New exhibits unveiled at First Friday art walk in Ashland

    New exhibits highlight First Friday’s art walk at participating galleries and businesses in downtown Ashland, the Railroad District and surrounding areas.

    Various venues stay open until 8 p.m. to unveil new exhibits and host artists’ 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.

    On April 6, Ashland Art Works will feature weavings and textiles by Angelique Stewart, acrylic paintings by Suzane Etienne and hand-dyed scarves by Connie Simonsen. Other members of the gallery will showcase metal sculpture perfect for spring gardens, along with new paintings, ceramics, photography, woodworking and jewelry.

    “Rogue Impressions and Beyond,” oil paintings by Silvia Trujillo, will be presented at Shepherd’s Dream. Trujillo uses an impasto technique for her landscapes and scenery, communicating mood and a sense of time by coloring the light and shadows of each season.

    Art & Soul Gallery will display “Through the Eyes,” watercolor and ink paintings by Lori Taylor that capture the charm of the city of Ashland. Taylor’s work also is available in prints and greeting cards.

    The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association:

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

    ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or “Through the Eyes,” paintings, prints and cards by Lori Taylor. Look for live music and snacks.

    ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or “Things That Go Together,” oil paintings by Terry Frosini, along with studio artist Melody Blore and photographer Debra Harder.

    ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or Textiles by Angelique Stewart, paintings by Suzanne Etienne and hand-dyed scarves by Connie Simonsen.

    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 or call 541-552-8315.

    New student art exhibits will be displayed through Friday, April 20, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Dewy’s “Past, Present, Future” in the Retzlaff Gallery; “Affinity,” by Sherry Amoore, in the Thorndike Gallery; Reba Crawford Hayes’ “It Hurts, Until it Doesn’t” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Kendal Cermak’s “Art Through Learning” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Madelyn Zarraonandia’s “Untitled” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Sierra Burt’s “Climate Change Contemplations” in the Jeld Wen Gallery. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, and refreshments will be provided.

    GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. “Artist As Poet,” poems by Ken Deveney, Todd Davis, Steve Dieffenbacher and Amy Miller, to name a few, juxtaposed with sketch books, photographs and origami poetry boxes.

    HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or “nature Perceived,” oil paintings by Randall David Tipton.

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

    PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or “A Viking’s Paradise,” photography by Deb Harder.

    SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 555 Indiana St., 541-552-6245 or “The Animated Image,” digital animation by Chris Doyle and Rick Silva and stop-motion animation by Stacey Steers and Matt Bollinger. Look for projections, flat-screen televisions, sculpture, installation and paintings. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, and runs through May 12.

    THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., 541-482-9801 or Artful ready-to-wear.

    Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

    ASHLAND NATURAL MEDICINE: No. 103, 180 Lithia Way, 541-414-7320, “Holding Onto the American Hero.”

    THE CROWN JEWEL: 266 E. Main St., 541-488-2401, Jewelry and gifts.

    HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., Home decor.

    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.

    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 “Rest for the Soul,” art by Debby Fisher.

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

    ROGUE COWORKS: 64 N. Pioneer St., 541-941-3252, Local art.

    SHEPHERD’S DREAM: 42 E. Main St.,, 541-708-5439. Organic wool bedding. “Rogue Impressions and Beyond,” oil paintings by Silvia Trujillo.

    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 Photography by Rainen Janes, Dan Elster and Joseph Linaschke and paintings by Shanna Trumbly.

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

    Working studio members:

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

    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. Richard and Rochelle Newman.

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

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

    STUDIO 151: 151 N. Pioneer St., “Birds, Buddhas, Books and Snakes” by Elizabeth York.

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

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