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March 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour

Art Presence is so excited to announce our March 2021 exhibits and virtual tour! We cautiously continue to open the gallery on a limited basis, and hours remain 1–5pm every Friday and Saturday. We carefully follow all CDC guidelines, therefore we require social distancing and masks and hand sanitizer is available at the door and front counter.

March 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour - Untitled painting by Patrick Beste
Untitled painting by Patrick Beste

The exhibit in the Main Gallery — a collection of new works by Art Presence Art Center members — continues through Sunday, March 28.


Our Guest Exhibit is Woodcraft, a show of handcrafted wood works by members of The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild. The show opens Friday, March 5 and remains on display through Sunday, March 28.

The Woodcrafters’ 2020 show only lasted two weeks due to COVID cancellation. Therefore, we are delighted to give them another chance to show their exquisite creations: wooden vessels, decor items and furniture. Come to the gallery and see these beautifully crafted works by Bruce Millbank, Jens Sehm and John Harden. Learn more about the guild and its members at siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.

Not comfortable coming to the gallery to view the artworks on display? No problem, the March 2021 Exhibits Virtual Tour will be ready soon. We will let you know when it’s ready so you can watch it from the safety and comfort of your home. You can also schedule a private gallery viewing. Contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to set an appointment.

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Art du Jour March 2021

The Art du Jour and Rogue Gallery’s Silent Auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity is in full swing with 43 works of art from 29 talented artists. Details are found in the attached file. Bids close on March 31, 2021 and winners will be notified on April 1, 2021.

GPMA February 2021 News



Welcome to GPMA February 2021 News Letter!


Below you will find an exciting invitation to our first ever “Virtual Black, White, & the Blues.” This signature fund raising gala was started in 1988 and we didn’t want to miss having it in 2021. The funds we raise at the event help sustain us throughout the year. This year it has to be virtual. We have lined up an hour of fun. We hope you will join us. You can click below to find out more, RSVP (the event is free this year), and even donate. Soon, you will also be able to preview the art and packages in the auction. AND, because it’s virtual, you can invite friends and family from all around the world to join you. We look forward to the event.

AND In more GPMA February 2021 news … The museum is finally open!

Thursday and Friday from noon – 4pm Saturday from 10am – 5pm.
Enjoy!
Hyla
Executive Director

Virtual Black, White and the Blues

We believe that art and educational aspects of the exhibits should be enjoyed by all, and that’s why we’re asking you to join us in support of that mission on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6PM (PDT).

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Virtual Black, White, & the Blues
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6PM (PDT) mark your calendar! Livestream: https://avlaunch.me/gpmuseum

You’ll get a chance to watch Blues performances, hear stories of impact from museum leaders and artists, as well as updates on upcoming programs and projects. There will also be an opportunity to support our work through direct gifts and an online auction, which you can access starting at 3PM (PDT) Sunday, March 21. As always, the auction will include incredible art from local artists and some fun “packages” of things to buy! The auction will remain open for one week, closing Sunday, March 28 at 3PM (PDT).  

Join us in our mission to keep art accessible!  
RSVP and learn more here: https://avlaunch.me/gpmuseum  

If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected] or call the museum at 541-479-3290. A huge thank you to our sponsors!

Current Exhibition

The Exhibition Department has been very busy keeping up with the many changes in schedules. Following is a preview of a preliminary list of exhibits for 2021. This list is totally subject to change due to circumstances that the museum cannot control. Vince Carl Rogue Valley Biennial Ilene Gienger-Stanfield 2021 Membership Exhibit
Sakaya Ganz Reclaimed Creations

Save These Dates


We are almost positive that Art in the Garden will be live because it is an outdoor activity and it is not until June 12 & 13. There will be eight gardens to visit and lots of art to purchase!

GPMA In the News


We have had a number of fabulous articles in The Daily Courier about artists in the museum and Gallery One. Here they are in case you didn’t see them.

GPMA February 2021 Happenings

Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am – 5pm
We are offering private shopping for customers limiting going out in public. Call 541 476 3220 for an appointment.


Help keep the museum free for all!


The museum does not receive government funding (other than grants from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust via JCCC). So keeping the doors open depends on grants, donations, memberships, sponsorships, and rent from the street level businesses (Shoefly and Gallery One). You can do one time donations and you can also do monthly donations. It’s easy – and we appreciate you very much! On additional side benefit – the foundations who offer grants are very pleased to see community involvement. Your donations show your support!

You can DONATE by clicking here
Monthly donations are so amazing. They add up quickly. Just $10 a month means a donation to the museum of $120 for the year. That’s fabulous. Please consider this option. The payments safely charged to your credit card.

Be a “Monthly Sustainer” and click here!
You can also call us at 541-479-3290 or send mail to us at Grants Pass Museum of Art, P.O. Box 966, Grants Pass, OR 97528

Do you shop on Amazon? This quarter, we received $24.29. Every little bit helps a lot. Thank you! Did you know that if you go to a special link called Amazon Smile you can choose a nonprofit to benefit from your purchase. Each nonprofit has a unique link. Here’s the portal you can use for the museum. Every little bit helps! CLICK HERE or click the picture to shop and benefit the museum.The best part is that it doesn’t cost you any extra!

THANK YOU FOR READING ALL OUR GPMA FEBRUARY 2021 NEWS!


If you get this far…. This is a great example of a video projection with art. This is in an airport terminal in Brussels. A Rubens painting comes to life!
Rubens Cupid
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G St, Grants Pass, OR 97528

February Fun! Visual Arts Events and Opportunities

Ashland Galleries February Visual Arts News

February Fun! 

This month has been exciting and busy as we continue to promote a diverse array of wonderful artwork created by our very talented galleries, studios, and artists. 

Don’t forget to visit their websites for more information about business hours, current events, and upcoming opportunities. 
  
Please visit our website for links to our member galleries and artist websites, and to view the online version of the 2020 Ashland Gallery Guide.
www.ashlandgalleries.com

Grants Pass Museum of Art 
Oregon Coast
The Grants Pass Museum of Art has a new exhibition featuring artwork by Kristen O’Neil. Stop by anytime before March 26, 2021 to see.

In her series titled, Oregon Coast, Kristen has painted various locations with accuracy, prioritizing the essence of a place by eliminating unnecessary details. As a result, and with this painterly approach, landscapes have been generated with fidelity and forms that compromise coastal terrains.

Image Credits: 
Kristen O’Neil, Cape Kiwanda, Acrylic
Kristen O’Neil, Geology, Acrylic
Kristen O’Neil, Crashing, Acrylic
Kristen O’Neil, After Sunset, Acrylic

Hours: 
Thursday – Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Address and Contact Information: 
229 SW G St Grants Pass, OR, 97526
541-479-3290
http://www.gpmuseum.com/


Hanson Howard Gallery 
Novellas :: Narrative Art by Women for Women’s History Month
  Across times and cultures women have been known as the story keepers and tellers, bringing to life our wisdom and dreams, histories, and futures. To celebrate this tradition we are giving the gallery over to a group of artists who use their craft to tell us stories.  

Image Credits: 
Stacey Dressen McQueen, Apple, Acrylic on Paper
Laurie Gadbois, Elegant Beast, Mosaic Sculpture 
Ondrea Levey, La Chupparosa Rests on the Hands of The Universe, Paper Clay and Acrylic Paint
Stacey Dressen McQueen, At Table, Acrylic on Paper

Hours:
Thursday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. 

Address and Contact Information: 
89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR, 97520  
541-488-2562
www.hansonhowardgallery.com


Art & Soul Gallery 
Why We Paint! 
  Art & Soul Gallery’s current exhibition features one small artwork from each artist in the gallery. Framing has been done by Art & Soul Gallery’s current owner, Peter Stone.  

Image Credits: 
Betty Barss, Lillie’s Refuge, Watercolor
Claire O Harkins, Untitled, Alcohol Ink 
Eric Peterson, Rust Nebula, Acrylic 
Pam Haunschild, Morning Song, Watermedia
 
This year’s theme is Why We Paint! 
 
As the new owner of the gallery, Peter had always been curious in discovering how each artist began their painting journey. So, a few months ago, he decided to begin asking each artist why they paint or what their first inspiration was. After receiving a variety of beautiful and impressive stories, he decided to share them with the community. In fact, the stories can be read alongside each artist’s artwork.

Hours: 
Thursday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Address and Contact Information: 
247 East Main, Ashland, OR, 97520
541-488-9006
www.artandsoulgallery.com


Creative Arts Opportunities! CALL FOR ART!
Art Beyond Described as an outdoor art adventure, ‘Art Beyond’ will be an outdoor art exhibition that focuses on sculptural and installation-based artworks. Taking place in and around Ashland, it will be the first of its kind in our region.

Space is limited and artists all artists are responsible for the installation and de-installation of their artworks.

All artworks must be intended for outdoor use, sustaining the elements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Schneider Museum of Art and site hosts are not responsible for any incidents that may occur to the artworks. By applying to participate in this event, all artists acknowledge the risk that may be involved.

Event Dates: May 15 – July 18, 2021
Application Deadline: February 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Ashland Silk Road Project: Silk Painters and Metal Artists Needed!
Glenn Hill Local artist Glenn Hill, is seeking talented silk painters and metal artists to assist with his public art installation, Ashland Silk Road Project, which is set to be complete by the summer of 2023.
 
Displaying 50 – 55 silk flags that are to be hung from temporarily installed poles, Glenn is interested in depicting the cross-cultural connections that have flowed from the East to West for thousands of years. After seeing the Tibetan Temple that is located in Ashland, he has been inspired to pursue this public installation since then.
 
If you are interested in participating or know of someone who may be interested, then please contact Glenn Hill at:
 [email protected]

  Peace Walls Mural Project: Donate a Wall or Paint a Wall!
Mira Lea Rinehart Beginning in April, Jackson County will begin painting a series of murals throughout the community titled, Peace Walls.
 
Murals will be a collaborative effort between the artist, wall owner, and community. Examples of great mural locations include libraries, schools, help and rehabilitation centers, parks, overpasses, transportation walls, and more. The sky’s the limit!
 
If you’re interested in donating a wall or painting a mural, then please visit:
 https://www.mirazart.com/peace-walls-mural-project  

The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities. Copyright © 2021 Ashland Gallery Association, All rights reserved.

March ZoomRoom: EA Luetkemeyer’s Author Reading

Please visit again to register for EA Luetkemeyer’s Author Reading!

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February-March 2021 Members Show

The gallery is now open on a limited basis. February hours are 1–5pm every Friday and Saturday. We carefully follow all CDC guidelines, so social distancing and masks are required and hand sanitizer is available.

This month’s Guest Exhibit is The Power of Pastel, a juried show of paintings by members of the Pastel Artists of Oregon (PAO). The show opens Friday, February 5 and remains on display through Sunday, February 28. PAO has more than 100 members from across Oregon. The exhibition, curated by noted local artist, Sue Bennett, showcases over 30 works by 21 artists.

The Power of Pastel celebrates the centuries-old art of pastel painting. Pastels are pigment held together with a binder in stick form. Pastel paintings are framed under glass to preserve the surface. Pastel paintings by masters such as Maurice Quentin de la Tour (1700s), Edgar Degas, James Abbott McNeil Whistler, William Merritt Chase (1800s), and Mary Cassatt (1900s) stand the test of time, with their colors remaining vibrant to this day.

If you feel more comfortable viewing the artworks on display from the safety and comfort of your home, please watch the virtual tour below. You can also contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to schedule a private gallery viewing.

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February Ashland Art Exhibits

We’re excited to share with you a diverse array of wonderful artwork created by our very talented artists. Don’t forget to visit their websites either! Many are open and offering appointments.   Please visit our website for links to our member galleries and artist websites, and to view the online version of the 2020 Ashland Gallery Guide. http://www.ashlandgalleries.com

Here is a sampling of our February Ashland art exhibits in addition to a couple of wonderful creative opportunities! 

Thank you so much for your endless support!

Hanson Howard Gallery

Novellas :: Narrative Art by Women for Women’s History Month

Stacey Dressen McQueen, “If Only,” Acrylic on Paper

Historically, women are often known as the storytellers, bringing to life wisdom, histories, dreams, and futures throughout time and across cultures. Therefore, to celebrate this tradition, Hanson Howard Gallery is handing over their space to a group of talented women artists who use their craft to tell stories. Along with several of their gallery artists, they will also welcome the artwork of Ondrea Levey, an illustrator and sculptor, Stacey Dressen McQueen, an illustrator and painter, Laurie Gadbois, a mosaic artist.

  • Hours: Appointment Only
  • Beginning February 18, 2021: Thursday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Address: 89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR, 97520
  • Contact Information: 541-488-2562
  • Website: www.hansonhowardgallery.com

Art & Soul Gallery 

Why We Paint!

Betty Barss, Lillie’s Refuge, Watercolor

Art & Soul Gallery’s current exhibition features one small artwork from each artist in the gallery. Framing has been done by Art & Soul Gallery’s current owner, Peter Stone.

This year’s theme is Why We Paint!

As the new owner of the gallery, Peter had always been curious in discovering how each artist began their painting journey. So, a few months ago, he decided to begin asking each artist why they paint or what their first inspiration was. After receiving a variety of beautiful and impressive stories, he decided to share them with the community. In fact, the stories can be read alongside each artist’s artwork.

  • Hours: Thursday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.
  • Address: 247 East Main, Ashland, OR, 97520
  • Contact Information: 541-488-9006
  • Website: https://www.artandsoulgallery.com

Studio 151

Other Works of Elizabeth York

Elizabeth York, “Time Flies #1,” Sculpture

Studio 151 features mixed media sculptural artwork by Elizabeth York. This collection includes two books of spontaneous art therapy unwinding early trauma, a series investigating time, sacred geometry including the sri yantra, Buddhas composed in wall relief form, and a variety of sculptural animals and birds. Her most recent artwork focuses on abstract sculptural figures.

All proceeds from Elizabeth York’s artwork will support Shine a Light, a nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness about preventing and rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking both locally and abroad.

  • Hours: Appointment Only
  • Address: 151 N. Pioneer Street, Ashland, OR, 97520
  • Website: studio151ashland.com

Ashland Art Works
Artist Members Exhibition

Cheryl Kempner, Untitled, Ceramic

After taking some time to clean and re-arrange, Ashland Art Works is excited to re-open with an exhibition dedicated to all of their artists! They’d like to thank every one who has dropped by the gallery in the past year and they look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Creative Arts Opportunities

Ashland Silk Road Project: Silk Painters and Metal Artists Needed!
Glenn Hill

Local artist Glenn Hill is seeking talented silk painters and metal artists to assist with his public art installation, Ashland Silk Road Project, which is set to be complete by the summer of 2023.

Displaying 50 – 55 silk flags to be hung from temporarily installed poles, Glenn is interested in depicting the cross-cultural connections that have flowed from the East to West for thousands of years. After seeing the Tibetan Temple that is located in Ashland, he was been inspired to pursue this public installation.

If you are interested in participating or know of someone who may be interested, then please contact Glenn Hill at [email protected].

Peace Walls Mural Project: Donate a Wall or Paint a Wall!
Mira Lea Rinehart

Beginning in April, Jackson County will begin painting a series of murals throughout the community titled, Peace Walls.

Murals will be a collaborative effort between the artist, wall owner, and community. Examples of great mural locations include libraries, schools, help and rehabilitation centers, parks, overpasses, transportation walls, and more. The sky’s the limit!

If you’re interested in donating a wall or painting a mural, then please visit https://www.mirazart.com/peace-walls-mural-project.

The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.

Art Fundraiser to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

Art du Jour co-hosts an art fundraiser in conjunction with Rogue Gallery to benefit Habitat for Humanity with a silent auction. Art donated by member artists from both galleries will be on display at Art du Jour gallery from 11 am–4pm each Tuesday through Saturday, February 1 through March 31. Private appointments are encouraged and available during and beyond established gallery hours.

Weekly and final bid postings will be displayed at the gallery. All unsold pieces will be donated to Almeda fire victims. Your donations are tax deductible. For additional information, please contact the gallery at [email protected]

Ashland Galleries 2021 Membership Deadline Approaching


Ashland Galleries 2021 Membership Guide

It’s not too late to renew your membership with the Ashland Gallery Association! 

After brainstorming how we can best promote members and the creative arts in Southern Oregon, we couldn’t be more excited to share our plans.

To start, updating our website is a top priority. We’re also focusing more on email and social media promotion to expand our audience.  

This year we have reduced the costs for all new and renewing members. 
We strive to keep our membership fees as low as possible to provide you with the best value.

For more information, please check out all that we have to offer below. 

Deadline: February 1, 2021 

Choose check or PayPal to make your payment.

Send your check payable to:

Ashland Gallery Association
P.O. Box 241 Ashland, OR, 97520

To pay by credit card, visit 
ashlandgalleries.com/membership.
 
With over 1,000 viewers/followers, we share artwork on Instagram and Facebook at least three times per week! Did you know that we receive over 75,000 page views each month? We also have over 3,000 E-Newsletter Subscribers! 

Membership Levels   Gallery | Associate | Working Studio

$250.00 Dynamic Membership
Allows full editing of the listing information and the ability to create monthly posts.

  $150.00 Fixed Membership
A listing that remains the same all year and no monthly website posts.

  Artist | Neighboring Arts Organization
$100.00 Fixed Membership
A listing that remains the same all year and no monthly website posts. ___________________________________________________________________

Dynamic Membership Opportunities 
•You can edit your listing information at anytime in 2021.
•You can create posts with images for exhibits, new work, and other events. 
•Your listing will include your name, address, contact information, hours of operation, and direct link to your website.
•You will be listed in our online ‘Art Walk’ map. 
•You will have the opportunity to participate in monthly social media posts on Facebook and Instagram (12 months).
•We send out two newsletters each month highlighting members and events.

Fixed Membership Opportunities 
•You can edit your listing information at anytime in 2021.
•Your listing will include your name, address, contact information, hours of operation, and direct link to your website.
•You will be listed in our online ‘Art Walk’ map. 
•You will have the opportunity to participate in monthly social media posts on Facebook and Instagram (12 months).
We send out two newsletters each month highlighting members and events.

Please Note:
You will not be able to create posts with images for exhibits, new works, and other events. 


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Our Mailing Address:
Ashland Gallery Association
P.O. Box 241, Ashland, OR, 97520

February 2021 Press Release

The Art du Jour Gallery in Medford is co-hosting a silent auction of gallery art from February 1 – March 31 to benefit Habitat for Humanity and the Almeda fire victims. Details are found in the file below.