In Memoriam JEGA Stone Sculptor and Artist J.Ellen Austin

sepia photo of J. Ellen looking up and smiling in great joy wearing a black hat with a feather in a pearl choker necklace and a long strand of pearls with a black long sleeved shirt down to her crossed hands, A lovely attitude

JEGA, A Woman With Attitude J. Ellen Austin

In Memoriam, J. Ellen Austin, resident sculptor of her JEGA Gallery and Sculpture Garden, in Ashland, Oregon, passed on to trip the light fantastic, November 3, 2015, with her loving family by her side.

J. Ellen, known for being a stone and multi-media sculptor, was a founding member of the Ashland Gallery Association. Her artwork, often satirical and provocative, entices the viewer to think! She motivated and inspired people from all walks of life, in her worldly travels, and the JEGA Gallery’s First Friday Art walk events and annual art shows including, “Women With Attitude and Men Who Love Women With Attitude!’ and Jefferson State Sculpture Exhibits, she was known admired and loved.

J. Ellen, Sculptor, poses with a lifesize wooden sculpture of a whimsical bimbo in yellow

J Ellen Enjoying Art!

J. Ellen would ask you, ‘What do you do to make this a better world?’  Open a New Window, Open a New Door!

In lieu of flowers, consider fighting for the ARTS! 

By donating to the JEGA Students Art Fund!  Start by contacting the Ashland Gallery Association P.O. Box 241 | Ashland, Oregon 97520 | 541-488-8430

As our Ashland Community is sad to learn of J. Ellen’s passing

Join Friends and Family to Celebrate “Remembering JEGA!” J Ellen Austin’s Life and Legacy “Pourquoi Pas?”

Sunday, January 17,2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ashland Community Center 59 Winburn Way in Ashland’s Lithia Park

 

Jane Ellen Gilson Austin July 1,1925 – November 3, 2015

Artist, stone sculptor, JEGA gallery owner, visionary, entrepreneur,
pioneer, activist, role model, rebel, debutante, feminist, learned and
athletic, traveler, wife, mother of four, grandmother of two –
dedicated to learning, growing, giving and laughing.

J. Ellen’s  final installment, “Passing Thru”, Translucent Italian Alabaster, can be visited at Scenic Hills Cemetery, Ashland, Oregon.

J. Ellen’s final installment, “Passing Thru”, Translucent Italian Alabaster, can be visited at Scenic Hills Cemetery, Ashland, Oregon.

 

J. Ellen’s  final installment, Italian Translucent Alabaster, “Passing Through”, can be visited at

the Scenic Hills Memorial Park at 2585 East Hills Dr, Ashland, OR 97520.

In lieu of flowers, consider fighting for the ARTS! by donating to the
JEGA Student Art Fund by contacting the Ashland Gallery Association P.O. Box 241 | Ashland, Oregon 97520 | 541-488-8430
For more information please phone 541 488-2474 email jega4art@gmail.com

Stone Sculptor J. Ellen Austin with chisel and hammer is hands showing technique to art students at the JEGA Gallery Studio

Do What You Love And Love What You Do!