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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.

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