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February 2015 Ashland Gallery Association Featured Exhibits

PORK CHOP AND PEACH, by Sarah F Burns

Come out and celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, February 6th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

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

PORK CHOP AND PEACH, by Sarah F Burns

AGA Spotlight Galleries February 2015 Smithfields Restaurant February First Friday Art Walk After Party Featuring paintings by Sarah F. Burns

Come join us for the February First Friday Art Walk after-party! Smithfields will have food and drink specials from 8 – 10 pm.

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JEGA Gallery Call For Artists

JEGA Gallery - J. Ellen Austin with Sculpture

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN! CALL FOR ARTIST ENTRIES JEGA’s 21st Annual “WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE! …and Men Who LOVE Women With Attitude” Art Exhibit at the JEGA Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Ashland’s historic Railroad District.

This year’s art event opens March 6th 2015 during Women’s 2015 History Month and runs through April and the Ashland Gallery Association’s A Taste Of Ashland weekend.

Acceptable artwork includes: paintings, sculptures, multimedia, photography, live performances and poetry reading, and…? Each artist may submit up to two entries with the application form no later than February 13, 2015 for March Exhibit and/or March 13, 2015 for April Exhibit. There is a $10 submission fee per entry which will be waived for students with proper i.d.

Applications are available at the JEGA Gallery, 625 A street, or call 541-488-2474 or email [email protected]

OR just download the pdf below, print and

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The Artist's Voice, Winter 2015

The Artist's Voice, 2015 Winter Edition - featured image

Dear Artists and Art Enthusiasts!

Cozy up with all the arts-related articles and news in this season’s The Artist’s Voice, Ashland Art Center‘s quarterly newsletter. We thank all of the Art Center artists and members who contributed to this edition, and an especially big thanks goes to our volunteer Editor, Ingrid Karazincir, who continues to create the newsletter from out-of-state.

And, thank you for reading our newsletter and supporting Ashland Art Center, its artists, and the visual arts in our community.\

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Ashland Art Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting the arts in our community through education, art experience, and artist support for all ages. Visit us today! We are open seven days a week, 10 – 6. You can also check out our classes, workshops, and events on our website, and we have many fun updates from our community of artists on

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Ashland Gallery Association January Exhibits

Brooks Dierdorff, Schneider Museum of Art exhibit, january 2015

Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk January 2, 2015

Ring in the New Year and celebrate Ashland’s visual arts scene during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, January 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free community event filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Schneider Museum of Art Baker’s Dozen: SOU Creative Art Faculty 2015 and New Works: SMA Collection 2012-2014

Baker’s Dozen will showcase the diverse and engaging works of the Southern Oregon University Creative Arts faculty. New Works: SMA Collection 2012-2014 will feature works by national and international artists newly represented in the Museum’s collection.

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Ashland Art Center Classes, Events and News

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Starting in January the weekly email calendar will be delivered to your email in-boxes every other Sunday. Be sure to check the email when you get if for the latest classes and events ~ you don’t want to miss out on all the fabulous art-making and -enjoying activities that AAC has to offer! AT A GLANCE: Scroll through the email to view class details and news! You can also visit our online calendar

MONDAY

Short-Pose Figure Drawing, 10-12:30 Copper Etching, 10-12 NO Portrait Drawing*, 3-6 ~ New session starts January 12, Register now Needle-Felted Fuzzies, 3:30-5

TUESDAY

NO The Artist Within, 1:30-3, will return January 6

NO Kids Clay, 3:30-5, will return January 6 Ceramics with Garry Price, 5-7

WEDNESDAY NO Preschool Art School, will return January 7, 11:30-12:15 NO Ceramics with Alissa Clark, will return January 7, 3-5 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! AAC closes at 2 pm

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Catie Faryl Shows at Looking Glass Beads

Asbestos Arks, by Catie Faryl

Editor’s Note: We apologize to Catie for not getting this posted in time for the First Friday ArtWalk last night. Please visit Looking Glass Beads to view her amazing artwork and make a gift of art this holiday season!

Dear Friends,

I’m having a “trunk show” to sell some holiday gifts and artwork during First Friday, 5 to 8 pm on Dec. 5th. My show called “Consider the Animals” is on display at Looking Glass Beads at 283 E. Main St. in downtown Ashland with art and information about the 6th Extinction and what can be done to slow it.

The gallery owners are hosting a sale for me to help raise funds to continue the advocacy and activism I’m involved with. It is my goal to gather funds in order to produce a new card deck of my environmental, social and political satire artwork.

I’ll be selling my Balance

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

Inner Door, Encaustic by Elaine Frenett

Encaustic mixed media by Elaine Frenett

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

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

Come see Elaine’s art upstairs at AAC in her studio–No. 13.

First Friday Art Walk Reception, November 7, 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

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Ashland Gallery Assn November Featured Exhibits

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

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Most exhibits run throughout the month of November!

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

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

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Art Inspires Ashland 2014

Art Inspires Ashland 2014 Flyer

You’re Invited! Art Inspires Ashland Nov 14 – 16, 2014, with evening artist presentations and workshops with Dan Thompson, Jean Cacicedo & Natalie Fletcher. Early Bird special for Evening Presentations tickets ends on November 1!

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Congrats to Richard & Rochelle Newman!

Hilltop Gallery, Ashland, Oregon

The gallery listing for Hilltop Galleries at www.soartists.com has been taken down, and we’re sorry to see a nice gallery like theirs close up and the owners step aside. However, we’re happy that Richard & Rochelle Newman, proprietors of the Hilltop Gallery, have decided to fully enter (read: enjoy) their retirement! We wish them a wonderful retirement and thank them for their participation in the Southern Oregon Artists Resource while their gallery was in business.