Stroll the galleries and take in all of the visual delights in downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. Enjoy this year-round 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. For more information about all of the exhibits visit: www.ashlandgalleries.com
First Friday Trolley
Park at the Schneider Museum of Art for no downtown parking hassle!
The Schneider Museum of Art, the Student Private Open Studios and the Center for Visual Art galleries will extend their hours until 8:00pm on March 4th First Friday.
The Allaboard Trolley will run from 5:00-10:00 PM. Starting at the museum at 5:00, the trolley will run a 25-minute loop from the museum through the Railroad district to the Plaza and back to the museum. University Parking will be made available to the public behind the museum at 5:00pm.
Please note: The online Gallery Tour Map will be available online in the coming days. Our website tech is working on the final press proofs of the new Gallery Guide. Sorry for the delay.
Ashland Gallery Association March Exhibits
AGA Annual Student Art Show
March First Friday will have a very special added attraction when the Ashland Gallery Association celebrates student art. Each year AGA member galleries and businesses feature works by budding young student artists from the Fine Arts Department of Ashland High School alongside the work of well-known local, regional, and national artists.
During the First Friday Art Walk on March 4th and throughout the month of March, visitors to participating AGA galleries will be treated by the unique art made by these creative young minds. There will be paintings, drawings, mixed media, and special jewelry pieces, as well as photography on display. The student artists will be present at their host gallery from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to proudly discuss their work. All are invited, and the community is encouraged to support these emerging artists by visiting the galleries.
Uptown, downtown and Railroad District galleries will participate in the student art show. Participating galleries include: Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland Art Works, Hanson Howard Gallery, Nimbus, Studio AB, Liquid Assets Wine Bar, Oak Leaf Studios, Artisan Eyeworks, Summit + Fields, as well as the Center for the Visual Arts Galleries on the Southern Oregon University Campus.
Art will be displayed by the following 17 local high school students: Angeline Love, Mel Elshalom, Sophie Birch-Bridges, Ruby Tidd, Mayla Sumner, Corrine Maddox, Kate Joss-Bradley, Marcello Romano, Jayden Becker, September St. John, Tereza Stott, Ayla Marsden, Ellie Dicker, Cedar Taulbee, Mariah Throop, Bowie Levick, and Abigail Conte.
For more information and to download the monthly exhibit map, visit the AGA website: www.ashlandgalleries.com
This event was supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Coalition & the Oregon Cultural Trust, together investing in Oregon’s arts, heritage, and humanities.
The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization promoting the Visual Arts in southern Oregon.
David Lorenz Winston, Photographs
David Lorenz Winston is an award-winning, internationally recognized photographer based in Talent, Oregon. A selection of his photographs entitled “Fleeting Moments” will be on display at The Photographers Gallery at the Ashland Art Center from March 4, 2016.
David is particularly known for his winter landscapes. However, his work is not limited to the natural landscape. He is equally at home reflecting on the human condition and uncovering surprises in the ordinary. He brings a unique way of seeing to his work expressed through humor, irony, timing and mystery. One of David’s favorite visual quests is finding candid moments in which people are totally themselves. He tries to unite the elements of timing, irony and design into these images. These new images represent just a small cross-section of his work in this genre.
David has received many honors for his work, which has been exhibited and published nationally. He was artist in residence at Crater Lake National Park and in 2014 won a Haines Philanthropic Foundation Grant.
Hanson Howard Gallery
Christian Burchard – wood sculptures, Karen Staal – paintings & Marcello Romano – photographs
Our three featured artists work in three distinctively different approaches and materials, each turning our attention to nature; nature of material, nature of music and the nature of the infinite world around us.
Christian Burchard skillfully manipulates green wood while allowing it to change organically in the drying process. The result is a beautiful interaction of the nature of the material and the intimate knowledge he’s gained through experimentation.
Karen Staal focuses on Jazz Musicians in this selection of paintings, creating new harmonies with line, shape and color. While her portrayals are somewhat realistic, they are also interpretive.
In conjunction with the Ashland Galleries Association annual Student Art Exhibit, Ashland High School student, Marcello Romano’s photographs feature the nebulous night sky in his series, Stargazing. Romano is already exhibiting his nebulous landscapes in LA and drawing much attention. Through long exposures of night sky, Romano is able to capture an entire sky full of stars in these stunning images.
Join us for an artists’ reception on First Friday, March 4th from 5-8 pm.
Fine Wines and Felines
As you requested, all cats, all mediums!
Wild and domestic cats by our artists through watercolor, photographs, sumi ink, mixed media and tile.
Come celebrate our 14th anniversary! You are invited to a wine tasting by Paschal Winery on First Friday and as a participant in the Oregon Chocolate Festival, to sample chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
As always, we will have live music and artists present. Hop on the trolley and join us!