AGA February Spotlight

First Friday Art Walk: February 25, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

February Spotlight Galleries and Artists

Enclāve Studios
First Friday Art Walk at the Studios

Alex Brehmer, Untitled, Mixed Media
Alex Brehmer, Untitled, Mixed Media

Currently featured at Enclāve Studios is a plethora of new and fresh artwork by Alex Brehmer, Jay Gordon, and Gabriel Lipper. Alex Brehmer creates large scale and figurative works, often featuring colorful creature designs and interactive elements that follow a larger narrative. Alternatively, Jay Gordon creates portrait and still life paintings that incorporate experimentation while allowing Jay to follow the energy of creativity wherever it leads. For Gabriel Lipper, his work addresses the growing schism between self and other. In fact, many of his paintings appear plastic both in surface and in content.

First Friday Art Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
1661 Siskiyou Boulevard #3, Ashland, OR 97520

Juan Miguel Santiago, Santo (Saint), Porcelain Sculpture
Juan Miguel Santiago, Santo (Saint), Porcelain Sculpture

Currently featured at Gambrel Gallery are ceramics and installations by international ceramic sculptor, Juan Miguel Santiago. Juan has been harvesting local clays in Southern Oregon and uses the diversity of his materials to represent the human experience through installation and sculpture. Born in the Philippines, Juan’s work is included in museum collections and galleries from New York to Bangkok.

Thursday and Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
1982 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Fiber Arts Collective
Embroidery Works by Tammis Vaatveit

Tammis Vaatveit, Untitled, Embroidery
Tammis Vaatveit, Untitled, Embroidery

Currently featured at Fiber Arts Collective are embroidery works by Tammis Vaatveit. Employing layered and textured backgrounds with various stitching techniques, Tammis depicts birds knowing that there are so many species to choose from. Botanically dyed silks, linens, and cottons provide a background and environment for her subjects. She then appliqués and embroiders the birds using small scraps of fabric and threads. As Tammis describes, she loves the simplicity of fabric and thread as core elements to her compositions and she is grateful to work with such expressive materials.

Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
37 North Third Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Schneider Museum of Art
What’s at Stake

Al Farrow, The White House, Sculpture
Al Farrow, The White House, Sculpture

Currently featured at the Schneider Museum of Art is What’s at Stake, curated by Catharine Clark and featuring the work of Al Farrow, Masami Teraoka, and Zeina Barakeh. Investigating pressing issues of our time such as mechanisms of war and colonialism, interrogating the unpredictability and legitimacy of armed conflict, the devastating impacts of war, human rights violations, and environmental collapse, this exhibition presents a conversation, powerfully asks us to pause and reflect on our collective responsibility to one another, and think about what’s at stake when we allow violence to go unchecked.

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR 97520

KS Wild
Poetry and Painting with Betty LaDuke and Peter Van Fleet

Peter Van Fleet, Untitled, Mixed Media
Peter Van Fleet, Untitled, Mixed Media

Currently featured at KS Wild are paintings by Peter Van Fleet. Using styrene as a ground for his work, Peter enjoys the material due to its three dimensionality and ability to cast playful shadows. Building his compositions with multiple layers, this adds a visual and structural texture. During First Friday Art Walk, an impromptu poetry reading by Betty LaDuke will take place. For more than sixty years, Betty has traversed the globe as an artist and activist, bringing her sketchbook and camera to hundreds of villages across the world. These experiences have inspired Betty’s paintings, as well as her poetry and prints.

First Friday Art Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
562 A Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

American Trails Gallery
American Trails Gallery features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Art & Soul Ashland
Art & Soul Ashland offers exceptional art and contemporary craft in a spacious and relaxed gallery setting.

Ashland Art Works
Ashland Art Works features four galleries and sculptural gardens that display functional and decorative artwork.

Creekside Pizza
Creekside Pizza features diverse artwork made by locally renowned artists.

Gallerie Karon
Gallerie Karon features artwork and photography along with antiques, artifacts, and jewelry.

Gypsy Road Studio
Gypsy Road Studio offers a global experience of international and local art, rare global antiquities, and more.

Oak Leaf Studio
Oak Leaf Studio is the working space of painter and illustrator, Leif Trygg.

Siskiyou Gallery House
Siskiyou Gallery House features original artwork by local artists and fine art reproductions.

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

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