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August Guest Artist Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

August Guest Artist Ilene Gienger-Stanfield has master signature status with Women Artists of the West and signature status with American Impressionist Society, Pastel Society of America & Northwest Pastel Society.

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Bonjour (and April in Paris)

What is it about Paris? Other than everything…for most everybody…?  For me it represents history, architecture, culture, the arts, the dedication to a life lived in the small beautiful details. The people watching. The air, the color, the river, the romance, the food, the coffee, the fashion, the freedom. I’m not alone. It’s been many […]

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Why I’m not painting

And therefore I looked down into the great pity of a person’s life on this earth. I don’t mean that we all end up dead, that’s not the great pity. I mean that he couldn’t tell me what he was dreaming, and I couldn’t tell him what was real.” Denis Johnson When I got to […]

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Politics of Humor in an Age of Fools

Notes from Stephen Duncombe’s presentation Politics of Humor in an Age of Fools HEMI Encuentro at UNAM, Mexico City,

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Artist Member Show – August First Friday, 10:00am-8:00pm

Several times a year, Ashland Art Center offers its Artist Members the opportunity to participate in an artist member show. The next show will be held on First Friday, August 2, from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm in the main classroom. Artist, Jay Gordon, Kristine Ballenger and Andre Satie will be showcasing their work. Jay […]

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Beyond the Visible

At the start of a my walk…I was grateful to spend the last week housesitting near Face Rock Beach in Bandon, Oregon. I walked the long beaches usually twice a day, in between overlong work sessions.One afternoon, as I headed north, I noticed that Fac…

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Drawing Class for Youth

There is still room in Session 2 of our Basic Drawing Class for Youth! The classes are free, but children must be registered in advance. Please contact Anne Brooke to register.

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August 2019 Press Release

Art du Jour is featuring the work of long time member Carol Sharp along with the classical painting of Charity Hubbard for the month of July. Musical entertainment for Third Friday on July 19 will be announced at a later date on Facebook. August Featu…

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Oil v. Acrylic Part II

Hello from Atlanta, GA! I’m in the swing of trade show season but wanted to follow up on my painting experiment. First and most satisfying result: I finished the 30 paintings! No small feat when life happens, days turn into a few days into a weekend into…oh shoot, it’s Christmas! But I stuck with it, […]

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Painting to Music

The Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland has always been a special place, one where I feel particularly at home showing my work. Now that the gallery is under new ownership by Peter Stone, it has become even more of a community space offering new ways to experience art. Peter is always coming up with […]

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