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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

Welcome New AGA Members Gambrel Gallery and John Pugh!


August = Art Opportunities



Ashland Galleries
August Visual Arts News

August = Art Opportunities (And September, too!)

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. 

Sunset at Harris Beach
Image Credit:
Jenay Elder, Sunset on Harris, Oil on Canvas

Art & Soul Gallery
Paint Night! Sunsets


Thursday, August 19, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join Art & Soul Gallery and Jenay Elder in Paint Night! Sip wine and refreshments with your friends and learn painting techniques in a relaxed, small group setting. All materials will be provided and tickets include wine and light refreshments. Space is limited to eight people and registration is $45.00. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here

Flowers
Image Credit: 
Michael Gibson, Untitled, Acrylic 

Ashland Art Works
Figurative Drawing Demonstration with Michael Gibson

Saturday, September 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join Ashland Art Works and Michael Gibson for an afternoon of figurative drawing. Michael received a BFA from Houston Museum of Fine Arts. He has worked as a designer, art director, and taught life drawing, illustration, painting, graphic design, and photography at the Art Institute of Houston and the Art Institute of Seattle. His passion for art, travel, and photography continues and is reflected in his art, which can be viewed at Ashland Art Works and Pomodori Bistro & Wine Bar in Medford. 

For those who are interested in attending, please click here

Daisy
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

Gardenia with Chardin
Image Credit: 
Michael Lynn Adams, Gardenia with Chardin, Oil

Michael Lynn Adams
Gardenia with Chardin Oil Painting Demonstration 



Ongoing 

Join Michael Lynn Adams from the comfort of your own home to learn more about oil painting and his creative process. Michael provides step-by-step instructions to recreate one of his paintings in addition to a time-lapse video of his process from start to finish. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here




AGA August 2021 Exhibits

Join us for First Friday Art Walk and take in the AGA August 2021 exhibits of art! Many galleries and studios are open and thrilled to share a diverse array of wonderful artwork created by our very talented local artists. 

AGA August 2021 Spotlight Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery
Adornment, Mixed Media Paintings by Eric Peterson

AGA August 2021 Exhibits: Image Credit: Eric Peterson, Adornment #4, Mixed Media
Image Credit:
Eric Peterson, Adornment #4, Mixed Media

This intense year of introspection and exploration has resulted in a new body of work from Eric Peterson. The inspiration for this recent work is cultural identity as expressed through dress and embellishment. These paintings explore adornment through building and excavating layers of paint, wax, stencils, and collage, capturing some of the beauty and mystery of our multicultural world.

On August 6, during First Friday, Eric will be present to answer questions about his work. Wine and chocolates will be served alongside live music by Peter Stone.

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

Gallerie Karon
Safari II

AGA August 2021 Exhibits: Information Unavailable, Untitled, Sculpture
Image Credit:
Information Unavailable, Untitled, Sculpture

For the month of August, Gallerie Karon will feature the work of Vernon Lawhorn, Jane Lawhorn, and Judy Benson Le Neir. Passing away at 45, Vernon dearly loved Africa and always captured the animals and people in his work, while Jane did a fantastic job presenting it all while becoming an artist herself. Organizing photo safaris and traveling to a different location in Africa each year, Judy Benson Le Nier’s photographs reveal the inner workings of the wild animal’s mind.

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

Hanson Howard Gallery
Wataru Sugiyama & Jon Jay Cruson

AGA August 2021 Exhibits: Image Credit:
Jon Jay Cruson, Overview #18, Acrylic on Canvas
Image Credit:
Jon Jay Cruson, Overview #18, Acrylic on Canvas

Hanson Howard Gallery’s exhibition for the month of August will feature Japanese inspired ceramic sculptures by Wataru Sugiyama and Pacific Northwestern inspired landscape paintings by Jon Jay Cruson.

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/

Fiber Arts Collective
Urban Hieroglyphs, Chris Carpenter

AGA August 2021 Exhibits: Chris Carpenter, Peerless Hotel, Etched Cotton Velvet
Image Credit:
Chris Carpenter, Peerless Hotel, Etched Cotton Velvet

This month, Fiber Arts Collective features the work of Chris Carpenter.

The canvas of the street offers me coded messages from various markings that I refer to as Urban Hieroglyphs. These images are then etched onto cotton upholstery velvet to achieve the textures of various types of pavement. My work resembles concrete, but actually has the soft tactile quality of velvet. – Chris Carpenter

Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 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/

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants

The Crown Jewel
266 E Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Ashland Art Works Galleries
291 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520

The Old Red Barn
1049 E Nevada Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Blackwell Frames
340 A Street #4, Ashland, OR 97520

Denise Kester Studio
438 Helman Street, Ashland, OR 97520

New Exhibitions to Check Out in August 2021

Grants Pass Museum of Art
Painting Outside

AGA August 2021 Exhibits: Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, Sandbox, Oil
Image Credit:
Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, Sandbox, Oil

Ilene Gienger-Stanfield will be featuring her current plein air work at the Grants Pass Museum of Art this month.

The deeper I dig into art, the more there is. Several years ago, I was a consummate figurative pastel painter. At that time, I thought I always would be. However, there are many artistic options to investigate such as techniques, mediums, approaches, subjects and styles. It is exciting and inspirational to make a new discovery in art making. Currently I paint any subject and paint with oils as well as pastels. I am relying on innovation, intuition, and experience more. – Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

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

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

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

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.