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AGA August Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions

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Check out the details of the Ashland Gallery Association’s spotlight gallery exhibits for August 2019 and download the map for the First Friday ArtWalk!

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Ashland’s First Friday, July 5th, from 5 to 8 pm

Image caption: Marcy Greene, monoprint

Join us for the holiday weekend festivities!

Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday, July 5th, 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!

July Spotlight Exhibits

Studio 151

Guest Artist Melissa Markell

July’s First Friday at the studio features a joint show of mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York and works by guest artist Melissa Markell. Melissa’s work includes a Postcard Series consisting of vintage postcards cut apart and reassembled into 5” x 4” tiny stories told in color and imagery. Each collage rests on 15” x 11” watercolor paper. Also on exhibit are her abstract canvases of acrylic paint and alcohol

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Ashland's First Friday Art Walk, April 3rd 2019, from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland's First Friday Art Walk, April 3rd: Jessica Johnson, Still Mind, oil painting

Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions April 5th, 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!

A Taste of Ashland, Art Food & Wine Festival is April 27th & 28th. Also featuring a “Pop-up” Art Show at Ashland Springs Hotel Crystal Room. Please see attached information & visit: www.atasteofashland.com

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the April Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

A Taste Of Ashland Pop-up Art Show

Ashland Springs Hotel – Crystal Room

Art Sales during “A Taste of Ashland,” April 27 & 28, 12:00–4:00 PM

As an added attraction to A

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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, March 1st from 5 to 8 PM

Image caption:  Althea Moyer, self-portrait

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions Featuring Annual Student Art Show First Friday Art Walk, March 1st 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 March Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Please scroll down for “Spotlight Exhibits” and see attached March Gallery Tour Map and images.

Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

Annual Student Art Show

March First Friday will celebrate student art during the AGA Annual Student Art Show! Alongside art by local, regional and national artists, galleries and businesses will feature works by budding

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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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Ashland's First Friday Art Walk, September 7, 2018

Pam Haunschild, “Quantum Entanglement,” watercolor

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!

First Friday Art Walk, September 7, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the September Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Please see the attached “Spotlight Exhibits” and September Gallery Tour Map.

Thank you for your support of the Visual Arts in our communities!

 

AGA September Spotlight Galleries

Photographers’ Gallery Secrets of the Forest

Ten of Southern Oregon’s top photographic artists present their first group exhibition, “Secrets of the Forest”, at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. Each photographer will feature their unique vision capturing the magical

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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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New works in oil & photography- November 2017 Spotlight Exhibits with AGA

“Wizards Hat” photograph by Chip Phillips

Ashland Gallery Association November Spotlight Exhibits

Photographers’ Gallery

“Into the Woods” photography by Julie Bonney

Julie Bonney is the featured artist at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center. Her new show, “Into The Woods” opens during the First Friday Art Walk on November 3rd.

Julie is a local photographer who finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Muir said, “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” The forest is a beacon for Julie. It invites her to enter and explore more. She feels as though there is a great mystery hiding somewhere within. Her photography explores that mystery and creates a deeper relationship between nature and herself.

“Redwoods” photograph by Julie Bonney

Oak Leaf Studio

Best of 2017- Landscapes by Leif Trygg

For the month of November, Oak Leaf Studio

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Ashland Gallery Association's May 2017 Spotlight Exhibits

Surrealistic Winescapes

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, May 5th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Hop on the Allaboard Trolley for a fun ride around town and out to the Schneider Museum of Art.

Enjoy this free year-round community event, filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and lively conversation!

For more information about all of our exhibits and to download the May Gallery Tour map, please visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com

Studio A.B. Bruce Bayard: Video Projections

Bruce Bayard continues his exploration into time-based imagery with video collages created for installations and performances. The video compositing process he uses is similar to that of the Photoshop process used in all his still images, interjecting stressed surfaces and

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Ashland Gallery Association March 2017 Art Exhibits

Roll With Us! Allaboard Trolley

Ashland Gallery Association – March Spotlight Exhibits Ashland Art Center Upstairs Featured Artists: Susanne Petermann & Darlene Southworth Techno-color

With watercolor and collage, Susanne Petermann and Darlene Southworth create landscapes not visible to the unaided eye: parts hidden inside machines and computers, interiors of plants and animals, and outer space. Thus the images appear abstract though they are actually representational

Featured Photographer: Julie Bonney Delicate Beauty

Julie Bonney is a widely traveled local photographer who will be sharing a selection from her recent work, “Delicate Beauty” during March. Favorite photography subjects for many are flowers. They speak the language of the heart touching us in ways that open us to the natural world. However, the challenge is to showcase them in ways that are less common and create a desire in the viewer to stop and take them in. Photography workshops can be a source of inspiration when things feel

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