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A Taste of Ashland 2020

A Taste of Ashland poster artwork by Jeanne LaRae Lagano - featured image for A Taste of Ashland 2020 post

A Taste of Ashland poster artwork by Jeanne LaRae Lagano

Stay Posted for Updates on A Taste of Ashland 2020!

Join us August 29-30, 2020 for a VIRTUAL Taste of Ashland!

Please visit the A Taste of Ashland 2020 website for current updates and information.

A TASTE OF ASHLAND
Saturday & Sunday,
August 29 & 30
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A Taste of Ashland is the premier event for support of the Ashland Gallery Association.

Typically, foodies, wine connoisseurs and art lovers from all over flock to picturesque Ashland, Oregon and partake in a remarkable weekend of art, food and fun. We’re keeping in mind the health and safety of our community as well as COVID19 guidelines set forth by our state government. Therefore, the 2020 Taste of Ashland will be an at-home art collaboration with a limited edition coloring book . It will also include a virtual event featuring gallery tours, interviews, chef demonstrations and amazing gifts that you can win!

The Limited Edition Coloring Book is a great way to escape, decompress and create a collaboration between you and all of the local artists who have created pages for this project. Each page is inspired by our local bounty and community. Tickets are still available and quantities are limited so don’t miss out.

For more information about A Taste of Ashland, please email
[email protected].

July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits from Ashland Gallery Association

Ashland Gallery Association July 2020

Artists are still creating and selling beautiful artwork!

During this time of social distancing, we invite you to see what our member businesses and artists are up to. Importantly, many are beginning to open their doors while continuing to offer private or virtual tours.

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.

Attached below are July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits.

Thank you so much for your endless support!

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Ashland July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits

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Art & Soul Gallery - July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits

Dream Tracks #1, Oil, Eric Peterson

Art & Soul Gallery
Time Travel with Eric Peterson

We celebrate Eric Peterson, Art & Soul Gallery’s featured Artist for July, in 2 new videos to be premiered during the first week of July on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Y53fGSJmn1QpmwjEfu46g
The videos are also on display in the Gallery and our front window throughout the month of July.

“In these days of harsh reality, my spirit yearns for the comfort of a simpler time. Traveling in my mind, through the softer lens of memory, and imagination, I find a comfort that rejuvenates and allows me to come back and deal with what we are all facing.” – Eric Peterson

First Friday reservations are available from 5 – 7 pm in 30 minute time blocks for July 3rd. Please call: 541-488-9006.

Take time to come by the Gallery’s website! There you can discover more about Eric Peterson and his intricate work: https://artandsoulgallery.com/artist/eric-peterson/

Gallery Karon - July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits

Gallery Karon
Images Thru the Eye of the Photographer
All Photography Show

We’re open and this is our new show for July! Photography continues to be strong in Ashland and we have a number of fantastic photography artists. We’ll show nature photography by Judy Benson LaNier, Jim Langhoffer and Jamie Lusch.  Portraits by Pam Danielle.  Landscapes by Jesse Widener and Todd Davis. And then we have the world travel shots by Ken Deveney, Andi Taylor and Steve Dieffenbacher. Other artists are represented as well.

The techniques are unique and varied — iphoneography and digital bitting among others. Some on canvas and others on metal. We love that Terry Skibby, Historic Commission photographer, will be with us again and will have portfolios of early scenes around Ashland.

First Friday Artwalk can’t happen quite yet but we are open Tuesdays thru Saturdays 11-5

Houston’s Custom Framing
Thomas Houston, Yugi Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan, and Erin Lee Gafill

Our framing studio and gallery are currently open during regular hours and by appointment.

 Currently we continue to show works by our gallery artists. These include paintings and fine art prints by:

  • Thomas Houston
  • Chine Colle etchings by Yugi Hiratsuka
  • aquatint etchings by Stephen McMillan
  • paintings by Erin Lee Gafill.

Image coming soon!

Hanson Howard Gallery - July 2020 Spotlight Exhibits

Little Monsters, Acrylic, Robert Koch

Hanson Howard Gallery
A Trip to the Far Side, Sue Springer, Stan Peterson and Robert Koch
Sue Springer: ceramic sculpture
Robert Koch: paintings
Stan Peterson: carved wood sculpture

July 3 – August 4
 Temporary Summer Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12-4 (and by appointment)

Robert Koch:
 Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks in Robert Koch’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, Koch takes the liberty to make his subjects humans or creatures inhabiting the same world. Having the appearance of quickness and even naiveté, Koch’s deft drawing skills mean each mark is playful and intentional at the same time.

Stan Peterson:
 Stan Peterson carves wood sculptures, which depict moments when something is about to happen. These are everyday moments, sometimes poignant, sometimes with an edge of humor. The subjects are figurative; female, male, animal with attention to their gestures and relationships. The scale is modest, handheld, yet on occasion, larger than life in feeling.

Stan has been exhibiting professionally since 1982 in Galleries in Oregon, California, New Mexico, and New York.

Sue Springer:
 Sue Springer creates quirky ceramic sculptures which are mostly figurative, with a whimsy and freedom of unexpected combinations. Dreams, imagination and wonder combine with a response to the current world to tell the stories of these figures.
After earning an MFA from the University of Oregon, Springer became a fixture in Ashland through Illahe Tileworks and Illahe Studios and Gallery, creating public art, most notably, the Rio Amistad Mosaic above Calle Guanajuato and the Plaza Mosaics.
She currently lives in Seattle Washington where she maintains a studio in the International District.

Ashland Gallery Reopenings & June Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Re-openings & June Exhibits

The Ashland Gallery Association is following state guidelines for large gatherings and will NOT be hosting a First Friday Art Walk on June 5th. However, many of our galleries and businesses are now re-opening and selling beautiful artwork! Safety measures have been put in place by the individual businesses to make visitors’ art viewing experiences enjoyable.

For more information about June exhibits, visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

• American Trails

Open every day 10-6
Shane Bloodworth – 541-941-8418
Reopened on May 15th. Have had good traffic especially on the weekend. They have a hand sanitizing station at front door. They are not requiring masks, but all workers are wearing masks.

• Art & Soul Gallery

Open Friday & Saturday 11-3 and by appointment
Peter Stone – 650-283-4094

• Ashland Art Works

Open Thursday-Saturday 12-4 and by appointment
Cheryl Kempner – 541-727-2868
Reopening June 4th. Masks are required. Hand sanitizing station at Sculpture Garden entrance.

• Gallerie Karon

Open Tuesday-Saturday 11-5 (closed Sunday & Monday)
Karen Wasser – 541-482-9008
Reopened on May 17th. Masks are required. Hand sanitizing available.

• Hanson Howard Gallery

Open Thursday-Saturday 12-4 and by appointment
Elan Gombart – 541-488-2562
Masks are required. Hand sanitizing available.

• The Web-sters

Open only by appointment
Dona Zimmerman – 541-482-9801
Masks are not required but strongly suggested. They have been staying busy with appointments.

• Old World Artifacts

Open – call for hours
Franklin Corbin – 541-864-9512

Ashland Gallery Association June Newsletter

ARTISTS ARE STILL CREATING AND SELLING BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK!

During this time of social distancing, we invite you to see what our member businesses and artists are up to. Many are offering private or virtual tours and free shipping or curbside pick-up of artwork!

Don’t forget to visit their websites either! Many are beginning to open their doors. 

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 June Spotlight Artists & Galleries…

Ashland Artworks
June RejuvenationAshland Art Works is pleased to announce that our Main Gallery has relocated to our Thrown Stone Gallery in our back garden space – getting reacquainted after our closure with our other two Galleries: Creek Side and Rustic.

We will be open June 5th for a First Friday art celebration.

Looking forward to seeing everyone – from a proper social distance – with face coverings – after these few months of being closed. We’ve made some changes and reconfigured our Galleries which has been quite exciting for all of us.

Rather than having our customary “featured artists” for the month of June, we are featuring and celebrating all of our wonderful artists. We are a happy collective of artists, very thankful for each other, ready to show some art!

Please join us for First Friday in June, and check our website for current open hours.

www.ashlandartworks.com

Art & Soul Gallery
June Bloom 
Works in Oil and Acrylic by Kathy MorawiecKathy Morawiec, Art & Soul Gallery’s featured Artist for June is celebrated in a new video on our new YouTube channel (link below) and will be on display in the Gallery’s window throughout the month of June.

We have also reopened to the public on Friday and Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm and remain available by appointment.

Take time to come by the Gallery or visit our website to discover more about Kathy Morawiec and her joyful work.

Kathy Morawiec uses her extensive knowledge of color, texture and mood to create vibrant scenes. Every painting begins with a color scheme in mind, no other structure or expectation, just the idea of seeing how colors work together.

“That moment when all thoughts stop, the brush takes over and the magic happens is the process that makes this form of creating beauty such a worthwhile endeavor.” If the viewer senses this, then Kathy Morawiec has accomplished her goal of creating and communicating beauty on canvas.

https://artandsoulgallery.com/
https://artandsoulgallery.com/artist/kathy-morawiec/
541-488-9006

A Taste of Ashland 2020

Join us for A Taste of Ashland!

Please visit http://www.atasteofashland.com/ for new updates and information.

Saturday & Sunday,
August 29 & 30
12pm – 4pm

Tickets available now at: http://www.atasteofashland.com/

A Taste of Ashland is the premiere event for support of the Ashland Gallery Association, a non-profit committed to the promotion of Southern Oregon Visual Arts!

Despite demand, tickets are limited and available for pre-sale online.

For more information about A Taste of Ashland and updates, please email [email protected]

Oak Leaf Studio 
Back to the Seventies! 

Back to the Seventies! is a current exhibition that features newly rediscovered works from the1970s.

Located between the Hanson Howard Gallery and Ashland Artworks on Oak Street, Oak Leaf Studio is the working space for fine artist Leif Trygg. Leif explores his world through a variety of media such as pastel, watercolor, acrylic and digital imaging.

www.leiftryggart.com

Studio 151
In Significance Colton Allen is the guest artist for March and April. He grew up in rural Canada, and now lives in Talent, Oregon. In 2008, he was diagnosed with ALS, and has since lost most of his motor skills, including his ability to walk, and has been primarily confined to a power chair since 2012. Allen is a self-taught photographer, and began taking photos shortly before being diagnosed.

Though Allen started out using a digital SLR, it wasn’t long before he embraced the beauty of film. Using mostly medium format cameras, Allen’s work is now nearly 100% film based.

Inspired by the color photography of Steven Shore and William Eggleston, Allen strives to find simple beauty, in everyday life, but from a unique perspective.

[email protected]
studio151ashland.com

Gallerie Karon 
Artist as Poet III A Poet’s Garden

Can you come out and play? By the time you read this we will be open! Come join us in our garden for real! Stroll from our French Country garden (featuring painting by Pegi Smith) to start. Move on to the romantic Italian setting with classic garden statuary, Chianti for the gardener and a painting by Rebecca Gabriel. Now on to the Natural garden with  antique mushroom prints, pods, mossy rocks, mushrooms, leaves and a trail sketchbook by Steve Dieffenbacher. His artworks are joined with photographs by Ken Deveney and Jonah Bornstien.

Lastly, enter the Japanese garden where a poet has just stepped away from his table where he’s been practicing calligraphy. On the wall above, a classic Quan Yin and examples of calligraphy by Liz Sheppard.

Other highlights in this show include a group exhibit by Dan Fellman and his family – artwork, poetry and musical compositions.

Now you will be able to get up close and read the remarkable poetry by these artists/poets!

Be the first to see how beautiful and inspiring a garden in spring can be!

Call ahead as our hours have not yet been set and don’t forget to wear your mask.

541-482-9008

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

View the online version of the
2020 Ashland Gallery Guide!

Request a copy be sent to you:
[email protected]

April Ashland First Friday ArtWalk Cancelled

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

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

AGA March 2020 Exhibits

AGA March 2020 Exhibits

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities!   

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

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

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights of the AGA March 2020 exhibits in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Venture further to explore out-skirting galleries!  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the March Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

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

March Spotlight Exhibits

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

Sedona, Thunder Mountain, image by John Christer Petersen

Photographers’ Gallery

Sedona Red Rocks

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

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

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

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

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

Image caption: Gallerie Karon, samples of exhibited pieces

Gallerie Karon
East Meets East Part III

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

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

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

 

 

AGA March 2020 Exhibits: Sun Signs

“Sun Signs 2,” painting

Ashland Art Works
Student Art Exhibit

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

AGA Annual Student Art Show
Featuring Ashland High School Student Artwork

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

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

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

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

Ashland Art Center: Ava Buckley

Ashland Art Works: Azana Prout, Sierrah Kelly

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

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

Hanson Howard Gallery: Indigo Pinder

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

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

Bird paintings by Gail Schmidt, AHS student

February 2020 Ashland First Friday ArtWalk

Join us for the February 2020 Ashland First Friday ArtWalk festivities!  

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday ArtWalk, February 7th from 5 to 8 pm

The Ashland First Friday ArtWalk is an amazing way to explore the artists of southern Oregon and the city of Ashland at the same time! Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Venture further to explore out-skirting galleries!  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the February Ashland First Friday ArtWalk map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

Ashland Gallery Association Ashland First Friday ArtWalk : Ashland Gallery Association aga logo

Please see the “Spotlight Exhibits” and a downloadable February Gallery Tour Map below.

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

February Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Art Center

Acrylic, Mixed Media and more…
Featured Studio Artist:  Gayle Erbe-Hamlin
Show:  Communion with the Cave

 Lucille Burke, acrylic painting

Lucille Burke, acrylic painting

Somewhere between 40,000 and 50,000 years ago, our ancestors went deep into caves and began leaving their marks on the walls and painting extraordinary images of animals. The why will always remain mysterious as they left no written explanation. We remain only to conjecture and be amazed. This show is a reflection of my communion with those people and the expressions and impressions they left behind. A question to ponder is: when the 6th Extinction is over who will remain and what will they paint on the walls of the cave.

Featured Gallery Artist:  Lucille Burke
Show:  Visiting France

We often go to Paris to visit my sister-in-law.  When there we make day trips to the countryside.  These acrylic paintings on canvas are of sights that appealed to me.

Featured Photographer:
Kate Geary
Show: Into the Woods

Kate Geary’s new show, “In the Woods”, opens on Friday, January 3, 2020, at The Photographer’s Gallery at the Ashland Art Center and runs through the end of February. Kate’s focus in this show is on the amazing beauty and even humor in the small details of the natural world in the forest. So often the small is obscured by the magnificence of the scene, the towering redwood or roaring waterfall. To pause, to look downward and notice the patterns in decaying bark, the sensuous texture of exposed wood,. the beauty of seed pods lying in verdant ground cover, reflections of fall color in a meandering stream, brings a new appreciation to the beauty of detail.

Musical Guests:  Jennifer Davis and Jim Abdo

Hanson Howard Gallery
Betty LaDuke :: Original Paintings from the Archives

 Betty LaDuke, Chile: Homage to the Disappeared

Betty LaDuke, “Chile: Homage to the Disappeared”

Betty LaDuke’s six decade 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 painting.

In February we have rarely available original paintings created during LaDuke’s mid career era whilst visiting South America and Africa. We are excited to make these available to the public.

Opening Reception: February 7th, 5-8 pm.
Show runs February 5th – March 2nd

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Art & Soul Gallery
The Language of Trees – Featuring the Art & Soul Gallery Artists

Pam Haunschild, The Language of Trees, mixed water media

Pam Haunschild, “The Language of Trees,” mixed water media

In February 2020 the Art & Soul Gallery features all 27 of our member artists who have each created a mini-masterpiece inspired by the majesty and grandeur of a tree.  The gallery’s First Friday event also features wine, light refreshments and live music by Sidewalk Café. The show will be on display from February 4 – March 1.

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” John Muir

Trees are very special mystical beings; almost as diverse as the artists of the Art & Soul Gallery.  How does an artist who only paints the human form paint a tree?  How does an abstract artist paint a tree?  How does anyone try to capture the grandeur and majesty of a tree on a 9” x 12” canvas?

Come to the Art & Soul Gallery in February to find the answers to these questions and maybe even a few more …

Live Music by “Sidewalk Café” – The trio comprised of Beth Martin, violinist and singer, Craig Martin, guitarist, and Todd Ragland, fretless bassist plays a fun selection of swing, Gypsy jazz and bossa nova.

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Spativa Wellness Boutique
Featuring local photography, artisanal jewelry, glass art, and textiles

February AShland First Friday ArtWalk : Artisanal jewelry, Spativa Wellness Boutique

Artisanal jewelry, Spativa Wellness Boutique

Unwind with us at Spativa Wellness Boutique, for First Friday Art Walk. Sample local CBD wellness products and enjoy local photography, artisanal jewelry, glass art and textiles.

This evening we are offering sampling and education from two artisanal local companies:  Hater Proof Medicinals, and Rohlas. Hater Proof Medicinals blends Ayuevedic healing with CBD and creates nourishing products like CBD~Ayurvedic Vape Pens & Soaking Salts. They will be available all evening to answer your CBD & Vaping questions.

Locally sourced Rohlas full spectrum CBD smokes pairs cannabinoids found in hemp with unique herbal blends to make a truly medicinal smoke. They will be available to answer any questions you have regarding the different blends they’ve created.

Relax on the couch and decompress with art and healing at Spativa Wellness Boutique. Come and be your highest self.

260 N. First St. Right across the street from Ashland Co-Op

 

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First Friday of 2020! Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

Join us for the January First Friday Art Walk festivities! 

January 3rd from 5 to 8 pm

ashland gallery association logo

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Venture further to explore out-skirting galleries!  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation! 

January Spotlight Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery

What a Difference a Frame Makes!

The gallery’s First Friday show also features wine and light refreshments; live music by pianist Anthony Bock, and will be on display from December 31 – February 2.

Peter Stone has been a professional picture framer for more than twenty-three years. He owned the popular Arrowhead Framing shop in Half Moon Bay, CA before moving to Ashland and Art & Soul Gallery.  He has long enjoyed the interpretive creative process and the constant creative problem solving which are custom picture framing. Peter loves the unique design opportunity that comes with each new artistic challenge.

“Every custom picture framing project comes with a story,” Peter has discovered. People only choose custom framing when the artwork has special meaning, he said. “And what is more special than our family memories!”

Pianist, Anthony Bock, a senior at SOU and a student of Dr. Tutunov, returns to Art & Soul for the third time. He effortlessly combines classical and non-classical piano music in a free and bright style, which captivates everyone listening.

Peter Stone, "sivo'ham, sivo'ham" (I am Shiva, I am Shiva)

Peter Stone, “sivo’ham, sivo’ham” (I am Shiva, I am Shiva)

Schneider Museum of Art

TWO GENERATIONS: JOE FEDDERSEN & WENDY RED STAR

On View: January 16 – March 14, 2020
Opening Reception: January 16th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

EXHIBITION STATEMENT

This exhibition presents the work of two Northwest Indigenous artists who work across media and whose work responds, on their own terms, to historic and contemporary misrepresentations of Native Americans. Joe Feddersen, born in 1953, is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and has exhibited internationally since the early 1980’s. As a printmaker, basket maker, ceramicist and glass artist, Feddersen combines contemporary materials with Native iconography to create powerful and evocative works that explore the interrelationships between urban symbols and Indigenous landscapes.

Wendy Red Star, born in 1981, was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana. An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star incorporates and recasts her research through photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance, offering new and unexpected perspectives on past, present, and future life. Her work is humorous, surreal, and often abrasive, yet deeply rooted in a celebration for Crow life.

JOE FEDDERSEN BIO:

Joe Feddersen, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, lives and works in Omak, WA and was a faculty member at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA from 1989 until his retirement in 2009. His work was included in Weaving Past into Present: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking at the International Print Center, New York, Autumn 2015. He has been featured in numerous national exhibitions, including Continuum 12 Artists: Joe Feddersen, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution at the George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY, curated by Truman Lowe; Land Mark, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA; and was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition and monograph, Vital Signs, organized in conjunction with Froelick Gallery and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in Salem, OR

WENDY RED STAR BIO:

Artist Wendy Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star seeks to incorporate and recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty and unsettling. Intergenerational collaborative work is integral to her practice, along with creating a forum for the expression of Native women’s voices in contemporary art.

Red Star has exhibited in the United States and abroad at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fondation Cartier pour l’ Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Portland Art Museum, Hood Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others. She served a visiting lecturer at institutions including Yale University, the Figge Art Museum, the Banff Centre, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Dartmouth College, CalArts, Flagler College, and I.D.E.A. Space in Colorado Springs. In 2017, Red Star was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and in 2018 she received a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. In 2019 Red Star will have her first career survey exhibition at the Newark Museum in Newark New Jersey.

Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from University of California, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Portland, OR.

CURATOR MACK MCFARLAND BIO:

Mack McFarland is a cultural producer and has worked as Curator for Pacific Northwest College of Art since 2006. Currently McFarland is the Director of the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA. His exhibitions at PNCA have included commissioned projects of new works from tactical media practitioners Critical Art Ensemble, Eva and Franco Mattes, and Disorientalism.  He has also curated a review of Luc Tuymans’s printed works, a group exhibit marking the centennial of John Cage’s birth, and a comprehensive look at the process of the comic journalist Joe Sacco.  McFarland’s current question is how exhibitions and artworks can meaningfully link to our shared experience of existing together within the ongoing process of history.

Wendy Red Star, "Winter", from "The Four Seasons", Archival pigment print on Museo silver rag, 35.5 X 40 inches, Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

Wendy Red Star, “Winter”, from “The Four Seasons”, Archival pigment print on Museo silver rag, 35.5 X 40 inches, Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

Photographers’ Gallery (Ashland Art Center)

Kate Geary – “In the Woods”

Kate Geary’s new show, “In the Woods”, opens on Friday, January 3, 2020, at The Photographer’s Gallery at the Ashland Art Center and runs through the end of February.  

Kate’s focus in this show is on the amazing beauty and even humor in the small details of the natural world in the forest.  So often the small is obscured by the magnificence of the scene, the towering redwood or roaring waterfall.  To pause, to look downward and notice the patterns in decaying bark, the sensuous texture of exposed wood; the beauty of seed pods lying in verdant ground cover, reflections of fall color in a meandering stream, brings a new appreciation to the beauty of detail.

Kate Geary, “Reflections of Season Past,” photograph

Kate Geary, “Reflections of Season Past,” photograph

Creekside Pizza

Featuring Justin Gordon

Justin Gordon is an artist and musician living in Ashland Oregon who enjoys traditional processes that harken back to the twentieth century before the digital world inundated us with images and sounds and facsimiles of real objects. He can be found driving around in a yellow seventies pick up snapping photos or playing his original songs with his band The Holy Mackerels around town when he is not at work as a carpenter and painter.

Show runs December through January.

Justin Gordon, photograph

Justin Gordon, photograph

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the January Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

 

Please see “Spotlight Exhibits” and the January Gallery Tour Map.

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 6th, 2019 from 5 to 8 pm

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities! 

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions  First Friday Art Walk, December 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

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

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Venture further to explore out-skirting galleries!  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation! 

December Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Art Center

Art with a Heart

Ashland Art Center, December’s Spotlight Gallery will be featuring Susanne Petermann, Collage Artist, Marcy Greene, Mixed Media Art and Jo Ann Manzone, Fiber Artist.  Musical guest is Jennifer Davis and Darcy Sternenberg with be featured in the photographers co-op.

Ashland Art Center is the number one spot where the community comes together to meet our local artists, shop in our gallery and studio’s, take classes and enjoy wine and music.  This month we are partnering with CASA and will have a giving tree in the center to help families in need.  Stop by and sponsor a child with a donation or purchase of a gift.

We will also have a Holiday Show in the Classroom, so you can buy local artisan made gifts.  Gift-wrapping is available.

Marcy Greene, mixed media

Marcy Greene, mixed media

Shepherd’s Dream

Rogue Valley and Beyond

Pat Moore has been an avid photographer for 35+ years, and brings his keen eye for the processes of nature to his craft.  His approach reflects two essential aspects of his personal history:  early exposure to urban cultures and architecture, together with two decades as an organic farmer.  This appreciation led him to wilderness areas at home and abroad.  These elements are apparent in the works that Pat shares with the world.

Pat Moore, “Deadfall Lake Reflection,” photograph

Pat Moore, “Deadfall Lake Reflection,” photograph

Studio 151

Featuring Kaho Koinuma – Mandala art

First Friday in December at the studio features a joint show of mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York and works by guest artist, Kaho Koinuma. Kaho is a Mandala artist who draws directly from the heart. Her sacred mandalas are expressions of love filled with prayers for each and every being to awaken to the essence of the heart and for all experiences to be pathways home to love. Many have found inner guidance and healing through meditating and contemplating her mandalas.

Prior to 2006, Kaho had no experience in fine art, but with a sudden inspiration from the universe through a Japanese artist, the mandalas started to appear as answers to her heart’s calling.

Before becoming a mandala artist, Kaho was a competitive figure skater and coach for 30 years. This experience prepared her for the focus and discipline it takes to infuse the dots and shapes that appear in each mandala with universal love.

Her work has been the subject of several articles, including a feature article in Hado magazine in which Kaho was interviewed by Dr. Masaru Emoto, author of the best-selling book “The Hidden Messages in Water.”

Since early 2007, Kaho has been exhibiting her mandalas and offering meditations, workshops and retreats in support of all beings to discover peace, love and true happiness, within the core of his/her own heart.

The studio will be open on First Friday, 12/6 from 5-8.

www.mandalasoftheheart.com
Instagram: @kaho_koinuma

Koinuma, “Bliss,” gel pens on paper

Koinuma, “Bliss,” gel pens on paper

Ashland Custom Frame

Oil Paintings by David William Terry

Artist David William Terry has been a professional artist since 1981. He specializes in oil paintings, particularly portraits. He has won awards for his paintings in a number of national and international juried exhibits.

David’s paintings portray his simple desire to share what he considers beautiful.

He is less concerned with originality or style, than with capturing the essential character of his subjects, whether they are people or waterfalls.

Originally from Texas, David and his partner Francesca came to the Rogue Valley in 2015. They currently live in Jacksonville.

 

David’s paintings will be on display through the end of January

David William Terry, “Gabija,” oil on linen

David William Terry, “Gabija,” oil on linen

 

New AGA Member

Trace West

Trace West Announces New Furniture Series “STATERA”

Grand Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5th, 2019   7:00 -10:00 pm
Design Lab Talk: January 18, 2020 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Andrew Golish, a member of the American Craft Council, is the principle designer and founder of TRACE WEST, a new boutique furniture gallery located in Ashland, Oregon. The showroom will be hosting within the gallery scape a revolving series of contemporary craft guest artisans working in a range of various mediums including textiles, lighting, ceramics and other applied media. The grand opening for TRACE WEST will be held on Thursday, December 5th, 2019.

STATERA SERIES

The opening of the TRACE WEST showroom coincides with the debut of the STATERA series. STATERA, which is Latin for “balance,” is a new contemporary furniture design series featuring fine finish solid walnut custom coffee tables, consoles, benches, and end tables for living spaces and the work environment.

Golish states that the search for “perfect balance” motivates him to create cutting-edge, contemporary designs by integrating traditional hand craft techniques with new technological applications. The STATERA signature series offers clean, sleek lines with intersecting geometric shapes. The sculptural dimension of cascading, rich wood textures are central of these exquisite pieces and elevate them to a high level of quality and design. “Complex simplicity” aptly defines the STATERA series, an elegant balance of functional design and contemporary aesthetic.

DESIGN LAB TALKS

Additionally, TRACE WEST will host and present DESIGN LAB TALKS, an educational guest speaker series featuring contemporary design influencers. Future topics will include the impact of new cutting-edge technology has on design, the convergence of contemporary craft, and the role of contemporary art in the creative marketplace. Join us January 18, 2020 as Golish kicks off the first Design Lab Talk event.

ABOUT TRACE WEST

The TRACE WEST name originated when Golish journeyed from the midwest. Golish states that he “was seeking a more creative, open minded environment and community.” Ashland, Oregon, a cultural hub of the Pacific Northwest, represented the perfect location to bring his creative spirit to fruition. TRACE WEST has been well received by the local community, in no small part due to the company’s focus on locally sourced materials and creating environmentally conscience, sustainable furniture and decor.

Golish has taken a unique approach to the marketing challenge. In what is ever becoming a more and more competitive e-commerce retail environment, Golish has elected to open a brick and mortar gallery which will allow him to interact personally with clients on a daily basis. Simultaneously, TRACE WEST maintains and is growing its own online presence, through its website tracewest.com, as well as industry related associations and community organizations.

Please contact us directly to learn more about TRACE WEST and the debut of STATERA, the perfect balance.

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the December Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

 

Please see attached “Spotlight Exhibits.”

The Ashland Gallery Association is a collection of over thirty galleries and dozens of artists, offering remarkably diverse and high quality works of art.

Ashland has been designated as one of the “Best Small Arts Towns in America.” And while our most famous arts organization is the award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, you really haven’t seen Ashland until you’ve seen the Ashland Galleries.

We’re remarkably user-friendly. Most of our galleries are located within just a few blocks of each other, and every gallery welcomes all comers. We’re proud of the work we produce and offer, and we look forward to showing you what we’re all about.

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

Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk, November 1st 2019 from 5 to 8 pm

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities! 

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

First Friday Art Walk, November 1st from 5 to 8 pm

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Venture further to explore out-skirting galleries!  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation! 

Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk, November 1st 2019 from 5 to 8 pm

November Spotlight Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery

“Color Notes” oil painting on linen by Jenay Elder

Artist Jenay Elder resides in Southern Oregon. Her impressionistic oil paintings are known for their textured notes of color, representational quality and their sensitive subject matter. Jenay sold her first Monet inspired, impressionistic landscape online at the age of fifteen in 2001 and has been making and selling art ever since. Her artwork can be found in regional gallery shows and plein air events as well as in private collections around the world. She is a recent recipient of the Haines Foundation grant and has participated in numerous paint outs and shows, including the UVAA 30 under 30 exhibit. Jenay is also an artist member of Oil Painters of America and Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters associations. 

Live music of First Friday will be provided by “Sidewalk Café.”  The trio – Beth Martin, violinist and singer, Craig Martin, guitarist, and Todd Ragland, fretless bassist play swing, Gypsy jazz and bossa nova.

Jenay Elder, “Reset on Harris Beach" oil on linen

Jenay Elder, “Reset on Harris Beach” oil on linen

Ashland Natural Medicine

“Dream Garden” paintings by Linda Kehoe


Lindy Kehoe paints from a pure place of imagination. Nothing obstructs her vision. She weaves in magical themes of storytelling about nature, animals, Mother Earth, music, dance, childhood, mystical, unconsciousness, joy, divinity, feminine, masculine, peace and prayer just to name a few…

Lindy writes, “My work is inspired by serendipity, a momentary feeling of interconnected magic, that often feels like a dream.  I am motivated to create images that bring peaceful energy to the viewer, a place of remembrance, a place of innocence. The Oracular tendency keeps me fascinated by the mystical process.”

Lindy Kehoe, “Durgalina,” mixed media painting

Lindy Kehoe, “Durgalina,” mixed media painting

Studio 151

Guest Artist Rob Jaffe, photography

November’s First Friday at the studio features a joint show of mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York and works by guest artist, photographer, Rob Jaffe.

In the words of one of his admirers: “Robert Jaffe’s lens and eye are a gateway to a realm of transcendence. The scope of his work ranges from the close-up to expansive vistas. Whether his photographs are the astonishing insides of a raspberry or a full moon over Mount Shasta, you feel that perhaps you are experiencing these worldly wonders for the first time. Jaffe combines his consummate technical skill with the poetry of his vision. The camera captures reality, but Jaffe transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. His work takes you to unforgettable moments and locations – a dove ascending from a monastery’s ledge in Assisi, Italy, or the Oregon Coast – filled with luminous rock and the calligraphic underbelly of driftwood.

Jaffe’s photographs remind me of a line from Rumi: “We are tasting the taste, this minute of eternity.” The viewer will leave Jaffe’s exhibition, with that experience.” ~Rebecca Gabriel

The studio will be open on First Friday from 5-8.  www.robjaffe.com

Ashland Property Management

“Aileron Flares” New & recent works by Jarrett Rex Davidson


Jarrett Rex Davidson is a Southern Oregonian who has returned to paint and teach art practices.  His works are amalgamations of memory and folklore that result in grand depictions of cultural iconography.  Standing before his paintings, the viewer senses an accumulated vocabulary of imagery reflected by life encounters in the Northwest, as well as travels in Mexico and Italy.  Informed by traditions of biological illustration, religious art and pop culture, Davidson navigates depictions of intersecting myths and symbolic narratives.

With a vita that includes a Bachelors of Studio Art from Southern Oregon University, Davidson was the Art Technician for the Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, Laura Russo Gallery in Portland and Art Handler for Connect Art International in San Francisco. In addition to painting, Davidson is currently gaining his Master of Arts in Teaching at Southern.  He is presently working with Ashland Middle School students on an exhibit of artwork that will be displayed at the Ashland Public Library for a Dia de los Muertos celebration from October 28th into November.

Selected pieces of the First Friday Reception at Ashland Property Management will be on sale with 100% proceeds going to The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.

Jarrett Rex Davidson, “Aileron Flares” watercolor on paper

Jarrett Rex Davidson, “Aileron Flares” watercolor on paper

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the November Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com  

 

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