PAPAYA! Artist Anahata Katkin Featured at Creekside Pizza

Anahata Katkin was born in 1978. She is an Alaskan-bred, Oregon-based artist and co founder of PAPAYA! Inc, PAPAYA! Living Boutique, and LEELAH clothing. She developed her passion for the arts by trial-and-error discovery. Anahata’s work is a synergy between painting, graphic design and hand made, mixed media pieces. She has woven a heart centered landscape of off-beat icons and illustrations that have comprised the spectrum of PAPAYA’s signature aesthetic since it’s beginning in 2003. Based in Ashland, Oregon Anahata is continually inspired to bounce between her life as an artist, mother, entrepreneur, traveler and boutique-maker. The facets of Anahata’s professional and personal life merge together in what she likes to call, “Creative Abandon”. A credo that to her, simply means a life of purpose, passion and creative authenticity rolled into a singular goal. One she feels she will be chasing & expressing for life. “I like the place where pretty and gritty meet. Where flowers, faces and ink run together. I’m inspired endlessly by plants, travel, textiles, folk arts, Asian influences and faces…always faces. I build artwork then I tend to overlay a character or mood that I feel […]

Retrospective Photos Of The Graffiti On The Berlin Wall

Retrospective Photos of the Grafitti on the Berlin wall by Jason Bueter

Join in on the fALL ARTS FESTivities at the Schneider Museum of Art

Willie Cole, From Water to Light, 2012 Recycled 16 OZ. P.E.T. Bottles

As part of Southern Oregon University’s fALL ARTS FEST/2013 presented across the campus from September 30 through October 5, the Schneider Museum of Art is opening three thought-provoking exhibitions.  The Museum will feature noted African American artist Willie Cole with From Water to Light, an installation made of recycled water bottles, and additional sculptures, The Traveler and the Housewife: Deluxe Edition, drawings and vessels created by Daniel Duford during his artist residency at SOU, and Black Manifold, a program of short videos curated by Avantika Bawa and Greg Minissale.  An opening reception will be held Thursday, October 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and the exhibitions will be on view starting Friday, October 4 during the Museum’s regular hours of 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. From Water to Light features Willie Cole’s newest artistic obsession: water bottles.  With this material he redefines recycling as reincarnation, repurposing over 10,000 recycled water bottles to create chandeliers and rooms filled with a spiritual aura.  According to Cole, “From Water to Light pays homage to the natural feminine forces of water, light, and air, and to the earth itself.”  The installation consists […]

Creekside Pizza is proud to feature artist Anahata Katkin. She is an Ashland based artist and co founder of the Rogue Valley’s Papaya! Inc. and Papaya! Living Boutique. Her work is a synergy between painting, graphic design and hand made mixed media pieces.

October announcements

Don’t miss our Edgy in October events! Featured will be drum and splash painting Oct. 5 in front of Salon Juliet at 366 Lithia Way in Ashland and Oct. 18 at the Lithia Commons in Medford. Studio 78 will be closed for October.

Featured Videos for September 2013

Here are the featured videos for the month of September, 2013.

The Darkness of Longing

C. Von Teaselworth. Mixed Media

Fascinated by hidden desire, our featured artist C. Von Teaselworth explores the darkness of longing with an illustrative touch.

Wayside Trails and Gardens watercolor paintings by Barbara Eshoo

Barbara Eshoo is an established regional artist who is a sweepstakes and award-winning member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society, California. She has exhibited widely, including solo shows at Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, Oregon, Lawrence Gallery, Sheridan, Oregon, and Rogue Gallery, Medford, Oregon.  Her work can be found in corporate, public and private collections in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Her images have appeared on covers of numerous publications and have twice been chosen for the annual “Taste of Ashland” poster. Many paintings are now reproduced in limited-edition giclee prints and fine art cards. Please join us at Art and Soul for wine and snacks. Music will be provided by Craig and Beth Martin.

September show

  The Female of the Species Our annual invitational show of all women artists in a show of their own. Continues through September with new additions.       Isis Revisited by J. Ellen Austin

September First Friday Art Walk

We will be closed during the September First Friday event, please make sure to join us for the October Art Walk. Regular hours: 8:30-5 Mon.-Fri.


Martin Rosol

When describing reductive works, using the term “LESS IS MORE” is sometimes saying too much. LESS is all that is needed. Thus the title of this show. Keira Kotler’s paintings done on acrylic sheets using slow drying urethane and varnishes, shimmer like transparent liquid metal illusions, while Martin Rosol’s elegant optical glass sculptures define what the purity of minimalism is all about. This show will open on August 6 and run through September 30, 2013.  

“Vested Interests” Dancing Threads by Laura Lawrence

"Vest Combo" by Laura Lawrence, Dancing Threads

Featured artist Laura Lawrences’ Dancing Threads show “Vested Interests”, upstairs in studio 3. Special show in the Classroom: Felt Squares Community Art Project – Everyone can make a felted square! Three floors of the Art Center to explore, refreshments, live music.

Transparency and Density of Form

Petaluma Pecker
Bronze and wood sculpture by Don Ajello

“Transparency and Density of Form” DON AJELLO, bronze and wood sculpture. CATHY VALENTINE, encaustic paintings. See Spotlight.

Featured Artists in September: Claudia Law & Monique Barker


Monique Barker and Claudia Law intertwine their beautiful fiber arts: Monique with colorful woven tapestries and masks; Claudia with multi-media treatment of quilted fabrics.

Support The Arts Locally!

September JEGA supports the arts locally by welcoming the ladies of Bare Essence! The ladies will be wearing their aprons created by Diana of Phoenix Designs. The ladies and their calendars will be available at the JEGA during the AGA First Friday artwalk. JEGA features a range of contemporary art in a variety of media which entices you to think, debate, laugh & enjoy by preeminent Northwest artists!! Nestled in Ashland’s Historic RR District corner of 5th & A Street Open Tue-Sun at 11-5pm & by appointment 541-488-2474 or email Title: Opening To New Perspectives Medium: Italian Translucent Alabaster Artist: J. Ellen Austin