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July 2021 Virtual Tour

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Truth Teller Tribe Returns

During my 40 some years of being an artist and teacher, Tribes of Truth Tellers have manifested themselves in many ways.

I taught Sculpture for many years in public schools and tall, cylindrical sculptural forms showed up in paper maché and clay forms. It was so fascinating to see the variety of expressions that resulted when a challenge was put forth to 30 students and they found 30 ways to express it. I worked along with them in order to teach technique. As always happens, we all inspired each other to make our sculptures unique.

The Tribe has also shown up in layered textural acrylic paintings and in collaged, cut, and layered painted paper forms. These two new ones are acrylics painted on paper with a forest in mind. However, the Tribe inserted itself into my consciousness, so I cut them free from each other and re-assembled them on painted wooden panels. I also cut a tree from another painting to add to the mystery.

There they were in all their glory, telling me Truths I hadn’t known before. As it turns out, the story they tell each viewer is specifically tailored to each individual.

July Arts & Letters – Anne Brooke

Art Presence Art Center founder and director, Anne Brooke

HEADS UP! Our Art & Letters Local Author Reading on Zoom features Art Presence founder and director, Anne Brooke, who will talk about art, life, and her popular Jacksonville Coloring Book. Please visit this link soon to make your free reservation and join us at 5pm on Friday, July 23. Register to participate now—it’s free!

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Ashland First Friday ArtWalk is BACK!!

We’re excited to share that the Ashland First Friday Art Walk is BACK with a diverse array of wonderful artwork created by our very talented artists. Don’t forget to visit their websites either! Many are open and offering appointments too. 

Please visit our website for links to our member galleries and artist websites, and to view the online version of the 2021 Ashland Gallery Guide.

July Spotlight Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery
Colors of the Pacific Northwest, Watermedia Paintings by Pam Haunschild

Pam Haunschild, Crane Dance, Acrylic

“Have you ever seen a bright scarlet red mountain? Have you seen sandhill cranes with magenta, gold, teal, and purple feathers? You will in my paintings. My palette is actually quite limited, only four or five colors pulled from personal photos of beautiful Northwest locations. I then mix the rest of the colors from these few, which creates a sense of harmony in the work. The colors serve to express light, shape, and expanses of quiet and calmness. Come see a colorful interpretation of our beautiful Pacific Northwest landscapes and wildlife.” – Pam Haunschild

On July 2, during First Friday, Pam will demonstrate and answer questions about her work. Wine and chocolates will be served.

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

Address and Contact Information:
247 East Main, Ashland, OR 97520

Ashland Art Works Galleries
Marydee Bombick and Shari Southard

Shari Southard, Untitled, Watercolor

This month, Ashland Art Works features brightly colored ceramic flowers by Marydee Bombick and delicate landscape watercolor paintings by Shari Southard. On Saturday, July 10, at 10:00 a.m., Marydee will also provide an artist demonstration to show how she creates her ceramic flowers. In addition, Shari will follow at 12:00 p.m. to provide a glimpse into her plein air painting processes.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

Address and Contact Information:
291 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

The Crown Jewel
266 E Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Gallerie Karon
300 East Main Street N. Second, Ashland, OR 97520

The Old Red Barn
1049 E Nevada Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Fiber Arts Collective
37 N 3rd Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Blackwell Frames
340 A Street #4, Ashland, OR 97520

Philippo Lo Grande, Gold Hill Tracks, Oil
Vernon Lawhorn, Africa Moves in Black and White, Acrylic
Margie Mee, Roots II, Oil
Miles Frode, Untitled, Acrylic

The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.

SOSA Meetings Resume!

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Our first SOSA meeting in over a year will be August 23rd, 7 pm, at the Medford Public Library!

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Grants Pass Artist Call – Deadline August 4!

Grants Pass Artist Call for the Art Box Project! $250 stipend and great exposure

Grants Pass Artist Call for the Art Box Project! Come be a part and add to the beauty of our City with your talent in the arts. The City of Grants Pass seeks local artists to add a splash of color via direct painting or digitized vinyl wrap, and to be a recognized participant in the City’s “Art Box” project.

Show the City your creative vision of what makes our town so special and unique through fresh colorful scenes, abstract graphics or even dramatic photography.

We are funding this fun assignment. We will pay each selected artist $250 to embellish a utility box on 7th Street in downtown Grants Pass. In our first campaign of 5 separate boxes, the opportunity is limited, so please fill out and submit your application before the August

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Art du Jour Gallery July 2021 Featured Artists

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Frank Bowling

You can get a powerful overview of Frank Bowling’s work at Hauser and Wirth on 22nd St. in Chelsea. His efforts in moving paint around can be epic, but he also imported into his abstract expressionist technique images from the world map. A triptych visible as you walk into the gallery shows three images, not […]

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Brief Beauty

So brief, these.So long from seed to blossom—then so quick to drop their petals.But worth the pink while.

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Santelli, from the vault

I saw this painting, Appearance of White, completed years ago, at Bill Santelli’s home on my recent visit for coffee with him and Bill Stephens. I was stunned by the mastery of his paint handling here, the restraint of the color, and the rigorous simplicity of the composition. It looks like a visualization of both […]

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