Bridget Reynolds, Featured Artist

Deity Arts

Bridget Reynolds, Deity Arts is our featured artist for February.  Her Ganesh theme will be represented in her drawings, tracing mono prints multi-media, journals and cards.  Bridget, a Business Consultant and Artist came to art late in life and has found such joy and depth in the process. From the beginning she was compelled to create deities and has followed this. She loves and respects the energy that presents as she works and hopes that this energy translates to the pieces created. Featured Photographer: John Christer Petersen Show:  A Hidden Gem in Sweden John-Christer Petersen is a local photographer who has shown his work in multiple venues in the Rogue Valley.  In recent history, though raised by Danish parents, John discovered that he was adopted and is Swedish.  Instead of being an “only” child he has been welcomed into a large family in Sweden.  Last summer John made another trip to Sweden to visit his family and to learn more about his true heritage.  He will be showing “A Hidden Gem in Sweden”, at The Photographer’s Gallery in the Ashland Art Center during the 1st Friday Art Walk in Ashland on February 3rd.         […]

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, […]