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AGA October 2020 Spotlight Galleries

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Ashland is thriving with wonderful artwork created by our amazing artists! As fall begins, we invite you to see what our member businesses and artists are up to. Some are even offering creative workshops!

Don’t forget to visit each of their websites either. For a complete list, please visit our website at ashlandgalleries.com and download our 2020 Ashland Gallery Guide.

October Spotlight Exhibits Ashland Art Works Ashland Art Works in October!

Ashland Art Works is very pleased to announce that they will host artist demonstrations over the weekends in October! They also host a pop-up sale for their resident Clayfolk members this year. The annual Clayfolk Pottery Show was cancelled this year, but several of their members are hosting their own pop-up sales throughout the region.

For more information and a schedule of events, please visit www.ashlandartworks.org

Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday,

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“Elevation” – Art on Ashland’s Bandersnatch Trail

“Elevation” – First artwork of three as you walk Bandersnatch trailArtist: Cheryl GarciaAshland Public Art series Introducing the artist

Cheryl Garcia has loved art ever since she could pick up a crayon. I will describe her artistic journey after I introduce her Ashland public artwork entitled “Elevation.”

Creation of Elevation

The “Watershed Art Group” (originally Stef Seffinger, Pam Marsh, Sue Springer and a few others) wanted to place public art along the Bandersnatch trail above Lithia Park. Their goal was to bring attention to the importance of the Ashland Creek watershed, where we source our drinking water. Three sculptures have now been placed along the trail: Elevation, Pacific Fisher and Water is Life. They received funding primarily from the Haines & Friends art fund.

When you walk the Bandersnatch trail, the first of the three sculptures you will see (just before the trail starts) is Elevation by Cheryl Garcia.

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We are Resilient. We Can Reimagine. We Will Reopen!

We Are Resilient. The coronavirus is having an unprecedented impact on the world, the full extent of which is yet to be known. Like all of you, the Ashland Art Center has had to maneuver around the impacts of this pandemic and make many sacrifices in order to be in the position to bounce back […]

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The Art Center Closes, Advocates Continued Support for Artists

For over 13 years, the Ashland Art Center has been a dynamic force for creative enrichment, expression, and arts engagement within the community. The economic and social support the organization has provided to the visual arts community of southern Oregon has enriched the lives of artists, members, and visitors alike. Like many non-profit organizations, we […]

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Peace be with you

What can I say that you haven’t read, seen, experienced or felt already? Not much. So I’m just here to say hi, send a hug from a far and staying connected in the way I know how. I’m exercising a bit. Walking outside. Puttering. Starting projects I can’t finish. Emailing, calling and texting to stay […]

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February 2020 Ashland First Friday ArtWalk

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Join us for the February 2020 Ashland First Friday ArtWalk festivities! Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday ArtWalk, February 7th from 5 to 8 pm

The Ashland First Friday ArtWalk is an amazing way to explore the artists of southern Oregon and the city of Ashland at the same time! Stroll the galleries and take in the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Venture further to explore out-skirting galleries! 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 February Ashland First Friday ArtWalk map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Please see the “Spotlight Exhibits” and a downloadable February Gallery Tour Map below.

Thank you for your support

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Special Valentine Performance Friday February 14

A Valentine Choir Performance led by Jennifer Davis & Ian Abdo Sponsored by Ashland Art Center & Porscha’s Musician’s Fund Join us at 6:00 pm, Friday February 14. Over a dozen children have been studying weekly with vocal instructors Jennifer Davis and Ian Abdo preparing for their premiere performance at the Art Center. This musical […]

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Valentine Paint & Sip – “Finding a Connection “

Paint & Sip with Jeanne La Rae February 14, 2020, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm As a tribute to the style of Peter Max, Jeanne has created a Tryptych painting that emphasizes color, love, reflection, and fun… Things we love and need more of in our lives. Join Jeanne in the classroom at the Art […]

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It’s not too late to make a tax deductible donation!

A message from Johnna Pope, our Executive Director: As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on our community with overwhelming gratitude. Mid-year, we came to you in need of funds to continue our mission as a visual arts resource to all age groups. Because of you, we were able to continue all of our […]

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First Friday of 2020! Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

Wendy Red Star, "Winter", from "The Four Seasons", Archival pigment print on Museo silver rag, 35.5 X 40 inches, Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR

Join us for the January First Friday Art Walk festivities! January 3rd from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

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

January Spotlight Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery

What a Difference a Frame Makes!

The gallery’s First Friday show also features wine and light refreshments; live music by pianist Anthony Bock, and will be on display from December 31 – February 2.

Peter Stone has been a professional picture framer for more than twenty-three years. He owned the popular Arrowhead Framing shop in Half Moon Bay, CA before moving to Ashland and Art & Soul

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