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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.

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

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

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

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  

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.

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

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:  

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