3 Heidi Schwegler, Visibility Near Zero Avantika Bawa, flood.control Matt McCormick, The Great Northwest For its spring exhibitions, the Schneider Museum of Art is presenting the first of a two-part exhibition of the Southern Oregon Site Project, generously supported by The Ford Family Foundation. The project features two installations created in response to the site: the Museum, Southern Oregon University, and the greater Rogue Valley. Avantika Bawa, an artist, curator, and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, is “interested in transforming the act of drawing into sculptural gestures that react formally and also conceptually to architectural spaces and their history.” In flood.control, Avantika Bawa uses the history and geography behind the formation of Emigrant Lake as the conceptual parameters from which her installation has been created. As an artist, Heidi Schwegler states that she “is drawn to the peripheral ruin, modifying discarded objects in order to give them a new sense of purpose.” Her latest installation, to be premiered at the Schneider Museum of Art, is entitled Visibility Near Zero. She earned her MFA from the University of Oregon and is Associate Chair of the […]
In the month of April, Ashland Artworks’ featured presents beautiful clocks by Don Gilmer, and hand-painted scarves by Connie Simonsen.
Creekside is featuring local artist Zeno Thanes. This is a great opportunity to see some paintings by one of the valley’s unique and eclectic painters.
Anita Sumariwalla was born near Geneva and raised in Basel, Switzerland. As a young person she spent time teaching children but was more curious about the big world outside Switzerland. This took Anita to Italy where she learned Italian and studied art appreciation. Anitas’ interest in art was influenced by her mother – Marta Hurlimann – who was an artist and art professor in Basel. A chance meeting with Russy Sumariwalla in 1959 brought Anita to the United States and in 1965 they were married in Pittsfield, Mass. Anita took art classes at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. While in Amherst, she started testing her skills in painting and held her very first one- person show at the Unitarian Fellowship there. They later settled in Mill Valley, CA. Anita found a teaching position at the St. Stevens School in Belvedere, CA. Anita showed some of her work at the annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival where one of her paintings was chosen by the local newspaper reporting on the festival. In 1971 they settled in Mclean, VA.It was here that Anita immersed herself in painting and studied under John […]
I love to paint, it is my voice! From shared experiences in realism, tributes to spirituality and journeys into abstraction: my artwork is a culmination and sharing of my life’s experiences.
In March, Ashland Art Works on Oak Street is pleased to feature the works of young artists from Ashland High School. Stop in on First Friday, March 7, to enjoy their fresh talent and vision.
“Botanecas Artephonius” is a portfolio of prints by WAYNE ARMSTRONG who incorporates familiar styles and images by master artists into botanical illustrations.
“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.
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 on First Friday.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with JEGA Gallery’s 20th annual juried art exhibit, “WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE AND MEN WHO LOVE WOMEN WITH ATTITUDE!” Each year JEGA encourages artists to submit original paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and poetry or performance art.