Featured Spotlight Photographer Dan Elster

Survival, above all else, motivates our desires and our actions.

Dan Elster Dan Elster was born in Chicago, 1971. Before he decided to pursue his passion for photography he was the manager of his brother’s food distribution business in Chicago. A few years ago, Dan and his wife Patty took a leap of faith. They quit their jobs, sold their home and hit the road.  Patty took a job as a travel nurse while Dan pursued a dream career in wildlife photography.  After years of the nomadic life, they now call Ashland, Oregon home.             Dan loves the natural world and his ability to seamlessly integrate into that world allows him to capture images that would otherwise be impossible to catch. His  striking photographs can be found in fine art festivals, galleries, and private collections all over the west coast and beyond.             Dan is no longer satisfied simply documenting the natural world. He strives to create art; light, composition, behavior and razor sharp focus are almost as important as the animal itself. In the wild, every day is a struggle … just to survive. This is the story he aims to tell. He also hopes is images […]

Art and Warm Cheer!

Crater Lake Sunset - Daniel Loch

Warm cheer and a delightful array of handcrafted, unique, affordable art gifts and cards by seventeen artist members. Graphite drawings by Althea Keiser, Maslow Project.

NOVEMBER: COMPLEX: Photography by David Chambers

COMPLEX: David Chambers

Photographer David Chambers spent two months in Chile this summer, where he collaborated with University of Arizona researcher Sophia Borgias on a project about the Maipo River basin in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. This collection of photography explores some of the stories that emerged in the Maipo, as well as observations from his time in Santiago, Valparaiso, and San Pedro de Atacama. The hope is that these photos offer a glimpse of the complex beauty of the landscapes and people of Chile, a country living with the tensions left by a history of dictatorship, rapid economic growth, and mounting social pressures for change.

Around The World In 30 Days

Our artists expressions of the world

Japanese Garden

Although closed for both First Friday and Saturday, October 3rd for a private event, Oak Leaf Studio will resume its hours of 11 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Saturday on Tuesday, October 6. We will also participate in the Open Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11 from 11 am to 5 pm. Fine artist Leif Trygg will show the completed painting he featured previously of the entrance to the Japanese Garden in Lithia Park. This pastel is the last of a series of images taken from the Park.

“Simply Painted” Oil paintings by Carla Palmese

This is a simply painted show, a small collection of large paintings, about the dark and mysterious places where wolves live in Southern Oregon.

Fields in Color

Fields in Color # 8 08.59.29

JON JAY CRUSON”S remarkable career makes his work highly collectable not only nationally but internationally as well. He has works in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London England and in private collections from Italy to Japan. He is represented in many corporate collections within the United States such as the Ford Collection and Chrysler Collection in Michigan. “Life events– my visual and emotional environments– have guided my work over the last 40 years. I did not always know where I was going, but simply went where the road led me. The metaphor of traveling along a road has been my constant approach to work and life and has led me through many varied environments. I have not jumped on artistic bandwagons, doing what was currently popular. Instead I have followed my own changing interests by studying both the nature of the subject and the ways in which I could best express my understanding of it. Time and again I find myself ‘where the road leads me’, not knowing exactly what I will discover yet finding the inspiration from what comes over the horizon. The open country, patterns, shapes, and […]

JEGA Sculpture and Multi-Media Art Exhibit

Artist and sculptor, J. Ellen Austin with hammer and chisel against a stone as large as herself of Italian Translucent Alabaster for an installation

JEGA Sculpture and Multi-Media Art Exhibit for October features preeminent Northwest artists. Art in a variety of media which entices you to think, debate, laugh & enjoy and beyond!