Daniel Verner is a self taught artist and musician with a great love for all types of artistic expression. Daniel’s art captures and honors the dignity, unique expression, and beautiful selves of the people he paints. “The painted portrait is more about who and what we are rather than just an image of our external appearance. In a sense a painting becomes a relationship, the interaction of what one person (the artist) saw, felt and was able to express visually for others and the life energy of the person represented. It is this sustained moment of sharing emotion, insight, and response that you the viewer is invited to enter.” -D. Verner
The Schneider Museum of Art Announces New Exhibition: Selections from PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art The Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) is celebrating its participation in Southern Oregon University’s new Oregon Center for the Arts by presenting a year of Oregon artists. As part of this celebration, the Museum is excited to show Selections from PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, a major exhibition that surveys the work of Oregon visual artists who are defining and advancing the contemporary arts landscape. The exhibition will be showing from Friday, October 3 through Saturday, December 6, 2014 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 2 from 5:00 TO 7:00 PM. PORTLAND2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art was conceived of and produced by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon and curated by Amanda Hunt. Founded in 2000, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center builds ambitious programs that promote artists and engage communities. (To learn more, visit disjecta.org ) SMA Director Erika Leppmann worked with curator, Amanda Hunt, and Disjecta Director, Bryan Suereth, to organize the Biennial for the fall exhibition at the Schneider Museum of Art. Curator Hunt visited nearly 50 studios and reviewed over […]
In October, Ashland Art Works features John Weston’s finely crafted hardwood gifts, and new work from talented wire sculptor, George Popa. In addition, we will introduce hand woven luxury scarves and shawls by our newest member, Stefanie Moss. Stefanie uses a rigid heddle loom to create these beautiful works. Inspired by her own skin sensitivity, she uses natural fiber, high quality yarns – primarily alpaca, merino and silk – that drape beautifully, and feel soft to the skin. __________________________ 5 GALLERIES AND THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: As always, you will be more than pleased by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts. 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 Sandra Davis’ Oil Paintings, Prints & Cards Don Gilmer’s Assemblage Clocks Debbie Earley’s fused glass jewelry, functional bowls and plates Michael Gibson’s Painting in post impressionists’ style Sierra Gwin’s Nature Inspired Silver Jewelry Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds Claudia Law’s Textile Creations Stefanie Moss’s Textile Weaving George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures Marilyn Reeves’ Narrative Clay Sculptures Lorene Senesac’s […]
Oak Leaf Studio has created a show based on the theme of bodies of water. Beaches, streams, and waterfalls have all been inspiration for the canvases created in pastels, watercolors and acrylics by artist Leif Trygg. Subject matter ranges from Yosemite to the Pacific Coast to our own Ashland Creek.
“I experience art making as a form of creative prayer that is medicine for the soul of the giver and the receiver.” – Leslie Gibbons Leslie Gibbons has been creating mixed media Altars, Shrines and Mosaic mirrors for over 30 years. She is deeply inspired by sacred art form around the world and the shared journey of creativity and spiritual awakening found in all cultures since ancient times. All of Leslie’s artwork is unique and hand crafted with profound love. Leslie Gibbons work is currently on exhibit in five cities: Hill Station – Ashland, Oregon Terrafirma Gift – Jacksonville, Oregon Healing Waters Sacred Spaces – Portland, Oregon Annaflora Gallery – Mt. Shasta City, California The Art Bookstore – Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Join us at Art & Soul for Dana Feagin’s show of her whimsical animal portraits. Dana
“Fine Lines”, photography by Vincent Leandro is a collection of current work including many recent award-winning images from prestigious exhibitions around the country.