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Ashland Gallery Association September Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association September Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association aga logoCelebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, September 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit:

Ashland Gallery Association September Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Artworks

Vessel, Bird and Branch – Acrylic painter Suzanne Etienne and Raku Ceramicist Lorene Senesac

image of Basket Woman, acrylic painting by Suzanne Etienne

“Basket Woman,” acrylic painting by Suzanne Etienne

Join passionate artists Suzanne Etienne and Lorene Senesac for the September First Friday show at Ashland Artworks.
Etienne, an acrylic painter, and Senesac, a Raku ceramicist, are blending their unique and beautiful styles to showcase a symbiotic understanding and celebration of the female form through the beauty of nature.
Their collections play off each other’s love of nature’s abundance, the exquisite details in a tree as shown in Senesac’s bowls or the exuberant harvest from the soil as seen in much of Etienne’s work.
Lorene Senesac will showcase vessels, wall pieces, and three-dimensional works.
Etienne’s acrylic paintings in a variety of sizes exude warmth, joy and a nod to Matisse and impressionism.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Ashland Artworks 5-7pm.

Ashland Art Center
Magical Realism -Whimsical Animals:  The Artwork of Liza Hamilton and Denise Kester

image of Wool Sculpture by Liza Hamilton

Wool Sculpture by Liza Hamilton

Imaginative needle felted wool sculptures by fiber artist Liza Hamilton will be displayed with Denise Kester’s ‘Story Art’. Check out their combined studio space, #8, to see more of their creations or to learn about upcoming shows and classes.

Featured Downstairs Artist – Tiffany Hokanson
New Metal and Paper Works

This month: Printmaker, Tiffany Hokanson, will be displaying her most recent work as the downstairs featured artist at the Ashland Art Center. Tiffany is a full time member of the “Underground Printmaking Studio,” located in the Art Center’s lower level.
According to Tiffany, “All of my work is driven by my exploration of materials and love for process. I appreciate the visible signs of wear and degradation that occur naturally to materials over time, so I often highlight cracks, scratches or imperfections in my work.”

Her work will be on display at the art center’s main level next to the Ashland Art Center’s classroom space throughout the month of September, as well as in the printmaking studio member display space on the main floor of the gallery.

Featured Gallery Artist – Linda Dixon

Linda Dixon is showing oil paintings of local images. The work is executed largely with palette knives, which lend texture and energy to the canvas. She lays down an underpainting of luminous transparent color, before applying heavy opaque knife-work. The final result is a vibrant and engaging.

Photographers’ Gallery
Floral Impressions by Leonard Lea

Photograph by Leonard Lea

Photograph by Leonard Lea

Leonard Lea is a local nature photographer living in Ashland Oregon.  His show “Floral Impressions” is at The Photographers Gallery At The Ashland Art Center from September 2, 2016.
These images convey an overall impression of groups of flowers without being drawn to any particular detail. Inspiration for these images was derived from Impressionist painters such as Van Gogh and Monet.
Leonard is drawn to the details and the extra level of wonder and beauty found in looking closely at flowers. He believes we all need to take the time to see flowers in all of their glorious detail. His curiosity also extends to travel and street photography.  You can follow Leonard’s work on his blog,

Art and Soul Gallery
Waking Dreams, Recent Watermedia Works in Abstraction by Rogue Valley Artist, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Image of Awakening,  21 x 29 Watercolor Collage by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

“Awakening” 21” x 29″ Watercolor Collage by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

“Often when I am painting I feel like I am in an altered state or a waking dream.  The process in creating this body of abstract paintings starts out very intuitive, developing over time. I then finish each piece by applying elements and principles of design to strengthen the composition and pull it together. In viewing these paintings I invite you to allow your imagination to play and perhaps experience a waking dream.”



View or download the September 2017 Ashland First Friday ArtWalk Map!

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