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Ashland Café des Artistes featuring Ashland Art Center artists

Saturday, October 20 • Noon to 6:00 pm
FREE EVENT • Fun for Kids and Adults

357 E Main St. (Ashland Art Center) & 376 E Main St. (Hither)

The atmosphere of a street art scene with a French flair. Local painters will set up their easels in front of Hither en plein air style

Stop in the cafe for a bite, then head across the street to the Ashland Art Center for some delectable desserts. Visit the main Art Center gallery featuring paintings, prints, ceramics, photography, jewelry and fiber art.
Music by the Nic & Zoé Duo • Special “Petite Paintings” • Great Raffle Prizes • Silent Auction

 

Ashland Gallery Association October 2018 Exhibits & Events

Join us for the  
Ashland Gallery Association
First Friday Art Walk

Ashland’s year-round celebration of 
Visual Arts culture!

 Exhibit openings and artist receptions
October 5th from 5 to 8 PM  
Stroll the galleries downtown & the Historic Railroad District.  
Enjoy this free community event filled with
a diverse array of artwork,
artist demonstrations, live music, refreshments and lively conversation!   

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery or download the October Art Walk map off our website.

For more about all of our member exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Here is a sampling of our October exhibits & special events…


Art & Soul Gallery
Mountains and More, Paintings by Carla Griffin

 
“It is my desire to awaken in the viewer the delight that arises from careful observation.”  Carla J Griffin, PSO
Carla presents her exquisite, realistic Oil and Pastel paintings.  Her expressive landscapes depict the world through her observations and vision.  Carla’s works will be exhibited through the month of October.  Please join us for a festive opening on First Friday, October 5, from 5-8 PM.
Carla has won numerous local awards for her art including Painting of the Year from Southern Oregon Society of Artists and Best of Show from the Josephine County Artists Association. Griffin has also been accepted into four Pastel Society of Oregon’s judged shows with awards in two of them and is now a Signature member. The Pastel Society of the West Coast also accepted an entry from Griffin.
Image caption: Carla Griffin, “Smith Rock”, painting
 
Art & Soul 20th Birthday Celebration
We will celebrate bringing Fine Art to Ashland and the surrounding communities on Friday, October 26, from 5-8 PM.  Join us for birthday cake, wine, music and of course fine art!

Schneider Museum of Art
Fall Exhibitions

September 28th, 2018 – January 5th, 2019
Opening Thursday, September 27th, Museum Members and Volunteers VIP reception 4-5pm, General Public, 5-7pm

Entry Gallery:
Terrain: The Space Between from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Featuring work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha

Main Gallery:
Field Burnsa solo exhibition by Patrick Collier
Heiter and Treehaven Galleries:
Outland Abouta two-person exhibition featuring Carl Diehl and Susan Murrell. Curated by Patrick Collier
 
The exhibitions will be complemented with First FridaysFREE Family Days and Tuesday Tours – drop in docent-led tours of the exhibition held every Tuesday at 12:30 PM.
 
Image caption: Patrick Collier, “Gate Burn”, digital print

SPECIAL EVENT!
Riding Beyond 
Healing HeArts – Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraiser

 
Riding Beyond is a non-profit organiza­tion that opens doors to the future for breast cancer survi­vors through in-depth experiences in the horse/human connection.  In support of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, local businesses will participate in this fundraiser by providing gifts for a raffle on First Friday and cash donation jars throughout October.
 
Ashland Art Center Collage Making Event
Ashland Art Center will host a collage making event: Horses and the HumanHeart, conducted by Riding Beyond participants and volunteers during October First Friday Art Walk.  Find out how horses provide life-changing benefits for the many after-effects of breast cancer treatment, often lingering for years. Hear stories from participants of their enthusiasm for the “miracles” that unfold for them. See videos of interactions with the horses. Create your own collage to take home the power of the horse to benefit your own life.

Find more information at ridingbeyond.org. This event is part of Riding Beyond’s city-wide public awareness campaign on October First Friday: Healing HeArts.
 
Participating Galleries and Businesses:
 
American Trails: Gifting a $50 gift certificate 
Ashland Art Center: Artists Gifts Basket; plus they are hosting the Collage Event
Ashland Art Works:  $50 gift certificate
*Be Cherished Salon:  Gift Basket
*Imani Institute of Cosmetology: Gift Basket
*KIXX : $50 gift certificate 
*Lark’s: (Medford) $100 gift certificate
Manzanita on Main: Barnwood framed Giclee by Texas artist Mary Gregory
Melanie Macinnes: 20% of all her art sold that evening
Platt-Anderson Cellars:  20% of sales October 5th; Gift Bag of Wine for raffle
Pony Expresso:  Coffee Gift Basket (needs a sign); plus donating 10% of their sales on Oct. 5th
POSH Organics: Skincare Boutique Spa: Gift Basket
*Sew Creative:  $50 gift card, including a private shopping experience after store hours for up to 5
*Strands Salon: Gift Basket
The Crown Jewel: a $35 gift certificate
Three Penny Mercantile: $50 gift certificate
*Umpqua Bank: wine and treats gift basket
Walton Art House: silver and gold ring with a moonstone (valued at $100) handcrafted by Denver artist, featured for the month of October

*These galleries/businesses are supporting the Healing HeArts event with a donation to be raffled off the evening of October 5th, although they will not be open for business during the hours of the First Friday Art Walk.

Ashland Art Works
Rogue Valley Views: Woodworking, Furniture, and Paintings
 

Visit us this month to see new offerings by painter Michael Gibson, who took inspiration from Oregon’s Bear Creek Wine Trail, and furniture maker John Weston, who uses woods found and sourced in the Rogue Valley. Come by and meet the artists at First Friday on October 5.
Michael’s style is unique and at the same time inspired by works of post-impressionist artists. For this show, he traveled Oregon’s Southernmost Bear Creek Wine Trail and painted views from the wineries. The oil paintings are on particleboard, which provides an interesting texture. Michael received his BFA from Houston Museum of Fine Arts. He has worked as a designer, art director and taught life drawing, illustration, painting, graphic design and photography at Art Institute of Houston and the Art Institute of Seattle.
 
 
Becoming a part of a cooperative of artists has inspired John Weston to stretch his woodworking and to combine form with function. His work is intended to provide generations of use and enjoyment. Mortise and tenon joinery, mitred splines, dowels, dovetails. and floating tenons are a few of his favorite construction techniques. John’s work consistently attempts to highlight the natural beauty found in selected pieces of lumber.  He collects unique pieces of lumber and finds enjoyment in sharing their beauty with others. When using exotic woods, he tries to purchase certified lumber that is harvested from tree farms. John’s greatest satisfaction comes from using woods native to Oregon.
 
Image caption: Michael Gibson, oil painting


Gallerie Karon
Faces, Hidden and Revealed

 
Masks, Puppets and Portraits
There are a couple of twists to the annual mask and puppet show this year at Gallerie Karon. We’ve added portraits to the mix that will include work by Robert Paulmenn, Pam Danielle, Brooks Garden Hauschild and Richard LeVitt among others.
 
The most unusual offering is from a private collection of vintage ventriloquist dummies. It’s rare to see a grouping like this and all for sale! Hand puppets are also in the evidence and many, many animals are represented.  We even have stringed marionettes! Our extensive mask collection comes from all over the world. It includes helmet, face and shoulder masks. (We have a few fun ones for Halloween wearing too!)
 
Image caption: Ventriloquist Dummy

SPECIAL EVENT!
Coming October 13th & 14th!
5th Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour

Free public event

Come Into Our Studios…
The Ashland Gallery Association sponsors the Ashland Open Studio Tour on the weekend of October 13th and 14th  from 11-5 PM.  The public is invited to tour the private studios of visual artists in our region, including Ashland, Phoenix and Talent. On this Studio Tour you will find exceptional artwork and are invited to see working studios and artworks in progress. This is a great chance to engage with the artists and ask questions about their work and individual creative processes. Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the two-day tour.
 
Visit www.ashlandost.com for more information and a map of the participating studios.
 Facebook : www.facebook.com/ashlandost
 Instagram : www.instagram.com/ashlandopenstudiotour
 


NEIGHBORING ART ORGANIZATION

Art du Jour Gallery
213 East Main Street, Medford, OR
770-3190 (Tues. – Sat., 10-4)

During the months of October and November, Debby Fisher’s work will be featured in the Salon and Millie Clarke will be the featured artist on the feature wall at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main in Medford. On Third Friday 9/21 music will be provided by the Minstrel Streams, 5-8 pm.

Debby Fisher received her art education from many venues majoring in art education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, studying drawing at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a plethora of workshops along life’s journey. In the mid 90’s, after settling in Oregon with her family, Debby studied commercial art with Semyon Bilmes, who now leads Atelier Maui. After a time in the illustration business, she was drawn back to oil painting through the work of great artists, such as Michael Dudash and Chris Hopkins, who she had the privilege of connecting with and learning from through the Masterpiece Christian Artists Conferences.  Now doing commissioned pieces and gallery paintings that reflect the beauty God surrounds us with every day, her work is in many private collections across the country.

Millie Clarke is an acrylic abstract artist who enjoys using texture in her painting to achieve depth. She has always loved the paintings of Van Gogh and Picasso so she began copying on of each artist. She is still on an exploration to learn new methods and trying new materials.  Like my mentors, I became an abstract painter learning the meaning of the expression “The Agony and the Ecstasy”. The joy she feels comes from the unexpected surprises that arise from mixing colors and methods.  The agony comes at the beginning when she is looking at a blank canvas.  When asked, she says, “After all, I am an abstract artist, so new paintings come from my mind, my hands, and usually not from the things around me. I continue to learn by experimenting and seeking the counsel of other artists. I have embraced Pablo Piccasso’s philosophy, I am always doing that which I cannot do in order to learn how to do it.”

Image caption: Millie Clarke, “Marionette” acrylic painting
 

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

Horses and the Human Heart- Riding Beyond

Riding Beyond

Healing HeArts – Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraiser

Riding Beyond  Healing HeArts – Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraiser

Riding Beyond is a non-profit organiza­tion that opens doors to the future for breast cancer survi­vors through in-depth experiences in the horse/human connection.  In support of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, local businesses will participate in this fundraiser by providing gifts for a raffle on First Friday and cash donation jars throughout October.

Ashland Art Center Collage Making Event

Ashland Art Center will host a collage making event: Horses and the Human Heart, conducted by Riding Beyond participants and volunteers during October First Friday Art Walk.  Find out how horses provide life-changing benefits for the many after-effects of breast cancer treatment, often lingering for years. Hear stories from participants of their enthusiasm for the “miracles” that unfold for them. See videos of interactions with the horses. Create your own collage to take home the power of the horse to benefit your own life. Find more information at ridingbeyond.org. This event is part of Riding Beyond’s city-wide public awareness campaign on October First Friday: Healing HeArts.

Participating Galleries and Businesses:

 

American Trails: Gifting a $50 gift certificate

Ashland Art Center: Artists Gifts Basket; plus they are hosting the Collage Event

Ashland Art Works:  $50 gift certificate

*Be Cherished Salon:  Gift Basket

*Imani Institute of Cosmetology: Gift Basket

*KIXX : $50 gift certificate

Manzanita: Barnwood framed Giclee by Texas artist Mary Gregory

Melanie Macinnes: 20% of all her art sold that evening

Platt-Anderson Cellars:  20% of sales October 5th; Gift Bag of Wine for raffle

Pony Expresso:  Coffee Gift Basket (needs a sign); plus donating 10% of their sales on Oct. 5th

POSH Organics: Skincare Boutique Spa: Gift Basket

*Sew Creative:  $50 gift card, including a private shopping experience after store hours for up to 5

*Strands Salon: Gift Basket

The Crown Jewel: a $35 gift certificate

Three Penny Mercantile: $50 gift certificate

*Umpqua Bank: wine and treats gift basket

Walton Art House: silver and gold ring with a moonstone (valued at $100) handcrafted by Denver artist, featured for the month of October

*These galleries/businesses are supporting the Healing HeArts event with a donation to be raffled off the evening of October 5th, although they will not be open for business during the hours of the First Friday Art Walk.

Thank you to our October Sponsor: Hither Coffee & Goods

376 E. Main St. Ashland, OR • Sun-Thurs 7 am to 3pm • Fri-Sat 7am-8 pm

Hither has a little bit of everything; Rotating coffee, Leaves and Flowers tea, homemade cakes, fresh baked goods, carefully soured cheese, soups, and made to order sandwiches. It’s not just a store for shopping, it’s a place in the neighborhood where people can pop in for a chat or just browse around. A real part of the community.

Hither offers a new approach to how wine and coffee are presented and sold in Ashland. Our focus is to bring the products that we love and cherish to the community. Everything we use in the kitchen is sold on our larder shelf, our goal is to offer products that are alive and natural. Come enjoy our rotating resident coffee roaster, a bite to eat and a glass of natural wine or take a bottle of wine to go.

Collage Dreams with Susanne Petermann

Friday, September 21st – 11 am until 2 pm

Join us for a casual session of collage-making in a meditative yet fun atmosphere. Create an image of your inner life in an atmosphere of playful meditation. You will be guided through a simple process to achieve a blend of art and craft.

What better way to spend an autumn day??

Bring images if you like, but all materials and tools are provided.

$30 payable at the front desk upon arrival
No experience necessary

Come hear the Troubador Brothers at Platt Anderson Cellars

September 20 –  NO COVER CHARGE!

The Troubadour Brothers: Dayton Mason and Daniel Nickels, have played together for over 20 years . They  mix two styles of music, the 1940 swing and 80s pop.

A New Collection Of Paintings by Marcy Greene

CELEBRATE WITH THE ARTIST
Saturday, September 1 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent OR

Show dates: August 27 –  September 28

From the artist:
“I have been living, writing and painting in the Rogue Valley since 1981. Over time, I have come to revel in the wonder of seeing and listening in different ways–waiting for who or what shows up on the page, canvas or boards, to play. “Getting it right”, or “Making it Beautiful” shuts me down. I resort to trickery; turning an artwork upside down; cutting a poem in half; fooling the ego to get it out of the way. I use with anything at my fingertips; adding layers and layers of color to be scraped off, sanded and repainted. My goal is to embrace a spirit of playfulness; a space expansiveness, no judgement, a place of no mistakes.”

Marcy’s work is also on display at the Ashland Art Center.
(Studio 12 – upstairs)

 

Collage Dreams – A fun, meditative collage-making circle.

Collage Dreams takes place every third Friday of the month from 11-2 at the Ashland Art Center.  It’s easy and fun, and costs only $30 including all materials.
In the creative bubble that is “Collage Dreams,” I was thinking of nothing in particular.  I was sitting at a table on the rim of a circle of tables, making collages with six women who had come to my class.  The images I had chosen were calling to each other, yellow to yellow, water to water. Outside, the summer was hot, there was smoke in the air and I wanted to feel comforted in the midst of all the uneasiness in the air.
 
Then I found it, a boat edged with flowers.  I thought, that’s where I want to be, in a flowered boat, on the water, resting.  The collage began to come together when suddenly I thought of a snippet of poem I heard, who knows when: “…in the boat of myself, …living under the ocean.”
 
I looked up the poem (thank goodness for Google, sometimes!) when I got home.  It’s by Rumi, that great 12th century Sufi master.
 
“Late, by myself, in the boat of myself,
No light and no land anywhere,
Cloud-cover thick.
I try to stay just above the surface
Yet I’m already under
And living within the ocean.”

You can register by contacting Susanne Petermann at [email protected], or by calling 541-773-9484.

Ashland Art Center announces Community Partnership Program

Ashland Art Center is the Number One spot on the First Friday Art Walk scene. We have anywhere from 150 to 300 people stopping by to meet our local artists and enjoy art, music and wine. We recognize the importance of supporting local art and business and are excited to announce our First Friday Community Partnership Program.

For a tax-deductible donation of $250 you will be our featured business on First Friday. We will promote your business in our newsletter that goes out twice a month to over 3,000 people, as well as our social media outlets including Facebook and Instagram. Your logo and a brief description of your business/service will be featured in a blog post on our website as a sponsor of Ashland Art Center.

Your business can provide flyers, coupons or general information to be distributed to our First Friday guests. Signage with your logo will feature prominently at the event.
We are so excited to be a part of building strong relationships with our local business community. Your contribution will help us continue to provide art education and support to local artists.

For more information on becoming a Community Partner, please contact:
[email protected]

July 14th, 6 -8 p.m at Platt Anderson Cellars

Join us for a Saturday night to remember when these two entertainers get together. Music will feature rock and roll, Jazz ballads and 60’s San Francisco rock.
No cover charge.

Robbie DeCosta, is a local musician, guitarist, actor and songwriter well known for playing the Big Bopper in “The Day the Music Died” at Camelot theater. Kristen Calvin is known as a multi-talented singer, dancer and actress. Kristen wowed audiences at the Camelot Theater in her role as Janis Joplin.