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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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Ashland New Plays Festival opens its 2018 season March 25th

Production photo from The Luckiest People world premiere at Curious Theatre Company, photo by Michael Ensminger

Production photo from The Luckiest People world premiere at Curious Theatre Company, photo by Michael Ensminger

Ashland New Plays Festival will open its 2018 season by staging a dramatic reading of a family drama, Your Best One, on Sunday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall. Tickets are available now at www.ashlandnewplays.org.

The play by Meridith Friedman will feature actors Rex Young, James Edmondson, Paul Michael Garcia and Kate Berry. The four are well-known to Ashland audiences and previously appeared in Friedman’s play The Luckiest People at ANPF’s 2015 Fall Festival. They will reprise their original roles and Paul Mason Barnes will direct. “I love, love, love Ashland,” said Friedman, who lives in Los Angeles and writes for television. “ANPF has terrific, smart, insightful patrons, and I’m looking forward to finding out their feedback on the play.”

Your Best One and Friedman’s 2015

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Fancy Cake

I adore life’s simple fancy pleasures.  Great coffee, perfect pastries, new art supplies. If you’re looking for an uplifting creative afternoon that combine all three, come join us for the next Poets & Painters at Pennington Farms in the Apple…

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Central Art’s 2018 Art Extravaganza Mini Workshop Schedule

Central Art's 2018 Art Extravaganza Mini Workshop Schedule

Central Art’s 2018 Art Extravaganza Mini Workshop Schedule

It’s Coming! Sign up NOW for Central Art’s 2018 Mini Workshop Extravaganza!

*Pre-registration required for ALL workshops.

All workshops are for 1 hour.

Friday, February 9th

10:00am – POSCA MARKERS – $7

Express your creativity with POSCA paint markers! POSCA water-based, non-toxic markers make it easy to paint, write and draw on a variety of surfaces. Each attendee will use POSCA markers on birch wood panels, rocks & fabric.

 

11:30am – LIQUITEX ACRYLIC PAINT – $7

Dive into the history of acrylic paint; the chemistry behind its drying process; color bias and split complimentary palettes; and a few exciting painting techniques and applications with acrylic mediums.

 

1:00pm – CELEBRATION OF SUMI STYLE – $10

Explore the ancient art of sumi painting with Yuming Zhu. Learn about the tools used and how brush

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Owls by Eva Thiemann at Creekside Pizza in Ashland

I am having oil paintings of Great Grey Owl, Snowy Owl and Great Horned owls and bears at the Creekside Pizza which is part of Ashland Gallery Association. Exhibit from January till beginning of March 2018

Artist Eva Thiemann shows her oil paintings of Great Grey Owls, Snowy Owls and Great Horned Owls at Creekside Pizza, an Ashland Gallery Association member. Also on display are her wonderful paintings of bears. Eva’s style is unique and vibrant, born of years of watching bears in Alaska, with her subjects realistically rendered, but with the addition of beautiful colors, and semi-abstract backgrounds of snowy mountain ranges. Her exhibit of paintings is available for viewing from January through the beginning of March 2018.

Happy new Year from Natural Earth Paint

Natural Earth Paints

Happy New Year! 2017 was a wonderful year of growth for Natural Earth Paint! We are excited for new things to come in 2018! We want to wish everyone Health and Happiness in the new year! Choose to live a healthier lifestyle by making small changes that not only impact your health and well-being but living in an eco-friendly way that encourages others to do the same.

Read Natural Earth Paint Founder and Artist Leah Fanning’s Interview with Green America. Find out why she switched from conventional paints to all natural, non-toxic paint supplies

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The Natural Earth Paint Family

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Studio Space in Downtown Ashland Available NOW!

We just heard from SOAR member Sarah F Burns, who tells us that her friend is offering this office or studio for rent in downtown Ashland on the Plaza. It’s up a flight of stairs, has no outside window, but is very clean, looks pretty sharp and has a ceiling vented AC for summertime. $275 a month. There are pics on the link.

https://medford.craigslist.org/off/d/office-for-rent-ashland-plaza/6405436071.html

Feel free to share with anyone you think is interested. Available now!

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

You know that magical sliver of time after New Year’s where it seems like exercise, creativity, weight loss, financial and wellness goals are not only possible, but they are bright and shiny beacons you can’t wait to swim across frigid water to? Me nei…

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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

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Going home

I’m going home on Wednesday. The home of the heart. The motherland, where I grew up, where I keep my passport, my memories. I didn’t purposely leave Victoria to not live there for 20 plus years. It was one travel decision after university that lead to …

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