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September 2017 Ashland Gallery Association Featured Exhibits & First Friday ArtWalk Map

Ashland Gallery Association September 2017 Art Exhibits

 Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logo

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, September 1st, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District.  Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with a diverse array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the August Gallery Tour map, please see the map embedded in the post below the gallery exhibits…

Ashland Gallery Association
September Spotlight Exhibits

Light Touch, pastel painting by Janet Patterson on exhibit at Gallerie Karon in Ashland, Oregon for September 2017

“Light Touch,” pastel painting by Janet Patterson

Gallerie Karon
The Female of the Species Part II
All women artists invitational

Gallerie Karon this month continues to showcase the work of only women artists. Represented are Oregon, California, and Hawaii. Their mediums are across the board from painted silks, pastels, oils, photography, collage and more!

Just some of the featured artists are Leona Nelson, who works in Native American basketry and gourds, Janet Patterson, pastels, Liz Shepherd sumi-e ink and Gloria
Kramer, collage. We are very pleased to have silk artist Jenwah with us for this showing with her hand painted and embellished wall hangings and banners.
Many artists will be present so you can discuss the piece you’ve selected.

Ceramic teapot by Bonnie Morgan

Ceramic teapot by Bonnie Morgan

Ashland Art Works
Locally Made: Furniture, pottery, and jewelry made with local materials

Visit us this month to see new offerings by furniture maker John Weston, who uses woods found and sourced in the Rogue Valley. We are also featuring decorative and functional pottery for your home by Bonnie Morgan, and sterling silver and stone jewelry by one of our newest members, Liz Ellingson.

Bonnie Morgan focuses on decorative and functional pottery. Currently she has been working on a series of teapots, covered jars, and serving platters. Porcelain and white stoneware and are her favorite clays to work with on the potter’s wheel and in hand building. Developing new glazes continues to be an interest and challenge that inspires excitement with each kiln opening.

Liz Ellingson’s designs all center around her own custom-cut cabochons. She hand fabricates all of her jewelry in sterling silver using traditional silver-smithing techniques. The jewelry she creates is one of a kind with an earthy, enduring quality.

Rodeo Flyer, an eclectic country, rock & roll, blues band, will play during the First Friday Art Walk – guaranteed to get your feet dancing!

Lithe Bridge, painting by Leif Trygg on exhibit for September 2017 at Oak Leaf Studio in Ashland, Oregpn

“Lithe Bridge,” painting by Leif Trygg

Oak Leaf Studio

With the beginning of fall, Oak Leaf Studio is having a Pre-Holiday Sale of 20% off on all large format paintings by Leif Trygg. This sale goes through the month of September and features recent paintings of Ashland and Lithia Park among others. Prints and cards of Trygg’s work are also on sale at the studio.

Located in Ashland’s historic Railroad District, Oak Leaf Studio is at 247 Oak Street, between the Ashland Art Works and the Hanson Howard gallery. The studio is open Thursday through Saturday, from 11am to 3pm.



Horse, painting by Farrell Cockrum on exhibit at American Trails Gallery, Ashland, Oregon during September 2017

“Horse,” painting by Farrell Cockrum


American Trails
Featuring paintings by Farrell Cockrum

In September, American Trails will be highlighting the work of Blackfoot artist Farrell Cockrum. Farrell’s great passion in life is informing the world of his rich, Native American heritage through his contemporary works of art. Steeped in the traditions and culture of his native ancestors, Farrell captures the spirit of the Blackfeet Nation in each of his unique and colorful paintings.

Vivid color, rich texture and striking subject matter are core ingredients in a Farrell Cockrum painting. Farrell’s captivating subjects include native figures and honored wildlife; such as the majestic eagle, the American bison and the strong, silent western bred horse. Add a touch of abstract expressionism and streaming colors of a Blackfoot Chief and you are entering Farrell’s world.

Farrell studied at art at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe in the early 1980’s. He is very well known throughout the southwest and collected across the world. He lives and paints in Albuquerque.

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