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“Electron Constellation”, oil on wood, 10×10 I love…

“Electron Constellation”, oil on wood, 10×10

I love continually playing with the macro / microcosm and I see the bees I’ve been painting as like little island planets with their own contained ecosystems and landscapes. I got really stuck halfway through this one and didn’t know where to take it. On a road trip returning from Lake Chelan last month I was driving into the sunset and saw ever stunning and beautifully mysterious lenticular clouds over Mount Rainier. It was just the thing I needed to complete the composition. The continual conversation between nature and painting practice is a never-ending scavenger hunt!

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Photographer Pat Moore at Cafe 116

Pat Moore Artist Reception with fine art photography Nov 5, Dec 3 11 AM - 2PM  Cafe 116, Ashland

New works in oil & photography- November 2017 Spotlight Exhibits with AGA

Ashland Gallery Association

November Spotlight Exhibits

Photographers’ Gallery

“Into the Woods” photography by Julie Bonney

Julie Bonney is the featured artist at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center.  Her new show, “Into The Woods” opens during the First Friday Art Walk on November 3rd.

Julie is a local photographer who finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Southern Oregon and Northern California.  John Muir said, “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.  The forest is a beacon for Julie.  It invites her to enter and explore more.   She feels as though there is a great mystery hiding somewhere within. Her photography explores that mystery and creates a deeper relationship between nature and herself.

“Redwoods” photograph by Julie Bonney

“Redwoods” photograph by Julie Bonney

Oak Leaf Studio

Best of 2017- Landscapes by Leif Trygg

For the month of November, Oak Leaf Studio is showing landscapes by artist Leif Trygg completed during the past year. Original paintings in acrylic and pastels will be featured. Prints and cards are also available.

Located in Ashland’s historic Railroad District, Oak Leaf Studio is at 247 Oak Street, between the Ashland Art Works and the Hanson Howard gallery. The studio is open Thursday through Saturday, from 11am to 3pm.

“Coming Ashore” acrylic on board by Leaf Trygg

“Coming Ashore” acrylic on board

Hanson Howard Gallery

Photo Cascadia – Seven Photographers on Atmosphere

Photo Cascadia consists of seven photographers: Erin Babnik, Sean Bagshaw, David Cobb, Adrian Klein, Kevin McNeal, Chip Phillips and Zack Schnepf. All are from the Cascadia region of the Pacific Northwest and share the common interest of photographing the beauty of the outdoors around the globe but especially the area they call home. Join us for an artist reception during the Ashland First Friday Art Walk on November 3rd, 5-8 p.m.  Show runs November 1-18. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11-5.

For seven years the Photo Cascadia Team has worked together to explore natural beauty in the landscape, promote creative expression through experiences in nature, share images and stories that foster love and respect for the planet and inspire others to become involved in landscape photography. Photo Cascadia is also a resource for outdoor photography enthusiasts of all levels. The group publishes a weekly blog, leads tours and teaches photography workshops around the world.

“Wizards Hat” photograph by Chip Phillips

“Wizards Hat” photograph by Chip Phillips

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation

Featured Artist Sandy Cathcart

Join us at the Ashland Pony Espresso/Washington Federal Bank for First Friday Art Walk, November 3rd, from 5pm-8pm, for a beautiful show featuring the work of local artist Sandy Cathcart.

Grab a cup of coffee or some delicious food, meet the artist, and enjoy an inspiring evening of looking at art and talking with other creatives. Plus, we will be showing a teaching video from renowned artist Daniel Gerhartz in the Washington Federal Community Room during the event.   We look forward to seeing you there!

The Pony Espresso is located at 175 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520.

"Warrior King" oil on canvas by Sandy Cathcart

“Warrior King” oil on canvas by Sandy Cathcart

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, November 3rd 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 November Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

The Contemporary Look

Example of cradled hardboard, white sides

Example of a painting on cradled hardboard, ready to hang.

I just wanted to share a quick note on my paintings that might not be obvious unless you come to one of my gallery shows! Recently I’ve been using cradled hardboard instead of canvas for some of my works. Instead of painting on a canvas stretched onto a frame, the cradled hardboard format allows me to paint directly on a piece of wood that offers rigid support for the oil medium. The blank sides make the paintings ready to hang as-is – no frame needed! They can still be framed if you prefer, but many of my customers enjoy this look because it has a much more contemporary feel.

In fact, many of my oil paintings on canvas can also be hung without a frame. I paint the whole canvas — sides included — for a wraparound effect. Again, the result is a clean, modern work of art that will fit nicely on any wall.

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Daring Views of Grizzly Peak

I’ve been fortunate enough to occupy a studio that looks out over Grizzly Peak in Ashland. These paintings are a series I did on different days in the month of May. Looking at the very different scenes that can be composed from one vantage point, I’m reminded that there is opportunity to capture beauty everywhere – if we’re able to see it and dare to paint it.

"Grizzly Peak Reposed" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Grizzly Peak Reposed” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

8×8″
Cradled hardboard
$295

 

"Grizzly Peak Emerged" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Grizzly Peak Emergence” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

8×8″
Cradled hardboard
$295

 

"Grizzly Peak Transmuted" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Grizzly Peak Transmuted” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

8×8″
Cradled hardboard
$295

 

"Turbulence over Grizzly Peak" © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

“Turbulence over Grizzly Peak” © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

8×8″
Cradled hardboard
$295

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Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)

Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) © 2017 Silvia Trujillo Art

On a hot summer day, a group of plein air students and I headed out early to capture the stunning colors of Emigrant Lake. I created this piece as a demonstration, and the cool blue water still calls to me for a swim!

Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)
10″x10″
Cradled hardboard
$395

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New Print Release! “The Lunar Phase of Evolution” is…

New Print Release! “The Lunar Phase of Evolution” is available in my online store. SNAKE!

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This piece represents number nine in my series exploring the nature of numbers. Number nine symbolizes completion, reproduction through the elements of nature powered by celestial energies and harnesses the creative energy of all proceeding numbers.

Owls in the Wilderness by Eva Thiemann at the Berryman Gallery through Nov 2

Eva Thiemann
Owls in the Wilderness

October 3, 2017- November 2, 2017

Thiemann Eva_Woodland Warden

WOODLAND WARDEN, oil painting by Eva Thiemann

Eva Thiemann, who has previously been known mostly for her oil paintings of Alaskan bears, has ventured into portrayals of owls with grace and finesse. Her signature style of abstract backgrounds supporting realistic subjects has carried over into her new works beautifully. A show of her oil paintings of Owls in the Wilderness is on display at the Berryman Gallery in the Craterian Theater. The show can be seen when attending a performance at the Craterian. Performances remaining while Eva’s show is up include The Simon & Garfunkel Story on October 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Rogue Valley Harmonizers present Songs of Broadway with VOCAL SPECTRUM October 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, MOMIX – Opus Cactus on November 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM, and The Improvised Shakespeare Company onNovember 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM. If you have tickets for any of these performances, please be sure to arrive early and take time to enjoy Thiemann’s work. If you don’t…grab tickets today and plan on a pleasant evening of a performance and art gallery exhibit in one outing!

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center curates the Berryman Gallery, located within the adjacent Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts, at 23 S. Central in Medford. You may visit the Berryman before the Craterian’s performances. See their website for performance dates at www.craterian.org/calendar.

Art Reception at the Rogue Gallery on October 20, 2017

Art Reception at the Rogue Gallery on October 20, 2017

Alx Fox Sunrise Through the Mist Abstract Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 36"

Alx Fox Sunrise Through the Mist

Main Gallery exhibit:

Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

Exhibit date: September 29 – November 10, 2017

 Artists in this exhibit explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson uniquely create artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

Eleanor H.  Erskine received a BFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA in Printmaking with special focus in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.  She has taught at Maine College of Art, Kansas City Art Institute, Chautauqua Institute, Penland School of Crafts, and Portland State University.

Medford artist, Alx Fox is an abstract expressionist painter who is driven by her passion for self-expression through bold blended colors and distinctive textures. She studied photography, art history and design at Barat College, Lake Forest, Ill.

Zelpha Hutton was an art teacher for twenty nine years and owned Paisley Yarn Shop in Ashland for twenty three years. Her paintings are a reflection of her personal experiences, the spirit of a landscape or imaginary narration. She resides in Central Point.

Keith Johnson received a Bachelor’s of Art and a Masters of Art from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He has been an active painter and printmaker for over five decades. His painting process he describes as “letting go and allowing the paint to develop its own life and its own voice”. Keith lives in Jacksonville.

Ashland artist, Dan Tilden has a passion for woodworking. Using the natural features from the tree, he turns hollow vessels, pots, and bowls on a wood lathe to create an elegant shape while keeping the piece in the most natural state possible. Using a natural edge opening, drying wet wood to warp and move, and using a knot or void in the shape adds character to the piece and lets the piece “speak for itself”.

 

Elm Burl by Dan Tilden

Dan Tilden’s Elm Burl

 

Community Gallery Exhibit

In the Community Gallery

A Moment in Time: Paintings by Trisha Stricklin

 October 13 – November 17, 2017

Ashland artist Trisha Stricklin’s still life, landscape and figurative paintings are rendered sensitively and accurately in high contrast, vibrant colors.

Trisha Stricklin was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree the California College of Arts and Crafts. For twenty five years, she worked in San Francisco as a designer/art director and illustrator with companies such as the Sharper Image, Smith and Hawken, Gumps, and Williams Sonoma. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 2004 and continued her commercial work. She now devotes most of her time to painting. She describes her oil paintings as “impressionistic realism.” She states, “I strive to produce an accurate rendering of my subject, but not every detail needs to be presented.  There is a place for full detail, and there is a place for space and simplicity.”

Refreshments by Harry and David will be served at the reception on October 20, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

 Call the Rogue Gallery & Art Center for more info: (541) 772-8118

Check out more fun activities at: www.roguegallery.org
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The 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. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

For those of you who have been eyeing these particular prints,…

For those of you who have been eyeing these particular prints, here’s a heads up that there are only a few left in my limited edition run. Five of the beetle and three of the Passion flower. I won’t be making more so get em while you can! 💜
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