Husbands, Wives and Lovers

Husbands, Wives and Lovers A Reflection of Love May and June features our 7th annual Husbands, Wives and Lovers exhibit showcasing artists who sometimes work together, sometimes separately. The show combines the work of painters, writers, photographers and more. Come be inspired by the obvious reflections of love for each other expressed by these artists. Who are the lovers? We never tell !

LANDSCAPES FOR ALL SEASONS by Willo Balfrey

I have always been attracted to the beauty of the outdoors which has led me on this artistic journey. Thirty years ago, when I began painting, my specialty was wildlife but I soon realized I needed to place the wildlife in their natural habitat. This led to the appreciation and study of landscapes and I have not looked back. The joy of creating a landscape painting that invites the viewer to walk in, linger awhile, and maybe stay � is my personal goal. En Plein air (on location), has helped me to express what I see and how I feel about the beauty that surrounds me. I paint on location as much as possible and bring those studies back to the studio to create larger pieces either in pastel or oil. I want to viewer to feel the mood, light, and pleasure of the piece. Dulcimer Music by Douglas Ross.

Figuratively Speaking 2

Vince Carl, Karen Staal and Gabriel Mark Lipper compose their paintings based on drawings created while working with live models. Each artist has a unique and personal approach resulting in diverse interpretations of their subjects. Carl’s nudes are drawn directly onto the canvas which has been treated with pattern and painterly effects that embody the figure. Staal uses the figure to create abstract compositions that suggest a relationship, mood or theme within the frame. Lipper’s work tells a story. “I paint decadence and beauty. Color, form, people. Vacuous society. Intimacy.”

Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Bayard mixed media and digital art

The studio displays a variety of work by Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Bayard. Ann works in dry media: charcoal, pastel, graphite; and Bruce works with electronic media, producing manipulated photographic collage.

May at Ashland Art: Works Group Show

We are featuring Ashland Art Works’ Special “Spring Group Show” of our Associate Members. The show features Fresh Art, full of Light: Connie Simonsen’s Hand-dyed Silks, Sandra Davis’ Paintings, and Fused Glass by Debbie Earley. Throughout our 5 galleries you will enjoy an array of Fine Art by local artists: Beautiful Handcrafted Jewelry, Paintings, Sculptures, Ceramic Art, Raku, Wire Sculptures, Pottery, and Mugs… Woodwork, Masks, Weaving, Hand-dyed Silks, Fused Glass, Crazy Birds, Cutting Boards, Fine Art Prints, and very affordable, unique Gifts & Cards. Please Welcome our newest members: Jeweler, Sierra Gwin, and Painter, Sandra Davis. AAW is home to these other outstanding local artists… Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings, Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery, Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks, Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Birds, Catherine McElroy’s Beautiful Watercolors & Art Cards, Marcia O’Rourke’s Wall Reliefs, Paintings & Cards, George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures, Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs, and John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards and Marilyn Reeves’ Narrative Sculptures. Relax and Stroll through our 5 Galleries and the Sculpture Garden. We are open 10am to 5pm Thursday, Friday, & […]

18th annual “WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE! And Men Who Love Women With Attitude!”

This is JEGA’s 18th year for “WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE & MEN WHO LOVE WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE!” art exhibit showcasing accepted artists’ works. Each year the exhibit delights and compels people to ponder, laugh and ask what is a woman with attitude? And what about men who love a woman with courage, audacity & a sense of humor? The show celebrates Women’s History month and runs through the Taste of Ashland in April and held over into May. Please join JEGA for the First Friday, May 4th, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a bodacious mix of visual and contemporary art including: paintings, drawings, performance art and sculpture. J. Ellen Austin, Austin Brayfield, Joyce Crow, Dawn Ferrari, Barbara Hochberg, Angelina McClean, Rachel Moress, Maia Moress, Michah Ofstedahl, Deanna St Martin, Lo Smucker, Daniel Verner, Karen Wasser and Wilkins O’Reily Zinn. Due to popular demand the show will be held over through mid May.

Beyond Time

Linda Lamore skips back and forth splitting her time between painting on canvas and painting on copper. The paintings vary from large scale color fields on canvas, to multimedia on canvas, to small scale mixed media on copper. A new addition is her line of clocks that can be purchased throughout the west coast. Sometimes the two mediums join creating her one-of-a-kind art clocks.

See Live Glassblowing

Taste of Ashland: Raye Aubin & Linda Evans

Raye Aubin’s Artist Statement: Light, energy, shapes, colors and the eternal movement of life have always been a great source of fascination and continual discovery for me. My artwork is inspired by nature and the diversity of the human form. Plein air painting gives me a close up interaction with nature and models. Working with charcoals, oils and watercolors brings to me, a lifetime of challenges and excitement. My style is a blend of traditional realism with a contemporary touch. In my life, art is about appreciating the magnificence of nature and sharing precious moments with family, friends, models and viewers. I am forever grateful. Linda Evans’ Artist Statement: The beauty of the landscape of the Rogue Valley has called to me since I moved to this area in 2006 and began to work here in both oils and pastels. Preserving an appreciation of our beautiful environment, whether it be in panoramic landscapes or intimate close-ups of Nature, is my artistic goal. My strongest influences continue to be the French Impressionists, the California Impressionists, and my own intuitive observations, especially when painting “en plein air,” as I did for the […]

Animal Portraiture by Dana Feagin Featured at Ashland Art Center

Dana Feagin, award-winning pet portrait artist, is our featured artist for June. Dana is an oil painter completely focused on animal art, capturing their interesting and amusing expressions on bold backgrounds. Her work can be seen in Studio 3, as well as a special display upstairs featuring paintings of animals from Sanctuary One, a non-profit care farm in Jacksonville, OR. Ten percent of her sales from these originals, prints and cards is donated to Sanctuary One to assist with animal care. During the June Art Walk, Dana will be greeting visitors in her studio and answering questions about her processes. Enjoy live music by Garrett Baxter and discover art and artists on all three floors of the Art Center.

Artful Gifts for the Discerning Lover

Featuring Southern Oregon’s more sensual artists: Eddie McManus, Michael Gibson, Pegi Smith, Robin Leigh, David Sherman, Shoshanah Dubiner, Jacquelene Ambrose, Lindy Kehoe, Gaelyn Larrick, Robert Patrick Winston and Vrinda Heyden. Additionally, we have an exclusive showing of watercolor artist and midwife Damien Leggett – a transman who creates amazing yoni art. Love Revolution is not an ordinary gallery. We promote conscious relating and safe, healthy sensuality. We’re an artistic gift and education center committed to bringing you a deeper, more playful experience of your erotic side. We promote evocative art as inspiration to discovering your passionate, creative nature.

Photographers Slade Sapora and Suzy Birster-Hudson, and Painters Greg Martin and Michelle Anderst

Liquid Assets Wine Bar and Restaurant is now exhibiting the “Americana” photography of Slade Sapora, Greg Martin’s edgy “Head Room” paintings, and the wonderful “Ireland Countryside”, photography of Suzy Birster-Hudson and the paintings of Michelle Anderst.

Gallery Artists on Display

This month we will feature artwork by Sarah Waldron, Russell Chatham, Yuji Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan, Mayumi Oda, Thomas M. Houston and others on display. As always, we offer world class custom picture framing for your artwork, memorabilia, photos, needlework and more. We provide nationally recognized design excellence, and the only M.C.P.F. (Master Certified Picture Framer-designated by the Professional Picture Framers Assoc.)in the Pacific Northwest. Come experience picture framing at its’ finest and discover why we are honored to have customers from around the country. We also offer photo restoration to repair and preserve your treasured memories of the past for the future. Additionally, we offer fine art conservation/restoration and frame repair and restoration.

The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography

“The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography” explores new and innovative approaches in photography. This exhibit will be on display from May 10 through June 16, 2012. Aperture Foundation has organized this traveling exhibition and includes the works of artist Ellen Carey, Barbara Kasten, and Silvio Wolf. The opening reception will be May 10, 5:00pm-7:00pm.