'Coming Ashore,' acrylic on board by Leif Trygg, at Oak Leaf Studio.

New exhibits open for First Friday art walk

The Ashland Gallery Association organizes art walks the First Friday of every month in downtown Ashland, the Railroad District and surrounding areas.

On Friday, Nov. 3, participating galleries and studios will be open until 8 p.m. to unveil new exhibits and host art receptions. Most artists will be on hand to discuss their work and techniques. Some galleries host live music and art demonstrations during the event. Art walk maps are available at any of the venues.

Painter Leif Trygg will showcase landscapes painting in acrylic and pastel at his Oak Leaf Studio in Ashland's historic Railroad District.

Photographer Julie Bonnie will present "Into the Woods," an exhibit of images that explore the mystery of the natural beauty of Southern Oregon and Northern California, at Photographers' Gallery.

Hanson Howard Gallery will host Photo Cascadia, a team of seven photographers. Erin Babnik, Sean Bagshaw, David Cobb, Adrian Klein, Kevin McNeal, Chip Phillips and Zack Schnetf hail from the Cascadia region, a geographic region bounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. The team works together to explore landscapes and promote creative expression through outdoor experiences. The group publishes a weekly blog, leads tours and teaches photography workshops around the world.

Glass artist Stef Steffinger will display colorful, handmade pieces at Nimbus, and Sandy Cathcart will show her oil on canvas paintings at Pony Espresso and Washington Federal Band.  

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association: 

AMERICAN TRAILS: 250 E. Main St., 541-482-2553 or americantrails.com. Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, potter Pauline Romero.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or artandsoulgallery.com. "An Assortment of Dogs," paintings Nancy Zufich.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or ashlandartcenter.org. Photography by Julie Bonney and prints by Midge Black.

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

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 www.facebook.com/cvagalleries. Look for Aimee Dahlin's "A Light That Never Goes Out" in the Retzlaff Gallery; Danielle Olsen's "My Studio" in the Thorndike Gallery; Kelsey Goldman's photography "Natural States" in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Dewy Burton's "Lessons" in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; John Cimperman's "Transcendence" in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Sherry Amoore's "Rainbow Warriors" in the JELD WEN Gallery.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Faces, Hidden and Revealed Masks," paintings, masks and puppet.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or hansonhowardgallery.com. Photography by Photo Cascadia and wood-fire ceramics by Penelope Dews.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 280 E. Hersey St., No. 11., 541-482-1983 or houstoncustomframing.com. Gallery artists Thomas Houston, Margie Mee, Michael Bianca, Stephen McMillan, Yugi Hiratsuka, Erin Lee-Gafill and Sean Bagshaw.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or clubnimbus.net. Glass art by Stef Steffinger.

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or ashlandphotographersgallery.com. Images by Julie Bonney.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6245 or sou.edu/sma. Exhibits by New York artists Nathaniel Meade and Loren Munk and late Ashland artist Clifford Wilton will be displayed through Dec. 16.

THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., 541-482-9801 or yarnatwebsters.com. Shibui fall preview and trunk show.

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.

MASTERPIECE CHRISTIAN FINE ARTS FOUNDATION: 175 Lithia Way, 541-601-7496 or mcfineartsfoundation.org. Paintings by Sandy Cathcart.

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

SHEPHERD'S DREAM: 629 A St., shepherdsdream.com, 541-708-5439.

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.

SMITHFIELDS RESTAURANT: 36 S. Second St., 541-488-9948 or smithfieldsashland.com.

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. Fine artists at work.

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, numinousstudiowest.com.

OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or oakleafstudio.net. 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. Mixed media and sculptural wall art.

STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, babayard.com or anndisalvo.com. Pastel portraits by Ann DiSalvo and "The Weekly Press Revisited," video projections by Bruce Bayard.

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