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Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd, from 5 to 8 PM

Ashland Gallery Association Art Exhibit Openings & Artist Receptions First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd, 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!

May Spotlight Exhibits

Hanson Howard

Sue Springer, ceramic sculpture & Robert Koch, paintings

Sue Springer creates quirky ceramic sculptures, which are mostly figurative, with a whimsy and freedom of unexpected combinations. Dreams, imagination and wonder combine with a response to the current world to tell the stories of these figures. Sue, founder of the former Illahe Studios and Gallery now lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks in Robert Koch’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, Koch takes

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Foot of the Mesa

I love how the sky and the snow contrast with the warmth of the adobe. This is why we call New Mexico the “Land of Extreme Enchantment”! Price: $300 Media: Oil on canvas Size: 8″x10″  

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Vista Linda

On a recent sultry day I ventured southwest of Taos with my brushes, paints and canvas to capture the spring sage and chamisa bloom. This vista captured me with the many blue hues – from the sky to the Taos mountains, in the shadows on the adobe and of course the fragrant flowers. Price: $650Media: Oil on canvas Size: 16″x20′

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First Encounter/Taos Mountain

I have a friend who lives on a high mesa at the base of the mountain, and she invited me up to paint. Using a knife, oil and canvas, I got to know this mass of rock that lends a mystical quality to life in Taos, New Mexico. Even on a cold spring day, the […]

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This church, called San Francisco de Asis, is the most photographed church in America. It was built between 1772 and 1816, and the community of Rancho de Taos sprung up around it. It was a favorite subject for Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keefe, and many other artists. Add my name to the list; it’s within walking distance […]

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Aqui Rio Grande

In the dry southwest, the river cuts through the desert like a knife and leaves an impression both on the landscape and the people who live in it. Under the blazing blue sky, spring’s colors came to their fullest potential – creating a dynamic but peaceful plein air painting, a contradiction inspired by the landscape itself. Price: $650.00  Media: Oil […]

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Most often we notice the starting and end points of a journey, not the passages between. This blue gate demands to be noticed, while at the same time it invites us into the sun-dappled world beyond. Seeing it near my house always gives me a smile – who knows where the day may take us? […]

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Ancient Beginnings II

Volcanic action millions of years ago created these red rocks at Diablo Canyon, New Mexico; carved out by water, this landscape is still in formation. Standing among them, I realize how short a human life really is. Luckily, my art will last a lot longer than me – though not as long as the canyons. […]

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Ancient Beginnings I

I traveled with a plein air group to Diablo Canyon, just outside of Santa Fe near the Rio Grande. The drama of the rocks and clouds gave us plenty to paint. It’s certainly a change from the rolling hills of Southern Oregon, where I’ve been painting for the past couple of years! Price: $500.00 Media: […]

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