Galleries in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 1. Some artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Art walk maps are available at any of the venues.
This month’s spotlights include a 20th anniversary celebration at Studio A.B. New work by portrait artist Ann DiSalvo and digital artist Bruce Bayard will be available with 20 percent discounts. At 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2, Bayard and musician Todd Barton will host their weekly Control Voltage Therapy music session in the studio’s courtyard. There will be tales of Doppler Dog and other Railroad District Mysteries, audio-video performances and Photoshop demonstrations.
Art photographer Robert Jaffe’s one-man retrospective show will be displayed through July at Studio 151 on Pioneer Street. A reception for Jaffe will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Jaffe’s lens creates gateways to realms of transcendence. His work ranges from close-ups to expansive vistas. He combines technical skill with poetry of vision, transforming the ordinary into extraordinary. Studio 151 hours are noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment.
Painter Heather Brunetti’s show, “Manifest Magik,” will be displayed at Shepherd’s Dream. Live music will be performed by Siskiyou Violins.
Fine art photographer John Christer Petersen’s new show, “Bandon at Waters’ Edge,” opens at The Photographers’ Gallery inside the 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. Native American arts, crafts and jewelry.
ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or artandsoulgallery.com. “A Reminiscence,” oil paintings by Penny Simmons.
ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or ashlandartcenter.org.
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.
New spring exhibits featuring student artists will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, and run through Friday, June 15, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Andrew Youngblood’s collection “Entering the Infinite” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Keaton Garnett’s work “Dialectical Existence” in the Thorndike Gallery; a group exhibition of SOU student work throughout the Meyer Memorial Gallery, Boise-Cascade Gallery, Art Department Chairs Gallery and JELD WEN Gallery; and Matthew Spurlock’s “Silhouette Forest” in the Semi-Private Studios Gallery.
GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. “Husbands, Wives and Lovers,” art by couples. Paintings by Soshanah Dubliner and Craig R. Comstock, beadwork by Raina Bradshaw and recorded music by Roger Bradshaw of 221 Fly, paintings by Brooks Hauschild and music CDs by blues artist John Hauschild.
GALT GALLERY: 40 N. Main St., 541-625-4014 or galtgallery.com.
HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or hansonhowardgallery.com. Landscape paintings by Jon Jay Cruson and playful ceramic figures by Robin and John Gumaelius.
HOUSTON’S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 280 E. Hersey St., No. 11., 541-482-1983 or houstoncustomframing.com. Selected works by Russell Chatham, Thomas M. Houston, Stephen McMillan and Yugi Hiratsuka.
NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or clubnimbus.net. Glass, wood, ceramics and jewelry.
PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or ashlandphotographersgallery.com. “Looking Back,” photography by John Kirk.
SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 555 Indiana St., 541-552-6245 or sou.edu/sma.
THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., 541-482-9801 or yarnatwebsters.com. Artful ready-to-wear.
Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:
ASHLAND NATURAL MEDICINE: No. 103, 180 Lithia Way, 541-414-7320, ashlandnaturalmedicine.com.
THE CROWN JEWEL: 266 E. Main St., 541-488-2401, thecrownjewel.net. Jewelry and gifts.
HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., hillstationashland.com. Hand-crafted decor.
LITHIA ARTISANS MARKET OF ASHLAND: Calle Guanajauto, behind the Ashland plaza on Lithia Creek, 888-303-2826 or lithiaartisansmarket.com. A guild of regional artists and artisans display their work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October.
MANZANITA HOME+FLOWERS+GIFTS: 55 N. MAIN ST., 541-488-1588. Artisanal pottery, lamps, textiles, decor and fresh flowers.
MASTERPIECE CHRISTIAN FINE ARTS FOUNDATION: At Pony Espresso, 175 Lithia Way, 541-601-7496 or mcfineartsfoundation.org. “Beauty and Light,” art by Sheri Dinardi.
MOUNTAIN PROVISIONS: 27 N. Main St., 541-708-6350 or ashlandmountainprovisions.com. Outdoor equipment and apparel.
ROGUE COWORKS: 64 N. Pioneer St., 541-941-3252, gorogue.com. Jessica Lee Findleton.
SHEPHERD’S DREAM: 42 E. Main St., shepherdsdream.com, 541-708-5439. Organic wool bedding. “Manifest Magik,” paintings by Silvia Trujillo.
ZAGORSKA OASIS SPA & SALT CAVE:111 E. Main St., 541-810-8877, zagorskaoasis.com.
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.
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. Ceramics by Julia Janeway.
STUDIO 151: 151 N. Pioneer St., studio151ashland.com. Photography by Robert Jaffe.
STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, babayard.com or anndisalvo.com. Pastel portraits by Ann DiSalvo and large-scale digital collage by Bruce Bayard.