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

"Step-Up to Help Out" Fall Fundraising Event

“Step-Up to Help Out” Fall Fundraising Event

“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 been a passion of mine; painting. Ever since I discovered my enthusiasm for art, I greatly enjoyed sharing my creations with others. Naturally, when someone suggested to me to do a gallery show, the idea stuck.

“For the past four months I have been beefing up some of my already existing works of art, as well as working on a few new pieces. A commonality of all my paintings share is that the image being portrayed is only in black and white, or black ink. Recently, black India Ink has become my favorite medium to work with. It leaves the finished product looking sharp as well as eye catching.

“For me, art is the representation of the human experience. An outlet for all emotion and thought. It is something that calms me, making me feel at peace. It has become my own form of meditation.

“My work is a representation of my personal experience, sharing it with the world is the next step for me.”

VISIT ASHLAND ARTWORKS’ five galleries brimming with the unique creations of 14 local artists. View watercolors that make you laugh, clay pots that tilt and dance, wire sculptures of all things imaginable, clocks built from collected antique parts, hand-painted silk scarves swirling with colors, clay birds who hold coffee cups, assemblages fashioned from parts of pianos, watches, violins and more. Walk through our gardens or relax on our deck along the creek.

Summer Hours: Wed 11 to 3, Thurs-Fri-Sat 10 to 5, Sun 11 to 3, Closed Mon & Tues

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,
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.

"Clay Creatures" by Marydee Bombick and "Wonderful Wood" by John Weston

“Clay Creatures” by Marydee Bombick and “Wonderful Wood” by John Weston