Rogue Gallery Main Gallery Exhibit in May

Eugene Bennett and Friends: His Personal Art Collection May 9 – July 3, 2014, Reception: Friday, May 16, 5-8pm


The Rogue Gallery presents works from the private collection of Eugene Bennett including paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, and ceramics. The exhibit features the work of nationally and regionally known artists collected by Eugene Bennett as well as favorites of his own work. All works will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to the Rogue Gallery Endowment and the Oregon Community Foundation.


Spanning six decades of Mr. Bennett’s own work, and artwork he collected, the exhibit contains a wide variety of styles including Modernists, abstract, and traditional. “It is fascinating to see the evolution of Eugene Bennett’s work throughout his life”, says Executive Director Kim Hearon. “His personal collection of other artists represents some of the best work by many of the region’s

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Annual CCC Art Student Show Opens May 15

The 2014 Clatsop Community College Art Student Show will be on display at the CCC Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, from Thursday, May 15 through Friday, June 6. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 15 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

During the reception, cash prizes and award winners will be announced. Thanks to the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro for its generous support for the student awards. This year’s juror, William M. Ittmann, Jr., will be present at the reception to give a juror’s talk.

The CCC Art Student Show is free and open to the public. CCC Art Center Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and weekends by appointment.

The CCC Art Student Show is an annual juried event that showcases the talents and creativity of the college’s art students. Art students are invited to submit up to three pieces of work created

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***A Taste of Ashland & AGA May Exhibits***

Poster for the 2014 Taste of Ashland Festival

A Taste of Ashland is this Weekend!

Get your tickets before they sell out again this year!!

Art ~ Food ~ Wine Festival

April 26 & 27

12 noon – 4 PM

For more information and to purchase tickets visit:


To view a larger version of this year’s Taste of Ashland poster picture to the right, just click the image! —>

To print and share the 2014 Taste Poster, click here to download a printable pdf file


Ashland Gallery Association Spotlight Galleries May 2014

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, May 2nd, from 5 to 8 pm! Stroll the galleries in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this free community event filled with spectacular artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation with other art enthusiasts!

Pick up a Gallery Tour Map at any member gallery, the

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Call to Artists – Art in Bloom 2014 Still Accepting Artist Applications!

Art in Bloom logo

We just spoke with a board member of Art in Bloom and learned that they are still accepting artist applications for the 2014 Festival! So don’t delay, Art in Bloom’s Mother’s Day Art and Horticulture Festival happens on May 10 and 11 this year, and this is your opportunity to scoot in at the last minute if you haven’t already. For fastest results, read the application procedures and fees below and apply online HERE. If you are not comfortable applying online, go to the same link and download the pdf application.


Compositional Figure Painting Workshop with Sean Forester

Sarah F. Burns is working with Ashland Art Center to bring Sean Forester to Ashland in May to present an awesome intensive Compositional Figure Painting workshop. TWO LIVE models – playing Ophelia and Hamlet – you can work in grisaille or use the Zorn palette We’ll look to master paintings of the 19th century for guidance in creating great modern compositions. Sean is both a very excellent painter and an art historian and humanities lecturer. He and Andrew Ameral created and run the Golden Gate Atelier in San Francisco. Sean has a lot of great stuff planned for this workshop, which includes a book he’s written about composition. And even if you don’t work in a strict classical style (who does?) – the principles in this workshop will carry over for anyone who works with the figure. May 15 – 18 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Ashland Art

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