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Joan Franklin Art

615 Talent Avenue #9

TalentOregon 97540

Joan Franklin’s “Creek View” wins Honorable Mention at SO Plein Air Event

The painting below is called “Creek View”

Creek View, watercolor paitning by Joan Franklin

“Creek View,” by Joan Franklin


“Creek View” was painted in Jacksonville, Oregon as part of Southern Oregon
Plein Air, an event sponsored by AWSO (Artist Workshop Southern Oregon)
& Central Art of Medford. I was excited to learn this piece won an Honorable
Mention. Paintings from the event will be shown July 5th through July 21st at
Paschal Winery in Talent, Oregon. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by
during the artist reception, Thursday, July 6th, 6 – 8 pm.
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Joan Franklin News, New Work, May Art Exhibit

Joan Franklin News, New Work, May Art Exhibit

 Joan Franklin News, New Work, May Art Exhibit : Spring Beginning, new watercolor painting by Joan Franklin

New Work: Spring Beginning

“Spring Beginning” was painted near North Mountain Park in Ashland, Oregon.


I’m excited to announce that I’ve been accepted as Artist-in-Residence at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Northern California from June 1-15, 2017.

Five Friends at Weisinger’s  
Artist Reception – 1st Friday, May 5th, 5-7

Five Friends with Joan Franklin at Weisinger's Tasting Room May 2017

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“Dried Flowers” watercolor by Joan Franklin

Below is a recent painting called “Dried Flowers”
Dried Flowers watercolor Joan Franklin December 2016
Dried Flowers – Watercolor by Joan Franklin

Dried Flowers” was painted in December during a snowy spell in Southern Oregon. It was too cold to go outside for plein air. And I really enjoy playing around with shapes created by flowers and leaves. Thank you so much for taking a look.

Please stay tuned for my 2017 group shows: May/June – Weisingers; September – Ashland Open Studio Tour; December – Five Friends Holiday Show. Exact dates to be announced.

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Holiday Art Show - 5 Friends Art Group

The painting below is called “North Mountain Woods”


This year’s Holiday Art Show – 5 Friends Art Group 

Saturday, December 3rd, 10 – 3

225 Ohio Street, Ashland, Oregon

Holiday Art Show - 5 Friends Art Group : North Mountain Woods, watercolor by Joan Franklin
The arts, for me, are an essential refuge in challenging times, a way to stay sane.
“North Mountain Woods” was painted at North Mountain Park in Ashland, Oregon.

Below are Gift Ideas from my ZiggyToes CollectionThrow Pillows

Hardcover Journals

Holiday Art Show - 5 Friends Art Group : Joan Franklin Hardcover Journals

Tote Bags

Holiday Art Show - 5 Friends Art Group : Joan Franklin Tote Bags

Laptop Skins



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Joan Franklin and David Lorenz Winston to Open Studio for Ashland OST

Joan Franklin and David Lorenz Winston to open studio for Ashland OST : Please join artist Joan Franklin and photographer David Lorenz Winston during the Ashland Open Studio Tour Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 11am– 5pm for an open studio tour at 615 Talent Ave, #9, Ashland, Oregon 541-535-1206. There are 22 studios participating in this year's Ashland Open Studio Tour. To access the map of studios and information about the tour artists, visit

New Painting by Joan Franklin

New painting by Joan Franklin

Lithia Park 3

painted in Ashland, Oregon’s Lithia Park at the end of August.

new painting by joan franklin lithia park 3

Lithia Park 3, new painting by Joan Franklin


New Painting by Joan Franklin

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Joan Franklin, New Painting released August 2016, Meadow Trees, watercolor
“Meadow Trees was painted near Emigrant Lake, east of Ashland, Oregon. Thanks for taking a look. Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.


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Five Friends Weisinger’s Opening Reception May 6

Five Friends Weisinger's Reception May 6Five Friends Weisinger’s Reception May 6

Join Martha Abshear, Midge BLack, Denise DeSouza Finney, Joan Franklin and Mary Hills at Weisinger’s winery and tasting room this Friday, May 6 from 5:30 to 7pm for the opening reception of their annual show, “Five Friends!”

Five Friends Annual Art Exhibit at Weisinger’s

Five Friends Annual Exhibit at Weisinger's, May 6-31, 2016