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September First Friday Artwalk – TODAY!!

Annekatrine, Ashland Promenade, Acrylic on Panel

Art & Soul Ashland
Annekatrine: Adventures in COLOR

Currently featured at Art & Soul Ashland are paintings by Annekatrine. Celebrating the beauty of nature in all of its forms, Annekatrine reaches into those mysterious realms and hopes to bring back something beautiful and magical in her paintings. Absolutely enjoying what the Pacific Northwest has to offer, she explains that it is her quest to depict the enchantment that she sees and feels when she is out and about.

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
247 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-880-4100
www.artandsoulashland.com

Judy Weiner, Untitled, Oil on Canvas

Studio 151 and KS Wild
Judy Weiner: Ordinary Magic

This month’s exhibition at Studio 151 and KS Wild includes paintings by Judy Weiner. As a self taught artist, Judy managed to avoid the pitfalls of derivative work. Her deeply personal, objective, realistic, and surreal paintings can best be described as a careful blend of observation, intuition, and flawless technique. Mostly consisting of animals, her subjects always inhabited the landscapes of her farm outside of Grants Pass, Oregon.

Studio 151 and KS Wild will have a silent auction of Judy’s paintings in support of KS Wild. Bidding will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1.

Hours:

First Friday Art Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
151 North Pioneer Street
Ashland, OR 97520
562 A Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-5789
www.studio151ashland.com, www.kswild.org

Dave Leibowitz, Feelin’ Groovy, Photography

Ashland Art Works
Amy Baumgart and Dave Leibowitz

Currently featured at Ashland Art Works are vessels by Amy Baumgart and photography by Dave Leibowitz. Without a design in mind, Amy approaches each piece of wood individually and simply creates. Every step of the process brings her joy, from incorporating resin to add beautiful color and texture, to carving intricate designs and patterns. Alternatively, Dave is drawn to the backroads and the stark natural beauty of the mountains, forests, farms, and creatures that live in Southern Oregon. The simplicity and beauty is intoxicating to him and his goal is to captivate and inspire his viewers.

Hours:
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
89 Oak Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-4735
www.ashlandartworks.com

Robert Koch, Sunnyside, Acrylic on Panel

This month’s exhibition at Hanson Howard Gallery features paintings by Robert Koch and ceramics by Penelope Dews. Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks in Robert’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, he takes the liberty to make his subjects humans or creatures inhabiting the same world. Similarly, Penelope produces ceramic sculptures, fusing a love of gardening with large-scale ceramics, from realistic to personified. They exude peaceful and playful expressions with a touch of fantastical.

Hours:
Wednesday–Saturday: 12 pm–5 pm

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

Jennifer Joy, Untitled, Photography

Gypsy Road Studio
Photography by Jennifer Joy

Currently featured at Gypsy Road Studio is photography by Jennifer Joy. Jennifer is a creative soul with a passion for nature, art, freedom, expression, and fun. She uses her creativity, natural beauty, sense of adventure, and love for nature to compose, create, and curate a broad expression of compositions in the form of photography. Jennifer enjoys sharing this experience with others because she believes that when humans play and connect while making art in nature, they also create memories and images that reflect beauty, strength, and growth.

Hours:
Wednesday – Monday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
369 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-708-6930
www.gypsyroadstudio.com

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

American Trails Gallery features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Creekside Pizza

Creekside Pizza features diverse artwork made by locally renowned artists.

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon features artwork and photography along with antiques, artifacts, and jewelry.

John Pugh Studio

John Pugh Studio is the working space of muralist and artist, John Pugh.

Oak Leaf Studio

Oak Leaf Studio is the working space of painter and illustrator, Leif Trygg.

Siskiyou Galley House features original artwork by local artists and fine art reproductions.

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

A Welcoming Light at the SO Guild

Our summer Guild Member Art Exhibit, A Welcoming Light, opened with a free reception open to the public on Sunday, July 30 at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. Guild Members made short presentations about their artwork in the show related to our theme! Art enthusiasts enjoyed live Jazz music from Terry D. Davis. Join us for the next reception! The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the historic Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531 and is open to the public Tuesdays – Saturdays 11am-5pm.


Upcoming Classes & Workshops
Summer Paint & Sip with Pure Life Designs
Friday August 4 • 4-7pm at the Guild Gallery
Come unplug and explore your creative side with Ashley Mendes of Pure Life Designs for a SPRING PAINT & SIP EVENT on Friday August 4 from 4-7pm at the Southern Oregon Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, OR. During this 3-hour relaxed painting session, Ashley will lead everyone through recreating one main picture of choice that you can add your own flair to. This event is great fun regardless of your skill level as no prior art experience is required. Your $50 ticket includes all the paint, supplies and focused instruction needed to create your own masterpiece, as well as snacks and your first glass of local wine provided by the Guild. Additional glasses are available at cost. Sign up to attend with friends or create new ones! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Offline payments are accepted! Ashley Mendes is an artist in southern Oregon who has had a passion for art and expression her whole life. She began Pure Life Designs to share her passion with others. A natural teacher with a warm personality, she guides you gently through the process of creating your artwork while teaching you techniques along the way. You can learn more about Ashley HERE!
  Click HERE to register for Paint & Sip

Color Theory II with Kristen O’Neill
Saturday Aug 5 • 1-4pm at the Guild Gallery
Are you looking to take your use of COLOR to the next level? Perhaps you took a beginner class and are looking to advance? We invite you to join us on Saturday August 5 from 1-4pm for Intermediate/Advanced Color Theory II, led by professional local artist Kristen O’Neill, where you’ll walk away feeling empowered by color and confident in creating harmony within your paintings! During this 3-hour workshop, you’ll work on creating a variety of color schemes (primary, secondary, tertiary, analogous, complimentary, etc). Kristen will also review famous works of art and their color lessons and afterward lead us in creating a small project to keep as a reminder in your studio. This class is applicable to all intermediate or advanced painters using an opaque medium (oil, acrylic, gouache). A variety of painting colors and supplies will be provided and included in your selected class fee (sliding scale $45-$65). Click HERE to register for Color Theory II

📣  JULY 31 DEADLINE EXTENSION: Now is the time to get your art and written submissions in for the 9th Annual Edition of Cobra Lily! Cobra Lily is an annual collection of Southwest Oregon literature & art, locally published by Left Fork & Flowstone Press. Need some inspiration? Stop by the Guild Gallery & Art Center, open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am-5pm, to browse through all eight previous editions. Send fiction, poetry, memoir, essays, regional history, photography, paintings, illustration, and more to [email protected] by JULY 31!!

HAVE YOU LEFT US A REVIEW YET? As the Guild continues to grow, we want to make sure our neighbors AND tourists alike know where we are located and what we have to offer! Our Gallery & Art Center is located on Redwood Highway 199, a popular thoroughfare to the Oregon Coast & the many Redwood State and National Parks. We are 17 miles away from the Oregon Caves National Monument. One of the best ways to help us spread the word about the Guild is by leaving a review on Google Maps, TripAdvisor, or Yelp. Share photos or kind words & let folks know about your experience!


Guild Board of Directors
President, Joyce Abrams
Vice President/Treasurer, Donna Parrish
Secretary, Ryan Forsythe
Bonnie Campanoli
Maelagh Baker
Angela Franklin
Terry D. Davis
Sheila Mason
Kathi Culver
Miri Admoni
Kiana Stiles

Staff: Managing Director, Caitlin Deane
Website: Wendy Huber  
Gallery Hours & Location Tuesday-Saturday • 11am to 5pm
Gallery & Art Center • Kerby Belt Building
24353 Redwood Hwy Kerby, OR 97531
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1596 • Cave Junction • Oregon 97523 (541) 592-5019

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk – August 2023

August Spotlight Galleries and Artists
First Friday Art Walk: August 4, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk - August 2023 : Pink Peonies, Oil on canvas by Alice Niemiec
Alice Niemiec, Pink Peonies, Oil on Canvas

Art & Soul Ashland
Alice Niemiec: View from Ashland

Currently featured at Art & Soul Ashland are paintings by Alice Niemiec. Utilizing
watercolors and oils, Alice draws inspiration from the varying landscapes and nature that
are found in Ashland. In addition to exhibiting her paintings across the country, Alice has
cofounded The Artist Guild of Detroit, a guild and gallery funded by General Motors that
promotes young artists in the area.
Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Address and Contact Information:
247 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-880-4100
artandsoulashland.com

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk - August 2023: Limei Lai, Always Together, Forever Apart, Fabric and Acrylic
Limei Lai, Always Together, Forever Apart, Fabric and Acrylic

Fiber Arts Collective
Mixed Media Work by Limei Lai

This month’s exhibition at Fiber Arts Collective includes mixed media work by Limei Lai.
Working with paint, fabric, and clay, Limei seeks to build community through oral
storytelling, specifically stories about intergenerational immigrant women. Her themes
depict fear and love of life in the Pacific Northwest while highlighting both togetherness
and inclusion. Limei believes that art not only critiques, questions, and reflects, but also
celebrates and changes people for the better.
Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Address and Contact Information:
37 North Third Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-708-6966
fiberartscollective.com

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk - August 2023 : Fish Plate, ceramic by Marydee Bombick
Marydee Bombick, Fish Plate, Ceramic

Ashland Art Works
Elin Babcock and Marydee Bombick

Currently featured at Ashland Art Works are sculptures by Elin Babcock and ceramics by
Marydee Bombick. With a sincere interest in repurposing, Elin intuitively selects objects
with a unique expression and skillfully assembles them into a unified, balanced, and
intelligent whole. Alternatively, Marydee works with clay to create objects that are both
functional and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Constantly exploring various techniques
and glazes, her work has continued to evolve over the years.
Hours:
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Address and Contact Information:
89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-4735
www.ashlandartworks.com

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk - August 2023 : Douglas Racich, Autumn in the Cherries, Watercolor
Douglas Racich, Autumn in the Cherries, Watercolor

Siskiyou Gallery House
First Friday Art Walk at the Gallery

This month’s exhibition at Siskiyou Gallery House features everything from watercolors by
Douglas Racich, to acrylics by Moira Racich, silk scarves by Joy Light, illustrations by Jimmy
Linenberger, and more. In addition to live music taking place throughout the evening, there
will also be light snacks and refreshments.
Hours:
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Address and Contact Information:
2475 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR 97520
231-499-4274
www.siskiyougalleryhouse.com

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

American Trails Gallery
American Trails Gallery features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Catalyst Ashland
CatalystAshland is a community based space that offers technology and features monthly art
exhibitions.
Gallerie Karon
Gallerie Karon features artwork and photography along with antiques, artifacts, and jewelry.
Gambrel Gallery
Gambrel Gallery is a space for contemporary artists to share their work and engage with the
community.
Gypsy Road Studio
Gypsy Road Studio offers a global experience of international and local art, rare global
antiquities, and more.
Hanson Howard Gallery
Hanson Howard Gallery is the oldest gallery in Ashland, representing contemporary northwest
artists since 1979.
John Pugh Studio
John Pugh Studio is the working space of muralist and artist, John Pugh.
K.S. Wild
K.S. Wild features monthly art exhibitions and events with an emphasis on the environment,
land, and water conservation.
Lithia Artisans Market
The Lithia Artisans Market features some of the finest work made by a variety of local talented
artists and crafters.
Oak Leaf Studio
Oak Leaf Studio is the working space of painter and illustrator, Leif Trygg.
Schneider Museum of Art
The Schneider Museum of Art is a vital force that stimulates inspiration and curiosity through
engagement with artists.
Studio 151
Studio 151 is the working space of ceramic sculptor and writer, Elizabeth York.
The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion
of the visual arts in our communities.

August Guest Artist: Stefan Savides

Bronze Bird Sculpture

We are delighted to present world-knowned avian sculptor, Stefan Savides, as our guest artist for August. Savides’ exquisite sculptures look as if they are about to move.

Join us for a reception and come see his work at the reception on August 5th from 1 – 4 PM

Gallery Exhibition dates: Aug 2 – Sept. 5

Reception August 5th / 1 – 4 PM.
DANCIN Vineyards wines will be poured.

Sponsored by Jones & Associates: Premier Financial Solutions

Learn more about Savides’ work:

Website: www.stefansavides.com

Facebook: @SavidesSculpture

Instagram: #savidessculpture

Stefan Savides | The Bird Man & Bronze Sculptor

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AGA July Art Opportunities


Ashland Galleries
July Visual Arts News

July = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of fun and diverse art opportunities that are being offered this month to foster your inner creativity. 

Gabriel Lipper, Harmony II, Mixed Media  Illustration for his Learning to See workshop at Grants Pass Museum of Art. AGA July Art Opportunities
Gabriel Lipper, Harmony II, Mixed Media

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Learning to See with Gabriel Lipper
Saturday, July 22, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Gabriel Lipper to learn more about how to harness the power of color and design. Offering a demonstration that outlines Gabriel’s entire process of merging abstract playgrounds with representational elements, individuals will have the opportunity to experience his creative process from start to finish while engaging in active dialogue.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

AGA July Art Opportunities: Catalyst Ashland Artist Talk with Beca Blake :  Beca Blake, Family Light Tree, Acrylic on Panel
Beca Blake, Family Light Tree, Acrylic on Panel

Catalyst Ashland
Artist Talk with Beca Blake
Saturday, July 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join Catalyst Ashland and Beca Blake to learn more about her current exhibition, Road Food. Expressing performance art by draping themselves with novelty food blankets bought on Amazon, Beca and her family made a statement about survival in relation to consumption, place, time, and humanity in both rural and urban settings while traveling among artifacts of culture in the western states of North America. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

AGA July Art Opportunities: Pamela Ourschalimian, Attitude Dancin', Acrylic and Watercolor
Pamela Ourschalimian, Attitude Dancin’, Acrylic and Watercolor

The Haines & Friends Visual Arts Grant Program
2023 Grant Cycle Application Available! Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, August 30

The Haines & Friends Visual Arts Grant Program is thrilled to announce that it will provide a 2023 Grant Cycle. Offering grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to visual artists and arts educators based in Southern Oregon, use of grant funds by these individuals may include original and new works of private/public art, the purchase of supplies and equipment for personal experiences, educational offerings, and more. 

For those who are interested in applying, please click here for more information. 

Paula Fong, Helleborus, Watercolor and Ink
Paula Fong, Helleborus, Watercolor and Ink

Ashland Gallery Association
Participate in Ashland Open Studio Tour!
Deadline to Register: Friday, September 1

Exciting News! Ashland Open Studio Tour is BACK! Now in its tenth year, and taking place on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., this is a fun and unique opportunity for visual artists to open their studios and workspaces to the public and show off their creativity. 

AGA Members who are based in Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix are eligible to participate. This includes Artist Members, Working Studios, Artists Represented by a Gallery Member, or Artists Represented by a Neighboring Arts Organization.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

SO Guild July Updates

July 2023 Palette Newsletter
JULY GUILD NEWS & UPDATES

Summer is officially here and we are excited about all of our upcoming arts-focused events this season! In this month’s palette newsletter below, you’ll find more information below about: IRVAC’s Gateway Project 2023 TWO Guild Art Exhibitions opening in July 2023 August Performing Arts Showcase at the Guild Upcoming Art Classes & Workshops Local Art Events, Call to Artists, and Resources How to leave us a review – Help us spread the word! We would like to give a warm welcome to our newest Guild Members: John Jay Eklond, Kris Wildman, Janet Downing, and Margaret and Brennan Connery! Annual Membership renewals are currently DUE! If you or someone you know would like to become a Guild Member or learn more about what we do, please forward this newsletter to them or email [email protected]. Don’t forget to give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram at the social media links in the bottom of this newsletter!

This past week, we hosted the 2-day CO.STARTERS® Boot Camp program presented by Reinventing Rural and The Foundry Collective. Thank you to all 10 participants who attended and to Misty Lambrecht for facilitating this wonderful offering. Did you know that the Guild Gallery is available to rent by the hour? Consider hosting your next event, meeting, roundtable, party, or luncheon inside our one-of-a-kind space filled with local art! To inquire about pricing & amenities, please call 541-592-5019. Referrals are appreciated!

75 years ago, Cave Junction officially became an incorporated city in the state of Oregon and known as the “Gateway to the Oregon Caves.” In honor of this momentous anniversary, the Illinois River Valley Arts Council (IRVAC) is celebrating with their 2023 Gateway Project! 29 local artists have each decorated a wooden garden gate and they are all currently on display at various businesses and venues from Grants Pass to O’Brien. We are so excited to be included and display this wonderful assemblage gate by Guild Member Charles Churchill! Our Managing Director poses to give a sense of scale for the gate (first photo, pictured left) alongside Charles’ sculpture “All Along the Watchtower” (first photo, pictured right). All gates will be auctioned off on Saturday September 9 at Siskiyou Field Institute in Selma from 4 to 8 p.m. The event features music, food, beer and wine, juice and sodas, and more. Proceeds will go towards IRVAC’s “Learning Through Arts” Program. Stop by the Guild Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-5pm to view Charles’ gate!

Art in the Vineyard at Bridgeview Winery
Featuring the solo work of Brian Davis
Sunday July 23, 5-8pm • Opening Celebration

Join us on Sunday July 23 from 5-8pm to celebrate our new summer exhibit at ART IN THE VINEYARD, our new Guild Gallery at Bridgeview Winery’s tasting room in Cave Junction! In April 2023, we kicked off our new collaboration with the work of Sheila Mason, and now for our second show we are displaying a solo collection of paintings by local artist Brian Davis! Opening reception is free with delicious appetizers provided and a variety of Bridgeview wine available for purchase. Come meet Brian Davis!

Brian Davis was exposed early in life to a world of art and creativity during high school. His two instructors were of the surreal persuasion and being fascinated by it seemed to stick with him! Fast forward through marriage, children and work sidelined his ability to make art a priority. Now living in the idyllic Southern Oregon town of Merlin, Brian has allowed his channels to re-open into art. Brian’s small hobby farm gives him a wide variety of subject matter to draw inspiration from for expressions in acrylic or oil paints; a bouquet of flowers, a bowl of fruit, or vegetables on the vine. His personal art studio completes a space from which to create. Brian’s work is currently on display at the Southern Oregon Guild Gallery in Kerby, Oregon. Bridgeview Winery & Vineyard is located at: 4210 Holland Loop Rd. Cave Junction, OR 97523
CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAP LINK.
They are open everyday from 12pm-8pm!


A Welcoming Light: Guild Member Exhibit
Sunday July 30, 4-6pm • Opening Celebration

The Southern Oregon Guild invites you to join us in celebrating the opening of our summer Guild Member Art Exhibit, A Welcoming Light, on Sunday July 30 from 2-4pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. Guild Members will be making short presentations about their artwork included in the show that is related to our theme! This event is FREE and open to the public! Live Jazz music from Terry D. Davis, snacks, and refreshments will be offered. The Guild Gallery & Art Center is located in the Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531 and is open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am-5pm.
A Welcoming Light will be on display from July 30 – October 14, 2023.

Sunday August 6 • Matinee 2-4pm
Creativity Unframed: Performing Arts Showcase

Join us for a special new quarterly Performing Arts Showcase series Creativity Unframed, debuting on Sunday August 6 from 2-4pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby. This is an opportunity for non-visual artists to display their talents to our community on the Sunday following our quarterly exhibit openings. Admission is FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments & snacks will be for sale at our concession stand.

Kicking off this series, Kris Wildman and Alyssa Babin will be sharing their talents with us for a “Herstory” inspired event. Alyssa Babin will begin the program, presenting a few of her poems and original songs. Kris Wildman, accompanied by musician Terry D. Davis, will then perform a varied repertoire, telling the story of her life in music, from childhood experiences through first lessons, and continuing with a sampling from her eclectic career.

Kris Wildman is a classically trained soprano and voice teacher with over 40 years of professional experience in choral, theatre, concert and sacred music.  Her graduation recital (MFA, Voice, CalArts 2006) of music by living American women led to participation in composer Maria Newman’s house concert series.  Since moving to Selma, Kris has performed with Jefferson Baroque Orchestra, S. Oregon repertory singers, and house concerts with various collaborators.

Alyssa Babin is a poet, musician, independent parent, and candle maker currently living on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. Alyssa was inspired to create her business, Fireheart Candles, when her child Alex was still in the womb. Driven by a desire to express herself creatively and spend as much time as possible with Alex, Fireheart Candles was born! To learn more about Alyssa, visit www.fireheartcandles.com.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Summer Paint & Sip with Pure Life Designs
Friday August 4 • 4-7pm at the Guild Gallery


Come unplug and explore your creative side with Ashley Mendes of Pure Life Designs for a SPRING PAINT & SIP EVENT on Friday August 4 from 4-7pm at the Southern Oregon Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby, OR. During this 3-hour relaxed painting session, Ashley will lead everyone through recreating one main picture of choice that you can add your own flair to. This event is great fun regardless of your skill level as no prior art experience is required. Your $50 ticket includes all the paint, supplies and focused instruction needed to create your own masterpiece, as well as snacks and your first glass of local wine provided by the Guild. Additional glasses are available at cost. Sign up to attend with friends or create new ones! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Offline payments are accepted! Ashley Mendes is an artist in southern Oregon who has had a passion for art and expression her whole life. She began Pure Life Designs to share her passion with others. A natural teacher with a warm personality, she guides you gently through the process of creating your artwork while teaching you techniques along the way. You can learn more about Ashley HERE!
  Click HERE to register for Paint & Sip

Color Theory II with Kristen O’Neill
Saturday Aug 5 • 1-4pm at the Guild Gallery

Are you looking to take your use of COLOR to the next level? Perhaps you took a beginner class and are looking to advance? We invite you to join us on Saturday August 5 from 1-4pm for Intermediate/Advanced Color Theory II, led by professional local artist Kristen O’Neill, where you’ll walk away feeling empowered by color and confident in creating harmony within your paintings! During this 3-hour workshop, you’ll work on creating a variety of color schemes (primary, secondary, tertiary, analogous, complimentary, etc). Kristen will also review famous works of art and their color lessons and afterward lead us in creating a small project to keep as a reminder in your studio. This class is applicable to all intermediate or advanced painters using an opaque medium (oil, acrylic, gouache). A variety of painting colors and supplies will be provided and included in your selected class fee (sliding scale $45-$65). Click HERE to register for Color Theory II

5th Annual “Let’s Write” Event at the Guild
The Power of Words & The Writer’s Conscience
Saturday September 9 • 9am-5pm

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the 5th Annual Let’s Write Event on Saturday September 9, 2023 from 9am-5pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. “Let’s Write – A Different Kind of Writing Experience”  will be facilitated by professional writers who provide the time, space, and inspiration for you to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and take creative risks. This year’s theme is: The Power of Words & The Writer’s Conscience. Registration fees will be on a sliding scale from $35 to $55. Student fee is $20. This year’s presenters, workshops, and registration information coming SOON!

Save the Dates!

July 30, 4-6pm: Opening Celebration of our Summer Guild Exhibit, A Welcoming Light, at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby. FREE Admission.

August 4, 4-7pm: Paint & Sip with Pure Life Designs at the Guild.

August 5, 1-4pm: Color Theory II Class with Kristen O’Neill at the Guild

August 6, 2-4pm: Creativity Unframed: Performing Arts Showcase at the Guild Gallery featuring the musical stylings of Kris Wildman and Alyssa Babin.

September 9, 9am-5pm: 5th Annual “Let’s Write” Event at the Guild Gallery.

September 17: Aging as an Artist: Resiliency & Hope Discussion with Angela Franklin, Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist at OPTIONS Southern OR.

October 7 & 8: Go Ahead, Play with Your Fabric with fiber artist, Caryne Mount. A 2-day hands-on experimental outdoor workshop. More TBA.

October 14: HYBRID Class-Creating Textured Landscape Paintings with Watermedia with Pam Haunschild & Jenifer Eufusia.

October 20, 4-7pm: Annual Upcycle Art & Furniture Contest with Trash Fashion Show at the Cave Junction Farmers Market, Kerby OR.

October 22, 3-5pm: Opening Celebration of our Fall Guild Exhibit, Intersections, at the Guild Gallery & Art Center in Kerby. FREE Admission.

October 29, 2-4pm: Creativity Unframed: Performing Arts Showcase at the Guild Gallery. Performers and Artists TBA.
  More Art Classes & Workshops TBA soon!

Guild Member News


IT’S THE FINAL WEEK OF ART BEYOND 2023!! Congratulations to Guild Member Miri Admoni, for the acceptance of her piece All That Jazz into this year’s ART BEYOND, a biennial outdoor art adventure organized by the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University, closing on July 15. Taking place in and around Ashland Oregon, this exhibition focuses on sculptural and installation-based artworks. All That Jazz is a colorful, original installation set in the open air in the center of Ashland at the Gambrel Annex. It invites viewers to come and engage with art in nature and to interact with the work. People, young and older, will find it enjoyable, a place to play, read, write, meditate, or dream. The Gambrel Annex is an initiative of Gambrel Arts, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Southern Oregon, whose mission is to nurture diversity and creativity in our region by offering artists studio space, showcasing their work through exhibitions and events, and providing opportunities for short-term residencies. Click HERE to learn more about ART BEYOND 2023

Guild Member and local painter Dara Daniel will be the featured artist at Gallery One for the month of August 2023! She will be sharing a demonstration of her painting and collage techniques on August 4 at First Friday, a monthly event in downtown Grants Pass, OR. Learn more HERE!

Local Events & Call to Artists

📣  JULY 31 DEADLINE EXTENSION: Now is the time to get your art and written submissions in for the 9th Annual Edition of Cobra Lily! Cobra Lily is an annual collection of Southwest Oregon literature & art, locally published by Left Fork & Flowstone Press. Need some inspiration? Stop by the Guild Gallery & Art Center, open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am-5pm, to browse through all eight previous editions. Send fiction, poetry, memoir, essays, regional history, photography, paintings, illustration, and more to [email protected] by JULY 31!!

Celebrating the Siskiyou Crest: A Festival of Art, Culture, and Science: Free event! The Siskiyou Crest Festival kicks off with a series of hikes and field trips on July 14, led by experts in the biology, geology, and recreation of the Crest. Reserve your spot now and plan to be at Pacifica Garden July 15-16 for the festival itself. David Rains Wallace and Michael Kaufman as keynote speakers, science panels, Siletz Tribe member Joe Scott on indigenous fire science, music by Alice DiMicele and Windsong, poetry readings and an art show with art of all genres, including a video of Betty LaDuke with her work and Kevin Peer’s video of Pipe Fork. Food trucks, children’s activities. For more information go to VISIT HERE or email [email protected].

IN THE MAIN GALLERY @ ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER

INTENT: An Art Exhibition Collaboration with Rogue Gallery & Marrow Collective featuring Ryan Moon, on display June 23 – August 4, 2023Exhibit opening reception Friday July 21, 2023, 5:30-8PM

Don’t miss out on Umpqua Valley Art’s incredible paint out event: UMPQUA PLEIN AIR 2023!

Deadline to register is AUGUST 11th!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

August 17th | Virtual Orientation
August 21st | Artist Check-In and Social, 9am Brunch at Umpqua Valley Arts
August 21st-25th | Umpqua Plein Air 2023 Paint Out
August 26th | Juror Demonstration + Guided Paint Out 9am-12pm
August 26th | Purchase Award Reception
August 26th | Umpqua Plein Air 2023 Opening Reception + Awards 4pm-7pm
EXHIBIT DATES | August 26 – October 27, 2023 | Open Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm
ABOUT THE EVENT: Year after year, UVA’s plein air event celebrates the landscapes of the Umpqua Valley, from its breathtaking emerald rivers to its abundant farmlands. These locations define the area, and they are favorite painting spots of many artists. Each summer, UVA offers artists the opportunity to connect with both nature and fellow creatives at their plein air “paint-out” event. After nearly a week of painting in the great outdoors, artists display and sell their work in the UVA galleries; pieces are juried, judged, and eligible to receive purchase awards. Artists searching to stretch their creative muscles, outdoor aficionados, and dedicated art collectors alike will all find something to love about this tribute to the land of the Umpqua. Come join artists who share your passion for plein air art and spectacular, diverse landscapes! For more information, visit the Umpqua Plein Air webpage HERE.

Contact UVA with any questions about this event: 541-672-2532 or email [email protected]. Click HERE to register for UVA Plein Air 2023

HAVE YOU LEFT US A REVIEW YET? As the Guild continues to grow, we want to make sure our neighbors AND tourists alike know where we are located and what we have to offer! Our Gallery & Art Center is located on the Redwood Highway 199, a popular thoroughfare to the Oregon Coast & the many Redwood State and National Parks. We are 17 miles away from the Oregon Caves National Monument. One of the best ways to help us spread the word about the Guild is by leaving a review on Google Maps, TripAdvisor, or Yelp. Share photos or kind words & let folks know about your experience

Guild Board of Directors
President, Joyce Abrams
Vice President/Treasurer, Donna Parrish
Secretary, Ryan Forsythe
Bonnie Campanoli
Maelagh Baker
Angela Franklin
Terry D. Davis
Sheila Mason
Kathi Culver
Miri Admoni
Kiana Stiles

Staff: Managing Director, Caitlin Deane
Website: Wendy Huber   Gallery Hours & Location Tuesday-Saturday • 11am to 5pm
Gallery & Art Center • Kerby Belt Building
24353 Redwood Hwy Kerby, OR 97531
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1596 • Cave Junction • Oregon 97523 (541) 592-5019

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July 2023 Ashland First Friday ArtWalk

July Spotlight Galleries and Artists
First Friday Art Walk: July 7, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Jessica Johnson, Annual Crescendo, Oil on Canvas

Lithia Artisans Market
First Friday Art Walk in the Park

This month, the Lithia Artisans Market is thrilled to participate in First Friday Art Walk! Located on Calle Guanajuato in Downtown Ashland, come take a look at some of the finest work made by our talented artists and crafters while enjoying live music. There is everything from clothing and accessories, to pottery, photography, woodwork, and more.

Hours:
First Friday Art Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
20 Calle Guanajuato, Ashland, OR 97520
888-303-2826
www.lithiaartisansmarket.com

Beca Blake, Survival in the Local Landscape: Florence, Oregon, Performance Art and Photography

Catalyst Ashland
Road Food, by Beca Blake

This month’s exhibition at Catalyst Ashland includes photography by Beca Blake. Documenting experiences of survival in the local landscape, Beca’s work explores themes of place-ness and placeless-ness with physical, mental, and emotional components tied to stories about the past, present, and future through the lens of contemporary modernity culture.

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
357 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-625-6565
www.catalystashland.com

Carolyn Hazel Drake, Untitled, Ceramic and Sculpture

Hanson Howard Gallery
At Home with the Dead

Currently featured at Hanson Howard Gallery are ceramics and sculptures by Carolyn Hazel Drake and Rachael Zur. Exploring the sacred potential in ordinary domestic objects and spaces to connect us to the lives and spirits of the dead, Carolyn and Rachael use these objects to amplify the conversation between humble spaces and the spirits that dwell there. When viewed together, their work suggests altars or shrines, places for communion with ancestors and memories.

Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Ashland First Friday ArtWalk - Studio 151: Bruce Bayard, Landscape #6, Collage
Bruce Bayard, Landscape #6, Collage

Studio 151
Elizabeth York and Bruce Bayard

This month’s exhibition at Studio 151 includes sculptures by Elizabeth York and collages by Bruce Bayard. Inspired by time, birds, and elongated figures, Elizabeth incorporates a variety of media in her work. Similarly, Bruce’s compositions explore the effects of time and humanity’s influence on the natural landscape.

Hours:
Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
151 Pioneer Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-973-7477
www.studio151ashland.com

Deb VanPoolen, Klamath River Fish, Acrylic


K.S. Wild
Love Art for the People and the Planet

Currently featured at K.S. Wild are paintings by Deb VanPoolen. Integrating science and art, Deb’s compositions include the globally significant biodiversity that is present in our region. Inspired by everything that our local ecology has to offer, Deb enjoys being an artist because she can spend time focusing on the beauty of nature while educating others.

Hours:
First Friday Art Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
562 A Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-5789
www.kswild.org

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

American Trails Gallery

American Trails Gallery - July First Friday ArtWalk

American Trails Gallery features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Art & Soul Ashland

Art & Soul Ashland - July First Friday ArtWalk

Art & Soul Ashland features artwork that has been curated to provide personal experiences.

Ashland Art Works

Ashland Art Works - July First Friday ArtWalk

Ashland Art Works features four galleries and sculptural gardens that display functional and decorative artwork.

Fiber Arts Collective

Fiber Arts Collective - July First Friday ArtWalk

Fiber Arts Collective is a space where fiber artists come together to collaborate, work, teach, and sell their work.

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie karon - July First Friday ArtWalk

Gallerie Karon features artwork and photography along with antiques, artifacts, and jewelry.

Gambrel Gallery

Gambrel Gallery - July First Friday ArtWalk

Gambrel Gallery is a space for contemporary artists to share their work and engage with the community.

Gypsy Road Studio

Gypsy Road Studio - July First Friday ArtWalk

Gypsy Road Studio offers a global experience of international and local art, rare global antiquities, and more.

John Pugh Studio

John Pugh Studio- July First Friday ArtWalk

John Pugh Studio is the working space of muralist and artist, John Pugh.

Oak Leaf Studio

Oak Leaf Studio - July First Friday ArtWalk

Oak Leaf Studio is the working space of painter and illustrator, Leif Trygg.

Schneider Museum of Art

Schneider Museum of Art - July First Friday ArtWalk

The Schneider Museum of Art is a vital force that stimulates inspiration and curiosity through engagement with artists.

Siskiyou Gallery House

Siskiyou Gallery House - July First Friday ArtWalk

Siskiyou Gallery House features original artwork by local artists and fine art reproductions.

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

This post was originally published on June 21, 2023. It was updated and republished on July 6, 2023.

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