AGA First Friday Art Walk ~ March 7th, 2014

Come out for the AGA First Friday Art Walk, March 7th, 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 March!

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

Realist Oil painting of a Nikon camera by Terry Frosini

Oil painting by Terry Frosini

Ashland Art Center

Oil Paintings by Terry Frosini

“I paint what interests me in the moment; I look for a challenge, something I have not tried before, perhaps something I may fail at.” – Terry Frosini

Terry’s realistic oil paintings of portraits, landscapes, and still lifes draw you in with their charm and ability to tell a story. Visit Terry in his studio in the Artists Underground on the lower level of Ashland Art Center. Learn about his process and the stories behind each unique piece.

Friday, March 7, 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.

JEGA

“Pavarotti, A Man Who Loved Women With Attitude” sculpture, posing with J. Ellen Austin. Artist: Elyn Nix

“Pavarotti, A Man Who Loved Women With Attitude” sculpture, posing with J. Ellen Austin. Artist: Elyn Nix

The 20th Annual Women With Attitude and Men Who Love Women With Attitude Art Exhibit

Each year JEGA encourages artists to submit original paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and poetry or performance art for jury selection to be considered for the annual art show.  These works provoke a whole spectrum of thoughts and bring forth a whole range of emotions.

J. Ellen Austin, artist and owner of the JEGA Gallery believes,”’ Women With Attitude,” and the men who believe in us, exhibit courage in their daily lives and strive to give back to others, their communities and society at large.
“Attitude” symbolizes an outlook and respect for other peoples’ philosophies, lifestyles and cultural diversities while retaining a youthful willingness to learn and grow from new knowledge and experiences.”

The March show will include the art from Ashland High School students.  The exhibit will run through the month of April and A Taste Of Ashland.  A second opening is the First Friday, April 4, 2014.  Entry deadline for the April show is March 24, 2014.  For more information and applications please contact the JEGA directly (541)488-2474. Email jega4art@gmail.com

AHS student, Raven Borgilt poses with her painting

AHS student, Raven Borgilt poses with her painting

AGA Annual Student Show

Featuring Ashland High School Student Artists in March!

March First Friday will have a special added attraction when the AGA celebrates student art.  Alongside art by well-known local, regional and national artists, galleries will feature works by creative young artists from the Ashland High School Art Department.  During the First Friday Art Walk, the students will be present at their hosting gallery from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to proudly discuss their work. Throughout the month of March, visitors to participating galleries will be treated to paintings, drawings, fiber arts, woodworking and jewelry, as well as photography on display.   All are invited and the community is encouraged to support these emerging artists by visiting the galleries.

Participating galleries include: Ashland Art Center, Ashland Art Works, Ashland Painters Union, Creekside Pizza Bistro, Enoteca Wine Bar and Bistro, Hanson Howard Gallery, Illahe Studios & Gallery, JEGA Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Nimbus, PUSH Gallery, Schneider Art Museum, Web*Sters, and Weisinger Family Winery.

Featured student artists include: Marie Stallman, Nahani Lukes, Lars Filson, Aiden Zyth, Clara Baxter, Raven Borgilt, Sam Gostnell, Rhi Ahimsa, Sharaya Dill, Kaiya Spain, Kendra Farber, Mel Elshalom, David Lehrburger, Sy Villa Emma Loewnstein, Cadaxa ChapmanBall, Kirri Bolles, Rosemary Caruso, & others!

Hannah Library - The Carft Behind the Oregon Shakespeare FestivalHannon Library, Southern Oregon University

The Craft Behind the Art at OSF

Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library welcomes the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to the First Friday Art Walk on March 7th, from 5:30-8:00 PM.

The exhibit will provide a view into the creative process behind the build for the 2014 season productions, including costume renderings from several shows; set images and drawings plus two set models; various production images and drawings; outtakes, comps, photos and illustrations used in creating final play images; a few costumes from the 2013 season; set change videos from previous seasons, and production images from the opening 2014 shows.
Come and experience this rare look into the artistry behind the plays. Enjoy refreshments and live renaissance music performed by guest musical groups Fontegara and More Fools Than Wise.

Admission is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the lots behind and in front of the Hannon Library. For additional information, contact Library Administration at 541-552-6816 or libraryevents@sou.edu.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Hannon Library

Download the March 2014 Ashland Gallery Association Art Walk Map here: Ashland First Friday ArtWalk Map