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AGA September 2021 Exhibits

Ashland Galleries
September Visual Arts News

First Friday Art Walk: September 3, 2021

Please visit gallery, studio, and artist websites for more information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. Thank you. 

We’re excited to share a diverse array of wonderful artwork created by our very talented artists this month. Don’t forget to visit their websites for more information about business hours, current events, and upcoming opportunities. 

Here is a sampling of our September Spotlight Galleries and Artists. 

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.

Art & Soul Gallery
Intuitive Expressionistic Abstraction in Watermedia by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Image Credit: 
Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Pele’s Breath, Watercolor

From shared experiences in realism, tributes to spirituality, and journeys into abstraction, my artwork is a culmination and a sharing of my life experiences, dreams, inner visions, of all that I am. As a third-generation artist, I was encouraged to explore and express my creativity at an early age. Predominately, I am a watercolorist; a colorist with a strong emphasis on design. The most important part of a painting for me is the message or experience that I want to share with the viewer. How I handle this dictates the style and medium that I use. If I can do this with watercolor I will, but I won’t limit myself to just that medium. -Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Appointments are required during First Friday Art Walk. 

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

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

Paula Fong Studio 

Image Credit: 
Paula Fong, Untitled, Mixed Media 

I have been fortunate to spend much of my career as an Ecologist and my recreation time exploring nature. Every square inch of our natural world contains something scientifically interesting and artistically beautiful. I like to pick out one aspect of the environment and hold it up for inspection, with all of its imperfections and variation. By changing perspective, focus, season and habitat, I have an infinite palette and an unlimited source of inspiration. – Paula Fong

Appointment Only

Address and Contact Information: 
8905 Yank Gulch Rd. Talent, OR 97540

Hanson Howard Gallery
Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Dews

Image Credit: 
Jhenna Quinn Lewis, A Single Pearl, Oil on Board

This month’s exhibition features masterful oil paintings by Jhenna Quinn Lewis, rich woodblock prints by Millie Whipplesmith Plank, and stylized ceramics by Dews. Jhenna’s paintings are simple, intimate compositions that invite the viewer to closely examine the details of a bird in an unexpected setting. Through the manipulation of composition, subject matter, color, light, and shading, she brings out a subtle inherent quietness in her work. Alternatively, Millie’s prints celebrate the biodiversity and preservation of open spaces. Informed by her cattle ranching heritage, vibrant colors, simple shapes, and the nostalgia of traditional woodblock printing can be seen in her work. For Dews, she is inspired by the fusion of gardening with ceramics, whether it be realistic or whimsical. Dews’ stylized animals exude peaceful, playful, expressions, while adding just a touch of mysteriousness.

Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Appointments are available too.

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

Cara Michelle Mattern Studio

Image Credit: 
Cara Michelle Mattern, What Dreams May Come, Mixed Media

Dreams have been extra prolific lately. Many different lives are possible in the dream world and outside of the box thoughts are often birthed there. This work is an exact image of part of a significant dream of mine, waking up with the word or name Yezamite whispered to me. As far as my research thus far… the name doesn’t mean anything. In the dream I was standing on what looked like a Martian planet with my 4 year old daughter. Looking at the weird holes in the ground all over, I received a telepathic image/message from the monsters living below the ground to put my daughter through the hole. So, I immediately picked her up. I used oil paints and a spray bottle with turpenoid to create the dripping effect on the ground and the pillars. – Cara Michelle Mattern 

Appointment Only 

Address and Contact Information: 
Applegate, OR

Welcome New AGA Members Gambrel Gallery and John Pugh!

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