Hanson Howard Gallery

89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520



Hanson Howard Gallery has been representing contemporary northwest artists working in diverse media with unique visions and strong independent voices since 1979. We maintain our reputation through the strength of our artists and the integrity of our gallery family. Exhibitions change throughout the year.

Currently Featured:

September & October Exhibition :: Tom Hausken

Tom Hausken, Residual II, Mixed Media

Tom Hausken, Residual II, Mixed Media

September & October Exhibition :: Tom Hausken

September 16 – October 22

First Friday Art Walk Reception:

October 6, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Appointments are available too.

About the Exhibition:

This month’s exhibition features minimal and abstract paintings by Tom Hausken. Tom loves to work and rework his paintings, whether it is scraping, layering, or cutting. Using a variety of materials including traditional oils, industrial coatings, graphite, paper, and canvas, the process of applying pigments to various substrates is of great interest to him. Accepting flaws, erasures, and concealments as necessary, Tom always employs chance. While the forms and colors are abstracts of the landscape that he lives in, he avoids including details that would imply a specific place. Instead, he portrays a sense of it.

About the Artist:

Tom Hausken was born in Minneapolis in 1962. He matriculated Cum Laude from Seattle Pacific University in 1985 and continued post baccalaureate studies in Drawing and Painting at the University of Washington in 1987. Tom has twice received full fellowship residencies at The Vermont Studio Center, the Clowes Fellowship, and the Pollack Krasner Fellowship. In addition, he was Kanyer Foundation Artist in Residence at the Yakima Valley Museum in 2017 culminating in a six month solo exhibition with a printed catalogue. A video of his Artist Lecture was produced by TEDx Yakima in conjunction with his YVM Residency. Tom is currently painting in his studio in the Ahtanum Valley in Central Washington State. His work is widely collected and included in both public and private collections.