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Ashland Gallery Association’s July 2018 Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, July 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the July Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

July Spotlight Exhibits

Houston’s Custom Framing

“The Art of Peanuts Animation”

Celebrating our 23rd business anniversary!

Houston’s Custom Framing and Fine Art is celebrating 23 years in business with a very special exhibit, “The Art of Peanuts Animation”.

Come and enjoy this world debut of the first micro limited edition release from the Studio of Bill Melendez Productions.   Suppertime!  depicts a scene of America’s first Foodie, Snoopy, from the 1985 television special, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Created under the artistic direction of animation director, Larry Leichliter, at Bill Melendez Productions, Inc., the storyboard sketch shows key moments of Snoopy’s elation as he dines atop his doghouse.  This limited edition, being debuted exclusively at Houston’s Custom Framing & Fine Art, has an edition size of only 20 signed and numbered Animation Cel set-ups.

Animation director Larry Leichliter, will be doing a live demonstration in the art of animation.  In addition, Bill Melendez Productions studio artist and archivist, Jennifer Damiani will be on hand painting the final step on four pieces of the Suppertime! limited edition.

Also on display and available for purchase is a selection of rare vintage animation cel set-ups, production layouts and character model original drawings from the movie production of He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown.  Limited edition art from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and A Boy Named Charlie Brown will also be available.  Along with Mr. Leichliter and Ms. Damiani, a representative from the studio will be available to answer questions about animation production and the specific artwork available.

This is a rare opportunity to meet key members of the Bill Melendez Production staff in action and view original artwork of some the most beloved characters in American animation. For more information, please call Houston’s Custom Framing & Fine Art, 541-482-1983.

"Supper time!" Original animation cell set up

“Supper time!” Original animation cell set up

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation

“The Light of Life” – Featuring Art by Charity Hubbard at Ashland Pony Espresso

Artists and art appreciators, join us at the Ashland Pony Espresso/Washington Federal Bank for First Friday Art Walk, July 6th, from 5pm-8pm, for a show featuring beautiful oil paintings by local artist, Charity Hubbard! It’s time to get inspired, so grab a cup of coffee or a meal, meet the artist, and enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of looking at art and talking with other creatives.

About this month’s featured artist:

Charity Hubbard has been a professional and fine artist for over 20 years.  She lives in Southern Oregon and finds much inspiration around her in landscape and people.

Frequently painting from life on location “en plein air” and people from life is important to Charity.  She feels that the regular exercise of painting from life enables her to better capture life, light and a truer sense of atmosphere, even when painting from life is not possible. 

“It is a joy to find inspiration in the challenge of capturing life as it happens, attempting to be true to the mood and nature of what is in front of me.  Each moment is a gift and a place in time that will never happen again, it’s a privilege to persevere in portraying the spirit of a moment in visual expression to the best of my ability.”  ~ Charity Hubbard

You can see more of Charity’s work at http://charityhubbard.com

For more information about Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation, visit mcfineartsfoundation.org

The Pony Espresso is located at 175 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520. We look forward to seeing you there!

Charity Hubbard, “Shasta Rose,” Oils

Charity Hubbard, “Shasta Rose,” Oils

Hanson Howard Gallery

Tom Hausken: Siskiyou Painting, oil paintings

The work of Tom Hausken will be exhibited throughout the month of July.  Tom is an oil painter who works and re-works his surfaces, allowing for flaws, erasures and concealments as necessary.  The colors and forms in the series, Siskiyou Painting are abstracts of the landscape.  Avoiding details that would imply a specific place, Hausken portrays a sense of place through paint.  Join us for a reception for the artist Friday, July 6th, 5-8 pm. Show runs July 5th – 31st.

Tom Hausken was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and currently lives in the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. Mr. Hausken is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University (1985) and continued his studies in drawing and painting at the University of Washington (1987) with Spencer Moseley and Michael Dailey. He has received 2 Fellowship Residencies from the Vermont Studio Center; a Clowes Fellowship in 2010 and a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in 2016. He was the Artist in Residence at the Yakima Valley Museum in 2017. His paintings are rich with texture and layering. His paintings are fundamentally grounded in landscape forms and colors yet he avoids including details that would infer a specific place. Instead they invoke a sense of place in paint.

Tom Hausken, “Siskiyou 2,” Open Form

Tom Hausken, “Siskiyou 2,” Open Form

Galt Gallery

Animals of the Spirit

This July, Galt Gallery will be hosting the animal inspired tribal creations of Wendy Bloom, Loren Shaw, and Mariano Padilla.

These paintings express the connection of wild animals and their interactions with the human experience. From local artist Wendy’s initiation into the underwater world of sea turtles from her travels to Hawaii, to Argentinean artist Mariano’s near death adventure with the bobcats of northern California.

Come view these spectacular animals of the spirit on First Friday and enjoy the beats of DJ Selecta Shaggy.

Cold refreshments provided by the event’s sponsor, Caldera Brewing Company.

Image caption:  Wendy Bloom, “Mama Bear,” Acrylic on Canvas

Wendy Bloom, “Mama Bear,” Acrylic on Canvas

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