Our featured artist this month is Jess Gleasman. Jess Gleasman was born in Alaska and raised on a farm in rural Eastern Oregon. He moved to Ashland, Oregon to study theater and fine arts at SOU. There he discovered that theater wasn’t for him and that printmaking was. After obtaining his BS in printmaking he opened up a commercial screen printing studio, Basement Ink, in downtown Ashland. Currently Jess continues to run his screen printing and graphics shop, assists teaching printmaking classes at SOU, coaches high school snowboarding, and produces his own fine art among other activities in the community.