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First Friday Art Walk in Ashland- April 2017

“Flower Girl” photograph by Leonard Lee

Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Exhibits – April 2017

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“The Wanderer” Oil Paintings by Diana Wright

Grab your keys and go….from a San Francisco luncheon to sun-drenched Cayucos and then to a cool, mist filled day in Bandon, Oregon, I have marveled at the endless beauty of the world. The landscape renews us, brings us joy and hope in a time filled with anxious thoughts and feelings. Yes, we are sorrowful at the shrinking of the natural world. We stagger at the perils of over civilization, pollution, global warming, the shrinking of animal habitats, the acidification of the oceans, (to name a few), as they loom over our lives in an endless stream of fear. However, the joy of creating seems to transcend my fear. As I paint, I am in prayerful reverence for nature and I hope to communicate love, joy, and transcendent hope.

 

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“Red, White and Blue” July Show at Art Presence Art Center

featured image for Art Presence Art Center's July 2014 art exhibit "Red, White & Blue"

Art Presence Art Center’s July exhibit is a “Red, White and Blue” affair. You’re invited to meet the artists over wine and hors d’oeuvres at a reception on Friday, July 11 from 5–7pm. The show will be on display from July 4 – 27, 2014.

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New Art Venue Joins First Friday ArtWalk LineUp in Ashland, OR March 7, 2014

Strawberry Flapjack 20×20 acrylic ©Sandi Whetzel 

Ticor Title Insurance proudly introduces their expansive business quarters during their debut as a First Friday Artwalk destination in Ashland, OR.  Adorned with Sandi Whetzel’s vibrant, contemporary, flora art through the end of April, the business seeks to become a popular art venue. 

The first Friday of each month, the public is invited to stroll the historical downtown railroad districts, exploring the visual and tasty treats at many participating art venues from 5-8 p.m.  Ticor, located at 180 Lithia Way, near the corner of Lithia Way and First Street, is near the center of some of the popular art stops. Ticor will serve wine and chocolates to art observers this Friday and April 4th.

Chantilly Lace 18×18 acrylic ©Sandi Whetzel

Ticor management requested Sandi Whetzel’s art  via Ashland Art Center’s ART2Business program because they felt her uniquely textured, graceful floras complemented their contemporary, wide-open space.  Sandi is pleased to have her art hanging on the walls of such a spacious, contemporary building.  There is plenty of elbow room to comfortably  browse the exhibit space at your leisure while sipping wine.

Sandi Whetzel says, “I think people are looking for a simple elegance in an artwork that separates it from the ordinary.  That is my goal in blending fantasy with reality.  I aim to grab the viewer’s attention:  Wow!  I’ve never seen anything like that!”

Besides her graceful, sensual floras, Sandi is becoming known for her paintings celebrating the wine experience.  Her wine narratives tickle viewers senses in ways they have not seen in typical wine-themed art.  She renders surprising, surreal wine scenarios:  Sensual.  Seductive.  Tantalizing.  Romantic.  Playful.  It’s almost as if she produces advertisements for the wine industry.  See more of Sandi Whetzel’s art here  .

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New Art Venue Joins First Friday ArtWalk LineUp in Ashland, OR March 7, 2014

Strawberry Flapjack 20×20 acrylic ©Sandi Whetzel Ticor Title Insurance proudly introduces their expansive business quarters during their debut as a First Friday Artwalk destination in Ashland, OR.  Adorned with Sandi Whetzel’s vibrant, contem…

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Spring 2013 Art Presence Art Center Gallery Tour Video by Cammy Davis

The Colors of Spring just opened at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon. The new exhibit features works of art by our member artists reflecting springtime. Please join us on March 8th from 5-7 for an artists reception. Participating artists are: Anne Brooke, Dolores Ribald, Cammy Davis, John Dodero, Kathy Hoevet, Tom Glassman, Katharine […]

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Ashland Art Center A2B Program Announces First Friday Shuttle

aac Ashland Art Center logo

The Ashland Art Center A2B program has a shuttle for First Friday. You can catch the shuttle at the Art Center at 5:00 p.m. For better parking catch the shuttle at one of the locations listed below:

5:00 p.m. Ashland Art Center, 357 East Main St 5:05 p.m. South Starbucks 5:08 p.m. Ashland Home Center, 1401 Siskiyou Blvd, PARKING AVAILABLE! 5:18 Skylark Assisted Living, 900 Skylark Place, PARKING AVAILABLE! 5:25 Wellspring Centre for Body Balance, 108 E. Hersey St., Ste 2A PARKING AVAILABLE! 5:30 Royce Realty, 145 E Main and Downtown Starbucks 5:35 Back to Ashland Art Center

The shuttle will cycle around to each location every 35 minutes and will continue until 8 p.m.

Each of the above locations features a display of wonderful art from Ashland Art Center artists. Artists participating are: Leah Mebane, Carol Cochran, Sandi Whetzel, Jupiter Moon, Jana Parkes, Penny Keenan and Dana Feagin.

Come

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Ashland Gallery Association October Featured Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logo

View the AGA’s Featured Exhibits for October and download a printable map for the October First Friday ArtWalk in Ashland!

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Ashland Gallery Assn July Featured Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association November 2016 Art Exhibits : Ashland Gallery Association aga logo

Ashland Gallery Association announces its featured exhibits from their Ashland gallery members. For July’s First Friday ArtWalk Gallery tour map, read more and find the link at the end of the post to download a .pdf to print

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Medford Third Friday Art Walk

Medford Third Friday Art Walk March 2012

View the post for information about Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk, Friday, March 16 from 5-8pm.

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Arbor Day theme for Ashland’s April 1 First Friday Art Walk

AAC April Announcement

Ashland Art Center Studio Artists invite you to join them for a celebration of trees during the Arbor Day-themed Ashland First Friday Art Walk, Friday April 1 from 5 – 8 pm. Featured will be demonstrations by the AAC’s studio artists, accompanied by flutist Roberta Reagan. The Ashland Art Center is located at 357 East Main Street in Ashland, and is one of the fine Ashland Gallery Association members participating in Ashlands’ First Friday Art Walk. Special thanks to SOAR’s listed artist Elaine Frenett and newly-listed photographer David Lorenz Winston for sending us the announcement!

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