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September Art Opportunities from the AGA

The Ashland Gallery Association is excited to share a handful of fun and diverse art opportunities offered this month to foster your inner creativity. 

Medford Food Coop, Untitled, Photography

Medford Food Coop
Call for Artists!
No Specific Dates and Times (Ongoing)

The Medford Food Coop is seeking local artists to feature on their Community Art Wall in the Cafe. For those who aren’t familiar, the Community Art Wall offers local artists a space to share their artwork with others while simultaneously giving back to local nonprofit organizations. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

Roxanne Evans Stout, Ring Around the Moon, Mixed Media

Roxanne Evans Stout
Ring Around the Moon
No Specific Dates and Times (Online)

Join Roxanne Evans Stout for Ring Around the Moon and learn more about how to create a magical and lush abstract landscape with the beautiful luminous quality that is unique to encaustic painting. In addition to creating layers of wax over a pre-gessoed wood surface, individuals will also create a foreground and background using different hues.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

Sarah F. Burns, Vesper Meadow Bovine Beach, Oil

Project Space

Paint Out with Your Art Friends!

Friday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join Project Space and Sarah F. Burns to learn more about painting outdoors. Taking place at Rabbit Ears Trailhead at Mt. Ashland, individuals will have the opportunity to observe everything from interesting rock formations, to wonderful wildflowers, amazing views, and more. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Expressions, Watercolor

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Free Yourself Up! Abstract Layering in Watercolor
With Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Saturday, October 1, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass to learn more about intuitive layered abstraction using watercolor. In addition to exploring and experimenting, individuals will also learn how to incorporate textural elements into their own creative style. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 


Ashland Open Studio Tour 2022

Mark Your Calendars!

9th Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour
October 15 – 16, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

art supplies, aerial view

Join us for the 9th Annual Ashland Open Studio Tour!

On Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., visual artists based in Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix will open their workspaces to the public to show off their creative realms. Revealing some incredible and sometimes shocking surprises, this is a place where they love to work. Even just one visitor’s interest and curiosity can spark stimulation and new ideas. 


“We are so excited to offer artists the opportunity to participate in Ashland Open Studio Tour again. In 2020, planning anything was deemed as too hazardous and in 2021, we put together a temporary solution at Ashland Art Works where artists could show their studio work under tents for a day. This year will be unique in that some studios will be indoors, some outdoors, and some both in an effort to honor each artist’s safety and comfortability,” said Bruce Bayard, AGA Board Secretary. “Especially after coming through the pandemic, many artists lost gallery representation after permanent closures. Direct sales that take place during Ashland Open Studio Tour help a lot while artists continue to seek new outlets.” 

For more information about Ashland Open Studio Tour, please click here or contact Paige Gerhard, AGA Administrator and Marketing Coordinator, at [email protected] or 541-488-8430. 

September 2022 Ashland First Friday ArtWalk

September Spotlight Galleries and Artists
Ashland First Friday Art Walk: September 2, 2022, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ashland Art Works
Lorene Senesac and Michael Gibson

Untitled Ceramic by Lorene Senesac

Currently featured at Ashland Art Works are ceramics by Lorene Senesac and paintings by Michael Gibson. Adorned with the metallic signature of an impressive low fire kiln process called Raku, Lorene’s mythical style predominately depicts portals or gateways leading her viewer on a journey. Alternatively, Michael’s fresh view of the world around him renders landscapes with invigorating textures on unconventional surfaces. Incorporating classic and contemporary materials, his work is rich in both design and composition.

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

Address and Contact Information:
291 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-4735
ashlandartworksgalleries.wordpress.com

Image Credit:
Lorene Senesac, Untitled, Ceramic

Oak Leaf Studio
Ballet to Hip Hop

Ballerina VIII, Charcoal and Pastel by Leif Trygg

Currently featured at Oak Leaf Studio are drawings by Leif Trygg. As he describes, beautiful artistic expression, incredible athleticism, and intense human passion all combine to make ballet a mesmerizing experience. Finding hip hop and other forms of dance to have similarities to ballet’s fascinating movements and gestures, this series of drawings aims to capture the dancer’s movement and style.

Hours:
Friday, Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
247 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-5756
leiftryggart.com

Image Credit:
Leif Trygg, Ballerina VIII, Charcoal and Pastel

Art & Soul Ashland
Sculptures by Stefan Savides

Opportunist, Bronze Sculpture by Stefan Savides

This month’s exhibition at Art & Soul Ashland features sculptures by Stefan Savides. Internationally known, Stefan’s life has always been about birds and art. Coming from taxidermy and then transitioning to clay, flawless anatomy has consistently been paramount to him. While he describes that it is easy to make a piece more and more perfect, his goal is not to swap looseness in lieu of knowledge, but instead to capture the essence of a bird with less detail.

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
247 East Main Street Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-880-4100
artandsoulashland.com

Image Credit:
Stefan Savides, Opportunist, Bronze Sculpture

John Pugh Studio
Trompe ‘L Oeil Murals

Quetzalcoatl, Mural by John Pugh
Quetzalcoatl, Mural by John Pugh

John Pugh paints illusionary murals on large canvases in his studio that are later installed outdoors in the public. For John, creating a sense of place is important and his viewers take delight in being visually tricked. Once intrigued and bonded by a mural, they are invited to visually cross into it further to explore and discover a deeper concept.

Hours:
First Friday Art Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
255 Helman Street, #1 C/D, Ashland, OR 97520
408-835-4341
artofjohnpugh.com

Image Credit:
John Pugh, Quetzalcoatl, Mural

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants


American Trails Gallery

American Trails Gallery features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Creekside Pizza

Creekside Pizza features diverse artwork made by locally renowned artists.

Fiber Arts Collective

Fiber Arts Collective is a space where fiber artists come together to collaborate, work, teach, and sell their work.

Gallerie Karon

Gallerie Karon features artwork and photography along with antiques, artifacts, and jewelry.

Gambrel Gallery

Gambrel Gallery is a space for contemporary artists to share their work and engage with the community.

Hanson Howard Gallery

Hanson Howard Gallery is Ashland’s oldest gallery, representing contemporary northwest artists since 1979.

The Old Red Barn

The Old Red Barn is the working space of mixed media artist, Margie Mee.

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

AGA December Exhibits in Ashland

December Spotlight Exhibits


First Friday Art Walk, December 3, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


COVID cases are rising in Jackson County, so please visit gallery, studio, and artist websites for more information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures before setting out to explore Ashland’s December exhibits. Thank you.


Art & Soul Gallery
Sunrise, Sunset

Ashland 2021 December Exhibits  : Pam Haunschild, Night Fall, Mixed Media at Art & Soul Gallery
Pam Haunschild, Night Fall, Mixed Media


Art & Soul Gallery comes to a final close after 23 incredible years. As a result, the community is
invited to say goodbye, pick up business cards from each of their favorite artists, and
start or finish some of that holiday shopping during our December exhibit.


So, on December 3, during First Friday Art Walk, artists will be present all day from 10:00
a.m. – 7:00 p.m. to share about what is next for them. Chocolates will also be available for
everyone to enjoy.


Hours:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.


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


Ashland Art Works
Holiday Showcase

Ashland Art Works December exhibit : Elizabeth Ellingson, Untitled, Sterling Silver Jewelry
Elizabeth Ellingson, Untitled, Sterling Silver Jewelry


This month, Ashland Art Works December exhibit features a plethora of unique, handmade artwork
that is perfect for the holidays, featuring all of their local artist members! Ashland Art
Works includes a total of four galleries and one sculpture garden, all centrally located in
one place.


Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Address and Contact Information:
291 Oak Street
Ashland, OR 97520
ashlandartworksgalleries.wordpress.com
541-488-4735


Hanson Howard Gallery
2021 Gallery Artists Gift Salon

Ashland 2021 December exhibits: Robert Koch, Pink Pajamas, Acrylic and Pastel on Hardboard at Hanson Howard Gallery
Robert Koch, Pink Pajamas, Acrylic and Pastel on Hardboard

Hanson Howard Gallery specially curated their 2021 Gallery Artists Gift Salon to
offer a variety of diverse options that are perfect for the gift-giving season. From fun to
reverent, small and large, 2D and 3D, the gallery features artwork from many of its
artist members.


Hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.


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


Gallerie Karon
Gifts by the Gifted

Ashland 2021 December exhibits  : Horst Wolfe, Coastline, Watercolor at Gallerie Karon
Horst Wolfe, Coastline, Watercolor


Gallerie Karon’s December exhibit showcases the work of over 30 artists! They specialize in featuring a diverse range of art, for example:

  • African and Asian works/antiques
  • several different jewelry styles
  • poetry by local poets
  • books for those who love to read
  • They even have a very famous collection of stuffed
  • animals for both children and adults!


During the December First Friday Art Walk, candy and treats will be served alongside the presence of
Dan Fellman. Gallerie Karon was rated Top Five Galleries in Southern Oregon, so don’t
forget to stop by.


Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Address and Contact Information:
300 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-482-9008

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants


American Trails Gallery


American Trails Gallery December exhibit features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the
Americas.


Enclāve Gallery & Studios


Enclāve Studios is home to five unique artists who offer painting, sculpture, and mixed
media.


Fiber Arts Collective


Fiber Arts Collective is a space where fiber artists come together to collaborate, work,
teach, and sell their work.


Schneider Museum of Art


On display in December is A Shrine for a Shrine, a solo exhibition by Bruce Burris.

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

Ashland Galleries November Visual Arts News

Ashland Galleries
November Visual Arts News

November = Art Opportunities & Memberships

We’re excited to share Ashland Galleries November Visual Arts News! This month we have a handful of fun art opportunities that are being offered to foster your inner creativity, whether it be getting out and about or enjoying from the comfort of your own home. 

Even more exciting, it’s officially time to renew your membership with the Ashland Gallery Association! Please see below for more details and information. 
Fiber Arts Collective.
Sally Ehrman, Untitled, Collage

Fiber Arts Collective
Cut-Up Poetry

  Thursday, November 18, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

From old discarded books, participants will have the opportunity to cut out words and/or phrases that appeal to them to create a poem. Whether it’s the sound of a word or the significance of a phrase, be prepared to get creative with local instructor, Sally Ehrman. 

For those who are interested in attending, please click here for more information. 
Silvia Trujillo.
Silvia Trujillo, Wind Sculptures, Acrylic

Silvia Trujillo
Mini Workshop with Silvia Trujillo!
  Saturday, November 20, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join Silvia Trujillo to learn more about the process of plein air painting. Bring a painting to start, finish, or rework, and Sylvia will help you throughout the process to create something that is original and expressive. 

For those who are interested in attending, please click here for more information. 
Grants Pass Museum of Art.
Catherine Wiley, Girl with the Pearl Earring, Acrylic

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Faux Fun & 6×6
Now – Saturday, December 18


Support the Grants Pass Museum of Art and exhibit artwork in their winter exhibition! All artwork will be on display from January 18 – February 19, 2022. 

Faux Fun:
Create a copy of a masterwork with your own twist! Masterworks should be well known so that viewers are able to understand the ‘spoof’ of it. The museum has even provided a list of recommendations for inspiration. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

6×6:
Create a 6”x6” artwork for auction! Artists can create as many artworks as they wish to donate and both 2D and 3D artwork is welcome. Please do not modify the size or edges or create parts that stick out beyond 6”x6”.  

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 
Robert Koch, Untitled, Acrylic on Panel

Ashland Gallery Association
Renew Your Membership!
Now – Wednesday, December 1

If you’re an artist, gallery, or arts organization, it’s time to renew your membership!

Benefits include an ad listing in our printed Ashland Gallery Guide, a listing on our website, eligibility to participate in special events sponsored by the Ashland Gallery Association such as A Taste of Ashland and Ashland Open Studio Tour, in addition to social media promotion.

Take advantage of our Early Bird Rate of $165 if paid by December 1.

For those who are interested in renewing, please click here for more information. 

AGA November 2021 Exhibits

First Friday Art Walk, November 5, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please visit gallery, studio, and artist websites for more information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. Thank you.

Christina Madden, Go With the Flow, Oil

Art & Soul Gallery
Oregon Land and Sea, by Christina Madden


For the month of November, Art & Soul Gallery will present an exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings by Christina Madden. On November 5, during First Friday Art Walk, Christina will be present to answer questions about her work.

“I have always been inspired by nature’s astounding beauty and variety. Capturing moments, lights, and shadows in landscapes and seascapes is a joyous challenge that keeps me on the edge of new horizons.” – Christina Madden

Hours:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

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

Paula Rice, Dish Towels, Fiber Art

Fiber Arts Collective
Paula Rice, Sunbird Scarves

Fiber Arts Collective Featured Artist for the month of November is Paula Rice. Paula believes it’s important for our culture to thrive. By block printing on everyday fabric, she feels that she is contributing to the success of our culture by creating art that can live in our everyday lives and inspire others to be creative.

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

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

Christian Burchard & Kristy Kun, Shell no. 6, Wood and Fiber Sculpture

Hanson Howard Gallery
Claire Duncan, Christian Burchard, Kristy Kun


This month’s exhibition at Hanson Howard Gallery features graceful paintings by Claire Duncan, elegant wood sculptures by Christian Burchard, and rich fiber sculptures by Kristy Kun. Claire’s current work responds to questions about what it means to be human at a time when our very own actions threaten the very nature that inspires us. Alternatively, Christian and Kristy’s work is very process-driven. The collaboration started with a wooden disk abandoned in a corner of Christian’s workshop. Once steamed and re-formed, it became a perfect container for Kristy’s felt forms, resulting in a fossil-like and elegant synthesis of form and texture.

Hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

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

John Pugh, Untitled, Mural

John Pugh Studio
The Art of John Pugh: Trompe ‘L Oeil Murals


John Pugh paints illusionary murals on large canvases in his studio that are later installed outdoors in public. For John, creating a sense of place is important. Once intrigued by the illusion, viewers are invited to visually cross into a mural to further explore and discover a deeper concept. To see more about the mural process, stop by John’s studio. It will be open on November 5, during First Friday Art Walk.

Hours:
Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Address and Contact Information:
255 Helman Street, #1 C/D, Ashland, OR 97520
408-835-4341
artofjohnpugh.com

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

Ashland Art Works
291 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-4735
www.ashlandartworks.org

Gallerie Karon
300 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-482-9008

Madrone Cannabis Club
481 Applegate Way, Ashland, OR 97520
madronecannabisclub.com

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

AGA October Art Opportunities


Ashland Galleries

October Visual Arts News

October = Art Opportunities


We’re excited to share a handful of fun art opportunities that are being offered to foster your inner creativity whether it be getting out and about or enjoying from the comfort of your own home. 

Clayfolk 2021.
Cheryl Kempner, Bird Bases, Ceramic

2021 Outdoor Clayfolk Pottery Show & Sale


Out of the Fire


Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clayfolk is excited to continue their tradition of having a yearly pottery show and sale! This year, it will take place at the heart of Downtown Talent where the Almeda Fire burned. Over a dozen Clayfolk Artists will fill the parking lot of the historic Malmgren Garage Building at 111 Talent Avenue with their wonderful clay artwork. Wake ‘N Bake Food Truck will be serving food as well!

For those who are interested in attending, please click here for more information. 


Roxanne Evans Stout.
Roxanne Evans Stout, Scroll 1, Mixed Media

Roxanne Evans Stout, Seth Apter, Lisa Agaran


The Illuminated Scroll


Thursday – Saturday, November 11 – 13

Join Roxanne Evans Stout, Seth Apter, and Lisa Agaran for a three day virtual workshop that includes the creating of three different scroll projects. Each day, a different artist/instructor will provide step-by-step instructions to create a handmade scroll inspired by their artistic approach and style. 

For those who are interested in attending, please click here for more information. 


Grants Pass Museum of Art.
Catherine Wiley, Girl with the Pearl Earring, Acrylic

Grants Pass Museum of Art


Faux Fun & 6×6


Submit your art now – Saturday, December 18



Support the Grants Pass Museum of Art and exhibit artwork in their winter exhibition! All artwork will be on display from January 18 – February 19, 2022. 

Faux Fun:


Create a copy of a masterwork with your own twist! Masterworks should be well known so that viewers are able to understand the ‘spoof’ of it. The museum has even provided a list of recommendations for inspiration. 

For those who are interested in participating and would like more information, please email the Grants Pass Museum of Art at [email protected]

6×6:


Create a 6”x6” artwork for auction! Artists can create as many artworks as they wish to donate and both 2D and 3D artwork is welcome. Please do not modify the size or edges or create parts that stick out beyond 6”x6”.  

For those who are interested in participating and would like more information, please email the Grants Pass Museum of Art at [email protected].



Peter Finkle, Walk Ashland.
Truth to Power Club, Untitled, Mural

Peter Finkle, Walk Ashland


BIPOC Celebration Mural


Tuesday, November 23 

Join the Truth to Power Club at Ashland High School to dedicate a new public art mural to Ashland High School student, Aidan Ellison, who was shot and killed last November 23. In addition to serving as a memorial, the mural also celebrates Rogue Valley Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who have made and continue to make a positive difference in our community. 

For more information about the mural, please click here


AGA October 2021 Exhibits

Find all the details of the Ashland Gallery Association AGA October 2021 exhibits here!

First Friday Art Walk, October 1, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please visit gallery, studio, and artist websites for more information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. Thank you.

AGA October 2021 Exhibits Spotlight

Art & Soul Gallery
Through the Window, Pastel Paintings by Carla J Griffin

AGA October 2021 Exhibits: First Light at Lake Louise, pastel by Carla J Griffin
Image Credit:
Carla J Griffin, First Light at Lake Louise, Pastel

Currently featured at Art & Soul Gallery is Through the Window, Pastel Paintings by Carla J Griffin. On October 1, during First Friday Art Walk, Carla will be present to answer questions about her work.

“I frequently begin a painting in my mind while looking through a window. It might be from a plane, a train, a hotel, or my rearview mirror.” – Carla J Griffin

Hours:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

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

Gallerie Karon
Faces Hidden and Revealed

AGA October 2021 Exhibits: Gallerie Karon
Image Credit:
Gallerie Karon, Untitled, Mixed Media

This month’s exhibition at Gallerie Karon includes masks and puppets from around the world. The exhibition includes face, helmet, and shoulder masks ranging from two inches to four feet. further, puppets include rod, shadow, and hand styles with a variety of different animals being represented.

Hours:
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Hanson Howard Gallery
Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Dews

AGA October 2021 Exhibits: Pygmy Hippo, ceramic by Dews.
Image Credit:
Dews, Pepper, Pygmy Hippo, Endangered, Ceramic

Hanson Howard Gallery currently featuries masterful oil paintings by Jhenna Quinn Lewis, rich woodblock prints by Millie Whipplesmith Plank, and stylized ceramics by Dews. Jhenna’s paintings are simple, intimate compositions that invite the viewer to closely examine the details of a bird in an unexpected setting. On the other hand, Millie’s prints celebrate the biodiversity and preservation of open spaces. Dews is inspired by the fusion of gardening with ceramics, whether it be realistic or whimsical.

Hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

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

Ashland Art Works Galleries
Claudia Law and John Weston

AGA October 2021 Exhibits: Fuji Flowers II, textile by Claudia Law
Image Credit:
Claudia Law, Fuji Flowers II, Textile

This month’s exhibition at Ashland Art Works includes textile works by Claudia Law and wood works by John Weston. Color, texture, and creating the illusion of depth, movement, and transparency are Claudia’s focus, whereas John consistently attempts to highlight the natural beauty found in the materials that he uses. On Saturday, October 9, Claudia will be present to demonstrate her artistic processes.

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

Address and Contact Information:
291 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-4735
https://ashlandartworksgalleries.wordpress.com/

Thanks for taking a look at the AGA October 2021 exhibits. We hope you will join us for the Ashland First Friday ArtWalk on October 1! The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.

September Opportunities for Art from AGA

Ashland Galleries
September Visual Arts News
September = Art Opportunities

We’re excited to share a handful of fun art opportunities that are being offered to foster your inner creativity, whether it’s getting out and about or enjoying from the comfort of your own home. 

Art & Soul Gallery
Image Credit:
Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Sprites, Watercolor

Art & Soul Gallery
Give-Away Photo Contest! 

September 15 – 30, Anytime 

To celebrate Art & Soul Gallery’s newly featured wall, they are hosting a giveaway and photo contest. To enter, visit Art & Soul Gallery, take a photo of the wall displaying a splash, post on Instagram and/or Facebook, tag Art & Soul Gallery, and use the hashtag #SplashOnTheWall. 

1st Prize: Best Overall Photo, $75 Gallery/Framing Credit 
2nd Prize: Most Artsie Photo, $50, Gallery/Framing Credit 
3rd Prize: Most Original Photo, $25 Gallery/Framing Credit 

Winners will be notified during the first week of October. 

Fiber Arts Collective
Image Credit: 
Tanya Bemis, Untitled, Pop-Out Book

Fiber Arts Collective
Miniature Pop-Out Book Workshop with Tanya Bemis
Sunday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join Fiber Arts Collective and Tanya Bemis for an afternoon of miniature bookmaking. Learn how to make a pie-shaped pop-out book with a secondary secret function. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to create one book in class while receiving materials to make an additional book at home. 

Space is limited. For those who are interested in attending, please click here

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Image Credit: 
Marianne Nielsen, Daisy, Watercolor 

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Watercolor Pet Portrait Workshop
Saturday, September 18, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Join the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Marianne Nielsen to learn how to paint your favorite animal and/or pet using watercolor and your own reference photo. This is a wonderful workshop if you’re someone who loves animals. Watercolor experience is required and registration is $50.00. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here

Dews
Image Credit: 
Dews, Untitled, Ceramic

Dews
Making Sculptures with Modified Coils, the Magic in Details
October 1 – 3, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. / 9:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  Join Dews for a ceramic sculpture workshop at Bloom Pottery. The workshop will focus on making sculptures using modified coils. Ideas include making animals, people, urns, planters, abstracts, and more. Beginners are welcome. Don’t forget to stop by Hanson Howard Gallery to view some of Dews’ work for inspiration. 

For more information, please click here.

AGA September 2021 Exhibits

Ashland Galleries
September Visual Arts News

First Friday Art Walk: September 3, 2021

Please visit gallery, studio, and artist websites for more information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures. Thank you. 

We’re excited to share a diverse array of wonderful artwork created by our very talented artists this month. Don’t forget to visit their websites for more information about business hours, current events, and upcoming opportunities. 

Here is a sampling of our September Spotlight Galleries and Artists. 

Please visit our website for links to our member galleries and artist websites, and to view the online version of the 2021 Ashland Gallery Guide.


www.ashlandgalleries.com

Art & Soul Gallery
Intuitive Expressionistic Abstraction in Watermedia by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Image Credit: 
Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Pele’s Breath, Watercolor


From shared experiences in realism, tributes to spirituality, and journeys into abstraction, my artwork is a culmination and a sharing of my life experiences, dreams, inner visions, of all that I am. As a third-generation artist, I was encouraged to explore and express my creativity at an early age. Predominately, I am a watercolorist; a colorist with a strong emphasis on design. The most important part of a painting for me is the message or experience that I want to share with the viewer. How I handle this dictates the style and medium that I use. If I can do this with watercolor I will, but I won’t limit myself to just that medium. -Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Appointments are required during First Friday Art Walk. 

Hours:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.

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

Paula Fong Studio 

Image Credit: 
Paula Fong, Untitled, Mixed Media 

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

Hours:
Appointment Only

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

Hanson Howard Gallery
Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Dews

Image Credit: 
Jhenna Quinn Lewis, A Single Pearl, Oil on Board


This month’s exhibition features masterful oil paintings by Jhenna Quinn Lewis, rich woodblock prints by Millie Whipplesmith Plank, and stylized ceramics by Dews. Jhenna’s paintings are simple, intimate compositions that invite the viewer to closely examine the details of a bird in an unexpected setting. Through the manipulation of composition, subject matter, color, light, and shading, she brings out a subtle inherent quietness in her work. Alternatively, Millie’s prints celebrate the biodiversity and preservation of open spaces. Informed by her cattle ranching heritage, vibrant colors, simple shapes, and the nostalgia of traditional woodblock printing can be seen in her work. For Dews, she is inspired by the fusion of gardening with ceramics, whether it be realistic or whimsical. Dews’ stylized animals exude peaceful, playful, expressions, while adding just a touch of mysteriousness.

Hours: 
Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Appointments are available too.

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

Cara Michelle Mattern Studio

Image Credit: 
Cara Michelle Mattern, What Dreams May Come, Mixed Media


Dreams have been extra prolific lately. Many different lives are possible in the dream world and outside of the box thoughts are often birthed there. This work is an exact image of part of a significant dream of mine, waking up with the word or name Yezamite whispered to me. As far as my research thus far… the name doesn’t mean anything. In the dream I was standing on what looked like a Martian planet with my 4 year old daughter. Looking at the weird holes in the ground all over, I received a telepathic image/message from the monsters living below the ground to put my daughter through the hole. So, I immediately picked her up. I used oil paints and a spray bottle with turpenoid to create the dripping effect on the ground and the pillars. – Cara Michelle Mattern 

Hours: 
Appointment Only 

Address and Contact Information: 
Applegate, OR
www.facebook.com/cara.mattern.3

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