Wild Life Photographer, Dan Elster

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Meet the artists: Wild Life Photographer, Dan Elster, Painter, Wendy Bloom, and Fiber Artist Robbin Pearce. Live Music with Liz Jones.

April First Friday Featured Artists

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Featured Artists: Photographer, Leonard Lea; Gallery Artists, Paula Fong & Marty Hogan; Print Artist, Amy Godard; Studio Artists, Marty Hogan & Michael Corcoran; Musician, Martin Ball.

A Panoramic Point Of View with Photographer John Kirk

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Featured Photographer: John Kirk Show:  A Panoramic Point of View   Award-winning photographer John Kirk displays a retrospective of his favorite panoramic images as Featured Photographer for January in the Photographer’s Gallery at Ashland Art Center. He searches for unusual and dynamic landscapes and his travels have taken him to the Lavender fields of Sequim, WA, the farm lands of Oregon and the Red Rock Country of the Southwest.  John has shown his work and taken the top awards at many fine art shows throughout the West. Featured Musician: Generation Jones will be performing from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Generation Jones, the father and son duet of Jeffrey and Julian Jones play a variety of music based mostly around the Celtic traditions on guitar, fiddle and vocals but, they often throw a few surprises in their sets including old-time, Klezmer, classic rock and surf tunes.  Jeff and Julian have been performing together since Julian was six years old.  They have performed at most of the region’s retirement facilities, local Irish Pubs, artists galleries and regional retirement music events.  In the summer of 2010, they performed in Florence, Italy and in Dublin, Doolin […]

Three Dimensional Printmade Jewelery by Tiffany Hokanson

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Tiffany Hokanson will be showing her copper etched and metal jewelry in Studio 6B. Carolee Buck and Donna Hertz are the Upstairs Featured Artists and their work can be seen in Studio #10”. David Lorenz Winston’s photography will be on display at The Photographers Gallery and JJ Joss will be providing live music. 

The Art of Midge Black

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Come and see the art of Midge Black, including paintings, drawings, and prints. Melody Blore,the featured studio artist, has a happy palette and works in acrylic. Featured Clay Artist Sheri Clarey, will be showing her work. Darcie Sternenberg, a photographer specializing in black and white imagery and she will be showing her work at The Photographer’s Gallery. Blades of Grass will be providing music.

Magical Realism -Whimsical Animals: The Artwork of Liza Hamilton and Denise Kester

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Imaginative needle felted wool sculptures by fiber artist Liza Hamilton will be displayed with Denise Kester’s ‘Story Art’. This month: Printmaker, Tiffany Hokanson, will be displaying her most recent work as the downstairs featured artist at the Ashland Art Center. Featured Gallery Artist, Linda Dixon is showing oil paintings of local images. Leonard Lea is a local nature photographer living in Ashland Oregon who will be featuring a selection of images entitled “Floral Impressions” at The Photographers Gallery.

Ponchos on Parade by Laura Lawrence

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Textile artist Laura Lawrence will present Ponchos on Parade in Upstairs in Studio #7. Paula Fong, watercolor illustratins, and Jane Sterling , ceramic sculpture, will be featured in the main Gallery. And visit featued downstairs artist Elijah Boor in Studios # 2B and #3B.
visit Elijah downstairs in Studios # 2B and #3B

A Method to the Madness by Debra Rene Harder

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A Method to the Madness by Debra Rene Harder, the Featured Photographer of July 2016. July’s Upstairs Featured Artists – Zoe West and Susanne Petermann will be presenting their work in Upstairs Studio #6. Downstairs Featured Artist, Lisa Eldredge will present her ceramics and the Gallery Featured Artists are Hannah Brehmer and Leah Mebane. Accapellaré will present live music.

Ashland Middle School Student Artwork Exibit

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Ashland Middle School will be exhibiting artwork from the students of Christie Boyd, Visual Arts Instructor at AMS. Featured Studio Artists; Studio 5 – Thalia Keple, Michael Corcoran and Marty Hogan, Downstairs – Amy Godard and Featured Photographer, Julie Bonney will be displaying their works.

Jo Ann Manzone – Mother Earth-the Art of Botanical Printing

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Jo Ann Manzone, a felter, botanical printer and dyer displays her botanical prints in her showcase entitled Mother Earth-The Art of Botanical Printing.
Samantha McDermott, fiber artist and natural dyeing.
Live music by APhoebe Knowles and Accapellaré

Dean Buchser

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Dean Buchser has been creating mosaics for over twenty years, He thrives on the vibrant colors and reflections in his mosaic mirrors. The convex mirrors warp what we see into what it just might be. What exactly is behind the looking glass?

Creating mosaics for over twenty years, I thrive on the vibrant colors and reflections in my mosaic mirrors. The convex mirrors warp what we see into what it just might be. What exactly is behind the looking glass?

With a zest for Central American culture and my early years in the desert southwest, I sculpt what I have seen in my dreams. There are places in time that change us and sculpt us into who we are, who we have been and who we will become. These little steps or giant leaps we take are so much who we are as people and as artists.

Visit Dean upstairs in Studio #8.

Sexual Assault Survivor’s Healing (SASH) Group Art Show

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Sexual Assault Survivor’s Healing (SASH) Group Art Show will be in the main classroom.

The Wonderful World of Wool with Jo Ann Manzone

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Jo Ann Manzone, a felter, botanical printer and dyer combines these skills to create her pieces for “The Wonderful World of Wool” exhibit. Liza Hamilton creates expressive animals, each possessing its own unique energy and presence, come to life in all shapes and sizes using only wool and a felting needle.

Lacey River by Jessica Lee

In the Garden

Jessica Lee, mother of two children, is an Ashland, Oregon based mixed media artist. Her collage paintings incorporate re-purposed and ecological materials delivering deep color, textures and layered assemblages. She finds inspiration in the nature of petals, branches, feathers, botanicals and the ocean. With a foundation as an advocate and guide for young artists, Jessica Lee’s collections of mixed media creations are now available for public display. Jessica has studied with Portland, Oregon artist Flora Bowley and is the niece of renowned California artist Pamela Findleton.     Samantha McDermott-Goldie, Lower Level Featured Artist As a child I loved to create potions out of everything around me, trees, flowers, and mushrooms. I would put everything I collected into a jar to bake and ferment in the sun. And being an adult back in Ashland after living in the corporate world of fashion I have decided to go back to my love of making potions. From my surroundings, farms, gardens, and parks, I gather organic material and then hand dye textiles into one of kind pieces of art. I do this in hopes of challenging what clothes are made of and how, […]

Wearable Art by Marty Hogan

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Featured co-op GALLERY artists will be Michael Corcoran and Marty Hogan; Featured upstairs STUDIO artist, Laura Lawrence; and the Featured lower level STUDIO artist, Robbin Pearce
Featured Photographer of the Month: Lewis Anderson and Acoustic Jazz Music by Garrett Baxter and Brandon Crafts

Drawing and Painting with Carolee Buck

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Carolee Buck will be featuring her Ashland scenes done in pen and ink, watercolor. Visit her in her studio #10 upstairs during the Art Walk Friday, Experience the magical, woodland-themed show, Spirits in the Forest by Paula R. Fong and Liza Hamilton, in the AAC gallery during the First Friday artwalk, and throughout the month of November. And don’t miss Lisa Eldridge in the basement Ceramic Studio. Check out the eARThly Biomimicry Series in Studio 5b in lower level. Live music by Phoenix Sigalove and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Jane Sterling

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Sculptures and earrings by Jane Sterling and mixed media Altars, Shrines and Mosaic mirrors by Leslie Gibbons. Live music, by Phoenix Sigalove, and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Do What Your Heart Wants to Do, Printmaking and Mixed Media by Denise Kester

"Mother Natura Revisited" is a mixed media encaustic 16 X 20. This is a detail from the original.

Printmaking and Mixed Media by Denise Kester in studio #8 upstairs. Gallery Coop Artists; Natalie Stawsky, Handmade fabric flowers upstairs in Studio #2, and Jo Ann Manzone, Wearable Felt Art upstairs in studio #9. Live music and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Handmade Fabric Flowers by Natalie Stawsky

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Handmade fabric flowers by Natalie Stawsky upstairs in Studio #2 and Wearable Felt Art by Jo Ann ManzoneBeaded in upstairs, studio #9. . Live music and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Dogs Look Good in Blue, Watercolors by Rachel Jean Fisher

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Pet portraiture by Rachel Jean Fisher in the Artist Underground (Studio #1B, lower level), and upstairs in Studio #5, Beaded Tapestries by Thalia Keple and Wearable Art by Marty Hogan. Live music and refreshments for the First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

“Out of the Box” by Susanne Petermann & “Bead Embroidery” by Stephanie Gould

a collage (an assemblage of disparate images) by Susanne Petermann

Featured artists are Susanne Petermann with her collages & Stephanie Gould with her bead embroidery. Join Susanne and Stephanie upstairs at AAC. Live music and refreshments for First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

“Behind The Looking Glass” Mosaic mirrors and sculpture by Dean Buchser

Serpents and mirrors by Dean Buchser

Featured artist is Dean Buchser with his hand made mosaic mirrors. Join Dean upstairs in his second floor studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments for First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Ceramics by Donna Marie

Ceramics by Donna Marie

Featured artist is Donna Marie with her hand made ceramics. Join Liza upstairs in her studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments for First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Wooly Wonders, Fiber Art Creations by Liza Hamilton

Wooly Wonders, Fiber Art Creations by Liza Hamilton

Featured artist is Liza Hamilton with her fantastical, whimsical fiber art creations. Join Liza at the featured artist wall upstairs or in her studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments for First Friday reception. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

“Painting with Yarn” textile art by Laura Lawrence

"Laughing Lupine Poppy Fields" abstract knit vest

Featured artist is textile artist, Laura Lawrence with “Painting with Yarn”. Join Laura in her studio upstairs at AAC. Live music by JJ Joss and refreshments. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Mixed Media and Book Arts of Printmaker with Denise Kester

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Featured artist is printmaker Denise Kester with “Mixed Media and Book Arts”. Join Denise in her studio upstairs at AAC. Live music and refreshments. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Paste Papers by Candy Wooding

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Featured artist is Candy Wooding with “Paste Papers” paper art. Join Candy for a paste paper making demo and view her amazing folded paper art in her studio upstairs at AAC. Live music and refreshments. Three floors of art and artists studios to explore!

Paintings and Illustrations by Elijah Boor

Elijah Boor

Elijah Boor’s digital and traditional paintings and illustrations is featured in his studio downstairs at AAC in the Artist’s Underground. All three floors of art, artists in their students. Special Show in the Classroom: Enrichment Studio Show. Live music, refreshments.

“Tuned into Tunics” fiber art by Jo Ann Manzone

Jo Ann Manzone

Jo Ann Manzone, a nationally known felter is featured in ““Tuned into Tunics” in her studio at AAC. Three floors of art, artists in their students. Special Show in the Classroom: TBA. Live music, refreshments.

“Assemblage: Recycle, Repurpose, Experiment” mixed media assemblage by Dale Muir

Dale in her studio upstairs at AAC

Dale Muir’s mixed media assemblage art is featured in “Assemblage: Recycle, Repurpose, Experiment” in her studio upstairs at AAC. Three floors of art, artists in their students. Special Show in the Classroom: TBA. Live music, refreshments.

“Works on paper” Printmaking art by Tiffany Hokanson

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Tiffany Hokanson’s printmaking art is featured in “Works on Paper” in the AAC Print Studio, lower level of AAC. Three floors of art, artists in their students. Special Show in the Classroom: Hearts and Hopes Illuminated, Survivor Art Show. Live music, refreshments.

Oil Paintings by Terry Frosini

Realistic Nikon S2, oil painting by Terry Frosini

“I paint what interests me in the moment; I look for a challenge, something I have not tried before, perhaps something I may fail at.” – Terry Frosini
Terry’s realistic oil paintings of portraits, landscapes, and still lifes draw you in with their charm and ability to tell a story. Visit Terry in his studio in the Artists Underground on the lower level of Ashland Art Center. Learn about his process and the stories behind each unique piece.

As always, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center. There will also be refreshments and live music on First Friday.

Ceramics by Kami Carlson

Ceramic vessel by Kami Carlson

Kami Carlson, ceramicist and teacher, will be showing her stylish functional and decorative wares. Live music by Henry Mercer. Special show in the Classroom: John Muir School’s student show with music by the John Muir School band at 5:45. As always: galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of the Art Center!

“Fun with Felt” felted art and wearables by Jo Ann Manzone

Autumn Orange Vest detail pin by Jo Ann Manzone

Fun with Felt, felted art and wearbables by Jo Ann Manzone, upstairs in her studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments. Special show in the Classroom: The Enrichment Ceramics Program, art by students in the AAC Enrichment program. Print Studio art supply sale and Clay Studio ceramics sale on the lower level.

“New Sanctuary One Animal Paintings” by Dana Feagin

"Hickory" oil painting by Dana Feagin

“New Sanctuary One Animal Paintings”
Oil Paintings by Dana Feagin
Dana Feagin’s expressive animal portraits are eye-catching and memorable. She has an innate ability to show animals’ funny, quirky characteristics. She paints portraits of pets and rescue animals from local shelters. For the month of October, Dana is showing seven new paintings of rescue animals from Sanctuary One, a non-profit farm in Jacksonville, OR. Ten percent of sales from these paintings and associated prints and cards will be donated to Sanctuary One. There will be an opening reception on First Friday, October 4, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. As always on First Fridays, visitors will find galleries, open studios, art, and artists on all three floors of AAC with live music and refreshments. The AAC Print Studio will be holding a reception for its Artist-in Residence Shannon Yost. There will also be a special show in the Classroom with non-profit Eyes to Burma showing photographs by humanitarian and photographer Fred Stockwell.