From the Ground Up – Clay and Wood Artistry

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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.

Patterns and Puzzles, Figures and Portals, Stories and Symbols

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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.

Birds and Flowers

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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.

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.

Art Quilts by Claudia Law

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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.

Fresh Textiles and Paintings for Spring

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

Springtime at Ashland Art Works

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

Winter Wonders Holiday Gift Show

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

Winter Wonders Holiday Gift Show

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

Rogue Valley Views: Woodworking, Furniture, and Paintings

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

Gateways and Three-Dimensional Sketches

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

Whimsical Assemblage and Patterned Ceramics

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

Joyful Art Quilts and Pottery

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

Unique Sterling Silver Jewelry

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

Water, Ice, Birds, and Blossoms

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

Textiles and Paintings: April at Ashland Art Works

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

Springtime at Ashland Art Works

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

Happy New Year!

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

Winter Wonders: Holiday Gift Show Continues at Ashland Art Works

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

Winter Wonders: Holiday Gift Show at Ashland Art Works

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

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

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

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

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

The Beautiful World of Photographer Tamara Enz and Sculptor George Popa

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

Right At Home With Creations By MaryDee Bombick and Angelique Stewart

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

“In Full Bloom” is the June show featuring the newest floral creations from Suzanne Etienne, painter, and Cheryl Kempner, clay and metal artist.

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Come enjoy new floral creations: Suzanne Etienne’s paintings are exuberant with humor and joy. Cheryl has hand-built fun clay flowers that can hang on walls inside or out.

Michael Gibson’s Paintings For Ashland Art Works May Showing

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New Surrealistic Winescapes by Ashland Art Works painter, Michael Gibson. “I got into their heads, appreciating the originality of their compositions, use of color and love of life.

Celebrating Silk! Vibrant hand-painted scarves by Connie Simonsen

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“I’ve always been passionate about color and the texture of silk,” says Simonsen. “From the first, the process of steam-set dyes seemed magical, to transfer the image in my mind onto the silk.”

Meet New Ashland Art Works Artist, Angelique Stewart

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Angelique loves using high-quality organic materials and time-proven techniques, but with a modern sensibility. Stop in at Ashland Art Works to see the work of this talented artist!

New Artists at Ashland Art Works

New work by Textile Artist Claudia Law

Come welcome new artists, Bonnie Morgan and Angelica Stewart. Bonnie is a potter with a delightful diversity of works. Angelica makes beautifully woven scarves, table toppers, and much more.

Winter Wonders: Holiday Gift Show at Ashland Art Works

Come see our latest creations for the holiday season!

Give this Holiday season a more meaningful touch with gifts created by local artists – unique holiday creations sure to delight your friends, family, and – of course – yourself!

Winter Wonders: Holiday Gift Show at Ashland Art Works

Come see our latest creations for the holiday season!

Give this Holiday season a more meaningful touch with gifts created by local artists – unique holiday creations sure to delight your friends, family, and – of course – yourself!

Woodland and Woodwork: The Creations of Claudia Law and John Weston

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Enjoy stunning new creations by textile artist Claudia Law, and John Weston’s cutting boards and woodwork finely crafted of native woods from Lithia Park, the Rogue Valley, and Brookings.

Vessel, Bird and Branch – Acrylic painter Suzanne Etienne and Raku Ceramicist Lorene Senesac

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Painter Suzanne Etienne and Raku ceramicist Lorene Senesac blend their unique styles to showcase a symbiotic understanding and celebration of the female form through the beauty of nature.

Rocks and Poetry, Painting and Sculpture by Michael Gibson and Elin Babcock

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This month Ashland Artwork features new mediums and creative combinations by two talented artists: Art on Rocks by Michael Gibson, and Art, Poetry and Thee by Elin Babcock.

Tortoises: New Work by Clay Artist Marydee Bombeck and Wire Artist George Popa

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In July: tortoises and much more by two talented artists, clay artist Marydee Bombeck and wire sculptor George Popa. Also great non-traditional traditional music by David Nigel Lloyd.

Landscape Artist Daniel Loch and new Crazy Birds by Cheryl Kempner

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In June, Ashland Artworks on Oak Street features Cheryl Kempner’s whimsical clay birds along rusted steel branches, plus the work of new gallery member, landscape photographer Daniel Loch.

We’ve Got a New Artist: Suzanne Etienne!

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First Friday in May will be a joy-filled event at Ashland Artworks, with a new look, lively music, and the vibrant paintings of our newest artist, Suzanne Etienne!

Featured in April at Ashland Art Works: Wearable Art

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This month Ashland Art Works will feature wearable art: luxurient silk scarves by Connie Simonsen, and dazzling gold and silver jewelry by Ali Shannon. Stop by on First Friday, April 1!

Three Student Artists Featured in March!

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This month Ashland Artworks takes great delight in featuring the work of three talented artists from Ashland Highschool. We are proud of the young talent in our community. Come and see!

Love is in the air!

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Back from resting and rejuvenating in January! Come meet the artists and see what we’ve been up to. Hand built clay hearts and more!

Renovation and Renewal – Gallery closed month of January

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Gallery will be closed the month of January 2016 for renovation and renewal. See you February 1st… Winter Hours are Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, 11-3.

Let it snow… let it snow!

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FANTABULOUS local art by fourteen artists! Art is the best gift you could give… or receive. Come to our Holiday Gift Gala on Oak Street.

Art and Warm Cheer!

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Warm cheer and a delightful array of handcrafted, unique, affordable art gifts and cards by seventeen artist members. Graphite drawings by Althea Keiser, Maslow Project.

Sharing Art and Celebrating Artist Co-ops!

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“Celebrating Artist Co-ops at AAW” in October! Seventeen member artists will participate in a gallery collective show, each choosing their “favorite” piece of art. Sharing art!

Raku Sculpture and Fine Woodworking

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“Dancing with the Fire,” raku sculptures celebrating Spirit by Lorene Senesac. Fine woodworking using Oregon wood by John Weston; turned bowls, benches, and more.

Faces of Nepal and Fun & Functional Pottery

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“Faces of Nepal: Remembering the Earthquake,” paintings by Sandra Davis. “Pottery: Fun and Functional,” something for everyone by Marydee Bombick.

Crazy Birds and Assemblage Sculpture

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“Air and Fire” by Elin Babcock includes Assemblage Sculptures and Lyrical Abstract paintings. Cheryl Kempner will highlight “Clay Birds, Birdhouses, and Blossoms.”

Oil Paintings and Three-dimensional Wire Sculpture Featured

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“Open Wings,” wire sculptures by George Popa. Michael Gibson showing “Collection Boxes,” trompe l’oeil paintings in oil. Music by Rutendo Marimba Bands with Sonic Kaleidoscope.

Claudia Law Featured Artist – Fibers, paint and thread sketching make rich, colorful art quilts.

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Claudia Law, textile and multimedia artist. Fibers, paint, and thread sketching are used to create texturally rich, colorful art quilts featuring nature and Celtic themes.

Tapestries, Masks, Fused Glass, Jewelry and Silk Scarves at Associate Members Show

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Hand-woven tapestries and masks, Monique Barker; fused glass and jewelry, Debbie Earley; hand-dyed silk scarves, Connie Simonsen. Maslow art student Crystal Tarbell, drawings.

Paintings, Jewelry, Woodwork by Art Students

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Student artists at AAW gallery are Sonora Mindling-Werling, watercolors and jewelry, and Theo Whitcomb, acrylic paintings. Woodworking students will also display their fine wood products.

Love is in the air…

Clay "Heartwork" by Cheryl Kempner

“Heart works,” metal sculpture by Cheryl Kempner. Other art on display includes Paintings, Jewelry, Textile Creations, Assemblage Art, Pottery, Woodworking, Fiber Arts, Prints and Cards.

Winter at Ashland Art Works

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Cards with photography of Sandra Davis and Annette Trujillo now at Ashland Art Works on Oak St.

Holiday Gifts at Ashland Art Works on Oak Street!

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Come visit Ashland Art Works for our Annual Holiday Gala! Sculpture, ceramics, paintings, fabric art, scarves, prints, cards and more – something for everyone on your holiday list!

October at Ashland Art Works

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In October, Ashland Art Works features John Weston’s finely crafted hardwood gifts, and new work from talented wire sculptor, George Popa. In addition, we will introduce hand woven luxury scarves and shawls by our newest member, Stefanie Moss. Stefanie uses a rigid heddle loom to create these beautiful works. Inspired by her own skin sensitivity, she uses natural fiber, high quality yarns – primarily alpaca, merino and silk – that drape beautifully, and feel soft to the skin. __________________________ 5 GALLERIES AND THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: As always, you will be more than pleased by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts. AAW is home to these other outstanding local artists…     Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks Sandra Davis’ Oil Paintings, Prints & Cards Don Gilmer’s Assemblage Clocks Debbie Earley’s fused glass jewelry, functional bowls and plates Michael Gibson’s Painting in post impressionists’ style Sierra Gwin’s Nature Inspired Silver Jewelry Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds Claudia Law’s Textile Creations Stefanie Moss’s Textile Weaving George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures Marilyn Reeves’ Narrative Clay Sculptures Lorene Senesac’s […]

September at Ashland Artworks

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Whimsical sculptures of people both young and old will be displayed by artist Marilyn Reeves.
Also enjoy “It’s for the Birds” ceramics by Marydee Bombick.

July at Ashland Artworks

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Featuring: Cheryl Kempner’s “Crazy Birds Love Polka Dots” created in clay and metal, and original work by sketch artist and painter Michael J. Gibson.

July at Ashland Artworks on Oak Street

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“Continuing the Journey” New Raku sculpture and Healing Bowls by Lorene Senesac. “Smooth as Glass” Ocean influenced fused glass by Debbie Earley.

June at Ashland Artworks on Oak Street

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Ashland Artworks features the art of Elin Babcock and Claudia Law: Assemblage Sculptures, Paintings & Textile Creations with multi-media embellishments. All in a beautiful garden setting!

May at Ashland Art Works

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Hand knotted, woven tapestries and papier-mâché masks by Monique Barker. Ashland Pond Ducks and a Mosaic of oil paintings by Sandra Davis.

For April: Romantic Clocks and Vibrant Scarves

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In the month of April, Ashland Artworks’ featured presents beautiful clocks by Don Gilmer, and hand-painted scarves by Connie Simonsen.

March at Ashland Art Works on Oak Street: Young Artists

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In March, Ashland Art Works on Oak Street is pleased to feature the works of young artists from Ashland High School. Stop in on First Friday, March 7, to enjoy their fresh talent and vision.

February at Ashland Artworks

Crazy Love Birds by Cheryl Kempner

This month, Ashland Artworks features new work by local artists, plus a new member, textile artist Stefanie Moss.

Holiday Gala

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Celebrate the glory of the season at Ashland Art Works! Visit with the artists, buy a unique and special gift, or just enjoy the beauty of our garden under the stars, our deck by the river, and our five wonderful galleries.

For November: Fall Fundraiser to Support Children and Teens

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Help support our fall fundraiser by purchasing “Art Note Cards” created by students and artists. Visit our new display room plus enjoy the senior art project by AHS student Kaiya Spain.

For October: Cheryl Kempner & John Weston

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John Weston and Cheryl Kempner are October’s featured artists. John uses local, sustainable hardwoods to craft benches, cutting boards, turned bowls, and more. Cheryl creates whimsical clay pieces for her show “Crazy Birds Love Books.”

Featured Artists in September: Claudia Law & Monique Barker

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Monique Barker and Claudia Law intertwine their beautiful fiber arts: Monique with colorful woven tapestries and masks; Claudia with multi-media treatment of quilted fabrics.

August Featured Artists: Marydee Bombick & Lorene Senesac

“Looking Forward, Looking back” Lorene Senasec presents raku journeys, colorful carved bowls and tiles.
“Fanciful to Functional” Marydee Bombick’s clay creations for home and garden.

July Featured Artists: Marilyn Reeves and Sandra Davis

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Five Galleries & a Sculpture Garden in one place Showcasing Local Artists. Two blocks from the Downtown Plaza

June Featured Artists: Elin Babcock and Debbie Earley

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Ashland Artworks will feature new work by two talented artists in June. Come see Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry and Painting, and Debbie Earley’s beautiful fused glass jewelry, functional bowls and plates, and large wall pieces. Come enjoy our five galleries in a garden setting, and lingering conversations on the deck over Ashland Creek! 5 GALLERIES AND A SCULPTURE GARDEN: AAW is home to these outstanding local artists… Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks Sandra Davis’ Plein Air Oil Paintings, Prints & Cards Don Gilmer’s Assemblage Clocks Debbie Earley’s fused glass jewelry, functional bowls and plates Sierra Gwin’s Nature Inspired Silver Jewelry Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds Claudia Law’s Textile Creations Marcia O’Rourke’s Wall Reliefs, Paintings & Cards George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures Marilyn Reeves’ Narrative Clay Sculptures Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs Connie Simonsen’s Handpainted Silk Scarves John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards

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In April, Ashland Artworks will feature works from all of our artists. Be sure to stop by on First Friday! 5 GALLERIES AND THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: As always, you will be more than pleased by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts. AAW is home to these outstanding local artists… Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings, Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery, Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks, Sandra Davis’ Plein Air Oil Paintings, Prints & Cards, Don Gilmer’s Assemblage Clocks, Sierra Gwin’s Nature Inspired Silver Jewelry, Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds, Claudia Law’s Textile Creations, Marcia O’Rourke’s Wall Reliefs, Paintings & Cards, George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures, Marilyn Reeves’ Narrative Clay Sculptures, Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs, Connie Simonsen’s Handpainted Silk Scarves, John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards.

Assemblage Clocks, Silk Scarves and Nature Inspired Silver Jewelry at Ashland Artworks

In the month of March, Ashland Artworks’ featured artists are: Don Gilmer, whose clocks are assembled with salvage, history and romance, Connie Simonsen, whose hand-painted scarves dance with color, And Sierra Gwin, whose nature-inspired silver jewelry glows with grace and originality. We will also display work from Ashland High School’s art students. 5 GALLERIES AND THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: As always, you will be more than pleased by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts. AAW is home to these other outstanding local artists… Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings, Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery, Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks, Sandra Davis’ Plein Air Oil Paintings, Prints & Cards, Don Gilmer’s Assemblage Clocks, Sierra Gwin’s Nature Inspired Silver Jewelry, Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds, Claudia Law’s Textile Creations, Catherine McElroy’s Beautiful Watercolors, Prints & Art Cards, Marcia O’Rourke’s Wall Reliefs, Paintings & Cards, George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures, Marilyn Reeves’ Narrative Clay Sculptures, Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs, Connie Simonsen’s Handpainted Silk Scarves, John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards.

Holiday Gift Gala at Ashland Artworks

WINTER HOURS FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY: 11AM TO 3PM, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. JOIN US FOR FIRST FRIDAYS UNTIL 8PM! AAW is the home of the wonderful watercolors by Catherine McElroy, Raku Sculpture by Lorene Senesac, Cutting Boards & Wordwork by John Weston, George Popa’s unique Wire Sculptures, Cheryl Kempner’s Charming Crazy Birds, Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Marcia O’Rourke’s Reliefs and Paintings, among others….We have Holiday Cards. 5 Galleries and the Sculpture Garden: As always, you will be more than pleased by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts. AAW is home to these other outstanding local artists… Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings, Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery, Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks, Sandra Davis’ Plein Air Oil Paintings, Prints & Cards, Don Gilmer’s Assemblage Clocks, Sierra Gwin’s Nature Inspired Silver Jewelry, Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Clay Birds, Claudia Law’s Textile Creations, Catherine McElroy’s Beautiful Watercolors, Prints & Art Cards, Marcia O’Rourke’s Wall Reliefs, Paintings & Cards, George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures, Marilyn Reeves’ Narrative Clay Sculptures, Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs, Connie Simonsen’s Handpainted Silk Scarves, John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting […]

October Fundraiser at Ashland Art Works: Step-Up to Help Out

“Step-up to Help Out” Fundraiser Clay Creatures by Marydee Bombick Fine woodworking by John Weston “STEP-UP to HELP OUT” is Ashland Art Work’s annual Fall Fundraising Event. Local artists and students have uniquely painted 35 (?) hand-crafted wooden serving trays and stools. Donations from the sale of the art pieces will benefit two local charities: Maslow Project for Homeless Youth and the Jackson County Humane Society. The gallery is requesting a minimum donation of $50 per tray or stool. “CLAY CREATURES” will feature whimsical clay animals hand-built by Marydee Bombick. “WONDERFUL WOOD” will highlight the fine woodworking of John Weston. Benches, letter boxes, coat racks, bowls, and cutting boards are all crafted from sustainable local and exotic woods. SPECIAL DEBUT: During the first two weeks of October we are pleased to present talented young artist Madelyn Getzoff, who recently sent us this statement about her work: “I am a senior at Ashland High school, and I plan on graduating this January of 2013. All graduating seniors are required to complete a senior project. I decided to take this as an opportunity to focus my project on something that has always […]

For September: Tapestries & Masks by Monique Barker; Watercolors And a New Book by Catherine McElroy

COLORFUL TAPESTRIES AND MASKS, DESIGNED AND CREATED BY MONIQUE BARKER Monique has practiced the art of pile rug knotting on the loom since 1986, when she met her teacher, Karma Sherap, near Katmandu, Nepal. In art school in Paris, she became fascinated with shamanistic masks, another aspect of Tibetan culture. Monique’s richly colored artworks seem transported from another world, and for good reason. But she’s brought them to you. MEET WATERCOLOR ARTIST/AUTHOR CATHERINE McELROY Come and share the laughter with Watercolor Artist/Author aka Queenie Mac, displaying her original watercolor paintings and her new children’s book “It’s An Absolutely Perfect Day For…” Kathy will also present her “Spelletoes” alphabet placards. Enjoy her artwork at; http://www.catherinemcelroy.com http://www.facebook.com/CatherineMcelroyArt View her book at; http://www.catherinemcelroy.com/books.html www.facebook.com/queeniemacbooks MUSIC ALERT: On First Friday, September 7, Ashland Artworks will present CRITICAL MASS, a \”Southern Oregon\” group. Their music is a blend of Jazz, Blues,Latin, and Rock styles with most of their tunes being original and instrumental. The instrumentation of the band is typically rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, congas and set drums, but for the first Friday art walk , it will be rhythm guitar, lead […]

August Features: Reflections by Marcia O

MARCIA O’ROURKE: My first serious sculpture was a turtle carved from a bar of Ivory soap. I spent my entire allowance on bars of Ivory soap. I have continued to sculpt since then! And turtles continue to interest me. I work in clay and I also paint and draw. Almost any medium is a potential opportunity for creative expression. Still, the responsive, organic nature of the clay continues to call to me, excite me and satisfy my senses. LORENE SENESAC: My work features clay sculptures predominately depicting portals or gateways leading the viewer on a journey. I’ve been inspired by dreams and my travels to ancient and sacred sites on this continent and abroad. The mystery evoked by partially hidden doors and steps curving beyond sight has always drawn me. I am reminded of possibility and choice, each path a different future, each door opening to another experience. My sculptures are most often Raku fired. This method produces lustrous metallic and crackle glazes against a black clay body which creates the sense of mystery I want to achieve. Although my work comes from my own experiences and observations, the intent […]

May at Ashland Art: Works Group Show

We are featuring Ashland Art Works’ Special “Spring Group Show” of our Associate Members. The show features Fresh Art, full of Light: Connie Simonsen’s Hand-dyed Silks, Sandra Davis’ Paintings, and Fused Glass by Debbie Earley. Throughout our 5 galleries you will enjoy an array of Fine Art by local artists: Beautiful Handcrafted Jewelry, Paintings, Sculptures, Ceramic Art, Raku, Wire Sculptures, Pottery, and Mugs… Woodwork, Masks, Weaving, Hand-dyed Silks, Fused Glass, Crazy Birds, Cutting Boards, Fine Art Prints, and very affordable, unique Gifts & Cards. Please Welcome our newest members: Jeweler, Sierra Gwin, and Painter, Sandra Davis. AAW is home to these other outstanding local artists… Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings, Marydee Bombick’s Functional and Garden Pottery, Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks, Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Birds, Catherine McElroy’s Beautiful Watercolors & Art Cards, Marcia O’Rourke’s Wall Reliefs, Paintings & Cards, George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures, Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs, and John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards and Marilyn Reeves’ Narrative Sculptures. Relax and Stroll through our 5 Galleries and the Sculpture Garden. We are open 10am to 5pm Thursday, Friday, & […]

April at Ashland Art Works

We are featuring Ashland Art Works’ Annual April “Group Show” ~ with a beautiful variety of Fine Art by our local artists: Handcrafted Jewelry, Paintings, Sculptures, Ceramic Art, Raku, Wire Sculptures, Pottery, and Mugs… Woodwork, Masks, Weaving, Hand-dyed Silks, Fused Glass, Crazy Birds, Cutting Boards, Fine Art Prints, and very affordable, unique Gifts & Cards. Please Welcome our newest Artist: Jeweler, Sierra Gwin. AAW is home to these outstanding local artists . . . Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings, Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving & Masks, Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Birds, Catherine McElroy’s Beautiful Watercolors & Art Cards, Marcia O’Rourke’s Wall Reliefs, Paintings & Art & Pop-up Cards, George Popa’s Dimensional Wire Sculptures, Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs, Connie Simonsen’s Brilliant, Hand-painted Silks, John Weston’s Fine Woodwork & Cutting Boards Sculptor, Marilyn Reeves, and, Sierra Gwin, Jeweler Relax and Stroll through our 5 Galleries and the Sculpture Garden. In April we are open 11am-3pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

February at Ashland Art Works

We are featuring “Our February Group Show” with a beautiful variety of Fine Art by local artists: Handcrafted Jewelry, Paintings, Sculptures, Ceramic Art, Raku, Wire Sculptures, Pottery, and Mugs… Woodwork, Masks, Weaving, Hand-dyed Silks, Fused Glass, Crazy Birds, Cutting Boards, Fine Art Prints, and very affordable, unique Gifts & Cards. >>Thinking about Valentine’s Day for loved ones? You’ll be delighted with the choices at AAW. We are pleased to welcome AAW’s newest member, sculptor, Marilyn Reeves. Come by and see her wonderful new work. A favorite is an uncommon, yet familiar subject: A Woman Walking Her 2 Dogs. AAW is home to local artists…. Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Jewelry, & Paintings, Monique Barker’s Tibetan-style Weaving and Masks, Cheryl Kempner’s Jewelry, Garden Art & Crazy Birds, Catherine McElroy’s Beautiful Watercolors & Cards, Marcia O’Rourke’s Wall Reliefs, Paintings and Cards, George Popa’s unique Wire Sculptures, Lorene Senesac’s Raku Sculpture & Wall Reliefs, Connie Simonsen’s Brilliant, Hand-painted Silks, John Weston’s Fine Wordwork, Fused Glass by Debbie Early, and Sculptor, Marilyn Reeves. Relax and Stroll through our 5 Galleries and the Sculpture Garden. In February & March we are open 11am-3pm on Friday, Saturday, and […]

January at Ashland Art Works

Guest are delighted by the wide variety of Unique Fine Art and the Handcrafted, Affordable Gifts & Cards: Jewelry, Wire Sculptures, Pottery, Mugs, Woodwork, Cutting Boards, Hand-dyed Silks, Ceramics, Paintings, Sculptures, Raku, Crazy Birds, Fine Art Prints, and Cards. AAW is the home of the wonderful watercolors by Catherine McElroy, Raku Sculpture by Lorene Senesac, Cutting Boards & Wordwork by John Weston, George Popa’s unique Wire Sculptures, Cheryl Kempner’s Charming Crazy Birds and jewelry, Elin Babcock’s Assemblage and Paintings, and Marcia O’Rourke’s Reliefs and Paintings. We welcome our newest artists: Connie Simonsen with Beautiful Hand-painted Silks and Marilyn Reeves’ Sculptures. 5 Galleries and the Sculpture Garden: As always, you will be amazed by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts. In Jan and Feb we are open 11am-3pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

December: Annual Holiday Show & Sale at Ashland Art Works

Come by for Our Annual Holiday Show & Sale…and Meet the Artists. Guest will be delighted by the wide variety of Unique Fine Art and the Handcrafted, Affordable Gifts & Cards: Jewelry, Wire Sculptures, Pottery, Mugs, Woodwork, Cutting Boards, Silk Scarves, Ceramics, Paintings, Sculptures, Raku, Crazy Birds, Fine Art Prints, and Cards. AAW is the home of the wonderful watercolors by Catherine McElroy, Raku Sculpture by Lorene Senesac, Cutting Boards & Wordwork by John Weston, George Popa’s unique Wire Sculptures, Cheryl Kempner’s Charming Crazy Birds, Elin Babcock’s Assemblage, Marcia O’Rourke’s Reliefs and Paintings, among others….We have Holiday Cards. 5 Galleries and the Sculpture Garden: As always, you will be more than pleased by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts. -We are continuing our annual Fundraiser: “STEP-Up to HELP-Out” our thru December. Come by and see the handmade Step Stools, hand-painted by students and artists of our area.

November: Annual Holiday Show & Sale at Ashland Art Works

November is the Annual ‘Ashland Art Works Holiday Show & Sale’!! Thurs. through Sat. from 10-5 and Wednesday & Sun: 11-3. Come by during the Thanksgiving Weekend for Our Holiday Open House & Special Sale: Warm Cookies, Warm Cider and Warm Cheer. Meet the Artists. You will be delighted by the array of Handcrafted, Unique and Affordable Gifts: Jewelry, Wire Sculptures, Pottery, Mugs, Woodwork, Cutting Boards, Silk Scarves, Ceramics, Paintings, Sculptures, Raku, Crazy Birds, Fine Art Prints, and Cards. Many Holiday Cards: Whether Warm or Whimsical, we have a wide variety…even 3-D Cards with Miniature Blessing Flags! 5 Galleries and the Sculpture Garden: As always, you will be more than pleased by our selection of Fine Art and Crafts. -We are continuing our annual Fundraiser: “STEP-Up to HELP-Out” our thru November. Come by and see the handmade Step Stools that are hand-painted by students and artists of our area.

John Weston, Marcia ORourke & Special Event

This October at Ashland Art Works is proud to showcase the beautiful work of two artists: John Weston’s fine woodworking with local and exotic, sustainably harvested hardwoods – and – Marcia O’Rourke’s “Celebration”, wall reliefs in earthenware & stoneware clay. Also featured is AAW’s newest member, ceramist, Marydee Bombick. __________________ “Step-Up to Help Out!” Some of Ashland’s favorite artists have painted and signed 35 Step Stools to benefit 2 local charities. Step-Up to Help Out! is Ashland Art Works’ Annual Fall Fundraising Event. On sale are uniquely hand-painted Step Stools by local students and artists. Participating are students at the Ashland High, all three of the Ashland elementary schools, artists at Ashland Art Works, and other artists from the community. Once again AAW’s John Weston has coordinated this outstanding event. John and several of his woodworking friends built the 35 Step Stools that were then passed on to be painted. Visitors will be delighted by the imagination and creativity that has gone into each Step Stool. The sale of the Step Stools benefits two local charities: Maslow Project for Homeless Youth and the Jackson County Humane Society. The gallery is […]