Autumn Art in Multiple Mediums


October theme is Autumn color, texture, warmth in layering and the merging of foliage with art. Katherine Dron & Jeanne La Rae are featured artists. Bonsai Society exhibit in main classroom along with Ikebana.

“Floral Gardens” oil on canvas by Alice Niemiec

"Peony Flower" Oil on Canvas by Alice Niemiec

“The beauty of flower gardens have inspired me since I was a child. I love to watch the flowers dance in the bright sunshine.” Alice Niemiec

The Female of the Species Part II

Our traditional invitational all women artists show continues through September. Our biggest show of the year, this is part two. Over twenty artists in all mediums are represented and part two features some changes.
The highlight of the First Friday Art Walk (Sept. 6) will be Middle Eastern dances by Zahara, professional dancer and her musicians! We welcome the opportunity to share her exotic and graceful dance movements with you.

Sarah Bronson had brought in more of her handmade cards in a Goddess theme. The Downton Abbey tribute continues with the addition of an unbelievable menu (in linen) for a feast for the Prince Regent in 1917 (36 entries!) Adele Hiles shows animal boxes based on her paintings of tigers and cheetahs. Jewelry by Karen Wasser uses replicas of the same paintings in one of a kind pendants. Janet Patterson shows another one of her prize winning pastels.

Please welcome Jon Del Secco for the months of September and October

Jon Del Secco is an engineer, photographer, film producer & adventurer based out of San Francisco. He spent several years living in Southern Oregon and is delighted to return for this showing. Jon is incredibly grateful that he is able to experience so much in life. It keeps him motivated for new adventures and it inspires him to share these experiences with others.  Jon strives to capture authentic moments as they unfold before him, rather than creating contrived composites. Whether working on a commission or on his own free time, you will always find him with a camera in his hand. Jon is available for work worldwide.  To get in touch, please visit or on Instagram at @delseccoj

Robert Schlegel, painting & Penelope Dews, ceramic sculpture

Robert Schlegel, Houses on Water, acrylic on canvas

Penelope Dews, ceramic sculpture & Robert Schlegel, painting. September 6th – October 1st. Artist Reception: September 6th, 5-8 pm

From the Ground Up – Clay and Wood Artistry

Functional ceramic teapot by
Bonnie Morgan

Our Featured Artists this month are Bonnie Morgan and John Weston, highlighting Bonnie’s beautiful functional and decorative ceramics with John’s luscious wood furniture and cutting boards.

Dan Elster

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Photographer Dan Elster’s new show, Sentinel of Old Growth, opens at The Photographer’s Gallery at Ashland Art Center Sept. 6 for the First Friday Art Walk and through September.

The Importance of Water

Pastel artist Leif Trygg of Oak Leaf Studio is showing works of art featuring water illustrating how light reflects and changes the atmosphere and feeling of a painting. Rivers, streams, waterfalls, lakes and the ocean all are highlighted. It is also the Studio’s yearly annual Fall print sale this month. All are 25% off their original price.

Jenay Elder Soirée

Jenay Elder Mt Shasta

SAVE THE DATE! Jenay Elder, Oil Painter First Friday Soirée/Exhibit September 6th, 5pm-8pm   Co-curated by Denise Baxter & Martha Lee Phelps Please join us as we celebrate one of Southern Oregon’s most talented oil painters.   “Jenay Elder experiences and expresses the joy that life offers when you are present and breathing…” ________________________________ Ashland Property Management boasts a lovely outdoor/indoor environment to view artwork and relax on First Friday.  Stop by for a glass of wine or sit on the grass and enjoy the beautiful weather with friends, both old and new.  We look forward to seeing you! Warmly, Josh, Deanna, Denise & Martha

Merging Art & Music, Come see it happen live

Ashland Deer

How does and artist get from a blank canvas to a finished painting? Merging art and music, come and see it happen live!

Story Telling through Art

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Enjoy browsing out gallery & meet our artists. Featured Artists: Denise Kester and Melody Blore. Photographer, Dan Elster. Musical guest Doug Warner and wine by Platt Anderson Cellars

Judy Benson LaNier

Crowned Cranes in Flight

Local photographer Judy Benson LaNier’s new show, African Birds, opens at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center on Friday, August 2nd during the First Friday Art Walk.

“The Sound and the Fury”

"Sound Fury"

Encaustic landscapes inspired by the American Deep South and Mississippi Delta, and titles are quotes from a William Faulkner novel.

The Female of the Species – Part I

Our traditional invitational all women artists show opens August 2nd.

Tales and Scales – Embroidery by Robbin Pearce

I have been creating unique embroidery art most of my life. From a child at my grandmother’s knee through my youth embroidering on clothing to now creating statement pieces based on my life and world travels. My Work is simply…Making Art for Arts sake: *to please the eye *to tempt the tactile senses and *to stir the imagination. Robbin’s work will be on display until the end of September – Artist receptions on First Friday August 2 and September 6 from 5-7pm

Sara Swink, ceramic sculpture & Alison O’Donoghue, paintings

Alison O'Donoghue, Odds & Ends

The playful, colorful, imaginative and sometimes bizarre worlds of Portland artists Sara Swink, sculptor and Alison O’Donoghue, painter are paired for a dreamy exhibit with a twist of humor.

“Land of My Heart” Oil Paintings by Silvia Trujillo

"Hill Song" Oil on Canvas by Silvia Trujillo

“It’s my goal to honor land, water, and sky in my paintings and to create a need for preserving an area’s natural beauty.” – Silvia Trujillo

Patterns and Puzzles, Figures and Portals, Stories and Symbols

Dancing Women

In August we will be featuring assemblage sculptures and abstract paintings by Elin Babcock, Raku sculptures by Lorene Senesac, and layered and textural collages by Roxanne Evans Stout.

Fiber meets Pottery meets Painting

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Potter and Painter, Lucille Burke and Photographer Judy Benson Lanier are featured artists, Artist Member show in the classroom. Music by Martin Ball. Wine by Platt Anderson Cellars

Artist Member Show

Several times a year, Ashland Art Center offers its Artist Members the opportunity to participate in an artist member show. The next show will be held on First Friday, August 2, from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm in the main classroom. Artist, Jay Gordon, Kristine Ballenger and Andre Satie will be showcasing their work. Jay Gordon Show: The Inky Ocean Series The Inky Ocean series developed out of a love of watercolor, ink and printmaking, along with the beauty of aquatic life in Japanese artwork, particularly within the history of traditional Japanese printmaking. I love the process of taking an initial drawing or idea and considering how it can be rendered with different types of materials, which influence the mood, structure, and graphic story of each creature. The juxtaposition of the fluid transparency of watercolor combined with the solidity of ink is endlessly interesting to me as an artist, as are the variety of prints that can be created with the processes of relief print, intaglio and monoprinting. Each of these methods has in common the combination of careful planning along with a significant element of chance and surprise. Kristine Ballenger Show: […]

Guest Artist at Oak Leaf Studio

Guest photographer Bob Trygg from Bend will exhibit several of his images showing highlights of Central Oregon.

Schneider Museum of Art Summer Exhibitions

Lia Halloran, "The Great Comet, after Annie Jump Cannon", Cyanotype on paper, from painted negative, 76 x 46 in. Courtesy of Luis De Jesus Los Angeles


Images Through the Eye of the Lens

"Rogue" photograph by Jim Langhofer

Come see how real artists are presenting the art of photography. You’ll be inspired to take a lesson or two, read up on techniques and perfect your own art!

We’re honored to have Terry Skinny, Ashland’s own premier Historic Commission’s photographer. We’ll be showing individual photographs and our portfolio of Ashland’s Historic Railroad District is always available for viewing.

We’ll also show portraits by Pam Danielle, nature photography by Jim Langhofer, Jamie Lusch and Judy Benson La Near. Landscapes are covered by Todd Davis and Jesse Widener.Travel shots from around the world are by Ken Deveney, Steve Dieffenbacher and Andi Taylor. Other artists offer unique and varied techniques such as iphoneography and digital blitting, among others.

Around 18 artists are showing their work this month. There’s definitely inspiration to be found at Gallerie Karon!

“From the Tide Pool to the Stars” by Pam Haunschild

In My Sleeping Bag VI

The title “From the Tide Pool to the Stars” is a quote from John Steinbeck’s “The Log from the Sea of Cortez: “…all things are one thing and that one thing is all things —

Guest Artist Melissa Markell

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Mixed media figures and wall art by Elizabeth York and featuring a Postcard Series by guest artist Melissa Markell. Open 1st Friday 7/5 5-8, Saturday 7/6 11-2 and Sunday 7/7 12-2.

Jimmie Nord, sculpture & Élan Chardin Gombart, paintings

Élan Chardin Gombart, Let's Build More Ruins 3

Jimmie Nord, sculpture & Élan Chardin Gombart, paintings
July 5th – 30th
Opening Reception: July 5th, 5-8 pm

“It took me forever to find my Quetzal” Monoprints by Marcy Greene


Marcy Greene’s process of creating art is a mysterious journey. Getting it “right” or “beautiful” is never the goal. We will postpone our reception to July 12th from 5-7 with Devitt Winery.

Birds and Flowers


For July, we’re featuring Marydee Bombick and Shari Southard. They’ll have paintings and pottery full of flowers and birds, as well as functional pottery and landscape paintings.

Mixed Media Art

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Featured Gallery, Ashland Art Center will highlight Mixed Media Art with featured artists Aaron Taylor and Linda Dixon. Enjoy music, wine and over 70 local artists work.

Julie Bonney


Julie Bonney’s new show, Flower Portrait, opens on the First Friday Art Walk on June 7, 2019 at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center.

“Nature’s Spirit” watercolor and mixed media by Linda Boutacoff


“Nature’s Spirit” ~ Exploring Nature’s Hidden Treasures. Nature is my sanctuary. It is a source of discovery and inspiration that stimulates my creativity and brings joy to my spirit.

Special welcome to artist Toni DeMello for the months of June, July and August

Art is something I stumbled upon while doing life back in 2003.  It’s helped me in many ways and continues to do so!  I want to forever be evolving in my paintings and my life, my hope is that when you view a piece of my art, it touches something inside of you! Antoinet (Toni) DeMello Ashland Oregon– 541-646-8320

Safari ! Part II – Deeper into Africa

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  You’ll see artifacts from Ashanti to Yuruba and from areas from Benin to Nigeria in this show. Exotic pieces include masks for ceremonies including face, helmet and shoulder types. (The wearer was host to a sacred being and not to be seen) Furniture, hand carved and handprinted, some with hammered metal embellishments, are not to be missed! These include stools of all kinds and a carved wood cabinet for sacred herbs and medicines. Our centerpiece is a rare handmade leopard bench made for a very prominent King or Chief. (the leopard is a sign of power and this one is munching on a crocodile ) We love our leopards and have several in bronze from Benin (one is life size!) These are complimented with photographs by Judy Benson LeNeir. Pegi Smith has contributed a striking portrait of an African woman. The late Vernon Lawhorn and his wife Jane, show more portraits and versions of textiles in paintings. All these exotic pieces will be on display for purchase in our main gallery and in our new special African room in the The Feathered Wing,

“Fowler Handwovens”

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Hand-dyed cotton yarn with scroll sawed exotic wood wall hangings.

June: Jon Jay Cruson, paintings and Robin & John Gumaelius, sculpture

Jon Jay Cruson, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 30x30

Jon Jay Cruson, painter and collaborative duo Robin & John Gumaelius, ceramic sculptors will be featured this June. Opening reception June 7th, 5-8. Show runs June 7-July.

Jewelry, Clay, and Garden Art for the Summer

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Come see Cheryl Kempner’s new multi-media canvases, clay works, and garden art, along with Elizabeth Ellingson’s sterling silver jewelry focused around her own custom-cut stones.

Marcy Greene – A Leap of Faith – Mixed Media on Paper

Leap of Faith

Marcy Greene’s process of creating art is a mysterious journey. She has come to revel in the wonder of listening in different ways – waiting for an image to reveal itself. Getting it “right” or “beautiful” is never the goal. The Muse is put off by artificial judgments. Creating art is a leap of faith. Talent Cellars will be pouring a selection of their delicious wines from 5-7 pm, be sure to make it down for a sip!

Fresh From the Garden

Oak Leaf Studio introduces a new painting in the ongoing “Fresh from the Garden” series of floral paintings by artist Leif Trygg.

Enclave Studios Spring Exhibition 2019

First Friday, June 7th 5-8pm Enclāve Studios & Galleries presents our annual spring exhibition with new works and works-in-progress by resident artists: Jay Gordon  origami paintings Corey Kahn  architectural landscapes Inger Nova Jorgensen   painting and sculpture Nicole Wasgatt  abstracted seascapes Gabriel Mark Lipper  Rogue Valley landscapes Join us for a glass of wine! Friday, June 7th  5-8 pm

Year of the Pig Celebration


Kickoff for Year of the Pig with Dan Feagin’s Pig Tales, Carolee Buck’s, Art of Travel and Julie Bonney’s Flowers. John Muir School will be Displaying their art and culinary delights.

Spring Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

When I Live My Dream, Anna McGrath, BFA Thesis Exhibition   The Company I Keep, Thomas Fisher, Capstone Exhibition   Home Away from Home, Hayley Weak, Solo Exhibition Beautiful View, Magnificent Desolation, Patrick Vogel, Solo Exhibition On Form and Function, Rafael Ordorica, Solo Exhibition The Voice of the Art Students, Contemporary Drawing & Painting Art Class, Group Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Refreshments provided Exhibition Dates: May 3rd – May 24th, 2019 Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building): When I Live My Dream Anna McGrath BFA Thesis Exhibition   Using the media of photography, printmaking, and embroidery this serial art exhibition explores ideas of celebrity, fantasy, fashion, aura, and media through constructed narratives and objects. The exhibition consists of a collection of linked objects and images that document and contribute to a larger constructed editorial, ethos, and attitude. Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): The Company I Keep Thomas Fisher Capstone Exhibition   How are we influenced by those we associate with? The subjects that I paint are people that I know who have affected and influenced me in some way. Some, […]

John Christer Petersen

Pink Tulip Bouquet

John Christer Petersen’s new show, Bouquet of Pink Tulips, opens on Friday, May 3rd at The Photographers’ Gallery At The Ashland Art Center. John will exhibit a trilogy of macro images from a bouquet of pink tulips.


Safari ! A Journey to Africa
Artifacts from Ashanti to Yuruba, from Benin to Nigeria.

You’ll find textiles to hang or drape and masks to hang or display on custom made stands. One of these masks, heavily beaded, was made for a King , a man of powerful but dubious history.

Others were used in ceremonies to insure good crops, fertility or to celebrate auspicious occasions.

Many were worn for ceremonial dances (if the wearer couldn’t see, he was supported and guided by men on either side)

Fantastic furniture will be shown – the most unusual being a hand carved cabinet for sacred herbs and medicines and is carved all around.

Last and our most favorite, a procession of Benin bronze leopards, the largest being life size. These will be accompanied by photographs of leopards by Judy Benson LeNeir, Vernon Lawhorn and Pegi Smith. All these exotic pieces will be displayed for purchase in the main section of Gallerie Karon and an all new special room in The Feathered Wing.

Sue Springer, ceramic sculpture & Robert Koch, paintings

Sue Springer, When Women Were Birds

Sue Springer, ceramic sculpture & Robert Koch, paintings. May 3 – June 4. Artist reception May 3, 5-8 pm.

Art Quilts by Claudia Law


This month, we feature art quilts by Claudia Law, whose goal is to capture the beauty of Nature and power of good design in art quilts made with integrity.

Judith Whitman-Small – Atmospheric Landscape Oil Paintings


From First Friday until the end of May we are happy to be showing off some ethereal and lovely landscape paintings by Judith Whitman-Small. Judith’s paintings are inspired by her years of living on Maui, though she is now an Ashland resident. She paints with oil on linen and canvas and her brush marks and colors create beautiful environments that are easy to get happily lost in. Come down during First Friday to see them, check out our newly renovated gallery and design space, and enjoy some snacks!

PNW Wonderland

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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 in so many ways:

~ spring flowers!

~ a request from a friend!

~ words of a familiar song!

~taking a walk in the park!

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


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

Deborah Oropallo, Video Frame: Pirates, Paris, photomontage on paper

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


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


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

Ajana Miki, ND, LAc

“ALL IN THE FAMILY” was inspired last Autumn when the staff at Ashland Natural Medicine ( 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


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


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


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


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

Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Chief Mountain, woodblock print

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

Leif Trygg Pastels 2014-2019

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”

"Elemental Minuet"  36X48 canvas giclee

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

Larry Lewis, Perfumed Interior

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

Pitcher & Pears II

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


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

Looking Towards Half Dome

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

Take Your Power Back

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

At the Mouth of Bear River,
Oil on canvas, 19" x 16" 

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

Robert Koch, Enchantment

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


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

"Springtime Delight" Watermedia by Lynda hoffmin-Snodgrass

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


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


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


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!

Heinz Danzberger

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

Stan Peterson, Under the Owl, carved wood

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


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     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

Fall Creek

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! )


"October" 12X12 Acrylic canvas

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

Claire Duncan :: Dialogs with the Anthropocene, acrylic paintings

Uneasy Truce/ Broken Truce

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

"Smith Rock" Pastel painting by Carla Griffin

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


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

Dark Hedges

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.


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


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

Ms. Wolf's Rabbit Nature

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

Camouflaged Aspen Acrylic by John Lambie

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”

"Quantum Entanglement"

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 or at the Ashland Art Center.  Images:  Lennon, Sanctuary One Calf

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

Robert Koch, Hush, acrylic on panel

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


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

(Lead photo) Low Tide (AAG) print

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

Tom Hausken, Siskiyou 2, Open Form

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

Grandmother Agnes Pilgrim  by Sarah Bronson

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


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”

"Aquarian Nights"  18 X 18 Acrylic

“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

The Country Dance
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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: ph: 702-994-7818 website: www.

Unique Sterling Silver Jewelry


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

carolee buck

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.

Artist as Poet Part ll

painting by Marc Chagall

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"
Silvia Trujillo 24X36 Oil

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

Cheryl Kempner's Poppies

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


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

Lead Image_JohnKirk_Take Me With You

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

Iceland Horse I

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


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 “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

Order and Origin

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

Darcie Sternenberg

Bali Hai

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

tattoo cat - artist unknown

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


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

Indi Reynolds yarn collage

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


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

East Meets East Part 2
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

the wanderer

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


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!


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

Lead Image

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


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


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.