4 Galleries & Sculpture Gardens in one place showcasing Local Artists: Functional and Decorative Ceramics; Hand Fabricated Sterling Silver Jewelry; Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor Paintings; Mixed Media Art; Woodworking; Textile Art; Hand Dyed Silk Scarves; Assemblage Art; Glass Art; Photography; Prints and Art Cards; Crazy Birds…and more!
Two Blocks from the Downtown Plaza
Meet the Artists ––
Elin Babcock – Assemblage Art & Paintings
Amy Baumgart – Hand Crafted Wood Turning
Marydee Bombick – Functional Ceramics and Garden Pottery
Sandra Davis – Oil Paintings
Liz Ellingson – Hand-fabricated, Sterling and Stone Jewelry
Suzanne Etienne – Acrylic Paintings
Michael Gibson – Post-impressionist oil paintings as well as some Whimsical pieces
Cheryl Kempner – Metal & Ceramic Garden Art, Crazy Clay Birds
Claudia Law – Fabric Textile Art Creations
Dave Leibowitz – Digital Photography
Bonnie Morgan – Decorative & Functional Ceramics
Dan & Stef Seffinger – Glass Creations
Lorene Senesac – Raku Sculptures & Portals
Connie Simonsen – Hand-painted Silk Scarves
Shari Southard – Watercolor Paintings inspired from the Natural World
Roxanne Evans Stout – Layered and Textural Collage Mixed Media Paintings
John Weston – Fine Woodwork Furniture & Cutting Boards
Cheryl Kempner enjoys creating artwork that makes you smile. Over the years her hand built clay birds have appeared holding flowers or wearing designer high heels. Crazy Birds started appearing drawn on plates, cups and vases. As featured artist for June, the birds will be appearing in “Crazy Birds: Up, Up and Away.” Bubbles float up the front of …Birds perch on top of the bubbles and the Birds float up and up an away on their next adventure. As an artist in her seventies, Cheryl is looking for a floating bubble to take her on a new adventure.
Ashland Art Works is excited to present the works of self-taught, Plein Air watercolor painter Shari Southard in our gallery spaces. Shari’s contemplative love of nature is a key element of her artistic process. Her paintings often happen as she is hiking along the Oregon Coast, in the Cascade mountains and Colorado mountains, in the deserts of Utah and the small towns of New Mexico. A place or a sound makes her stop to smell the air, view the view or listen to the birds, the wind or the water… hear the land. The paintings become her visual journal, where she has been and what has grabbed her brush. These paintings are as if you are looking over her shoulder, seeing the world as she sees it.
Rebuilding from the Almeda Wildfire of 2020 continues to be the focus of featured artist Bonnie Morgan. She lost two buildings in the Old Town district of Talent and continues to make decorative metal art for the rebuilding of the historic Malmgren Garage.
Woodworker Dave Maize wanted to help with fundraising and has donated a group of ceramic jars that he commissioned Bonnie to make back in the 1990’s. Dave at the time lived in Talent and planned to make wood lids for the jars. But years passed with Dave focusing on carving custom wood doors and then jumping into guitar making, specializing in building acoustic bass guitars for musicians like Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and Adam Clayton of U2. Dave has phased out of guitar building but continues to sell instrument woods, takes on an occasional furniture project, and after all these years decided to make the wooden lids for Bonnie’s jars and donate them for the Malmgren Garage rebuild. All but one of the lids are native hardwoods, a few coming from street trees in the Rogue Valley, all chosen for their compliment to the glaze color and clay body. Imagine Bonnie’s surprise to hear from Dave after all these years and her feeling of gratitude for his collaboration and gift to the rebuild.
Decorative Metal Art
Working with debris left by the fire, Bonnie has taken the fire marked metal flashing from the destroyed building and cut out the stepped parapet façade along with different sized hearts. All the funds raised from the metal flashing go towards rebuilding Malmgren Garage and placing it on the National Register of Historic Buildings.