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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

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AGA First Friday Art Walk, April 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, April 6th 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 April Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

April Spotlight Exhibits

A Taste Of Ashland Pop-up Show

Meyer Memorial Gallery in the Marion Addy Building, Southern Oregon University

Show on display April 24 – 29th

Art Sales during “A Taste of Ashland,” April 28 & 29, 12:00–4:00 PM

As an added attraction to A Taste of Ashland wine, food, and art festival, we have 15 Ashland Gallery Association artists that are participating in

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Visual Arts Journaling Brings Life to Dreams

Visual Art Journaling

Awaken from the slumber of winter’s gestation … bring life to those dreams of following creativity and authenticity … Spring’s Bluster

As winter tugs to hold on and spring throws it’s own punches, we tumble about from 70 degree, sunny days to frosty, snowy fog. But my daffodils are winning out and I’m feeling optimistic for plein air painting, garden digging and hikes with friends. I’m inviting you to trundle along into one of these adventures with me! Namaste’ E Women’s Retreat Women’s Alpine Celebration After last year’s ALL inclusive retreat, we plan to replicate what one participant declared, we learned “so many things that related but are all different!” – – but with new invented processes. Consider August 8-13th to be yourweek for a personal opportunity to expand and rediscover hidden creative yearnings, a dedicated time for yourself. For a video sampling … feast your eyes on this.

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Ashland's First Friday Art Walk, March 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm

Student artist, Rachel Feinberg, jewelry making

Ashland Gallery Association March Spotlight Exhibits Annual Student Art Show

March First Friday will celebrate student art during the AGA Annual Student Art Show! Alongside art by well-known local, regional and national artists, galleries and businesses will feature works by budding young student artists from Ashland High School Art Department.

Join us for the Student Artist Receptions during the Friday Art Walk on March 2nd from 5 to 8 PM. There will be a variety of media on display by these creative young artists including: paintings, drawings, mixed media, jewelry pieces, woodwork, and photography. Most exhibits will be on display throughout the month of March.

Participating galleries and student artists:

American Trails: Ginny Cotton, Grace Jack

Ashland Art Center: Jade Bromley, Izzy Duval, Taylor Monroe, Curtis Jones

Ashland Art Works: Gemti Loewenstein, Enya Cochran Harrison Romney, Kai Cheval, Vincent Forster, Joah Margul,

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AGA Spotlight Exhibits February 2018

“Tavira Balconies, Portugal” 24x36, photograph by Pat Moore

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits Gallerie Karon East Meets East – Part II

(please note that the title of the show is East Meets East NOT East Meets West)

The exhibit runs from February 2nd through the 28th

Gallerie Karon takes you on a journey to the Near, Far, and Middle East this month.

Exotic jewelry, kimonos, Buddhas and Quan Yins abound. They are joined by ceramics, masks and fascinating accessories. Gallerie Karon now features antique furniture specializing in small interesting pieces that will fit anywhere with versatile uses.

It’s the lunar Year of the Dog in Chinese Astrology and it’s going to be a good one as the dog is a lucky sign. Prosperity and love are predicted. The dog is watchful and protective and of course, very loyal.

There will be a special appearance Feb 2nd from 5:30-7pm by Zahara.

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2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster Competition

A Taste of Ashland 2015 Festival illustration image

Apologies for the short notice!! The AGA just got this to us yesterday morning, and catching up after dealing with a death in our immediate family caused us to add more to the delay. We sincerely apologize!! However, it does look like they are happy to consider already completed paintings to consider for their 2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster, so if you’re not one of those blazing fast painters, why not spend a quiet evening or tomorrow morning sorting through your portfolio, then submit your best work by the end of the day for a chance to get the local promotion of a lifetime. Here are the details:

Ashland Gallery Association 2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster Competition

The Ashland Gallery Association is seeking artwork for its 2018 A TASTE OF ASHLAND event. Local artists are encouraged to submit images of their work. AGA Gallery, Associate, and Neighboring Arts

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Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits

Talented Hills, Oil painting by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo

Ashland Gallery Association December Art Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, December 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, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

View and download the download the December Gallery Tour map at the bottom of this post.

AGA December Spotlight Exhibits Studio 151 Birds, Buddhas, Books and Snakes

“Birds, Buddhas, Animals & Snakes,” Mixed Media by Elizabeth York

Currently on display is mixed media sculptural art by Elizabeth York. The work includes various buddhas composed in wall relief form, sacred geometry and a series investigating her experiences of relative “time”. Also on display are sculptures from

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New works in oil & photography- November 2017 Spotlight Exhibits with AGA

“Wizards Hat” photograph by Chip Phillips

Ashland Gallery Association November Spotlight Exhibits

Photographers’ Gallery

“Into the Woods” photography by Julie Bonney

Julie Bonney is the featured artist at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center. Her new show, “Into The Woods” opens during the First Friday Art Walk on November 3rd.

Julie is a local photographer who finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Muir said, “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” The forest is a beacon for Julie. It invites her to enter and explore more. She feels as though there is a great mystery hiding somewhere within. Her photography explores that mystery and creates a deeper relationship between nature and herself.

“Redwoods” photograph by Julie Bonney

Oak Leaf Studio

Best of 2017- Landscapes by Leif Trygg

For the month of November, Oak Leaf Studio is

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Ashland Gallery Association October 2017 Art Exhibits

Loren Munk, “The Pollock Matrix” (2009) oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, October 6th 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!

Hop on the First Friday Trolley! The trolley will run from 5:00 to 10:00 PM and travel around downtown to the Plaza, Historic Railroad District and out to the Schneider Museum and CVA Galleries.

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

October Spotlight Exhibits

Hanson Howard Gallery

Drawing on the Dream: Original Prints & Book Signing by Denise Kester & Illustrated Ceramics by Julia Janeway,

Drawing on the Dream we will feature

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

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

Ashland Gallery Association September 2017 Art Exhibits

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

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,

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