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April Ashland First Friday ArtWalk Cancelled

Ashland Gallery Association Ashland First Friday ArtWalk : Ashland Gallery Association aga logoThe Ashland Gallery Association has canceled the April First Friday Art Walk to meet the guidelines of social distancing and protect our community’s health.

We will notify you of the May Art Walk’s status as we approach this date, but at this time, it seems unlikely to take place.

Rogue Gallery Closed through March 31

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In these challenging times of COVID-19, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center will be closed
through March 31. This will include classes as well as special events.

Thank you for your support and best wishes to all of you,
Kim Hearon
Executive Director

Gallery Closure

After listening to members who are self-quarantining due to the coronovirus and those who are following instructions from the CDC and WHO, we have decided to close the gallery until further notice. Signs on both doors say “Because of recommendations by the CDC and WHO, Art Presence Art Center is Closed. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.”
We will continue to pay attention to what is going on in our community. And we’ll be sure to let you know when the gallery reopens.
This is sad for all of the artists participating in this exhibit but we hope everyone will understand.
Let’s all stay home and, if you are so inclined, “Do Art!”
Anne Brooke

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Linda Abblett Show and Reception

Linda Abblett announces a show of her watercolor paintings at The Crown Jewel in Jacksonville. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, 11 of April from 4-7 pm.

Rogue Gallery Announces Event Cancellations

 In response to COVID-19, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center has CANCELLED the following events:

Family and Friends Art Day: March 14, 12:00 – 2:00 pm 

St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Celebration: Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Third Friday Art WalkFriday, March 20, 5:30–8pm —Reception for the exhibit Water Works: Paintings by Sue Bennett, Kim Faucher, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, and Kirsten Meriwether and the exhibit Celtic Art Show

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit


Art du Jour Gallery March Newsletter

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GPMA March Adult Classes

GPMA March Adult Classes

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Adult Classes

Click on any picture to reach our website class signup page.
 Museum members receive a $5 discount on all adult art classes.
To become a member or to renew a membership:

Needlefelting Turtles

with Corbin Brashear
Sat. March 7, 1 – 4:30 pm
Needlefelting is a fun way to create small, soft sculptures out of wool. Corbin will teach you how to create the body shape, then add lots of exciting details. They always come out great.
All materials supplied. No experience needed.
$50 /Members

Gelli Printing- Mixed Media

With Karen O’Brien
Saturday, March 14, 1 – 4 pm
THIS CLASS IS FULL – Another great Karen O’Brien class will be held June 6th. More info coming soon!
This is a fun exploratory class in printmaking using commercial gelatin printing plates. We will experiment with color, plant materials, stencils, masks and texturing materials to make complex papers that can be used as collage for mixed media projects or framed as art. I will also cover how to make your own stamps and stencils to use for printing.
If you own a commercial “Gelli Plate” please bring it to class. I will have small commercial plates and plates to share. Optional to bring some acrylic paint in colors you would like to work with and any of your favorite stencils and texture materials ex: bubble wrap, lace…
All other materials will be provided.
All class sign ups are considered final and refunds are not given. The Museum will give a full refund in the case of a class being cancelled.
Unsure if your membership is active? Check in with the Museum staff by calling 541-479-3290, or email [email protected]
Thank you for supporting the arts!

March 2020 Main Exhibit

Art Presence March 2020 Main Exhibit

Off the Beaten Path

March 6 – April 26, 11am–5pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Reception Saturday, March 7, from 1–3 pm

For March 2020, Art Presence presents Off the Beaten Path, a themed exhibit of member artworks. The show opens on Friday, March 6, and closes on Sunday, April 26.

Art Presence Art Center also displays fine art and art objects at the Jacksonville Public Library throughout the month of March.

Meet the artists and fine woodcrafters participating in our March shows at a reception on Saturday, March 7, from 1–3 pm.

Here is a sneak peek of the fine art you can expect to find in our March exhibit!

Perfect Moments, painting by Joan Brown
Fused Glass TEalight holders by Debbie Earley
Journey, iPhoneograph by Nancy Bardos
Sand Sepulchre, image by Vivian McAleavey
Dune Figures, painting by Andre Satie
Untitled painting by Denali Grace

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March 2020 Guest Exhibit

Wooden Bowl by Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild member John Harden

Wooden Bowl by Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild member John Harden

Our guest exhibit for March 2020 is an exhibition of works by the Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild, running from March 6–29. The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild — co-founded in 1980 by Tom Phillips, at that time a recent transplant from the Bay Area — has about 60 members, who present their works in a highly anticipated annual show on the Shakespeare Festival grounds. Their 41st show takes place this coming November on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following Thanksgiving. Guild members also present woodcrafting workshops — learn more at their website,

Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild members include John Harden, Devin Klarer, Jens Sehm, and Russell Beebe, Art Presence member Bruce Millbank and many more.

John began working with wood as a child and studied woodcrafting in middle and high school. He moonlighted making small furniture projects alongside his construction day job, and has created one-of-a-kind handcrafted furniture and woodturning full time since 2015.

Cutting Board by Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild member Devon Klarer

Cutting Board by Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild member Devon Klarer

Devin creates precise geometric patterns and optical illusions with wood to make wall hangings, cutting boards, small tables and more. He moved to Ashland in 2014 after a tour in the U.S. Peace Corps. Dev grew up in Kentucky learning woodcraft from a master woodworker who happened to be his dad. He has dabbled in many areas of woodwork, including bows and arrows, custom beehives, small furniture, and boxes. Currently his obsession in the wood world is with intricate geometric shapes and patterns and optical illusions (what you might label a form of parquetry). His aim is to make some of the most visually stunning cutting boards and wood wall hangings you will ever see!

Jens, a native of East Germany, left before the fall of the Berlin Wall and came to the US in 1989. After earning his degree in Construction Management from Cal Poly and working in that field for four years, he decided to focus on woodwork full time. He now works from his shop in Ashland.
Russell trained in Chinese furniture building with master Jeng Yee in Bangkok, Thailand. His work includes building fine furniture, repairs and restoration, and teaching wood carving. He’s also created several large wood sculptures installed in Ashland and at Southern Oregon University. In the summer of 2003, Russell Beebe was commissioned by Lloyd Matthew Haines to create a 20 foot sculpture from a standing dead white oak tree. “At first glance, the big tree gave me an indication of how my design would evolve, from the juncture of the first large branch down to the base. The very uniform trunk offered freedom to create while the divergence of the branch above would dictate form. This and Mr. Haines’ desire that the sculpture honor the Tree, our Wildlife and the Native Peoples who once lived in the area gave me the spectrum to create.” Russell also builds fine furniture, does repair/restoration and teaches wood carving.

Bruce was born in the Rogue Valley and has lived in Medford for the last 50 years. He developed a passion for wood and woodworking at a young age, working in his father’s workshop and taking woodshop in high school. Over the years he has done many projects, including small furniture, tables and bookshelves, and display shelves inset into the wall.

Currently, Bruce’s passion is making keepsake boxes and turning vessels on the lathe. He has a nice inventory of amazing wood and has the resources to get a special piece for you.


Meet the fine woodcrafters participating in our March shows at a reception on Saturday, March 7, from 1–3 pm.

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AGA March 2020 Exhibits

AGA March 2020 Exhibits

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities!   

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, March 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights of the AGA March 2020 exhibits in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Venture further to explore out-skirting galleries!  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 March Gallery Tour map, please visit:  

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

March Spotlight Exhibits

AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Photographers' Gallery - Sedona, Thunder Mountain, image by John Christer Petersen

Sedona, Thunder Mountain, image by John Christer Petersen

Photographers’ Gallery

Sedona Red Rocks

Photographer John Christer Petersen’s new show, “Sedona Red Rocks”, opens for the First Friday Art Walk, March 6, in the Photographer’s Gallery at the Ashland Art Center, and continues through the end of April.

Petersen is a local fine art photographer.  In 2019 he was fortunate to visit Sedona, Arizona and fell in love with the mystical red rocks surrounding the city.

Sedona is in northern Arizona and part of the Sonoran Desert. The reddish-orange sandstone apparently was deposited during the Permian Period more than 250 million years ago. I was able to visit the area after a reunion in Phoenix; however, the weather was not cooperative and I was not blessed with much time for photography. The Thunder Mountain Trail was near my hotel and is a popular hike about 3 miles long and was easily accessible.

The red sandstone formations change color tones depending on the time of day and the weather. I sensed a spiritual connection to this area and certainly considered their beauty to be the fingerprints of God.

AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Gallerie Karon, samples of exhibited pieces

Image caption: Gallerie Karon, samples of exhibited pieces

Gallerie Karon
East Meets East Part III

Let’s celebrate! Gallerie Karon’s “Grand Re-opening” is March 6th, First Friday Art Walk!

Our remodel is complete and we want to show it off. It’s also our 18th Anniversary. Added to that, it’s the Oregon Chocolate Festival and as always we are participating with fabulous fudge from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. To add to the festivities, the first 25 adults to attend will receive a special gift bag with an Asian surprise inside!

It is the Chinese New Year of the Rat. Let the foremost attribute of this symbol reign – Prosperity!



AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Sun Signs

“Sun Signs 2,” painting

Ashland Art Works
Student Art Exhibit

The Gallery is pleased to host a special exhibit from the Ashland High School art department. We’ve reserved space to show off the talents of our local younger artists. In addition to this exhibit we still have our full showing of all our local artists.

AGA Annual Student Art Show
Featuring Ashland High School Student Artwork

Join us for a special First Friday in March when Ashland High School students display their artwork. Please visit the following participating galleries and show your support of these young artists:

AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Student art -painting of Janis Joplin by Reuben Fellmenn

“Janis Joplin,” painting by Reuben Fellmenn, AHS student

Art & Soul Gallery: Gail Schmidt, Jessica Hitchcock, Avery Sayre

Ashland Art Center: Ava Buckley

Ashland Art Works: Azana Prout, Sierrah Kelly

Ashland Custom Frame: Ellena Schmieling, Zephyr Wise-Lee, Makenzie Hughes

Crown Jewel: Serena Loewenstein, Madeline Conachy Chang, Isa Martinez, Reuben Fellmenn

Hanson Howard Gallery: Indigo Pinder

Student artists will be present to discuss their works.  There will be a variety of media on display by these creative young artists including paintings, drawings, mixed media, and jewelry.

AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Image caption: Gail Schmidt, AHS student, bird paintings

Bird paintings by Gail Schmidt, AHS student