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Ashland Gallery Association March 2017 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association – March Spotlight Exhibits

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Ashland Art Center

Upstairs Featured Artists: Susanne Petermann & Darlene Southworth Techno-color

With watercolor and collage, Susanne Petermann and Darlene Southworth create landscapes not visible to the unaided eye: parts hidden inside machines and computers, interiors of plants and animals, and outer space.  Thus the images appear abstract though they are actually representational

Featured Photographer: Julie Bonney Delicate Beauty

Julie Bonney is a widely traveled local photographer who will be sharing a selection from her recent work, “Delicate Beauty” during March.  Favorite photography subjects for many are flowers.  They speak the language of the heart touching us in ways that open us to the natural world.  However, the challenge is to showcase them in ways that are less common and create a desire in the viewer to stop and take them in.  Photography workshops can be a source of inspiration when things feel stagnant.  To learn some new techniques, Julie participated in a flower photography workshop last September.  Using tulle, lace, optic choices, shallow depth of field, multiple exposures and more unusual angles of perspective she immersed herself in the joy of rekindling her love of floral photography.

Featured Musician: Iconoplasty

Iconoplasty is a complex stew of electronic beats, surf guitar riffs, ambient noise and appropriated pop choruses, all courtesy of multi-instrumentalist, Josh Gross.

“Hibiscus,” photograph by Julie Bonney

“Hibiscus,” photograph by Julie Bonney

AGA Annual Student Art Show

March First Friday will have a very special added attraction when the Ashland Gallery Association celebrates student art.  Alongside art by well-known local, regional and national artists, galleries and businesses will feature works by budding young student artists from the Art Department of Ashland High School.

During the First Friday Art Walk, and throughout the month of March, visitors to AGA galleries will be inspired by the creativity and uniqueness of the art made by these young artists. There will be paintings, drawings, mixed media, and special jewelry pieces, as well as photography on display.

Participating galleries include: Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland Art Works, Ashland Natural Medicine, Hanson Howard Gallery, Nimbus, Studio AB, Liquid Assets Wine Bar, Summit+Fields, as well as The Web-sters.

These galleries will host the following local high school students: Nicole Sagal, Kyra Smith, Mayla Sumner, Cross Harris, Nicholas Morris, Lillian Ljungkvist, Eamon Morris, Charlie Burr, Sonora Jessup, Felix Knowlton, Eva Berg, Cora Stonewood, JD Miller, Salus True, Lyric Sylvan, Lukail Reece-Sullivan, Mina DeVore, Enya Cochran, Tatiana Cegin-Wagner, Cedar Taulbee, Izzy Duval, Adriana Bohn, Ayla Prusko, Jasmine Risser, Rachel Porter, Merlin Skye, and Calin Grimm.

All are invited and the community is encouraged to support these emerging artists by visiting the galleries. View and download the March Art Walk map at:

www.ashlandgalleries.com

2016 Student Show artist, Sophie Birch-Bridges

2016 Student Show artist, Sophie Birch-Bridges

Schneider Museum of Art

Trolley Fun, Exhibitions, Student Open Studios, and Book Reading this First Friday

This upcoming First Friday, March 3, ride the Allaboard Trolley to visit downtown galleries and the art happenings at Southern Oregon University. Exhibitions can be viewed in the Schneider Museum of Art Museum, the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries, and the Fine Art students’ Private Open Studios until 8:00 PM. The Museum is hosting a book reading by local author Michael Neimann at 5:00 PM.

University parking behind the Museum will be made available to the public starting at 4:00 PM. The Allaboard Trolley will shuttle patrons to and from the Museum to the downtown Ashland area between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM – a generous amount of time to visit the Museum, the student studios and Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries, and then visit your favorite Ashland galleries, studios, restaurants and more. There will be three stops on the Trolley route, the Schneider Museum of Art, A Street between 5th and 6th Streets, and the Plaza by the Fountains. Wine will be generously poured within the Museum and the hours will be extended until 8:00 PM.

 

At 5:00 PM, local author Michael Niemann will read from his latest thriller, Illicit Trade. Neimann grew up in a small town in Germany, seven miles from the Dutch border. Crossing that border often at a young age sparked in him a curiosity about the larger world. He studied political science at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität and international studies at the University of Denver. During his academic career, he focused on Southern Africa and frequently spent time in the region. After taking fiction writing courses from his colleagues at Trinity College, he embarked on a different way to write about the world. He currently teaches in the International Studies Program at SOU.

On view at the Schneider Museum of Art is Shapes of Curiosity, the SOU Creative Arts Faculty Exhibition curated by Kelly Worman to complement the Southern Oregon University Center for the Humanities 2016-2017 Campus Theme. Featured Southern Oregon University Creative Arts faculty artists include: David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Garrick Imatani, Miles Inada, Kyle Peets, Max Reinhardt, Margaret L. Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld, and Summer Ventis.

Roll With Us! Allaboard Trolley

Allaboard Trolley

Coming April 29th & 30th!

A Taste of Ashland 

Celebrating its twenty-eighth year, the Ashland Gallery Association’s signature fund-raising event, A Taste of Ashland is on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th, from noon to 4p.m. Foodies and wine connoisseurs from all along the west coast follow a map to 17 galleries, to discover Ashland’s best restaurants and the region’s best wines while enjoying the local visual arts.

AllAboard Trolley will offer rides to all galleries, but most are within walking distance.  Tickets are limited to ensure the event is not over crowded.

For tickets and more information about A Taste of Ashland 2017 visit: atasteofashland.com or call 541-488-0178

Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logoAshland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits

 

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts and visit the Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, February 3rd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free year-round  community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website to tour the Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

 

Ashland Gallery Association February Spotlight Exhibits

Shepherd’s Dream
The Flock

Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits: 'Spring with Lambs' by Suzanne Etienne

“Spring with Lambs” by Suzanne Etienne

Ashland artist Suzanne Etienne and her student “flock” will charm us with their depictions of adorable woolen creatures.  Suzanne Etienne is best known for her vivid, impressionistic paintings of the American countryside, farm animals, European street scenes and stunning still life florals.  Participating artists from her weekly painting class include: Bette Haberlach, Dottie Palamara, Sally Davies, Joyce Feigner, Susan Pottish, Lilywood, Linda Croft, Mary Hoskins, Jody Palzer and Mindy Carpenter.  Music, refreshments and visual treats await you.

Gallerie Karon
East Meets East

Gallerie Karon celebrates The Year of the Rooster!  Come shop the exotic
Bazaars of the Eastern World: art, antiques, iconic figures, furniture and jewelry. Countries represented include Japan, China, Afghanistan, Tibet, Nepal and more. Clothing from many countries will be featured, including handmade scarves and jackets by Diane Lea, constructed from antique kimono fabrics, as well as her collages.
On First Friday, February 3rd, Zahara and her musicians will perform from 5:30 to 7pm.
Join us in celebrating the Year of the Rooster!

Hanson Howard Gallery
Betty LaDuke: Border Crossings & Bountiful Harvest

Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits: 'Migrant Dreams 2,' acrylic on wood panel, Betty LaDuke

“Migrant Dreams 2,”acrylic on wood panel, Betty LaDuke

Betty LaDuke’s 65-year career as an artist has spanned continents focusing on concerns of the human condition. Informed and inspired by Mexican muralists, LaDuke’s panels stand on their own in style and purpose. While often speaking to the trials that humans face, there is also a celebration of spirit present in each large, vibrantly painted panel.

February’s exhibition at Hanson Howard Gallery will include giclee prints from the original panels of Betty LaDuke’s series, “Bountiful Harvest” as well as a current series titled “Border Crossings” and beginning sketches of a new project underway concerning the water protectors at Standing Rock, which will all be available for purchase. We will also have several new original panels from “Border Crossings” on view but not available for purchase at this time.
Beginning by spending time sketching activities on the local farms, the panels of Bountiful Harvest, From Land to Table illustrate and celebrate the workers who plant, tend and harvest our food here in the Rogue Valley.

Border Crossings is a symbolic portrayal of the emotional anguish experienced by mothers, children and families as they desperately seek refuge from violence, hunger and despair. In these panels mothers both embrace their children and let go, as the future of their sons and daughters is uncertain. But the mothers continue to hope for better life opportunities for their children.

Join us for an artist’s reception Friday, February 3rd from 5-8 p.m.

Art and Soul Gallery
“Journeys of the Heart”- Paintings by John Lambie

Ashland Gallery Association February 2017 Art Exhibits: Lambie, 'Contemplating the Universe' at ARt and Soul Gallery, Ashland, OR

“Contemplating the Universe,” painting by John Lambie

“This showing represents the last 4 years of my journey into painting. The subject of my paintings are varied and include landscapes (such as Highland Sunset, Big Moon Over Skye, Camo Aspen, or Dessert Heat), personal experiences such as my responses to my son’s passing during this time (Contemplating the Universe, and Passing Over), and abstracts that capture emotional responses as well (Tiffany Glass, Father and Son, Crystal Cave).
“In this art form, emotion is expressed by me through the use of deep and dramatic color. As with my life, my journey focuses on the positive, and dwells in hope, even in a piece entitled Scar Tissue. My goal is for each viewer to experience an emotional response of their own. Of course, the secondary goal of all artists, is for the viewer to want to have that emotional response every time they view the painting in their own home.”

Ashland Gallery Association Featured Gallery Exhibits January 2017

Ashland Gallery Association Featured Gallery Exhibits January 2017

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AGA Spotlight Exhibits January 2017

Ashland Gallery Association Featured Gallery Exhibits January 2017 - 'Snow Moon' watercolor by Pamela Haunschild

“Snow Moon” watercolor by Pamela Haunschild

Art & Soul Gallery
“Winter Expressions” paintings by Art & Soul Gallery Artists

Take away the winter chill with Art & Soul Gallery Artists January show: “Winter Expressions” which will be exhibited from December 31 through January 30, 2017.  Please join us for a warm evening at our opening reception on Friday, January 6, 2017, from 5-8 PM, with Fine Art, Music and refreshments.

We have 15 Artists represented, with their visual interpretations of winter. Included will be watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic expressions of the Winter Season. You will be treated to a variety of mediums, styles and subjects.  We will have landscapes, interior scenes, and abstracts.  Art & Soul Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM – 5 PM and Sunday 12 – 4PM.

 

Photographers Gallery (Ashland Art Center)
A Panoramic Point Of View with Photographer John Kirk

Ashland Gallery Association Featured Gallery Exhibits January 2017 - 'The Guardians' photograph by John Kirk

“The Guardians” photograph by John Kirk

Award-winning photographer John Kirk is displaying a retrospective of his favorite panoramic images as Featured Photographer for January at The Photographers’ Gallery at the Ashland Art Center.

He searches for unusual and dynamic landscapes and his travels have
taken him to the Lavender fields of Sequim, WA, the farm lands of Oregon and the Red Rock Country of the Southwest.

John has shown his work and taken the top awards at many fine art shows throughout the West.

Featured Musician: Generation Jones will be performing from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
Generation Jones, the father and son duet of Jeffrey and Julian Jones play a variety of music based mostly around the Celtic traditions on guitar, fiddle and vocals but, they often throw a few surprises in their sets including old-time, Klezmer, classic rock and surf tunes.

 

Ashland Gallery Association Featured Gallery Exhibits January 2017 - Hand Woven Scarf by Angelique Stewart

Hand Woven Scarf by Angelique Stewart

Ashland Art Works
New Artists at Ashland Artworks

January will feature a Group Show of artists at Ashland Art Works on Oak Street. Come welcome new artists, Bonnie Morgan and Angelique Stewart. Bonnie is a potter with a delightful diversity of works  – and who loves teapots! Angelica makes beautifully woven scarves, table toppers, small gift bags and much more.

Winter Hours: In January and February AAW will be open from 11 AM  to 3 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The galleries will be closed from January 8th thru the 31st and opening again February 1st.

 

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts – view Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, December 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logoStroll the Ashland Gallery Association December art exhibits in galleries around town and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!
Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Happy Holidays!

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits
December 2016

Photographers’ Gallery (Ashland Art Center)
David Lorenz Winston

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : “NYC Joy,” photograph by David Lorenz Winston

“NYC Joy,” photograph by David Lorenz Winston

David Lorenz Winston is an award-winning, internationally recognized photographer based in Talent, Oregon. A selection of his photographs, to include “NYC Joy”, will be on display at The Photographers Gallery at the Ashland Art Center from December 2, 2016

David is particularly known for his images of trees. However, he is equally at home divulging ordinary moments in everyday life, moments that are often missed as we press ahead in our daily routines.  The images David is featuring for the month of December demonstrate his skill at uplifting the ordinary moment in unexpected ways.

Hanson Howard Gallery
GALLERY ARTISTS SALON: Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Ceramics Featuring Many of Our Gallery Artists

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : Hanson Howard Gallery

Hanson Howard Gallery

Keeping in the tradition of giving you an eyeful at the end of the year we will be featuring our gallery artists in salon style.  Join us in showing appreciation to these artists for creating art that enhances our lives with work that draws us in and shares imagination, beauty, quietude, fancy, playfulness, curiosity, and craft.
Hanson Howard Gallery is Ashland’s oldest gallery and a classic showcase for established and emerging contemporary northwest artists.  Working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints their art encompasses a diversity of styles ranging from landscape to abstraction.
Our gallery artists include:
Christian Burchard  ::  John & Robin Gumaelius ::  Jon Jay Cruson  ::  Noriko Sugita  ::  Jhenna Quinn Lewis ::  Robert Koch  :: Penelope Dews  ::  Randall David Tipton :: Wataru Sugiyama  :: John Dowling :: Sue Yamins :: Woodward Payne :: Robert De Voe :: Carol Ingram :: Vince Carl :: Claire Duncan :: Julia Janeway :: Bobbie Jansen :: Denise Kester :: Cathy Valentine :: Peter Van Fleet :: Aggie Zed :: Laurel Bustamante  ::  Pamela Kroll :: Baba Wagué Diakité :: Bobbie Jansen :: Denise Kester :: Gabriel Mark Lipper :: Sara Swink

Ashland Art Center
Three Dimensional Printmade Jewelry by Tiffany Hokanson

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : Copper necklace by Tiffany Hokanson

Copper necklace by Tiffany Hokanson

Tiffany Hokanson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking. Her work always tells a rich story using layers of line and texture. Recently, she began applying her copper etching and metal work experience to jewelry fabrication. Her jewelry and 3-dimensional prints will be on sale through December, just in time for the holidays. Come downstairs and visit me in Studio #6B

Ashland Art Center Upstairs Featured Artists

Carolee Buck

Carolee has a lot of fun with her artwork.  Art gives her a positive way of looking at the world and sharing her vision with others.  Sometimes whimsical sometimes more serious, Carolee paints scenes of Ashland, scenes around the world, and scenes in her heart and head.   Slowing down and observing carefully … or just doodling her art suits her many moods.  At home and traveling she observes and interacts with her surroundings, buildings, landscapes, animals, trees, people.  She works in pen and ink and watercolor, as well as oil on canvas.

Donna Hertz

Living a joyful and meaningful life is the greatest challenge and blessing of all—and teaching, painting, writing and traveling have allowed me a passionate existence.    From Here to There embodies movement from one specific moment in life to the next and is symbolic of many of the journeys I have had—some difficult, with long and winding roads, and detours that have often more interesting than the intended destination.
Visit Carol and Donna in Studio #10

Featured Gallery Artists

New original art by Liza Hamilton and Denise Kester.  Featuring sculpted felted wool and mixed media monoprints.

Ashland Art Works
Winter Wonders: Holiday Gift Show at Ashland Art Works

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits : Ceramic vase by Cheryl Kempner

Ceramic vase by Cheryl Kempner

Give this Holiday season a more meaningful touch with gifts created by local artists. The artists at Ashland Art Works have been busy designing unique holiday creations sure to delight your friends, family, and—of course—yourself!
Drop by on First Friday to wander our sculpture garden under starlit skies, meet the artists, and visit our five beautiful galleries where you’ll find:

  • Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings
  • Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery
  • Debbie Earley’s fused glass jewelry, functional bowls and plates
  • Michael Gibson’s Painting in post impressionists’ style
  • Andrew Jones’ Burl Tea Trays, Tables
  • Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds
  • Claudia Law’s Textile Creations
  • Daniel Loch’s Photography
  • George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures
  • Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs
  • Connie Simonsen’s Handpainted Silk Scarves
  • Annette Trujillo’s Jewelry, Nature Photo Cards & Prints
  • John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards

 

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts and feast your eyes on the Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, November 4th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map for the Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download from the bottom of this page. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

AGA Spotlight Exhibits

November 2016

Studio AB
Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series and Broken Trains
Studio A.B November 4–30, 2016

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series No. 02, 2016 archive print

Bruce Bayard: The Disintegration Series No. 02, 2016 archive print

Two new series of digital image collages by Ashland artist Bruce Bayard are on display November at Studio A.B. Both series are photographic based with layers of texture to evoke something beyond the surface image.

The Disintegration Series is comprised of images that start with a poor-quality photograph, which is then combined with layers of texture to further damage its appearance. Snapshots taken from a moving car, landscapes under high-noon sunlight, and thoroughly undramatic seascapes are eroded and defaced to evoke deteriorating memories of metaphoric places.

Broken Trains are extremely wide panoramas of the box cars and freight cars that roll slowly through the Ashland Railroad District. The panoramas are not continuous but rather successive multiple quick-shutter stills combined to create a disjunct view, making quick jumps between shots. Five sequential images are then combined with multiple layers of abstract textures to reconnect the images with a new kind of visual rhythm.

Studio A.B is at 621 A Street in Ashland. The exhibit runs through the end of November.

Schneider Museum of Art
Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

Polly Apfelbaum, Lover’s Leap III, 2004, Monoprint, 47 x 47 inches

The Schneider Museum of Art is excited to present a new exhibition, Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation featuring the works of ten internationally renowned female artists. Please join us on Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for a public opening reception of the exhibition.

Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists celebrates the prominence of ten women artists. The exhibition will feature works by Polly Apfelbaum, Jennifer Bartlett, Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Sarah Sze, and Barbara Takenaga. These artists have broken beyond the glass ceiling and blazed trails for many artists working today. Each has contributed to the conversation of art history in a major way and each has a genius to their sensibilities.

Scott Malbaurn, Schneider Museum of Art Director states: “History has shown us that women artists, as well as artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, have often been placed in the margins… What we have learned from going deeper into art history and mining work from these margins is that an uncounted number of women have created work that exemplifies our culture and time in which it outweighs the work of many their male counterparts.”

Gallerie Karon
Our Annual Show – Gifts by the Gifted

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon

We have just returned from a buying trip, so in addition to the work of over 30 artists, we have exotic gifts from around the world.

Gallerie Karon is a gallery unlike any other, and we have recently added small pieces of antique furniture that will fit anywhere in your home.

Come let us help you select gifts for everyone on your list. Affordable art, antiques, animals, jewelry, furniture, books, cards and so much more!

Image caption:  Gallerie Karon

Art and Soul Gallery
“Serendipity” – Watercolor painting by Kay Myer

Watercolor unleashed by Kay Myer.  Serendipity means, “good luck in finding valuable things unintentionally – making discoveries through chance.”

 Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : "Hooters" Watercolor by Kay Myer

“Hooters” Watercolor by Kay Myer

“This is me! It best describes my daily painting journey in watercolor, as I never paint from a photograph for a realistic transfer.  What evolves is what I have seen or felt, not what I “know” is there.”

“Although I have painted for many years and my work hangs in many states in the USA and also internationally, I don’t have a long summary of credentials to list.  My accolades are the countless daily hours of the pure joy of painting and the inner peace has been my ultimate reward.  What a crown to wear!”

 

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Ashland Gallery Association October 2016 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association October 2016 Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association aga logoCelebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, October 7th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download from the embedded pdf at the bottom of this post. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Ashland Gallery Association October Spotlight Exhibits

Special Event!

Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour
October 8th and 9th – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Free arts event sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association!

Join us the second weekend in October when a group of local professional artists open their private studio doors to the public for the Third Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour!

The Ashland Open Studio Tour is an inspiring self-guided arts tour brought to you by the Ashland Gallery Association. This year’s tour will guide visitors to 22 professional artist studios in Ashland and surrounding communities of Talent and Phoenix, while journeying through the beauty of the fall season.  

Artists invite you to come see the creative processes behind our incredible and diverse arts community. There will be a variety of mediums from painting and drawing to metal, ceramics, and fiber arts, as well as scheduled demonstrations.

There is no admission fee to any of the studios on the tour. The Open Studio Tour is part of the Ashland Gallery Association’s efforts to promote the visual arts and arts education in Ashland and is made possible in part by grants from the City of Ashland and the Oregon Community Foundation

Pick up a Tour Map at any AGA Member Gallery, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off the Ashland Studio Tour website (or below):
Visit: www.ashlandost.com or contact: [email protected]

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Center for the Visual Arts – Southern Oregon University
Third Annual Contemporary Mosaic Art Exhibition
September 19 to October 26

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Graffiti II, Mosaic by Ilse Cordoni

CONTEMPORARY MOSAIC ART (CMA) is honored to bring together an international juried exhibition of mosaic art from September 19 to October 26, 2016, at The Center for Visual Arts, Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries, Art Building, Southern Oregon University.  The exhibition will be open to the public 10-4, Monday through Friday September 19 – October 26.

This extraordinary show will be on display for over a month and will coincide with the Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit to be held October 6-9, 2016. The galleries will be open extended hours during the CMA Summit weekend.

This juried exhibition invites us to enter the vast and creative world of both ancient and contemporary mosaic art. The works surprise us as we view traditional and non-traditional executed fine art mosaics which, incorporate innovative subject matter, techniques and material, allowing the mosaic to burst forth with subtle or aggressive movement, drawing us into the subject and illuminating clarity of the art and our own vision.

The mosaicist assembles small bits of stone, glass, pottery, and/or repurposed material and assembles them into an image, a feeling, a spirit, and a representation. Mosaic artists chop, cut, hammer and nip to create beauty out of those bits. It’s a beautiful order, a deliberate order, an order of the heart, of dreams, of unending skill and patience. These artists represent the world in ways that have never before been seen.

The artists represented in this exhibition have discovered their own artistic “voice” and use mosaic art to express their unique vision of the world around them. The mosaics presented in this exhibit are a delight to the eye and an inspiration to the soul.

Come join us for First Friday Art Walk on October 7, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at SOU Art Building for a chance to view this extraordinary show, meet the artists, purchase a piece of original mosaic art to take home and enjoy a little light refreshment.

Hanson Howard Gallery
Élan Chardin Gombart & Cathy Valentine, Abstract in Nature, acrylic and encaustic

Using elements and influence of the natural world around us as well as drawing from states of a more human nature, Cathy Valentine and Élan Chardin Gombart both create abstract work that present layers of floating shapes, colors and lines.  While both artists incorporate hints and clues of objects or landscape, the where/what/how are given over to the reflection and imagination of the viewer.

CATHY VALENTINE

Cathy Valentine has been working with an encaustic process for several years. She builds up multiple layers of wax while drawing, staining and/or carving each layer to create a depth of transparency. The use of this material combines many disciplines; collage, printmaking imagery and sculptural qualities are seen in the final result.

Ashland Gallery Association October 2016 Art Exhibits : Élan Chardin Gombart, Screen l, acrylic on panel, 36 x 42

Élan Chardin Gombart, Screen l, acrylic on panel, 36″x42″

ÉLAN CHARDIN GOMBART

Élan received her BFA in visual design from the University of Oregon in 1995 via a circuitous route that included studies at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR, Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and The University of New Mexico. Having worked extensively in photography and drawing, Élan has also explored bookbinding, letterpress printing, and currently, primarily works in mixed media painting.
Her most current paintings present colliding layers of colors and textures that hint at elements of landscape or micro/macro worlds existing simultaneously in a positive/negative relationship to each other.
Artist reception: First Friday, October 7th from 5-8 p.m. Show runs October 6th – November 1st

Oak Street Studio
Scenic Southern Oregon

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“On Howard’s Prairie Lake,” a new acrylic painting by Leif Trygg is featured at Oak Leaf Studio in October.

Artist Leif Trygg expands both his medium and his viewpoint during First Friday, October 7 from 5pm to 8 pm at Oak Street Studio, 247 Oak Street between Hansen Howard and the Ashland Artworks.

The Studio will exhibit recent acrylic paintings of evocative scenes here in Southern Oregon. For the past year, Trygg has been painting exclusively in pastels, while prior efforts were composed with watercolors. “I like working with the texture of acrylics; the effects are more three-dimensional and the colors are more permanent than pastels,” says Trygg.

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Joan Franklin and David Lorenz Winston to Open Studio for Ashland OST

Joan Franklin and David Lorenz Winston to open studio for Ashland OST : Please join artist Joan Franklin and photographer David Lorenz Winston during the Ashland Open Studio Tour Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 11am– 5pm for an open studio tour at 615 Talent Ave, #9, Ashland, Oregon 541-535-1206. There are 22 studios participating in this year's Ashland Open Studio Tour. To access the map of studios and information about the tour artists, visit www.ashlandost.com

Ashland Gallery Association September Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association September Art Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association aga logoCelebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, September 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website. For more information about all of the exhibits please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Ashland Gallery Association September Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Artworks

Vessel, Bird and Branch – Acrylic painter Suzanne Etienne and Raku Ceramicist Lorene Senesac

image of Basket Woman, acrylic painting by Suzanne Etienne

“Basket Woman,” acrylic painting by Suzanne Etienne

Join passionate artists Suzanne Etienne and Lorene Senesac for the September First Friday show at Ashland Artworks.
Etienne, an acrylic painter, and Senesac, a Raku ceramicist, are blending their unique and beautiful styles to showcase a symbiotic understanding and celebration of the female form through the beauty of nature.
Their collections play off each other’s love of nature’s abundance, the exquisite details in a tree as shown in Senesac’s bowls or the exuberant harvest from the soil as seen in much of Etienne’s work.
Lorene Senesac will showcase vessels, wall pieces, and three-dimensional works.
Etienne’s acrylic paintings in a variety of sizes exude warmth, joy and a nod to Matisse and impressionism.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Ashland Artworks 5-7pm.

Ashland Art Center
Magical Realism -Whimsical Animals:  The Artwork of Liza Hamilton and Denise Kester

image of Wool Sculpture by Liza Hamilton

Wool Sculpture by Liza Hamilton

Imaginative needle felted wool sculptures by fiber artist Liza Hamilton will be displayed with Denise Kester’s ‘Story Art’. Check out their combined studio space, #8, to see more of their creations or to learn about upcoming shows and classes.

Featured Downstairs Artist – Tiffany Hokanson
New Metal and Paper Works

This month: Printmaker, Tiffany Hokanson, will be displaying her most recent work as the downstairs featured artist at the Ashland Art Center. Tiffany is a full time member of the “Underground Printmaking Studio,” located in the Art Center’s lower level.
According to Tiffany, “All of my work is driven by my exploration of materials and love for process. I appreciate the visible signs of wear and degradation that occur naturally to materials over time, so I often highlight cracks, scratches or imperfections in my work.”

Her work will be on display at the art center’s main level next to the Ashland Art Center’s classroom space throughout the month of September, as well as in the printmaking studio member display space on the main floor of the gallery.

Featured Gallery Artist – Linda Dixon

Linda Dixon is showing oil paintings of local images. The work is executed largely with palette knives, which lend texture and energy to the canvas. She lays down an underpainting of luminous transparent color, before applying heavy opaque knife-work. The final result is a vibrant and engaging.

Photographers’ Gallery
Floral Impressions by Leonard Lea

Photograph by Leonard Lea

Photograph by Leonard Lea

Leonard Lea is a local nature photographer living in Ashland Oregon.  His show “Floral Impressions” is at The Photographers Gallery At The Ashland Art Center from September 2, 2016.
These images convey an overall impression of groups of flowers without being drawn to any particular detail. Inspiration for these images was derived from Impressionist painters such as Van Gogh and Monet.
Leonard is drawn to the details and the extra level of wonder and beauty found in looking closely at flowers. He believes we all need to take the time to see flowers in all of their glorious detail. His curiosity also extends to travel and street photography.  You can follow Leonard’s work on his blog, lenzlenz.blogspot.com

Art and Soul Gallery
Waking Dreams, Recent Watermedia Works in Abstraction by Rogue Valley Artist, Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Image of Awakening,  21 x 29 Watercolor Collage by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

“Awakening” 21” x 29″ Watercolor Collage by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

“Often when I am painting I feel like I am in an altered state or a waking dream.  The process in creating this body of abstract paintings starts out very intuitive, developing over time. I then finish each piece by applying elements and principles of design to strengthen the composition and pull it together. In viewing these paintings I invite you to allow your imagination to play and perhaps experience a waking dream.”

 

 

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Ashland Gallery Association August Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association August Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, August 5th, from 5 to 8 pm!

To see all the Ashland Gallery Association August Exhibits in 2016, stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download from our website. For more information about all of the Ashland Gallery Association August exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

AGA Spotlight Galleries

August 2016

Gallerie Karon
The Female of the Species

ashland gallery association august exhibits : “Embrasser du Regard” (Behold) by Adele Hiles, 60 X 40 acrylic on canvas

“Embrasser du Regard” (Behold) by Adele Hiles, 60 X 40 acrylic on canvas

Our annual, invitational, all women artists show.
Over 20 artists: photography, painting, porcelain portraits, textiles, ceramics, books and cards.

The highlight of the show, “Embrasser du Regard (Behold)” by Adele Hiles, depicts her daughter-in-law and symbolizes what’s facing today’s woman.

Adele’s inspiring accompaniment says, in part, “Embracing the circumstances of one’s existence and holding one’s own within it, is a woman’s challenge, life’s challenge. Immerse and embrace. Be held and behold. Engage with your surroundings and hold your own strength. Hold your head above water and find your nobility.”

Studio A. B.
Gestures at the Continent Edge
Drawing, Photography, Video
Ann DiSalvo, Bruce Bayard at Studio A.B

 

ashland gallery association august exhibits : BONSAI ROCK, photograph by Bruce Bayard

BONSAI ROCK, photograph by Bruce Bayard

On a recent trip to the Oregon and California coast between Harris Beach and Elk Prairie, Ann DiSalvo drew scenes en plein air, and Bruce Bayard shot photos and video; each artist exploring in their own way the boundary between land and sea.

Focusing primarily on rock forms, Ann’s drawings convey strength, yet allude to the fragile nature of the land, the potential for upheaval when considering the unusual mixture of rock forms especially near Crescent City. While the masses of rock represent solidity, geologically it is a subduction zone and earthquakes, with ensuing tsunamis, can be expected in time.

Bruce’s photography and video present both soft and hard edges of the land-sea boundary. Trees, waves, sand, clouds, and mist soften the massive rock forms that tumble from the continent’s edge. Meanwhile, image sequences portray the temporal journey of humans through the ancient stands of redwoods.

During the August First Friday artwalk, a video projection and improvised soundscape will be presented in addition to the drawings and photos.

 

Schneider Museum of Art
Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art

 

ashland gallery association august exhibits : David Eckard, Rail (heraldry veil), 2016, Steel, fabric, painted wood, and ribbon, 72 x 108 x 12 inches

David Eckard, Rail (heraldry veil), 2016, Steel, fabric, painted wood, and ribbon, 72 x 108 x 12 inches

Regular Hours of Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Free and Open to the Public
The Schneider Museum of Art is gearing up to be a part of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center’s groundbreaking Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art curated by Michelle Grabner. The Museum is one of twenty-five different exhibition spaces across the state of Oregon that is showing works this summer.
Works by:

  • Mike Bray
  • David Eckard
  • Giles Lyon
  • Brenna Murphy
  • Storm Tharp

Tuesday Tours
Every Tuesday at Noon
Docent-led tours are available on a drop-in basis every Tuesday at noon. Join us to learn more, ask questions, and engage in a dialogue about the exhibition.

FREE Family Days
Saturday August 13, 
10 am to 1 pm
Join us for family-friendly arts projects and museum activities. Curated by guest artist Max Reinhardt.

Hanson Howard Gallery
Bobbie Jansen & Gabriel Mark Lipper, paintings: still lifes & portraits

ashland gallery association august exhibits : "Aeada 3", oil on panel by Gabriel Mark Lipper

“Aeada 3”, oil on panel by Gabriel Mark Lipper

At first glance Bobbie Jansen and Gabriel Mark Lipper’s paintings are still lifes and portraits, and while both artists approach painting with a respect to these traditions, they share a greater concern for the archetypal resonance of their subject matter.  Transcending the individuality of a woman or the functionality of a shoe, through painting the artists are relating to a broader association with people and objects in our lives; our mothers, our sisters, our every day burdens/joys…existing at times as both anonymous, yet deeply familiar and always universal.

Show runs from August 4th – 30th with an artist reception on First Friday, August 5th from 5-8 p.m.

For Albany artist, Bobbie Jansen, it is often in the process of painting an object that she discovers her connection to it. It may be as simple as the shape or color, but more often it is a symbolic stand-in for something greater.
The objects may find themselves in a tight, claustrophobic interior, or in an endlessly expanding exterior. At times they are singular, and isolated, at other times multiplied, intertwined, and chaotic. They may be whole with every detail described, or be fractured, veiled and disintegrating.

Gabriel Mark Lipper’s brilliant, large-scale portraits are filled with lush color and strong brushwork, creating evocative moods. Rather than tell us the story of the person in front of the artist, Gabriel works with familiar archetypes. Lipper’s figures are beautifully rendered with strong light and confident form, a nod to his academic background, while his compositions and subjects are anything but academic.

2016 Ashland Open Studio Tour

The 2016 Ashland Open Studio Tour is coming!

October 8 & 9, 2016

Save the dates and explore the working spaces of your favorite Rogue Valley artists

For more information, visit /www.ashlandost.com

2016 Ashland Open Studio tour October 8 & 9, 2016

The Ashland Open Studio Tour is proudly sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association.