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Ashland Galleries Visual Arts Happenings

July Visual Arts News


During this time of social distancing, we invite you to see what our member businesses and artists are up to. Many are offering private or virtual tours and free shipping or curbside pick-up of artwork! 

Don't forget to visit their websites either! Many are beginning to open their doors. 

Visit our website for links to our member galleries and artist websites and to view the online version of the 2020 Ashland Gallery Guide

Here is a sampling of our July Spotlight Artists & Galleries...

Art & Soul Gallery
Time Travel, Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson, Art & Soul Gallery’s featured Artist for July, is celebrated in 2 new videos to be premiered during the first week of July on our YouTube channel and will be on display in the Gallery and our front window throughout the month of July.

“In these days of harsh reality, my spirit yearns for the comfort of a simpler time. Traveling in my mind, through the softer lens of memory, and imagination, I find a comfort that rejuvenates and allows me to come back and deal with what we are all facing.”
- Eric Peterson
First Friday reservations are available from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in 30 minute time blocks for July 3, 2020. 

Please call: 541-488-9006.
Take time to come by the Gallery’s website to discover more about Eric Peterson and his intricate work:

Image Caption: Dream Tracks, Oil, Eric Peterson

Gallery Karon
Images Thru the Eye of the Photographer
All Photography Show
We're open and this is our new show for July! Photography continues to be strong in Ashland and we have a number of fantastic photography artists! We'll be showing nature photography by Judy Benson LaNier, Jim Langhoffer and Jamie Lusch.  Portraits will be from Pam Danielle.  Landscapes are covered by Jesse Widener and Todd Davis. Then we have the world travel shots by Ken Deveney, Andi Taylor and Steve Dieffenbacher. Other artists are represented as well.
The techniques are unique and varied - iphoneography and digital bitting among others. Some on canvas and others on metal. We love that Terry Skibby, Historic Commission photographer, will be with us again and will have portfolios of early scenes around Ashland.
First Friday Artwalk can't happen quite yet but we are open Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Stay Posted for Updates on A Taste of Ashland 2020!

Join us August 29-30, 2020 for a VIRTUAL Taste of Ashland!

Please visit the "A Taste of Ashland" website for current updates and information.

Saturday & Sunday,
August 29 & 30
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A Taste of Ashland is the premier event for support of the Ashland Gallery Association.

Typically, foodies, wine connoisseurs and art lovers from all over flock to picturesque Ashland, Oregon and partake in a remarkable weekend of art, food and fun. With the health and safety of our community as well as COVID19 guidelines set forth by our state government the 2020 Taste of Ashland will be both an at home art collaboration with a limited edition coloring book as well as a virtual event featuring gallery tours, interviews, chef demonstrations and amazing gifts that you can win.

The Limited Edition Coloring Book is a great way to escape, decompress and create a collaboration between you and all of the local artists who have created pages for this project. Each page is inspired by our local bounty and community. Tickets are still available and quantities are limited so don’t miss out.

For more information about A Taste of Ashland, please email

Image Caption: A Taste of Ashland poster artwork by Jeanne LaRae Lagano


Hanson Howard Gallery
A Trip to the Far Side, Sue Springer, Stan Peterson and Robert Koch

Sue Springer: Ceramic Cculpture
Robert Koch: Paintings
Stan Peterson: Carved Wood Sculpture

July 3 - August 4
Temporary Summer Hours: Thursday - Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (and by appointment)
Robert Koch:
Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks in Robert Koch’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, Koch takes the liberty to make his subjects humans or creatures inhabiting the same world. Having the appearance of quickness and even naiveté, Koch’s deft drawing skills mean each mark is playful and intentional at the same time.
Stan Peterson:
Stan Peterson carves wood sculptures, which depict moments when something is about to happen. These are everyday moments, sometimes poignant, sometimes with an edge of humor. The subjects are figurative; female, male, animal with attention to their gestures and relationships. The scale is modest, handheld, yet on occasion, larger than life in feeling.
Stan has been exhibiting professionally since 1982 in Galleries in Oregon, California, New Mexico, and New York.
Sue Springer:
Sue Springer creates quirky ceramic sculptures which are mostly figurative, with a whimsy and freedom of unexpected combinations. Dreams, imagination and wonder combine with a response to the current world to tell the stories of these figures. After earning an MFA from the University of Oregon, Springer became a fixture in Ashland through Illahe Tileworks and Illahe Studios and Gallery, creating public art, most notably, the Rio Amistad Mosaic above Calle Guanajuato and the Plaza Mosaics.
She currently lives in Seattle Washington where she maintains a studio in the International District.

Image Caption: Little Monsters, Acrylic, Robert Koch
Houston's Custom Framing 
Houston’s Custom Framing
Thomas Houston, Yugi Hiratsuka, Stephen McMillan, and Erin Lee Gafill
Our framing studio and gallery are currently open regular hours and by appointment.

We are currently continuing to show works by our gallery artists including paintings and fine art prints of Thomas Houston, Chine Colle etchings by Yugi Hiratsuka, aquatint etchings by Stephen McMillan and paintings by Erin Lee Gafill.

Image Caption: Hendy Woods, Pastel, Thomas Houston 
The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.


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