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Ashland Gallery Association April Exhibits + A Taste of Ashland

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

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

Hannah Library - The Carft Behind the Oregon Shakespeare FestivalHannon Library, Southern Oregon University

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.

 

Ashland Gallery Association October Featured Exhibits

Ceramic bird by Cheryl Kempner

Ceramic bird by Cheryl Kempner

Ashland Art Works

Cheryl Kempner’s October show, “Crazy Birds Love Books”

Enjoy fanciful clay birds reading clay books, sitting on books, stacking books, and balancing books. Fun gifts for avid readers of any age.
John Weston’s fine woodworking
This month he will highlight the use of local, highly figured hardwoods grown in Southern Oregon.
Turned bowls, trays, benches, cutting boards and more will be displayed.
The fifteen local artists of Ashland Artworks display their art work in 5 galleries and garden along Ashland Creek. See unique pieces of sculpture, textiles, woodworking, paintings, ceramics, glass and more.
Plan to attend our November fundraiser featuring fanciful art notecards that have been created by Ashland students and local artists. Notecards will be sold with all proceeds donated to Rogue Valley charities.

Ashland Art Center

New “Sanctuary One” Animal Paintings by Dana Feagin

“Hickory” painting by Dana Feagin

“Hickory” painting by Dana Feagin

Dana Feagin’s expressive animal portraits are eye-catching and memorable. She has an innate ability to show animals’ funny, quirky characteristics. She paints portraits of pets and rescue animals from local shelters. For the month of October, Dana is showing seven new paintings of rescue animals from Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm in Jacksonville, OR. Ten percent of sales from these paintings and associated prints and cards will be donated to Sanctuary One. Come see her latest works at the top of the stairs in the Studio Artist Gallery at AAC!
Friday, October 4, 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.

The Print Studio’s Artist-in-Residence Reception:  Come see the art of this session’s Artist in Resident, Shannon Yost! Shannon is inspired by color and has found that floral patterns find their way into her art. She has been working on a series of multi-process prints that relate to everyday life in the Rogue Valley.
This Month’s Special Show in the Classroom:  See photos and meet photographer and humanitarian Fred Stockwell of Eyes to Burma, a direct-aid non-profit helping a community of Burmese refugees who live and work on the Mae Sot garbage dump. Fred will have just arrived in Ashland from Mae Sot, Thailand, for a brief visit to reconnect with his Ashland roots and the local community who supports Eyes to Burma. Come say hi, learn about E2B, and hear news about the community at the dump. Questions? Email eyestoburmaatgmaildotcom.

“Night on Hawthorne,” Oil Painting by Julian Bell

“Night on Hawthorne,” Oil Painting by Julian Bell

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Ashland Painters Union

Julian Bell and Rachel Chaldu – Oil Paintings

October will feature the abstracted reality oil paintings of Julian Bell and abstract expressionist oil paintings of Rachel Chaldu.
Julian Bell’s oil paintings combine observation with a stylization, coming to his show is like putting on glasses that allow you to see the world around you as a vintage Warner Bros. cartoon.  Don’t miss these fabulous pieces.  Julian says these pieces are, “New paintings; traditional medium, abstracted reality – fresh off the easel & probably dry . . . .”
Rachel Chaldu’s oil paintings are large scale abstract expressionist pieces.  She says, “My work is primarily abstract expressionist work dealing with the capturing of ideas, emotions, moments or essences. I use my color palette and brush strokes to invoke a response from my viewers.”
Location: 27 1/2 N. Main St #2 – Up the stairs, on the Plaza, across from the fountain
Hours:  First Fridays from 5-8, Sat. & Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 and by appointment

Mixed-Media by  Gaelyn Larrick

Mixed-Media by Gaelyn Larrick

Taroko Pan-Pacific Bistro

Currently on display, Gaelyn Larrick and Cathy Dorris have created pieces specifically for the space. Cathy Dorris is featuring Zen Series Haiku art. Gaelyn has a collection of colorful Asian landscapes. Upstairs, we also have pieces from William Crowley. Cathy Dorris is a mixed media artist inspired by natural history and ethnic world arts. Her passion is in the journey of creating museum style pieces from ordinary and mundane objects. Gaelyn Larrick is a mixed media artist with passion in creating glimpses of our connection to something intuitively known but not always obvious.
Taroko Pan-Pacific Bistro is located in the heart of downtown Ashland. The restaurant’s unique space features a beautifully adorned sushi bar in the front, a warm mezzanine level, and a relaxing lounge in the back. Serving contemporary Asian-fusion cuisine and a full sushi menu, the restaurant is a great place to enjoy a meal or sip on a cocktail. We will be serving sushi and Prosecco during October’s First Friday Art Walk.
Image caption: Mixed-Media by Cathy Dorris / Mixed-Media by  Gaelyn Larrick

AGA Art Happenings – August 2013

Don’t miss August Art Shows!

If you didn’t make it out for First Friday Art  Walk, you still have time
to see these spectacular exhibits running throughout the month!

Here is a sampling of our member gallery August shows.

For more about all of our member exhibits visit: ashlandgalleries.com
Image caption: “Brainstorm” by Alx Fox

Art and Soul Gallery

Abstract Vision: A Journey Through Self Expression works by Alx Fox

“This show represents a gathering of images that illustrate my passion for emotional expressing through color. My images evolve from a desire to experiment with color while allowing the laters to develop freely on their own with no previous background drawings being used. 
  I wish to share my journey with the hope that you enjoy as much as I enjoyed creating it.”

Image caption: “Brainstorm” by Alx Fox

Image caption: Graphic design by Matthew Bohn

Enoteca by Eden Vale

Fine Pencil Art and Graphic Design by Local Artist Matthew Bohn.

This show will be displayed through August. As Matthew took private drawing lessons and his love for pencil art flourished. After about a year, he started to develop the skills that were taught to him and incorporated them into his own drawing style. It has been Matthew’s goal to affect the world of art by picking a variety of subjects (ranging from nature to people, from renaissance to pop culture), each will hopefully catch someone’s attention and cause them to stop and think about God, who created it first.

http://www.matthewbohnart.com/index.html

Image caption: Graphic design by Matthew Bohn

Image caption: “Belle Bodice” by Kay Khan

Davis and Cline Gallery

Thread as Line, Fabric as Form
This show will open on August 6 and run through September 30, 2013

What appear to be lines of colored ink and brush strokes of paint are in fact cotton and silk thread embroidery by Kay Khan. Vessels, three dimensional figurative pieces, wall hangings and apparel are all basic forms that become the starting point for imaginative and obsessive embroidered fine art.

Image caption: “Left Behind” - Photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

Photographers’ Gallery

August Featured Artist – Darcie Sternenberg

Darcie Sternenberg is a fine art black and white photographer living in southern Oregon. She focuses on intimate landscapes, including forests and seascapes, but she also photographs forgotten or left behind objects.
In a world full of beautiful colors, photography, in the absence of color, is a departure from reality.
She uses tone and form to capture a sense of timelessness as well as invite the viewer to a quiet, contemplative place.

Image caption: “Left Behind” – Photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

AGA August 2013 Featured Exhibits

Shows open First Friday, August 2nd and run through the end of the month.

Davis and Cline Gallery

Thread as Line, Fabric as Form

“Belle Bodice” by Kay Khan. Image credit: © Wendy McEahern

“Belle Bodice” by Kay Khan. Image credit: © Wendy McEahern

This show will open on August 6 and run through September 30, 2013

What appear to be lines of colored ink and brush strokes of paint are in fact cotton and silk thread embroidery by Kay Khan. Vessels, three dimensional figurative pieces, wall hangings and apparel are all basic forms that become the starting point for imaginative and obsessive embroidered fine art.

The Davis and Cline Gallery is located at the corner of Fourth and A Streets in the Historic Railroad District in Ashland, Oregon. The Gallery represents and exhibits contemporary artwork that is distinguished by innovative use of media and singular artistic vision. We represent a broad range of artwork from artists primarily from the major West Coast centers of art including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

The Gallery contains three exhibition areas with rotating shows in two and a specific media focused exhibition in the other. Exhibitions are listed on the Shows section of the website and generally last six weeks to two months depending on the season and the artist.

 

Art and Soul Gallery

Abstract Vision: A Journey Through Self Expression, works by Alx Fox

“Brainstorm” by Alx Fox

“Brainstorm” by Alx Fox

“This show represents a gathering of images that illustrate my passion for emotional expressing through color. My images evolve from a desire to experiment with color while allowing the laters to develop freely on their own with no previous background drawings being used. 
  I wish to share my journey with the hope that you enjoy as much as I enjoyed creating it.”

Music by Douglas Ross on the Dulcimer.
  Refreshments served First Friday June 7th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Art & Soul Gallery is into its 14th year as one of Ashland’s largest and most popular gallery, featuring the work of over 30 regional artists. Many award wining nationally recognized artists are represented. On exhibit is original art in oil, pastel, mixed media, acrylic and watercolor; in styles that range from traditional and representational, impressionistic to modern, contemporary and abstract, also gicl’ee reproductions. Artists’ note cards are available.

 

Enoteca by Eden Vale

Fine Pencil Art and Graphic Design by Local Artist Matthew Bohn.

Graphic design by Matthew Bohn

Graphic design by Matthew Bohn

This show will be displayed through August. As Matthew took private drawing lessons and his love for pencil art flourished. After about a year, he started to develop the skills that were taught to him and incorporated them into his own drawing style. It has been Matthew’s goal to affect the world of art by picking a variety of subjects (ranging from nature to people, from renaissance to pop culture), each will hopefully catch someone’s attention and cause them to stop and think about God, who created it first.

http://www.matthewbohnart.com/index.html

Enoteca will also be sampling local artisan, Mocha Mudd-Chocolate Java Sauce and Tasting Fabulous EdenVale wine!

Enoteca offers a daily flight of 6 tastes for just $10, & glass pours with a bistro menu of lighter fare to pair with your selection. Our Happy Hour is 3-5pm daily, during which time you can enjoy glass pours and snack. Best of all, summer is Friday Flight Night! Every Friday, Enoteca arranges a special themed flight or plays host to a guest winery, brewery, or local artisan as you sample their product and listen to live music by a local or touring musician.

 

 

Photographers’ Gallery

August Featured Artist – Darcie Sternenberg

“Left Behind” - Photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

“Left Behind,” Photograph by Darcie Sternenberg

Darcie Sternenberg is a fine art black and white photographer living in southern Oregon. She focuses on intimate landscapes, including forests and seascapes, but she also photographs forgotten or left behind objects.
In a world full of beautiful colors, photography, in the absence of color, is a departure from reality.
She uses tone and form to capture a sense of timelessness as well as invite the viewer to a quiet, contemplative place.

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.

 

 

Download the August 2013 First Friday ArtWalk map here!

July AGA Featured Galleries

Come out for July First Friday and enjoy the festivities!

Friday, July 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Ashland Art Center

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“Art is a Verb” Paintings by Nancy Ashmead

“Art is a Verb” Paintings and Mixed Media by Nancy Ashmead

Art is an expression and a special kind of journey for Nancy Ashmead. Her art usually starts with an idea and an impulse that builds in power like a wave as she works on a piece. Like surfing, everything joins together and she is able to ride the wave all the way to shore. But, unlike a surfer, she has a tangible record of the experience when standing on the warm sand after it’s over. Join Nancy upstairs in her studio for her show “Art is a Verb”.

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 guitarist David Elan Kelley.

Special Show in the Classroom: The Rogue Hack Lab

Explore and learn about various technology and tinkering projects created by members of the Rogue Hack Lab. Based in Medford, the Rogue Hack Lab is a community-operated, 24-hour space and infrastructure provider for technical and creative projects and events. Members’ projects include 3D printing, robotics, soldering, lock-picking, and computer science solutions.

Backroads Studio

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Marble stone cut print by Harriet Greene

Beach rocks, gnarled, moss-covered trees, winding trails to warm sand, storms and ocean waves, moist air, soft skin are what I love about living on the coast. We spent over thirty years on the high plains of Wyoming and high desert of northern New Mexico and missed the ocean. When our grandson was born and my daughter decided to move west we packed up and followed. And so here we are once again in close proximity to the ocean. And we love it.

 

Illahe Studios and Gallery

TERRY SAUVÉ

Scenic Journey Around Ashland - original oil paintings

SUE SPRINGER

ceramic sculptures

Lavender Sunset, by Terry Sauve

Lavender Sunset, oil painting by Terry Sauve

Terry Sauvé has been painting in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1996 when she settled here to attend the Academy of Art College.  Her primary focus is on landscape painting.  Feeling a deep connection with nature, she is inspired by the natural light falling over a scene.   Capturing this magical quality of light is one focus of her paintings, as is “pushing” the color found in nature to enhance the painting.  Her method includes taking photographs, making sketches and/or color studies on location. From these references she works on larger finished paintings in her studio. Here, she transmits what she has absorbed from studying color and light in nature into her paintings. The scenes she creates evoke a sense of expansive stillness, a quiet moment where the viewer can take a peaceful respite.

Sue Springer:

I have always been interested in the edges, the unexpected and the unknown.  By working with clay, every piece, every form is subjected to the fire.  Opening a kiln after firing always reveals a surprise.  I constantly experiment with form, glazes and the combinations.  Moving beyond the flat surface, I am intrigued by relief forms, found objects and unexpected results.  I begin with a general idea or concept and explore the creative development of the piece.  As the piece develops, it creates possibilities of variation, of different interpretation.

A long held desire to combine a working studio with a gallery focusing on functional art has come to fruition with Illahe Studios and Gallery in the historic Nininger building.  Originally built in 1899 as a general store, the expansive, light filled building allows me to work and greet visitors to the gallery.

 

Jega Gallery & Sculpture Garden

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A JEGA Gallery Multi Media Birthday Celebration of Art

July First 2013 kicks of the JEGA’s Birthday Celebration! On AGA First Friday Artwalk, July 5th, JEGA will Celebrate Multi-Media Art from 5pm to 8pm with live music, birthday cake and refreshments. Be prepared for a bodacious mix of visual contemporary art. Live music provided by Tom Stamper and Friends.

JEGA Gallery presents artworks by the following artists: Jason Bueter, Photography of the Berlin Wall and Metal Garden Art; Rosemary Dalton, Acrylic Painting; Chris Dworin, Ceramic Sculpture; Michael Fansler, Wood Carvings; Dawn Ferrari, Stone Sculpture; Tom Stamper, Mixed Media Sculpture and Live Music; Tej Steiner, Ceramic Sculptures; Luscious M. Upshaw, Bronze Sculptures; Daniel Verner, Acrylic Paintings; Ingo Wedde, Outdoor Metal Sculpture; J. Ellen Austin, Stone Sculpture and Mixed Media Art.

Multi Media Birthday Celebration of Art. Such an incredible array of art from our talented artists in Rogue Valley and beyond! Come celebrate and be inspired!

For more information please contact:
Kim Olson
spotlightatashlandgalleriesdotcom
541-488-8430
www.ashlandgalleries.com