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!

Safari ! Part II – Deeper into Africa

African dog mask

  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!

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.

Artist as Poet

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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! )

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

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.

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!

Husbands, Wives and Lovers

The Country Dance
by Renoir

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 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.

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

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!

Gifts by the Gifted

Gifts!

Our Holiday Show with over 30 artists

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

Affordable antiques, art & animals

Let us be your “Personal Shopper”!

HELD OVER

chiwara

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

African mask

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

Light Touch by Janet Patterson

The Female of the Species Part II
Judy Benson La Neir

Gloria Kramer

Liz Shephard

Diane Lea

Jenwah

and many others – mixed mediums

The Female of the Species

Light Touch by Janet Patterson

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

Gloria Kramer

Liz Shephard

Diane Lea

Jenwah

and many others. mixed mediums

Robert Paulmenn

by Robert Paulmenn

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.

Husbands, Wives and Lovers

Love & Creation

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

Music by: Allison and Victor

Artist as Poet – Part II

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.

Artist as Poet

Summer Lake Darkness by Steve Dieffenbacher

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.

Fine Wines and Felines

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.

East Meets East

Antique Chinese Bridal Box

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!

East Meets East

Antique Chinese Bridal Box

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!  

Our Annual Show, “Gifts from the Gifted”, Continues

gifted

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!

Rebecca Gabriel – Being and Becoming – Solo Exhibition

The Visitation
By Rebecca Gabriel

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.

The Female of the Species – Part II

Behold

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

Behold

The Female of the Species
Our annual, invitational, all women artists show.
Over 20 artists: photography, painting, porcelain portraits, textiles, ceramics, books and cards.

Mari ! A One Woman Show thru July

Mari !

“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.

HUSBANDS, WIVES AND LOVERS – Romance and Intrigue

Beauty Unmasked

  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 .  

Artist As Poet

Tyger by William Blake

The exhibit continues through May showcasing artists who are also poets (and vice versa). It’s surprising how many do both!

ARTIST AS POET

Tyger by William Blake

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

Fine Wines and Felines

Cat on Step Sumi Ink
by Liz Sheperd

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

East Meets East
First Friday – Feb. 5th
Come shop the exotic bazaars of the Eastern world. Middle Eastern dance performance by Zahara

Gifted

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

Around The World In 30 Days

Our artists expressions of the world

The Female of the Species – Through September

The Female of the Species
Over 20 female artists all in a show of their own. By invitation – all women – all media

Husbands, Wives and Lovers

The Lovers by Rebecca Gabriel

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

Tyger by William Blake

Artist As Poet
Examples do their poetry and artwork shown side by side

Fine Wines and Felines

sumi ink by Liz Sheppard

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!

East Meets East Part ll

1910 Chinese ladies jacket

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

GIFTED

unique gift giving at Gallerie Karon

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 OF MARI

FROM THE HEAD TO THE HEART
THE ART AND MUSINGS
OF
MARI

The Female of the Species

Over 20 artists in a show all their own!

Our Third Annual invitational exhibit. All women, all media

The World of Faces

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 – Held Over

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

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

Dancing Deva Bronze Figure

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!

MARTIAN ARTIST GOES ABSTRACT!
New work by Horst Wolf (with smattering of earlier work)

September show

  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

The Female of the Species
Our annual invitational exhibit
All women artists in a show all their own

Images of Water

Images of Water
Our Artists Interpretations
15 artists expressions of water through varied mediums. Exhibit of tsunami and flood photos.

Husbands, Wives and Lovers

The Lovers by Horst Wolf

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.

April in England

All English Show featuring the work of: * Ken Deveney, photography * Bruce Barnes, water colorist Gallerie Karon is “A Taste of Ashland” participant

Safari III

Come with us on Safari ! Six artists and counting including pieces from a private collection.

Gifted Held Over!

Another opportunity to explore unique affordable art. 25 artists’ work for affordable Holiday giving! Come see us!

Jesse Widener Newest Photography…”alternate perceptions of commonly accepted reality”

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

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

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

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

HELD OVER!

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!

Images of Water II …

Water Flows in Many Ways Our artists interpretations. From the smallest koi pond to the ocean.

Alchemy: Artist and Model

Creating magical elements of art Kathryn Jacobi Rebecca Gabriel Featuring all new works by Robert Paulmann