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Ashland Gallery Association October 2017 Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, October 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! 

Hop on the First Friday Trolley!  The trolley will run from 5:00 to 10:00 PM and travel around downtown to the Plaza, Historic Railroad District and out to the Schneider Museum and CVA Galleries.

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

October Spotlight Exhibits

Hanson Howard Gallery

Drawing on the Dream: Original Prints & Book Signing by Denise Kester & Illustrated Ceramics by Julia Janeway,

Drawing on the Dream we will feature new original monoprints by Denise Kester and the vibrantly illustrated ceramics of Julia Janeway. Drawing on the Dream is the title of Denise Kester’s new book about her creative process and the characters that populate her dreams and her images.

Denise’s book will be available for purchase and signing during the artist reception on First Friday, October 6th 5-8 p.m. 

Show runs October 6th-November 1st.

Image caption:  Denise Kester, Guardian Angels Know How to Mend a Broken Heart,” monotype

Art & Soul Gallery

Love Rhymes with Everything: Animal Ruminations Through Poetry and Paintings” Oil paintings by Dana Feagin

This Art Show features whimsical animal paintings & framed prints by Dana Feagin, paired with poetry by Kat von cupcake, written from the animal’s perspective. These paintings and poems, among others, are also featured in Dana and Kat’s book with the same title, published by Ashland Creek Press. The opening reception during Ashland’s First Friday on October 6th, will include select poetry readings and discussion about the animals behind the artwork at 6:30PM.  100% of sales proceeds from this show will be donated to Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm & animal rescue organization in Jacksonville.

The paintings will be on view from October 3 through October 29, 2017.

Dana Faegan King of Hearts

Image caption:  The King of Hearts,” oil painting by Dana Feagin

Ashland Art Center

Glass art and demonstration by Dan Seffinger

Ashland based glass artist Daniel Seffinger will be displaying his glass art as featured gallery artist for the month of October.  He will hold a demonstration on First Friday, October 6th, from 5:30-7:30 in the AAC classroom.  Dan will discuss the processes he utilizes in making his kiln formed glass canes, murrines and stringers that are used as design elements in a number of his art pieces. Using glass stringers, people will have the opportunity to experiment with their own design lines in order to see what kinds of tapestry patterns they create.  Daniel will also show the individual stages involved in the process of producing kiln formed glass canes and murrines that are used as design elements in his art pieces.

“Sunrise”, glass tapestry bowl by Dan Seffinger

Image caption: “Sunrise”, glass tapestry bowl by Dan Seffinger

Schneider Museum of Art

Fall Exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art

Exhibitions on View: October 6th – December 16th, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

The Schneider Museum of Art presents Nathaniel Meade and Loren Munk, both from Brooklyn, NY and the late Clifford Wilton, who lived and worked in Ashland, OR, to present solo exhibitions with complimentary brochures alongside Highlights of the Permanent Collection. Our fall exhibitions and programming are generously supported by a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant.

Entry Gallery

Loren Munk: PAINTING about THINKING about PAINTING 

Treehave Gallery

Nathaniel Meade: The Wait 

Clifford Wilton Exhibition 

Main Gallery

Highlights of the Permanent Collection

View a selection of work from the Museum’s permanent collection with many of these selections in conversation with the exhibiting artists, Nat Meade, Loren Monk and Clifford Wilton. Patrons may view work by Alexander Calder, Waldo Pierce, David Siqueiros, Jack McLarty, Nelson Sandgren, Dale Chiluly and others.

The exhibitions will be complemented with published essays of the work by writers Allen Frame, Thomas Micchelli and Nicholas Wilton. Please see the Museum website, sma.sou.edu for additional programs such as First FridaysFREE Family Days and Tuesday Tours, drop in docent-led tours of the exhibition held every Tuesday at 12:30 PM.

Loren Munk, “The Pollock Matrix” (2009) oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

Image caption: Loren Munk, “The Pollock Matrix” (2009) oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

SOSA September 2017 Meeting, Work in Progress Critique

Painting by Barbara Burnett

Painting by Barbara Burnett

SOSA September 2017 Meeting, Work in Progress Critique

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists ( SOSA) September 25 meeting takes place at the Medford Public Library at 7 pm and will be a “Work in Progress” Critique. Barbara Burnett will be advising members on their active works.  Guests are always welcome and, if time allows, their works will be looked at as well.
For more information call BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285.

SOSA Meeting on August 28

Watercolor painting of a cat by Marianne Nielsen of Grants Pass. Nielsen speaks about painting in watercolor at the monthly meeting of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists on August 28, 2017.The Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) will be meeting August 28th  at 7 pm at the Medford Public Library.   The guest speaker will be  Watercolor by  Marianne Nielsen from Grants Pass.  She will be teaching her techniques  for painting pet faces, especially dogs and cats eyes whiskers and noses..   Anyone interested in Art is welcome to attend.

Marianne teaches watercolor classes four times a week in Grants Pass.  She is currently  displaying her art at Gallery One in Grants Pass.
For more  information call BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 ( or,  catch-up with Judy at Exit 24 in front of McDonalds  between 6:30-8:30 A.M. as she is painting and  overseeing the Bee Mural being painted there. Come prepared to add a flower or bee! )

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show & Sale

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show & Sale

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon 2017 Annual Show & Sale Announcement

Southern Oregon Society of Artists July 24 Meeting

SOSA February meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artists

The Southern Oregon Socity of Artists ( SOSA)  July 24 meeting will be a juried critique by renowned artist Gabriel Lipper at 6:30 pm at the Medford Public Library. While everyone interested in art is welcome, only members may  submit their art to be juried.
For more information call Judy Grillo at 541-625-3285 or BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or [email protected] .

Words in Red Exhibit by Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts

Masterpiece Christina Fine Arts Foundation logo and header imagePresents

 Words in Red logo for the art exhibition presented by Masterpiece christian Fine Arts Foundation in 2017

“Words In Red, – the Direct, Uncensored,  Provocative Words of Jesus”
July 1 – 23, 2017
 

Opening Reception Saturday, July 1st in Ashland, Oregon

    Ashland is known for its world renowned Shakespeare Festival. What guests will also find this July is the traveling “Words in Red” fine art exhibit.  Guests and tourists from across the country can stroll through this fine art gallery to view Nicodemus at Night, The Woman at the Well, Healing of the Blind Beggar, The Woman Caught in Adultery, the demise of the demon possessed pigs, the crucifixion, the resurrected Christ on the shore of Galilee.  A visual plethora of compelling artistically rendered scenes by contemporary art legends Michael Dudash, Ron DiCianni, Frank Ordaz, Chris Hopkins, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Dan Chen and local artists Austin Maloney, Cathy Gallatin, Debby Fisher, Veronica Thomas, and Melanie Cardinal.

Plus the cinematic sounds of the Words in Red music score, “Sanctus” by Willem van Wyk
Experience this enrapturing sound
July 1 – 23rd

Rogue Coworks at the corner of East Main and 64 N. Pioneer St across from the Black Swan Theater .
Join us for the opening reception
Saturday, July 1st  at 7:00 pm.  $7 at the door/reception or advance tickets here
Daily   11 a.m. – 7 p.m.    Sun. noon – 6.   Regular admission is free

Group tours available . Call 541. 601.7496  for info.

Santus CD cover, music by Wilhelm van Wyk, Masterpiece Christina==an Fine Arts Foundation

Can’t make the show, but want to explore the Words in Red exhibit?   Order the full Gallery Guide here with artist bios, full color depictions and more.

Experience the Incredible Music!
Listen now to the cinematic-esque original music score for the Words in Red exhibit by international composer Willem Van Wyk

Sanctus takes you on a moving journey with a blend of fusion and ethnic world/folk music, rich with haunting vocals (Clara Sorace, Celica Soldream and Victor Sordo) and orchestral grandeur that speaks to the heart. Inspired by the Words of Christ and the artwork of Words In Red, these musical tracks accompany the exhibit experience . Listen now and download one or more of these compelling melodies.

SOSA June 26 meeting Featuring Sheri Dinardi

The Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) June 26 meeting at the Medford Public Library starts at 6:30. This month our guest Artist is Sheri Dinardi. Her subject is “Figures in Oil.”

Moon Dance, portrait in oil by Sheri Dinardi

Moon Dance, portrait in oil by Sheri Dinardi

About Sheri Dinardi

Sheri Dinardi lives in Jacksonville, Oregon, a small rural town surrounded by farms and distant mountains; a constant source of inspiration from the surrounding beauty. This quaint 1800’s gold rush town, rich in history with cottages, and original farms; inspires her to produce paintings that convey a sense of timelessness.

 

Dinardi’s subjects revolve around the female figure with young women and girls in landscape settings as well as intimate portraits. For settings, what could be lovelier than golden light across a newly harvested wheat field, fragrant lavender or rose garden with distant mountains in the horizon? She follows the rhythm of the seasons and aims to capture the fleeting effect of light as it changes throughout the day.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Painting for me is an expression of life. Simple everyday beauty surrounds us. I am especially moved by light, whether it is the rising sun or light spilling across the form of a person. As primarily a painter of people, I enjoy the unique privilege of standing before a beautiful living human being. It is there that you observe the beauty of the colors of light, warm and cool tones spilling over the form. Beyond the imagery is the person hood of the model that seems to emanate into the room. How does one capture it all with mere paint on a blank canvas? Therein lies our life long challenge… to communicate life and beauty to our viewers.

As an artist I desire to paint images that bring joy, inspiration and a sense of hope to the viewer. Most importantly, I hope to express the beauty of creation in such a way as to honor our Creator who gives us life and breath; and inspires me every day with His amazing masterpieces.”

PRESS

Art critic Brian Sherwin commented on artist Sheri Dinardi’s artwork, remarking, “There is a soft quality in the way that Sheri Dinardi approaches oil painting — a certain radiance that projects a sense of spirituality in the way she captures her subjects.” Sherwin added, “These works convey a positive message… a reminder of the sacred simplicity, if you will, of the past.

Sandy Cathcart writes: “Watching the play of light on golden fields of grain prompts her to capture the effects of fleeting light as she paints women and children in a landscape scene. Viewers are lifted into a sense of timelessness and sacred radiance, as if they have been transported to another world of beauty and hope. You can almost smell the sweet fragrance of lavender and roses… viewers are invited to look deeper than the surface, sensing a soul that has been set free. Her love of creation and Creator are evident in every stroke.”

Exhibitions:

  • Oil Painters of America’s Salon Show Birmingham
  • Small Works Show at Howard Manville Gallery in Seattle
  • American Women Artists, Dallas
  • Best and the Brightest, Scottsdale Artist School
  • Oil Painters of America’s National Show Santa Fe
  • Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show, Couere D’ Alene
  • Best and the Brightest, Scottsdale Artist School
  • Great Christian Art, Pasadena

Study History:

  • 2013 Week long workshop in Dan Gerhartz Studio. Best Workshop ever!!!
  • 2006-2014 Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference: Chris Hopkins, Michael Dudash, Thomas Blackshear
  • 2009-2014 Ilene Gienger Stanfield: Pastel Portrait Workshop, Class Study, and Life Painting in her studio
  • 2010 Weekend with the Masters: Workshops with Dan Gerhartz, Carolyn Anderson and Sherry McGraw
  • 2009 Southern Oregon Academy of Art: Anatomy Studies
  • 2007 Scottsdale Artist School: Michael Malm
  • 2004 Plein Air Pastel and Oil Painting Workshop with Albert Handell
  • 1991, 1993 Academic Painting Workshops with Frank Covino
  • 1985, 1986 Class Study in Oil Portrait Painting with Richard McKinley

Awards:

  • 2015 Bold Brush Painting Competition FAV 15%: Mar/May: Sarah’s Spring, Jun/Jul: Crystal Earring,
  • 2014 Painting of the Year for Southern Oregon Society of Artists: Quiet Hope
  • 2014 Bold Brush Painting Competition FAV 15%
  • 2013 Bold Brush Painting Competitions FAV 15%:
  • 2011 Honorable Mention, Brightest and the Best, Scottsdale Artist School
  • 2009 Painting of the Year, Southern Oregon Society of Artists
  • 2008 Best in Show, Upper Rogue Artist Association
  • 2007 Best in Show, Upper Rogue Artist Association
  • 1988 Picture of the Year, Southern Oregon Society of Artists
  • 1986 Picture of the Year, Southern Oregon Society of Artists
  • 1986 Best of Show, Pelican Bay Art Association, Azalea Festival
  • 1986 Marshal’s Award, Pelican Bay Art Association, Azalea Festival
  • 1986 Popular Choice Award, Pelican Bay Art Association, Azalea Festival

Artists and folks interested in art are welcome. For more information contact BJ Mathis at 541-414-4993 or Judy Grillo at 661-609-5838

Southern Oregon Society of Artists May Meeting

SOSA February meeting : sosa logo southern oregon society of artistsThe Southern Oregon Society of Artists (SOSA) will have its regular May Meeting on May 22, 2017 at the Medford Public Library at 6:30 pm.
Our Guest Artist will be Doug Iverson, demonstrating  Abstracts on Yupo.  Everyone artistically bent is welcome. Free.
For more information call BJ at 541-414-4993 or Judy at 661-609-5837

Southern Oregon Plein Air Event 2017 Last day for Early Registration Monday, May 15

Southern Oregon Plein Air Event 2017

Last day for Early Registration is Monday, May 15th!

Event Takes Place 06/28 – 07/01/17

Quick Paint Competitions!
Art Supply Representatives!
Over $1500 in Cash Awards & Prizes!

Visit www.soartistsworkshop.com or call 541-324-7624 for full details and schedule!

Southern Oregon Plein Air Event 2017, produced by the Artistsworkshop and sponsored by Central Art Supply

Ashland Gallery Association's May 2017 Spotlight Exhibits

Bruce Bayard: Video Projections

Bruce Bayard continues his exploration into time-based imagery with video collages created for installations and performances. The video compositing process he uses is similar to that of the Photoshop process used in all his still images, interjecting stressed surfaces and multiple layers of interacting images. The resulting video clips are further combined in a program that randomly selects and runs portions of the clips in constantly changing sequence.

This batch of work contrasts trains, airplanes, forests and calm water surfaces. No soundtrack exists for the videos, but are created improvisationally in the moment using a Buchla Music Easel, and additional modular electronic sound sources.

During the First Friday Artwalk the projections will run continuously, with a combination of pre-recorded and improvisational soundscapes.

Bruce Bayard Boatman
Image caption: “Airplane,” video still by Bruce Bayard

Ashland Art Works

Michael Gibson’s Paintings 

This month Ashland Art Works features new work by Michael Gibson: Surrealistic “Winescapes” with homage to Dali and Chirico. “I had fun with this series,” says Gibson. “I got into their heads, appreciating the originality of their compositions, use of color and love of life.

Michael’s style is unique and at the same time inspired by works of post-impressionist artists. He received his BFA from Houston Museum of Fine Arts and has worked as a designer, art director, and taught life drawing, illustration, painting, graphic design and photography at Art Institute of Houston and the Art Institute of Seattle.

5 GALLERIES AND THE SCULPTURE GARDEN:

As always, you will be more than pleased by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts.

  • AAW is home to these outstanding local artists…
  • Elin Babcock’s assemblage, jewelry, & paintings
  • Marydee Bombick’s functional and garden pottery
  • Suzanne Etienne’s joyful paintings
  • Michael Gibson’s painting in post impressionists’ style
  • Cheryl Kempner’s jewelry, garden art & Crazy Clay Birds
  • Claudia Law’s textile creations
  • Daniel Loch’s photography
  • Bonnie Morgan’s decorative and functional pottery
  • George Popa’s dimensional wire sculptures
  • Lorene Senesac’s raku sculpture & wall reliefs
  • Connie Simonsen’s handpainted silk scarves
  • Angelique Stewarts functional and stylish weavings
  • John Weston’s fine woodwork & cutting boards

Surrealistic Winescapes

Image caption: “Surrealistic Winescapes” by Michael Gibson

American Trails

Alebrije or Animalistas

In May, American Trails Gallery we will be featuring the woodcarving folk art out of Oaxaca, Mexico. Fanciful carvings called alebrije or were first done by artist Pedro Linares Lopez in Mexico City in the 1930’s. He made elaborate piñata’s, carnival masks and religious figures out of paper mache and cardboard. This caught the attention of prominent gallery owners who began to market the pieces. Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo began commissioning the fanciful alebrijes, which means monsters. Linares returned to Arrazola in Oaxaca and began sharing his designs with fellow artisans. Manuel Jimenez Ramirez was the first to carve the colorful creatures out of copal wood in the 1970’s. The art form exploded in the 1980’s with folk art galleries in the US becoming more and more interested. Today, there are three main villages that the carvers reside; Arrazola, the pueblo of Manuel, San Martin Tilcajete, and La Union Tejalapam. We are proud to have over 80 families represented in our gallery.

American Trails Gallery proudly features the art and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the America’s. Weavings from the Navajo’s and Zapotec’s, carvings from the Hopi, Zuni, Haida, Kwakiutl, Inuit and Oaxaca, ceramics from many of the pueblos in the Southwest, Acoma, San Ildefonso, Zuni, Cochiti and the Mata Ortiz of Mexico, handmade historic and contemporary jewelry from the Pueblos, Zuni, Santo Domingo, Navajos as well as from Taxco. The largest selection of Historic Basketry in the Pacific Northwest including Pomo, Maidu, Hoopa, Karok, Wintun, Shasta, Modoc and many more. We also feature Regional artists depicting the Wildlife and Landscapes of the area. When you purchase a gift from American Trails you are helping to support hundreds of families who are working hard to keep the traditional Arts and Crafts of their communities alive and well.

The American Trails Gallery which for 23 years was located at 250 East Main Street on the Plaza in Ashland is being reopened at a new location 250 East Main street.

Open 10 am to 6 pm everyday excluding holidays

“Animalistas” woodcarving folk art

Image caption: “Animalistas” woodcarving folk art

Hanson Howard Gallery

Wataru Sugiyama & Lewis Anderson, ceramic sculptures & digital photography

The influence of the aesthetics and imagery of Asian art will be strong in our May exhibition.  Wataru Sugiyama slyly infuses a contemporary charm and, at times, humor into what we recognize as traditional Japanese motifs in his ceramic sculptures.  Lewis Anderson digitally blends photographs of the Pacific Northwest into landscapes that exist in a world of his own invention but have distinctive undercurrents of traditional woodblock landscapes.  Large in scale, at times up to 80” wide, these landscapes have the ability to draw you in and hold you. Show runs May 4th-30th.  Join us for an artist reception on First Friday, May 5th, 5-8 p.m.

Wataru Sugiyama has cultivated an appreciative audience for the Haniwa type imagery in his sculpture. Elements of Japanese history and mythology are almost the exclusive focus of Wataru’s creations.  He interprets imaginary and existing objects and gives them a modern twist by bringing his personal vision to these subjects.  His sculptures are truly inspirational, have a powerful presence, sense of humor, and make a strong impression on his viewers.  Besides historical elements, extremely fine detail and exquisite facial expressions are featured on his sculptures.

Lewis Anderson accurately describes his art as being somewhere between photography and painting, somewhere between East and West, somewhere between contemporary and ancient. The images invite the viewer to explore quiet moments in diverse landscapes full of light and shadow and symbology.  An ancient river winds through tall foreign mountains, full of soft golden light and blue fog. A single silhouetted figure in a small boat appears to be slowly rowing into the unknown in one of the three scroll-like panels of Boatman. This timeless image, like the others in Lewis Anderson’s Dynasty collection, emanates a strong sense of peace, solitude and mystery.

Boatman by Lewis Anderson

Image caption: “Boatman,” digital print on aluminum by Lewis Anderson