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Ashland Gallery Association October Featured Galleries


Early Snow, acrylic by Brian Day

Early Snow, acrylic by Brian Day

Art and Soul Gallery

From the Rockies to the Pacific

Acrylics by Brian Day

In my paintings I try to combine the realities of different places traveled with the color and mood experienced. From mountains to valleys, to woods, to farms, to ocean, to the people along the way, with the infinite color changes experienced as day progresses into night and with the textures of the ever changing land.

Whether from nature or the reconstruction of a scene through notes and memory, I like to create a range of different subjects and approaches in my paintings that are both varied yet speak to each other. I endeavor to portray a sense of drama and mood, a frozen moment of enduring love and abiding respect for land, sea and nature.

Music by Douglas Ross on the Dulcimer.


Come visit Cathy DeForest's Farmhouse Studio

Come visit Cathy DeForest's Farmhouse Studio

Cathy DeForest Studio

Cathy DeForest Studio is a working studio and a virtual gallery featuring the work of East and West Coast artists as well as the work of the gallery’s founder, Cathy DeForest. The studio is located in a Tuscan farmhouse 5 minutes outside of Ashland. Jubilation Press, the letterpress studio, is dedicated to printing artist books and the poetry of national and local poets on antique printing presses. Visit the studio gallery on line at

The Art of the Book: Recent Artist Books and Letterpress Broadsides

Visits to the farmhouse studio include a tour of Cathy’s antique printing presses and her etching press. Cathy will show her most recent work: etchings, artist books, poetry pockets and letterpress broadsides including the poetry of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Eavan Boland.

Cathy moved to Ashland from the SF Bay area in 2004 and founded Gallery DeForest. In 2008, she closed the gallery and moved her presses to her Tuscan farmhouse in order to do more of her creative work. Cathy exhibits her work internationally. One of her books is currently in an exhibit in Venice, Italy. Brown University, the University of Pittsburgh and the New York Public Library bought her artist books and letterpress broadsides during the summer of 2011. She welcomes visitors by appointment. For more info: [email protected] or 541-690-6976: Find additional contact info in Cathy’s listing at SOAR.


Hanson Howard Gallery

Paintings, Prints and a Chaise Lounge


“I often think about what it is to be human–how we live as imperfect creatures between avarice and morality, in pain and joy, obstinately existing before an unknown future.

In creating visual images, I depend on momentary inspiration. I layer thin pigments, creating reminders that our human experience is layered. Sometimes I change directions, covering or leaving snippets behind. I believe that having no clear image in front of me is actually valuable–that if I knew the end from the beginning I would lose my appetite to begin. I’ve learned that if I reach, I will find something valuable, somehow, somewhere.

Artwork teaches me daily that I’m human.”


This is a tiny detail of a massive sculpture that one must see to believe.

Karen Rycheck, detail of "Chaise Lounge" (mosaic sculpture)

Karen Rycheck, detail of "Chaise Lounge" (mosaic sculpture)













Spring Migration, by Mimi Near

Spring Migration, by Mimi Near

Illahe Studios and Gallery

Andamento; the Flow of Mosaics

Juried Mosaic Exhibit

October 7–29, 2011

Featured Artists

Jan Bettenburg, Mary Driver, Jodey Wheeler Dugan, Rita Neely Dunlavy, Laurie Gadbois, Anju Jolly, Kelley Knickerbocker, Jennifer Kuhns, Gail La Coss, Mimi Near, Ella Rhoades, Valerie Sauvé, Katharine Sloan, Robyn Spencer-Compton, Nina Ventra, Wilma Wyss, Jude Young.


See this exceptional group exhibit showcasing the talent of 17 local and national mosaic artists! This show promises to be an eclectic mix of styles, media, and form. Materials used include: ceramic tiles, vitreous glass, stained glass, fused glass, glass beads, mirror substrate, Byzantine glass, dichroic glass, foreign coins, and more! The forms range from Jodey Wheeler Dugan’s, “Surf Nymphs,” a 6 foot embellished surfboard, to “Penny Pillow,” a collection of foreign coins and glass tesserae, created by Wilma Wyss, to the more traditional stained glass wall piece, “Fall at the Lake” by Mary Driver.


North Mountain Park Compass Rose Project


Completed and installed Compass Rose Mosaic

Susan Springer, artist/owner of Illahe Studios and Gallery, and her workshop students have been diligently working on Sue’s latest public art project – a mosaic compass rose for installation at North Mountain Park Nature Center!


There will be a Mosaic Compass Rose Dedication ceremony in the Demonstration Gardens during the 3rd Annual Bear Creek Festival, a free event hosted by North Mountain Park Nature Center on Saturday, October 1st, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Learn  more about Illahe Studios & Gallery from the links and contact info in their listing at SOAR.

Click here to download the October 2011 Ashland Art Walk gallery map.

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