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Ashland Gallery Assn June Featured Exhibits

Cathy DeForest - Ashland Gallery assn featured exhibit

Iraq Project featuring 260 book artists from 24 countries

Cathy DeForest Studio

Local artist participates in International Response to Honor the Culture of Iraq


During June, Cathy DeForest is printing four artists’ books on her etching press for the international project, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here. The project is in honor of the ancient bookseller street in Baghdad that was attacked with a car bomb in 2007. Cathy is one of 260 artists from 24 countries whose books will be exhibited for two years in the US and abroad and then given to the National Library of Baghdad. Please contact Cathy for more details.


July 14-15, Cathy and Mary Laird will offer a letterpress-printing workshop using Cathy’s Vandercook printing press. The workshop is open to beginning and advanced printers. No previous printing experience is necessary to sign up for the workshop.


Cathy DeForest Studio is located in a farmhouse just 5 minutes from Ashland. Visits, arranged by appointment, include demonstrations on antique printing presses and a tour of the book arts studio. Cathy’s most recent work includes: etchings, artist books, poetry pockets and a letterpress broadside featuring the work of Barry Lopez.


For more info: [email protected]

or 541-690-6976

Call or email to arrange a visit and directions to the farmhouse studio.


Concetti Fine Art



“Hot Pink Dandelions” mixed media, by Cammy Davis

“Hot Pink Dandelions” mixed media, by Cammy Davis

Cammy Davis, abstract acrylics


New to the gallery, abstract acrylic artist, Cammy Davis:


“Visually, I’m drawn to the order of geometric grids and often start my paintings with an ordered background and interesting texture, then move on to color and abstract images.  The paintings I’ve selected for my first exhibit at Concetti Fine Arts are bright and bold, natural elements done in an abstract style.”


We will also feature work by Nancy Block, Melanie Cardinal, Sandy Cathcart, Gary Foll and Margery Mercer. Join us for hors d’oeuvres and libations on First Friday, June 1st!


Margery Mercer invites you to her working studio/gallery located in Claycomb’s Plaza Mall. The distinctive styles and use of mediums by gallery artists create visual interest. Add to the mix a rotating exhibit of guest artists and the artistic diversity bursts with excitement.


Come! Enliven your senses.

Family Massage Education Center



Blue Dancer, pastel by Clista Prelle-Tworek

Blue Dancer, pastel by Clista Prelle-Tworek

Featuring pastel artist, Clista Prelle-Tworek


Clista Narcissus Prelle-Tworek has created art since pre-Kindergarten, and is an arts educator and professional artist, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of PTSD. She has taught in private and public schools, prison settings as well as for professional arts organizations. The subjects of her personal artwork have always been who and what she has loved and found most beautiful.

For more information, visit her website at:


For public display

9am to 5pm, Tuesday thru Friday

and on First Fridays, 5pm to 9pm


First Fridays include 15 min Massages

by donation to our scholarship fund

Refreshments featuring Zorba Chocolates

and live music.

Public Parking lot next to the police station.


Sign up for a massage class or get a massage therapy session! All Massage Classes are for home use and are open to the public. Register in Couples Massage, Pregnant Partner, Parent-Baby,and Senior Couples. Gift Certificates available.

Martini Pour, by Chris DeRubeis

Martini Pour, by Chris DeRubeis

Thomas Lee Gallery


Thomas Lee Gallery now represents Chris DeRubeis


Throughout history, there have been only a select few artists who have changed the way we view art. In the beginning, early man described his world by painting rock walls, using crushed berries and blood. When the first artists discovered pigments and began painting on paper and canvas, they eventually created distinct styles such as Impressionism, Abstract, Pointillism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and any other “ism” they could come up with. Since then, most artists have copied or cloned these styles by simply adding their own spin. The resulting lack of innovation is the current “product” of many art schools.


Then along came Chris DeRubeis. Born in 1978, it wasn’t long before DeRubeis showed a very early proclivity for drawing. He drew on any materials he could find at home to express his talents. This talent was nurtured to the fullest by his family, and at age 11 his Grandfather gave Chris his first Airbrush. After watching Chris use his airbrush for the very first time, his Grandfather proclaimed that Chris was to become the Artist his Grandfather always wanted to be and would inevitably share his talents on the world’s grand stage.



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