Ashland High School art student Rachel Feinberg will show her work at Nimbus in Ashland. [Photo courtesy of AGA]

AHS students showcased at First Friday art walk

Celebrate art by Ashland High School students during the Ashland Gallery Association's annual student art show. Alongside art by regional and national artists, art by students will be featured through March at participating galleries and businesses in downtown Ashland, the Railroad District and surrounding areas.

On Friday, March 2, receptions for the young artists will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the various venues. Look for paintings, drawings, jewelry, woodwork and photography.

Students Ginny Cotton and Grace Jack will be showcased at American Trails; Jade Bromley, Izzy Duval, Taylor Monroe and Curtis Jones at Ashland Art Center; Gemti Loewenstein, Enya Cochran, Harrison Romney, Kai Cheval, Vincent Forster, Joah Margul, Olivia Mellon, Dane Reynolds, Riley Gaston, Maddi Shumway and Nolan Rinefort at Ashland Art Works; Indi Reynolds, Nicole Mullen and Sierrah Kelly at Art & Soul Gallery; Indigo Magana, Cruz McNamara, Meridith Granger, Reuben Fellman, Aanisah Clark and Claren Shields at Ashland Natural Medicine; Ian Rinefort at Hanson Howard Gallery; Rachel Feinberg, Sasha Aazami and Eliana Olsen at Nimbus; Olivia Gower at Liquid Assets Wine Bar; and Charlie Burr and Althea Moyer at Mountain Provisions.

Other highlights on Friday's art walk include plein-air pastel and watercolor paintings by Thomas M. Houston at Houston's Custom Framing; "In Search of Bali Hai," photography by Darcie Sternenberg at Photographers' Gallery; and "Rust Obsessions," by Darlene Southworth, Marta Marthas, Jo Ann Manzone, Tiffany Hokanson and Susanne Petermann, and "Chasing Time, acrylic and mixed media paintings by Marcy Greene, at Ashland Art Center.

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association: 

AMERICAN TRAILS: 250 E. Main St., 541-482-2553 or americantrails.com. Storyteller dolls of Helen Cordero of Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or artandsoulgallery.com.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or ashlandartcenter.org. "Rust Obsessions," assemblage, collage and textiles created with found rusty objects. Live music will be performed by Blades of Grass.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or ashlandartworks.com.

CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: Near the intersection of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus, Ashland. See facebook.com/cvagalleries or call 541-552-8315.

Spring exhibits feature students, faculty and regional artists and run through Wednesday, March 21, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings. Look for Kaylee Vanek's "Divulge" in the Retzlaff Gallery; "Women in Action," a collection of works by SOU students, faculty and community members, in the Thorndike Gallery; a collection of works by Reba Crawford Hayes, Kelsey Goldman, Jazmine B. Heard, Manya Orescan and Ellie Peck, "Poetry in Sink," in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Ryan Evangelisti's "Lost Places" in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Ben Gradel's "Adventure in Motorcycling" in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Tristan Perrotti's "Heartache" in the JELD WEN Gallery. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Friday, March 2, and refreshments will be provided.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. Pegi Smith, Judy Henson LaNier, Horst Wolf, Liz Shepherd and other artists depict cats, some wild ones, in various media. There will be chocolates from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and live music by jazz guitarist Dan Fellman.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or hansonhowardgallery.com. "Women in the Arts" celebrates Women's History Month with art by 18 female artists, including Laurel Bustamante, Penelope Dews, Claire Duncan, Élan Chardin Gombart, Judy Howard, Carol Ingram, Julia Janeway, Bobbie Jansen, Denise Kester, Pamela Kroll, Betty LaDuke, Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Karen Staal, Noriko Sugita, Sara Swink, Cathy Valentine, Sue Yamins and Aggie Zed.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 280 E. Hersey St., No. 11., 541-482-1983 or houstoncustomframing.com. Plein-air pastel and watercolor paintings by Thomas M. Houston.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or clubnimbus.net.

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or ashlandphotographersgallery.com. "In Search of Bali Hai," photography by Darcie Sternenberg.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 555 Indiana St., 541-552-6245 or sou.edu/sma. New art exhibits — Anna Gray and Ryan Paulsen's "Between the Beginning and the Middle"; Betty LaDuke's "Social Justice"; Maria Los Angeles' "Transcending Myths"; and Storm Tharp's "Fierce Last Stand" — will be displayed through March 17.

THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., 541-482-9801 or yarnatwebsters.com.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND NATURAL MEDICINE: No. 103, 180 Lithia Way, 541-414-7320, ashlandnaturalmedicine.com.

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., hillstationashland.com. Home decor.

MASTERPIECE CHRISTIAN FINE ARTS FOUNDATION: At Pony Espresso, 175 Lithia Way, 541-601-7496 or mcfineartsfoundation.org. "A World in Graphite," lifelike drawings by Kim Ragsdale.

MOUNTAIN PROVISIONS: 27 N. Main St., 541-708-6350 or ashlandmountainprovisions.com. Outdoor equipment and apparel.

SHEPHERD'S DREAM: 42 E. Main St., shepherdsdream.com, 541-708-5439. Organic wool bedding. Images from Portugal to Mexico taken by photographer Pat Moore.

Restaurants, wineries and wine bars:

BELLE FIORE ESTATE & WINERY: 100 Belle Fiore Lane, off Dead Indian Memorial Road, 541-488-9765, bellefiorewinery.com

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., 541-482-4131 or creeksidepizza.com.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., 541-482-3377 or edenvalleyorchards.com.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., 541-482-9463 or liquidassetswinebar.com. Photography by Rainen Janes, Dan Elster and Joseph Linaschke and paintings by Shanna Trumbly.

SMITHFIELDS RESTAURANT: 36 S. Second St., 541-488-9948 or smithfieldsashland.com. Paintings by Sarah F. Burns.

Working studio members:

DENISE KESTER STUDIO: 438 Helman St., 541-778-2673, drawingonthedream.com. Monoprints and handmade books.

ENCLAVE STUDIOS: 1661 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-301-5738, facebook.com/enclavestudioashland.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., 541-488-4738 or gatheringglass.com. Ornamental and functional glass sculpture and glass-blowing demonstrations.

NUMINOUS STUDIO WEST: 847 Pavilion Place, 541-708-5141. Richard and Rochelle Newman.

OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or oakleafstudio.net. Acrylic and pastel paintings, prints and cards by Lief Trygg.

PUMPHOUSE STUDIOS: 2000 Ashland Mine Road, 541-973-3103, pumphousestudios.com.

SNOW'S PLACE: 125 Sherman St., snowriverart.com, 602-448-4109.

STUDIO 151: 151 N. Pioneer St., studio151ashland.com. "Birds, Buddhas, Books and Snakes" by Elizabeth York.

STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, babayard.com or anndisalvo.com. Pastel portraits by Ann DiSalvo and large-scale digital works by Bruce Bayard.

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