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Ashland Gallery Assn August Spotlight Exhibits

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, August 1st, 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 HERE

Most exhibits run throughout the month of August!

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

Studio A.B.

Ann DiSalvo, CAT TOTEM, 2014, pastel

Ann DiSalvo, CAT TOTEM, 2014, pastel

Ann DiSalvo Figurative Drawings

As a winner of the RV Biennial 2013 Juror’s Choice Award, Ann DiSalvo exhibited 15 classical nudes in pastel at the Grants Pass Museum of Art in March, 2014. These drawings are now on exhibit in Ashland, at Studio A.B.
“Study of the figure has been part of my art education from the beginning, as it is the most challenging subject to learn with. It’s easy to see errors and the rewards are self evident. Living, moving forms reflect light in unique ways for value study. Skin, hair (or fur) and eyes hold colors that surprise. The shapes of humans and animals are ever-changing. They can express and evoke thought.
I have always felt the kinship between humans and animals. Each have a niche in their ecosystem. Sharing resources preserves harmony. Some of my drawings pair a human and an animal, evoking a totemic tradition – another way to link species and imagine wordless communication.
These drawings were made in Wednesday evening figure study sessions at the Ashland Art Center. Each weekly session was a single pose. We worked for three hours and repeated in the following week for a six-hour drawing. Most were finished at my home, Studio A.B. The sessions with artists sharing models, humans drawing humans, taught as much about humans as it did about art. It is a good alternative to solitary studio work. As an artist, my subject matter explorations change between genres, but I will always follow a fascination with figure study.”

Art and Soul Gallery

Carla Palmese CANAL WITH DUCK NEAR ELLESMERE oil on canvas, 24” x 30”

Carla Palmese CANAL WITH DUCK NEAR ELLESMERE oil on canvas, 24” x 30”

“Travels in North Wales” paintings by Carla Palmese

Carla’s paintings for the August show are from a trip she and her husband Bob took to North Wales, United Kingdom.  They had 2 goals; to cruise the Llangollen Canal, from the English/Welsh border at Chirk, to it’s end at the town of Llangollen.  The second goal was to volunteer for 2 weeks for the historic Ffestiniog Railway at Porthmadog.  The skies were usually cloudy, the month was October.  The views of the canal are mostly seen from the center as her views were taken from the prow of the boat. The other landscapes were taken from their travels on foot and by local bus on their days off (track crew) as they explored the Welsh countryside, which included a climb to the abandoned slate mine at Blaneau.

PLACATING THE SPIRIT OF THE SLAIN EAGLE, by Patty McGreeley

PLACATING THE SPIRIT OF THE SLAIN EAGLE, by Patty McGreeley

Gallery Karon

The Female of the Species

Over 20 artists in a show all their own!

Our Third Annual invitational exhibit; all women, all media

Hanson Howard Gallery

image by Jon Jay Cruson, supplied by Hanson Howard Gallery

image by Jon Jay Cruson, supplied by Hanson Howard Gallery

Jon Jay Cruson

JON JAY CRUSON”S remarkable career makes his work highly collectable not only nationally but internationally as well. He has works in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London England and in private collections from Italy to Japan. He is represented in many corporate collections within the United States such as the Ford Collection and Chrysler Collection in Michigan.
“Life events– my visual and emotional environments– have guided my work over the last 40 years. I did not always know where I was going, but simply went where the road led me. The metaphor of traveling along a road has been my constant approach to work and life and has led me through many varied environments. I have not jumped on artistic bandwagons, doing what was currently popular. Instead I have followed my own changing interests by studying both the nature of the subject and the ways in which I could best express my understanding of it.
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.”

Ashland First Friday Art Walk will be postponed until July 11th...

due to the Fourth of July Holiday!

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, July 11th, 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: ashlandgalleries.com

Most exhibits run throughout the month of July!

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

AGA July Spotlight Gallery Exhibits

July 2014

Schneider Museum of Art

A Colorful Summer at the Schneider Museum of Art:
Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey
Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Andy Warhol Silk-screens

Exhibition on View Friday, June 20 through Saturday, September 6
Summer Hours for the Museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present colorful, energetic, and engaging exhibitions this summer.  Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey and Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Andy Warhol Silk-screens will open Thursday, June 19 and will be on view through September 6, 2014.

Royal Nebeker, VICTORY WITHOUT WITNESS, 2013 oil & collage on canvas 88” x 80”

Royal Nebeker, VICTORY WITHOUT WITNESS, 2013 oil & collage on canvas 88” x 80”

Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey features the beautiful figurative paintings and collages of Royal Nebeker. Nebeker received his MFA from Brigham Young University and continued his art studies in Norway, where he became deeply influenced by the work of Edvard Munch.  Nebeker’s painting also reflects his engagement with Abstract Expressionism.  He currently resides in Astoria, Oregon, and he has held residencies and has exhibited widely throughout the world.  Miller Paint Company sponsors Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey.

Nebeker’s exhibition of paintings will be complemented by Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Andy Warhol Silk-screens.  This year, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts generously donated numerous silk-screens.  While on display, the silk-screens will be accompanied by informational panels written by SOU students.

The Schneider Museum of Art summer exhibitions will be augmented by docent tours for all ages, hands-on activities, and special events, such as lectures, concerts, and performances.  The Museum will hold a weekly docent-led tour for the public on Tuesdays at noon. Additionally, the Museum will hold FREE Family Days - see below for more information.

Summer Hours for the Museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

FREE Family Days with Tours and Arts Activities at the Schneider Museum of Art
Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
June 28 – Andy Warhol
July 12 – Royal Nebeker
July 26 – Museums and Collections

JEGA Gallery & Sculpture Garden

JEGA’s Special Summer Birthday Celebration!

JEGA Gallery - J. Ellen Austin with Sculpture

J. Ellen Austin with Sculpture

Second Friday Art Walk JEGA will be open from 5pm to 8pm with live music and refreshments.

Limited inventory of sculpture tools; hand, electric, materials, equipment, raw stone, including marble, alabaster, and soapstone will be available for a short time.

JEGA Gallery is a little unusual, as it is artist owned and bypasses the traditional gallery set up and mark up! Such an incredible array of art from talented artists in our Rogue Valley and beyond! These works of art comprising photographs, sculptures, drawings, paintings will inspire and provoke you. Come by the JEGA Gallery and add to your art collection!

Celebrate the art created by: Jason Bueter, Photography and Metal Garden Art; Chris Dworin, Ceramic Sculpture; Dawn Ferrari, Stone Sculptures; Tej Steiner, Ceramic Sculpture; Lucious M. Upshaw, limited edition Bronze Sculptures; Daniel Verner, Acrylic Paintings; Ingo Wedde, Outdoor Metal Sculpture; J. Ellen Austin, Stone, Bronze and multi media Sculpture.
625 A Street Art Triplex nestled in Ashland’s Historic RR District on the corner of 5th Street & A Street.  As a working art studio, JEGA’s exhibits include a bodacious mix of visual and contemporary art.

Ashland Art Center

Elijah Boor, painting

Elijah Boor, painting

Paintings and Illustrations by Elijah Boor

“Living is the highest art form. A balanced, thoughtful and loving approach is necessary for a good life and for good art.”

Elijah is a freelance commercial artist and arts educator. He blends traditional and digital mediums to create beautiful figurative, portrait, and illustrative art.

Visit Elijah’s studio downstairs at the Art Center in the Artists’ Underground.

 

 

Ashland Painters Union

Amy Godard, Ashland Painters Union

Amy Godard, Ashland Painters Union

A Femme Real:  New Work in Threes by Amy Godard

On display at the Ashland Painters Union during July and August are works of art reflecting aspects of Earth, Air and Heaven using a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, printmaking, and installation art by Amy Godard. A Femme Real displays ideas and images of the feminine, the ephemeral and the eternal.

Performances:
Opening July 11th music from Sky System 6pm
Opening for August 1st Live Opera Soloist 7pm

Ashland Galleries – June 2014 Featured Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Galleries

June 2014

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, June 6th, 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: ashlandgalleries.com

Most exhibits run throughout the month of June!

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

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Elin Babcock and Claudia Law: Assemblage Sculptures, Paintings & Textile Creations

In June, Ashland Artworks On Oak Street features the work of Elin Babcock and Claudia Law: Assemblage Sculptures, Paintings & Textile Creations with multi-media embellishments.
Come see the “Buen Camino,” which creatively reflects Elin’s walk to Santiago on the Camino, the Pilgrim Road, and “The Soft Sound of Wings,” the latest example of Claudia’s luminous magic with textiles.
LIVE MUSIC: We are also proud to present imaginative electronic music by keyboardist Chris Cummings – beautiful to hear when strolling through our galleries and garden.
5 GALLERIES AND THE SCULPTURE GARDEN:
As always, you will be more than pleased by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts.

 

Studio A.BDigital Print by Bruce Bayard

Screen Captures: Digital prints by Bruce Bayard

Bruce Bayard presents a series of small digital prints from recent performances and from the film Elegies. The images are “captured” from a monitor while a random process combines layers of video and still image. The exhibit opens June 2, with a reception on First Friday, June 6 from 5 – 8 pm. Also on display are three mixed media drawings by Bayard from 1994, during the height of his experimentation with crayons and toner transfer.

Art and Soul GalleryThrough the Trees,  Pastel Painting by Randye Jensen

“A moment in time . . .”  Pastel Paintings by Randye Jensen

I’ve been an outdoor enthusiast far longer than I’ve been a painter. As I bike, hike and ski through beautiful places both near and far, I am continually amazed by and enchanted with nature’s diversity. Being a kinesthetic learner, I started sketching as a way of trying to savor the moment and better understand why the scene in front of me was so captivating. Through putting pastel to paper I’ve been able to record what I’ve seen, where I’ve been, what I’m feeling. I’m learning how to tie my memories to a place, how to forever hold on to a moment in time.

 

Painting by Anna Elkins

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ANNA ELKINS

ANNA ELKINS is a traveling poet and painter. She earned a BA in art and English followed by an MFA and Fulbright Fellowship in poetry. Her writings have been published in journals and books, and her paintings hang on walls around the world. She has written, painted, and taught on five continents. She is the author of the illustrated vignette The Heart Takes Flight, the novel The Honeylicker Angel, and the poetry collection The Space Between. Anna has happily set up her easel and writing desk in the mythical State of Jefferson. annaelkins.com

ARTIST STATEMENT: THE SPOKEN IMAGE

I have been enthralled by the link between word and image since I learned to hold a pencil and a crayon. As a poet and painter, I often combine my two loves on canvas; sometimes words form images, and sometimes images curl into words. And even if no words are visible in a painting, they are present as titles.
All of my paintings reveal the process of creation: charcoal smudges, layers of glosses, and gestural lines. That process fascinates me. Revision (re-visioning or “seeing again”) occurs on a deeper level when I work with word and image together. If I get stuck on a word, an image will move it forward. If an image stiffens, a new word brings it grace.
I love to create in this collaboration between left and right brain—language and the visual together at play.

 

 

 

 

 

***A Taste of Ashland & AGA May Exhibits***

Poster for the 2014 Taste of Ashland Festival A Taste of Ashland is this Weekend!

Get your tickets before they sell out again this year!!

Art ~ Food ~ Wine Festival

April 26 & 27

12 noon – 4 PM

For more information and to purchase tickets visit:

www.atasteofashland.com

541-488-0178

To view a larger version of this year’s Taste of Ashland poster picture to the right, just click the image! —>

To print and share the 2014 Taste Poster, click here to download a printable pdf file

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Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Galleries

May 2014

 

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, May 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: ashlandgalleries.com

Most exhibits run throughout the month of May!

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

Hanson Howard Gallery

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Sculpture by Robin and John Gumaelius

Gumaelius and Anne Kristine

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.
The May exhibit also includes Paintings by Anne Kristine who is a recent and welcome addition to our gallery stable.

 

 

 

Photographers Gallery

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Photograph by David Sherman

David Sherman Photos of Greece

On September 18th, 2004, I was married in Lithia Park, Ashland. On the next morning, we jumped on a plane, and travelled to a place I hadn’t been to in 20 years. I found my beloved Greece the same. Blue waters with white washed homes, fresh breeze. I took about 5000 pictures in just two weeks; here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

The Photographers’ Gallery features Fine Art Photography by Southern Oregon’s Finest.  Located at the Ashland Art Center, the Photographers’ Gallery is the only one of its kind between Portland and San Francisco. The gallery features work by eleven photographers ranging from nationally recognized to emerging artists. A wide variety of styles are represented including: black & white, landscape, street, travel and abstract photography.

 

 

Nimbus

Eric Christenson, “Wine Country Artist”

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“Passion for Pinot” by Eric Christenson

Eric Christensen began painting professionally in 1992.  Since that time he has enjoyed amazing success and a growing reputation as a celebrated Wine Country Artist. Self-taught, he invented a watercolor technique that allows him to create images of vibrant color that go beyond the look and depth of a high quality photograph. Christensen is truly unique in his field and is considered to be the country’s premier watercolor artist capable of hyperrealism through the use of standard watercolor.
Christensen began to develop his interest in painting, along with botany, classical music, and gourmet cooking as a child in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over time he has acquired a commanding knowledge in each of these fields, which have blended to make him the preeminent artist of today. In addition to his interests, Christensen also derives inspiration from the wine country surrounding his home, which is invariably portrayed in his paintings. As Christensen asserts, “it’s about the lifestyle – and the art of Fine Living!”

Join us at the Gallery in Nimbus to enjoy the artwork of Eric Christensen. You must see in person to appreciate his talent and artistry.  His art will be available to enjoy throughout the summer of 2014.  Wine and cheese served on First Fridays. Smiles everyday.

 

 

Hilltop Gallery

Squaring Off

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By Richard Newman

“Squaring Off,” a two-person exhibit by Richard and Rochelle Newman of Ashland opens on April 26 for the “Taste of Ashland” and runs till June 2nd, 2014.

“In this exhibit, the artists’ long-term partnership allows for sparring back and forth and the bouncing of ideas between overlapping, but distinct, sensibilities.  They have chosen to use the square and its incarnations as the departure point for their interplay and exhibition parameters.

The square is a diva, the generator of families of important rectangles that provide both variety and consistency. Despite her stability and uniformity, she is not a bore. Contrary to some opinions concerning her high symmetry, she provides infinite variety through a change in size, color, scale and distortion. She gives a constant length for measure, a constant square for area, and a constant cube for space. Her sub-divisions can be both playful and austere.

This exhibit provides a variety of media in both two and three dimensions for the viewer to play hide and seek by recognizing the compositional use of the square.”

Richard and Rochelle Newman
Artists and Curators

 

 

Ashland Gallery Association April Exhibits + A Taste of Ashland

Taste of Ashland Food Wine and Art Festival Poster 2014Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, April 4th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free community event filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

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

Most exhibits run throughout the month of April!

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

 

A Taste of Ashland

Art ~ Food ~ Wine Festival

April 26 & 27

For more information and to purchase tickets visit:

www.atasteofashland.com

 

AGA Spotlight Galleries

April 2014

Oil painting by Jenay Elder

Oil painting by Jenay Elder, Ashland Painters Union

Ashland Painters Union

PERISHABLE

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

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

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

27 1/2 N. Main St #2 – Up the stairs, on the Plaza, across from the fountain

www.ashlandpaintersunion.com
Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 5 pm and First Fridays 5 – 8 pm and by appointment

 

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

Pillow by Heidi Schwegler

Schneider Museum of Art

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Featuring Heidi Schwegler, Avantika Bawa, and Matt McCormick

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kimono Dance
by Diane Lea

Illahe Studios and Gallery

Fifth Annual Artist Book Show

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

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

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

 

Blue Band, Watercolor painting by Jeannie Azzopardi

Blue Band
Watercolor by Jeannie Azzopardi

Bohemia Gallery & Rogue Frameworks

Abstract Jazz

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

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

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

1644 Ashland St #3
Located in the Ashland Shopping Center next to the cinema.
541-488-5227
www.bohemiagallery.com
Tuesday–Friday 10–5:30; Saturday 10–4

March 2014 AGA SPOTLIGHT EXHIBITS

AGA First Friday Art Walk ~ March 7th, 2014

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, March 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 art enthusiasts!

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

Most exhibits run throughout the month of March!

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

Realist Oil painting of a Nikon camera by Terry Frosini

Oil painting by Terry Frosini

Ashland Art Center

Oil Paintings by Terry Frosini

“I paint what interests me in the moment; I look for a challenge, something I have not tried before, perhaps something I may fail at.” – Terry Frosini

Terry’s realistic oil paintings of portraits, landscapes, and still lifes draw you in with their charm and ability to tell a story. Visit Terry in his studio in the Artists Underground on the lower level of Ashland Art Center. Learn about his process and the stories behind each unique piece.

Friday, March 7, 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.

JEGA

“Pavarotti, A Man Who Loved Women With Attitude” sculpture, posing with J. Ellen Austin. Artist: Elyn Nix

“Pavarotti, A Man Who Loved Women With Attitude” sculpture, posing with J. Ellen Austin. Artist: Elyn Nix

The 20th Annual Women With Attitude and Men Who Love Women With Attitude Art Exhibit

Each year JEGA encourages artists to submit original paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and poetry or performance art for jury selection to be considered for the annual art show.  These works provoke a whole spectrum of thoughts and bring forth a whole range of emotions.

J. Ellen Austin, artist and owner of the JEGA Gallery believes,”’ Women With Attitude,” and the men who believe in us, exhibit courage in their daily lives and strive to give back to others, their communities and society at large.
“Attitude” symbolizes an outlook and respect for other peoples’ philosophies, lifestyles and cultural diversities while retaining a youthful willingness to learn and grow from new knowledge and experiences.”

The March show will include the art from Ashland High School students.  The exhibit will run through the month of April and A Taste Of Ashland.  A second opening is the First Friday, April 4, 2014.  Entry deadline for the April show is March 24, 2014.  For more information and applications please contact the JEGA directly (541)488-2474. Email jega4artatgmaildotcom

AHS student, Raven Borgilt poses with her painting

AHS student, Raven Borgilt poses with her painting

AGA Annual Student Show

Featuring Ashland High School Student Artists in March!

March First Friday will have a special added attraction when the AGA celebrates student art.  Alongside art by well-known local, regional and national artists, galleries will feature works by creative young artists from the Ashland High School Art Department.  During the First Friday Art Walk, the students will be present at their hosting gallery from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to proudly discuss their work. Throughout the month of March, visitors to participating galleries will be treated to paintings, drawings, fiber arts, woodworking and jewelry, as well as photography on display.   All are invited and the community is encouraged to support these emerging artists by visiting the galleries.

Participating galleries include: Ashland Art Center, Ashland Art Works, Ashland Painters Union, Creekside Pizza Bistro, Enoteca Wine Bar and Bistro, Hanson Howard Gallery, Illahe Studios & Gallery, JEGA Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Nimbus, PUSH Gallery, Schneider Art Museum, Web*Sters, and Weisinger Family Winery.

Featured student artists include: Marie Stallman, Nahani Lukes, Lars Filson, Aiden Zyth, Clara Baxter, Raven Borgilt, Sam Gostnell, Rhi Ahimsa, Sharaya Dill, Kaiya Spain, Kendra Farber, Mel Elshalom, David Lehrburger, Sy Villa Emma Loewnstein, Cadaxa ChapmanBall, Kirri Bolles, Rosemary Caruso, & others!

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The Craft Behind the Art at OSF

Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library welcomes the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to the First Friday Art Walk on March 7th, from 5:30-8:00 PM.

The exhibit will provide a view into the creative process behind the build for the 2014 season productions, including costume renderings from several shows; set images and drawings plus two set models; various production images and drawings; outtakes, comps, photos and illustrations used in creating final play images; a few costumes from the 2013 season; set change videos from previous seasons, and production images from the opening 2014 shows.
Come and experience this rare look into the artistry behind the plays. Enjoy refreshments and live renaissance music performed by guest musical groups Fontegara and More Fools Than Wise.

Admission is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the lots behind and in front of the Hannon Library. For additional information, contact Library Administration at 541-552-6816 or libraryeventsatsoudotedu.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hannon Library

Download the March 2014 Ashland Gallery Association Art Walk Map here: Ashland First Friday ArtWalk Map

AGA Spotlight Galleries February 2014

 Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, February 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 art enthusiasts! 

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

Most exhibits run throughout the month of February!  Visit our website for more information about all of the exhibits: ashlandgalleries.com

Gallerie Karon

East Meets East

Deva, sculpture being shown in the February 2014 art exhibit at Gallery Karon in Ashland, Oregon

Deva, sculpture

Celebrate Chinese New Year – The Year of the Horse!
Come with us to the marketplaces of the Eastern World. Japan, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, Thailand, India, Morocco and Nepal.

Discover artwork, icons, textiles, jewelry, masks and more!
With the addition of local artists interpretations.

Featuring the creative work of 24 artists and photographers, along with antiques, artifacts, and jewelry. Our eclectic mix showcases local and regional artists from Oregon, Washington, and California. And, for fun, the gallery displays a menagerie of handmade dolls and animals.

New shows throughout the year make the gallery fresh and inviting. Visit Gallerie Karon for a twist on the usual!

Ashland Painters Union

New oil paintings by Sarah F. Burns & Julian Bell

Pink Carnations with Red Gerberas, oil painting by Sarah F. Burns

Pink Carnations with Red Gerberas, oil painting by Sarah F. Burns

Sarah F Burns will be showing moody floral still lives. Sarah is a versatile representational painter and draftswoman, known for her urban landscapes, vanitas series for Smithfield’s Restaurant and Bar, and figurative work.  In general Sarah’s work is fairly conventional, yet subtly challenging.  It’s never radical, but never quite settled either. She probes Western Classical traditions to discover tools for expressing the universal; her work aims at the timeless while being firmly planted in the now.

Julian Bell’s work is akin to putting on Warner’s Bros glasses and walking the house or town. Decaying factories and cities and other signs of decline in the world are among his favorite subjects, but he delights in more positive realities of life as well, like flowers and figures.  Pragmatic and truthful while being light hearted and fun, never flinching or shying away from the facts but never being a downer either.

Both artists create work for people who generally look well on the world, yet acknowledge life contains darkness as well as light.  These paintings are all pieces you can live with, enjoy and contemplate for many years.

Schneider Museum of Art

Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art


Showing January 10 – March 15

image of painting "One Percent Efficiency," acrylic on canvasby Robert Minervini

Robert Minervini, One Percent Efficiency, acrylic on canvas

For most of us home is a personalized place of comfort, privacy, and security. Inside its walls we create spaces that reflect who we are and what is important to us. We also take refuge and respite from the rest of the world in these enclosures, believing in the safety that four walls and a roof can offer. In Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art, 28 artists have deconstructed their meanings of home and assembled their concepts through photography, painting, sculpture, and video. The result is engaging art that invites us to rethink our notions about the places we live.

Erika Leppmann, SMA Director, brought this exhibition to Ashland, because “The idea of ‘home’ has been a compelling issue for artists in the past decade for numerous reasons including: geo-political strife, world-wide economic decline, and changing definitions of family. The exhibition, curated by Carrie Lederer of the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA, received rave reviews from a diverse group of patrons when shown at that gallery.

Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art is sponsored by the Ashland Springs Hotel, Golden-Fields Construction & Design, Ltd., Ledger David Cellars, and Pacific Domes International.

Belle Fiore Estate & Winery

Special Event: Celebrate Love, an Evening of Elegance

Friday, February 14

Belle Fiore Winery logoGreetings to all who wish to Celebrate Love. For those of you desiring
inspiration through music, enchantment with ballet, and elegant dining with fine wine to satisfy your palate, an evening at Belle Fiore Winery on Friday, February 14 may carry you and your ‘Valentine’ to a new level.

There is limited seating, so purchase your ticket now and Celebrate Love at
Belle Fiore Winery on Friday, February 14. The evening begins at 6PM.
$65/per person. Price includes wine, dinner, ballet, music and gratuity
Tickets are available at Belle Fiore Winery
100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland, Oregon 97520 (541) 552-4900
www.bellefiorewine.com

Art is at the heart of everything we do at Belle Fiore. We are committed to supporting local artists, exhibiting their fine art in our many gallery spaces. Belle Fiore participates in the monthly First Friday Art Walk, an important effort to highlight exciting developments in the visual arts.

Belle Fiore has established the BelleArte Label, which features a different piece of local art each vintage. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork for our annual contest.  Each winner will have their artwork placed on display in one of Belle Fiore’s gallery spaces, as well as commemorated on the label of all BelleArte wines from that vintage.  This unique program seeks to engage, connect with and inspire local artists.

AGA Spotlight Gallery Exhibits - January 2014

Ashland Gallery Association January 2014 Exhibits

Ring in the New Year with the Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk, January 3rd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery or the Chamber of Commerce.

Enjoy this free community event filled with spectacular artwork, live music, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Most exhibits run throughout the month of January.

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

Weisinger’s Family Winery

Bruce Barnes Watercolors

Image of a watercolor painting by Briuce Barnes, part of his show at Weisinger's Winery art gallery in Ashland, Oregon January 2014

Watercolor by Bruce Barnes

BRUCE BARNES combines a love of the outdoors with his painting. He has hiked and painted often in Oregon, California, Canada, and across Europe. His sketchbook, paints, and brushes are always part of his pack.

Late in his career as an engineer, at the urging of an artist friend, Bruce began studying art and watercolor through a U.C. Berkeley weekend extension course. This soon led to an invitation to become a member of the Berkeley Watercolor Society, which built his confidence.

He and fellow-artist/wife Nancy left Berkeley in 1993 to spend a happy decade living near Mount Shasta, California. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 2002, where he paints en plein air with The Artists’ Workshop in Jacksonville, and The Rogue River Artists Group.

Barnes is a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, and featured in Ashland Magazine. Dozens of his paintings are now displayed in homes and businesses across the country, with a few in Europe.

More of his paintings may be seen at Gallerie Karon in Ashland. He welcomes commissions to paint private homes and favorite scenes. He may be reached at his Ashland studio at 541-201-1947.

JEGA Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Image of a bronze sculpture of a cowgirl from the january 2014 group sculpture show at JEGA Gallery, Ashland, Oregon

“Sheriff,” Bronze sculpture by Lucious M. Upshaw, 
limited edition of 30

Bodacious Contemporary Art

Be prepared for a bodacious mix of contemporary art including: stone sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and outdoor art for your garden.

Current exhibit includes artwork from the following artists:

  • Jason Bueter: metalwork and photography
  • Christopher Dworin, ceramic sculptures
  • Dawn Ferrari: stone sculptures
  • Kristian Royce, digital collages
  • Tej Steiner: ceramic sculptures
  • Lucious Upshaw, bronze sculptures
  • Daniel Verner’s acrylic paintings
  • Wilkins-O’Reily Zinn, bricolage prints
  • J. Ellen Austin: intriguing stone and mixed media sculptures.

JEGA Hours: Tue-Sat at 11-4pm & by appointment.  Open 1st Fridays art walks until 8:00 p.m.  Please contact us for more information: jega4artatgmaildotcom or telephone (541) 488-2474.

Illahe Studios and Gallery

Steven Cornett & Holly Kilpatrick – “Trajectory Series”, a collaboration in printmaking, painting and glass arts

image of a painting by Holly Kilpatrick shown at Illahe Studios and Gallery, Ashland, Oregon January 2014

“Trajectory Series” Holly Kilpatrick

Our first exhibit of the New Year will be a collaborative project, “Trajectory Series” from Holly Kilpatrick and Steven Cornett. Holly, a printmaker/painter layers imagery, texture and color to create rich, dynamic abstract pieces and glass artist.  Steven Cornett produces hand blown lamps, bowls and sculptural forms with impeccable craftsmanship.

HOLLY KILPATRICK is a sculptor, printmaker, and an encaustic artist. Primarily a self-taught artist, she has gleaned instruction over the years from kindred artists who have shared their expertise with her, as well as her own research and experimentations.  While pursuing her own path to formal art education, Holly has become an arts education specialist and advocate. Holly is currently the Coordinator of Education Outreach at the Schneider Museum of Art.

STEVEN CORNETT began working with glass in 1989 at Virginia Commonwealth University.  While there he earned his BFA in glass and ceramics in 1992.  He then attended the MFA program at Rochester Institute of Technology before returning to VCU to receive his MFA in glass in1996.  Steven continued to refine his skills while working for various glass artist including Dale Chihuly, in Seattle,Wa.  He currently creates glass in a small studio in Talent Oregon.

Join us for the Artists’ Reception, held during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on January 3rd, 5 ~ 8 p.m.  Ring in the New Year with other art lovers and meet the artists.  Wine and light refreshments will be served along with the music of Laura Christine Anderson.

Ashland Art Center

Oil Paintings by David Gordon

image of an oil painting by David Gordon, shown at Ashland aRt Center, Ashland, Oregon

Oil painting by David Gordon

“Celebrate that creative process which connects us to the part of our being that is fluid, vivacious, effervescent and unpredictable.” - David Gordon

David Gordon’s expressive paintings show his heightened awareness of color relationships and his freedom of application. His art urges viewers to focus on those experiences that are fresh and beautiful. Visit David in his studio at the top of the stairs above the main level.
Show opens Friday, January 3, 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.
Live music will be performed by Pat O’Scannell and Sean Connors, traditional Irish music.

Special Show in the Classroom:

Stop motion animation is a very simple medium and one with immense potential! See examples and techniques for stop motion using clay, paper, fabricated puppets and sets, or even found objects. AAC will be offering classes in stop motion in 2014, this show is an opportunity for us to hear from you, to get feedback on what type of learning opportunities you would like to see in this broad and beautiful medium.

Ashland Gallery Assn. December Featured Exhibits

December 2013 AGA Spotlight Galleries

Download the AGA December 2013 Ashland Artwalk Map

Fox Trot by Nancy Zufich

“Fox Trot,” by Nancy Zufich

Art and Soul

“Fool the Eye and Feed the Soul” Paintings by Nancy Zufich

About every 2 or 3 years I like to “fool the eye” by painting a Trompe L’oeil mural. I take a theme like cats, or birds or cookery, showcasing paraphernalia on that theme, painting them so realistically that you’re tempted to reach out and grab them off the “shelf”.  I enjoy the challenge!
And what “feeds my soul”? Things that happen unexpectedly on my paper, like when a shape appears “out of the blue” to surprise me with its beauty. When I did “Midsummer Night” a month ago, the image appeared magically and it changes each time I see it. I keep my mind open so I’ll be ready to receive the magic if it’s offered.

 

 

 

 

Festival of Lights, December 2013 Ashland Art Works holiday exhibit

Festival of Lights

Ashland Art Works

Celebrate the glory of the season at Ashland Art Works!

Visit with the artists, buy a unique and special gift, or just enjoy the beauty of our garden under the stars, our deck by the river, and our five wonderful galleries. Stop in on First Friday, December 6. We’ll be looking for you!

AAW is home to these outstanding local artists…

  • Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings
  • Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery
  • Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks
  • Sandra Davis’ Plein Air Oil Paintings, Prints & Cards
  • Don Gilmer’s Assemblage Clocks
  • Debbie Earley’s fused glass jewelry, functional bowls and plates
  • Michael Gibson’s Painting in post impressionists’ style
  • Sierra Gwin’s Nature Inspired Silver Jewelry
  • Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds
  • Claudia Law’s Textile Creations
  • George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures
  • Marilyn Reeves’ Narrative Clay Sculptures
  • Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs
  • Connie Simonsen’s Handpainted Silk Scarves
  • John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards
Sunset Layers – Photograph by Zach Ehlert

“Sunset Layers,” Photograph by Zach Ehlert

Photographers Gallery

Siskiyou Crest Abstracts – Photography by Zach Ehlert

Ashland artist Zach Ehlert is drawn to beautiful vistas, mountain views and open spaces, random patterns in nature and light, the simple beauty of the world and the infinite possibilites of the photographic process.
Ashland artist Zach Ehlert is drawn to beautiful vistas, mountain views and open spaces, random patterns in nature and light, the simple beauty of the world and the infinite possibilities of the photographic process.
“For me, photography is a way to blend the real and unreal, and record of a brief point of time and space. The moment the shutter clicks open—exposing film or digital sensor—is a moment captured for all eternity.
“This collection of images, captured over the course of a few days in the summer of 2013, is an attempt to capture the ethereal feeling of dusk in the Siskiyou Mountains. The soft light and vivid colors encourage me to experiment with my camera.”

"Music" by Carol Ingram, december 2013 exhibit at Hanson Howard Gallery in Ashland, Oregon

“Music” by Carol Ingram

Hanson Howard Gallery

Annual Holiday Salon

Our Annual Salon will include work by all gallery artists on a rotating basis during the holiday season. Featured work includes paintings, encaustics, woodcuts, monoprints, sculpture – mixed media, bronze, wood and ceramic.

Carol Ingram is one of the featured painters and her recent work is a departure from the familiar landscapes that collectors have enjoyed in the recent past. Having been an artist all her life, Carol has explored many subjects and her current research takes us into the realm of mythology.

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Galleries – November 2013

Gallerie_Karon november 2013 exhibit

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon

GIFTED

27 artists work at affordable holiday giving!

 

Featuring the creative work of artists from Florida, Oregon and California. The gallery showcases an eclectic and unique variety of mixed media, photography, antiques and jewelry. And for fun, the gallery carries a fantastic collection of life- like animals in our Gallerie Menagerie section! Come visit us for ” a twist on the usual!”

 

 

 

“First Ladies of Jazz” series, by Zoe Alowan

“First Ladies of Jazz” series, by Zoe Alowan

Hill Station

Zoe Alowan: Selections from collections “First Ladies of Jazz” and “Ecstatic Grace”

 

Zoe Alowan invokes the beautiful colors of Matisse and Mondrian while also delivering a Reductionist’s boldness. Using large rhythmic strokes Zoe Alowan depicts the shimmer and swinging vitality of the First Ladies of Jazz, one of her favorite subjects.

Also showing by Zoe Alowan are selections from her “Ecstatic Grace” collection inspired by traditional Devadasi Sadir.

Painting since a child and with an Oberlin art degree, she also helped establish the Manifesto of Reductionism along with other artists from the Grass Valley Graphics Group. Her art has graced the venues of hundreds of renowned jazz musicians. Wynton Marsalis, Brandford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and others have preformed alongside her monumental jazz paintings at International Association for Jazz Educators (IJAE) events from 2003 to 2008.

 

Love Revolution

The Darkness of Longing

C. Von Teaselworth, mixed-media

C. Von Teaselworth, mixed-media

 

November’s Featured Artist is C. Von Teaselworth. Fascinated by hidden desire, Von Teaselworth explores the darkness of longing with an illustrative touch. Humorous, surreal figures cast a shadow of their vulnerability behind vivid colour palettes.  “In my dreams I see the perfect girl who, ironically, is not perfect, and always changing.”

Love Revolution is not an ordinary gallery. We’re an artistic gift and education center committed to bringing you a deeper, more playful experience of your erotic side and we promote evocative art as inspiration to discovering your passionate, creative nature.

 

We are devoted to opening the dialogue and creating the opportunity for sexual wellness and freedom. We hope you will join us. www.LoveAshland.com

 

 

Special Event!Art Inspires Ashland - French Milk

Art Inspires Ashland 2013

Inspirational ARTIST Presentations and Workshops

 

 

On November 15th and 16th, Art Inspires Ashland will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds from various schools of artistic expression for a weekend of presentations, discussions and workshops. This event has been designed to inspire people from all walks of life.

 

The highlight of the weekend: three featured artists will talk about their skills, inspirations, and accomplishments in 20-minute presentations held at the Historic Ashland Armory on Saturday, November 16th. These same artists will lead workshops during the day on Saturday, aimed at inspiring artists and art enthusiasts by working closely with these high-caliber artists and creators.

 

The three featured artists are Juliette Aristides, classical painter, instructor and founder of Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, WA, Reina-Marie Loader, film-maker of independent sociopolitical films from Vienna, Austria, and Lucy Knisley, illustrator, comic artist and author from New York City.  Along with the presentations, each artist will be teaching workshops, sharing theirs skills with the community.

 

Tickets for the Inspirational Presentations and workshops are available now on-line at: www.artinspiresashland.org or at the Ashland Art Center.