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Ashland Gallery Association Featured Exhibits - January 2013

Burial at Sea, by Bruce Bayard

“Passages: Burial At Sea II” by Bruce Bayard

Studio A. B.

Bruce Bayard presents Continuous Video Loop

In conjunction with a new collage series, Bruce Bayard presents a continuous video loop during January First Friday Artwalk. The soundtrack performed at a remote location by Todd Barton, will be streaming online from 6 to 8 pm. Barton will be performing a live improvisational composition on the Buchla synthesizer.

The images are a moving collage consisting of hundreds of images, video, and words.

Bayard and Barton have been collaborating on live improvisational performances for the last half-year and continue the First Saturday concert series: TBA into the New Year. First Saturday concerts are at the DanceSpace in Ashland, and January’s guest artist is Michael Maag, moving light programmer and video jockey.

Artists Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Bayard create, exhibit, and sell drawings, digital collage, and mixed media fine art. Established in 1998, Studio A.B welcomes visitors most days by chance or appointment.

Mechanism for the Separation of Truth and Beauty, by David Bithell

“Mechanism for the Separation of Truth and Beauty” (detail) by David Bithell

Schneider Museum of Art

Schneider Museum of Art Announces Two Exhibitions: Faculty and Matoush

Schneider Museum of Art’s new show, “Seeing 8” features work by the Southern Oregon University Art Faculty.  Featured artists include Marlene Alt, David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Miles Inada, Kathleen Murney, Peg Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld, and Tracy Templeton.

Meet the artists at the opening of “Seeing 8” on Thursday, January 10, from 5 to 7 PM.  Museum hours of 10 AM – 4 PM from Mon. – Sat. will resume Fri., Jan. 11, 2013.

Featured Artists’ Talks and Performances
– Jan.17: David Bithell performance, Schneider Museum of Art
– Jan. 24: Visiting Artist Vanessa Calvert, Meese Auditorium
– Jan. 31: Marlene Alt, Meese Auditorium
– Feb. 7: Cody Bustamante, Schneider Museum of Art
– Feb. 28: Art Historian Melissa Geppert, Meese Auditorium

Also opening on Jan. 10, from 5 to 7 PM, is “Then and Now,” an exhibition of prints and pastel works by Lyle Matoush, Professor Emeritus of Art at Southern Oregon University.  The show will be held in the Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries at the Center for the Visual Arts, adjacent to the Schneider Museum of Art.  The exhibition will be on view Mon.- Fri. from 9AM to 5PM, from Jan. 7 – Jan 25.

The artworks on view in the Then and Now exhibition will be for sale.  Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Jime and Lyle Matoush Fund for Printmaking at Southern Oregon University.  This fund has been established for two purposes:  The proceeds will enable the Schneider Museum of Art to augment its print collection will be used to support printmaking students in their artistic endeavors.

Home, by Leah Mebane

“Home” by Leah Mebane

Creekside Pizza

Featuring Leah Fanning Mebane

Leah Fanning Mebane lives in beautiful Southern Oregon and exhibits her abstract and portraiture work in galleries throughout the states. She grew up in the richly artistic city of New Orleans and then lived on the east coast for many years as a professional ballet dancer while also studying painting at various universities. She later graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in Painting/ Illustration and also studied art in Cortona, Italy.

Leah has had articles published in many national and international magazines on her art process and has been teaching abstract and portrait painting for many years. She has been commissioned for over 500 portraits and murals over the past sixteen years, and her style has evolved into a unique and colorful, expressionistic style. Her abstract work has a distinct “flowing” style filled with texture, layers and vibrant organic shapes. She paints in oil with all non-toxic materials, earthen pigments and walnut oils so her painting process does not harm the environment or off-gas like all traditional oil paintings.

In 2011, she started a business called “Earth Paints” which sells non-toxic Earth paints for children and artists( For more information and samples of Leah’s artwork, visit

Enjoy our colorful dining space filled with one of a kind artwork from local artisans, plus great service from our friendly staff.

Mountain Cloud 7, by Holly Kilpatrick

“Mountain Cloud #7” by Holly Kilpatrick

Illahe Studios and Gallery

Featuring Steven Cornett, Holly Kilpatrick, & Jesse Ambrose

Helping us welcome the New Year at the gallery this January we have glass artist, Steven Cornett, mixed media artist, Holly Kilpatrick and the drawings of Jesse Ambrose.  This first show of the year will be an exhibit of bold color, keen imagination and excellent craftsmanship.

Join us for the Artists’ Reception, held during First Friday Art Walk on January 4th from 5~8 p.m.  Bundle up for an evening out with other art lovers.  Wine and light refreshments will be provided along with music by Generation Jones.

Jesse Ambrose lives in Ashland Oregon and works at Blackstone Audio as an Audio Engineer. In 1997 he started sculpting ceramics at Throne Stone Studio with Penelope Dews. Most of his focus has been directed towards sculpture but drawing and painting have always been in the background.

Holly Kilpatrick is a printmaker and an encaustic artist. Primarily a self-taught artist, she has gleaned instruction over the years from kindred artists who have shared their expertise with her, as well as her own research and experimentations.

Steven Cornett holds an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in glass and spent several years working on projects and free-lancing with Dale Chihuly and Martin Blank before moving to Ashland where he was the owner/artist of Gathering Glass Studio.  He currently creates custom work in studios in the Rogue Valley.


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