Taste of Ashland Food Wine and Art Festival Poster 2014Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, April 4th, 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 Ashland Chamber of Commerce, or download off of our website: ashlandgalleries.com

Most exhibits run throughout the month of April!

Visit our website for more information about all of the exhibits: ashlandgalleries.com


A Taste of Ashland

Art ~ Food ~ Wine Festival

April 26 & 27

For more information and to purchase tickets visit:



AGA Spotlight Galleries

April 2014

Oil painting by Jenay Elder

Oil painting by Jenay Elder, Ashland Painters Union

Ashland Painters Union


Group Show features artists in many media – including a community interactive piece.

This show is designed to pair with A Taste of Ashland – an AGA event APU is participating in. Meditations range from the big ideas of life to the small pleasures we might over look any day.  Join us for the opening party on First Friday, April 4 from 5 – 8 pm.

The APU is a cooperative gallery, made up of 8 Full Members and many Supporting Members.  The Painters Union shows different work every month, always new or yet unseen in the Rogue Valley in solo, two person or group shows.  The gallery is called the Ashland Painters Union to call to mind the blue-collar hard working nature of making art and although called a painters union, the gallery shows work in all mediums.  It is a place for artists to show whatever they like, to experiment and explore new ideas.

27 1/2 N. Main St #2 – Up the stairs, on the Plaza, across from the fountain

Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 5 pm and First Fridays 5 – 8 pm and by appointment


Pillow by Heidi Schwegler, on display April 2014 at the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon

Pillow by Heidi Schwegler

Schneider Museum of Art


Featuring Heidi Schwegler, Avantika Bawa, and Matt McCormick

For its spring exhibitions, the Schneider Museum of Art is presenting the first of a two-part exhibition of the Southern Oregon Site Project, generously supported by The Ford Family Foundation.  The project features two installations created in response to the site: the Museum, Southern Oregon University, and the greater Rogue Valley.

In flood.control, Avantika Bawa uses the history and geography behind the formation of Emigrant Lake as the conceptual parameters from which her installation has been created.

As an artist, Heidi Schwegler states that she “is drawn to the peripheral ruin, modifying discarded objects in order to give them a new sense of purpose.”  Her latest installation, to be premiered at the Schneider Museum of Art, is entitled Visibility Near Zero.

In addition, the Museum is showing The Great Northwest, which includes single-channel video, Chromira prints, and ephemera by Matt McCormick, an “experimental documentary based on the re-creation of a 3,200 mile road-trip through the Pacific Northwest made in 1958 by four Seattle women who thoroughly documented their journey in an elaborate scrapbook.”

Please join us on Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for the opening reception for 3.  Quady North Wines is generously donating and pouring wine for the reception. The exhibition runs from Friday, April 4 through Saturday, May 31.  The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Kimono Dance, book art by Diane Lea on display at Illahe Studios & Gallery's 5th Annual Book Art Exhibit, April 2014

Kimono Dance
by Diane Lea

Illahe Studios and Gallery

Fifth Annual Artist Book Show

This will be the fifth year we will host our Book Artists Show combined with a Printmaking Invitational and our community collaborative book arts project, Community Press.
We are proud to be one of the few galleries on the west coast to host such a strong representation of regional and national book artists.  Each year offers inventive ways of approaching the book form as well as remarkable craftsmanship.  It is likely many of us have never held a hand printed, stitched and bound book…you will have the opportunity to experience this! Handmade blank books and portfolios will also be available in this show.

Skilled and inventive book artists include: Cathy DeForest (Jubilation Press),Arini Esarey, Roxanne Evans Stout, Alisa Golden, Michael Holstein, Sarojini Johnson, DianeLea, Susan Lehman, Olivia King, Patricia Freeman Martin, Marsha Matchek
Sabina Nies, Linda Piacentini-Yaple, Kelley Salber, Sabina Nies

Join us for the Artists’ Reception, held during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on April 4th, 5 ~ 8 p.m.  Enjoy an evening out on the town with other art lovers and meet the artists.  Wine and light refreshments will be served along with the music of Jeff Ramsey.


Blue Band, Watercolor painting by Jeannie Azzopardi

Blue Band
Watercolor by Jeannie Azzopardi

Bohemia Gallery & Rogue Frameworks

Abstract Jazz

This month in our expanded gallery space we’re featuring watercolors from The Jazz Series by Jeannie Azzopardi and abstract nature photography by Zach Ehlert.

Jeannie’s style exhibits strokes of abandon and delight that charmingly captivate the viewer. As one fan says, “I totally love this art! Your paintings make me nostalgic for a time period I never lived in.”

Zach Ehlert attempts to capture the ethereal beauty of the natural world by experimenting with the infinite possibilities of the photographic process.
Bohemia Gallery occupies an intimate space within Rogue Frameworks and showcases a rotating variety of work by regional artists including: photography, painting and ceramics.
Rogue Frameworks is artist owned and operated, and offers a wide variety of quality, custom picture framing solutions.

1644 Ashland St #3
Located in the Ashland Shopping Center next to the cinema.
Tuesday–Friday 10–5:30; Saturday 10–4