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Your Voice Is Needed to Continue the Cultural Trust Tax Credit!

Your Voice Is Needed to Continue the Cultural Trust Tax Credit!

Hello Friends of Arts and Culture in Oregon!  The time to engage with policymakers is now!

We’ve been preparing for all the action in the 2019 legislative session and the opening move is coming on Monday, February 18th when the House Committee of Economic Development will hold a hearing on HB 2052 — a bill to extend the sunset on the cultural tax credit for the next ten years.  We hope you will contact your legislators to encourage them to support HB 2052 and to share with them the priority that you and other Oregonians put on access to creative expression in this state. 

Oregon is unique in the Nation in having the Cultural Trust but we are far from the $200 million fund that was originally envisioned.  We need to collectively raise our voices in support of building this fund and using tax incentives to help do it — remember dollars in the Cultural Trust are distributed to every county and to tribal partners.  This tax credit is an important engagement tool for this state and critical to our cultural ecosystem.  Please add your voice!  Best — Cultural Advocacy Coalition

Send your support letter for HB 2052 in by Friday, February 15th to:  [email protected]


Cultural Advocacy Coalition of Oregon   

FOTAS Rescued Bunny Adoption Event – February 9th and 10th!

Thinking about adding a bunny to your family? Check out this adoption booklet for additional information and please adopt!  Bunny Companion Booklet 2-6-17  

 

 

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, February 1, 2019 from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, February 1st 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 February Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

Ashland Gallery Association – February Spotlight Exhibits

Hanson Howard Gallery

40th Anniversary: Works from the Collection of Hanson Howard Gallery

2019 is our 40th anniversary and that has us feeling like taking a trip down memory lane. Over the years, the gallery has amassed a healthy collection of exceptional regional artists who have at some point been represented by us. Was there an artist that you loved and no longer see at the gallery? Maybe you wish you had collected one of their works.  Now you may have a second chance.

Join us in February for an exhibition of works from the Hanson Howard Collection made available for purchase at original prices, maybe even with some flexibility as we may have held onto a little too much work….who can blame us?!

Show runs February 1st – 26th.  Opens First Friday, February 1st, 5-8 pm.

Judy Howard, “Park Shadows”

Judy Howard, “Park Shadows”

Photographers’ Gallery

Featuring Debra Harder

Debra Harder’s new show, The Comforts of Home, opens on Friday, February 1st at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center.  

Photographing in the comforts of home on cold winter days is one of Debra’s favorite things to do.  She enjoys creating still life scenes reminiscent of old paintings.  These images include some of her beloved possessions such as her collection of English White Ironstone.  The natural light streaming in from nearby windows is all that is needed to “paint” the items being photographed.  Debra’s still life images truly reflect her personal style not only in photography but also in her home.

Debra Harder, “Two Pears and a Book”, photograph

Debra Harder, “Two Pears and a Book”, photograph

Shepherd’s Dream

“Pictorial Lullabye” Paintings by Lindy Kehoe

Lindy Kehoe’s fantastical illustration style is its own mythos. This Pittsburgh native received her B.F.A in 2001 at Ohio University. Her adventurous spirit led her to the West Coast in 2005, where she began exhibiting with the Visionary Artist Community. She has been living on the Rogue River in S. Oregon with her California-born husband who has been a deep inspiration to her work. Landscapes depicting dreamy characters and animals can be seen throughout her paintings.  Lindy works in a variety of mediums, including oils, acrylics, ink and watercolor, as well as, graphite.  Her intention of creation is steeped in the celebration of the child-heart wonder.  Lindy also has expertise in live painting during her exhibitions and this month is no exception. 

She says of her work…”My work is inspired by serendipity, a momentary feeling of interconnected magic, that often feels like a dream.  I am motivated to create images that bring peaceful energy to the viewer, a place of remembrance, a place of innocence.  The Oracular tendency keeps me fascinated by the mystical process.” 

She will be joined by a special musician of her choice and a foodie to round out our February event.   

Lindy Kehoe, painting

Lindy Kehoe, painting

Ashland Art Center

Shades of Blue:  Dyeing with Indigo

Studio Artist Shared Exhibit, “Shades of Blue,” features Marta Marthas, Jo Ann Manzone, Peggy Biskar, Janine Twining and Gayle Erbe-Hamlin.

This group of studio artists at Ashland Art Center share a passion for textile design and using natural dyes, especially Indigo. They explore multiple ways of using Indigo hues in their textile art.

Botanical sources of the blue dye, Indigo, have been used for thousands of years by people of many cultures to color natural fibers. This exhibit will demonstrate the wide color range that can be achieved with natural Indigo dyes and outline the process used to dye with Indigo plants. Handmade garments and textile wall art pieces dyed with Indigo will be featured.

Featured Gallery Artist: Jennifer Anne Nelson

Show: Freed from the Halls of Amenti

Medium: eco oil paint, soldering iron, ink

 

Jennifer Anne holds a B.A. degree from UC Berkeley in Art Practice, and is currently living in southern Oregon where she is a gallery artist at The Ashland Art Center. Her artworks investigate the mysteries transcribed in ancient legends, working in partnership with the materials to allow archetypes, symbols, and wild landscapes to emerge.

Jo Ann Manzone, print, Rust

Jo Ann Manzone, print, Rust

 

Please see the attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and February Gallery Tour Map: 

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Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

Annual Medford Open Studio Call for Artists

Participating Artists Wanted!

June 8-9, 2019

Application Deadline: March 15th.

Artists with Studios in Medford are encouraged to participate in this annual free event. Local artists open their studios to the public for viewing and shopping. Learn how artists create their “magic”. Each year held on the 2nd weekend in June.

Questions? Contact Violet Burton: (458) 225-9376

Also check out Annual Medford Open Studio Tour on Facebook.
Application for artists Medford Studio Tour

2019 Britt Festival Orchestra Program Call for Entries

Teddy Abrams and the Britt Festival Orchestra

CALLING ALL POETS, WRITERS & VISUAL ARTISTS

Britt Music & Arts Festival wants to put your creativity on display in our 2019 Britt Festival Orchestra Souvenir Program. Our 2019 season is built around the theme ‘The Sound of Nature’. We are looking for original poetry, short stories, or visual art that relates to music & nature for our publication. How does music reflect nature? Where do we find music? How does nature inspire the creative process with regards to music? How did smoke from various fires last summer impact the making of music? Explore these topics through your written or visual artistic expressions.

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2019 Britt Festival Orchestra Program Call for Entries

Calling All Poets, Writers & Visual Artists

Britt Music & Arts Festival wants to put your creativity on display in our 2019 Britt Festival Orchestra Souvenir Program. Submit your original work via email by April 1st, 2019 to be considered.

Our 2019 season is built around the theme ‘The Sound of Nature’. We are looking for original poetry, short stories, or visual art that relates to music & nature for our publication, which will go to press in June 2019.  How does music reflect nature? Where do we find music? How does nature inspire the creative process with regards to music? How did smoke from various fires this summer impact the making of music? Explore these topics through your written or visual artistic expressions.

What to consider:

For visual artists: The physical page size will be  6.625”w x 10.125”t and will be printed using CMYK. Please submit a high-res JPG or PDF file for us to consider. All mediums accepted. (Paintings, Illustrations, Comic Art, Photography, Decoupage, etc.) For artists from the Rogue Valley: We will make a high-res scan of the chosen work and return the original to you or you can donate it to be auctioned off to support the BFO. For artists from out of the area (outside the Rogue Valley, Oregon) please be able to supply a high-res print-ready scan or photo of your piece for publication. Any donated work will be auctioned off to support the Britt Festival Orchestra.

Graphic Novel Pages: Using the format of a comic book or graphic novel, express your artistic impressions to be shared with our audience. The focus can be on anything related to orchestral/classical music & nature. From the fire season and how that impacted the making of music to how nature inspires music, to a fictionalized account of our superhero maestro, Teddy Abrams or one of our featured composers. The sky’s the limit!

Poetry: Poems should be a maximum of 250 words (to appear on a half-page of the program)

Prose: Articles or stories should be a maximum of 500 words (to take up a single page of the program)

If your work is selected: you grant Britt the approval to reproduce the artwork in physical and digital format in perpetuity. We will include a byline of your choice and a link to your bio on our website. We will also include featured bios and/or interviews with the winning artists to share on social media. Your work may be published in any the following formats: Physical Program Book, Physically (via ads or souvenir items produced for Britt), Digitally (on our website, our social media channels and through video which will be shared on our social media/Youtube channels & possibly television). Written pieces may be recorded by a narrator and shared via the above digital channels.

Check our website on January 24th for the complete program lineup to pick a composer or work to further your inspiration!

Where to submit your entry AND DEADLINE:

Submit all work to [email protected] in PDF (for written work) or JPG (for visual art) format by April 1st, 2019 to be considered. Selected artists will be notified by email.

CALL FOR ART: 2019 COCA MEMBERS’ SHOW

logo image for the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington

CALL FOR ART: 2019 COCA MEMBERS’ SHOW

  • Center on Contemporary Art 114 Third Ave, Seattle, WA, USA (map)

We are thrilled to present Motherland: 2019 CoCA Members’ Show from March 7 – April 20, 2019, a juried salon-style exhibition of artworks by CoCA’s artist members at our downtown Seattle gallery. This year’s juror for the exhibition is artist and writer Amanda Manitach. In addition to working extensively in the field of drawing and multi disciplinary visual art, she has also served as Visual Arts Editor at City Arts Magazine, was a previous curator at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, and co-founded multiple alternative art spaces and events across Seattle in the past decade. Members have a special opportunity to have work reviewed for the exhibition by Manitach, as well as have her highlight her juror’s pick in the catalog, CoCA’s newsletter, and blog. All current artist members will participate in an online and in-gallery contest to win the People’s Choice Awards.

This show is part of CoCA’s 2019 programming that amplifies female voices and themes; the 2019 CoCA Members’ Show is open to all interpretations and reflections on the title, “Motherland.” We welcome all genders, ages, and media including 2D, 3D, multimedia, installation, literary, sound, and performance artists from across the globe to join us in this global conversation through contemporary art.

Artists are encouraged to join CoCA today; all current members will have their work included in the printed annual members’ catalog. Artists have until February 10, 2019 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time to complete steps for entry and update artwork on their personal Online Member Directory pages.

Apply to the Show

Our annual show is juried through the free CoCA online member directory. Follow these steps to apply.

  1. Make sure you’re a CoCA member: join or renew today.
  2. Gain access to the CoCA membership directory. Expect email with instructions once you’ve joined or renewed. All current members will be part of this year’s catalog.
  3. If you’re a member at the student or artist level, pay the $25 submission fee.to be a part of the exhibition jury. For members at the Professional ($95) level and above, the fee is waived.
  4. For both catalog and exhibition entries, create or update your portfolio of images in the membership directory by February 10 at 11:59 PM.

Restrictions

Artwork sized at 36×36” and smaller will receive top consideration for CoCA’s gallery space in Pioneer Square. Please share your small to medium sized works with us under those dimensions. We also welcome time-based works such as video and/or performance proposals.

Become a Member

This is a member-only call. As an organization run by artists, our membership benefits focus on increasing a healthy network of contemporary artists and arts leaders across the globe. All current members will be included in the printed catalog and gain access to portfolio reviews with top curators and arts leaders, exclusive discounts at Seattle arts businesses, and entry to special members-only networking events. Not a member yet? Sign up today.

Calendar of Events

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time
Exhibition Dates: March 7 – April 20, 2019
Members Only Party: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5-7pm
Opening Reception: Thursday March 7, 2019, 6-9pm, part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 20, 4-6pm
Members Only Portfolio Review: Saturday, April 20, 1-3pm

All events are held at CoCA in Pioneer Square, 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

Third Friday January 2019 Art du Jour

Visitors to Medford’s Art du Jour Gallery will find a warm and friendly atmosphere on the third Friday of each month.
-Roy Musitelli photo 2/19/16

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford is exhibiting the watercolor work of Bruce Barnes as guest artist in the Salon through January, while outgoing AdJ member Linda Meerten is graciously fulfilling a commitment to being our January featured artist. Join us for our Third Friday reception 1/18/19, 5:00-8:00 pm.  Musical entertainment will be announced on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery).

Calling All Artists!!!

As one of downtown Medford’s premiere art galleries, we are now actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our cooperative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event.  Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website: www.artdujourgallery.com for full membership information.

Guest Artist Bruce Barnes

Bruce Barnes guest exhibit at Art du Jour Gallery in Medford, OR. -Image courtesy of the artist

Bruce Barnes has traveled and painted in Oregon, California, Canada, and across Europe. His sketchbook, paints, and brushes are always part of his pack.

Bruce moved to the Rogue Valley in 2002, where he quickly joined the Rogue Valley art scene. He now paints en plein air with The Artists’ Workshop in Jacksonville, Ashland’s Urban Sketchers, The Rogue River Artists Group, and the OLLI watercolor SIG. He has attended numerous painting workshops, and is guided by his painting icons James Fletcher Watson, David Howell, and Virgil Harton, all Englishmen.

Bruce is a past member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, was featured in Ashland Magazine, and has been voted one of the favorite artists in Ashland. Dozens of his paintings are now displayed in homes and businesses across the country, with a few in Europe. He created and conducted popular OLLI classes at SOU focusing on plein air sketching and watercolor painting. He has been featured in a dozen or more one-artist showings at Valley galleries and wineries. For more information on this artist he may be reached at his Ashland studio at 541-201-1947.

Featured Artist Linda Meerten

Coastal scene by Linda Meerten. Image provided by the artist

Photographer Linda Meerten loves the beauty that surrounds us and tries to show that in her work. As an opportunistic photographer she is seldom without her camera for stopping along the roadside to capture what she sees. She lives in the mountains of Southern Oregon where wildlife and scenery is abundant. Also a sculptor and oil painter, Linda studied art and art history in Europe.

Born in the Netherlands, Linda came to America as an infant and proudly became an American citizen in 2013 at a swearing-in ceremony held at Crater Lake National Park, part of a special event held across the country.  She loves hiking the many trails in the area, fishing the Rogue River and spending time with family.

New Members at Art du Jour

We extend a warm welcome to potter Susan Paul-Williams, as well the return of painter Connie Fribance as newest members of our cooperative.  Stop by the gallery to see the works of these two magnificent artists.

First Ashland Art Walk of 2019 January 4th

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, January 4th 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!

ashland gallery association logo

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

Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

 

AGA January Spotlight Exhibits

Gallerie Karon

East Meets East

 

There are two major events at Gallerie Karon this month. Join us for the First Friday Art Walk January 4, 2019. We’ll be opening our traditional show East Meets East celebrating the start of the New Year in so many Asian countries. (It’s The Year of the Boar!) There are a multitude of new things to explore, some from exotic Afghanistan and Tibet. 

The main thing we are excited about is the Grand Opening of our new addition –

“The Feathered Wing.” This area features two rooms – one filled with small versatile pieces of furniture and art. The second room is a striking mix of Oriental furniture, antiques and icons. (The 41/2 ft. Thai Buddha in our ads is only one of the outstanding pieces.) We’re planning live music, munchies and many surprises – come help us celebrate!

Thai Buddha statue, Gallerie Karon

Thai Buddha statue

Art and Soul Gallery

“Small Works” Paintings by Art and Soul Gallery Artists

Brighten your winter days and celebrate the beginning of a New Year with us at Art & Soul Gallery with our “Small Works” show.   These small treasures will showcase the artistic talents of Art & Soul Gallery’s Artists, as we present original art in a variety of genre and media.   The “Small Works” show will open with a festive reception on January 4, 2019, 5 – 8 PM, music will be by Beth & Craig Martin with Todd Ragland.  The “Small Works” show will be exhibited from January 2 – January 27, 2019.  This show will continue into February as part of our “Small Works Plus One” show, where Art & Soul Gallery Artists invite another Artist to join them in the exhibit during February.

Pam Haunschild, “Cascading,” watermedia, at Art & Soul

Pam Haunschild, “Cascading,” watermedia

Creekside Pizza

Paula Fong – Watercolor and Pen & Ink

Paula R. Fong received her B.S. in Biology from Denison University and her M.S. in Forest Ecology from the College of Forestry, Oregon State University. Her twelve years as a soil scientist and ecologist with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service gives her a unique perspective of the art in nature.  Paula’s primary medium is watercolor with pen and ink. She has illustrated numerous scientific publications, plant and wildlife posters, trail guides, and interpretative trail signs. She lives on a mountaintop in rural Southern Oregon.

“I have been fortunate to spend much of my career and recreation time exploring nature. It is fascinating to examine all the details, above and below ground, up close and from a landscape perspective. Every square inch of our natural world contains something artistically beautiful and scientifically interesting. I like to pick out one aspect of the environment and hold it up for inspection, with all its imperfections and variation. By changing perspective, focus, season and habitat, I have an infinite palette, and an unlimited source of inspiration.”  Paula Fong

Paula Fong, “Snowscape” watercolor with pen and ink at Creekside Pizza

Paula Fong, “Snowscape” watercolor with pen and ink

Ashland Art Center

Darlene Southworth – Travel Journaling with Watercolor

A journal is my personal response to travels — it expresses what I see, experience, feel, and reflect. Small paintings with words and attachments enhance the experience and evoke memories.

 

A botanist by training, Darlene Southworth travels and hikes in southwestern deserts and in the Pacific Northwest. She paints with watercolor in small bound journals working with minimal materials. In 2017 she was Artist-in-Residence at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

First Friday Musical Guest:

Hollis Peach

Hollis Peach, an Indie Songwriting & Vocal Duo, creates not only exceptional music, but also an extended community of artists, students, & performers. Their musical arrangements and harmonies are lush, intricate, and often hypnotic in their elegance. Daniel has been performing (guitar & banjo) with world-renowned theatre company Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in their production of OKLAHOMA! Which has gotten reviews in the New York Times, PBS NEWS HOUR, NPR’s Here & Now etc…After theatre season they will be touring in promotion of their second release, “Sun Sits Low,” with crowd favorites Yukon River & St. Jude’s Fire. Eager to give back and be of service to the larger community Daniel also teaches at Southern Oregon University.

Darlene Southworth, watercolor, at Ashland Art Center

Darlene Southworth, watercolor

 

Please see the attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and January Gallery Tour Map:

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Rogue Gallery Celebrates the Holidays!

Rogue Gallery celebrates the holidays with a special Third Friday Event: Exhibit Reception, Christmas Carolers, and a Book Signing!
December 21, 2018 from 5:00
8:00 pm

Awake, Dreaming in the Garden: Woodcuts & Screen Prints by Amy Godard
November 23, 2018 – January 11, 2019 Rogue Gallery

Christmas Caroling: Pat O’Scannell and members of the ‘More Fools Than Wise’ madrigal group will be singing Christmas carols beginning at 5:30 pm.

Peggy Dover Book Signing: Enjoy a special meet and greet with local author and Mail Tribune columnist, Peggy Dover. Dover’s new book, “Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns,” is packed with entertaining vignettes about local people/places/events and makes a great Christmas gift. Peggy will be at the gallery from 5-7 p.m.

Community Gallery Artist Reception
Awake, Dreaming in the Garden: Woodcuts & Screen Prints by Amy Godard
November 23, 2018 – January 11, 2019

Amy Godard’s work includes stylized interpretations of characters from folklore; mandalas and icons of plants; and explorations of line, color, shape and symmetry. Her work is inspired by nature and folklore and she hopes to inspire her viewers to connect to nature and to forge a relationship to old stories that have shaped us as people.

Born and raised in the Rogue Valley, Amy Godard is a local artist with a strong connection to Southern Oregon. She holds a degree in Art and Spanish from the University of Oregon, and has background studies in dance, education and folklore. Amy also studied for one year abroad at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. She has returned to Mexico many times and is inspired by popular Mexican Art Movements. She describes her creative process “I use both illustration and paper cut stencils to create my images. My paper cut outs serve as mandalas and icons of the plants that inspire me. My wood cut prints and lino cut prints represent stylized interpretations of characters from folklore.”

Final night…

Main Gallery Exhibit
Don’t Fence Me In: Annual Members’ Exhibition November 9 December 21, 2018

The Annual Members’ Exhibition features work by Rogue Gallery and Art Center members, and is always one of the most popular of the year. The Rogue Gallery has had a long history of supporting local and regional artists. This exhibit gives Rogue Gallery members an opportunity to exhibit one piece of their work on the central theme of “Don’t Fence Me In”. Over 80 artists are participating in this non-juried exhibit. Artists submitted artwork that reflects their personal interpretation of the theme. The exhibit includes watercolors, acrylic, and oil paintings as well as sculptures, photography, collage, and pastels.

For more information contact:

Kim Hearon, Executive Director 541-772-8118 [email protected]

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, December 7th 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!

Ashland Gallery Association December Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association Art Happenings!

Photographers’ Gallery

Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 years Later.

 

 Bobbi Murphy’s new show, Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 Years Later, opens on Friday, December 7th at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center and will run through January.

 

Yosemite holds wonderful memories for me – of autumn walks in golden meadows and full moon nights along the Merced River listening to great horned owls call to their families on cold evenings. Tramping through spring meadows flooded with snow runoff, riotous with wild flowers.  John Muir walked here and helped create America’s second great National Park.

 

There is no denying the impact of climate change on the park: drought, fire, pine beetles have killed 129 million trees in California and Yosemite has not been spared. It is heartbreaking to see and experience while remembering how magnificent it was just a few short years ago. But the tourists come in crowds greater than ever.

 

Despite all that we have done to it, Yosemite is still a glorious, spectacular place that makes a heart sing, even in the midst of destruction and devastation. We are loving it to death and yet, somehow don’t love it enough to save it and ourselves.

Bobbi Murphy, Lone Tree, photograph

Ashland Art Center

Giving Tree Program

Help a local child and celebrate the Holiday’s by donating to Ashland Art Center’s Giving Tree.

December First Friday will be packed with excitement at Ashland Art Center.  We will be kicking off our First Friday Weekend Sale, 10% off, December 7, 8 & 9th.   Handcrafted work by local artists will include: paintings; photography; prints; jewelry; scarves; fiber art; woodwork; ceramics. 

Shop, enjoy wine and music and help a child in need!  We hope will you join us and spread some holiday cheer.  

Giving Tree

Giving Tree

Gallerie Karon

Gifts By The Gifted

Gallerie Karon’s December show features all of our artists with gifts for the holidays. Let us be your personal shopper – bring your list – we’re here to help.

The biggest news is that Gallerie Karon is expanding! Our new addition, “The Feathered Wing”, will be open by the holidays! In this new area, accessible through our main gallery, is a two-part section. The first is full of small, multiple use furniture pieces for smaller spaces. The second is a special area for Oriental furniture and accessories with larger scale antique Buddhas and Quan Yins. It’s a serene room far away from today’s problems and filled with things that you can use to create your own serene space at home.

We’ll have a Grand Opening once the expansion is completed, but the move is on!

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon

The Shepherd’s Dream

A Study on the Transition of Life

Nora Costley, Watercolorist, shares her artistic evolution through self-discovery and the mystery of the universe. Nora is a world traveler and holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico.  Her work has been displayed in the National Museum of Art in Washington, DC.  She currently resides in the Rogue Valley. 

She enjoys many forms of art including sculpture, traditional pottery making in Japan, Installation and Photography.  Even as a watercolorist, Nora feels an artist does not need to stick with the same subject or medium.  She prefers an artist’s creation to reflect the transient beings they are, and continue to demand an evolution as individuals.  She states…”for me art is a constant exploration and experimentation of self and the universe, which parallels the exploration of medium and processes.”  Also…”a driving force is art that stimulates personal power and freedom in myself and others.”  Her practice has evolved from that of discovering and resolving the internal, to decoding the world at large.  Often her ideas flow, and it’s not until a piece is complete, that it either is understood or not.  The universe is of great curiosity to her, but as with Nora’s artistic endeavor, she is satisfied with the mystery.

Nora Costley, “Take Your Power Back” watercolor

Nora Costley, “Take Your Power Back” watercolor

Special Event!

Lithia Artisans Market

Lithia Artisans Holiday Market

Friday, December 14 ~ 10am-7pm
Saturday, December 15 ~ 10am-6pm
Sunday, December 16 ~ 11am-4pm

Our Holiday Market is moving to the Medford Armory after 13 seasons with the Art Wing at Briscoe Elementary in Ashland. For 2018, we plan to host over 60 artisans at this new location, featuring some of the finest locally crafted gifts you’ll find. Enjoy live music, a family-friendly atmosphere and a chance to support local artisans while shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.

A raffle drawing will be held on Sunday afternoon at both of our holiday events. The winner receives a $100 gift certificate.  This Holiday Season Support Local Handmade. Join Us!

Artisans Market holiday wares

 

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

 

Please see the attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and December Gallery Tour Map.

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Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!