Trending Articles

Friends of SOAR

For great posts about the business of art, check out The Artsy Shark HERE! reviews competitions and appeals seeking creative content, listing those that respect your copyrights and highlighting those that don't. Art Matters! publishes calls to artists, and not all of them may be compliant with ABoR's standards. Visit their site to learn more.
We support the Embedded Metadata Manifesto.  Metadata is information such as copyright notice and contact info you can embed in your images to protect your intellectual property, save time when uploading to social sites and promote your art. Click to visit the site and learn more.

August = Art Opportunities

Ashland GalleriesAugust Visual Arts News August = Art Opportunities (And September, too!)

We’re excited to share a handful of fun art opportunities that are being offered to foster your inner creativity whether it be getting out and about or enjoying from the comfort of your own home. 

Image Credit:Jenay Elder, Sunset on Harris, Oil on Canvas Art & Soul GalleryPaint Night! SunsetsThursday, August 19, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join Art & Soul Gallery and Jenay Elder in Paint Night! Sip wine and refreshments with your friends and learn painting techniques in a relaxed, small group setting. All materials will be provided and tickets include wine and light refreshments. Space is limited to eight people and registration is $45.00. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here. 

Image Credit: Michael Gibson, Untitled, Acrylic Ashland Art WorksFigurative Drawing Demonstration with Michael GibsonSaturday, September 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join Ashland

Continue reading August = Art Opportunities

Ashland Gallery Association May Exhibits

Art & Soul GalleryFresh Paint: Acrylic and Oil Paintings by Jenay Elder Jenay Elder, Grizzly Peak Sunset, Acrylic

New year, new works, and fresh paint. This exhibition features acrylic and oil paintings by artist Jenay Elder that represent regional landscapes, and expressive scenes from our local parks, ponds, and neighborhood. Playful designs featuring terrestrial animals of all sorts are also featured.

On May 7 during First Friday, Jenay will provide a live outdoor painting demonstration during the reception from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Hours:Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Address and Contact Information:247 East Main, Ashland, OR

Vernon Lawhorn, Untitled, Medium Unavailable Gallerie KaronA Work in Progress

Gallerie Karon is moving to 300 East Main Street at 2nd. As part of the move, the gallery is offering up to 50%

Continue reading Ashland Gallery Association May Exhibits

Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk, November 1st 2019 from 5 to 8 pm

Lindy Kehoe, “Durgalina,” mixed media painting

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk festivities! Ashland Gallery Association Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, November 1st from 5 to 8 pm

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!

November Spotlight Exhibits

Art & Soul Gallery “Color Notes” oil painting on linen by Jenay Elder

Artist Jenay Elder resides in Southern Oregon. Her impressionistic oil paintings are known for their textured notes of color, representational quality and their sensitive subject matter. Jenay sold her first Monet inspired, impressionistic landscape online at the age of fifteen in 2001 and has been making and selling art ever since. Her artwork can be found

Continue reading Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk, November 1st 2019 from 5 to 8 pm

Ashland Gallery Association May 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

Image caption: John Kirk, “Take Me With You,” photograph

Ashland Gallery Association May Spotlight Exhibits Art & Soul Gallery “Landmarks” – Oil paintings by Jenay Elder

Art sharpens our eyes to the world around us and tugs on our hearts. I have recently used a variety of techniques to create art. I often paint outdoors on the spot and I have started creating compositions in the studio based off plein air studies, photo references, sketches and notes. My motive is to depict different local landmarks and ideas that reflect my experience living in this inspiring area while attempting to convey something that is unseen. I am continually seeking out new experiences where I can form a philosophy to support my picture making while simultaneously honing my abilities and sensitivity.

Please join us on May 4, 2018 from 5-8 PM at Art & Soul Gallery for a festive opening with Art, music, snacks and lively conversation. Works

Continue reading Ashland Gallery Association May 2018 Spotlight Exhibits

Ashland Art Center Additional Class Offerings

Ashland Art Center Additional Class Offerings, February 2016 : Portrait Drawing and Painting with Jenay Elder

New additions to Ashland ARt Center’s February and March 2016 Classes and Events: Portrait Drawing and Painting with Jenay Elder, Academic Life Drawing with Sarah F Burns, Oil Painting Techniques with Jenay Elder, Art Matters – Panel Discussions with Rebecca Gabriel

Continue reading Ashland Art Center Additional Class Offerings