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Jessica is a contemporary, impressionistic oil painter, highlighting vibrant colors forms and natural light.

Moonlit River

Oak Leaf Studio invites you to come see new work by artist Leif Trygg. Located at 247 Oak Street between the Howard Hanson Gallery and Ashland Artworks, the studio is open every Friday and Saturday from 11am to 3pm, and by appointment.

“Come the Spring with All Its Splendor” watercolors by Charlotte Peterson

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Inspiration comes to me in so many ways: ~ vivid colors and shapes of spring flowers! ~ a challenge of trying something I have not dared to attempt! ~ a request from a friend! ~ words of a familiar song! ~taking a walk in the park! ~ spring green pastures and roadside hills! ~a collection lined up waiting to be noticed! I paint what I love: color, value, textures and shapes. Transparent watercolor with its unpredictable results is my medium of choice.      

Oil Paintings from Life, Spring renewal

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Featured artists, Gloria Kastenberg, John Kirk and Jo Ann Manzone display new work, wine by Platt Anderson Cellars, Music by Shake n’ Bake & Oregon CheeseCave will be featuring their cheese

Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following: High Yellow Redbone Blues, Jae Lamar, BFA Thesis Exhibition Unity, SOU Students and Community, Group Exhibition Best of the Best, Students of the Rogue Valley High Schools, Group Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, April 5th, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Refreshments provided Exhibition Dates: Art Building: April 5th, 2019 – April 18th, 2019 FRINGE: April 23rd -April 28th Marion Ady Building: April 5th, 2019 – April 26th, 2019 Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building): High Yellow Redbone Blues Jae Lamar BFA Thesis Exhibition With a title derived from two epithets for biracial people, this show illustrates my identity as an artist straddling two very different cultures. It’s a reflection on my experiences with mental health, race, gender roles and child-rearing, and how they’ve been influenced by my family (split between Republic, Washington and Charleston, South Carolina). Through this work I have realized that I am not “two halves” of one thing, but one whole “something else”. Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Unity SOU Students and Community Group Exhibition U·ni·ty Noun The […]

John Kirk

Can I Love The Clouds Too

Art photographer John Kirk’s new show “My Avian Friends” opens First Friday, April 5th at the Photographers’ Gallery in the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main, Ashland. Kirk views birds as flying works of art and his unique photographic style places them in their wild landscapes and domestic settings.

Please welcome David Nau for the months of April and May

David Nau I paint the vibrations of nature.  All matter vibrates at a particular frequency, that frequency can be influenced by its surroundings.  Water to ice, water to steam.  When different gemstones are placed together they form a symphony of vibrations. Like a composer writes sheet music, I paint the symphony with genuine gemstone and organic watercolor pigments.  

Essential Ingredients, paintings by Eve Margo Withrow

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A sense of adventure to explore the edge just outside the box
A sense of play for the creative journey
A sense of inspiration as each layer, each mark, and each surprise unfolds.

Artist as Poet

It’s time for Gallerie Karon’s annual show, showcasing artists who are poets and poets who are artists.

Deborah Oropallo, Dark Landscapes for a White House, video and photomontage

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Deborah Oropallo, Dark Landscapes for a White House, video and photomontages in conjunction with The Ashland Independent Film Festival and The Schneider Museum of Art. Artist talk April 11th

Fresh Textiles and Paintings for Spring

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In April, we feature our Associate Artist members, with acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne, hand-dyed scarves by Connie Simonsen, and weavings and encaustic paintings by Angelique Stewart.

Art & Spirituality – The Need to Create – a short lecture

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Sunday, March 31st 5:30 pm (45 min.) Art & Soul Gallery, 247 E. Main St. Wine and Cheese while you mingle and meet after the lecture Kevin Yell is a semi-retired teacher and minister, as well as a multi-media artist, with a background in theatre, dance, writing and design – and mathematics! Originally from the UK, he now lives in Portland, Oregon, where, among other things, he is an occasional spiritual director and popular guest preacher and workshop leader in things spiritual and /or artistic. He is currently the President of the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, and on the Board for New Century Players, theatre company. Kevin believes that the urge to create – whether art, cooking, gardens, or as a true teacher etc., – is a uniquely human activity: We are the only part of creation that continually uses external symbols to communicate. These “communications” often speak to our “Spirit” and our sense of “Spirituality.” They can also be seen as ways in which we mimic the fundamental nature of the Divine as understood in the Judeo/Christian story of Genesis. This Presentation will explore the two sides of the […]

Spring Is Pastel Season

Spring is here and Oak Leaf Studio is open again with new work by Ashland artist Leif Trygg. These colorful pastel paintings capture the beauty of the seasons in Southern Oregon.  Prints and greeting cards of selected works are available for sale.

“All in the Family” April 5, 2019 – July 1, 2019

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“ALL IN THE FAMILY” was inspired last Autumn when the staff at Ashland Natural Medicine (www.ashlandnaturalmedicine.com) realized that when we are not taking care of our amazing patients we find ourselves making art to unwind, to rejuvenate and to dive into our true selves.  The saying is authentic: Art is Life, Life is Art.  For us, art is essential to our personal growth and wellbeing.  It allows us to express ourselves in empowering ways that we cannot normally do in our everyday lives.  It gives us a stronger connection to life and our purpose here, now.  At Ashland Natural Medicine we are not just healers, but we are also jewelers, drawers, photographers, poets, digital artists and painters.  We come with many talents. This special show is a beautiful collection of who we are at the core and what we value.  An important guide in our mission statement says, “Family First”.  We stand behind those words because we strongly feel that if we do not take care of ourselves and our family first then we are unable to reach the potential of taking care of our patients at the highest level […]

Aaron Taylor – Life of Color

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Raised in Ashland, Aaron Taylor has recently returned to create and share new work. Drawing from an ever evolving appreciation for subtleties of style, line, and color experimentation, his silkscreen prints engage in an imaginative, elemental, and luminous aesthetic. His work will be on display from March 1 through April 30, 2019. You can also visit the artist in his studio space downstairs at the Ashland Art Center. On Friday April 5 from 5-7 Devitt Winery will be pouring complimentary tastings of their wine for First Friday.

Still Lifes and Landscapes

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Browse our gallery and meet the artists at Ashland Art Center. This month’s featured artists showcase still lifes and landscapes. Music, wine & SART will exhibit in our main classroom.

Fine Wines and Felines

Fine Wines and Felines Opens March 1

Gallerie Karon is announcing our 17th year! This show features all cats, wild and domestic. Liz Shepherd brings out her famous black and Persian cats, Judy Benson LaNier is showing her African lions and Jim Langhoffer finally found his puma to photograph in Washington State! Cats in all mediums fill out the show, a customer favorite.

We’re celebrating our anniversary with a wine tasting by Devitt Winery of Jacksonville and chocolate by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Devitt will be bringing three wines – Vionnier, Rosato and Aggie Dog Red. The Rosato is also known as ” The Butler Did it” and our own “butler” has one by his side at all times! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s fudge in four flavors will round out the celebration.

Added to the festivities will be live music by Dan Felman and Grant Ruiz playing Jazz to Flamenco. Come help us celebrate our 17th year!

Aaron Taylor – New Silkscreen Prints

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Raised in Ashland, Aaron Taylor has recently returned to create and share new work. Drawing from an ever evolving appreciation for subtleties of style, line, and color experimentation, his silkscreen prints engage in an imaginative, elemental, and luminous aesthetic. His work will be on display from March 1 through April 30, 2019. You can also visit the artist in his studio space downstairs at the Ashland Art Center.

Springtime at Ashland Art Works

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For March, we have new pieces by our member artists. For the First Friday Art Walk, we’re proud to feature three Ashland High School artists as a part of the annual high school art walk.

Darcie Sternenberg

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Darcie Sternenberg’s new show, A Black and White Canyon, opens on Friday March 1st at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center.

Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following: Still Lives, Justin Berry, Solo Exhibition   Herstory, Women’s Resource Center, Group Exhibition Layering Responses, Clee Ferris, Paige Gerhard, & Anna McGrath, Group Exhibition The Making of: Blindspot, Ben Gradel, Solo Exhibition Infinite Recursion, Kate Womak, Solo Exhibition Inked, Printmaking Class CVA, Group Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday March 1st, 2019 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Refreshments provided Exhibition Dates: March 1st – March 22nd, 2019 Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building): Still Lives, Justin Berry, Solo Exhibition For Still Lives, Justin Berry has composed two virtual still lifes, each the same, comprised of the same objects, as part of another inquiry into the passage of time in imaginary worlds.  Visitors to the gallery can reach out over two empty pedestals and touch the virtual objects, pushing them around and making them speak or sing or whisper, bringing them to life in ever evolving, and never fully predictable, ways.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Herstory, Women’s Resource Center, Group Exhibition Em·pow·er·ment, noun: the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights. Students and community of all identities […]

Millie Whipplesmith Plank, woodblock prints & Christian Burchard, sculpture

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Millie Whipplesmith Plank, woodblock prints celebrating biodiversity & Christian Burchard, madrone burl sculpture. March 1 – April 2. First Friday Opening Reception, March 1st, 5-8 p.m.

Featuring Art Students from Ashland High School

Featuring Art Students from Ashland High School
Works by Student Artists:

Mikhal Mesco Cruz McNamara Julia Petrone

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This month at Oak Leaf Studio, selected pastels from Ashland artist   Leif Trygg. This collection features the artists personal favorites from the years 2014 – 2019. Prints and cards of Leif Trygg’s artwork will also be available.

Ashland High School Student Art Show 2019

Ashland High School Annual Student Art Show FIRST FRIDAY ART OPENING: MARCH 1st, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm Light Snacks and Drinks Location: Ashland Natural Medicine 180 Lithia Way, Suite 103 541-414-7230

Plant An Artist

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Friday, March 1, Ashland Art Center will be launching “Plant an artist, watch them grow.” Our gallery will have space for children & young adult artwork among our other showcasing artists.

Watercolor and Illustration Meets Science

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Meet our studio artists and featured artists and photographers. Enjoy music, wine and browse through our gallery. We will be featuring a local student artist exhibit in the gallery.

East Meets East Part II

Our traditional show, East Meets East celebrates the New Year throughout the Asian World

Visit our latest addition, The Feathered Wing. One room filled with small, versatile furniture in period vignettes. The inner room a striking collection of Oriental furniture, antiquities and icons.

“Pictorial Lullabye”

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Lindy Kehoe’s fascination with the creative mystical process of her paintings. Landscapes depicting dreamy characters and animals can be seen throughout her work.

40th Anniversary:: Works from the Collection of Hanson Howard Gallery

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Join us in February for an exhibition of works from the Hanson Howard Collection made available for purchase at original prices. Opening February 1st 5-8 pm.

“Art & Soul Gallery Artists Small Paintings Plus One Exhibit” paintings by Art & Soul Artists and invited guest artists

"The Lioness" Acrylic on canvas by Jasmine Patten

This Small Works exhibition continues showing the creative expressions of participating Art & Soul Gallery Artists, in a variety for medium and genre, and their invited Guest Artists.

Debra Harder

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Debra Harder’s new show, The Comforts of Home, opens on Friday, February 1st at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center.

New artist Jesse Smith for the months of February and March

Artists Bio – Jesse Smith was born in Mt. Shasta City, CA in 1983. Having grown up in the Southern Cascades region, he has a close relationship with the area’s natural environments. Jesse has always been drawn to the outdoors. From camping in Northern California and Southern Oregon as a kid, to living out on a local golf course in the summers. He has always had an appreciation for the area, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that he took the path of capturing it and sharing it with the world. After college Jesse began his career as an accountant and raised his two kids, Kai & Orion, alongside his wife Andrea. He is a member of the board of Ashland Little League and enjoys sports and card games in his spare time.“

Shades of Blue: Dyeing with Indigo

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Learn about Indigo dyeing, meet our featured artists, Jennifer Anne Nelson and Photographer, Debra Harder. Music by Holly Gleason, wine by Platt Anderson Cellars. A fun evening for all!

Schneider Museum of Art Winter Exhibitions

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From Ignorance to Wisdom An exhibition in collaboration with Southern Oregon University’s Center for the Humanities Campus Theme: From Ignorance to Wisdom. Curated by Blake Shell, Executive Director of Disjecta, Portland, OR.             January 24th – March 16th, 2019 Opening Thursday, January 24th 5:00pm-7:00pm with a Members and Volunteers VIP preview from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Featuring: Robert Arellano David Bithell Cody Bustamante Miles Inada Robin Strangfeld Ryan Kitson Maria de Los Angeles Adam Batemen   Treehave Gallery: Suds Ur Duds / Fermentation Elastic Solo exhibition by Ryan Kitson January 24th – March 16th, 2019 Opening Thursday, January 24th 5:00pm-7:00pm with a Members and Volunteers VIP preview from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following:   it doesn’t look like paradise, Cara Despain, Solo Exhibition Sculpt It, SOU Sculpture Class, Group Exhibition Don’t Say Your Heart’s Not In It, Jae Lamar, Solo Exhibition Sadhana, Patrick Winfield Vogel, Solo Exhibition Medford Photography Collaboration, Lindee Newman & Collaborators, Group Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: January 11th – January 25th, 2019   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  it doesn’t look like paradise, Cara Despain, Solo Exhibition These paintings are pure carbon from burnt debris collected from the recent, extremely intense fires in California. These transformer explosion-induced fires leveled entire towns and burned thousands of acres in minutes. These events point to the larger phenomenon of increasingly severe and prolonged fire seasons in the western states–both in wildlife-urban interface zones and in back country areas. Landscape painting has long sought to idealize territories, often for expansionist purposes and this was particularly true in the American context. The paradises depicted in the paintings were both harbingers of the consequences to follow and denials of the realities of colonization, resource extraction, […]

Dan Elster

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Dan Elster’s new show, Wild Eyes, opens on Friday, January 4th at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center during the First Friday Art Walk.

East Meets East

Join us January 4th, 2019 for two major events at Gallerie Karon

Our traditional show East Meets East , celebrating the New Year

throughout the Asian World and the Grand Opening of

The Feathered Wing.Antique Thai Buddha

One room filled with small, versatile furniture show in period vignettes and the inner room, a striking collection of oriental furniture, antiques and icons.

“Small Works” Paintings by Art and Soul Gallery Artists

"Cascading" painting by Pam Haunschild

“Small Works” will showcase the artistic talents of Art & Soul Gallery’s Artists, as we present original art in a variety of genre and media. The show will be exhibited Jan. 2-Jan. 27 2019.

Travel Journaling with Watercolor

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Join us for First Friday, meet the artist, enjoy music by Hollis Peach and wine with Platt Anderson Cellars. Featured Studio Artist, Darlene Southworth, Featured photographer, Dan Elster

Bobbi Murphy

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Bobbi Murphy’s new show, Bittersweet: Yosemite 20 Years Later, opens on Friday, December 7th at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center and will run through January.

Please welcome Paula R. Fong for the months of December and January

“I have been fortunate to spend much of my career and recreation time exploring nature. It is fascinating to examine all the details, above and below ground, up close and from a landscape perspective. Every square inch of our natural world contains something artistically beautiful and scientifically interesting. I like to pick out one aspect of the environment and hold it up for inspection, with all its imperfections and variation. By changing perspective, focus, season and habitat, I have an infinite palette, and an unlimited source of inspiration.” Paula R. Fong received her B.S. in Biology from Denison University and her M.S. in Forest Ecology from the College of Forestry, Oregon State University. Her twelve years as a soil scientist and ecologist with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service gives her a unique perspective of the art in nature. Paula’s primary medium is watercolor with pen and ink. She has illustrated numerous scientific publications, plant and wildlife posters, trail guides, and interpretative trail signs. She lives on a mountain top in rural Southern Oregon.

A Study on the Transition of Life

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Nora Costley, Watercolorist, shares her artistic evolution through self discovery and the mystery of the universe.

Michelle Murphy: Plein Air at the Northern California Coast

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Plein Air painter Michelle Murphy Ferguson will be displaying recent oil paintings through the end of December, including several pieces that received awards at the Monterey Bay Plein Air Competition.

Gifts By The Gifted

Gallerie Karon’s December show features all of our artists with gifts for the holidays. Let us be your personal shopper – bring your list – we’re here to help.

Animal Crackers, A Gallery Artists Holiday Salon

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In December we continue our gallery artists holiday salon featuring works that honor animals. This show offers many options for those seeking exceptional gifts.

Winter Wonders Holiday Gift Show

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Give this holiday season a more meaningful touch with gifts created by local artists. We’ve been busy designing unique holiday creations sure to delight your friends, family, and yourself!

“Expressions” Watermedia paintings by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

"Portal to Summer Dreams" Watercolor by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Along with our Featured Artist, Art&Soul Gallery presents our new owner Peter Alexander Welch. Music by Beth and Craig Martin with Todd Ragland,

“Expressions” paintings by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

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EXPRESSIONS is an exhibition of watermedia paintings by artist Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass. This collection of Lynda’s paintings are focused on abstraction with rich textures, patterns and color

Winter Wonders Holiday Gift Show

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Give this holiday season a more meaningful touch with gifts created by local artists. We’ve been busy designing unique holiday creations sure to delight your friends, family, and yourself!    

“Light of Love” A stunning Collection of Paintings, By Harmonee Ashley

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Ashland Natural Medicine of Contemporary Art Presents “LIGHT OF LOVE” A Stunning Collection of Paintings by, HARMONEE ASHLEE FIRST FRIDAY ART OPENING: DECEMBER 7TH, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm LOCATION: 180 Lithia Way, Suite 103, Ashland OR Originally from Idaho, eight years ago Harmonee Ashlee found Ashland and realized this region of the world would become her permanent home. Harmonee has always lived her life immersed in creativity.   She enjoys using acrylics, oils and pastels as her favorite mediums.  For Harmonee, “Art for me is a path of discovery and healing. When I begin a painting, I don’t know what I am going to create. I surrender to the Muse and to Love, encountering soulful messages that unfold on the canvas, and then I develop what is revealed to me. This has become one of my primary spiritual practices as I play with the unknown, digest experiences, and deepen in my heart, and the heart of Creativity”. As an artist, she is most influenced by Freydoon Rassouli, who is her mentor and favorite artist.  One can clearly see his influences in her paintings. In addition to being a talented painter, Harmonee is a […]

Giving Tree Program at Ashland Art Center

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Meet our Artists, enjoy a 10% discount this First Friday weekend. Shop, sip, listen to music and Help a child in need by donating to our Giving Tree Program at Ashland Art Center.

Fiber Art, Photography and Paint

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First Friday Weekend Sale, Meet our featured artists, JoAnn Manzone, Susanne Petermann and Bobbi Murphy. Meet our studio artists, shop and enjoy wine and music at First Friday’s hot spot!

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Tiger Lily

Heinz Danzberger’s new show “Tiger Lily” opens Friday, November 2nd at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center. It is part of an ongoing project about the “State of Jefferson”.

Animal Crackers: Gallery Artists Pay Tribute to Our Furry and Feathered Friends

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Animal Crackers: Gallery Artists pay tribute to our furry and feathered friends, from the fun to the reverent, small pieces and large, 2D and 3D. This show will be up throughout the holidays.

Fall Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following: kōan, M.a.z., Solo Exhibition   Acts of Gradual Progression, Sheila Lam & Bridget Quinn, Group Exhibition   Feminine Strength, Madeleine Farmer, Clee Ferris, & Syd Rvinsky, Group Exhibition Interphalangeal Florals, Megan Ross & Syd Rvinsky, Group Exhibition Spoon Theory, Milo Sunday Violet (they/them/theirs), Solo Exhibition Sketch, Introduction to Drawing Students, Group Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, November 2nd, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: November 2nd – November 29th, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  kōan, M.a.z., Solo Exhibition   Presenting a series of photographed scenarios, encountered spontaneously while moving through public spaces, that produce “silent illuminations”- correspondences between human viewer, as subjective principal, and human-less site, as objective focus. By meditating on these images, one may recognize their own presence idling within.  Further contemplation awakens insight into the “non-duality of subject and object,” or the sound of one hand clapping.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Acts of Gradual Progression, Sheila Lam & Bridget Quinn, Group Exhibition   Acts of Gradual Progression is about longings to create genuine connections through vulnerability and creative exploration. Over the course of 6 months, Sheila Lam […]

Dia de los Muertos Frist Friday

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Ashland Art Center. Meet featured artists’s Janette Brown, Katherine Dron and Bridget Reynolds. Music by Frankie Hernandez. Wine, by Platt Anderson Cellars

Please welcome artist Linda J Dixon for October and November

Linda has been painting for more than 20 years and holds a BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma. She teaches painting and mixed media techniques to students of all skill levels.   Her creative energy alternates between several bodies of work, including: traditional oils, abstract acrylics, and mixed media. The use of vibrant color is a common thread connecting her various artistic expression.   She is represented by the Ashland Art Center Gallery and maintains studio 7 on the upper level. More information about her work and classes is available at ljdixon.com.     Artist Statement Enchantment I moved to the rogue Valley almost three ago and have explored my new environment through painting. This body of oil paintings reflects my enchantment with the natural beauty all around me. Capturing the essence of a subject is more interesting than recording every detail. I strive to convey the energy and luminosity animating each subject.    Rich color and the juxtaposition of transparent versus opaque color are prominent features in my work. Palette knives are often employed to keep the colors fresh and impart texture.

New Art for Fall

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This month Oak Leaf Studio re-opens its main gallery with paintings by artist Leif Trygg. Prints and cards of the artist’s work will also be on sale.  

Faces, Hidden and Revealed – Held Over!

Faces Hidden and Revealed – Held Over!
Masks, Puppets and Portraits

There’s a couple of twists to the annual mask and puppet show this year at Gallerie Karon. We’ve added portraits to the mix. That area will include work by Robert Paulmenn, Pam Danielle, Brooks Garden Hauschild and Richard LeVitt among others.

The most unusual offering is from a private collection of vintage ventriloquist dummies. It’s rare to see a grouping like this and all for sale!

Hand puppets are also in the evidence and many, many animals are represented. Other puppets are stringed marionettes.

Our extensive mask collection comes from all over the world. It includes helmet, face and shoulder masks. ( We have a few fun ones for Halloween wearing too! )

“Luminous”

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Linda J Dixon, local Rogue Valley Artist, exhibiting acrylics on canvas for October & November.

Claire Duncan :: Dialogs with the Anthropocene, acrylic paintings

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Claire Duncan responds to questions of what it means to be human in relation to the rest of nature by pairing elegant paintings of wildlife with images of environmental concerns.

“Mountains and More” Paintings by Carla Griffin

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Carla presents her exquisite, realistic Oil and Pastel paintings. Her expressive landscapes depict the world through her observations and vision.

Rogue Valley Views: Woodworking, Furniture, and Paintings

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Come see new offerings by painter Michael Gibson, who took inspiration from the Bear Creek Wine Trail, and furniture maker John Weston, who uses woods found and sourced in the Rogue Valley.

Fall Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening receptions for the following: Capturing Motion, Lindee Newman, Solo Exhibition Treasures of the Backroom, Curated by Madeleine Farmer & Paige Gerhard The Tiny Art Show, SOU Students, Alumni & Community Members, Group Exhibition Sam Marroquin: Social Conscience, Sam Marroquin, Solo Exhibition Altered Exposure, Anna McGrath, Solo Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, July 6th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: July 6th – September 21st, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Capturing Motion, Lindee Newman, Solo Exhibition Capturing Motion challenges the photographic ideal of clear, stoic imagery. The blurring, “imperfect” photographs have allowed a certain vibrance to come across… An energy that adds a dimension of continuance. Instead of a moment frozen in time, these photographs retain the motion and exertion of a past action. Each motion is specifically accentuated by the lighting. The lighting helps to suspend the motion and highlight the core of each action taken.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Treasures of the Backroom, Curated by Madeleine Farmer & Paige Gerhard Treasures of the Backroom reflects SOU’s educational history, particularly within the Art Department. Chosen based on color and aesthetic, the subjects […]

Mixed Media

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Marcy Greene’s Show, “When Women Were Birds,” Linda Dixon’s “Imagining Autumn,” Photographers Co-op Show and Riding Beyond, Healing Hearts collage making and musical guest .Trishna.

Schneider Museum of Art Fall Exhibitions

Featuring work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha, Patrick Collier, Carl Diehl and Susan Murrell

Secrets of the Forest

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Ten of Southern Oregon’s top photographic artists present their first group exhibition, “Secrets of the Forest”, at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St.

WANDERING THROUGH THE SENSUOUS

First Friday Art Opening at  Ashland Natural Medicine: 180 Lithia Way September 7th, 2018  5:30pm-8:30pm                                                            Abstract Artist: Meggan Baron WANDERING THROUGH THE SENSUOUS It will be a happy smoke free night! So come on out and meet the talented artist, Meggan Baron. Meggan is a graduate with a BFA from long ago when SOU was SOSC. She was also raised in Ashland and is so very exited to be showing her collection of art at Ashland Natural Medicine in her hometown. Her work is truly stunning. She is a master of transforming LINE and creating whimsical compositions that are filled with color, shapes and movement. Meggan’s art explores the nuances of the abstract mark using the mediums that she loves, acrylic and collage on muslin. With loops, whirls, spheres, circles and gestural line work, this art show invites you to wander through the sensuousness of that exploration. Meggan writes,  “My favorite medium is acrylic paint. On fabric I am using Jacquard […]

Female of the Species Part II

All Women Artists Invitational

Over 20 female artists are represented in this popular annual show. Part II opens September 7. The main attraction for this segment is the 6 1/2 ‘X 6 1/2’ photographic wall hanging of two giraffes taken by Judy Benson LeNier in Tanzania. This spectacular piece is the first of its kind to be shown for sale at Gallerie Karon.

Pam Danielle is back with two photographs of local males. There is also a portfolio of all the types of photography she does in her local studio – weddings to portraits.

Whitney Rolfe shows her latest work. Color rather than black and white and loose abstracts rather than tight geometries. She is now working in mixed media.

One of a kind hand painted, highly spiritual rattles trimmed with feathers, leather and beads that each have their own unique sound, made by Kelly Springer.

As you can see, Part II involves many new additions to this annual show at Gallerie Karon

Noriko Sugita: woodcut prints, Cheryl Williams: ceramic sculpture

Noriko Sugita, Sky, woodcut print

We will feature the work of Noriko Sugita and Cheryl Williams in September. Noriko Sugita is a printmaker who works with traditional Japanese woodcut in a playful way, with complex layers of color, form and mark-making. Sculptor, Cheryl Williams manipulates thrown ceramic forms into elegant, curving twists and circular shapes with often metallic or patina finish. Join us for a reception for the artists during the Ashland First Friday Artwalk, September 7th, 5-8 pm. Show runs September 7th – October 2nd. Noriko Sugita’s work depends on momentary inspiration, letting shapes and colors explore deep thought.  Inventive and animated, her use of shapes and lines suggests human emotion and relationships or elaborate fictional worlds. Sugita often layers thin pigments of saturated color along with active marks through a reductive woodcut printing technique. While this makes for small editions it allows for increased detail and color. Cheryl Williams was raised in California and spent time camping in the Sierra Mountains where she was influenced by the rivers, stones and light.  She moved to Oregon to start a career in the Arts in the early 1980’s.  After many years establishing herself as a […]

Gateways and Three-Dimensional Sketches

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Gateways and Three-Dimensional Sketches: Lorene Senesac’s Raku wall pieces, figures, & bowls, and wire sculptures by George Popa. Tradewinds Duo will play on first Friday.

The Art I Create, Creates Me

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Featured Gallery Artist Denise Kester: Story Art and How I survived the Smokey Summer or 2018. Featured Studio Artists, Jennifer Anne Nelson & Lisa Nelson’s Show: Elated Odyssey

Kate Geary

Low Tide

Kate Geary, a Ashland photographer, opens her new show Where Sea Meets Sand at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center on August 3rd during the 1st Friday Art Walk.  Her show explores the seaside beaches of Bandon and the Oregon Dunes near Reedsport, OR. The sea creates an ever-changing, often dramatic interface with the land.  It shapes wide sandy beaches, rough rock-cobbled shores strewn with shells and other gifts from the sea, or flat vistas strewn with towering rock formations.  The remote beaches of southern Oregon seems to go on forever and gives one a sense of utter solitude. But upon closer inspection, a multitude of sea-dependent creatures cling to the rocks in multi-colored tenaments exposed by low tide.   Wind is the sea’s partner is shaping the coastal landscape.  Where the sea has created fine particles of sand, the wind spins it into myriad, ever-changing shapes and designs.  At the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area one could easily imagine being in an exotic desert in far distant lands.  But glancing down, there are exquisite abstract designs at your feet.  Kate’s new show explores the intersection between sea and land on the dramatic Oregon coast. Kate has also […]

“New Beginnings” Paintings by John Lambie

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John works from a passion about mixing paints and colors that eventually takes me by the hand to the paintings desired destination. His paintings are full of hopeful optimism.

“Quantum Entanglement”

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Pam Haunschild, Wildlife Artist celebrating the “Year of the Bird,” with lush, textured watercolors depicting many species for birders and art lovers alike.

Please welcome new artist Dana Feagin for August and September

Dana Feagin is an oil painter based in Ashland, Oregon, using her art to raise money for animal charities. Dana is a board member for Sanctuary One, a volunteer for Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS), and an artist member with HeARTsSpeak—a global community of artists, shelter staff, rescue volunteers, and animal advocates working together to ensure that no shelter animal goes unseen. Dana is also a mom to three former shelter dogs and five adopted bunnies. More of Dana’s work can be seen on her website www.danafeagin.com or at the Ashland Art Center.  Images:  Lennon, Sanctuary One Calf

Outside the Lines :: Robert Koch, Peter VanFleet & Pamela Kroll, mixed media painting

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Robert Koch, Peter VanFleet & Pamela Kroll are three painters indulging in the freedom of playing outside the lines. Join us for a reception for the artists during the First Friday Art Walk, August 3rd, 5-8 p.m.  Show runs August 22nd – September 4th. Robert Koch Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks in Robert Koch’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, Koch takes the liberty to make his subjects humans or creatures inhabiting the same world. Having the appearance of quickness and even naiveté, Koch’s deft drawing skills mean each mark is playful and intentional at the same time. Peter VanFleet Part painting, part sculpture, Peter Van Fleet‘s work invites us to experience dimensionality, structure, and vibrant color. In this new body of work Peter has reworked paintings appropriated from other artists. He calls these paintings “Cowbirds”, referring to that bird which lays its eggs in another bird’s nest so that fledgling will be raised by the host. Pamela Kroll  Influenced by folk art, myth, and cultures from around the world, Pamela works with acrylic on paper, combining collage elements such as wires, beads, sequins, bird bones, and […]

The Female of The Species

Over 20 artists are represented in this popular annual show. Everything from photography to pastels, collage to mixed media and everything in between is available. Many of the artists will be here at Gallerie Karon to answer questions about your selections.

Whimsical Assemblage and Patterned Ceramics

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Elin Babcock:  Circles, Wheels and Cogs: assemblage sculpture and lyrical abstract paintings. Marydee Bombick: Ceramic trays for every occasion, and vases for every flower.

Julie Bonney

Caught In The Moment

Local photographer Julie Bonney’s new show, “Caught In The Moment”, opens at The Photographer’s’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center during the First Friday Art Walk on July 6.

Plein Air, Photography and Print

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Photographer Kate Geary’s new Show, “Where Sea Meets Sand”, New Art Center artist, Jeanne LaRae will be exhibiting her work in the upstairs lounge & Jenn Nelson is featured Gallery Artist.

Tom Hausken :: Siskiyou Painting, oil paintings

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Tom Hausken’s Siskiyou Painting will be exhibited throughout July. His oil paintings are abstracts of the landscape which portray a sense of place through paint.

Images Through the Eye of the Lens

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It’s been several years since Gallerie Karon has done an all photography show. Photography artists have become more and more important despite the realization that everyone has a cell phone with a camera. It’s a fact that a snap of your Aunt Maudy in front of the Taj Mahal or a cute selfie is not art. Our artists will inspire to take more time, care and possibly a lesson or two to produce really worthy pictures.

Included in our show are about 15 artists including Pam Danielle, Todd Davis, Jesse Widener and Jamie Lusch. Subjects include portraits, wildlife and scenes from Ashland and Africa. There are a full range of styles and techniques such as silver prints, color, black and white and prints on metal. There is inspiration to be found at this exhibit at Gallerie Karon!

Joyful Art Quilts and Pottery

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Featured this month are Claudia Law, an internationally recognized art quilter, and ceramic artist Bonnie Morgan, who specializes in decorative and functional pottery.

Summer Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the July First Friday and the opening receptions for the following: Andrew Youngblood, Entering the Infinite, BFA Thesis Exhibition    Taylor Sayles, Seasons, Solo Exhibition   Jessica Lee Findleton, Lacy River Botanicals, Solo Exhibition Paige Gerhard, Pour, Puddle, Smear, Crinkle, Solo Exhibition  Ben Gradel, Sanitary Flow, Solo Exhibition Sam Schuh, Tree Friend, Capstone Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, July 6th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: July 6th – September 21st, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Entering the Infinite, Andrew Youngblood, BFA Thesis Exhibition   Andrew Youngblood’s work is centered around the interaction between the binary opposition of control and chaos. In his thesis exhibition, he hopes to illustrate the constant tension between these polarized forces, and instill a heightened awareness in the viewer of their relative position amidst this balance. The large scale drawing is a manifestation of both extremes, and his interpretation of how these forms, in their isolation and intersection, can be represented through mark making.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Seasons, Taylor Sayles, Solo Exhibition   Seasons depicts the emotion and drama from one model throughout a variety of photo sessions. With this series, I […]

New Leif Trygg Landscapes

              During the month of July Oak Leaf Studio is featuring new landscapes by artist Leif Trygg. Working in a variety of mediums, Leif Trygg’s landscapes are iconic images of the American West. From Death Valley to the Oregon Coast, these paintings come from a lifetime of traveling in the Western States. Prints and cards are on sale at the studio.  

Plein Air, Photography, Art Talk and Trunk Show

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Artist Talk and Trunk Show with Tiffany Hokanson, featured artists Thalia Keple, Deb Van Poolen and Midge Black. Visit the busiest spot on First Friday! Art, wine and music

Schneider Museum of Art Summer Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions Summer 2018 On View: Wednesday June 6th – Saturday, September 8th Private Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2nd to coincide with the Museum Gala. RSVP Required Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Casta Paintings Douglas Melini, When the Moon Hangs on the Wall: Landscapes, Seascapes, and Abstracts Esther Ruiz, Hyperion Karla Wozniak, I Often Dream of Mountains   Heiter Gallery: Image caption: Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Mulata, Ink on Tyvek Collage, 80×40 inches, 2017 Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Casta Paintings Anchored in feminism, my work is informed by North and South American cultural forms that become fused together. My practice is a bicultural and trans-cultural experience; it speaks of difference and opposites. I grew up in Colombia and migrated to the US when I became an adult. Today, I make art in two languages dealing with the curious and extraordinary experience of roaming between these two worlds. Yet, there is an important piece of myself rooted in Colombia. I create visual expressions dealing with hybridity and syncretism that has taken place since the conquest of the Americas which is replicated and experienced in the migration process. I am currently creating a visual novel comprised of paintings, sculptures and mixed media that together, and in different […]

“Manifest Magik”

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“Art whispers, an essence, glimpse of our soul, it reflects connection to the universe & far off familiar dreams…a lasso cast out to stars, catch distant memories brought back to earth”.

Husbands, Wives and Lovers

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Inspired By Love

Art by couples, some working alone, and some creating joint projects. a good example is Shoshanah Dubliner and her husband Craig R. Comstock who worked on the same painting, brush stroke by brush stroke.

Raina Bradshaw contributes one of a kind using semi precious beads and Swarovski crystals.Roger Bradshaw has several different CDs, one solo and two with his band, 221 Fly. John Hauschild will also contribute several of his classic blues CDs and his wife, Brooks, will present one of her mixed media paintings. Several of our couples artists, have moved from Ashland but continue to share with us. This includes Jerri Cook ( porcelain portraits) and her husband,Bruce Barton (aphorisms, poetry and books)

These are just a few of our artists inspired by love.(Of course we never reveal who the lovers are!)

20 Year Anniversary Celebration

Knowing the Way by Ann DiSalvo

Studio A.B in Ashland is marking their 20th anniversary with a weekend celebration June 1, 2 and 3, kicking off the festivities during the First Friday Artwalk 5 to 8pm, and following that on Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to close. There will be new work by Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Bayard on display, and 20% off all items of art old and new. Starting at 9am Saturday morning, Todd Barton joins Bruce for their weekly Control Voltage Therapy music session in the courtyard. There will be tales of Doppler Dog and other Railroad District Mysteries, audio-video performances, photoshop demonstrations, and spontaneity throughout the weekend. Studio A.B is located at 621 A Street in Ashland

Jon Jay Cruson, landscape paintings and Robin & John Gumaelius, ceramic sculptures

Jon Jay Cruson, A Quiet Road, acrylic on canvas

The stylized landscapes of Jon Jay Cruson will be featured alongside the playful ceramic figures of Robin and John Gumaelius in June. Join us for a reception for the artists on Friday, June 1st 5-8 p.m. during Ashland’s First Friday Artwalk. Show runs June 1st – 29th. Jon Jay Cruson is a true West Coast artist. His paintings, stylized shapes, patterns and colors, are the result of much time spent studying the Pacific Northwestern landscape.  His style is unsullied by trends or fashions. While remaining representational, his paintings tend toward the abstract, a double pull that is one source of the creative tension in his work. His work is included in countless permanent collections including Portland Art Museum, University of Oregon Museum of Art and The Victoria Albert Museum, London, England. Robin and John Gumaelius, collaborating artists and husband and wife, create articulated human and birdlike sculptures. They combine ceramic, steel and wood as they form highly inventive sculptures that are often comical or bizarre. Elements of  children’s stories, religious icons, reliquaries, Medieval and Renaissance history, African skin decoration and  holy relics from Germany can be seen in their work. […]

John Christer Petersen

Bandon Blues

John Christer Petersen, a local photographer, opens a new show, Bandon at Waters’ Edge, at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center during the 1st Friday Art Walk on June 1st.

Please welcome artist Desmond Serratore for the months of June and July

Desmond Serratore is  devoting himself to Plein Air landscape painting.  Desmond has been influenced  the American  artist Frank Webb,  plus the Chinese watercolourist Wu Guanzhong. Desmond learned how to paint while employed as a billboard painter at a sign company. He began his recent adventures in art about 3 years ago after he retired in 2013. Desmond is a member of the Artists Workshop, the Southern Oregon Artists Guild, the Rogue Gallery Art Center, the Grants Pass Museum, the Southern Oregon Society of Artists and the Ashland Gallery Association. emai: dcserratore@gmail.com ph: 702-994-7818 website: www. desmondserratore.com

Unique Sterling Silver Jewelry

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Visit us this month for a new show featuring Liz Ellingson’s original and unique hand-fabricated sterling silver jewelry. You can also meet the artist at the First Friday Art Walk on June 1.

Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the June First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following: Andrew Youngblood, Entering the Infinite, BFA Thesis Exhibition    Keaton Garnett, Dialectical Existence, BFA Thesis Exhibition SOU Students, Annual Juried Student Art Show, Group Exhibition Matthew Spurlock, Silhouette Forest, Capstone Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, June 1st, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: June 1st – June 15th, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Entering the Infinite, Andrew Youngblood, BFA Thesis Exhibition   Andrew Youngblood’s work is centered around the interaction between the binary opposition of control and chaos. In his thesis exhibition, he hopes to illustrate the constant tension between these polarized forces, and instill a heightened awareness in the viewer of their relative position amidst this balance. The large scale drawing is a manifestation of both extremes, and his interpretation of how these forms, in their isolation and intersection, can be represented through mark making.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  Dialectical Existence, Keaton Garnett, BFA Thesis Exhibition The work surrounds the concept of dialectics, the reconciliation of conflicting or opposing ideas as simultaneous truths. These truths being experiences that either create connection to one’s self as well as […]

Coastal Photography, Watercolor, Pen and Ink Drawings

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Meet the artists, featuring Photographer, John Christer Petersen, Watercolor & Pen and Ink, Carolee Buck and Paula Fong. Enjoy music, wine and art!

John Kirk

Take Me With You

Local photographer, John Kirk’s new show, “Looking Back” opens at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center Friday, April 6th during the 1st Friday Art Walk.

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Artist as Poet
Artists are not always thought of as poets but in fact often are. Our show features both sides.

“Rogue Impressions and Beyond”

"Wine Country Wandering"
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Silvia Trujillo consistently produces original paintings that express her love of nature with different surfaces, approaches and subjects in her work.

Lewis Anderson, Marly Eidsness & James Hutchinson :: photography, sculpture and works on paper

Marly Eidsness, The Thinker, wire mesh

Lewis Anderson, Marly Eidsness and Jamie Hutchinson will be featured in May.  In this exhibit which includes photography, painting and metal sculpture each artist introduces us to new visions of the world through delicate and thoughtful fabrication and invention.  Join us for an artist reception on Friday, May 6th, 5-8 pm.  Show runs May 6th-29th.                 Lewis Anderson accurately describes his art as being somewhere between photography and painting, somewhere between East and West, somewhere between contemporary and ancient. The images invite the viewer to explore quiet moments in diverse, invented landscapes full of light and shadow and symbology that emanate a strong sense of peace, solitude and mystery.   James Hutchinson‘s intuitive landscape’s are inspired by Chinese landscape work of the 10th-15th centuries. The compressed space and obsessive lines give the impression of topographic maps yet glimpses of sky and distant mountains brings you back to a sense of environment, though not one that is familiar. These landscapes have the feel of fantasy. Marly Eidsness‘s wire mesh sculptures of birds assembled into shapes and poses we recognize as the majestic great blue heron […]

Water, Ice, Birds, and Blossoms

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Visit us this month for a new show featuring Tamara Enz’s photographs of water and ice and Cheryl Kempner’s metal and clay sculptures of birds and blossoms.

Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the May First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following:   Elizabeth King, 65° over 55°, BFA Thesis Exhibition    Caitlin McMorris, You’re Fine, Capstone Exhibition Paige Gerhard, Intentional Chances, BFA Thesis Exhibition Miranda Redhead, Haunted Hearts: Of Laments and Love, Capstone Exhibition Madison Reames, Exploring Self Identity: A Color Study, Solo Exhibition James Montes De Orca, Narrative of Hands, Solo Exhibition Jazmine B. Heard, Stars and Stripes, BFA Thesis Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: May 4th – May 23rd, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  65° over 55°, Elizabeth King, BFA Thesis Exhibition   Through my artwork, I want the viewer to understand the experience of what it is like to live in a modified world. By including larger than life paintings, sculpture, and video, the scale gives a sense as to how overpowering one event may have been. My work visits recurring themes of stiffness in mobility, as well as the emotional stress of the life alterations I coped with at a young age.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  You’re Fine, Caitlin McMorris, Capstone Exhibition My work holds a certain campy weight that […]

A Taste of Ashland Poster Signing

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Denise Kester will be signing her Taste of Ashland Posters during A Taste of Ashland at Ashland Art Center, Saturday and Sunday from 1-2pm.

2018 Oregon Fringe Festival at the CVA Galleries

GET TO KNOW THE ARTISTS!  Left Edge Collaboraitve Studio, Ashland, OR, Retzlaff Gallery     Ruth Lantz, Portland, OR, Thorndike Gallery  Ashley Clasby & Dr. Wilkins-O’Riley Zinn, Ashland, OR, Boise – Cascade Gallery  Out of True, Pacific Northwest College of the Arts M.F.A. Candidates, Portland, OR, Art Department Chairs Gallery    Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: April 24th – April 29th, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Left Edge Collaborative Studio, Ashland, OR   Left Edge Collaborative Studio, led by SOU faculty member David Bithell, is comprised of students from the Studio Art and Emerging Media and Digital Arts (EMDA) programs. Utilizing a wide range of skills including 3D modeling, fabrication, social media, documentation, coding, robotics, and music composition, this team of artists develops large-scale projects in interdisciplinary arts and technology.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  Ruth Lantz, Portland, OR  Ruth Lantz received her Master’s in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, OR. She has been featured in galleries at the University of Illinois at Chicago, PNCA, Washington State University Vancouver, Lower Columbia College (Longview, WA), Linfield College (McMinnville OR) and Governors State University […]

Home Portrait Program Kicks Off

Oak Leaf Studio artist Leif Trygg is offering home portraits. An original painting is a treasured family keepsake or a thoughtful gift. Includes a dozen note cards with matching envelopes.

Photography, Textiles & Glass work

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Glass Artist, Dan Seffinger will be demonstrating his process, Textile Artist, Jo Ann Manzone and Photographer, John Kirk showcase their work. Music and Wine tasting.

Debra Harder

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Photographer Deb Harder’s new show, A Viking’s Paradise, opens at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center on April 6th during the 1st Friday Art Walk. Come see beautiful Iceland.

Please welcome Cynthia Daniel Wolf for the months of April and May

The Animated Image

The Schneider Museum of Art’s Spring exhibition The Animated Image is in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The exhibition is co-curated by SMA Director Scott Malbaurn and AIFF Artistic and Executive Director Richard Herskowitz. This exhibition features artists: Matt Bollinger Chris Doyle Rick Silva Stacey Steers Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11th, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. On View: April 12th through May 12th, 2018 RoxyAnn Winery will pour wine at our opening reception for the exhibition. Image Caption: Chris Doyle. Still from Swell, 2017. 4K Digital Animation. Edition of 5 + 2AP. 10:12 minutes. Score by Jeremy Turner, performed by Flux Quartet. Sound design by Owen O’Neill. Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Randall David Tipton :: Nature Perceived, oil paintings

Randall David Tipton, Window, oil on panel, 26x24

Randall David Tipton, Nature Perceived, Pacific NW landscapes that expose and celebrate the fluid indeterminacy of land, light, air and water.

“The Charm of our Wonderful Little City” Watercolor and ink paintings by Lori Taylor

"Black Sheep on the Plaza" Watercolor and Ink by Lori Taylor

In this collection, Lori uses watercolor, ink and a bit of artistic license to capture the charm of this wonderful little city. You may discover reality has been augmented ever so slightly!

Textiles and Paintings: April at Ashland Art Works

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In April, we feature our Associate Artist members, including weavings and textiles by Angelique Stewart, acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne, and hand-dyed scarves by Connie Simonsen.

A New Season at Oak Leaf Studio

In April, Oak Leaf Studio reopens after it’s Winter hiatus with new paintings in acrylic and pastel by artist Leif Trygg. Featured are four new paintings including Honeymoon Hotel, an acrylic influenced by Trygg’s interest in architectural landscapes. And, Late Snow on Oak Street showing an Ashland neighborhood following a late Winter snowstorm. Prints and cards of Trygg’s new art and selected previous works will also be available. Oak Leaf Studio is open from 5-8 for First Friday on April 6th.  

Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the opening recpetions for the following:   Dewy, Past, Present, Future, BFA Thesis Exhibition    Sherry Amoore, Affinity, BFA Thesis Exhibition Reba Crawford Hayes, It Hurts, Until it Doesn’t, BFA Thesis Exhibition Kendal Cermak, Art Through Learning, Capstone Exhibition Madelyn Zarraonandia, Untitled, Solo Exhibition Sierra Burt, Climate Change Contemplations, Capstone Exhibition   Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: April 6th – April 20th, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Past, Present, Future, Dewy, BFA Thesis Exhibition   This work represents my life experiences, past, present and future. I use paint, paper and tulle to express the history of my plans that have been steady and those that have gone array. Color helps to echo the feelings I have when looking at these time periods. My viewers can see their own feelings and patterns playing out with the texture in each painting and hopefully reminisce on their own lives.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  Affinity, Sherry Amoore, BFA Thesis Exhibition My photography reveals and celebrates the intrinsic beauty of human emotion in intimate moments. I focus on the authentic nature of affection and explore the raw and tender expressions of deep […]

Holding Onto The American Hero

Chief Seattle, by Harriet Greene

PLEASE JOIN US  “HOLDNG ONTO THE AMERICAN HERO” ARTWORK BY:  HARRIET GREENE & MARTY GOLDMAN Open Monday – Friday :  9:00am-5:00pm Location:  Ashland Natural Medicine 180 Lithia Way, Suite 103 For More Information Contact: Samae Chlebowski at info@ashlandnaturalmedicine.com “Holding Onto the American Hero” is the newest art show at Ashland Natural Medicine that looks deeply into the vanishing icons of our country’s history. Over 10 years ago, Harriet Greene and Marty Goldman moved to the Rogue Valley bringing with them several thousand pounds of carving stone, published books, produced films and commercials, and large body of remarkable artwork.  Together these two work from their home studios in Talent, Oregon creating artwork that is meaningful,  thought provoking and crafted with such care and beauty. HARRIET GREENE Harriet created her stone cut print series titled, “Oratory of Eight Great Chiefs” because she was inspired and deeply moved by the speeches of the great American Indian Chiefs.  She states, “Numerous Indian tribes, Bannock, Shoshone, Snake, travelled through the Jackson Hole Valley to their final hunting grounds in Yellowstone.  Being in such close proximity spurred my interest to their plight and I needed to […]

Linda Lamore

With the current political climate, I see friends and family in turmoil. The need for hope and compassion, acceptance and inclusion, is needed now, more than ever. A willingness to pull together and move forward in a time of chaos is by far the largest hurdle. To fight against this chaos, I choose to show the positive possibilities.  In my artwork, I strive to express feelings of optimism, to convey courage, to give a sense of wonder. It is my wish that hope has the ability to conquer. 

Ashland Art Center, Artist Member Show

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Ashland Art Center Member Show March 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Featured Artists:  Shoshanah Dubiner, Micah Ofstedahl & Art Van Kraft     Shoshanah Dubiner Dubiner is an artist and designer whose creativity has found expression in a wide range of disciplines including costume design, museum exhibition design, computer graphics and animation, and fine arts painting (with gouache as her primary medium).  Since 2007, (after attending a class at SOU in cell biology), she has found artistic inspiration in the microscopic world.  A large reproduction of her “Dndosymbiosis:  Homage to Lynn Margulis” hangs in the Morrill Science Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Reproductions of her paintings about pollinators are installed near the beehives at SOU’s The Farm.  The originals of all these works are featured at SOU’s Hannon Library. Micah Ofstedahl My work invokes awareness of the complexity and beauty of the world around us, seen and unseen. To achieve this I incorporate lesser-known elements of nature and science into my paintings in addition to my creative interpretation of the unseen, mysterious components of life. Observable scientific subject matter may include microscopic views of single-cell radiolarians, the facets of a bee’s eye, or anatomy right down to the cellular level and beyond. I believe […]

Oil Painting, Watercolors and More…

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Featured Gallery Artist, Terry Frosini will be showing his oil paintings his show, “Things that go Together.” Also featured, Melody Blore, Studio Artist and Debra Harder, photographer

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Darcie Sternenberg, a local photographer, opens her new show, “ In Search of Bali Ha’i”, at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center at the 1st Friday Art Walk on March 2nd.

Fine Wines and Felines

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Fine Wines and Felines
Celebrating our 16th year with Devitt wines & Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolates.
Music by Dan Fellman and Grant Ruiz
More than 8 artists showing cat artistry

March:: Women in the Arts

Karen Staal, Are We There Yet, acrylic on canvas

March is Women’s History Month and we are celebrating the creative talent and voices of women in the arts, featuring the women painters, sculptors and printmakers of Hanson Howard Gallery.

Springtime at Ashland Art Works

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We have new pieces by our member artists, as well as work from some wonderful young artists from Ashland High School, who will be showing paintings, small tables, benches, and lathe work.

Art of Students from Ashland High School

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Art&Soul Gallery Features student artists Nicole Muller, Indi Reynolds and Sierra Kelly. We are pleased to exhibit a variety of genres and mediums created by our three student artists.

AHS Student Art Walk

We’re hosting AHS students Charlie Burr and Althea Moyer for March First Friday. Charlie’s work highlights the spectacular scenery of Joshua Tree. His use of black and white imagery makes an already unique landscape even more dramatic! Althea’s work focuses on portraiture through a variety of mixed media including collage and paint. Please stop in and check out our local budding artists’ work!

Oak Leaf Studio at Winter’s End

In March, Oak Leaf Studio reopens after a three month Winter hiatus and is showing new paintings in acrylic and pastel by artist Leif Trygg.

In a nod to his new interest in “architectural landscapes”, Trygg will show three new paintings he completed during the winter break. The first is “Honeymoon Hotel” based on a photograph taken over 30 years ago of the Pink Palace, or Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki.

Prints and cards of Trygg’s new art and selected older works will also be available.

Oak Leaf Studio is open from 5-8 for First Friday on March 2nd

Self=Truth 6 Student Artists: March 2-16, 2018

ANM Gallery of Contemporary Art is excited to host six very talented art students from Ashland High School.  Using oil and acrylic paints, graphite pencil, pastels and water color their collection of creativity delves into the world of surrealism, abstraction, still life and portraiture. Each artist is uniquely different and yet they all share the need and desire to express deeply who they are in their chosen mediums.  The art speaks their truth. Come join us for a festive art opening and meet these incredible artists! THE ARTISTS:  Indigo Magna, Reuben Fellman, Meredith Granger, Cruz McNamara, Claren Shields and Aaisah Clark WHEN:  1st Friday,  March 2nd, 2018 TIME: 5:30-8:30 WHERE: Ashland Natural Medicine 180 Lithia Way, #103  

Rust Obessions: Using Found Objects to create Art

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Featured Gallery, Ashland Art Center will be presenting “Rust Obsessions,” artists who use found rusted objects to create textiles, encaustic, assemblage and collage.

Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the March First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following: Kaylee Vanek, Divulge, BFA Thesis Exhibition    SOU Students, Faculty, & Community Members, Women in Action, Group Exhibition Reba Crawford Hayes, Kelsey Goldman, Jazmine B. Heard, Manya Orescan, & Ellie Peck, Poetry in Sink, Group Exhibition Ryan Evangelisti, Lost Places, Solo Exhibition Ben Gradel, Adventure in Motorcycling, Solo Exhibition Tristan Perrotti, Heartache, Solo Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, March 2nd, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: February 23rd – March 21st, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Divulge, Kaylee Vanek, BFA Thesis Exhibition   This work discusses interaction between person and everyday articles. Using video as my canvas, ceramic medium highlights the surface of common objects to make visible a transfer of information. Motion and contrast meet a constructed experience to slow moments and preserve certain occurrences. It is my intent to give us insight into our own reality and to ultimately celebrate the mundane.    Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  Women in Action, SOU Students, Faculty, & Community Members, Group Exhibition Women in Action celebrates the differing identities of women, in addition to their lived experiences and activism within society.   Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion […]

Dan Elster

The Wanderer

Local wildlife photographer, Dan Elster, opens his new show The Trickster at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center during the First Friday Art Walk, February 2nd.

Betty LaDuke :: Diversity, original painted panels and giclee prints spanning five decades

Betty LaDuke,Catch the Joy, 2018

Diversity will include new work from Betty LaDuke’s project, Social Justice, which shines a light on current challenges facing Native Americans and immigrant populations.

“A Retrospective”

"Tavira Balconies, Portugal"

Pat Moore, local Fine Art Photographer with “A Retrospective” exhibition of a collection from Portugal to Mexico.

East Meets East

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Gallerie Karon takes you on a journey to the Near, Far and Middle East this month.
Exotic jewelry, kimonos, Buddhas and Quan Yins abound! They are joined by ceramics, masks, and fascinating accessories. Gallerie Karon now features antique furniture specializing in small interesting pieces that will fit anywhere with versatile uses. Special performance February 2nd, 5:30-7pm by Tribal dancer, Zahara!

“In Love With Oregon” Watercolor paintings by Betty Barss

"Blue Joint" Watercolor by Betty Barss

My love of Oregon began about fifty years ago. There are always interesting and beautiful sites that excite me to get out my watercolors and brushes to capture my feelings of inspiration.

Wild Life Photographer, Dan Elster

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Meet the artists: Wild Life Photographer, Dan Elster, Painter, Wendy Bloom, and Fiber Artist Robbin Pearce. Live Music with Liz Jones.

Mata Ortiz Pottery- How it all Started

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In 1976, Spencer Heath MacCallum walked into Bob’s Swap Shop in Deming, New Mexico. There, among the battered pans and chipped china, he came across three, handmade, ceramic pots. Each was perfectly symmetrical, with red and black painted geometric designs covering the extremely thin clay walls.  He purchased the pots and took them back home to California. Over the coarse of the next month he couldn’t get the three pots or the unknown maker out of his mind. On his next trip back he asked  the owner of the Swap Shop if she had any idea who made them. She did not, but suggested that “Mexico would be a good place to start.” Spencer decided then and there he must find this artist. With only three pictures of the pots to go by, he set off through northern Mexico looking for this unknown potter. He assumed it must be a woman, as all the great American Southwest potters had been: Nampeyo, who revived the Hopi pottery tradition, Maria Martinez (Poveka) of San Ildefonso Pueblo, and Lucy Lewis of Acoma Pueblo. After a day or two of searching, they were given […]

Bobbi Murphy

Mobius Arch, CA

Bobbi Murphy’s show, Public Land Grab, opens at The Photographers’ Gallery at The Ashland Art Center on Friday, January 5th. Her show protests the shrinking of federal monuments and parks.

Please welcome featured artist Eva Thieman for January and February

Eva is a local artist who paints in oils and is best known for her artwork featuring the bears of Alaska’s Denali and Katmai National Parks. Additionally, Eva has produced a number of paintings featuring various species of owls and wolves. Educated in Riga, Latvia with degrees in both Biology and Art, Eva enjoys traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and the Rockies, submerging herself in the flora and fauna these beautiful regions have to offer. An avid birder and hiker, she discovered a passion for Oregon birds including Great Grey Owls, Northern Spotted Owls, Barred Owls, Barn Owls, Burrowing Owls and Great Horned Owls. Over many nesting seasons, Eva had numerous Great Grey Owl sightings, allowing her to observe this elusive owl. She studied young fledglings and adults in all seasons, perched secretly in trees at the edge of meadows. With her passion for nature, Eva has captured the realistic beauty of her subjects while opting for surrealistic, dreamy backgrounds. One not only sees the majesty of these animals on canvas but is also invited, by the artist, to “feel” the experience amidst soaring mountains, deep wooded forests and […]

Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the February First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following: Haley Summerfield, Of the Body, BFA Thesis Exhibition    Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students Club, Sofa Art, Group Exhibition Dewy, From Within, Solo Exhibition Sherry Amoore, Framily, Solo Exhibition Madeline Scannell, Interaction, Solo Exhibition SOU Figure Painting & Drawing Methods Class, Figure Forms, Group Exhibition   Opening Receptions: Friday, January 19th, 2018 & Friday, February 2nd, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: January 19th – February 14th, 2018   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  Of the Body, Haley Summerfield, BFA Thesis Exhibition   My work is visually exploring and recording the relationship people have with their bodies. Using a camera to perform interviews and using clay to capture points of connection while answering questions, it is my intent to create a dynamic and safe place for people to engage with the conversation surrounding the topic of body politics.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  Sofa Art, Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students Club, Group Exhibition Sofa Art is a series of multimedia artworks in which students come together to talk about art, and to create art.   Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building): From Within,  Dewy, Solo Exhibition […]

Gallery Artist Salon & Short Break

Robert Koch, Grannie's Back

We will feature our gallery artists through January 5th, after which we will take a short break to ready the gallery for 2019.

Robert C. DeVoe closing reception & Betty LaDuke :: Diversity, original panels and giclee prints

Betty LaDuke,Catch the Joy, 2018

Betty LaDuke, Diversity, original painted wood panels and giclee prints spanning five decades and five continents of an artistic career dedicated to diversity and social justice.

Happy New Year!

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Come visit us and celebrate the start of a new year!

“My Art” works by Alexis Wilson

"Night Sky" Mixed media by Alexis Wilson

My major focus is nature and wildlife preservation for which I have always had love and admiration. Art teaches me that mistakes are fixable and not everything must be perfect.

January 2018, Jennifer Jensen: AFRICA, Fashion & Photography

Jennifer Jensen uses African Textiles and Photographs  to capture the beauty of the animals, places she visited and the people she experienced while on Safari in Africa. She writes, "I was in the Garden of Eden".

ANM Gallery of Contemporary Art is thrilled to host local Ashland artist, Jennifer Jensen’s newest works of art titled:  Africa, Fashion & Photography   This exceptional show is a beautiful combination of creative expression and inspiration from her travels to Selous Game Reserve, in South West Tanzania where she photographed wildlife in the bush and then onto Zanzibar where Jensen purchased African fabrics to bring home and design her clothing. Line, color, shape and texture are just some of the strong art elements that weave together her clothing design choices and carefully selected compositions in each safari image.  The care and attention to detail in creating each clothing and photograph clearly makes a statement of her devotion and passion to her crafts. Each dress, each skirt each jacket, are wearable individual art pieces that are truly stunning.  These garments purposefully are hung on the gallery walls side by side with the photographs.  Together these two different mediums emulate a uniquely original show that ignites the  true essence of Africa’s wildlife, geography, textiles and culture. Meet the artist, Jennifer Jensen Please join us for 1st Friday Art Opening: January 5th, 2018 […]

Photographer, Bobbi Murphy shows new work

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Featured photographer, Bobbi Murphy’s “Public Land Grab” will be featured this month. Patrick Mc Kechnie will display his architectural work in the upstairs Lounge, “Walls of Ruin.”

Winter Exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art

Exhibitions on View: January 19th – March 17th 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18th 5:00 – 7:00 PM Anna Gray & Ryan Paulsen, Between the Beginning and the Middle  Maria de Los Angeles, Transcending Myths  Betty LaDuke, Social Justice Continued  Storm Tharp, Fierce Last Stand *image: Betty LaDuke, Standing Rock Water Protectors, Acrylic on shaped panel, 2017

Gifts by the Gifted

Gifts!

Our Holiday Show with over 30 artists

To name a few, Jim Langhoffer, Liz Shepherd, Diane Lea and Denise Hazleton

Affordable antiques, art & animals

Let us be your “Personal Shopper”!

Robert C. DeVoe, Realist Painter and Gallery Artists Holiday Salon

Robert C. DeVoe, White Roses, watercolor, 37.5x32.5

In celebration of Robert DeVoe’s painting career we have gathered a body of work from galleries and personal archives and are proud to host this exhibition at Hanson Howard Gallery to close out the 2017 season along with our traditional Gallery Artists’ Salon. Join us in a reception for the artists on First Friday, December 1st, 5-8 p.m. Exhibition runs November 24- December 30th. Robert C. DeVoe, master Realist Painter began his career as an artist with Hanson Howard Gallery in the early 1980’s and was soon receiving recognition and awards in national exhibitions.  An English Professor for 20 years at SOU, he retired early to become a full time artist. He has been included in major exhibitions and collections across the country throughout his long and successful career.  His painting of our local mountain range was chosen for the cover of The Artist and the American Landscape, a book sold in museum book stores. He is most noted for his extraordinary still life paintings.  His use of color, light and texture  embodies the finest attributes of the Realist Painting genre.  In the classical tradition, they represent life with authenticity.    

Winter Wonders: Holiday Gift Show Continues at Ashland Art Works

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Give this holiday season a more meaningful touch with gifts created by local artists. We’ve been busy designing unique holiday creations sure to delight your friends, family, and yourself!

Other Works

  Time Peace Red Scroll Tara Drifting in Time Horse on Wheels Copper Bird on Oil Can

Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

The CVA Galleries do not have any current exhibitions due to Winter Break. Stay tuned for new and exciting artwork being shown beginning in January of 2018!

“Gazing with Awe; Rogue Impressions and Beyond” Oil Paintings by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo

"On the Trail" OIl Painting by Silvia Rothschild Trujillo

These are paintings that communicate mood and a sense of time by coloring the light and shadow of each season, scene, or still life with a perception of beauty that begs for acknowledgment.

Large Scale Digital Works by Bruce Bayard

The Tempest

Three large digital prints including The Tempest are pulled out of storage for a new glimpse. The Tempest was created for the Shakespeare as Muse exhibit at the Schneider Museum of Art in 2004.

Oak Leaf Studio in the Fall and Winter

Beginning December, Oak Leaf Studio will be open on an appointment-only basis as artist Leif Trygg uses this period to create new art for the New Year. Focusing on his Home Portrait program, he will be painting several buildings and landmarks of architectural interest. Additionally, Trygg will continue to expand his portfolio of colorful pastel landscapes. His latest is titled Oregon Fall.

2nd Annual SOU Adventure Writing and Photography Class Display

Come and enjoy 27 SOU Outdoor Adventure Leadership (OAL) students’ adventure photos and stories. For 10-weeks students learned the art of composition; manipulating light through aperture, ISO, and shutter speed; and telling their story. They honed their skills to explore their natural environment though the medium of adventure, a camera, and words. Conveying meaning though creative writing and stunning photography allows a wide range of people to momentarily step into the world of adventure. And for an OAL major, there is nothing more important the igniting a passion for exploration. Inspiration can often happen from a single photo, or a poetic phrase. Let these SOU OAL students light your fire for adventure.  

Pueblo Storyteller Pottery

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Helen Cordero of the Cochiti Pueblo is known as the first person to make a storyteller doll. The people of the Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico, situated between the Rio Grande River and the Jemez Mountains, have been making distinctive pottery featuring black designs over the top of layers and layers of white clay slip for over one thousand years. Traditionally the potters of Cochiti made useful items such as pots, bowls, and other containers. They also made small figures of animals and people. Some of these figures were decorative. Others were used for ceremonies. One of the most common was a mother holding a child. These mother-child figures were known as “singing mothers” because their mouths were always left open to let the lullaby out. In 1964, drawing on the “singing mother” motif, Helen created a clay figure based upon her grandfather Santiago Quintana. Mr. Quintana was a renowned pueblo storyteller. What she most remembered about is seeing him with lots and lots of grandchildren, like herself, climbing on him, begging him for stories, a request that he almost never refused. He told stories of Coyote, Rabbit, and Badger, […]

Acrylic & Mixed Media art by Bridgett Reynolds & Linda Dixon

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Acrylic & mixed media artists, Deb Van Poolen, Bridgett Reynolds & Linda Dixon are featured artists. Photographer Kate Geary and young clay artists are also featured this month.

Please welcome new artist Omari Mdimi for the months of November and December

Born in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania, East Africa, Omari Mdimi (Ommy) was introduced to art while attending Secondary School in Bagamoyo on the shores of the Indian Ocean.  While there he met many local artists and other young men like himself who wanted to learn a trade upon finishing Secondary School.  He was introduced to Bagamoyo Sculpture School and was accepted to learn the crafts of painting, drawing, wood sculpting, casting, music and English.  The school was started by an NGO to give young artists a chance to learn artistic skills.  It was free for those willing to study and provide their own room and board. Ommy was a student at Sculpture School for three years where he developed his unique abstract painting style. His use of vibrant, bold colors along with sometimes bizarre characters leaves you wondering where they come from.  His paintings bring to life the stories, beliefs and folklore of Tanzania. Their central themes include friendship, the oneness of all living things, and the natural balance in the universe. He met his wife in 2008 in Bagamoyo Tanzania. Ommy moved to California in 2011 and eventually to […]

Fall Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the November First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following: A Light That Never Goes Out, Aimee Dahlin, BFA Thesis Exhibition    My Studio, Danielle Olsen, Capstone Exhibition Natural States, Kelsey Goldman, Solo Exhibition Lessons, Dewy Burton, Solo Exhibition Transcendence, John Cimperman, Community Member Exhibition Rainbow Warriors, Sherry Amoore, Solo Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: November 3rd – November 29th, 2017   Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building):  A Light That Never Goes Out, Aimee Dahlin, BFA Thesis Exhibition   This series takes the complex topic of intimate partner violence and attempts to expose the rawness and pain which is often kept hidden. In these pieces, it felt important to keep a quality of beauty that is ever present through even the harshest of circumstances – a light that never goes out. It is meant to be shocking, beautifully distorted, and to be reminiscent of cyclical punishment and redemption.   Thorndike Gallery (Art Building):  My Studio, Danielle Olsen, Capstone Exhibition Welcome to My Studio, a place where the mind goes to simply exist. With a combination […]

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Faces Hidden and Revealed

Masks, Portraits and Puppets

masks from all over the world

puppets in all their configurations

portraits by 5 different artists

Photo Cascadia & Penelope Dews :: Seven Photographers on Atmosphere and Wood Fired Ceramics

Chip Phillips, Wizards Hat, Bandon Oregon

Photo Cascadia, 7 photographers from the Pacific Northwest that photograph the beauty of the outdoors around the globe and Penelope Dews, ceramic artist, new wood fired ceramic work.

Winter Wonders: Holiday Gift Show at Ashland Art Works

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Give this holiday season a more meaningful touch with gifts created by local artists. We’ve been busy designing unique holiday creations sure to delight your friends, family, and yourself!

“An Assortment of Dogs” Paintings by Nancy Zufich

Banjo at the Beach painting by Nancy Zufich

Inspired by the endless variety of sizes, breeds and colors of Ashland’s dogs I see on my daily walks, I have been sketching and painting them over the last few months. Come and enjoy!

First Friday Art Walk November 2017

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Join us for a fun evening of art, music and wine. Meet our studio and featured artists, Julie Bonney, photographer, Thalia Keple, Weaver and MIdge Black printmaker and painter

Faces, Hidden and Revealed

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Faces, Hidden and Revealed
Masks, Portraits and Puppets
Portraits by 5 of our artists, masks from all over the world and puppets in all their configurations

Fall Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the October First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following: Project 562 Campus Collection, Matika Wilbur, Community Member Exhibition The Tiny Art Show, SOU Students, Faculty, and Rogue Valley Community Members, Group Exhibition   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibition Dates: October 6th – October 25th, 2017   Retzlaff and Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): Project 562 Campus Collection, Matika Wilbur, Community Member Exhibition Matika Wilbur, a leading young photographer from the Pacific Northwest (Tulalip and Swinomish Tribes), has traveled more than 100,000 miles in the United States over the past five years, acquiring extraordinary portraits and remarkable narratives in her quest to visit and photograph people from every federally recognized sovereign Native American tribe (562 at the start of her project, now 567). Project 562 examines the Indian image across socioeconomic and intergenerational spectrums, from tribal to hardcore urban, traditional elders to enduring teens. The Project 562 Campus Collection features 15 of Wilbur’s Native American portraits, accompanied by stirring narratives from select sitters. Matika Wilbur, photography (Courtesy of artist)   Meyer Memorial, Art Department Chairs, Boise-Cascade, and JELD WEN Galleries […]

Drawing on the Dream :: Original Prints & Book Signing by Denise Kester & Illustrated Ceramics by Julia Janeway,

Denise Kester, Guaudian Angels Know How to Mend a Broken Heart, monotype

Drawing on the Dream we will feature original monoprints and debut of new book by Denise Kester along with the vibrantly illustrated ceramics of Julia Janeway.

Patterns and Pathways: The Beauty of Geometry and Nature’s Landscapes

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Visit us for “Patterns and Pathways: The Beauty of Geometry and Nature’s Landscapes”, featuring Claudia Law’s art quilts and Elin Babcock’s geometric paper tiles and new assemblage works.

Jemez Pueblo Potter Pauline Romero

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Jemez Pueblo potter Pauline Romero has been producing pottery for over 35 years. Pauline has won awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, New Mexico State Fair and Intertribal Indian Ceremonial.

Brooklyn Tweed Meet & Greet

Saturday, October 28: Meet Jared Flood, American knitwear designer, photographer and founder of Brooklyn Tweed. Jared will be here to share his inspiration and the history of Brooklyn Tweed yarns. Join us at 11:30am to hear the story of Brooklyn Tweed. Pre-registration is required; includes a seat and a drawing entry for a Brooklyn Tweed gift. Limited Seating, register early. $10.

Shibui Fall Preview & Trunk Show

Join us on Friday, October 6th for our Shibui Fall Preview & Trunk Show. All day, designer Shellie Anderson and Sales Manager Sandy Barnes will be in the shop to help you pick the perfect Shibui project. They will share their insights into finer, yarn combinations, and Shibui designs. From 5-7pm, we are hosting a Private Shibui Party and Fashion show. Food, drink, yarn sampling, door prizes and social time. Wear a Shibui piece you have knit in the fashion show and get a special Shibui gift!

Fall Exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art

Loren Munk, “The Pollock Matrix” (2009) oil on linen, 20 x 30 inches

Nathaniel Meade and Loren Munk, both from Brooklyn, NY and the late Clifford Wilton, who lived and worked in Ashland, OR, to present solo exhibitions alongside Highlights of the Permanent Collection this fall.

Swallows for Ashland Open Studio Tour and Hanson Howard Show

Julia Janeway hand carves swallows on clay.  This piece will then be fired twice and part of her show with Denise Kester at Hanson Howard Gallery the month of October 2017.

The smoke has cleared a bit in the Rogue Valley, but I’m still firing pieces about swallows for two upcoming exciting events: my show with printmaker Denise Kester at Hanson Howard Gallery during the month of October. And the Ashland Open Studio Tour, which will be the weekend of October 14-15, from 11-4 each day. I will be doing a demo of my carved work and welcome you to come visit me in my home ceramics studio!

October Spotlight Ashland Art Center

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October Spotlight on Ashland Art Center. Featured Artists include John Christer Petersen, Elaine Frenett, Janette Brown and Daniel Seffinger who will demonstrate his glass making techniques

The Female of the Species Part II

Light Touch by Janet Patterson

The Female of the Species Part II
Judy Benson La Neir

Gloria Kramer

Liz Shephard

Diane Lea

Jenwah

and many others – mixed mediums

Forma :: New Work by Claire Duncan & Christian Burchard

Claire Duncan, Solitary Persistence, acrylic on panel

Forma:: form, shape & beauty, Claire Duncan (paintings) and Christian Burchard (sculpture). New work that both reveres and responds to the beauty that nature offers.

“The Birds and the Bees” Paintings by Pamela Haunschild

Pam has created a series of bird and other pollinator paintings that are colorful and highly textured and speak to the beauty of these pollinating animals and the plants they pollinate.

Locally Made: Furniture, pottery, and jewelry made with local materials

Ceramic teapot by Bonnie Morgan

Featured this month are new offerings by furniture maker John Weston, decorative and functional pottery by Bonnie Morgan, and sterling silver and stone jewelry by Liz Ellingson.

Mixed media paintings by Native American Farrell Cockrum

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  In September, American Trails will be highlighting the work of Blackfoot artist Farrell Cockrum. Farrell’s great passion in life is informing the world of his rich, Native American heritage through his contemporary works of art. Steeped in the traditions and culture of his native ancestors, Farrell captures the spirit of the Blackfeet Nation in each of his unique and colorful paintings. Vivid color, rich texture and striking subject matter are core ingredients in a Farrell Cockrum painting. Farrell’s captivating subjects include native figures and honored wildlife; such as the majestic eagle, the American bison and the strong, silent western bred horse. Add a touch of abstract expressionism and streaming colors of a Blackfoot Chief and you are entering Farrell’s world. Farrell studied at art at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe in the early 1980’s. He is very well known throughout the southwest and collected across the world. He lives and paints in Albuquerque.

First Friday Art Walk, September 1, 2017

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Featured Artists Darlene Southworth and Jo Ann Manzone share their work along with our Studio Artists. Come meet the artists and join us for wine, music and fun.

1970’s Kachinas and Lelooska Dolls

  American Trails is proud to highlight the collection of 1970’s Hopi Kachina dolls and NW Coast dolls made by Shona-hah from Ricky and Linda Miller. Here is how Ricky described the relationship between his father and the Hopi artists: My parents were in Scottsdale, AZ looking at Kachina’s in the stores, and my dad wanted to meet an artist.  One of the owners of the store put him in touch with Joe Gash.  So they went out to the third mesa to Joe Gash’s home.  He met and liked him very much,  purchased a Kachina from him that day.  After my dad returned home, he began to correspond with Joe Gash.  He  had a couple of Kachina doll books and would look through them and would find a doll that caught his eye; hence, he would write to Joe Gash and ask him to carve it for him.  A couple of months later, it would be delivered to his home.,  This is how he dealt with the purchases from him.  After receiving the doll, he would send a check with an order for another one, along with any embellishments […]

Please welcome featured artist Joyce Feigner for the months of August and September

Joyce Feigner      Artist, Nature lover, student of life, farmer and Modoc native, I find my inspiration in the natural beauty of the world and all living things.      My intention in creating my art is to reveal a certain spirituality or magic, often with a whimsical aspect.  I love to make the viewer smile when looking at my work.      I hold a degree in Fine Arts and taught art to children until retirement. I still enjoy teaching kids.  Passing on knowledge of art and inspiration to them completes the “color wheel” of my life.      Creating art is like breathing air, I can’t live without it!

The Beautiful World of Photographer Tamara Enz and Sculptor George Popa

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Introducing our newest photographer Tamara Enz and sculptor George Popa, two artists who portray the natural world with love and insight.

The Female of the Species

Light Touch by Janet Patterson

Female of the Species – All Women Artists Invitational
over 20 artists – mixed mediums

Gloria Kramer

Liz Shephard

Diane Lea

Jenwah

and many others. mixed mediums

TRUE STORIES :: Sara Swink & Robert Koch, paintings and sculpture

Sara Swink, Bring on the Rain

Hanson Howard will be featuring, True Stories, the whimsically narrative sculptures and paintings of Sara Swink and Robert Koch this August.

Plein Air works by Ann DiSalvo; The Weekly Press Revisited by Bruce Bayard

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Ann DiSalvo recently spent a week on the Oregon coast creating plein air paintings which are featured this month along with The Weekly Press Revisited, digital prints by Bruce Bayard. The act of painting outdoors, en plein air, has been a tradition for centuries. Ann battled the challenges presented by the elements of wind and sun, as well as curious onlookers who would not normally be present in a studio situation. Her reading of the book about composition by Arthur Wesley Dow reinforced her personal concepts and understanding of composition; where to place elements to create visual harmony, color, and contrast. These works will be part of a larger exhibition at the Rogue Valley Manor in May of 2018. Come take a sneak preview. Bruce has been studying the series he completed in 2010, finding new insights into how his previous work informs new video explorations. The series, comprised of 1000 still images became the turning point in his career, establishing his interest into time-based art. The current exhibition consisted of original size prints and a new larger format.

“Following the Circuitous Thread” paintings by Eve Margo Withrow

"Sky Lake Moon" Mixed water media painting by Eve Margo Withrow

Many of my favorite and most exciting works are the result of finding imaginative solutions to things run amok. I play and adventure with my expressions. Following threads here and there.

“Following the Circuitous Thread” paintings by Eve Margo Withrow

Many of my favorite and most exciting works are the result of finding imaginative solutions to things run amok. I play and adventure with my expressions.

First Friday Art Walk, August 4, 2017

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First Friday Art Walk, August 4, 2017. Featured Artists: Photographer, David Lorenz Winston; Studio Artists, Candy Wooding, Paul Littell, Robbin Pearce & Gallery Artists, Linda Dixon & Dev

Laurel Bustamante, Élan Chardin Gombart, Kelly Brand & Alexandra Opie :: Supernaturalistic

Laurel Bustamante, All the Little Live Things, acrylic/gouache on panel

Paintings by Laurel Bustamante, Kelly Brand and Élan Chardin Gombart alongside photographic tin types by Alexandra Opie range from micro to macro realities with a heavy dose of imagination.

Robert Paulmenn

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Robert Paulmenn – One Man Show
It’s been some time since Robert moved to Astoria with his partner, Mary Lou (although we’ve continued to carry his work). This show exhibits his latest work.

Leif Trygg’s Perspective on Nature

Multnomah Falls

Showing both long-distance and up-close views of natural landscapes allows Oak Leaf Studio artist Leif Trygg to show both intimate details and broader settings. This month Trygg debuts two new paintings. Multnomah Falls is a pastel picture while June Blooms was created in acrylic paints. Both will be on display during the month of July.

“Color” Paintings by Dixie Kinser

"August Moon" by Dixie Kinser

I believe that painting should be a refreshing exploration for the artist and the viewer.  Each painting reflects different combinations of color, style and focus.  

Right At Home With Creations By MaryDee Bombick and Angelique Stewart

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Marydee Bombick’s pottery ranges from functional pieces to more whimsical items, many for the garden. Angelique Stewart weaves beautiful tea towels, table runners, scarves and shawls.

Pam Stoehsler

American Trails is proud to have Pam Stoehsler as our featured artist of the month. Pam portrays close encounters with nature, and gives you a view of wildlife not often seen by the casual observer. Her exquisitely detailed and realistic portraits of birds and animals bring to life natures secret moments. The artist grew up in the small northern California town of Adin, where country living prevailed and wildlife was abundant. She now lives in Klamath Falls, the west’s largest flyway for northern bird migrating to California and Mexico, offering Pam a unique opportunity to photograph and observe a large variety of birds and other wildlife. Some of Pam’s many achievements include: winner of the Oregon Upland Gamebird Stamp in two consecutive years, 1995 and 1996, California Upland Gamebird Stamp in 1997, Oregon’s Ducks Unlimited Artist of the year in 1998, California Upland Gamebird Stamps in 2000-2001 and 2002-2003. She was also awarded the opportunity to create three paintings depicting early coastal life of the Coos, Lower Umpqua ( of which she is a member) and Siuslaw Native Americans. The paintings are displayed in the Coos Bay, Oregon tribal office. […]

Summer Exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art

Amir Fallah, Adventure Awaits, 2016 Acrylic, colored pencil and collage on paper mounted to canvas 60 x 96 inches

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Schneider Museum of Art is presenting solo exhibitions of four artists who have achieved high recognition in the art world: Tofer Chin, Amir H. Fallah, Ryan Schneider, and Liz Shepherd. The exhibition will be on view through September 9, 2017.

First Friday Art Walk, July 2017

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Ashland Art Center, First Friday Art Walk: Featured artists: Darcie Sternenberg, Melody Blore and Denise Kester.

Husbands, Wives and Lovers

Love & Creation

Art by couples Diane and Leonard Lea, Rebecca Gabriel and Jonah Bornstein, Judy and Mike La Nier, Bruce Barton and Jerri Cook among others.

Music by: Allison and Victor

Five Decade Retrospective

Zabriski Point Death Valley, 1970

For the month of June Oak Leaf Studio is hosting a retrospective of the work of Ashland artist Leif Trygg. In a nod to the past, the show features drawings, paintings and mixed media created since 1966 until today. Known for his landscapes of Ashland and Southern Oregon, Leif Trygg began his career as a graphic artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. He started and ran an advertising design firm that thrived helping high tech startups in the Silicon Valley area. He later worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for several technology companies as well as retailers. Since moving to Ashland in 2006, Leif has focused on creating his own fine art. In 2014 he opened Oak Leaf Studio as a place to produce art as well as showcase it. In a nod to the future, on First Friday, June 2, from 5pm to 8pm, Oak Leaf Studio is proud to host Nan’s Raw Goods, our partner during A Taste of Ashland. Nan produces raw, vegan, gluten-free food that is incredibly flavorful. Our personal favorites are the White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Truffles and the Orange Ginger Glazed Donut Holies. […]