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Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts – view Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, December 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logoStroll the Ashland Gallery Association December art exhibits in galleries around town and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!
Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit:

Happy Holidays!

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits
December 2016

Photographers’ Gallery (Ashland Art Center)
David Lorenz Winston

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : “NYC Joy,” photograph by David Lorenz Winston

“NYC Joy,” photograph by David Lorenz Winston

David Lorenz Winston is an award-winning, internationally recognized photographer based in Talent, Oregon. A selection of his photographs, to include “NYC Joy”, will be on display at The Photographers Gallery at the Ashland Art Center from December 2, 2016

David is particularly known for his images of trees. However, he is equally at home divulging ordinary moments in everyday life, moments that are often missed as we press ahead in our daily routines.  The images David is featuring for the month of December demonstrate his skill at uplifting the ordinary moment in unexpected ways.

Hanson Howard Gallery
GALLERY ARTISTS SALON: Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Ceramics Featuring Many of Our Gallery Artists

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : Hanson Howard Gallery

Hanson Howard Gallery

Keeping in the tradition of giving you an eyeful at the end of the year we will be featuring our gallery artists in salon style.  Join us in showing appreciation to these artists for creating art that enhances our lives with work that draws us in and shares imagination, beauty, quietude, fancy, playfulness, curiosity, and craft.
Hanson Howard Gallery is Ashland’s oldest gallery and a classic showcase for established and emerging contemporary northwest artists.  Working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints their art encompasses a diversity of styles ranging from landscape to abstraction.
Our gallery artists include:
Christian Burchard  ::  John & Robin Gumaelius ::  Jon Jay Cruson  ::  Noriko Sugita  ::  Jhenna Quinn Lewis ::  Robert Koch  :: Penelope Dews  ::  Randall David Tipton :: Wataru Sugiyama  :: John Dowling :: Sue Yamins :: Woodward Payne :: Robert De Voe :: Carol Ingram :: Vince Carl :: Claire Duncan :: Julia Janeway :: Bobbie Jansen :: Denise Kester :: Cathy Valentine :: Peter Van Fleet :: Aggie Zed :: Laurel Bustamante  ::  Pamela Kroll :: Baba Wagué Diakité :: Bobbie Jansen :: Denise Kester :: Gabriel Mark Lipper :: Sara Swink

Ashland Art Center
Three Dimensional Printmade Jewelry by Tiffany Hokanson

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : Copper necklace by Tiffany Hokanson

Copper necklace by Tiffany Hokanson

Tiffany Hokanson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking. Her work always tells a rich story using layers of line and texture. Recently, she began applying her copper etching and metal work experience to jewelry fabrication. Her jewelry and 3-dimensional prints will be on sale through December, just in time for the holidays. Come downstairs and visit me in Studio #6B

Ashland Art Center Upstairs Featured Artists

Carolee Buck

Carolee has a lot of fun with her artwork.  Art gives her a positive way of looking at the world and sharing her vision with others.  Sometimes whimsical sometimes more serious, Carolee paints scenes of Ashland, scenes around the world, and scenes in her heart and head.   Slowing down and observing carefully … or just doodling her art suits her many moods.  At home and traveling she observes and interacts with her surroundings, buildings, landscapes, animals, trees, people.  She works in pen and ink and watercolor, as well as oil on canvas.

Donna Hertz

Living a joyful and meaningful life is the greatest challenge and blessing of all—and teaching, painting, writing and traveling have allowed me a passionate existence.    From Here to There embodies movement from one specific moment in life to the next and is symbolic of many of the journeys I have had—some difficult, with long and winding roads, and detours that have often more interesting than the intended destination.
Visit Carol and Donna in Studio #10

Featured Gallery Artists

New original art by Liza Hamilton and Denise Kester.  Featuring sculpted felted wool and mixed media monoprints.

Ashland Art Works
Winter Wonders: Holiday Gift Show at Ashland Art Works

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : Ceramic vase by Cheryl Kempner

Ceramic vase by Cheryl Kempner

Give this Holiday season a more meaningful touch with gifts created by local artists. The artists at Ashland Art Works have been busy designing unique holiday creations sure to delight your friends, family, and—of course—yourself!
Drop by on First Friday to wander our sculpture garden under starlit skies, meet the artists, and visit our five beautiful galleries where you’ll find:

  • Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings
  • Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery
  • Debbie Earley’s fused glass jewelry, functional bowls and plates
  • Michael Gibson’s Painting in post impressionists’ style
  • Andrew Jones’ Burl Tea Trays, Tables
  • Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds
  • Claudia Law’s Textile Creations
  • Daniel Loch’s Photography
  • George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures
  • Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs
  • Connie Simonsen’s Handpainted Silk Scarves
  • Annette Trujillo’s Jewelry, Nature Photo Cards & Prints
  • John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards


ART’Clectic Artisan’s Market This Saturday

ARTClectic Artisans Market Announcement: You are invited to our Christmas event, ART'Clectic ARtisan's Market, with locally handcrafted art and items. Event is located at at 175 S. Oregon Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, next door to GoodBean Coffee, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm from December 2 to 18, 2016. Find framed and unframed art, textiles, pottery, jewelry, baskets, art glass, multimedia, ornaments, cards, gifts and cottage furniture.
ART’Clectic Artisan’s Market This Saturday

You are invited to our Christmas event, ART’Clectic Artisan’s Market this Saturday. The event is located at 175 S. Oregon Street, next door to GoodBean Coffee in Jacksonville, Oregon. the Artisan’s Market takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm from December 2 to 18, 2016. Our group of artists and artisans offer locally handcrafted art and items for your consideration. Find framed and unframed art, textiles, pottery, jewelry, baskets, art glass, multimedia, ornaments, cards, gifts and cottage furniture for your holiday shopping pleasure!

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.

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When She Dies, You Too Will Die

Christine Babic: When She Dies, You Too Will Die

On view December 1-23, 2016When She Dies, You Too Will Die : Debut Solo Exhibition of works by Christine Babic

“When She Dies, You Too Will Die” is Christine Babic’s first solo show in Seattle. After receiving the CoCA “Un-Contained” residency Christine felt an overwhelming responsibility to drive 17 hours to Cannonball, North Dakota, and protest in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. As a member of the Chugach-Sugpiaq Tribe, Christine grew up in the midst of the Exxon Valdez disaster where she bore witness to the rampant destruction of Native lands and resources. “When She Dies, You Too Will Die,” is a love letter inspired by the devastating and unspoken history of colonization written to every victim of “The American Genocide of the Native” long dead, and a call to arms for those generations of survivors beaten and exhausted. “When She Dies, You Too Will Die,” silently and poignantly screams out that we will not be displaced again, we will not be assimilated, our culture will not be drowned in your pools of oil and blood.

“Some day the earth will weep, she will beg for her life, she will cry with tears of blood. You will make a choice if you will help her or let her die, and when she dies you too will die.”

~John Hollow Horn
, Oglala Sioux

Artist Bio:

Christine Babic was born in Cordova, Alaska and is a member of the Chugach Suqpiaq tribe. Growing up, she participated in a variety of traditional practices focusing on skin sewing and dance. This led her to attend Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she focused on creating her own vocabulary and methodology surrounding Contemporary Indigenous Art. Most recently, Christine travelled from Seattle to Cannonball, North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
We hope you can join us on Thursday, December 1 from 6-9pm, for the opening reception for Christine Babic’s first solo exhibition, “When She Dies, You Too Will Die.”

Title: When She Dies, You Too Will Die

Location: CoCA Gallery 114 3rd Ave South, Seattle WA 98104

Dates: December 1st- 26th

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6-9pm

Part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm, or by appointment.

[email protected] more information

Celebrating Our 35th Anniversary

Robert Ernst Marx: Considering the Voluntary Absence of God
On View November 3-27, 2016
114 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104,
Tashiro Kaplan Building

Christine Babic: When She Dies, You Too Will Die
Opening Reception, Thursday, December 1, 6-9pm
On View: December 1-23, 2016
114 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Tashiro Kaplan Building

*Visit the CoCA Digital Archive 1981-2016

ARTClectic Artisans Market

ARTClectic Artisans Market Announcement ARTClectic Artisans Market

ARTClectic Artisans Market Announcement : Jville Tavern, by Walt WirfsJacksonville artist Walt Wirfs is the featured artist at the Art’Clectic December Pop-Up event during Victorian Christmas Days in Jacksonville. The art show will be held at the IOOF Hall, 175 S Oregon St. The show will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Dec. 2, through Dec. 18th. Hours are 11-5.

Walt, who has lived in Oregon most of his life, started working in oils and watercolor at the age of 13. He enjoys creating plein air scenes of the area where he lives or visits. Recently he is focusing on places in and around Jacksonville, working in oils and graphite drawings. This work will be on display during the upcoming Art’Clectic Event. Walt is also showing at Art Presence Art Center, Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford, as well as Ryan’s Gallery in Lincoln City, OR.

Seascapes and beach scenes have always been a favorite subject for Walt, who was raised on the Oregon Coast. He makes regular visits to the beach and much of his work reflects that. Following graduation from Tillamook High School, Walt attended Oregon State University majoring in Forest Products. He graduated in 1971 after an enlistment in the Army which included a year of service in Vietnam Nam. He completed a postgraduate course from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He retired four years ago to Southern Oregon after a long career in the forest products industry in Oregon, Washington, and Louisiana. Walt and his wife, Charlotte, make their home here in Jacksonville.

Eighteen other artists and artisans will join Walt Wirfs during the ArtClectic Artisans Market Victorian Christmas Pop-Up Event. Come in and meet all of them during the reception Sat. Dec.3, from 11-3.


Angels Reception Friday at 4pm

Angels Reception

GoodBean Coffee Co. Christmas logoFriday, December 11, 4–7pm

GoodBean Coffee Co.

164 South Oregon Street

Jacksonville, Oregon 97530

Come to the GoodBean’s Angels Reception on Friday, December 11 from 4-7 pm to meet the artists who created the angels for our third annual Angels show!

Here is a little information about each of the participating Angel artists is this year’s show:

Linda Abblett

Angels Reception : Angel, 11" x 14" watercolor/collage by Linda Abblett

Angel, 11″ x 14″ watercolor/collage by Linda Abblett

Linda Abblett, an Eagle Point watercolorist created her angel especially for our show in an experimental collage style not typical of her main body of work. We love that! Our call to artists specifies that we look for artist’s interpretations of angels, not necessarily the stereotypical angels we are accustomed to seeing at this time of year, and often the medium inspires something that’s new for the artist. While Linda’s praying angel is herself a beautiful version of the angels we’re used to seeing, the experiment in medium is an exciting variation on her usual style, and her use of color in this 11″ x 14″ piece is sublime. Linda’s website is in the process of being renovated, but the galleries of her paintings are up and available for you to see more of her fabulous work:

Lewis Anderson

Angels receotion: "Dispensing Grace" 36" x 24" digital print on metal by Lewis Anderson

“Dispensing Grace” 36″ x 24″ digital print on metal by Lewis Anderson, sold during our 2014 show. Come to the reception to see the angel he’s showing this year!

A well known photographer from Ashland, Lewis Anderson has participated in our Angels shows form the beginning with great success. This year’s entry from Lewis’ camera is “Dispensing Grace II,” digital art created form one of his own images, printed on metal. His prints on metal have a wonderful dimensionality and depth to them, making them very eyecatching. This year’s angel has already received a lot of attention. A variation on last year’s “Dispensing Grace” with a lighter color scheme, we hope “Dispensing Grace II” will find a new home as “Dispensing Grace” did last year! Check out Lewis’ wonderful artist statement and find a link to his website HERE.

Nancy Bardos

Nancy Bardos, a newer resident of of Jacksonville, Oregon, is a true Explorer of Possibility with a keen eye for composition and color as well as a fabulous sense of humor and a heart and big as a mountain. Currently she is working with Cathy DeForest on a “VisionQuilt” collaborative art project to prevent (or better yet, to end) gun violence. This photographer/iPhoneographer specializes in alternative techniques to photo manipulation, taking photography to a fine art form. We are delighted with “Angels Abound,” the 24″ x 18″ angel she brought for this year’s show — very dramatic with its dark, warm hues. Welcome to the Angels show, Nancy! We do not have an image of her angel, but she is available for viewing now at the GoodBean. Check out her marvelous images at, dnd in the Small Treasures show at Art Presence Art Center

Sue Bennett

Angels REception: "Wings Among the Stars," 26" x 21" watercolor by Sue Bennett

“Wings Among the Stars,” 26″ x 21″ watercolor by Sue Bennett

Sue Bennett of Jacksonville, Oregon is a distinguished artist working primarily in watercolor and oil. “Light,” the angel she entered in our first Angels show, was a spectacular angel in snow that moved us deeply, and last year’s “Paris Opera” angels were another wonderful interpretation of the subject. This year’s angels, painted just for our show, fly singing in the night sky. In a departure from her usual, more serious style of painting, these watercolor angels are embellished with just the right amount of “angel dust”, with glitter sparkling on their wings. We are very proud to make her piece one of the high-profile artworks hanging just above the cream and toaster counter near the front door. This piece is very reasonably priced! Take advantage of the opportunity to own or GIVE a rare company of angels at a super-fair price from this well known and talented artist! See more of Sue’s paintings, as well as those of her talented husband Steve Bennett, at

Patrick Beste

"Sad Angel," 11" x 14" acrylic on canvas by Patrick Beste

“Sad Angel,” 11″ x 14″ acrylic on canvas by Patrick Beste

Patrick Beste of Ashland, Oregon specializes in colorful abstract paintings on canvas. His paintings reflect his impressions of the Northwest, particularly the spectacular Rogue Valley. Patrick is a member of the Ashland Gallery Association Artists Group and he is an active member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Other memberships include the Poquoson Art League, Poquoson, Virginia, the Peninsula Fine Art Institutein Newport News, Virginia, the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, the Ashland Art Center, ArtClectic and Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon, where he currently has paintings exhibited in their Small Treasures holiday show. This is his first year in the Angels show, and to introduce himself he has painted a lovely abstract piece titled “Sad Angel.”


Angels Reception: 17" x 22" Angel, mixed media painting by Katherine Bird

17″ x 22″ Angel, mixed media painting by Katherine Bird

Katherine Bird

Katherine Bird of Grants Pass brought two large angels to us for this year’s show. Both are very impressionistic, and the angel shown here is downright abstract…heavenly and golden, very much the way we envision them ourselves! We hope you will enjoy this first-time angel artist’s paintings!

Judy Buswell

Judy Buswell (Marshall), a very successful watercolorist from Jacksonville, Oregon, returns with a new and humorous 17″ x 14″ angel for this year’s show titled “Who Me?” Her own beloved dog Rusty was the model, and though he is not for sale, animal lovers will adore this mischievous doggy angel! The perfect touch and a great angel interpretation for our show… A nurse-practitioner in her first career, Judy came from an artistic family but didn’t take up painting herself until she was 40. Painting came very naturally to her, and in her third year she sold over 1 million greeting cards designed with her watercolors! Her paintings are mainly garden and still life floral subjects, peppered with fun and humorous compositions featuring animals and kids. Judy’s greeting cards and calendars are still enormously popular, with a following that waits for bated breath for the announcement of each year’s new calendar, created from the paintings she completed in the previous year. Sorry, we do not have an image of Judy’s painting so you will have to come to the café to see it for yourself, but you can view more of her paintings and buy Christmas cards and calendars designed with her lovely watercolors at

Anna Elkins

"Feathered," 8" x 10" acrylic and ink on canvas by Anna Elkins

“Feathered,” 8″ x 10″ charcoal and graphite on canvas by Anna Elkins

Anna Elkins, writer and artist, is a familiar sight in Jacksonville, Oregon, where she lives. A member of the Art Presence Art Center, she currently has books and paintings hanging at the Art Presence gallery at 206 N. 5th Street and in a solo show at Pioneer Village, both in Jacksonville. This talented woman’s words and paintings have taken her around the world, teaching, working on writer’s and artist’s residencies, and on assignment for institutions as respected as National Geographic! Tall and beautiful as an angel herself, she is also no stranger to our Angels shows, having participated in each show from the beginning. This year she has created small pieces with very gift-friendly prices, each a delicate feather from an angel’s wing, captured on canvas in charcoal and graphite.

Judy Elliott

World Peace Angel, 16" x 20" hand painted silk by Judy Elliott

“World Peace Angel,” 16″ x 20″ hand painted silk by Judy Elliott

Judy Elliott of Grants Pass, Oregon hand paints silk to create delicate and beautiful florals and gentle activist art featuring bees and other pollinators and marine mammals. The “Love Angel” and “World Peace Angel” were highlights of last year’s show, and her silk banner “Herald Angel” fluttered up high in our very first who in 2013. This year the “World Peace Angel’ has gotten a makeover, this time featuring two angels and a dove flying high above Earth. Learn about the artist and see more of her work at

Catie Faryl

"Infinite Prayers" 8" x 10" color reproduction of watercolor monotype

“Infinite Prayers” 8″ x 10″ color reproduction of watercolor monotype

Catie Faryl, of Ashland, Oregon, is a special artist whose talent expresses itself in a very prolific catalog of watercolors and monotype prints inspired by her strong feelings and ideas for change concerning issues of concern to us all. Her serious topics are tempered with a humorous edge and figures with an elven appearance, bringing a lightheartedness that makes difficult subjects approachable. This depth of compassion and concern stems from a conviction that one’s beliefs should manifest themselves in action. Her core belief that prayer is the most powerful motivator of such action is evident in the two small angels she brought to the Angels show this year, and her lightheartedness in “Courting Snow” a 20″ x 26″ watercolor of elf-angels around a snow-covered tree in the forest.

Katharine Gracey

"The Blue Angel," 12" x 16" stitchery by Katharine Gracey

“The Blue Angel,” 12″ x 16″ stitchery by Katharine Gracey

Katharine Gracey of Jacksonville, Oregon is well known throughout the area for her provincial style paintings in oil and acrylic that glorify every element of some of our most beloved landmarks. This year she has brought us two small angels done in a newer medium from her studio—stitchery— adding a new dimension and a new medium to the diversity of angels we offer this year. See her paintings at

Ann Hinds

Ann Hinds of Jacksonville, Oregon specializes in watercolors. Her first entry into the Angels show is a dancing angel, “Whirlwind Dance,” a whimsical piece with lots of motion. Just the right size for giving at 15″ x 18″. Sorry, we don’t have a picture of the Whirlwind Dance Angel available, so you’ll have to come in and see her for yourself!

Kate Ingram

Though the piece we have hanging now is not Kate’s own work, it is a very special piece. Her mother, who passed away two years ago, was an avid collector of the art of Jacksonville artists, and this is a wonderful painting of Jacksonville at Christmas time with Santa as its central figure. We may also have some of her angel photography by the time the reception begins!

Jessica Lee

"Fire & Rain Umbrella Angel," 30" x 40" acrylic/mixed media on canvas by Jessica Lee

“Fire & Rain Umbrella Angel,” 30″ x 40″ acrylic/mixed media on canvas by Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee, mother of two children, is an Ashland, Oregon based mixed media artist. Her collage paintings incorporate re-purposed and ecological materials delivering deep color, textures and layered assemblages. She finds inspiration in the nature of petals, branches, feathers, botanicals and the ocean. With a foundation as an advocate and guide for young artists, Jessica Lee’s collections of mixed media creations are now available for public display.  She has shown her work at Pangea in Ashland and at Plaza Mall in Ashland. Consider joining her the day after the Angels reception for “Art & Wine Ladies Night Out with Jessica Lee Caruso” at the Ashland Art Center! Jessica has studied with Portland, Oregon artist Flora Bowley and is the niece of renowned California artist Pamela Findleton.  Jessica brought a very dramatic 30″ x 40″ acrylic/mixed media angel for this year’s Angels show. Its lively color scheme suits the subject, titled “Fire & Rain Umbrella Angel.” Of this piece, Lee says “This was the most emotional piece of art I have yet to create…an enthused vision of ‘Umbrella Angel.’ I painted this during the wildfire season of 2015 as a tribute to the folks whom lost their homes with the intention to signal change and bring rain to the extreme drought conditions. Fire & Rain is a resolution of the polarity.” Jessica is scheduled for a solo show in November 2016, and we are delighted to be able to show you a sneak peek of her work! See more images of her artwork at her blog.

Janet London

Christmas card with Pressed Flower Tree ornament by Janet London

Christmas card with Pressed Flower Tree ornament by Janet London

Janet London, a talented pressed flower artist, rounds out the offerings in our show with Christmas ornament cards. Each card features a Christmas tree ornament made with pressed flower and foliage in one of four designs and sentiments – an inexpensive gift and card in one!

Betsy Moore

Well known and loved as an art teacher for St. Mary’s School, Betsy Moore brought several small ceramic angels to watch over our show this year. These are little projects she creates regularly with the expectation that they will find their way into the homes where they are meant to live. These simple and elegant figurines are not for sale, but add a charm and “presence” to the show we could not resist!

Lara Strazdas

Lara Strazdas, a successful wildlife photographer and painter and pet portrait artist from Jacksonville, Oregon, has been working on a 12″ x 12″ angel painting in oil just for this year’s show! We do not have an image for it, but it goes up tomorrow afternoon, so it will be in place for the Angels reception. We are so excited to see what she has created for her first entry in our Angels show! See more of Lara’s painting and photography on her portfolio page at

"My Little Angel," 18" x 22" watercolor by Linda Stevenson

“My Little Angel,” 18″ x 22″ watercolor by Linda Stevenson

Linda Stevenson

Linda Stevenson, an award winning artist from Selma, Oregon, also curates the quarterly exhibits at the Southern Oregon guild of Artists and Artisans in Kerby, Oregon. She brought us two large cherub-style angels for this year’s Angels show. One is painted in watercolor, the other in oil, and both are lovely, engaging, and filled with charm! Of her art, Linda says “Color is the heartbeat of my work. It is my passion. I especially love soft, subtle, dreamy, cool, shady, romantic colors…blues, violets and greens…like the feeling you get being in a garden or at a lily pond. But sometimes I use bold, exaggerated colors.” Watercolors are longtime friends of Linda’s, and oils painted in a wet-on-wet technique are a more recent love. Welcome to another first-time Angel artist!

Hannah West

©2015 Hannah West. All rights reserved.

Throne of Heaven, 31″ x 23″ mixed media painting by Hannah West

Our art curator is also an artist, and the Angels show is the time when she gets to share one of her pieces. This year she brings “Throne of Heaven,” a 31″ x 23″ (36″ x 28″ framed) acrylic/mixed media painting, inspired by a vision of heaven recorded in the book of Revelation and featuring interesting interpretations of the four angels described in the passage. The original on display is not for sale, but prints in the same size as the original and two smaller sizes are available to order.

If you would like to inquire about any of the art you see here or in person at the GoodBean Café in Jacksonville, please contact Hannah West at 541-899-2012 or [email protected]

You’re Invited!

We hope you will enjoy meeting the artists and seeing the angels they have created in person! Please join us on Friday, December 11 from 4–7pm for a festive Angels reception, and see if there is an angel you’d like to make its home with you! Locally produced wine and treats will be served.



Ashland Gallery Association December 2015 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association December Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, December 4th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries during the holiday season, taking in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download below. For more information about all of the exhibits visit:

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Galleries
December 2015

Ashland Art Center
Wearable Art by Marty Hogan

Ashland Gallery Association December 2015 Art Exhibits: Wearable Art by Marty Hogan

Wearable Art by Marty Hogan

“I work in a small artisan workshop where I fabricate my jewelry from wire and flat sheets of silver, brass and reclaimed copper.  I saw, form and hammer each piece into a beautiful work of wearable art, which accurately reflects the intended idea or symbol.  My work could best be described as a balance between refined and organic.  My inspiration comes from the beauty of every day things surrounding me.  Found objects, beads and stones are often incorporated into my work, lending a touch of whimsy, color and nostalgia.  I leave hammer marks to remind the wearer that my hands have deliberately touched and fashioned each piece and that a small part of me travels with it.”  ~Marty Hogan

Laura Lawrence, Upstairs Studio Featured Artist

Laura coined the phrase, “Painting with Yarn” when she designed her own needlepoint canvases in the 1970s. That phrase still depicts the essence of all her fiber art. After her needlepoint period, she began hand-weaving tapestries. Her Command Performance was featured in the call for entries for Small Expressions, the Handweavers Guild of America annual juried exhibit.

Machine knitting wearable art was the next step in her fiber journey. She now draws inspiration from her many years of dancing, working as a secretary in an environment of abstract expressionist paintings, and the natural beauty that surrounds her in Ashland. Whether it’s art to hang on a wall or a person, she still considers it to be painting with yarn.

Robbin Pearce, Downstairs Studio Featured Artist

I have been an advocate of resource reuse for most of my life. So whether it be water conservation in my home and garden, waste management through recycling, precycling and composting or reuse through Creative Fabric Use I operate under the premise of Once is Not Enough!I love mixing and matching colors, prints and textures. And mostly using pre-existing garments and/or items to create… Simple Market Bags!This venture is growing and changing as rapidly as the variety of products I find to play with. I would love to hear your comments and ideas.

Enjoy contemporary music and jazz favorites, performed by two of the region’s most promising musicians.  Garrett Baxter on standup bass with Brandon Crafts on guitar will delight you with their smooth sounds and upbeat tempos.

Snow’s Place
Weisinger’s Family Winery features Snow’s Bee Paintings

Ashland Gallery Association December 2015 Art Exhibits: “The Pink Bee Queen,” painting by Snow Panneton

“The Pink Bee Queen,” painting by Snow Panneton

Snow has been invited to be the featured artist for the month of December at Weisinger’s Family Winery.  Her paintings feature imaginary women, some of which are “transmographying” from a woman into an insect, bird or animal, such as the “Bee Queen”.  The Pink Bee Queen, the favorite Queen Bee of many, will also be on display and shown for the first time.

Snow’s Gallery & Working Studio will be CLOSED for the First Friday Art Walk.  You are invited to join Snow at the Weisinger’s Family Winery’s First Friday and Wine Club Mixer 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., December 5, 2015.  Snow’s Gallery & Working Studio will be open by Appointment for the month of December.

Photographers’ Gallery
Chinese Landscape Photography by Lewis Anderson

Ashland Gallery Association December 2015 Art Exhibits: “Mindfulness at Lobos,” photograph by Lewis Anderson

“Mindfulness at Lobos,” photograph by Lewis Anderson

Lewis Anderson is a local photographer who often explores the boundaries between photography and painting.  Lewis will be displaying his homage to Chinese landscape tradition where the main exhibition piece is “Mindfulness at Lobos” at The Photographers’ Gallery at The Ashland Art Center during the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, December 4th.

The longest living visual art genre in the world is the Chinese Landscape.  In an homage to this style and sensibilities, Lewis used modern digital photography, the digital darkroom, and unique mounting systems to create an interpretation of the emptiness and wonder before us.  The Asian use of panels breaks the landscape up in such a way that the eyes can see the scene in fresh light.  By using black and white prints it naturally mimics the black ink used by the old hermit monk masters.  Their unique way of perceiving and representing perspective using fog as empty space to help separate the foreground, middle-ground and background is a common ploy of the old Chinese painters and Lewis has also imitated this approach in his camera and digital darkroom work.

The large four panel landscape (it measures 50″x30″) is of Point Lobos, California.  This is a place loved by Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Minor White and just about every famous American landscape photographer in history.  By turning a scene into an Oriental viewpoint it allows Lewis to experience a unique temporary place in eternity.

Ashland Art Works
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Ashland Gallery Association December 2015 Art Exhibits: “Winter Wonderland and Crater Lake,” photograph by Daniel Loch

“Winter Wonderland and Crater Lake,” photograph by Daniel Loch

AAW’s newest co-op artists are Daniel Loch, photographer, and Andrew Jones, fine burl wood art. We now have fourteen artists making a variety of art, including: cutting boards, benches, wood bowls, tea trays, metal art, paintings, raku, pottery, wire sculpture, photography, jewelry, silk scarves, fused glass, assemblage art… plus we have beautiful art and photo cards.

ART is the best gift you could give… or receive!
Choose the perfect ART gift made by local artists for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

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Holiday Art Show : Small Works by 5 Friends

Holiday Art Show, Ashland, Oregon 2015: Small Works by 5 Friends holiday art show & sale gives you the opportunity to shop for small works of art at gift-friendly prices on December 5, 2015 in Ashland, Oregon

ART'Clectic Victorian Christmas Artisan's Market

Greetings from ART’clectic!!!

We would like to invite you to Shop Local this holiday season by coming out to our Artisan’s Market to be held at the IOOF #10 Hall, 175 S. Oregon St in Jacksonville, right next door to GoodBean Coffee.
This boutique style market will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm from December 4th through December 20th.  There will be framed and unframed art, textiles, leather, jewelry, baskets, glass, multi-media, cards, cottage furniture and many other interesting and beautiful gifts.
Hope to see you there!

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Second Annual Angels Show at GoodBean Jacksonville Opens Monday!

Angel, original painting by Karen O'Brien

Angel, by Karen O’Brien

The GoodBean is proud to announce its second annual Angels show, opening Monday, December 1, at our Jacksonville cafe. Last year’s Angels show made the shop’s owners so happy that we decided to make it an annual event!

This year’s show has all new angels in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, mixed media, and photography. This year’s angels were created by new artists along with several returning artists from last year’s inaugural show. We called out to artists for angels that were not necessarily traditional Christmas or religious archetypes, but the artist’s interpretation of an angel. This has resulted in a wonderfully diverse collection of beautiful and uniquely inspired angelic art that everyone can enjoy.

Come to our Angel reception on Friday, December 12 from 4–7pm to see this beautiful collection of angels and meet the artists who created them! And remember to shop local and shop ART to help support our region’s immense treasure house of artistic talent, many of whom have been struggling since the onset of the economic crisis in 2008.

World Peace Angel, dye on silk by Judy Elliott of Dragonfly Designs West, Grants Pass, Oregon

World Peace Angel,  by Judy Elliott

Participating artists in this year’s exhibition include one or more pieces by these esteemed artists, all members of the southern Oregon art community. There may be more by the time the show is hung up and ready for viewing as well:

  • Wendy Gell
  • Katharine Gracey
  • Lewis Anderson
  • Debby Fischer
  • Judy Elliott
  • Karen O’Brien
  • Sue Bennett
  • Judy Marshall
  • Anna Elkins
  • Eve Margo Withrow
  • Marie Neder

GoodBean Coffee Co. Christmas logoGoodBean Coffee presents a new exhibit of art by local and regional artists each month for the enjoyment of our customers and exposure for outsider, emerging and established artists from Jacksonville, Oregon and surrounding areas. Please be sure to take a moment to appreciate the art on exhibit while enjoying a custom beverage or hot cup of fair-trade, locally roasted organic coffee served by our wonderful barristas. Investing in the work of our local artists supports our local economy, helps young artists get established and rewards the generosity with which these artists donate their work to many charitable causes. Visitors from out of town have the opportunity to take home a unique souvenir created by local talent. Please consider purchasing a piece of fine art or photography while you’re here.

If you are interested in purchasing a work of art you see at the GoodBean or are an artist interested in showing your work with us, please contact Hannah West at 541.899.2012 or [email protected] for more information.