Ashland Gallery Association September Exhibits

Celebrate Ashland’s Visual Arts during the AGA First Friday Art Walk, September 4th, from 5 to 8 pm!

Stroll the galleries 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:

Pick up the complimentary Ashland Gallery Guide in member galleries or view online!

For more information, please contact:

Kim Olson


Ashland Gallery Association September Spotlight Exhibits


Linda Lamore, Endless Possibilities, Original Oil Paintings



Nimbus will be featuring the abstract paintings of Linda Lamore for the month of September. Please join us September 4th, for Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. to meet the artist and enjoy an evening out on the town with other art lovers.

“There are many dimensions to art; it can inspire, anger, thrill, or calm the soul. Hopefully it communicates something, whether it is on an emotional level or on an intellectual level. With my paintings I hope to elicit a positive emotional response that transports you to another place. This group of paintings represents an assortment of my styles within the refracted series. Represented here are multi-media pieces, abstracted scenic pieces and nonobjective abstract pieces.”

Born in Los Angeles California, Linda Lamore began painting at the age of eleven. Early influences were her mother, an artist, and her father, an architect, whose passion for the Bauhaus style and Modern Art inspired her love of abstraction. “Painting has always been something I just had to do, a need, a compulsion.”  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Diego State University in 1995, where she majored in painting and minored in sculpture. She went on to receive her teaching credential and taught art, 3-D design and ceramics for six years. Her longing to produce art fulltime, and a desire to slow down and feel connected to a community, led her to Ashland, Oregon.

JEGA Gallery and Sculpture Garden

Sensuous Stone Sculpture

Featuring J. Ellen Austin & Dawn Ferrari

Sensuous Stone Sculpture featured at the JEGA Gallery

Sensuous Stone Sculpture featured at the JEGA Gallery

Sensuous Stone Sculpture featured by J. Ellen Austin and Dawn Ferrari.  Live music during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk from 5pm-8pm.  JEGA celebrates Art created by: Jason Bueter, Photography and Metal Garden Art; Chris Dworin, Ceramic Sculpture; Dawn Ferrari, Stone Sculptures; Tej Steiner, Ceramic Sculpture; Lucious M. Upshaw, limited edition Bronze Sculptures; Daniel Verner, Acrylic Paintings; Ingo Wedde, Outdoor Metal Sculpture;J. Ellen Austin, Stone, Bronze and multi media Sculpture.

Northwest Indian Spirit Mother, a sensuous stone sculpture created by artist Dawn Ferrari, Colorado Alabaster, featured at the JEGA Gallery in Ashland, Oregon. The JEGA Gallery and Sculpture Garden is situated in an Art triplex designed and built by resident sculptor J. Ellen Austin where artists live above and work below.  As it is artist owned, JEGA is a little unusual, and bypasses the traditional gallery set up and mark up!  JEGA encourages, people to allow Art and open up to how they themselves can contribute to making this a better world!

As a working art studio the monthly exhibits include a bodacious mix of visual and contemporary art from talented artists in our Rogue Valley and beyond! Please inquire about our limited inventory of sculpture tools, raw stone, including imported marble, alabaster, and soapstone.

The JEGA Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Inc., 625 A Street Art Triplex nestled in Ashland’s Historic RR District on the corner of 5th Street & A Street.  As a working art studio, JEGA’s exhibits include a bodacious mix of visual and contemporary art.

YIELDING WAY, Michael Green, pigmented ink print with embellishments

YIELDING WAY, Michael Green, pigmented ink print with embellishments

Houston’s Custom Framing and Fine Art

Into the Mystic

The works of husband and wife artists Michael and Saliha Green bring the poetry of the mystical to life. Michael Green’s work is featured in The Illuminated Rumi, and brings forward the timeless nature of spirit as form.  More than two and a half million copies of Michael’s books including The Hobbit’s Journal, Welcome to the Planet Earth, Zen and the Art of the Macintosh, Unicornis, The Dragontooth, The Illuminated Prayer, and One Song are in print. Michael’s wife Saliha creates beautiful works that embody the richness of the Divine Feminine.  Her work has been featured in numerous fine art calendars featuring the poetry of Hafiz, translated by poet Daniel Ladinsky. Together, their works draw the viewer into a deeper place in the heart.

Ashland Art Center

Jane Sterling and Leslie Gibbons

Jane Sterling
SCULPTURE by Jane Sterling

SCULPTURE by Jane Sterling

“My sculptures and earrings are created from an internal sense of peace and balance. The feeling of the clay in my hands with the unknown discovery of what is created brings me to the present. I suppose they remind me of the silence and stillness that I sometimes need to remember. Clay is a process just like life. You never know what will come. The jewels and stones are used to bring interest and beauty.

“When I make my earrings I choose stones that I like and resonate to and I adorn my Sterling Beings with the same flavor of color.

“The kinesthetic Taurus nature in me loves to include the senses and to speak to the soul through art. While I have never taken an art class except in elementary school, the evolution of my sculptures has been effortless and satisfying for my creative nature. I like the dark chocolate and rich earth tones accented by gold leaf, pearls and whatever else attracts my eye.

“My true desire is for someone to feel the sacred in them and to be attracted to their own silence within. Many are sitting on people’s altars. They are there to remind us to let go into the stillness.”

Leslie Gibbons

“I have been creating mixed media Altars, Shrines and Mosaic mirrors for over 30 years; and have always been deeply drawn to and inspired by sacred art from around the world, specifically the shared journey of creativity and spiritual awakening found in all cultures since ancient times. I experience art making as a form of creative prayer that is medicine for the soul of the giver and the receiver. I am passionate, grateful, and honored to share my inspiration and journey with others! All of my artwork is original and hand crafted with deep love. Please enjoy!”

First Friday, September 4, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

As always, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center. There will also be refreshments and live music provided by Phoenix Sigalove.

Download the September 2015 First Friday ArtWalk Map below!
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