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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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Call for Art Watershed Art Group, Ashland, OR

A Call for Art Watershed Art Group Requests Proposal for Sculpture Installation Bandersnatch Trail, Ashland Watershed, Ashland, Oregon

The Watershed Art Group, in cooperation with the City of Ashland Public Arts Commission, with assistance of a grant from the Haines and Friends Fund, is seeking proposals for a three dimensional sculpture to be permanently installed along Bandersnatch Trail in the Ashland Watershed as part of the Watershed Art Project’s “Art Trail.” The concept will be initially displayed in Ashland, and will eventually become the second piece to be situated on the trail. It will follow the well-received “Pacific Fisher” created by Jeremy Criswell of Jacksonville, Oregon. We are including the possibility of sculptures made from natural materials in the Watershed as well as ephemeral art.

The Watershed Art Group is calling for proposals for sculpture for the second piece on the Bandersnatch “Art Trail” Please review the Request For Proposals/Call

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