First Friday art walk showcases new exhibits

    'The Weekly Press No. 522,' video art by Bruce Bayard, at Studio A.B.

    The Ashland Gallery Association hosts art walks in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District the first Friday of every month. Participating galleries and studios stay open from 5 to 8 p.m. Art walk maps are available at any of the venues. Most artists will be on hand to discuss their work and techniques.

    On Friday, Aug. 4, Ann DiSalvo will showcase plein-air paintings created on the Oregon Coast, and digital artist Bruce Bayard will present his new series of video explorations at Studio A.B. DiSalvo's inspiration came from a book about composition by Arthur Wesley Dow, which reinforced her personal understanding of composition.  Bayard's new series, comprising 1,000 still images, is a turning point in his career, establishing his interest in time-based art.

    "Following the Circuitous Thread," mixed water media paintings by Eve Margo Withrow, will be displayed at Art and Soul Gallery. Her "Valley of the Rogue" and Sky Lake Moon" explore perspectives outside the box.

    "True Stories From the Lighter Side of Life," an exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Robert Koch and Sara Swink, will be featured at Hanson Howard Gallery. Swink creates ceramic human and animal forms using surface, color and facial expression to explore the realm of dreams, fantasies and emotions. Koch's playful approach to storytelling uses found snapshots, composition and color to change the characters in animals. 

    New photography by David Lorenz Winston will be showcased at Photographers' Gallery in the Ashland Art Center. Winston is known for his winter landscapes, but is equally at home reflecting on the human condition and uncovering surprises in the ordinary.

    The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association: 

    AMERICAN TRAILS: 250 E. Main St., 541-482-2553 or Native American and Mexican arts and crafts, and wildlife paintings by Pam Stoehsler.

    ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or Eve Margo Withrow's "Following the Circuitous Thread."

    ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or Candy Wooding, Paul Littell, Robbin Pearce and studio artists.

    ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or Photography by Tamara Enz and sculpture by George Popa.

    GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "The Female of the Species:" Silk artist Jenwah, pastels by Janet Patterson, Sumi ink by Liz Shepherd, collage by Gloria Kramer and Native Americans baskets and gourds by Leona Nelson.

    HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or Paintings by Robert Koch and sculpture by Sara Swink.

    HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 280 E. Hersey St., No. 11., 541-482-1983 or 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 Daniel and Stef Seffinger of Ashland Glass Act.

    PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or David Lorenz Winston.

    THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., 541-482-9801 or American-made "art-to-wear."

    Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

    ASHLAND NATURAL MEDICINE: No. 103, 180 Lithia Way, 541-414-7320, Contemporary artists.

    HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., "Transition," by Cathy Schoenberg.

    LITHIA ARTISANS MARKET OF ASHLAND: Calle Guanajauto, behind the Ashland plaza on Lithia Creek, 888-303-2826 or  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.


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

    SHEPHERD'S DREAM: 629 A St.,, 541-708-5439. "Grape Expectations," watercolor by Kay Myer.

    Restaurants, wineries and wine bars:

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

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

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

    LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., 541-482-9463 or

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

    Working studio members:

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

    ENCLAVE STUDIOS: 1661 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-301-5738, Five fine artists at work.

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

    NUMINOUS STUDIO WEST: 847 Pavilion Place, 541-708-5141,

    OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or A documented creative process by Leif Trygg.

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

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

    STUDIO 151: 151 N. Pioneer St., Mixed media and sculptural wall art.

    STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, or Paintings by Ann DiSalvo and video projections by Bruce Bayard.

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