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AGA First Friday Art Walk, April 6th from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, April 6th 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 April Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

April Spotlight Exhibits

A Taste Of Ashland Pop-up Show

Meyer Memorial Gallery in the Marion Addy Building, Southern Oregon University

Show on display April 24 – 29th

Art Sales during “A Taste of Ashland,” April 28 & 29, 12:00–4:00 PM

As an added attraction to A Taste of Ashland wine, food, and art festival, we have 15 Ashland Gallery Association artists that are participating in

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Visual Arts Journaling Brings Life to Dreams

Visual Art Journaling

Awaken from the slumber of winter’s gestation … bring life to those dreams of following creativity and authenticity … Spring’s Bluster

As winter tugs to hold on and spring throws it’s own punches, we tumble about from 70 degree, sunny days to frosty, snowy fog. But my daffodils are winning out and I’m feeling optimistic for plein air painting, garden digging and hikes with friends. I’m inviting you to trundle along into one of these adventures with me! Namaste’ E Women’s Retreat Women’s Alpine Celebration After last year’s ALL inclusive retreat, we plan to replicate what one participant declared, we learned “so many things that related but are all different!” – – but with new invented processes. Consider August 8-13th to be yourweek for a personal opportunity to expand and rediscover hidden creative yearnings, a dedicated time for yourself. For a video sampling … feast your eyes on this.

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Relishing Our 2017 Retreat

T’was just like yesterday when I close my eyes. I can see the brilliant sun warming to alpine lake beaches and granite, the giggles as we attempted to sketch standing under fragrant evergreens or devouring the crazy decadent and luscious … Continue reading

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Early Bird Bonus for 2017 Alpine Art Retreat EXTENDED to July 15!!

Elaine Frenett - Alpine Women's Journaling Retreat 2012

Early Bird Bonus for 2017 Alpine Art Retreat EXTENDED to July 15!!

We have extended our Early Bird bonus (2 additonal free nights) if you register before July 15th. We have only 2 remaining spaces, so we just need two more amazing women! Call Elaine Frenett at: 541-944-2196 to register

2017 Alpine Art Retreat Objectives and Summary A guided exploration for wonder-filled women.

Following last year’s “full to over-flowing” attendance, we have reshaped our intentions. Jean and I would like to direct our energies to more quiet moments allowing more personal discovery. With that purpose in mind, we have limited retreat participation to just eight (including two instructors), and is all inclusive of lodging, meals and workshops. With this experience, unique in its quiet reflection and playful interaction…you will discover how to combine eyes and mind with heart!

To explore how images and words and spirit stir together within us

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Wild Imaginings : Experimental Watercolors

Wild Imaginings : Exhibit of Experimental Watercolor Paintings by Elaine Frenett, Darlene Southworth, and Janette Erwin Brown at Ashland Art Center, Ashland, Oregon during October 2016. Reception October 7 from 5–8pm in conjunction with the Ashland First Friday ArtWalk

WILD IMAGININGS October First Friday at the Ashland Art Center 2nd Floor Lounge Gallery FREE Community Art Event October 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Featured Studio Artists: Elaine Frenett, Janette Ervin-Brown & Darlene Southworth

Long ago, three future friends who would later share their wild imaginings together started their lives. Janette, in California, followed her artist leanings into education, eventually stewarding high school students to reveal their creative talents. Colorado-born Elaine knew that in her heart resided an artist, yet she was a late bloomer, finally letting go of crafts and completing a graphic design program. Darlene had the heart of a scientist and filled her mind and observations with biology while shaping many a college mind along the way.

They took on a different life.

Darlene jumped the “botany” ship and found herself shaping her mind’s eye with fungi. Janette, an avid lover of the outdoors, took

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2016 Planning & Percolating

In the midst of winter’s gray chill, Jean and I get to fly off to memories of previous Lake Alpine retreats, and in our mind’s eye, begin to concoct the makings of the upcoming 2016 “Alpine Art Retreat: Celebrating Women’s … Continue reading

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Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat

Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat TITLE: Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat DATE: September 13-18, 2015 TIME: Six day, ALL-inclusive (meals, lodging and instruction) retreat PRICE: Two prices available, depending upon chosen lodging (see website) LOCATION: Lake Alpine Resort, California Sierras (between Ebbets Pass and Bear Valley)

Dreaming of an artist’s escape? Envision the air autumn-crisp, with golden leaves reflected in the sparkling lake, pine scent weaving through the trees and thoughts turning to introspection. Such is the setting for the sixth annual Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat, September 13-18 at Lake Alpine Resort near Bear Valley California. These experienced professionals, Jean Warren and Elaine Frenett, have reshaped this year’s format to weave paints, mixed media and words together to expand our creativity using collaboration, abstraction and exploration. This all-inclusive (meals, lodging and workshop) retreat is for the spirited woman who loves painting, journaling and the energy of other women (2 scholarships available). For

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Women’s “Cross Train Your Creativity” Retreat

Elaine Frenett promo image Wallowa cross-train your creativity retreat

Looking for a unique retreat experience? Come, be guided by the gentle, playful direction of diverse watercolorist Elaine Frenett. We will dance between fine art design, visual journaling invention and plein air quickness (and some silliness in there too). Savor the beauty of sweeping open country, mystical quiet of ghost towns, historic depth of Nez Perce people and majesty of the Eagle Cap mountain range. You can sleep in a tepee or the Rim Rock Inn’s modern apartment. Personal attention and plenty of individual creative time.

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Watercolor: In Deeper Pursuit with Elaine Frenett

Two Brushes One Hand - Watercolor classes with Elaine Frenett

Want to understand pigments, mixing colors and glowing glazes better? This beginning-intermediate to intermediate class will travel through value and color wheel reviews, then move into landscape (hopefully a plein air adventure, weather permitting), greens, design and corrections. Come swim in the wet, juicy world of watercolor, demos, homework and silliness included. Basic watercolor and drawing skills suggested.

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Dreaming of the Upcoming “Women’s Art Discoveries” Retreat

Jean and I have dug deeper into our life and creative experiences to re-fashion this year’s retreat. Last year we used the time up in the Sierras for recharging, doing a local presentation for Journaling and re-shaping a retreat that will delve … Continue reading

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