Ashland Gallery Association May Exhibits

“The Lovers“ by Horst Wolf

“The Lovers“ by Horst Wolf

Gallerie Karon

Husbands, Wives and Lovers…

All You Need is Love

May and June features our annual exhibit showcasing artists who sometimes work together, sometimes separately. The show combines the work of painters, writers, photographers and more.

Come be inspired by the love for each other expressed by these artists. Who are the lovers? We never tell!

Introducing Richard Royce bronze sculptures and digital collage by Kristina Royce.





Image caption:  "Painterly Stairs" by Rio Montero

 “Painterly Stairs” by Rio Montero

Photographers’ Gallery

May Featured Photographer – Rio Montero

Rio Montero is a fine art, nature and travel photographer who loves to roam, explore, and adventure with her camera always in hand.

“On an early morning stroll through the streets of a Mexican pueblo I was moved by the way the warm light played on the stucco tower, and the solitude I felt gazing at the many empty stairs.”









"Refrain" Sarah Waldron, oil on board

“Refrain,” by Sarah Waldron, oil on board


Gallery Artists on Display

This month we are featuring original oil paintings by Erin Lee Gafill and Sarah Waldron. Both artists use their rich styles to create evocative images of the natural world.

Also on display are new mixed-media artwork by Thomas M. Houston. This new work reflects his ongoing creative explorations inspired by Hawai’i. Additionally, works by Yuji Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan, Russell Chatham and others are on display.

As always, we offer world-class custom picture framing for your artwork, memorabilia, photos, needlework and more.  We provide nationally recognized design excellence, and the only M.C.P.F. (Master Certified Picture Framer-designated by the Professional Picture Framers Assoc.) in the Pacific Northwest.  Come experience picture framing at its’ finest and discover why we are honored to have customers from around the country.

We also offer photo restoration to repair and preserve your treasured memories of the past for the future. Additionally, we offer fine art conservation/restoration and frame repair and restoration.

"Passionate Encounter," 40" x 30" hand embellished Giclee by Thomas Lee

“Passionate Encounter,” 40″ x 30″ hand embellished Giclee by Ford Smith

Thomas Lee Gallery

Introducing Artist Ford Smith

After exploring different painting styles and themes, Ford found tremendous fulfillment creating contemporary landscapes conjured from the stunning horizons witnessed during his travels. Emboldened by critics and collector\’s enthusiasm, he narrowed his focus there and pushed the creative boundaries of landscapes to arrive at the distinctive and radiant style for which he is known.
Ford’s sense of nature is not a Romantic’s wild and angry universe. To the contrary, his distinctive paintings reflect a palpable optimism and vibrant confidence. The easy precision, subtlety and repose of his paintings may well derive from that Asian aesthetic he developed in his early years.

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