357 East Main Street, Ashland, OR
10am to 6pm
Ashland Art Center’s Gallery Gift Shop and Photographer’s Gallery is an excellent resource for fine hand-crafted, local gift items, including ceramics, jewelry, textiles, fine wood-working, as well as wonderful paintings, prints and photography. Browse all three floors of the Art Center’s historic Provost building, filled with over 25 open artist studios, a ceramics studio, graphic design office, art supply store and classroom.
We are the Featured Gallery for October First Friday, October 4th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Our theme for October is Autumn and all it brings with color, texture, warmth in layering and the merging of foliage with art.
Our Featured Artists include:
Show: Fragmenting Flowers
A continuum of exploration in our local, natural environment by marking paper with ink and watercolor.
Jeanne La Rae
Show: Color Reflected
Two subjects Jeanne loves to paint are water and autumn color. For Jeanne, autumn is a time of reflection both personally and in the waters that flow through her surroundings. Jeanne paints and instructs in all mediums.
Connecting to nature through the art of bonsai
Main Classroom at Ashland Art Center, First Friday, October 4,
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Cascade Bonsai Society, in collaboration with Ashland Art Center and local Ikebana artists will be exhibiting a collection of bonsai and art representing nature and the changing of the seasons. The exhibit is a collection of Bonsai Society member’s finest trees, and is timed to celebrate the fall colors.
To enhance the viewers experience, Art Center painter’s and photographer’s work has been paired with the trees to complete each display. From rocky hillsides and mossy forest floors, to urban environments, each respective display tells its own story.
A collection of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements), created by local ceramic and Ikebana artists will also be on display. These seasonal works of art will be for sale, with all proceeds going to the Art Center.
This is a rare opportunity to view living bonsai sculptures and celebrate the changing seasons.
Show: Autumn Impressions
Ashland photographer Diana Standing’s exhibit at the Photographers Gallery at the Ashland Art Center opens on October 4th, the First Friday Art Walk, and continues for the month. Her exhibit is a tribute both to her favorite season, Autumn, and to some of her favorite painters of the impressionist and expressionist traditions. She uses a slow shutter speed, camera motion, rare light, and in some cases an occasional breeze to achieve the desired affect.
To Diana, there’s a unique quality to the light of Autumn, one that adds a profound depth and vibrancy to nature. It’s a season of many moods and constant motion, with bursts of color and abstract patterns, some bright, some brooding. It’s nature’s final gasp in all its glory as it fades into Winter. She hopes to have captured this layered atmosphere in her images, with its correspondences to our deeper senses.
Diana traveled to an exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017 where her series of four still life images were finalists in the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. She exhibited along with 77 other women photographers from 15 different countries. She felt very fortunate to be among such a diverse, creative, and caring group of women. The trip was a reminder of the gifts the world and its people have to offer.