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AGA June Art Opportunities

Ashland Galleries
June Visual Arts News
June = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of art opportunities that are being offered this month to foster your inner creativity. 

Denise Miller, Sunrise on Lake Miller, Mosaic

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center 
Berryman Gallery in The Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Ongoing (June – September) 

The Lindsay Berryman Gallery is a satellite exhibition space of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, located on the second floor lobby of the Craterian Theater. The Berryman Gallery is open to the public before performances and to ticket holders during performances. Please see the Craterian’s website for performance dates. Artists working two-dimensionally may apply for solo exhibitions lasting approximately two months each, between September and June.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here and visit craterian.org



Jerryck Murrey, Untitled, Acrylic 

Central Art Gallery
Display Your Artwork!
  Deadline: No Deadline 
  Central Art Gallery is a 650 square foot exhibition space located at 101 N. Central Avenue in Medford. The gallery will be offering exhibition opportunities for visual artists monthly during Downtown Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk.  

For those who are interested in participating, please click here or email all inquiries to [email protected]


Cherri Van Syoc, Oh, Happy Day, Oil

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Volunteers Needed!

  Deadline: Ongoing 
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Interested in being surrounded by art and in a museum setting? 

The Grants Pass Museum of Art will be offering full hours soon and help will be needed. Hours are 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and tasks include greeting visitors, answering questions about current exhibitions, and general office-related tasks. 

For those who are interested, please click here


Dawn Cerny, Untitled, Sculpture (2020 Recipient)

Seattle Art Museum
Call for Entries: The Betty Bowen Award

  Sunday, August 1, 2021 11:00 a.m.

Administered by the Seattle Art Museum, the annual Betty Bowen Award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. The winner is awarded an unrestricted cash prize of $15,000, and a selection of his or her works is shown at the Seattle Art Museum in the spring of 2021. In addition, up to two Special Recognition Awards in the amount of $2,500 are often granted at the discretion of the Betty Bowen Committee.

The award is open to visual artists in all media working in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. Artists of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please click here to apply and for more information. 

 
Art by Elin Babock and Coloring by Ann DiSalvo Copyright © 2021 Ashland Gallery Association, All rights reserved.

AGA Outdoor Open Studios
Support A Taste of Ashland! Purchase a Coloring Book!
Saturday, June 19, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  In lieu of the traditional Open Studio Tour, the AGA has decided to bring the art outdoors! Chat with artists and watch live demonstrations while enjoying acrylic and oil paintings, textile art, plein air and abstract paintings, and glass work. Works in clay, silver jewelry, mixed media, textiles, wood, and garden art can be viewed inside of the galleries.

A Taste of Ashland Coloring Books will be sold at a suggested donation of $10.00 to assist with future planning of A Taste of Ashland. 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 created pages for it. 

This will be a free outdoor event hosted by Ashland Art Works, located at 291 Oak Street.

AGA June Spotlight Artists

Art & Soul Gallery

Following the Circuitous Thread: Mixed Media Paintings by Eve Margo Withrow

I take great delight in creating one-of-a-kind paintings using mixed media and collage materials. My paintings are magical, surrealistic, impressions reflecting the essential feeling ingredients of an experience or place. Many of my favorite and most exciting works are the result of finding creative solutions to things run amok a few times over. I play and adventure with my expressions, following threads here and there, thus entering the flow of my creative process; head and heart awake and in balance. – Eve Margo Withrow

Eve Margo Withrow, Moonlit Grove, Mixed Media

A reception will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on June 4 during First Friday.

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

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

Jay Gordon Art Studio

After extensive forays into music as a professional acoustic and electric bassist, and medicine as a pediatrician, Jay decided in 2014 to devote herself to learning how to draw and paint, and since then has been constantly experimenting with all kinds of art, including portraiture, still life, figure drawing, illustration and printmaking. She is affiliated as a painter and illustrator with Enclave Studios and Gallery in Ashland.

Jay Gordon, Botanicals, Acrylic

Hours: Appointment Only

Address and Contact Information:
1661 Siskiyou Blvd #3
Ashland, OR 97520
http://www.jaygordonart.com/contact

Hanson Howard Gallery

John/Robin Gumaelius & Robert Koch

Robin and John Gumaelius, collaborating artists and husband and wife, create articulated human and birdlike sculptures. They combine ceramic, steel, and wood as they form highly inventive sculptures that are often comical or bizarre. Elements of children’s stories, religious icons, reliquaries, Medieval and Renaissance history, African skin decoration, and holy relics from Germany can be seen in their work.

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.

Robert Koch, Runaway, Acrylic on Panel

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

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

Fiber Arts Collective

In July 2020, Tanya Bemis gathered a group of fiber artists in Lithia Park to discuss the possibility of starting a Fiber Arts Collective in an available building in downtown Ashland. Out of that meeting, in the middle of a pandemic, an amazing community resource was born. In a short time it has become a creative inspiration to fiber and textile artists throughout the area, offering a fabric store and an art gallery space for fiber artisans in its Ashland location. Once the pandemic is over, the Fiber Arts Collective will offer classes and resources for the community. Meanwhile, it supports local social justice issues and encourages efforts to recycle and upcycle fiber resources.

The work of approximately 30 artisans is featured. From sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, embroidering, and felting to binding, collaging, painting, printing, stenciling, beading, and creating assemblage pieces, their artisans are hard at work adding beauty to the world.

Julie Simon, Untitled, Fiber

Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
37 N 3rd Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-708-6966
https://fiberartscollective.com

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

May-June 2021 Art Opportunities


Ashland Galleries
May Visual Arts News
May = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of art opportunities that are being offered this month to foster your inner creativity.
 
Allen Smith, Skin, Oil on Paper

Central Art Gallery
Display Your Artwork!
Deadline: No Deadline 
Central Art Gallery is a 650 square foot exhibition space located at 101 N. Central Avenue in Medford. The gallery will be offering exhibition opportunities for visual artists monthly during Downtown Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk.  

For those who are interested in participating, please click here or email all inquiries to [email protected]


Sarah F Burns, Late Spring, Mistletoe Road, Ashland, OR, Oil on Panel

ART BEYOND
Saturday in the Park: Lithia Park Plein Air Painting Event 

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

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

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


Charlotte Peterson, Three Pink Ladies, Watercolor

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center 
Community Gallery Exhibitions
Deadline: Saturday, June 12, 2021

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center invites artists to submit a portfolio of work for the 2022 Community Gallery Exhibition Series. The gallery is a smaller, more intimate exhibition space. Shows include one artist and special themed exhibitions. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here or email all inquiries to [email protected]


Northwest Ceramics Studio

Northwest Ceramics Studio
Ceramic In-Person Classes
May 20, 2021 
Times Vary 

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

As of right now, a Beginning Hand-Building Workshop and One Time Clay Class on the Pottery Wheel are available. For more information, please visit, https://www.northwestceramicstudio.com/book-online



Vince Carl, Wound for Rebound, Acrylic

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Rogue Valley Biennial 

Deadline: May 16 and May 17
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

  The Grants Pass Museum of Art is hosting the Rogue Valley Biennial and the exhibition will be juried IN PERSON! The call for art is open to artists living in Jackson and Josephine counties only. Artist(s) must be able to hand deliver artwork on May 16 or May 17 between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for jury consideration.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here or email all inquiries to o[email protected]

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Thank You! 

To thank and support the Ashland Gallery Association, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is offering a couple of discount codes to view performances. How exciting! 

Currently streaming until May 29 is Snow in Midsummer. This 2018 U.S. premiere production interweaves two stories of a young woman who curses her city from beyond the grave, and of a wealthy businesswoman who must face the parched, locust-plagued city. This modern ghost story beautifully reimagines a classic myth and explores the legacy of trauma, the heart of injustice, and the lengths to which we go for love.

Length: Approximately 2 hours, 25 minutes, with one intermission.
  Codes:
$5.00 Tiks Code: Connects (If you’re experiencing a hardship) 
$5.00 Student Tik Code: StudentSpring5 
$10.00 Indigenous Community Code: IndianC10Spring 
$10.00 Theatre Lovers of Color Code: TLOC10Spring 
$10.00 Teachers for Social Justice Code: T4SJ10Spring 
$15.00 Group Price (Up to 30 people: per show/per group) 
https://www.osfashland.org/en/shows-on-o/groups.aspx
 
Website:
https://www.osfashland.org/en/productions/2021-digital-plays/d-snow-in-midsummer.aspx

Copyright © 2021 Ashland Gallery Association, All rights reserved.

Ashland Gallery Association May Exhibits

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

Jenay Elder, Grizzly Peak Sunset, Acrylic

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

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

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

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


Vernon Lawhorn, Untitled, Medium Unavailable

Gallerie Karon
A Work in Progress

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

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

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


Hanson Howard Gallery
Laura Foster and Wade Schuster

Wade Schuster, Wheat Paste Cover Stories, Oil on Canvas

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

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

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

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


Jhenna Quinn Lewis

Jhenna Quinn Lewis, The Treasure Remembered, Oil

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

Hours:
Appointment only.

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


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

AGA Art Classes and Opportunities

Ashland Galleries
April Visual Arts News
April = Art Opportunities

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

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

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

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

Ashland Gallery Association
PO Box 241
Ashland, OR 97520

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April Ashland Gallery Exhibits

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

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

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

“Branded,” Watercolor by Betty Barss

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

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

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

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

Ashland Art Works
Artist Collective

Ashland Art Works, Thrown Stone Close-Up

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

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

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

Gallerie Karon
Gallerie Karon Celebration

Bruce Barnes, Watercolor

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

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

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

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

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

“Anticipation,” Acrylic by Virginia Andrade

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

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

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

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

March 2021 Ashland Gallery Exhibits

March Spotlight Exhibits

Jhenna Quinn Lewis

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

Hours: Appointment only.

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

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

Hanson Howard Gallery Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

Paula Fong

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

Hours: Appointment only.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February Fun! Visual Arts Events and Opportunities

Ashland Galleries February Visual Arts News

February Fun! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February Ashland Art Exhibits

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

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

Thank you so much for your endless support!

Hanson Howard Gallery

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

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

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

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

Art & Soul Gallery 

Why We Paint!

Betty Barss, Lillie’s Refuge, Watercolor

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

This year’s theme is Why We Paint!

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

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

Studio 151

Other Works of Elizabeth York

Elizabeth York, “Time Flies #1,” Sculpture

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

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

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

Ashland Art Works
Artist Members Exhibition

Cheryl Kempner, Untitled, Ceramic

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

Creative Arts Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ashland Galleries 2021 Membership Deadline Approaching


Ashland Galleries 2021 Membership Guide

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: February 1, 2021 

Choose check or PayPal to make your payment.

Send your check payable to:

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

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

Membership Levels   Gallery | Associate | Working Studio

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

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

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

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

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

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


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