May at Ashland Art Center

May 7, 2019
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Plant an Artist,
Watch Them Grow
Ashland Art Center is passionate about providing a safe nurturing environment where children can explore their creativity and learn new skills. We keep our classes affordable and offer scholarships to families in need. We also offer exhibiting opportunities for young adults and would like to create a Budding Artist Gallery Space dedicated to showcasing young talent. We need your help to fund our scholarship program and hope you will consider donating so that all children can experience art!
We hope you will be a part of this exciting journey
by contributing to our youth.
The Ashland Art Center & Sanctuary One
“The Year of the Pig” Youth Art Show
The Exhibit will represent art work about pigs and our thoughts, feelings, and relationships with the animal itself and/or their attributes (eg: smart, fun, clever). All work submitted will be displayed at the Ashland Art Center on June 23rd during the Year of the Pig fundraiser. Awards will be presented at 3PM, the day of this event.
·      Young Artists ages 5 – 18 years old in the Rogue Valley
·      Art students in and out of local schools
·      Participants in the Art Center classes, camps and workshops
·      One original pig - themed piece of art per artist.
·      Art must be created on 8.5 x 11 inch paper or canvas, or matted on construction paper for this final size. It must be flat (unframed and not on stretcher bars) as art will be hung using clips on the top corners & depending on the number of submissions, may hang in several rows.
·      All work will be accepted when delivered to the Ashland Art Center between May 8th and June 8th. It can be picked up on or after July 1st.
·      Submission of artwork is an acknowledgement by the artist that the art can be photographed and may be used by the Art Center or Sanctuary One for publicity or fundraising purposes.
·      Art Center staff may decline a piece of work if it is deemed inappropriate.
Best drawing/painting, funniest, most colorful, cutest, most creative.
Young Artists Exhibit
Call for Entries
·      Exhibition date:   June 23rd  2:00pm – 5:00pm
·      Artist reception and awards: June 23rd 3:00pm
·      Entry timeline: May 8th through June 8th 
·      Please deliver your art to the Ashland Art Center.
All competition entrants will be admitted to The Year of the Pig event for free.
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First Friday Event at AAC | FREE Community Art Event
May 3, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening of art, music and wine. Meet our studio and featured artists,
enjoy our premier gallery featuring local art.
Featured Studio Artist:
Carolee Buck
Show: The Art of Travel
Watercolor, pen & ink, on paper and canvas giclee, artwork from Holland, France and Italy. "I love being able to sketch when traveling, a meditation on life and venue that I can carry away with me."
Featured Gallery Artist:
Dana Feagin
Show: Pig Tales
A celebration of the Chinese year of the pig. An award-winning oil painter focused on animals. All of her proceeds benefit animal charities.
Featured Photographer: Julie Bonney
Show: Flowers
Julie Bonney will be presenting a collection of flower photography for the First Friday Art Walk on June 7, 2019. Julie says, "Favorite photography subjects for many are flowers. They touch us in ways that open us to the natural world. However, the challenge is to showcase them in ways that are less common and create a desire in the viewer to stop and take them in. Using tulle, lace, optic choices, shallow depth of field, multiple exposures and more unusual angles of perspective helps to emphasize the ways in which flowers speak to our hearts."
First Friday Musical Guest: Zoe & Nic
Zoé La Terreur and Nic Temple met in 2017, in Ashland, Oregon. After a first beautiful collaboration in a fundraiser, they decided to form the duo Purely Blue. They both have a formal training in classical music and also enjoy exploring different styles, such as jazz and folk rock.They have a new EP which has a mix of classical songs and beloved jazz tunes. Purely Blue has been performing in wineries, churches and other venues in the Rogue Valley and the vocalist and pianist are excited to broaden their horizons. 
May and Beyond:
Workshops and Classes
Printmaking Sessions with Suzy Hudson
$20 per session
May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maximum 7
These sessions offer current or prior students of Printmaking at AAC or elsewhere an opportunity to work in the AAC Print Studio under supervision and without becoming members. They are encouraged to work on projects from class or on extra projects of their own devising.
Oil & Acrylic Studio with Linda Dixon
$56 per series of three sessions
$75.00 per Series of four sessions
$94.00 per Series of five sessions
A $5 material fee paid to instructor to use instructor supplies, none if you bring your own.
May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:00 am - 12::30 pm
June 5, 12 & 19, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Minimum 3, Maximum 12
Select your own subject matter to work on. Linda will help you with your process and solve problems as needed. Demonstrations on subjects & techniques are a regular feature, with students determining content. Studio is open to most skill levels. Those never having painted are encouraged to take Linda’s introductory level class first. Students without supplies may bring a canvas and use the instructor’s supplies for a material fee of $5 per session or bring your own supplies at no cost.
Rogue Valley Thriving Artists, Writers, Musicians & More... hosted by Patricia Morrison FREE EVENT
May 8, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Every second Wednesday of month
Visual artists, writers, musicians, designers, architects, and other creative professionals dealing with isolation, frustration, overwhelm, being asked to work for free, and/or uncertainty about how to move to the next level with their creative career, despite skill in craft, determination and vision.
Network, laugh, support one another, find community and learn skills to more easily thrive. Make a living, make a life and make a difference with your creative gifts, together!
Each month there will be a short educational presentation on a core professional development topic, followed by introductions, food and drinks and networking/socializing, all in the nurturing and beautiful setting of the Ashland Art Center.  The gatherings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Hosted by creative career coach and creative business teacher, Patricia Morrison, who has helped hundreds of creative professionals to create thriving creative practices and careers. Learn more about her at .

Ceramic Sculpture with Nadine Gay:
Totem Spirit
$125 plus $20 material fee paid to instructor
May 11 & 12, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Minimum 4, Maximum 10
Come explore our human connection with nature and animals. We will create a spirit totem figure in a step-by-step class, with an emphasis on faces and hands. You don't need any experience, you'll be surprised at what you can create in our relaxed and safe environment.
"What a great class! We cam together from all levels of experience and Nadine skillfully and patiently guided us through various techniques and encouraged our creative process. I'm so impressed with the sculptures that were made in class and each one brings a unique embodiment and artistic expression." Barbara G.

Paint & Sip with Jeanne LaRae
$35 includes materials
Every Friday except the first friday of each month starting May 31st,
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Pre-registration is required by Wednesday before class, drop-ins will be excepted but a minimum of 4 students required)
Have fun painting in our new Friday evening Paint and Sip series. Jeanne will post a picture of what you will be painting each Friday and will lead the group from start to finish
Bring what you'd like to drink and a bite to share.
Unleash Your Creative Potential, Transform Fear Into Inspired Action with Liora Sponko
$20 (New Price)
May 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Do you feel inspired to build your art business or take your creativity to the next level, but
are feeling stuck? If you are lacking direction, motivation or just feeling overwhelmed, I
can help you look within to uncover what is getting in your way. Join me on this journey! Through this workshop we will uncover your path to creative success by transforming your fear into inspired action. I will help you develop empowering mindset tools to help you focus on your creative practice, build your business, or accomplish any goals you desire. This workshop will focus on the following important areas:
• Uncover personal fears and disempowering stories that might get in your way.
• Help you gain a clear and concise vision on your goals and purpose.
• Learn tools to develop an empowering mindset at any moment.
• Become inspired to take action in your creative desires.
We create a safe space for participants to share what they are dealing with and create
inspiring visions that will propel them into action.
About Liora Sponko
Liora Sponko is an Empowerment Coach for creative professionals and also serves
as Lane Arts Council’s Executive Director. She is passionate about helping artists
develop an empowering mindset to manifest their creative desires. She provides both individual and group coaching programs and has led numerous workshops and does motivational speaking. You can learn more about her professionally at
Putting It Together: Understanding the Essentials of Good Composition
with Terry Miller
$400 for Friday/Saturday,
$450 for Friday, Sat. & Sun.
Register by April 1st for
a $50 discount
June 7, 8 at Ashland Art Center, June 9 at Scott River Ranch, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
“Even in front of nature, one must compose.” Edward Degas

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