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February 2015 Ashland Gallery Association Featured Exhibits

Come out and celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, February 6th, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round free community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website. For more information about all of the exhibits visit:

Watch for the new 2015 Gallery Guide due to arrive by March First Friday!



AGA Spotlight Galleries
February 2015

Smithfields Restaurant

February First Friday Art Walk After Party
Featuring paintings by Sarah F. Burns

Come join us for the February First Friday Art Walk after-party! Smithfields will have food and drink specials from 8 – 10 pm. View our rare collection of paintings and meet the artist, Sarah F Burns.

Enoteca by Eden Vale

Featuring work by Whitney Rolfe and Aaron Taylor



February is a special month because we are happily hosting two talented artists! Come by EdenVale Enoteca, 17 N Main St in Ashland, to see the unique artwork of Whitney Rolfe and Aaron Taylor, former students of Southern Oregon University.

Whitney Rolfe is a recent graduate from Southern Oregon University, and has always been an Oregonian. She has always had an affinity for both the dark and
the bright, having been referred to as a “dark rainbow” for both her personal style as well as her abstract art. Bright and whimsical paintings are juxtaposed with her small intricate black and white drawings. As well as making art, she also creates braid-in synthetic dreads, which you can often see her wearing.
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Aaron Taylor: Original doodles, sculpture, scratchboard, painting, ink drawing & screen prints/apparel 4 Artist at Large. Contact him at [email protected] for more information on his work.

We will be hosting a talented local musician and a wonderful chef!
Kelvin Underwood will be here serenading us with his acoustic, alternative style.  Chef Daniel Gonzalez of Ashland Culinary Instruction will be here showcasing his talents with a food demo, where you can participate!

Liquid Assets Wine Bar

Photography by Joseph Linaschke

RED FALL LEAVES by Joseph Linaschke

RED FALL LEAVES by Joseph Linaschke

Joseph “PhotoJoseph” Linaschke is a commercial, portrait, and fine art photographer with a studio located on the Southside of Ashland. His clients include Apple, Mercedes-Benz, the artist Seal, the U.S. Army Reserves, and many other businesses of all sizes—including Liquid Assets, where this show is currently hanging! Be sure to check out their website, to preview his works.

This collection, “Fall Colors”, was shot in two locations — Ashland, Oregon and Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. A departure from Joseph’s normal photography, this was an exploration both in color and in advanced digital editing techniques. While no image looks obviously edited or manipulated, the scene as you see it in the print is a reflection of the artist’s eye and memory more than the actual scene as anyone else would have seen it. These 30-inch prints are displayed on metal, adding extra depth and a striking richness to each photo.

Hanson Howard Gallery

Multicultural Celebrations
Paintings by Betty LaDuke

MALI MARKET DAY painting by Eve Betty LaDuke

MALI MARKET DAY painting by Eve Betty LaDuke

Multicultural Celebrations by renowned artist, Betty LaDuke will include small paintings (32” X 42”) depicting the lives of villagers from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
“I hope that my visual impressions reach out beyond the confines of national boundaries to reveal that in spite of our cultural differences, human survival is dependent on our ability to connect with one another through understanding and compassion. Bonding with my family and friends on a multicultural, global level nurtures me.  I have a need to continue sharing visually and verbally examples of human dignity and hope” Betty LaDuke

We have represented Betty since the gallery first opened in 1980 with many exhibits throughout her prolific career. Most of her exhibitions and collections are shown or owned by museums and she rarely shows in galleries. We are privileged to make this collection of *small paintings (42” x 32”) accessible to our community.
50% of proceeds will be donated to The Oregon Community Foundation in support of Rogue Valley visual arts.

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