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Ashland Gallery Association May Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery
Fresh Paint: Acrylic and Oil Paintings by Jenay Elder

Jenay Elder, Grizzly Peak Sunset, Acrylic

New year, new works, and fresh paint. This exhibition features acrylic and oil paintings by artist Jenay Elder that represent regional landscapes, and expressive scenes from our local parks, ponds, and neighborhood. Playful designs featuring terrestrial animals of all sorts are also featured.

On May 7 during First Friday, Jenay will provide a live outdoor painting demonstration during the reception from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hours:
Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
and by appointment.

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


Vernon Lawhorn, Untitled, Medium Unavailable

Gallerie Karon
A Work in Progress

Gallerie Karon is moving to 300 East Main Street at 2nd. As part of the move, the gallery is offering up to 50% off furniture, accessories, and ART. Stay tuned for the future reopening date and until then, stop by and take a look at everything Gallerie Karon has to offer.

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
500 A Street #1 at 4th & A, Ashland, OR 97520
541-482-9008


Hanson Howard Gallery
Laura Foster and Wade Schuster

Wade Schuster, Wheat Paste Cover Stories, Oil on Canvas

Wade Schuster is an artist and art educator currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. Schuster’s art practice explores perception, memory, and the everyday life of public space, using walks as a source of inspiration. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Schuster received a BA in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire before moving to Las Vegas, where he lived and worked from 2005-2020. His works are held in both public and private collections, including the permanent collection of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Living and practicing in Portland for the past twenty years, Laura is currently working her way through a mountain of cedar lath from an ancient deconstructed fence, wandering the aisles of the Rebuilding Center searching for scalloped trim, drawing and painting, and pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at PNCA. She has a BFA in Painting and an MFA In Fine Art. Pursuing years of exhibitions, residencies, and grants, Laura also teaches.

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

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


Jhenna Quinn Lewis

Jhenna Quinn Lewis, The Treasure Remembered, Oil

Jhenna Quinn Lewis is a contemporary realist oil painter with meditative compositions that often feature birds. She is nationally-known and represented by numerous galleries, with paintings also in museums and corporate and private collections. In 2019, Jhenna received a spotlight in Western Art and Architecture and was selected to take part in Birds in Art at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum for the fourth time. Her inspiration comes from connecting with nature, studying Japanese masters, and observing the tenets of wabi-sabi—the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Originally from Chicago, Jhenna has made Southern Oregon her home for 20 years now.

Hours:
Appointment only.

Address and Contact Information:
541-488-2562
[email protected]
jhennaquinnlewis.com


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

AGA Art Classes and Opportunities

Ashland Galleries
April Visual Arts News
April = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of art opportunities that are being offered this month to foster your inner creativity. 
Ashland Gallery Association
AGA Summer Art Show!
Saturday, June 19, 2021 
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

  Open to members, and in lieu of the traditional Open Studio Tour, the AGA is coordinating a Summer Art Show at Ashland Art Works that will allow members to showcase their artwork outdoors! 

For those who are interested in participating, please register here no later than April 20, 2021.

Send promotional images of artwork to [email protected] and sign and send the attached Liability Release Form along with the $20.00 participation fee to: 

Ashland Gallery Association
PO Box 241
Ashland, OR 97520

Image Credit: 
Suzanne Etienne, Ashland Art Works, Acrylic
ART BEYOND
Saturday in the Park: Lithia Park Plein Air Painting Event 

  Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Open to all, artists can come and go throughout the day. The general public will be encouraged to engage with the artists between 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. where artists can talk about their work and process. Artists will be invited to show one piece created at this event at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum from June 21 – September 16, 2021. Art will be sold at and by ScienceWorks, with 50% of sales prices going to the artist and 50% to ScienceWorks.

Please register here to be a participating artist by June 1, 2021.

Image Credit: Sarah F Burns, Late Spring, Mistletoe Road, Ashland, OR, Oil on Panel
Rogue Art Gallery
Figure Painting with Ilene Ginger-Stanfield
Friday, April 16 – Sunday, April 18, 2021 
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Welcoming all skill levels and utilizing oil or pastel media, 
Ilene’s three day workshop will introduce the technique of identifying shapes within the composition to find the visual truth, cover the fundamentals of drawing, shape, value, and edges, and then address the properties of color. Color is powerful, it can inhibit or control its application in art. The workshop will give students a clear understanding of how to navigate this wonderful element of painting. Following lecture and demonstrations, students will paint from live models and photo references.

Please register here to participate by Friday, April 16, 2021.
Members: $300.00 and Non-Members: $325.00 
Materials List

Image Credit: Illene Ginger-Stanfield, Untitled, Oil  
Northwest Ceramics Studio
Ceramic In-Person Classes
April 18, 2021 and April 21, 2021 
Times Vary 

  Come have fun and get a little dirty at Northwest Ceramics! They offer ceramic classes at all different levels. It is recommended to register for classes early due to small class sizes.

As of right now, an Intermediate Pottery Workshop and Floral and Leaf Inlay class are available. For more information, please visit, https://www.northwestceramicstudio.com/book-online

Image Credit: 
Northwest Ceramics Studio
  Ashland Public Arts Commission Opportunities!
Become a Commissioner

The Ashland Public Arts Commission (PAC) is involved in building the city’s public arts collection and educating both residents and tourists about the value of public art. 

The mission of the Public Arts Commission is to enhance the cultural and aesthetic quality of life in Ashland by actively pursuing the placement of public art in public spaces and serving to preserve and develop public access to the arts. The continued vitality of the arts in the City of Ashland is a vital part of the future of the city as well as of its citizens.

If you’re interested in becoming a commissioner, please review the PAC’s website, sit in on a meeting, and fill out an application. Each of the steps are listed below. 
 
Website:
https://www.ashland.or.us/CCBIndex.asp?CCBID=212

Meetings:
Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at 8:30 am. Access to the Zoom link and agenda will be published on the website. 

Application:
https://www.ashland.or.us/SIB/files/Commission_Committee_APP.pdf

April Ashland Gallery Exhibits

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

Here is a sampling of our April Spotlight Artists. Thank you so much for your endless support!

Art & Soul Gallery
Branded by Oregon, Watercolors by Betty Barss

“Branded,” Watercolor by Betty Barss

Branded by Oregon is a reflection in watercolors by Betty Barss. Having lived in Oregon for over 47 years, Betty feels the irresistible influence of the landscapes, the plants, and the wildlife on a daily basis.

Friday, April 2, 2021, Art & Soul Gallery will offer an opening reception from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with appointments available at 30 minute intervals. 6 visitors can be inside of the gallery at a time. So, stop by or make an appointment! The exhibition will remain on display until May 2, 2021.

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

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

Ashland Art Works
Artist Collective

Ashland Art Works, Thrown Stone Close-Up

Ashland Art Works is proud to offer all original art and unique gifts, lovingly crafted by their local artists. The diversity of mediums expands all of the possibilities of finding something special to adorn your home or your favorite person with. So, drop by when you’re in the neighborhood. They’re a short stroll from the Plaza!

Hours:
Thursday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and by appointment.

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

Gallerie Karon
Gallerie Karon Celebration

Bruce Barnes, Watercolor

Featuring the creative work of 24 artists and photographers, along with antiques, artifacts, and jewelry, Gallerie Karon’s eclectic mix showcases local and regional artists from Oregon, Washington, and California. For fun, the gallery displays a menagerie of handmade dolls and animals too.

As part of their 19th Anniversary and in appreciation of all their supporters over the years, Gallerie Karon is offering an enormous sale on all of their artwork, THANKS TO YOU!

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
500 A Street #1 at 4th & A, Ashland, OR 97520
541-482-9008

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Black, White, and The Blues

“Anticipation,” Acrylic by Virginia Andrade

You’re invited to a night of Blues music, art, and storytelling at the Grants Pass Museum of Art’s event, Black, White, and The Blues, taking place at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021. This year’s event is an opportunity for our community to come together and ensure that art remains accessible for all. There will also be an opportunity to support the museum’s work through direct gifts and an online auction, accessible beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The auction will remain open for one week and close on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

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

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

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

March 2021 Ashland Gallery Exhibits

March Spotlight Exhibits

Jhenna Quinn Lewis

Jhenna Quinn Lewis is a contemporary realist oil painter with meditative compositions that often feature birds. She is nationally-known and represented by numerous galleries, with paintings also in museums and corporate and private collections. In 2019, Jhenna received a spotlight in Western Art and Architecture and was selected to take part in Birds in Art at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum for the fourth time. Her inspiration comes from connecting with nature, studying Japanese masters, and observing the tenets of wabi-sabi—the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Originally from Chicago, Jhenna has made Southern Oregon her home for 20 years now.

Hours: Appointment only.

Address and Contact Information: 541-488-2562 [email protected] jhennaquinnlewis.com

Finch and Hiroshige, Oil painting by Jhenna Quinn Lewis
“Finch and Hiroshige,” Oil painting by Jhenna Quinn Lewis

Hanson Howard Gallery Gallery

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

Across times and cultures women have been known as the story keepers and tellers, bringing to life our wisdoms and dreams, histories, and futures. To celebrate this tradition we are giving the gallery over to a group of artists who use their craft to tell us stories.

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

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

Indigo Beast, Mosaic Sculpture by Laurie Gadbois
“Indigo Beast,” Mosaic Sculpture by Laurie Gadbois

Paula Fong

Paula Fong has been fortunate to spend much of her career as an Ecologist exploring nature. Every square inch of our natural world contains something scientifically interesting and artistically beautiful. Paula likes to pick out one aspect of the environment and hold it up for inspection, with all its imperfections and variation. By changing perspective, focus, season and habitat, she has an infinite palette and an unlimited source of inspiration.

Hours: Appointment only.

Address and Contact Information:
8905 Yank Gulch Rd. Talent, OR, 97540 541-535-2579
[email protected]
prfong.com

Joshua Tree Desert in Bloom, Watercolor and Ink by Paula Fong

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Oregon Coast, Paintings by Kristen O’Neill

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

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

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

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

Geology, Acrylic painting by Kristen O'Neil
Geology, Acrylic painting by Kristen O’Neil

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

February Fun! Visual Arts Events and Opportunities

Ashland Galleries February Visual Arts News

February Fun! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February Ashland Art Exhibits

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

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

Thank you so much for your endless support!

Hanson Howard Gallery

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

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

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

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

Art & Soul Gallery 

Why We Paint!

Betty Barss, Lillie’s Refuge, Watercolor

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

This year’s theme is Why We Paint!

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

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

Studio 151

Other Works of Elizabeth York

Elizabeth York, “Time Flies #1,” Sculpture

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

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

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

Ashland Art Works
Artist Members Exhibition

Cheryl Kempner, Untitled, Ceramic

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

Creative Arts Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ashland Galleries 2021 Membership Deadline Approaching


Ashland Galleries 2021 Membership Guide

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: February 1, 2021 

Choose check or PayPal to make your payment.

Send your check payable to:

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

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

Membership Levels   Gallery | Associate | Working Studio

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Ashland Gallery Assn December Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery
Cradles Rock!, Original Miniature Oil and Watercolor Paintings by Jenay Elder, Charlotte Peterson, and Judy Richardson

December 3 – January 2, 2020 

Local artists Jenay Elder, Charlotte Peterson, and Judy Richardson have created this “rocking” featured exhibition for the month of December at Art and Soul Gallery. Come by and see it!

The artists will be on hand to talk about their work December 4, First Friday, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Swing by or make an appointment to see these delightful oil and watercolor paintings. You can also view other artworks by these artists on the gallery’s website and YouTube channel. 

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

Appointments available online: https://artandsoulgallery.com/appointments/

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/cGKFtA9bN

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Y53fGSJmn1QpmwjEfu46g

“Don’t Lick the Painting,” Oil on Cradle, Judy Richardson 

Hanson Howard Gallery Betty LaDuke Fundraiser & 2020 Gallery Artists Salon November 6 – December 24, 2020

Betty LaDuke and Hanson Howard Gallery are collaborating on raising funds for Rogue Valley farm workers who lost their homes to the Almeda Fire. All proceeds from the sales of the prints, Awakening, will be donated to three Rogue Valley organizations working to assist these vulnerable members of our community. 

The 2020 Gallery Artists Salon features new artwork by gallery artists curated with gift giving in mind. Some are perfect for shipping or affordable for the new collector, or simply unique enough to be the personal gift you are looking for. If you can’t travel this holiday season, then consider sending the gift of art. 

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

Where the River Flows, Woodblock Print, Millie Whipplesmith Plank 

Project Space  Landscape Paintings by Sarah F. Burns 

Sarah F. Burns has a lot of new artwork being exhibited at Project Space. Viewing will be by appointment only, so if you’re interested, then please contact Sarah at [email protected] 

Gallery Hours: By appointment only. 

Above: Painting by Sarah F. Burns

Gallerie Karon
Out of Africa, Out of Ash

Gallerie Karon’s current exhibition featuring Judy Benson LeNeir, Alameda fire victim, will continue through December.

If you’ve ever wanted one of her fabulous photographs of African animals, now is the hour. The gallery has the largest inventory of her work remaining in existence. You still have time to obtain a special memory of your trip to Africa or your love of animals by the holidays, whether it’s as a gift or for your own home. This collection includes smaller items, such as journals, mugs and even necklaces, all embellished with her photographs!

December will also showcase the rest of their wonderful 32 artists for holiday gifting. You’ll find paintings, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and much more. Now is the time to treat yourself.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Sparkle of Life, Photography, Judy Benson La Nier

Ashland Gallery Association 2021 Membership Opportunities

Dear Ashland Gallery Members

It is time for all members to renew their membership in the Ashland Gallery Association. The pandemic has caused us to re-imagine the AGA and how best we can promote our members and the Arts in southern Oregon. We are excited to share our plans.


Updating our website is a top priority. Did you know we get over 75,000 page views each month? We want the AGA website to be centerstage for anyone looking to explore the Arts in southern Oregon. We have also hired Paige Gerhard as our new marketing coordinator to focus on social media promotions and further expanding our reach.  


We strive to keep our membership fees as low as possible and at the same time give you great value. This year we have reduced the costs for all new and renewing members. The website is undergoing enhancements, and details can be found on our document explaining the membership levels and your options for engagement with the website.

Document: http://www.ashlandgalleries.com/membership/

Choose check or PayPal to make payment no later than January 15th, 2021.
Send your check payable to:

Ashland Gallery Association
P.O. Box 241 Ashland, OR 97520
To pay by credit card, visit ashlandgalleries.com/membership.

The AGA Executive Board hopes you will take advantage of all that AGA offers and continue to be a part of our vibrant Art Community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.

2021 Oregon Fringe Festival

The 2021 Oregon Fringe Festival is excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted! 

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Oregon Fringe Festival will be working extensively to ensure a safe experience for our contributing artists and audience. Therefore, this year’s festival will take place mostly online with the exception of a few outdoor, local, in-person performances as long as it is safe and permitting.

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The 2021 Oregon Fringe Festival (OFF) will take place from
Thursday, April 29 – Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Ashland, Oregon.

**The application deadline is Midnight, Monday, December 28, 2020.**
**SOU students and faculty may continue to apply through Wednesday, January 13, 2021.**
**Late submissions will not be considered.**

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What is the Oregon Fringe Festival?
Each spring, the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University produces the Oregon Fringe Festival (OFF), a multi-day event celebrating outrageous creativity in the arts. The OFF is a boundary-breaking platform for free expression. We celebrate unconventional art in conventional spaces or conventional art in unconventional spaces, and work to secure a tolerant place for the sharing of ideas through story. The OFF is, first and foremost a crossroads for SOU students and visiting artists to showcase and engage with each other’s creative work. We bring together music, visual art, digital art, performance art, film/video, theatre, movement and dance, as well as creative writing and spoken word. And, we’re always looking to expand! Please apply with your film, sound installation, etc… anything goes at the OFF and we welcome everyone to present!

Who can apply to the OFF?
Anyone and everyone! The OFF is a fantastic opportunity to present your creative work to a diverse audience. We’ve hosted artists from all different stages and walks of life, from first-time playwrights and poets, to seasoned, Grammy-award winners, and professional actors. Every year, we host artists from all over the United States! (The 2019 artist roster represented 12 US states and even a group from the UK!)

What happens if my project is accepted to the OFF?
Artists will receive an email from the OFF with a request to set-up a general Virtual Meet and Greet/Production Meeting. At this meeting, a discussion will be had about the specific needs of each respective show, e.g. the appropriate digital platform for the event, the technical capabilities of the selected venue if it’s presented live, how many performances the artist would like to present, and whether or not the OFF can accommodate that number against the rest of the events on the festival schedule, etc. The OFF will also be looking to get a PR package from you (we’ll go over those specifications), as well as a due date for those materials. By the first week of April, details of the project will be worked out on our end with the venue/digital platform, and PR, so that you can simply enjoy the festival.

Where do OFF artists present their work?
Usually, the work of our contributing artists is typically unconventional as are the spaces we provide to showcase it for an audience. Each space has a lot of different capacities. Venues in the past have included anything from large meeting rooms or the shores of a nearby lake, to industrial sculpting/painting studios, parks, and even street corners… and everything in between!

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the OFF will be working extensively to ensure a safe experience for our contributing artists and audience. Therefore, this year’s festival will take place mostly online via Zoom, Youtube, etc., with the exception of a few outdoor, local, in-person performances as long as it is safe and permitting.

Have a venue-related or digital platform question? Contact [email protected].

How large is the OFF?
The Oregon Fringe is a young festival. And, just like a young person, the festival’s constantly growing, experiencing changes, and establishing its identity. What has remained consistent over the last few years, however, is the makeup of our artist roster. It’s a tight-knit community of local acts and students joined by seasoned performers venturing from all over the United States, predominantly the West Coast. **2019 Stats: The OFF saw 45 distinct, separate acts present 70 performances to a total viewership of 1300 people over the five-day event. Although some performances were rather intimate, and many others were well-attended by upwards of 50, 60, 70, even 80 spectators, the average audience size was 19 people. For the 2021 OFF, all in-person performances will be moderated and socially distanced to ensure a safe experience for our contributing artists and audience.

How do OFF Artists make money?
We’ve always striven to make the OFF accessible to everyone. The festival began in 2014 as a free event. As the OFF has grown, more and more professional artists have come to present and need a way to recoup their expenses. In 2019, the OFF launched the posting of a suggested donation for admission to be paid at the door. Specific amounts were set by the artists, not the OFF. In our post-festival research, most audience members donated the full amount requested, which helped artists immensely and enabled the OFF to stay true to its pledge of accessibility while also honoring university policy.

**The 2021 OFF will carry this same model: a suggested donation at the door.**
**The suggested amount is set by the presenting artist, not the Oregon Fringe Festival.**
**100% of the donations are handled/received by the artist — we’re not touching the money.**
**Performative content by current Southern Oregon University students must carry a free admission.**
**Artists who are presenting online may share their suggested donation information (Zoom, Youtube, etc.)**
**Virtual presentations will seek to create an artist donation method, if possible.**

The OFF is also awarding honorariums to select project proposals.

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Honorariums

The Oregon Fringe is offering up to six $500.00 honorariums to non-student artists presenting at the 2021 festival. The creative work of these recipients is boundary-breaking, it’s unconventional, it excites discussion, and explores different perspectives of a held position, principle, or belief.

Honorarium recipients will…
…enter into a contracted agreement with Southern Oregon University to present their creative work(s) at the 2021 Oregon Fringe Festival, occurring April 29 – May 1, 2021.
…present an educational component at the 2021 OFF, e.g. a virtual pre-show discussion or panel, an artist talkback with Q&A, a lecture-demonstration, or masterclass, etc., to be agreed upon between the recipient and the OFF Director.
…help the OFF market and promote their creative work.

**Honorariums will be for $500.00. However, no travel or housing costs will be provided. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, non-local artists will only be considered for virtual performances.**
**Current SOU students cannot receive an honorarium.**
**The OFF reserves the right to not award all six honorariums.**

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The Application Process

Applications to present at the Oregon Fringe Festival (OFF) are reviewed and selected by the Festival Director and a group of Southern Oregon University Student Producers from the Theatre, Music, and Creative Arts (Visual Arts, Emerging Media & Digital Arts, and Creative Writing) Programs to ensure a diversity of work across disciplines fitting the mission of the OFF.

Once approved, applicants meet with the OFF staff via Zoom or over the phone to discuss the next steps and responsibilities of the artist in producing the content.

Please be encouraged to know that we at the OFF truly want to approve your application! If needed, we will reach out to ask for more information and provide an opportunity for you to better clarify sections of your application before we decide whether or not the project will be at the festival.

If you intend to submit multiple applications, you will need to submit them separately. A single application is required for group submissions.

**The application deadline is Midnight, Monday, December 28, 2020.**
**SOU students and faculty may continue to apply through Wednesday, January 13, 2021.**
**Late submissions will not be considered.**

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Responsibilities of the Applicant

The Oregon Fringe Festival is offering space and a context within which to present your work. The OFF will also offer technicians to assist during installs and virtual/live performances.

The OFF will not handle any miscellaneous duties related to presenting the work of the applicants, e.g. hang content-specific posters, build sets, handle transportation to/from the event space, travel, nor housing, setting up virtual platforms, creating video content, etc.
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Questions? Feel free to email your query to [email protected] or visit http://oregonfringefestival.org/

Please check to be sure your application is complete and detailed before submission. Here’s the link to the application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxATWMTyGxr38z_mnC8vDQBi6oiGsJV70oiZfTHZGC68HNmg/viewform

Ashland Galleries November Exhibits

Ashland is thriving with wonderful artwork created by our amazing artists! So, we invite you to see what our member businesses and artists are up to. Some are even offering creative workshops! 

Don’t forget to visit each of their websites either. For a complete list, please visit our website at ashlandgalleries.com and download our 2020 Ashland Gallery Guide.

November Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Art Works
Ashland Art Works in November! 

Ashland Art Works will continue to highlight all of their artists with a collective show in November. The artists are still busy working and creating new pieces. Fall is beautiful, the leaves are changing, the creek is still bubbling, and the squirrels are giving them a continual show as they collect the nuts from the Black Walnut tree! Drop by for a visit, take some time to sit under the trees, and enjoy the season.

For more information, please visit www.ashlandartworks.org

Gallery Hours:

  • Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Gallerie Karon
Out of Africa, Out of Ash

One of our best known artists, Judy Benson La Nier, was burned out of her home, studio, and storage space with minutes to flee during the Almeda Fire on September 8. We wanted to do something special for Judy. So, Gallerie Karon is hosting a solo show for her during the month of November. Fate left us with the largest remaining inventory of her work. How fortunate! Now you have the opportunity to support her by purchasing one of her photographic pieces for your home or gift giving. Know that you will be of great support and encouragement to her in doing so. The subject and prices are a wide range with many African animals and birds from her years of photographic safaris. Added to these are a collection of giftware such as mugs, notebooks, magnets, cards, and more all ready for your holiday gifting. Please plan to attend this special exhibit on November 6 and come early for the best selection!

We are retaining our regular days and hours at the gallery. Open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday – Monday. 

Art & Soul Gallery
Back to the Garden, Paintings by Marjett Schille

Local artist Marjett Schille is the November featured artist at Art and Soul Gallery in downtown Ashland Oregon. She will be on hand to talk about her work November 6, First Friday, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Swing by or make an appointment to meet Marjett and see original Mixed Media paintings. You can also view much of this show in a new video on our YouTube Chanel which will premier on November 1. The gallery exhibit will remain on display from November 5 – November 28. 

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

Appointments available online: https://artandsoulgallery.com/appointments/

Facebook Link: https://fb.me/e/cGKFtA9bN

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Y53fGSJmn1QpmwjEfu46g

Hanson Howard Gallery
Betty LaDuke Fundraiser & 2020 Gallery Artists Salon 

November 6 – December 4, 2020

Betty LaDuke and Hanson Howard Gallery are collaborating on raising funds for Rogue Valley farm workers who lost their homes to the Almeda Fire. All proceeds from the sales of the prints, Awakening, will be donated to three Rogue Valley organizations working to assist these vulnerable members of our community. On exhibition will also be original new work of LaDuke’s with giclee prints available to purchase.

In the feature gallery we will be exhibiting our end of year Gallery Artists Salon.

Ashland Gallery Association 2021 Membership Opportunities

Dear Ashland Gallery Members,

It is time for all members to renew their membership in the Ashland Gallery Association. The pandemic has caused us to re-imagine the AGA and how best we can promote our members and the Arts in southern Oregon. We are excited to share our plans.

Updating our website is a top priority. Did you know we get over 75,000 page views each month? We want the AGA website to be centerstage for anyone looking to explore the Arts in southern Oregon. We have also hired Paige Gerhard as our new marketing coordinator to focus on social media promotions and further expanding our reach.  

We strive to keep our membership fees as low as possible and at the same time give you great value. This year we have reduced the costs for all new and renewing members. The website is undergoing enhancements, and details can be found on our document explaining the membership levels and your options for engagement with the website.

Document: http://www.ashlandgalleries.com/membership/

Choose check or PayPal to make payment no later than January 15th, 2021.

Send your check payable to:

Ashland Gallery Association
P.O. Box 241 Ashland, OR 97520
To pay by credit card, visit ashlandgalleries.com/membership.

The AGA Executive Board hopes you will take advantage of all that AGA offers and continue to be a part of our vibrant Art Community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

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