Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE!
ArtistsBillofRights.org reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
We support the Embedded Metadata Manifesto.  Metadata is information such as copyright notice and contact info you can embed in your images to protect your intellectual property, save time when uploading to social sites and promote your art. Click to visit the site and learn more.

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd, from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd, 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!

May Spotlight Exhibits

Hanson Howard

Sue Springer, ceramic sculpture & Robert Koch, paintings

Sue Springer creates quirky ceramic sculptures, which are mostly figurative, with a whimsy and freedom of unexpected combinations. Dreams, imagination and wonder combine with a response to the current world to tell the stories of these figures. Sue, founder of the former Illahe Studios and Gallery now lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks in Robert Koch’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, Koch takes

Continue reading Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd, from 5 to 8 PM

First Ashland Art Walk of 2019 January 4th

Paula Fong, “Snowscape” watercolor with pen and ink at Creekside Pizza

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, January 4th 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 January Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

 

AGA January Spotlight Exhibits Gallerie Karon East Meets East

There are two major events at Gallerie Karon this month. Join us for the First Friday Art Walk January 4, 2019. We’ll be opening our traditional show East Meets East celebrating the start of the New Year in so

Continue reading First Ashland Art Walk of 2019 January 4th

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

Artisans Market holiday wares

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, December 7th 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!

Ashland Gallery Association December Spotlight Exhibits Photographers’ Gallery Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 years Later.

Bobbi Murphy’s new show, Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 Years Later, opens on Friday, December 7th at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center and will run through January.

Yosemite holds wonderful memories for me – of autumn walks in golden meadows and full moon nights along the Merced River listening to great horned owls call to their families on cold evenings. Tramping through spring meadows flooded with snow runoff,

Continue reading Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, December 7th from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland's First Friday Art Walk, September 7, 2018

Pam Haunschild, “Quantum Entanglement,” watercolor

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!

First Friday Art Walk, September 7, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the September Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Please see the attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and September Gallery Tour Map.

Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

 

AGA September Spotlight Galleries

Photographers’ Gallery Secrets of the Forest

Ten of Southern Oregon’s top photographic artists present their first group exhibition, “Secrets of the Forest”, at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. Each photographer will feature their unique vision capturing the magical

Continue reading Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, September 7, 2018

New Members’ Gallery Exhibit for 3rd Friday at Rogue Gallery

Detail of “Going Rogue” by Valerie Dann FRIDAY, August 17 3rd Friday Reception, 5-8pm Meet the artist! IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Stories From Around the Ring Doug Anderson

Reception: Friday, August 17, 5:00-8:00 pm

July 27–September 7, 2018

ACROBAT BY Doug Anderson Doug Anderson teaches painting and drawing at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. The paintings and drawings in this exhibit use provocative and sometimes humorous imagery set in carnival-like environments to expose the absurdity in our lives and in our times. sponsored by: the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s Founders Circle

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

New Exhibit!

In The Members’ Gallery August 17 – December 20, 2018

Seattle Japanese Garden III by Tom Ommen Over 30 member artists’ new works in various media including acrylic, assemblage, clay, mixed media, mosaic, oil, paper collage,

Continue reading New Members’ Gallery Exhibit for 3rd Friday at Rogue Gallery

Art du Jour’s July 2018 Exhibits

Cheryl Magellan's Selfie Exhibit

During the month of July Ginny Matheson will be the featured artist at Art du Jour Gallery, and Judy Benson LeNier’s work will continue to be featured in the Salon till the end of the month. In addition, Cheryl Magellen will be bringing her poplular Selfie Show to Medford. On third Friday music will be provided by the Minstrel Streams.

Featured Artist Ginny Matheson

As the featured artist for the month of June at Art Du Jour Gallery, Ginny Matheson presents’’a body of work themed “Mixed Media Landscapes”.

Mont Blanc by Ginny Matheson. -Submitted by the artist

Ginny lives and works in Southern Oregon, but her earliest art training was in Michigan where she worked primarily in stone and wood carving. After moving to Indiana, Ginny began to focus on two-dimensional media and took more training in drawing, painting, and collage. By 2004 she had

Continue reading Art du Jour’s July 2018 Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association May 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

Image caption: John Kirk, “Take Me With You,” photograph

Ashland Gallery Association May Spotlight Exhibits Art & Soul Gallery “Landmarks” – Oil paintings by Jenay Elder

Art sharpens our eyes to the world around us and tugs on our hearts. I have recently used a variety of techniques to create art. I often paint outdoors on the spot and I have started creating compositions in the studio based off plein air studies, photo references, sketches and notes. My motive is to depict different local landmarks and ideas that reflect my experience living in this inspiring area while attempting to convey something that is unseen. I am continually seeking out new experiences where I can form a philosophy to support my picture making while simultaneously honing my abilities and sensitivity.

Please join us on May 4, 2018 from 5-8 PM at Art & Soul Gallery for a festive opening with Art, music, snacks and lively conversation. Works

Continue reading Ashland Gallery Association May 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association January 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

Maria de Los Angeles, installation at El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, 201

Ashland Natural Medicine “Africa, Fashion & Photography”, featuring Jennifer Jensen

ANM Gallery of Contemporary Art is thrilled to host local Ashland artist, Jennifer Jensen’s newest works of art titled: Africa, Fashion & Photography

This exceptional show is a beautiful combination of creative expression and inspiration from her travels to Selous Game Reserve, in South West Tanzania where she photographed wildlife in the bush and then onto Zanzibar where Jensen purchased African fabrics to bring home and design her clothing.

Line, color, shape and texture are just some of the strong art elements that weave together her clothing design choices and carefully selected compositions in each safari image. The care and attention to detail in creating each clothing and photograph clearly makes a statement of her devotion and passion to her crafts.

Each dress, each skirt each jacket, are wearable individual art pieces that are truly

Continue reading Ashland Gallery Association January 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

October 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

Southern Oregon Artist Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

October at Art du Jour Gallery:

IN THE SALON

Dodie Hamilton-Brandon In Her Studio

The Beloved Watercolors of Dodie Hamilton

We are blessed to have as our Salon special guest artist during October and November Dodie Hamilton-Brandon. Dodie was an Art du Jour Gallery member for several years and is also a founding member of Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland. She has exhibited in several other Oregon galleries over the decades and her paintings hang in private homes, offices and commercial establishments across America and abroad. The long list of awards and honors she has accumulated over many years of painting is truly impressive. Her work is noted for vibrant color and the fluid, sparkling quality of her watercolor medium. Her subjects range from realistic florals and landscapes to mixed media abstracts, but she is best known for her renditions of

Continue reading October 2017 at Art du Jour Gallery

Ashland Gallery Association's May 2017 Spotlight Exhibits

Surrealistic Winescapes

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

Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Hop on the Allaboard Trolley for a fun ride around town and out to the Schneider Museum of Art.

Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the May Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Studio A.B. Bruce Bayard: Video Projections

Bruce Bayard continues his exploration into time-based imagery with video collages created for installations and performances. The video compositing process he uses is similar to that of the Photoshop process used in all his still images, interjecting stressed surfaces and

Continue reading Ashland Gallery Association’s May 2017 Spotlight Exhibits