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AGA March 2020 Exhibits

AGA March 2020 Exhibits

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities!   

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, March 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights of the AGA March 2020 exhibits in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Venture further to explore out-skirting galleries!  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the March Gallery Tour map, please visit:  

Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

March Spotlight Exhibits

AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Photographers' Gallery - Sedona, Thunder Mountain, image by John Christer Petersen

Sedona, Thunder Mountain, image by John Christer Petersen

Photographers’ Gallery

Sedona Red Rocks

Photographer John Christer Petersen’s new show, “Sedona Red Rocks”, opens for the First Friday Art Walk, March 6, in the Photographer’s Gallery at the Ashland Art Center, and continues through the end of April.

Petersen is a local fine art photographer.  In 2019 he was fortunate to visit Sedona, Arizona and fell in love with the mystical red rocks surrounding the city.

Sedona is in northern Arizona and part of the Sonoran Desert. The reddish-orange sandstone apparently was deposited during the Permian Period more than 250 million years ago. I was able to visit the area after a reunion in Phoenix; however, the weather was not cooperative and I was not blessed with much time for photography. The Thunder Mountain Trail was near my hotel and is a popular hike about 3 miles long and was easily accessible.

The red sandstone formations change color tones depending on the time of day and the weather. I sensed a spiritual connection to this area and certainly considered their beauty to be the fingerprints of God.

AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Gallerie Karon, samples of exhibited pieces

Image caption: Gallerie Karon, samples of exhibited pieces

Gallerie Karon
East Meets East Part III

Let’s celebrate! Gallerie Karon’s “Grand Re-opening” is March 6th, First Friday Art Walk!

Our remodel is complete and we want to show it off. It’s also our 18th Anniversary. Added to that, it’s the Oregon Chocolate Festival and as always we are participating with fabulous fudge from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. To add to the festivities, the first 25 adults to attend will receive a special gift bag with an Asian surprise inside!

It is the Chinese New Year of the Rat. Let the foremost attribute of this symbol reign – Prosperity!



AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Sun Signs

“Sun Signs 2,” painting

Ashland Art Works
Student Art Exhibit

The Gallery is pleased to host a special exhibit from the Ashland High School art department. We’ve reserved space to show off the talents of our local younger artists. In addition to this exhibit we still have our full showing of all our local artists.

AGA Annual Student Art Show
Featuring Ashland High School Student Artwork

Join us for a special First Friday in March when Ashland High School students display their artwork. Please visit the following participating galleries and show your support of these young artists:

AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Student art -painting of Janis Joplin by Reuben Fellmenn

“Janis Joplin,” painting by Reuben Fellmenn, AHS student

Art & Soul Gallery: Gail Schmidt, Jessica Hitchcock, Avery Sayre

Ashland Art Center: Ava Buckley

Ashland Art Works: Azana Prout, Sierrah Kelly

Ashland Custom Frame: Ellena Schmieling, Zephyr Wise-Lee, Makenzie Hughes

Crown Jewel: Serena Loewenstein, Madeline Conachy Chang, Isa Martinez, Reuben Fellmenn

Hanson Howard Gallery: Indigo Pinder

Student artists will be present to discuss their works.  There will be a variety of media on display by these creative young artists including paintings, drawings, mixed media, and jewelry.

AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Image caption: Gail Schmidt, AHS student, bird paintings

Bird paintings by Gail Schmidt, AHS student

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