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Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann

Friday, September 21st – 11 am until 2 pm

Join us for a casual session of collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft.

What better way to spend an autumn day??

Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided.

$30 payable at the front desk upon arrival
No experience necessary

Come hear the Troubador Brothers at Platt Anderson Cellars

September 20 –  NO COVER CHARGE!

The Troubadour Brothers: Dayton Mason and Daniel Nickels, have played together for over 20 years . They  mix two styles of music, the 1940 swing and 80s pop.

A New Collection Of Paintings by Marcy Greene

Saturday, September 1 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent OR

Show dates: August 27 –  September 28

From the artist:
“I have been living, writing and painting in the Rogue Valley since 1981. Over time, I have come to revel in the wonder of seeing and listening in different ways–waiting for who or what shows up on the page, canvas or boards, to play. “Getting it right”, or “Making it Beautiful” shuts me down. I resort to trickery; turning an artwork upside down; cutting a poem in half; fooling the ego to get it out of the way. I use with anything at my fingertips; adding layers and layers of color to be scraped off, sanded and repainted. My goal is to embrace a spirit of playfulness; a space expansiveness, no judgement, a place of no mistakes.”

Marcy’s work is also on display at the Ashland Art Center.
(Studio 12 – upstairs)


Collage Dreams – A fun, meditative collage-making circle.

Collage Dreams takes place every third Friday of the month from 11-2 at the Ashland Art Center.  It’s easy and fun, and costs only $30 including all materials.
In the creative bubble that is “Collage Dreams,” I was thinking of nothing in particular.  I was sitting at a table on the rim of a circle of tables, making collages with six women who had come to my class.  The images I had chosen were calling to each other, yellow to yellow, water to water. Outside, the summer was hot, there was smoke in the air and I wanted to feel comforted in the midst of all the uneasiness in the air.
Then I found it, a boat edged with flowers.  I thought, that’s where I want to be, in a flowered boat, on the water, resting.  The collage began to come together when suddenly I thought of a snippet of poem I heard, who knows when: “…in the boat of myself, …living under the ocean.”
I looked up the poem (thank goodness for Google, sometimes!) when I got home.  It’s by Rumi, that great 12th century Sufi master.
“Late, by myself, in the boat of myself,
No light and no land anywhere,
Cloud-cover thick.
I try to stay just above the surface
Yet I’m already under
And living within the ocean.”

You can register by contacting Susanne Petermann at [email protected], or by calling 541-773-9484.

Ashland Art Center announces Community Partnership Program

Ashland Art Center is the Number One spot on the First Friday Art Walk scene. We have anywhere from 150 to 300 people stopping by to meet our local artists and enjoy art, music and wine. We recognize the importance of supporting local art and business and are excited to announce our First Friday Community Partnership Program.

For a tax-deductible donation of $250 you will be our featured business on First Friday. We will promote your business in our newsletter that goes out twice a month to over 3,000 people, as well as our social media outlets including Facebook and Instagram. Your logo and a brief description of your business/service will be featured in a blog post on our website as a sponsor of Ashland Art Center.

Your business can provide flyers, coupons or general information to be distributed to our First Friday guests. Signage with your logo will feature prominently at the event.
We are so excited to be a part of building strong relationships with our local business community. Your contribution will help us continue to provide art education and support to local artists.

For more information on becoming a Community Partner, please contact:
[email protected]

July 14th, 6 -8 p.m at Platt Anderson Cellars

Join us for a Saturday night to remember when these two entertainers get together. Music will feature rock and roll, Jazz ballads and 60’s San Francisco rock.
No cover charge.

Robbie DeCosta, is a local musician, guitarist, actor and songwriter well known for playing the Big Bopper in “The Day the Music Died” at Camelot theater. Kristen Calvin is known as a multi-talented singer, dancer and actress. Kristen wowed audiences at the Camelot Theater in her role as Janis Joplin.

Artist Member Show

July 20, 3:00 pm – 6:00pm
July 21, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
July 22, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Val Dann

Val was born in New York City and from her earliest memories, art has played an important role in her life. She studied fine art in New York and graduated with a degree in art, education, and psychology. After a career in Communications and Marketing, she relocated from Central California to Southern Oregon.  She enjoys plein air painting and painting in the studio. Her art reflects a broad range of styles with a variety of mediums; including oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and graphite. Experimentation and pushing the elements of art toward abstraction can be seen in many of her paintings.

Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson has been involved in art his entire life, both as a professional illustrator and college art professor, and now, painter. He received his B.F.A. in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and his M.F.A. in Illustration and Design from California State University Los Angeles. As a freelance illustrator for 35 years, his clients have included IBM, The Library of Congress, Mercedes Benz, Yamaha, AT&T, American Airlines and most major publishing companies. For 30 years Eric was a full time art professor at Pasadena City College Art Department, teaching courses in illustration, color and composition, sketching and rendering. Eric now lives with his wife Teresa in Ashland Oregon where he is a full time painter.

Margaret Copeland

Margaret has been a handweaver since the early 70’s. She started making yarn on a spinning wheel and soon that led to too much yarn so she bought a loom and taught herself how to weave. She had the good fortune to buy another loom from a very skilled handweaver, Lillian Whipple, who became her good friend and mentor. From Lillian she learned to weave with fine threads. They taught a week long master class in fine thread handweaving at a national handweaving convention for the Handweaver’s Guild of America in 1990. Margaret has also worked as a contract weaver for other weavers, dress designers, and babywrap companies.

One of her favorite things to weave are beautiful chenille and cotton shawls and scarves. She is inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and uses these natural palettes in her woven designs.


Platt Anderson Cellars hosts: An evening with Jeff Kloetzel

Friday, June 22, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come spend an evening with Jeff Kloetzel and enjoy his original songs along with a complimentary glass of wine from Platt Anderson Cellars.
Tickets are $18 in advance by calling Ashland Art Center 541-482-2772, or $20 at the door.

Jeff performs songs from a diverse catalog, running the gamut from driving modern tunes to subtle timeless ballads. Influenced by many musical genres including pop, rock, folk, blues and contemporary island, there should be something for everyone in Jeff’s set list. His original songs are fueled by his rhythmic guitar work and soulful vocals.

Kloetzel has strummed guitar strings from a young age. A self-taught player from a musical family, he played with many artists and groups in Hawai’i including Johnny Helm, Jake ShimabukuroBruce Shimabukuro, John Cruz and Guy Cruz . His recorded work and compositions can be found on many CD’s with a variety of artists and on his own indie label (Kamananui Records LLC). Jeff has performed around the USA (MD, VA, MT, ID, OR, WA, CA, HI) as well as in Japan (touring with renowned ukulele magician Jake Shimabukuro). He’s also had the good fortune to have been a member of bands opening shows for the likes of Jackson Browne, Gregg Allman, Jack Johnson, Gavin DeGraw and Aimee Mann.  Since moving to Oregon, Jeff has been the local opening act at the renowned Britt Festival for 70’s supergroup America, Boz Scaggs, Natalie Merchant, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson, Jake Shimabukuro and Leo Kottke.

Workshop with Jennifer Anne

FRIDAY MAY, 18   5:30 – 8:30 pm (Studio 9)

Come hang out Friday night in Studio 9 (upstairs at Ashland Art Center) and learn how to make a zine, create a fluxus box, or free flow with collage and drawing materials. Snacks and beverages provided.
Jennifer Anne will present a demonstration on zine making. A zine is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, often reproduced with a photocopier. You can also make your own fluxus box. Fluxus was an art movement in the 60s and 70s that not only wanted art to be available to everyone, but also wanted everyone to produce art all the time.  Make a box that that becomes an interactive art piece to inspire you and others.
Stamps, collage and drawing materials will be provided to help you make your zine and/or box your own!
$15/Person for Materials (cash/check only).
Please RSVP to [email protected]
Jennifer Anne holds a B.A. degree from UC Berkeley, and is currently living in southern Oregon, where she is a gallery and studio artist at the Ashland Art Center.

Spring Clean Sale & Sidewalk Sale

Friday May 18, Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20.  A big selection of discounted ceramics will be for sale on tables in front of the Art Center. These items go quickly so be sure to stop by early. Some Studio Artists will also be offering markdowns on their artwork. Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire some great art at super-reasonable prices.