Yes! We are open at our new location at 300 East Main Street at Second.
We were excited to be able to host the First Friday Art Walk on July 2nd, opening our doors at 5pm. This was the first “walk” since March 2019! It was a fantastic night for greeting old friends and customers and even exchanging a few hugs.
This show features the work of Vernon Lawhorn and his wife Jane (Vernon passed at the young age of 45) He dearly loved Africa and captured the animals and people in his art wonderfully. Jane did fantastic and innovative presentation and is now an artist in her own right. Judy Benson Le Nier organized photographic safaris in Africa traveling to a different location each year. Her photographs reveal the inner workings of the wild animals mind.
In addition , we show masks, jewelry, figures, furniture and more from long ago African artists.
Our hours are 11-5, closed Sunday and Monday. Come journey with us!
Art by Jane and Vernon Lawhorne and Judy Benson Le Neir with art by African artists.
Gallerie Karon is moving! In the meantime, come check out our huge sale at our current location. We would rather sell it than move it! Stay tuned for our “reopening” date at the new location, 300 East Main.
In appreciation of all our customers over the years, Gallerie Karon is having an enormous sale which is something we have never done! It’s our 19th anniversary and the gifts are for you!
East Meets East – The Year of The Ox Part ll
Anticipating Spring and a New Beginning!
Come explore our finds from all over the Orient and celebrate the new year!
East Meets East – Year of the Ox
Anticipating Spring and a New Beginning
Show features everything Eastern.
Out of Africa: Out of the Ash
Our current show featuring Judy Benson LeNeir, Alameda fire victim, continues through December.
One of our best known artists, Judy Benson La Nier, was burned out of her home, studio and storage space with minutes to flee during the Almeda Fire on September 8. We wanted to do something special.
Feminine, Passionate, Exotic and Feline
Part 2 of our all female artists exhibit opens October 2nd. No First Friday Art Walk is planned but stay tuned!
Gallerie Karon presents our annual all female artists invitational show. Over 20 artists are represented, in all mediums.
We’re open and ready to welcome you! Photography is so important to Ashland and we are continuing our show through August with new pieces.
Nature photography by Judy Benson LaNier, Jim Langhoffer and Jamie Lusch. Portraits by Pam Danielle. Landscapes by Jesse Widener and Todd Davis. World travel shots by Ken Deveney, Andi Taylor and Steve Dieffenbacher.
A Poet’s Garden: Can you come out and play? By the time you read this we will be open! Come join us in our garden for real!
A Poet’s Garden
Although we are temporarily closed, our Poet’s Garden can be seen through our windows. We’ve added a few things so the scenes are fresh. You’ll find an Oriental garden up front with a table where the poet has been working on his calligraphy. Examples by Liz Sheppard are above. Next is a natural setting with photographs by Ken Deveney and Jonah Bornstien and Steve pens a trail sketchbook. They are surrounded by pods, leaves and mushrooms. Straight ahead is the Italian garden with a beautiful outdoor sculpture holding a cornucopia of roses and ivy. Above her on a pedestal is a massive arrangement of more roses and trailing vines set off on the wall with a romantic painting by Rebecca Gabriel. There is a table set with Chianti and fruit for the gardener who is taking a break planting – basket and hat set aside. In the far corner you’ll find the French country garden. Bright and colorful with grape vines and a wonderful painting by Pegi Smith ” She Dreams of Ravens”.
A Poet’s Garden
Gallerie Karon’s next show, opening April 3rd, is all about Spring. The whole front gallery space will be transformed into a series of gardens – Japanese, Italian and natural settings. The whole effect is romantic and fit for a poet!
It’s that time of year when Gallerie Karon takes you to the Exotic East to honor the Lunar New Year!
It’s that time again – the Holidays are coming. No matter what you celebrate, we have the perfect gift. Included are artwork by all 32 artists such as Janet Patterson pastels, Jim Langhoffer wildlife photographer, Denise Hazleton one of a kind jewelry and Kirk Zetterberg handmade teddy bears. You can also select from small version pieces of furniture and accessories for the home. Perhaps a gift for each other! We can help you create a private area in your home as a sanctuary from the world using our Buddhas, Quan Yins and more. Then of course there are our fabulous life like stuffed animals. So life like that many people think they are real taxidermy animals. These animals are popular with children and adults alike! Many are endangered species which bring awareness and make good educational tools. So bring your list and let us help – we’re good at finding the perfect gift. Please check out our brand new website! discovergalleriekaron.com with links to our Facebook page and the Ashland Gallery Association website page.
Gifts by the Gifted
It’s that time again – the Holidays are coming. No matter what you celebrate, we have the perfect gift.
Included are artwork by all 32 artists such as Pegi Smith painter, Jim Langhoffer wildlife photographer, Horst Wolfe Martian art, Liz Shepherd sumi ink cats and calligraphy and Kirk Zetterberg handmade teddy bears.
You can also select from small version pieces of furniture and accessories for the home. Perhaps a gift for each other! We can help you create a private area in your home as a sanctuary from the world using our Buddhas, Quan Yins and more.
Then of course there are our fabulous life like stuffed animals. So life like that many people think they are real taxidermy animals. These animals are popular with children and adults alike! Many are endangered species which bring awareness and make good educational tools.
So bring your list and let us help – we’re good at finding the perfect gift. Please check out our brand new website! discovergalleriekaron.com with links to our Facebook page and the Ashland Gallery Association website page.
Gallerie Karon’s October show is appropriately all about phantoms and masks. Wonderful artists who have died or moved away and seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth, not to be found (ghosts or phantoms?). At any rate, they still show their outstanding artwork with us as do others who have simply moved away but still in touch.
Our phantoms include Jack MccLarty, Mari, Vernon Lawhorn, Micki McCormic and others. Along with their artwork we will show is masks from many countries. Masks from Africa to Japan and others.
The final category for the show will be a variety of puppets, (hand, string and rod). Look for the sales display of puppet heads and the English butler, monsters and very stranger “others”! Complete puppets are the “Villain” and the ” Witch” and a roller skating cow too!! Many of these are vintage and some are more contemporary like Kermit the Frog. Natural life like animal puppets complete the show.
It’s fun and spooky at the same time. Not so spooky is the live music jazz trio, Stolen Moments playing from 5 to 8 on First Friday.
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.
Our traditional invitational all women artists show opens August 2nd.
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!
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,
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.
It’s time for Gallerie Karon’s annual show, showcasing artists who are poets and poets who are artists.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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! )
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
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.
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!
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!)
Artist as Poet
Artists are not always thought of as poets but in fact often are. Our show features both sides.
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
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!
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”!
Faces Hidden and Revealed
Masks, Portraits and Puppets
masks from all over the world
puppets in all their configurations
portraits by 5 different artists
Faces, Hidden and Revealed
Masks, Portraits and Puppets
Portraits by 5 of our artists, masks from all over the world and puppets in all their configurations
The Female of the Species Part II
Judy Benson La Neir
and many others – mixed mediums
Female of the Species – All Women Artists Invitational
over 20 artists – mixed mediums
and many others. mixed mediums
Robert Paulmenn – One Man Show
It’s been some time since Robert moved to Astoria with his partner, Mary Lou (although we’ve continued to carry his work). This show exhibits his latest work.
Love & Creation
Art by couples Diane and Leonard Lea, Rebecca Gabriel and Jonah Bornstein, Judy and Mike La Nier, Bruce Barton and Jerri Cook among others.
Music by: Allison and Victor
Part II opens May 5th.
New additions of early work by Dori Appel, Todd Davis, Jesse Widener,
Ken Deveney, and Karen Wasser.
A poetry reading is scheduled for May 17th from 7 to 8 pm.
Who knew that so many artists are also poets (and the other way around?!). This months show at Gallerie Karon has more than 10 artists/poets. We’ll feature Steve Dieffenbacher’s sketchbooks from his trail walks and new photographs paired with his poetry. Johan Bernstein will show his fantastic photographs from their recent trip to Jerusalem. Rebecca Gabriel has portraits. Both will incorporate new poetry. Liz Shepherd presents new sumi-e ink drawings with her own poems and translations of zen poetry.
Of course their will be poetry books in our new poetry corner you can purchase and have signed.
All Cats All Mediums
Take the trolley to Gallerie Karon’s to commemorate our 15th anniversary! In celebration, on March 3rd, First Friday, we will have a wine tasting by Grizzly Peak Winery from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and chocolate by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Live music will be provided by Dan Fellman and Grant Ruiz.
Gallerie Karon celebrates The Year of the Rooster! Come shop the exotic bazaars of the Eastern World. Art, antiques, iconic figures, furniture and jewelry. Countries represented include Japan, China, Afghanistan, Tibet, Nepal and more. Clothing from many countries will be featured including handmade scarves and jackets by Diane Lea, constructed from antique kimono fabrics.(as are her collages) On First Friday, February 3rd, Zahara and her musicians will perform from 5:30 to 7pm. Join us in celebrating the Year of the Rooster!
Come shop the exotic bazaars of the Eastern World. Art, antiques, iconic figures, furniture and jewelry. Join us in celebrating the Year of the Rooster!
We have just returned from a buying trip. so in addition to the work of over 30 artists, we have exotic gifts from around the world.
Gallerie Karon is a gallery unlike any other and we have recently added small pieces of antique furniture that will fit anywhere in your home.
Come let us help you select gifts for everyone on your list. Affordable art, antiques, animals, jewelry, furniture, books, cards and so much more!
Drawing on past divergent life situations, Rebecca Gabriel colors her paintings with passionate emotion. You’ll learn to explore every inch of her work to discover the richness, not only of detail, but of significance. Nothing is left to chance. Nothing is without meaning.
Female of the Species – Part II
Our annual invitational all women artists show
Over 20 artists: photography, painting, porcelain portraits, textiles, ceramics, books and cards.
The Female of the Species
Our annual, invitational, all women artists show.
Over 20 artists: photography, painting, porcelain portraits, textiles, ceramics, books and cards.
“Whimsy is her forte”. Her charming and funny artistry is well represented. Mari has her new book, “Out of the Blue Valese” along with many paintings and drawings for this exhibit.
An element of intrigue always seems to be present where romance is involved. We’ve mixed disguising masks with the art of our artists. The show reflects that many couples do artwork. Included are photography, painting, music, poetry and more. Jim Langhofer, our newest gallery member, will introduce his photograph of an extremely rare white phantom deer. Raina Bradshaw will be showing he latest jewelry and her husband, Roger Bradshaw will have his music CDs here. Rebecca Gabriel and Jonah Bornstein will show her paintings and his poetry. Come see the work of these artists and many more. The show opens June 3, First Friday, and runs for one month only. Who are the lovers? We never tell .
The exhibit continues through May showcasing artists who are also poets (and vice versa). It’s surprising how many do both!
Examples of their poetry and artwork by our artists shown side by side.
April is National Poetry Month and we are happy to join in the celebration.
Tast of Ashland participant
As you requested, all cats, all mediums.
Wild and domestic cats by our artists in watercolor, photographs, sumi ink, mixed media and tile.
Come celebrate our 14th anniversary! You’re invited to a wine tasting by Paschal Winery. And, as a participant in the Oregon Chocolate Festival, to sample chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. As always, live music. Hop on the trolley and join us!
East Meets East
First Friday – Feb. 5th
Come shop the exotic bazaars of the Eastern world. Middle Eastern dance performance by Zahara
Our Annual Gifted Show – over 30 artists work
Gallerie Karon – an art gallery and so much more.
Let us help you select gifts for everyone on your list!
Affordable art, antiques and animals
Our artists expressions of the world
The Female of the Species
Over 20 female artists all in a show of their own. By invitation – all women – all media
Husbands, Wives & Lovers
Two Hearts Beat As One
the exhibit features artist couples who sometimes work together, sometimes separately. The show combines the work of painters, writers, photographers and more. May 1st features the wines of Platt Anderson Cellars from 5-8 with chocolate! Come be inspired!
Who are the lovers? We never tell…
Artist As Poet
Examples do their poetry and artwork shown side by side
Fine Wines and Felines
As you requested…all cats, all mediums
Friday, March 6 from 5 to 8pm
Wine tasting by South Stage Cellars
Chocolate by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Come celebrate our 13th Anniversary!
Come shop the exotic bazaars of the Eastern World. Art, antiques, iconic figures, furniture and jewelry with an emphasis on textiles.
Zahara and Madrona will perform Middle Eastern dance and music at 6 and 7 pm Feb. 6
Our annual gift show with 28 artists and guests for a twist on the usual!
Held over by over by popular demand with new additions!
FROM THE HEAD TO THE HEART
THE ART AND MUSINGS
Over 20 artists in a show all their own!
Our Third Annual invitational exhibit. All women, all media
One Man Show for Jerri Cook Barton Porcelain Plaques – “The Ethnic Series” Somalia Mother and Child Shown with a collection of masks from around the world.
Husbands, Wives and Lovers exhibit continues through June with new additions! Come be inspired By the obvious visions of love for each other expressed by these artists.
Artist As Poet
Examples of artwork by poets shown side by side. On April 23rd at 7pm a rare poetry reading here in the gallery with 5 different poets.
East Meets East Part II
Celebrate Chinese New Year – The Year of the Horse
Come with us to the marketplaces of the Eastern World. Japan, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, Thailand, India, Morocco and Nepal.
Discover artwork, icons, textiles, jewelry, masks and more!
With the addition of local artists interpretations.
MARTIAN ARTIST GOES ABSTRACT!
New work by Horst Wolf (with smattering of earlier work)
The Female of the Species Our annual invitational show of all women artists in a show of their own. Continues through September with new additions. Isis Revisited by J. Ellen Austin
The Female of the Species
Our annual invitational exhibit
All women artists in a show all their own
Images of Water
Our Artists Interpretations
15 artists expressions of water through varied mediums. Exhibit of tsunami and flood photos.
Husbands, Wives and Lovers… All You Need is Love May and June features our annual exhibit showcasing artists who sometimes work together, sometimes separately. The show combines the work of painters, writers, photographers and more. Come be inspired by the love for each other expressed by these artists. Who are the lovers? We never tell ! Introducing Richard Royce bronze sculptures and digital collage by Kristina Royce.
All English Show featuring the work of: * Ken Deveney, photography * Bruce Barnes, water colorist Gallerie Karon is “A Taste of Ashland” participant
Come with us on Safari ! Six artists and counting including pieces from a private collection.
Another opportunity to explore unique affordable art. 25 artists’ work for affordable Holiday giving! Come see us!
Jesse says, “Reality is perceived, and this is entirely subjective as perception itself. Constraining our perception to one “reality” when…in some way, reality either ceases to exist or never existed to begin with.”
The Female of the Species HELD OVER WITH NEW ADDITIONS 20 women artists in a show all their own Our first annual invitational all women’s exhibit All media which includes the fantastic work of CHARU COLORADO
Husbands, Wives and Lovers A Reflection of Love May and June features our 7th annual Husbands, Wives and Lovers exhibit showcasing artists who sometimes work together, sometimes separately. The show combines the work of painters, writers, photographers and more. Come be inspired by the obvious reflections of love for each other expressed by these artists. Who are the lovers? We never tell !
Kenya to Kermit Masks and Puppets * Tribute to Margaret and Arthur Wasser, professional puppeteers * Masks from all over the world * Puppets in all their configurations * A Taste of Ashland participant
East Meets East VI Visit the Marketplaces of the Eastern World * Artifacts * Textiles * Adornments, Artwork and more! * Celebrating our 10th Anniversary * Chocolate Festival Participant featuring Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolate Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the displays of kimonos and other exotic textiles. Admire the intricate embroidery. Try on sensational jewelry, both ancient and contemporary interpretations. Take time to sit back for a cup of tea. (Later, you’ll be sitting on your balcony, enjoying a glass of wine in your new ethnic apparel. Will it be a Japanese kimono or Turkish vest?) Or, if you’d rather, display these wonderful vintage pieces on your wall. The opportunities are endless and exciting! Bring the exotic East into your home without leaving Ashland!
Water Flows in Many Ways Our artists interpretations. From the smallest koi pond to the ocean.
Creating magical elements of art Kathryn Jacobi Rebecca Gabriel Featuring all new works by Robert Paulmann