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Ashland Gallery Association June Newsletter


During this time of social distancing, we invite you to see what our member businesses and artists are up to. Many are offering private or virtual tours and free shipping or curbside pick-up of artwork!

Don’t forget to visit their websites either! Many are beginning to open their doors. 

Visit our website for links to our member galleries and artist websites and to view the online version of the 2020 Ashland Gallery Guide

Here is a sampling of our June Spotlight Artists & Galleries…

Ashland Artworks
June RejuvenationAshland Art Works is pleased to announce that our Main Gallery has relocated to our Thrown Stone Gallery in our back garden space – getting reacquainted after our closure with our other two Galleries: Creek Side and Rustic.

We will be open June 5th for a First Friday art celebration.

Looking forward to seeing everyone – from a proper social distance – with face coverings – after these few months of being closed. We’ve made some changes and reconfigured our Galleries which has been quite exciting for all of us.

Rather than having our customary “featured artists” for the month of June, we are featuring and celebrating all of our wonderful artists. We are a happy collective of artists, very thankful for each other, ready to show some art!

Please join us for First Friday in June, and check our website for current open hours.

Art & Soul Gallery
June Bloom 
Works in Oil and Acrylic by Kathy MorawiecKathy Morawiec, Art & Soul Gallery’s featured Artist for June is celebrated in a new video on our new YouTube channel (link below) and will be on display in the Gallery’s window throughout the month of June.

We have also reopened to the public on Friday and Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm and remain available by appointment.

Take time to come by the Gallery or visit our website to discover more about Kathy Morawiec and her joyful work.

Kathy Morawiec uses her extensive knowledge of color, texture and mood to create vibrant scenes. Every painting begins with a color scheme in mind, no other structure or expectation, just the idea of seeing how colors work together.

“That moment when all thoughts stop, the brush takes over and the magic happens is the process that makes this form of creating beauty such a worthwhile endeavor.” If the viewer senses this, then Kathy Morawiec has accomplished her goal of creating and communicating beauty on canvas.

A Taste of Ashland 2020

Join us for A Taste of Ashland!

Please visit for new updates and information.

Saturday & Sunday,
August 29 & 30
12pm – 4pm

Tickets available now at:

A Taste of Ashland is the premiere event for support of the Ashland Gallery Association, a non-profit committed to the promotion of Southern Oregon Visual Arts!

Despite demand, tickets are limited and available for pre-sale online.

For more information about A Taste of Ashland and updates, please email [email protected]

Oak Leaf Studio 
Back to the Seventies! 

Back to the Seventies! is a current exhibition that features newly rediscovered works from the1970s.

Located between the Hanson Howard Gallery and Ashland Artworks on Oak Street, Oak Leaf Studio is the working space for fine artist Leif Trygg. Leif explores his world through a variety of media such as pastel, watercolor, acrylic and digital imaging.

Studio 151
In Significance Colton Allen is the guest artist for March and April. He grew up in rural Canada, and now lives in Talent, Oregon. In 2008, he was diagnosed with ALS, and has since lost most of his motor skills, including his ability to walk, and has been primarily confined to a power chair since 2012. Allen is a self-taught photographer, and began taking photos shortly before being diagnosed.

Though Allen started out using a digital SLR, it wasn’t long before he embraced the beauty of film. Using mostly medium format cameras, Allen’s work is now nearly 100% film based.

Inspired by the color photography of Steven Shore and William Eggleston, Allen strives to find simple beauty, in everyday life, but from a unique perspective.

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Gallerie Karon 
Artist as Poet III A Poet’s Garden

Can you come out and play? By the time you read this we will be open! Come join us in our garden for real! Stroll from our French Country garden (featuring painting by Pegi Smith) to start. Move on to the romantic Italian setting with classic garden statuary, Chianti for the gardener and a painting by Rebecca Gabriel. Now on to the Natural garden with  antique mushroom prints, pods, mossy rocks, mushrooms, leaves and a trail sketchbook by Steve Dieffenbacher. His artworks are joined with photographs by Ken Deveney and Jonah Bornstien.

Lastly, enter the Japanese garden where a poet has just stepped away from his table where he’s been practicing calligraphy. On the wall above, a classic Quan Yin and examples of calligraphy by Liz Sheppard.

Other highlights in this show include a group exhibit by Dan Fellman and his family – artwork, poetry and musical compositions.

Now you will be able to get up close and read the remarkable poetry by these artists/poets!

Be the first to see how beautiful and inspiring a garden in spring can be!

Call ahead as our hours have not yet been set and don’t forget to wear your mask.


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

View the online version of the
2020 Ashland Gallery Guide!

Request a copy be sent to you:
[email protected]

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