
www.lewisanderson.net

“Harley”  Oil painting by Dana Feagin

“Harley” by Dana Feagin

Art and Soul Gallery

“Shelter Animals”  Oil paintings by Dana Feagin

Dana Feagin is an award-winning Ashland-based animal painter known for capturing the sweet and amusing expressions of rescue animals and pets. She shares her home and her studio with six former shelter animals – four dogs and two bunnies.  Ten percent of her sales are donated to local animal welfare group where she volunteers: Sanctuary One (Jacksonville, OR), Friends of the Animal Shelter (Phoenix, OR) and Equamore Horse Sanctuary (Ashland, OR); she also donates art to animal rescue groups across the country to assist with their fundraising efforts.
Belle Fiore Winery will be providing wine tasting and Jennifer Joss will be our musician.
Dana does accept commissions.

AGA SPECIAL EVENT!!

Ashland Open Studio Tour

October 11 & 12, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5 PM
 Sarah Burns in her studio

Sarah Burns in her studio

Ever wonder how artists find their creative muse? Ashland Open Studio Tour is a new event sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association to visit the very places where art happens.  Artist’s studios are always one of kind.  Each artist studio has its own peculiarities in set up and working methods depending on medium and the artist’s needs. Each creative person needs a room of their own to think, work, organize, and dream.  While these places where art is made are as individual as the artist, what they all have in common is the energy of creation. This is the forum where an artist is allowed to freely experiment, develop ideas, and fail or succeed.

On the second weekend of October, the Open Studio Tour will delight your eye and emotions; bring the creative spirit into your day; and open up a hidden part of Ashland and its surrounding areas, Talent and Phoenix.  AOST features art and artists with the colors of fall, and the charms of a small town set in a rural landscape.  After a day of touring, stop by some of Ashland’s nearby wineries, dine in one of the many excellent restaurants, and experience live performances at any of the high quality local theater venues.

For more information about the Open Studio Tour see the website www.ashlandost.com or email [email protected]