Sharing Art and Celebrating Artist Co-ops!

Elin Babcock and Sandra Davis with KIDs Art at AAW.

“Celebrating Artist Co-ops at AAW” in October! Seventeen member artists will participate in a gallery collective show, each choosing their “favorite” piece of art. Sharing art!

The Schneider Museum of Art’s Fall Exhibition Breaking Pattern

Douglas Melini, Untitled, 2014, Oil and acrylic on canvas with hand painted frame, 25.5 x 21.5 x 1.75 inches.

This fall, the Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) will present Breaking Pattern, an exhibition curated by Matthew Deleget and Rosanna Martinez of the Brooklyn-based gallery Minus Space. The exhibition will highlight several generations of artists from coast to coast whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting. The community is invited to the opening reception of Breaking Pattern on Thursday, October 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The Museum will show the works of seven artists: Michelle Grabner, who co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial and will curate the next Portland Biennial exhibition; Gabriele Evertz, whose artwork is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art among others; Anoka Faruqee, an associate professor at the Yale School of Art; Gilbert Hsiao, who has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation; Douglas Melini, who received a painting fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts; Brian Porray, whose most recent exhibitions include Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations at Cerritos College Art […]

Jane Sterling


Sculptures and earrings by Jane Sterling and mixed media Altars, Shrines and Mosaic mirrors by Leslie Gibbons. Live music, by Phoenix Sigalove, and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Julia and Noriko


NORIKO SUGITA “In creating visual images, I depend on momentary inspiration. I layer thin pigments, creating reminders that our human experience is layered. Sometimes I change directions, covering or leaving snippets behind. I believe that having no clear image in front of me is actually valuable–that if I knew the end from the beginning I would lose my appetite to begin. I’ve learned that if I reach, I will find something valuable, somehow, somewhere.” Julia Janeway: “I think my work will always be about my love of story. I find inspiration in defining fleeting moments of life’s larger narrative –a magpie alights on a fence, a man tries to describe a flying fish, a swallow’s wings turn sharp against the sky as it dives.”

Pastel Demo

Fine artist Leif Trygg will demonstrate his technique and style in creating pastel landscapes of local landmarks in Ashland during First Friday, and the entire month. Topics covered include the process of selecting subject matter, framing the natural image to reveal the most interesting perspective of the site, the world of color selection, rendering and drawing techniques using pastels, and how and why matting and framing can make or break a picture. This picture is a work in progress that Leif will complete during the demonstrations. There are others in the queue that will follow in this on-going series of pastel portraits of Ashland.

“Patterns of Nature” paintings by Pam Haunschild

"Octopus Garden" Watercolor by Pam Haunschild

I paint nature. In this exhibit you will see my watercolors emulating the effects of natural systems in producing patterns, colors, and textures.

Sensuous Stone Sculpture

Sensuous Stone Sculptures by artists J. Ellen Austin and Dawn Ferrari in Italian Translucent Alabaster Utah Alabaster and Colorado Marble

Sensuous Stone Sculpture featured by J. Ellen Austin and Dawn Ferrari. Live music during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk from 5pm-8pm. JEGA celebrates Art created by: Jason Bueter, Photography and Metal Garden Art; Chris Dworin, Ceramic Sculpture; Dawn Ferrari, Stone Sculptures; Tej Steiner, Ceramic Sculpture; Lucious M. Upshaw, limited edition Bronze Sculptures; Daniel Verner, Acrylic Paintings; Ingo Wedde, Outdoor Metal Sculpture. And J. Ellen Austin, Stone, Bronze and multi media Sculpture.