Alchemy: Artist and Model

Creating magical elements of art Kathryn Jacobi Rebecca Gabriel Featuring all new works by Robert Paulmann

From the Rockies to the Pacific

In my paintings I try to combine the realities of different places traveled with the color and mood experienced. From mountains to valleys, to woods, to farms, to ocean, to the people along the way, with the infinite color changes experienced as day progresses into night and with the textures of the ever changing land. Whether from nature or the reconstruction of a scene through notes and memory, I like to create a range of different subjects and approaches in my paintings that are both varied yet speak to each other. I endeavor to portray a sense of drama and mood, a frozen moment of enduring love and abiding respect for land, sea and nature. Music by Douglas Ross on the Dulcimer.

Paintings, Prints and a Chaise Lounge

NORIKO SUGITA BECRAFT “I often think about what it is to be human–how we live as imperfect creatures between avarice and morality, in pain and joy, obstinately existing before an unknown future. In creating visual images, I depend on momentary inspiration. I layer thin pigments, creating reminders that our human experience is layered. Sometimes I change directions, covering or leaving snippets behind. I believe that having no clear image in front of me is actually valuable–that if I knew the end from the beginning I would lose my appetite to begin. I’ve learned that if I reach, I will find something valuable, somehow, somewhere. Artwork teaches me daily that I’m human.” KAREN RYCHECK This is a tiny detail of a massive sculpture that one must see to believe.

John Weston, Marcia ORourke & Special Event

This October at Ashland Art Works is proud to showcase the beautiful work of two artists: John Weston’s fine woodworking with local and exotic, sustainably harvested hardwoods – and – Marcia O’Rourke’s “Celebration”, wall reliefs in earthenware & stoneware clay. Also featured is AAW’s newest member, ceramist, Marydee Bombick. __________________ “Step-Up to Help Out!” Some of Ashland’s favorite artists have painted and signed 35 Step Stools to benefit 2 local charities. Step-Up to Help Out! is Ashland Art Works’ Annual Fall Fundraising Event. On sale are uniquely hand-painted Step Stools by local students and artists. Participating are students at the Ashland High, all three of the Ashland elementary schools, artists at Ashland Art Works, and other artists from the community. Once again AAW’s John Weston has coordinated this outstanding event. John and several of his woodworking friends built the 35 Step Stools that were then passed on to be painted. Visitors will be delighted by the imagination and creativity that has gone into each Step Stool. The sale of the Step Stools benefits two local charities: Maslow Project for Homeless Youth and the Jackson County Humane Society. The gallery is […]

Bruce Bayard and Ann DiSalvo present air and water images

Bruce Bayard and Ann DiSalvo present their visions of the sky and below the surface of water. Bruce used water soluble crayons to make a drawing on each day of July; painterly specimens of the sky from his imagination, a return to his series called “Atmospheres.” Ann plumbs the depths of what could be happening beneath the surface of water in graphite pieces from her ongoing series, “Fables of the Surface.” All small-scale works, they speak of summer color and cool shadow. Also on display at Studio A.B is the Weekly Press book, documenting over 4 years of digital imagery investigation resulting in the creation of a couple video projects.

Art To Make You Think, Debate, Laugh and Enjoy!

October’s exhibit features contemporary art in a variety of media which entices you to think, debate, laugh & enjoy by preeminent Northwest artists and beyond!

Recycled Assemblage Sculpture by Dale Muir and RAMPART – Recycled Art Materials Project Launch

Dale Muir is inspired by taking apart old appliances, machines and putting them back together with other found objects to create wonderful and fascinating art pieces. During the November First Friday Art Walk she will be creating a sculpture for her Smith River Bridge series. Dale’s studio is in the basement – #4B Since we’ll be featuring an artist who reuses objects that otherwise would probably be thrown away, it’s the perfect time to launch our new Recycled Art Materials Project – called RAMPART. Ashland Art Center is teaming up with Lucretia Weems and the Master Recyclers program to connect artists with interesting materials for their art that would otherwise wind up in the landfill. Look for the big steel drums near the classroom, in them we will be collecting cool and interesting old, small objects like: buttons, keys, springs etc, as well as art supplies that still have life left – like paint, paper, etc. During the Art Walk, pick up a flier to see what old things we can use and then go home and clean out your junk drawers! Live music by Jupiter Moon. Project Art Kids, […]

October and November 2011 Featured Artist

Our featured artist this month is Danielle Swaser. I am native to Minnesota and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2008. I graduated from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Studio Art. For as far back as I can remember I have had a passion for art. Throughout my life I have taken every opportunity I could to submerge myself in all forms of art, from drawing, painting and photography to ceramics and sculpture. I have recently been focusing on paining and drawing. My mediums of choice are oils, charcoal, and pencil. My ideas come from what I encounter in my walk through life. My Latvian grandpa was a huge influence on how I feel about nature and my connection with it. He taught me to have both fascination and respect for it. As a result of the wonderful influence my grandpa had on me, I generally pick subject matter that represents the cycle of life and the interrelationship of all living beings in the natural world. To represent this, I love to use trees. I usually create […]