|Strawberry Flapjack 20×20 acrylic ©Sandi Whetzel
Ticor Title Insurance proudly introduces their expansive business quarters during their debut as a First Friday Artwalk destination in Ashland, OR. Adorned with Sandi Whetzel’s vibrant, contemporary, flora art through the end of April, the business seeks to become a popular art venue.
The first Friday of each month, the public is invited to stroll the historical downtown railroad districts, exploring the visual and tasty treats at many participating art venues from 5-8 p.m. Ticor, located at 180 Lithia Way, near the corner of Lithia Way and First Street, is near the center of some of the popular art stops. Ticor will serve wine and chocolates to art observers this Friday and April 4th.
|Chantilly Lace 18×18 acrylic ©Sandi Whetzel
Ticor management requested Sandi Whetzel’s art via Ashland Art Center’s ART2Business program because they felt her uniquely textured, graceful floras complemented their contemporary, wide-open space. Sandi is pleased to have her art hanging on the walls of such a spacious, contemporary building. There is plenty of elbow room to comfortably browse the exhibit space at your leisure while sipping wine.
Sandi Whetzel says, “I think people are looking for a simple elegance in an artwork that separates it from the ordinary. That is my goal in blending fantasy with reality. I aim to grab the viewer’s attention: Wow! I’ve never seen anything like that!”
Besides her graceful, sensual floras, Sandi is becoming known for her paintings celebrating the wine experience. Her wine narratives tickle viewers senses in ways they have not seen in typical wine-themed art. She renders surprising, surreal wine scenarios: Sensual. Seductive. Tantalizing. Romantic. Playful. It’s almost as if she produces advertisements for the wine industry. See more of Sandi Whetzel’s art here .
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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
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,
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Just finished this original watercolor painting. It’s an ACEO (sized always at 2.5×3.5"). I love doing art this size, it helps to really concentrate on the essentials. I was looking at the door of an old building, when I saw I was being watched back. This fluffy cat made a lovely subject for this painting. Thank you for looking. I have it listed on eBay – HERE
Continue reading A new ACEO watercolor painting. Fluffy cat on a vintage doorstep.
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Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation
Visually Communicating Christ to Culture<
through Fine Art
Special Call to Artists February 2014
Declaring the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into
His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9
Call for entries! Win an opportunity to join us for the pursuit of artistic excellence at the 9th Annual Masterpiece Christian Artists Conference & Workshops “Imago Dei – Made in His Image“ May 15 – 18th, 2014 in Ashland, Oregon at the beautiful 1500 acre private reserve: the Box R Ranch Call for entries for art with the theme: “In His Image” First prize – free conference tuition Second prize $125 prize toward tuition Third prize – $75 toward tuition Entries will be judged by Emmy award winning artist Frank Ordaz ordazart.com Digitally submitted entries must be received by March 31st.
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Poetry in the Neighborhood
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Welcome back to
Poetry in the Neighborhood!
Upcoming Readings March 20th Kirsten Rian Ellen Waterson Patty Wixon . April 17th Shaindel Beers John C. Morrison Vince Wixon . $5 suggested donation Join us for another inspiring series showcasing the talent of our regional poets!
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It time for our third annual Community Collaborative Book Arts Project.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Come by the gallery and select a unique, hand crafted book made by one of the bookmakers in our free community workshop to be donated to the COMMUNITY PRESS PROJECT.
You may then author your own artist book; write in,
Continue reading Illahe Studios and Gallery Events – 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!
Continue reading AGA Spotlight Galleries February 2014
Three awesome businesses in Ashland, OR have been featuring my work – Smithfields of course has been an awesome venue and inspiration – check out the new kids menu (and you may think it should be kids’ or even kid’s, this is an ongoing controversy), anyway, it’s a foray into illustration for me. Loved doing […]
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The Jazz Series of watercolor paintings and drawings came to life following chemotherapy, 9 surgeries, the death of 3 loved ones within a 2 month period, and the end of a four year relationship due to the resulting depression. Although Jeannie holds 2 BS degrees, an MS and MDE, “Education and intelligence is, unfortunately, not a talisman against grief and despair.”
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