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

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, April 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 April Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

April Spotlight Exhibits

A Taste Of Ashland Pop-up Show

Meyer Memorial Gallery in the Marion Addy Building, Southern Oregon University

Show on display April 24 – 29th

Art Sales during “A Taste of Ashland,” April 28 & 29, 12:00–4:00 PM

As an added attraction to A Taste of Ashland wine, food, and art festival, we have 15 Ashland Gallery Association artists that are participating in a special “Pop-up Art Show!”  There will be paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, printmaking and pastels from the following artists:

Michael Adams, Patrick Beste, Sarah Burns, Ann DiSalvo, Shoshana Dubiner, Elaine Frenett, Pam Haunschild, Tiffany Hokanson, Robert Koch, Margee Mee, Whitney Rolfe, Desmond Serratore, Denise Souza-Finney, David Terry

“A Taste of Ashland” Food, Wine, and Art Festival

Celebrating its twenty-ninth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event, A Taste of Ashland takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 28th and 29th from noon to 4 PM.

Participants follow a map to 17 galleries discovering Ashland’s culinary delights and regional wines while enjoying the local visual arts.  AllAboard Trolley will offer rides to all galleries, but most are within walking distance. 

For tickets and more information visit: atasteofashland.com or call 541-488-0178

Denise Souza-Finney, Where Are We Going, acrylic and mixed media on paper, 22 x 30

Schneider Museum of Art

The Animated Image 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11th, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

On View: April 12th through May 12th, 2018

The Schneider Museum of Art’s spring exhibition The Animated Image is in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The exhibition is co-curated by SMA Director Scott Malbaurn and AIFF Artistic and Executive Director Richard Herskowitz.

This exhibition features artists:

Matt Bollinger

Chris Doyle

Rick Silva

Stacey Steers

RoxyAnn Winery will pour wine at our opening reception for the exhibition

Chris Doyle. Still from Swell, 2017. 4K Digital Animation. Edition of 5 + 2AP. 10:12 minutes.

Chris Doyle. Still from Swell, 2017. 4K Digital Animation. Edition of 5 + 2AP. 10:12 minutes.

Score by Jeremy Turner, performed by Flux Quartet. Sound design by Owen O’Neill. Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Ashland Art Works

In April, we’re featuring our Associate Artist members in the main gallery. We’ll have weavings and textile pieces by Angelique Stewart, acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne, and hand-dyed scarves by Connie Simonsen. Our member artists will also have lots of new work to show in our other galleries, including outdoor metal pieces that are perfect for your spring garden, along with new paintings, ceramics, photography, woodworking, and jewelry.

Artist Reception – First Friday, April 6, 2018 5 to 8 PM

Come out and meet the artists at First Fridays!  Rodeo Flyer will be playing some great music, and we’ll also have some light refreshments.

April also brings our summer hours:

Wednesday & Sunday: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Hand-woven scarf by Angelique Stewart

Hand-woven scarf by Angelique Stewart

Shepherd’s Dream

Rogue Impressions and Beyond, paintings by Silvia Trujillo

Silvia Trujillo paints the landscapes and scenery of Southern Oregon. Applied in oils, using an impasto technique, her paintings communicate mood with a sense of time by coloring the light and shadow of each season.  

Silvia exclaims, “I live, breathe, and sleep art.  Creating art is a way of life for me, and I consistently produce paintings that express a deep regard for nature.  Landscape painting is a natural extension of this love and it attracts me to the dramatic light that occurs during a storm, or at dawn or dusk, and my goal is to honor land, water, and sky in these works and help to create the need for preserving an area’s natural beauty.  I believe that my art appeals to those who share the same sentiments and to anyone with an appreciation of nature, color, and light.  As a painting/drawing instructor for over 25 years, it also brings me great joy to know that I’ve inspired and fostered expert work in many others over the years.  I believe that my art appeals to those who share the same sentiments and to anyone with an appreciation of nature, color, and light.”   

This exposition on display in our new location: 42 East Main Street, Ashland, OR.  For more information, call 541-941-0855, and follow us on Facebook.  Artwork displayed through May 2018.

Sylvia Trujillo, Wine Country Wandering, oil painting

Sylvia Trujillo, Wine Country Wandering, oil painting

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Visual Arts Journaling Brings Life to Dreams

Awaken from the slumber of winter’s gestation … bring life to those dreams of following creativity and authenticity …

Spring’s Bluster

As winter tugs to hold on and spring throws it’s own punches, we tumble about from 70 degree, sunny days to frosty, snowy fog. But my daffodils are winning out and I’m feeling optimistic for plein air painting, garden digging and hikes with friends. I’m inviting you to trundle along into one of these adventures with me!
Namaste’
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Women’s Retreat
Women’s Alpine Celebration
After last year’s ALL inclusive retreat, we plan to replicate what one participant declared, we learned “so many things that related but are all different!” – – but with new invented processes. Consider August 8-13th to be yourweek for a personal opportunity to expand and rediscover hidden creative yearnings, a dedicated time for yourself. For a video sampling  …  feast your eyes on this. Early registration and Scholarships available andmore ! Be one of the select six limited participants  …  come treat yourself! ALSO … prints of the above image
available …
Shows
Meyer Memorial Gallery (SOU)
April 21-29, the Ashland Gallery Association presents local artists in conjunction with the Taste of Ashland. Come see some stellar artwork!
Ashland Open Studios Tour 2018
Again this year I will be participating in Open Studios, October 13 and 14. I look forward to meeting more of you and sharing my work and studio!
Traveling Conversations
Our January Sebastopolshow was largely attended and we sold two of our fabulous big collaborative pieces. This continuing exchange between Jean WarrenFloy Zittin and myself will carry on … next showing, hopefully in the Bay Area. Incidentally, this blustery watercolor at very top is fromthis collaborative series!
Classes
Visual Art Journaling “Clinic”
Monthly I nest in with up to five diverse artists (emerging or established) to hone the techniques of watercolor specifically related to journaling. My devotion to journaling started in 2001 … and if not familiar … here’s mystory. This year I’m focusing on the color wheel, studying a particular color, 3-5pm, each third Friday of the month … April will be “Greens”. Confirm with me before coming because of limited space!
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March, April 2018 Classes at Grants Pass Museum of Art

Fairy Houses

with Jan Lacy

Saturday, March 17th & 26th

10:30 – 1:30 both days

Join Jan to learn how to make lighthearted and fun fairy houses. The first day is hand-building. She’ll help you with construction and decoration. Then she’ll do the firing, and the second day you get to glaze. Jan provides all the materials. Fairy houses will be ready to take home 1 – 2 weeks after the class (to allow for the glaze firing).
$50. Includes all the materials.

Needlefelting with Armatures

(Sheep theme)

with Corbin Brashear

Saturday, April 7th

12:30 – 4:30 pm

Create your own fun little sheep while learning how to needlefelt with armatures. Beginners welcome.
$45. Includes all materials.

Gelli Printing

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, April 14th

10:30 am – 1:30 pm

This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial and homemade gelatin printing plates. We will experiment with color, plant materials, stencils, masks and texturing materials to make complex papers that can be used as collage for mixed media projects or framed as art. I will also cover how to make your own stamps and stencils to use for printing.
$45. Includes all materials.
Recommended by Karen:
Bring along some soft leaves, so they do not dig into the plate surface and any of your favorite stencils and texture materials ex: bubble wrap, lace…
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

Save the Date Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts 13th Annual Conference

Save the Date Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts 13th Annual Conference
So you’re thinking….wouldn’t it be so great to do something just sooooooooo much fun 
while getting a fresh boost of Inspiration from a Biblical Worldview In current culture and exceptional artistic technical instruction plus camaraderie with other professionally minded and passionate artists of faith?Then you or an beloved artist you know can kick start some summer plans June 14 – 17th by being at the 2018 Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference and Workshops in Ashland, Oregon at the beautiful Ashland Hill Hotel and Conference Center. It’s a stellar and inspiring lineup of talent and joy! Paint with professional and nationally recognized instructors Ned MuellerJoAnn Peralta,  and the young and talented  Brittany Weistlingfor this 4 day event.  Plus One Day Artisan Workshops : Introduction to Mosaics andWire Entwined Stone Jewelry and Marketing tips of the Trade.  These Workshops and breakout sessions will ignite your gifts and passion for your art and your faith with renewed purpose and refocused aim. Class sizes are limited so please sign up early.

See all the details and sign up now at www.mcfineartsfoundation.org

Fulfill your calling. Hone your gift.  Let all you do be done to the glory of God. Sign up early as each class size is limited.  Best pricing by signing up by April 30th.  For details and pricing www.mcfineartsfoundation.org or call 541-601-7496.
“Declaring the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light”
1 Peter 2:9

Wordplay Call to Artists

Call for Art: Wordplay
July 6 – 28, 2018
Entry Due Date: April 22, 2018
Juried by Vernita Nemec

This exhibition serves to highlight the voice of all female identified artists who use text and image or text as image as a means of creative expression. Works in all media are welcome and encouraged. Submit your work here: https://womanmade.org/call-for-art/
Detail of work by Vernita Nemec
(Image: Detail of work by Vernita Nemec)

Artist Powers – Activate! Join The Fandemonium At Central Art

Artist Powers – Activate! Join The Fandemonium At Central Art This Thursday!
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Starting THIS THURSDAY!
In honor of Medford Comic Con,

Join the “Fandemonium” at Central Art Supply!

During this FREE 3-part event, you are invited to don your creative cape and cowl as you prepare for Medford Comic Con & Central Art’s Fan Art Contest 2018!

 

Thursday, February 22nd, 4:30-6:00pm – Session 1: “Origins”
Never heard of “Fan Art?” Maybe you have, but need some inspiration to get started. Whether you’re a Sidekick or Superfan, this informal uninstructed intro to the Fan Art phenomenon is your golden opportunity to unleash your untapped powers and create something extraordinary!

 

Saturday, March 10th, 2:30-4:00pm – Session 2: “Of Capes & Canvas”
You’ve laid the foundation for your Fan Art concept. Now’s your chance to hit it with a bold splash of color an make it burst from the page with a pastel, pen or brush! What medium will you choose?

 

Thursday, March 29th, 4:00-5:00pm – Session 3: “Doing Art Justice”
Fulfill your creation’s destiny! Let Central Art’s classroom be your creative “Fortress of Solitude” to add those final touches to give some POW! and ZAP! to your creative vision before you submit the finished product.

 

*Limited art supplies available for use during this event.
Be sure to bring your own!

 

Deadline for entries is 4:00pm, Saturday, March 31st, 2018. Artwork must be submitted with completed entry form to:

 

Central Art, 101 North Central Avenue, Medford, Oregon 97501

 

If you have any further questions, please email [email protected]

Art ​∩ ​Math at CoCA in Seattle

“Art ​∩ ​Math” ​explores art that is influenced by math and mathematical ideas to make these ideas more vivid.

Art ​∩ ​Math

Mathematics is the study of structure, number, pattern, and shape; though abstract, it has influenced art for centuries. Today, math and art are exploring bold new realms. The power of their insights and effects on each other provides opportunities to be delighted by seeing new connections hiding in plain sight. Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents ​Art ∩ Math, (Art intersect Math), an exhibit that explores the intersection of artistic expression and mathematical ideas​. ​Art ∩ Math​ runs from March 1 through April 14, 2018.

Mathematics is a fresh lens to understand art: reckoning with chaos, algorithms, equivalence, topology, geometry and other mathematics tools to helps us see art and the world with more depth. A diverse selection of media will be featured in the exhibit from artists and mathematicians including sculpture and oil paint, to textile and metalwork. Mathematician artists include Jayadev Athreya, Katherine Cook, Erik and Martin Demaine, Edmund Harriss, and Hamid Naderi Yeganeh. Visual artists who use mathematical principles in their practices include Rachel Holloway, Claire B. Jones, George Legrady, Jean Mandeberg, Savina Mason, Suchitra Mattai, June Sekiguchi, Timea Tihanyi/Sliprabbit, Lun Yi Tsai, and Ilana Zweschi.

The exhibit is the brainchild of CoCA Board Member and Artist, Kate Vrijmoet, and mathematician educators Katherine Cook and Dr. Dan Finkel. In addition to curatoring ​Art ∩ Math​, Finkel and Cook also run Math for Love, a Seattle-based organization focused on transforming how mathematics is taught and learned. They also designed the mathematical board games Prime Climb and Tiny Polka Dot, and created the summer curriculum used by Seattle Public Schools.

An exhibit book will accompany the exhibit and artwork, books, posters, and games will be for sale. Events include a Pi Day presentation, ​The Beauty of Math,​ March 14 at 6:30pm with Finkel and Cook. Dance performance of ​necessary and sufficient, ​by Katherine Cook, on March 30 and 31—a conversation between the embodied human and mathematical structure, exploring how pattern and form emerges from and becomes sustained by dancers. The exhibit closes with a Gathering for Gardner event on April 14 at 2pm. The curators will be in attendance at the public opening reception during Pioneer Square Artwalk on Thursday, March 1, 6-9pm. This exhibit is made possible with support from Gathering for Gardner, the Julia Robinson Math Festival, University of Washington Mathematics Department, and Rock’s Studio.

 

Art ∩ Math: ​Exhibition opens March 1 – April 14, 2018.
Opening Reception on Thursday, March 1, 6pm – 9pm, as part of Pioneer Square Art Walk. Artists’ Events: Pi Day: Curators will present on ​The Beauty of Math​ March 14, 6:30 pm Dance performances of ​necessary and sufficient​, ​March 30, 31 at 7:00pm
Gathering for Gardner, April 14, 2018 at 2 pm.
To RSVP, please visit the event page at​ ​www.cocaseattle.org

Exhibition and events at CoCA in Pioneer Square: 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, 98104. Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

Geek Out With DC & Vertigo Comics Artist Matt Brundage and Copic Markers!

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Copic Comic Art Workshop, Followed by a “Geek & Draw!” 

Workshop Location: Central Art

When: SATURDAY, FEB. 10TH – 2:30PM – 3:30PM

Fee: $7 

BAM! POW! Find out why COPIC markers are all the rage in this action-packed Extravaganza Mini Workshop taught by DC and Vertigo Comics artist Matt Brundage. You’ll learn pro techniques to add punch to your COPIC art and blow minds with your next “ink”-citing adventure!

*Hurry! Seating is limited, reserve yours now! 541-773-1444. Pre-registration required. Payment required at time of registration.

**SPOILERS BELOW (READ ON)** 

Be sure to join Matt after the Extravaganza on SATURDAY, FEB. 10TH from 5PM – 7PMfor a FREE “Geek & Draw” hangout in the classroom at Central Art! Bring Your Own Supplies and Snacks (BYOSS) and prepare to geek out and sketch it up with Matt and other fellow artists/comic enthusiasts!

This is going to be EPIC!

VISIT CENTRAL ART!

Incredible After & Before Street Art Transformations

“Knowledge Speaks – Wisdom Listens,” Athens, Greece 

After and Before

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Wild Drawing

“Juliette Et Les Esprits,” Montpellier, France 

After and Before

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Patrick Commecy

3D Mural In Poznan, Poland

After and Before

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Waldemar Wylegalski  

“Renaissance,” Le Puy en Velay, France

After and Before

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Giant Starling Mural In Berlin, Germany
After and Before 
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Nika Kramer
“Au Fil De Loire,” Brives Charensac, France
After and Before
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Patrick Commecy 

Photorealistic Mural, Glasgow, Scotland 

After and Before

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Smug

Full Moon Hostel, Bristol, UK 

After and Before

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Paul Green

“Topart,” Budapest, Hungary 

After and Before

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Neopaint 

“Porte Des Lavandières,” Aurec Sur Loire, France

After and Before

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Patrick Commecy

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AGA Spotlight Exhibits February 2018

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits

Gallerie Karon

East Meets East – Part II 

(please note that the title of the show is East Meets East NOT East Meets West)

The exhibit runs from February 2nd through the 28th

Gallerie Karon takes you on a journey to the Near, Far, and Middle East this month.

Exotic jewelry, kimonos, Buddhas and Quan Yins abound. They are joined by ceramics, masks and fascinating accessories. Gallerie Karon now features antique furniture specializing in small interesting pieces that will fit anywhere with versatile uses. 

It’s the lunar Year of the Dog in Chinese Astrology and it’s going to be a good one as the dog is a lucky sign. Prosperity and love are predicted. The dog is watchful and protective and of course, very loyal. 

There will be a special appearance Feb 2nd from 5:30-7pm by Zahara. Zahara is a professional dancer and instructor of Middle Eastern dances. She owns Shiviti Dance Co. and Shiviti Bazaar in Ashland. 

Miniature Samurai horseback warrior - 15th century style

Miniature Samurai horseback warrior – 15th century style

late 1800’s in perfect detail. Museum quality,

Art & Soul Gallery

“In Love with Oregon,” watercolor paintings by Betty Barss

Opening reception First Friday, February 2nd from 5 to 8 PM. 
Show runs through February 25
th.

“My love of Oregon began about fifty years ago when we first experienced Oregon’s coast and lakes.  No matter where we travel in Oregon there are always interesting and beautiful sites that excite me to get out my watercolors and brushes to capture my feelings of inspiration.  My favorite areas in Oregon are the Coast, Southern Oregon and Eastern Oregon.  I also find having four seasons brings new inspiration through out the year.  I hope you find Oregon as interesting and beautiful as I do.”

“Nature’s Statue” watercolor by Betty Barss

“Nature’s Statue” watercolor by Betty Barss

Shepherd’s Dream

A Retrospective

Pat Moore, (patmoorephotography.com) local Fine Art photographer, is constantly observing his surroundings and conceiving images that convey the essence of a place, or topic and tell a story.  He has a plan behind every image, using exposure techniques, careful composition, with special attention to subject matter.  Digital darkroom techniques are especially important to express Pat’s vision to create collages and photographic collections, enabling viewers to experience a moment in time, a particular emotion remembered dearly, or perhaps a place they long to be.

He is joined by the acoustic guitarist Coyote, in our new location: 42 East Main Street.  For more information, call 541-941-0855, and follow us on Facebook.  Artwork displayed throughout March, 2018.

“Tavira Balconies, Portugal” 24x36, photograph by Pat Moore

“Tavira Balconies, Portugal” 24×36, photograph by Pat Moore

Hanson Howard Gallery

Betty LaDuke: Diversity, original painted panels and giclee prints spanning five decades

Betty LaDuke’s career as an artist has spanned the globe focusing on concerns of the human condition. While often speaking to the trials that humans face, there is also a celebration of spirit present in her work. Never centralized or restricted by borders in understanding what it is to be human, LaDuke has traveled the world with an intensity of commitment to her subject. For Diversity, we have selected both original panels and giclee prints spanning five decades and five continents.

Join us in a reception for Betty LaDuke February 2nd, 5-8 p.m. during the Ashland First Friday Artwalk. Show runs January 24th, 2017- February 28th, 2018.

*Winter hours through February will be Wednesday-Saturday 11-5. 

"Catch the Joy as it Flies," painting by Betty La Duke

“Catch the Joy as it Flies,” painting by Betty La Duke

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