Join my Creative Writing Workshop!

Have you been waiting for the right time to get back to work on that novel or short story that’s started collecting dust? Or maybe you just need some inspiration to kickstart a new writing project? Join us at the Ashland library for our biweekly peer support creative writing workshop! Each participant chooses an excerpt […]

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Palm Springs Art Museum Trunk Show in December ’22

I just got back from a short visit to Palm Springs. While I was there, I visited the Palm Springs Art Museum, and after seeing my recent work, they invited me to have a trunk show in the Museum Store! I’m so excited! Please join me on December 2-4, 2022 in this beautiful city […]

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Reaching Through Time and Space – Wendy Gell’s New “Wenaissance”

Wendy Gell presents a retrospective of her work at the May meeting of SOSA — The Southern Oregon Society of Artists — May 20, 2019 at the Medford Public Library. Library doors lock at 7pm, so please arrive early for a little social time!

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Kindred Spirits Art Events and Class Information April 2019

Kindred Spirits art classes include A Show of Hands Cast and collaged in your own personal style of bohemian or old school tattoos.

April Classes and Workshops

Happy Spring!

I have met the most wonderful people in my classes this year. My heart overflows with love, inspiration and thankfulness for the connection that happens when we all walk together in the passion of our creativity.

Here are two more workshops for April, including the Sumi-e class every Tuesday morning (which if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out)- and with more exciting classes on the way!

Don’t forget Thursday evenings at Kindred are $10 art nights! Spring Birds A wonderfully fun and colorful assemblage! Saturday, April 6th 11:00 – 4:00 All materials provided. $50 A Show of Hands Cast and collaged in your own personal style of bohemian or old school tattoos. Addicting?? Ohhh my, yes! All materials provided! Saturday, April 20th, 11:00 – 4:00 $55 Sumi-e (Asian Ink Painting) A lesson in Focus. Learn to not merely look but really

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Meeting Bob Dylan and My Forrest Gump Life

I went out one night to a bar on MacDougal street to relax with a glass of vodka and my journal, a big black book filled with drawings and clippings pasted in. A tall handsome man with piercing blue eyes and a cap asked if he could sit down with me. My heart stopped beating in my chest and I lost my breath. It was the man who had written the sound track to my entire life—Bob Dylan.

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, August 3, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm

Robert Koch, “Hush,” acrylic on panel 24x24

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, August 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!

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

Please scroll down to “Spotlight Exhibits” and August Gallery Tour Map.

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

Ashland Gallery Association August Spotlight Exhibits Gallerie Karon All Women Artists Invitational

Over 20 artists are represented in this popular annual show. Everything from photography to pastels, collage to mixed media and everything in between is available. Many of the artists will be here

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Life is Hard, Clay is Soft – New Chapter!

This post, “Life is Hard, Clay is Soft ,” is a new chapter in Wendy Gell’s autobiography, written April 7, 2018.

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Another Story from my Upcoming Book

Here is another sample story from my upcoming book, an example of the true (and sometimes pretty harrowing) stories that will be incorporated into my memoirs. I’m so excited about this memoir editing project and hope you will visit my GoFundMe campaign to learn more!

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GoFundMe.com Campaign to Fund a Book Editor

I have just started a GoFundMe.com campaign. Through this campaign, I hope to find an editor for my autobiography and to raise the funds I need to pay him or her. Please read on to find out why this is so important to me, and why I need help to complete this project.

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Scenes from the Unconscious at Rogue Gallery and More News

Left: Micah Ofstedahl, STRANGE PARADISE 1920, acrylic Right: Leona Keene Sewitsky, SHIP OF FOOLS, assemblage sculpture

Scenes from the Unconscious

 

Left: Micah Ofstedahl, STRANGE PARADISE 1920, acrylicRight: Leona Keene Sewitsky, SHIP OF FOOLS, sculpture

 

 

IN THE MAIN GALLERY

Scenes from the Unconscious Micah Ofstedahl & Leona Keene Sewitsky

June 23–August 4, 2017

Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl combines the conscious observations of science with the subconscious imagination of the mind in his surrealistic acrylic paintings. Jacksonville artist Leona Keene Sewitsky explores the unconscious mind in playful, dreamlike, and mysterious sculptures created from recycled objects and paper mache.