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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Oregon Arts Commission News & Updates – January 2020

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Oregon Arts Commission News & Updates – January 2020 In this issue of Oregon Arts Commission News: A rare opening on the Arts Commission staff, Oregon recipients of recent NEA awards, Betty LaDuke’s exhibition celebrating Oregon’s agricultural workers in the Governor’s Office, Grant and Fellowships News…Plus we welcome a new Arts Commissioner and announce a Career Opportunity Grant deadline of March 5! Visit our Website We are hiring! Arts Commission seeks Community Arts Development Coordinator The Oregon Arts Commission has an immediate opening for a Community Arts Development Coordinator. If you are passionate about strengthening Oregon’s arts community and enjoy collaborating with stakeholders to deliver arts training and technical assistance, you should consider this opportunity. The successful candidate will excel at building relationships and enjoy detail-oriented work such as the application review process, providing technical assistance to the field and administering grant-making programs. A broad knowledge of Oregon’s arts

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, November 2, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association November 2018 Art Exhibits First Friday Art Walk, November 2nd 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!

AGA November Spotlight Exhibits Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Paintings by Mera Oliveria Ashland Pony Espresso

Mera Oliveria grew up in Southern Oregon and began oil painting in the past 6 years, learning from local artists, which revealed her inherent natural abilities. Mera has always loved art but it wasn’t until she encountered the living God that she feels her art and skill level blossomed in new ways. Like in the story of Exodus, where God gave skill to craftsmen and artists to build the sacred place where He would meet again with

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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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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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February 2016 AGA Gallery Exhibits

February 2016 AGA Gallery Exhibits Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk, February 5th, 5 to 8 pm

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Rogue Gallery Main Gallery Exhibit in May

Eugene Bennett and Friends: His Personal Art Collection May 9 – July 3, 2014, Reception: Friday, May 16, 5-8pm

 

The Rogue Gallery presents works from the private collection of Eugene Bennett including paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, and ceramics. The exhibit features the work of nationally and regionally known artists collected by Eugene Bennett as well as favorites of his own work. All works will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to the Rogue Gallery Endowment and the Oregon Community Foundation.

 

Spanning six decades of Mr. Bennett’s own work, and artwork he collected, the exhibit contains a wide variety of styles including Modernists, abstract, and traditional. “It is fascinating to see the evolution of Eugene Bennett’s work throughout his life”, says Executive Director Kim Hearon. “His personal collection of other artists represents some of the best work by many of the region’s

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Friends of Talent Public Arts Update

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Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you an update on our first meeting of the “Friends” of Talent Public Arts.

We met on the evening of October 3 over at the Talent Library and had a great discussion about starting up the group and how you all can participate. We also met with Betty LaDuke about helping us to create a mural for the Valley View side of the Talent Liquor store! We are totally psyched about this great proposal. Betty will have a few of us come over to her studio within the next couple of weeks to look at her work and her sketch book and collaborate on what we want to use for the imagery. Betty is thinking of creating harvest scenes with an abstracted background that the community can help to paint, so here’s your chance to jump in! Kelly Lamb has graciously offered to

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Meet Betty LaDuke “Celebrating Local Farms and Farmworkers” at South Stage Cellars

Grape Harvest Frenzy, by Betty LaDuke 2013

From March 27th through May 8th at South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville, the featured guest artist will be renowned artist/activist Betty LaDuke in “Celebrating Local Farms and Farmworkers.” There will be a ‘meet the artist’ reception on Sunday April 7th from 1-3. Through detailed sketches, Betty captures imagery of local farmworkers performing various tasks as they work with the land. Betty later takes those field sketches, and in her studio, transfers the images onto large scale wooden panels which she sculpts and paints, similar to those found locally in the Medford International Airport. Featured in this show will be giclee prints of scenes from a variety of local farms such as La Mera Gardens, Fry Family Farms, and even South Stage Cellars’ own Quail Run Vineyard. Her show will benefit La Clinica along with The Rising Stars. http://www.bettyladuke.com/

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AN OREGON LOVE STORY: WORKS BY BETTY LADUKE ON DISPLAY SEPT-OCT AT ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center presents An Oregon Love Story: Works by Betty LaDuke. The exhibition includes paintings, prints, and drawings by the renowned artist. Themes of family, community, and nature can be seen throughout the work and reveal the artist’s passion for the place and the people that have sustained her life in southern Oregon over the past 50 years. The exhibition is sponsored by Ashland Food Co-op.

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