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April Ashland Gallery Exhibits

Happy Spring!We’re excited to share with you a diverse array of wonderful artwork created by our very talented artists. Don’t forget to visit their websites either! Many are open and offering appointments. Please visit our website for links to our member galleries and artist websites, and to view the online version of the 2020 Ashland Gallery Guide.www.ashlandgalleries.com.

Here is a sampling of our April Spotlight Artists. Thank you so much for your endless support!

Art & Soul GalleryBranded by Oregon, Watercolors by Betty Barss “Branded,” Watercolor by Betty Barss

Branded by Oregon is a reflection in watercolors by Betty Barss. Having lived in Oregon for over 47 years, Betty feels the irresistible influence of the landscapes, the plants, and the wildlife on a daily basis.

Friday, April 2, 2021, Art & Soul Gallery will offer an opening reception from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with appointments available at 30

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March 2021 Ashland Gallery Exhibits

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Check out the March 2021 Ashland Gallery Exhibits in this informative post. Images of one work by the featured artists included.

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GPMA February 2021 News

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Welcome to GPMA February 2021 News Letter!Below you will find an exciting invitation to our first ever “Virtual Black, White, & the Blues.” This signature fund raising gala was started in 1988 and we didn’t want to miss having it in 2021. The funds we raise at the event help sustain us throughout the year. This year it has to be virtual. We have lined up an hour of fun. We hope you will join us. You can click below to find out more, RSVP (the event is free this year), and even donate. Soon, you will also be able to preview the art and packages in the auction. AND, because it’s virtual, you can invite friends and family from all around the world to join you. We look forward to the event. AND In more GPMA February 2021 news … The museum is finally open!Thursday and Friday from

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February Fun! Visual Arts Events and Opportunities

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February Fun! Read this post for Visual Arts Events and Opportunities from Ashland Gallery Association + 3 artist opportunities to consider

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GPMA News January 2021

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Grants Pass Museum of Art shares it January 2021 news, 2021 exhibits, and upcoming art classes for the public.

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Grants Pass Museum of Art December News

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Grants Pass Museum of Art December News: A roundup of 2020 and highlights to look forward to in 2021 at the Grants Pass Museum of Art!

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GPMA November News

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November 2020 eNews It seems like just yesterday I was putting together the eNews for October. Time is mysteriously flying by even though life is still topsy turvy. We are trying to continue some of the usual programs at the museum. Note that we have a new series of classes AND our annual membership exhibit will open on November 12. The open days and hours of the museum are still less than normal. When we are open we are pleased to have visitors. We hope to see you soon!In the meantime, stay safe.Enjoy! Hyla Executive Director Click here to visit our website A message from our president November is here and we have almost made it through 2020.I have to admit that it was not what I had expected or hoped for, but instead of dwelling on all the negativity out there I would like to look at some

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GPMA August 2020 News

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GPMA August 2020 eNews Grants Pass Museum of Art We had our very first “live” class in the museum on Saturday. It was so good to see people – even if we weren’t “up close and personal.” We hope to do more, but in the meantime we are holding some classes at Reinhart Park.

We heard some really sad news from the American Alliance of Museums:

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, warned that one out of every three museums may shutter forever as funding sources and financial reserves run dry. Without near-term assistance from governments and private donors, hundreds of directors reported their museums may not survive the financial crisis brought on by the pandemic.

We feel very fortunate that our museum is relatively stable. We have a small footprint, only two paid staff, and fairly

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Grants Pass Museum of Art August Adult Art Classes

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Grants Pass Museum of Art is offering more “Sketch in the Park” August Adult Art Classes by popular demand. We are also trying them out as a weekday morning class. Classes will be held at Reinhart Volunteer Park (All Sports Park). Each week will have a demo on the chosen theme, followed by plenty of time to draw onsite. Kristen will go around to each student and give one-on-one help throughout the morning. We ask that each student bring their own supplies and a mask (to wear if Kristen needs to get closer than six feet). Advance registration is required and class size is limited to 9 people. All levels of students are welcome. Each class is $10 for GPMA members and $15 for non-members. Thursday, August 6 9 am to Noon Demo theme: Rhythm– using the principal of Rhythm to create cohesiveness and interest. Thursday, August 13 9

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Grants Pass Museum of Art July 2020 News

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Grants Pass Museum of Art July 2020 News You would be surprised at how much goes on at the museum even though it isn’t open. We still have to plan for the future and take care of the business at hand. We actually had a “live” board meeting in June and everyone sat a safe six feet apart. Planning is tricky because everything is so uncertain. We are hoping to open the museum sometime perhaps in August? We would be displaying a part of our permanent collection. We are also hoping to have the annual membership exhibit and we were thinking we could have it earlier than usual – perhaps starting in October. We will be limiting the number of submissions to one per artist. We are hoping to have lots of participation so be thinking about what you want to submit if you are one of our

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