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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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“New Directions: Perhaps dimensional, Perhaps intuitive” watercolors 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

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

Ashland Gallery Assn November Featured Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association aga logo

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.

The Artist’s Voice, Fall 2014

-   “I can’t imagine life without putting together the unusual and creating!” –  Lo Smucker, quote from “Found Art” – Dear Artists and Art Enthusiasts! Enjoy the beautiful, warm fall weather and autumn colors while reading the latest Artist’s Voice, Ashland Art Center‘s quarterly newsletter. We thank all of the Art Center artists and members who contributed […]

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October News and Events from Illahe Studio & Gallery

"In Flight", Sandra Bryant

“In Flight”, Sandra Bryant

This month nearly 30 national and international mosaic artists will be featured in the gallery as we host the Contemporary Mosaic Arts first annual Mosaic Summit Invitational. The CMA has invited accomplished artists from within the valley to artists working and living internationally.

Mosaic is one of the oldest traditions found in many ancient cultures. This group of artists will represent the broad range of forms, style and technique of mosaic in contemporary arts, from classical Italian techniques to whimsical uses of found material and unexpected forms.

Join us for the artists’ reception during the First Friday Artwalk, October 3rd from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy the crisp autumn evening with other art lovers, meet the artists and enjoy the music of Laura Christine Anderson.

 

“Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride”, Laurel Skye

 

 

The first ever Contemporary Mosaic Art summit is being held

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Ashland Gallery Association Featured Gallery Exhibits - October 2014

Sarah Burns - painting in her studio

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, October 3 from 5–8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free community event filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts! Click here to download the AGA Artwalk Map for October 2014.

Most exhibits run through the end of October.

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits

Handmade scarf by Stepanie Moss

October 2014 Ashland Art Works

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

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

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Classical Drawing and Painting with Sarah F Burns

After a six week sabbatical Sarah Burns is back and ready to whip your drawing and painting skills into shape! Learn timeless principles of drawing and painting that apply to any style of artwork. Proportion Placement Perspective Values/Tones Understanding Light, Shadow Color Use of materials The class is designed to serve the goals of each […]

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Teaser: Meet our Art Inspires Ashland 2014 Visiting Artists

Dear AAC Members and friends, We are excited to announce a teaser with our three guest artists for this year’s Art Inspires Ashland, Ashland Art Center’s annual fundraiser. The official promotion will follow shortly. Dan Thompson, visual artist (figure, portrait, still life, and landscape painter) coming from New York, New York Dan Thompson co-founded both the Grand […]

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