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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. 


Copyright © 2021 Ashland Gallery Association, All rights reserved.

You are receiving this email because you have attended an AGA art event or opted in at our website. 

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.

AGA October 2020 Spotlight Galleries

Ashland is thriving with wonderful artwork created by our amazing artists! As fall begins, 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.

October Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Art Works 

Ashland Art Works in October! 


Ashland Art Works is very pleased to announce that they will host artist demonstrations over the weekends in October! They also host a pop-up sale for their resident Clayfolk members this year. The annual Clayfolk Pottery Show was cancelled this year, but several of their members are hosting their own pop-up sales throughout the region.

For more information and a schedule of events, 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
The Female of the Species Part II

Feminine, Passionate, Exotic, Feline

Part II of our all-female artists exhibit opens October 2, 2020. No First Friday Art Walk is planned, but stay tuned!

We continue our diverse showing with one of a kind necklaces and earrings from local and California artists. We have added a rare group of antique Moroccan Wedding and dowry pieces. These tie to a group of vintage Afghani wedding attire, put together by Zahara. Unfortunately, she will not be able to share her middle eastern dances at Gallerie Karon at this time due to COVID restraints, but hopefully in the future.

Pegi Smith’s new allegorical mixed media paintings greet you as you walk through the front door.

Nancy Bardos has added an homage to Freya Stark, the very early female explorer. It’s a strong mixed media presentation on metal.

Jerri Cook shares two of her porcelain plaque portraits, a prominent actor from the movie Selma and beautiful rendition of Tony Morrison.

We are retaining our regular days and hours at the gallery.

We are open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and closed Sunday and Monday. 

Schneider Museum of Art
Migrating Bodies: For(saking) Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Co-curated by Jill Hartz, former executive director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Richard Herskowitz, artistic and executive director of the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF), and Scott Malbaurn, director of the Schneider Museum of Art.

Humans have always been on the move. From nomads to nation builders, we have sought a better life, however we’ve chosen to define that goal. The causes of migration and displacement– including climate change and its attendant famines, fires, and 500-year floods that are now happening yearly; war; religious persecution; slavery; and commerce– seem unending and are, if anything, growing more dire.

On View: August 6th, 2020 – October 10th, 2020

Studio A.B.
Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Allen Bayard

541-482-2253
http://studioa-b.com

Open most days 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Studio A.B is the gallery and workspace for artists Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Allen Bayard. Ann works in dry media: charcoal, pastel, graphite. Bruce creates photo-based, digital collage. We always have artwork on exhibit. Additionally, we offer the following services: Illustration, Editing, Photoshop, Graphic Design, Tutoring (drawing and Photoshop).

Taste of Ashland Coloring Book & Virtual Event!

A TASTE OF ASHLAND’S COLORING BOOK IS HERE!

After transitioning to a virtual event, A Taste of Ashland wanted to provide something that was fun, uplifting, and enjoyable to its attendees, in addition to celebrating the interesting and diverse artists, galleries, and food/wine partners in the Rogue Valley.

Serving as something that can be enjoyed for months after the virtual event has taken place, this limited edition coloring book is a great way to escape, decompress, and collaborate with the artists who created pages for it.

Coloring books are included in ticket purchases, or can be purchased separately.

A Taste of Ashland 2020 Virtual Event  
August 29 & 30, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Ticket Package – $55
Includes:
Limited Edition Taste of Ashland Coloring Book – beautifully created by local artists
Access to our Virtual Event – featuring gallery tours, chef demos, tours of local wineries.
Four Raffle tickets – for chances to win local artwork, dining out certificates, wine gifts, Ashland getaway packages.
Limited Edition Coloring Book – $25 each
 
Raffle Tickets – $10 each 
 
To purchase tickets visit: www.atasteofashland.com
For more information contact Jason Nelson at:
541-324-8412

For more information or to get yours, please visit www.atasteofashland.com

The Schneider Museum of Art has introduced our community to so many artists from around the country. Maria de Los Angeles left such a positive impact! Therefore, A Taste of Ashland kindly invited her to participate.

Artist: Maria de Los Angeles

Join us this month for a Virtual Taste of Ashland!

A TASTE OF ASHLAND
Saturday and Sunday
August 29-30, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A Taste of Ashland is the premiere 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. With the health and safety of our community, as well as COVID19 guidelines set forth by our state government, the 2020 Taste of Ashland will be an at-home art collaboration with a limited edition coloring book as well as a virtual event featuring gallery tours, interviews, chef demonstrations, and a raffle with amazing gifts that you can win.

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

Denise Baxter has played a significant role as an artist in the Rogue Valley for quite some time. A Taste of Ashland is so thankful for her participation.

Artist: Denise Baxter

Syd Rvinsky is a former student from Southern Oregon University who just graduated with a B.F.A. in Visual Arts. A Taste of Ashland is excited to feature her artwork.

Thank you to all the artists who have donated their time and talents to create the beautiful Taste of Ashland Coloring Book, to the members who have donated items for the raffle, and the gallery partners, restaurants, wineries, and hotels participating in this novel event for our Association!

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

Ashland Gallery Assn August Exhibits

ARTISTS ARE CREATING AND SELLING BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK!

During this time, 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 open. 

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 August Spotlight Artists & Galleries…

Schneider Museum of Art 
Migrating Bodies: For(saking) Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Co-curated by Jill Hartz, former executive director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Richard Herskowitz, artistic and executive director of the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF), and Scott Malbaurn, director of the Schneider Museum of Art.

Humans have always been on the move. From nomads to nation builders, we have sought a better life, however we’ve chosen to define that goal. The causes of migration and displacement– including climate change and its attendant famines, fires, and 500-year floods that are now happening yearly; war; religious persecution; slavery; and commerce– seem unending and are, if anything, growing more dire.

On View: August 6th, 2020 – October 10th, 2020

https://sma.sou.edu/

Image Caption: Passage, 2017, Still from Three Channel HD Projection 18:49 min Edition of 10 + 2 AP, Mohau Modisakeng

Gallery Karon
Images Thru the Eye of the Photographer II

All Photography Show

We’re open and ready to welcome you! Photography is so important to Ashland and we are continuing our show through August with new pieces. The images are varied and so are the techniques. Some are on fine photographic paper, some on canvas, some on metal.Just for fun, the main wall was produced with a centerpiece of baboons in Africa by Judy Benson La Nier. Right below is a whole baboon family featuring our famous stuffed toy animals (not real of course). Surrounding the scene are various wild animal photos by Jim Langhofer who is soon returning to Ashland. Historic views are covered by Terry Skibby,  Ashland’s premier Historic Commissions photographer. There is a black and white section for lovers of that style of photography. Next to it are some wonderful scenic panoramas depicting places you’d like to be right now but can’t get to. Lastly there’s a fantastic portrait by Pam Danielle of “Gramma Boom” as you’ve never seen her before!

Pop on your mask and come see Gallerie Karon! We are keeping our regular hours. Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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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” 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. With the health and safety of our community as well as COVID19 guidelines set forth by our state government the 2020 Taste of Ashland will be both an at home art collaboration with a limited edition coloring book as well as a virtual event featuring gallery tours, interviews, chef demonstrations and a raffle with 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].

Image Caption: A Taste of Ashland poster artwork by Jeanne LaRae Lagano

Studio 151

151 N Pioneer Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Studio 151 is located at 151 N. Pioneer Street in Ashland and features mixed media sculptural art by Elizabeth York. Artwork 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 animals and birds. Recent work focuses on abstract sculptural figures.

Open most First Fridays in 2020, and by appointment via email through the website.
Other artists will show their work in the studio periodically. Check the website for a preview of the gallery and additional information regarding events.

All proceeds from Elizabeth York’s art support Shine a Light, a 501(c)3 organization committed to raising awareness about, preventing and rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking locally and abroad. iwillshinealight.org

studio151ashland.com
Image Caption: Arabesque Hummingbird, Sculpture, Elizabeth York

Studio A.B.
Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Allen Bayard

621 A Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-482-2253Open most days 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Studio A.B is the gallery and workspace for artists Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Allen Bayard. Ann works in dry media: charcoal, pastel, graphite. Bruce creates photo-based, digital collage. We always have artwork on exhibit. Additionally, we offer the following services: Illustration, Editing, Photoshop, Graphic Design, Tutoring (drawing and Photoshop).

http://studioa-b.com

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Ashland Gallery Association

The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization with a membership of over 30 art galleries and working studios, as well dozens of individual artists.  For over 20 years, the AGA has been supporting Ashland’s visual arts community through local events including, the monthly First Friday Art Walk, A Taste of Ashland, food, wine, and art festival held each April, Ashland Open Studio Tour held annually in October, as well as through student art programs and the annual March Student Exhibit which showcases the talent of young artists in the community.

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].