Art de Noel and Masterpiece Benefit Event

Simeon's Moment

It’s wonderful, wintry, and a nod to the pleasures of sacred traditional Christmas art and music.  “Art de Noel” happening at the Ashland Pony Espresso/Washington Federal on First Friday, December 7th! Come join us for a group show of works by Masterpiece artists from across the country and for a Masterpiece Open House and Benefit event – complete with jazzy and acoustical strings with classical guitarist Michael Farley and Paula Garrett on the fiddle, silent auction items, artsy gifts sales all benefitting the ongoing work of Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation and its Magna Deo vision and project.- from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Silent auction ends at 7:30. Come to enjoy the camaraderie of art lovers, music appreciators and a community of Christmas joy.

Mera Oliveria

He was Cold

Mera Oliveria is a painter, a chalk art performer, and actress who loves art as a universal language that speaks of the spiritual and emotional journey that no one can escape.

“Framed Tales” – Featuring Art by Melanie E. Cardinal at Ashland Pony Espresso, October 5th, 2018

Melanie is a storyteller. She uses her experiences and observations of life and expresses them in her art. She works with photography and mixed media.

“Beyond the Clouds” – Featuring Art by Tonya Bloomer at Ashland Pony Espresso, September 7th, 2018

Tonya Bloomer’s whimsically illustrative art is a joyous invitation to step outside our everyday expectations into a world of surprise, possibilities, and fun.

“Creative Wilds” – Featuring Art by Sandy Cathcart at Ashland Pony Espresso, August 3rd, 2018

Sandy Cathcart is a freelance writer, photographer and artist who paints under the name of SCAT. She writes and paints about Creator and everything wild.

“The Light of Life” – Featuring Art by Charity Hubbard at Ashland Pony Espresso, July 6th, 2018

Charity Hubbard has been a professional and fine artist for over 20 years. She lives in Southern Oregon and finds much inspiration around her in landscape and people.

“Beauty and Light” – Featuring Art by Sheri Dinardi at Ashland Pony Espresso, June 1st, 2018

“Painting for me is an expression of life. Simple everyday beauty surrounds us. There is our challenge… to communicate life and beauty to our viewers.” ~ Sheri Dinardi

“The Joys of Imagination” – Featuring Art by Kay Myer at Ashland Pony Espresso, May 4th, 2018

Watercolors have been Kay’s creative source since the 1980s and she loves exploring the endless possibilities of this medium. She has won recognition in multiple international challenges.

“Rest for the Soul” – Featuring Art by Debby Fisher at Ashland Pony Espresso, April 6th, 2018

Debby Fisher’s art conveys a warmth and restfulness that invites the viewer to enter the world in her images, a world where the chaos of life pauses and we find we can breathe again.

“A World in Graphite” – Featuring Art by Kim Ragsdale at Ashland Pony Espresso, March 2nd, 2018

Kim Ragsdale’s ultra-realistic drawings are an expression of her experiences in country living. She conceptualizes an era of working cowboys and the animals and action that surround them.

“Passion and Beauty” – Featuring Art by Veronica Thomas at Ashland Pony Espresso, February 2nd, 2018

Join us at the Ashland Pony Espresso/Washington Federal Bank for First Friday Art Walk, February 2nd, from 5pm-8pm, for a show featuring the exquisite, inspiring work of local artist Veronica Thomas. Grab a cup of coffee or some delicious food, meet the artist, and enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of looking at beautiful art and talking with other creatives.   About this month’s featured artist: Veronica Thomas was born in South Africa and spent some formative years growing up in a small town situated at the gates of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, but now lives in the United States, in Oregon. She draws on her experiences, influences, and personal understanding from both cultures to create her own expression in art. She enjoys painting a variety of subject matter including figurative, landscapes and still-life. Her desire is to capture glimpses of the Divine, not only in nature, but also in everyday things. Her work is primarily representational and traditional in approach, maybe described as “passionate realism”. As part of her ongoing learning process she has participated in workshops with renowned artists like Kevin Beilfuss, Frank Ordaz and Thomas Blackshear. She […]

“Tales and Dreams” – Featuring Art by J.N. Garrett at Ashland Pony Espresso, January 5th, 2018

Join us at the Ashland Pony Espresso/Washington Federal Bank for First Friday Art Walk, January 5th, from 5pm-8pm, for our first show of 2018, featuring the story and imagination focused work of local artist Jennifer Garrett. Grab a cup of coffee or some delicious food, meet the artist, and enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of looking at art and talking with other creatives. We will also be featuring a live iPad drawing demo by Jennifer and two works by Tom duBois, courtesy of Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation (MCFAF)   About this month’s featured artist: Jennifer Garrett (J.N. Garrett) completed the four-year fine arts program with Semyon Bilmes at Atelier Maui (formerly Ashland Academy of Art) in 2011. Since then, she has continued to study through various avenues, including the Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation artist conferences, and courses at Schoolism.com. Jennifer works as an art instructor and part time freelancer, and serves as the art walk coordinator for the artists of the Masterpiece Artist Guild. Jennifer enjoys exploring a wide range of artistic media in her pursuit to create art that conveys emotions and stories. She works in pencil, […]

December Ashland Art Walk

It’s wonderful, wintery, “Art de Noel” show happening at the Ashland Pony Espresso on First Friday, December 1st! Come join us for a group show of work by our local Masterpiece Guild Artists and for a Masterpiece Open House and Benefit event – complete with jazzy and sacred strings music, silent auction, and artsy gifts – all running from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. $10 specialty coffee/dessert tickets available at the door, or you can order something from the Pony’s menu. There will also be raffle tickets available online and at the door for a beautiful, hand crafted artisan quilt. We look forward to seeing you there for all the fun!  

Featured Artist Sandy Cathcart November 3rd at the Ashland Pony Espresso

Join us at the Ashland Pony Espresso/Washington Federal Bank for First Friday Art Walk, November 3rd, from 5pm-8pm, for a beautiful show featuring the work of local artist Sandy Cathcart. Grab a cup of coffee or some delicious food, meet the artist, and enjoy an inspiring evening of looking at art and talking with other creatives. Plus, we will be showing a teaching video from renowned artist Jeffrey Watts in the Washington Federal Community Room during the event. We look forward to seeing you there! The Pony Espresso is located at 175 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520. You can see more of Sandy Cathcart’s work here on her website.

October First Friday at Ashland Pony Espresso

Friday, October 6th, Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation will once again be showing at the Ashland Pony Espresso with select works by featured MCFAF artists, as well as a selection of work by local artistic talent. We invite you to stop by and enjoy the show! The Pony will be open for extended hours during the art walk, from 5pm until 8pm.

Words in Red – Masterpiece 2017/2018 West Coast/Southwest tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUbHccIC2SQ

“Best exhibit to come to Eugene this year”, “Compelling”, “Moving”. “Words in Red – the Direct, Uncensored, Provocative Words of Jesus” is Masterpiece’s 2017/2018 traveling exhibit on its  7 city West Coast/Southwest tour. In Ashland July 1 – 23rd this visual plethora of compelling artistically rendered scenes by nationally recognized art legends Michael Dudash, Frank Ordaz, Chris Hopkins, Glenn Harrington, Mick McGinty, Ron DiCianni, Dan Chen and more. Stroll through Nicodemus at Night, The Woman at the Well, Healing of the Blind Beggar, The Woman Caught in Adultery, the demise of the demon possessed pigs, the resurrected Christ on the shore of Galilee.   Experience the cinematic sounds of the Words in Red music score, “Sanctus” by composer Willem van Wyk .   Plus Rogue Valley artists Austin Maloney, Veronica Thomas, Cathy Gallatin,  Debby Fisher and Sandy Cathcart.  For this show only Masterpiece moves to Rogue Coworks on the corner of E. Main and  64 N. Pioneer.  Celebrate at the opening reception with us Saturday, July 1st  at 7:00 pm ( $7 at the door/reception) .    Open Daily   11 a.m. – 7 p.m.    Sun. noon – 6.   Regular admission is free.   Group tours […]

Back to Eden – Epic Awe Around Us – June 2nd and 3rd at Pony Espresso

The First Temptation by Chris Hopkins

“Back to Eden – Epic Awe Around Us”, featuring works from the collection of Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation and its local guild of artists.

The Cinema – Films, Leading Ladies, and The Greatest Story Ever Told”

"Blessed is He" by Tom DuBois - giclee on canvas

Friday, April 7th and Saturday April 8th stop by Pony Espresso/Washington Federal for a pairing with Ashland’s Independent Film Festival with paintings by the Masterpiece Guild featuring artistic renderings of  “The Cinema -Films, Leading Ladies and the Greatest Story Ever Told.”  Featuring works by Sheri Dinardi, Charity Hubbard, Jennifer Garrett, Melanie Cardinal, Sandy Cathcart, Austin Maloney, Emily VanWyk, Debby Fisher, Veronica Thomas and more. Live music with violinist/fiddler Paula Garrett and her always charming ensemble of stringed friends. Special feature this month:  Live Digital art demonstration by Jennifer Garret, “The Portable Studio” – a demo using digital media to create original, hand drawn art. Learn to Draw digitally like a pro! Friday 4/7/17 (During the Art Walk) Saturday 4/8/17 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.