Ashland Gallery Guide 37
A R T I S T M E M B E R S
Hanson Howard Gallery
Karen plays the human form off the ground of her paintings,
constructing a relationship between positive and negative space.
The figures seem to compose the space they inhabit and her use of color
is emotionally evocative, and often surprising. Solo shows have included
the Governor’s ceremonial offices in Salem and most recently the
main gallery at the Rogue Gallery and Art Center.
a Acrylic, Oil, Mixed Media
1660 Siskiyou Blvd, Suite 3
Ashland, OR 97520
Nicole Wasgatt is an explorer and painter. Her extensive travels have
given her a creative take on reality that have informed her unique
perspective on life and art. She is one of five artists that are part of the
avant-garde studio ENCLA –
VE STUDIOS in Ashland, Oregon. Never one
to tolerate boredom, her paintings reflect the powerful ever-present
energy and movement of life.
Nancy Strachan West
6726 Highway 66
Ashland OR 97520
I have always thought in pictures. So, it came as no real surprise when
I fell in love with photography. It was a perfect creative outlet for my
very busy mind. I see the world as a big canvas, waiting to be explained.
Photography, just like meditation, focuses my attention into a moment
of time. Without distraction, I can concentrate on making a singular
image—one that reflects my sense of time and space.
Mixed Media, Collage
Art & Soul Gallery
247 E. Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Eve Margo Withrow is an international award-winning artist creating
quality one of kind original paintings using mixed water media. Her
magical surrealistic impressions reflect the essential emotional
ingredients of an experience or place. “With playful adventuring, my
expressive spirit follows threads from here and there, entering the flow
of the creative process; head and heart and body awake and in balance.”
Eve is available to teach classes in Intuitive Painting.
Penny Yost has worked in a variety of traditional and digital media
including charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, photography, digital illustration
and multimedia. Her subjects often stem from nature and her life
experiences. Penny sees drawing as an invitation to pause, focus, and
be present. Whether creating a whimsical drawing or deeply layered
digital illustration, she loves experimenting and being absorbed in the
process to see what emerges.
621 A Street, Ashland
Bruce Bayard creates digital artworks and multimedia performances.
By experimenting with aleatoric processes, Bayard formalizes the
coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that
is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are
supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references
to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.