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May Visual Arts News

Ashland Galleries
May Visual Arts News

First Friday: May 7, 2021 

We're excited to share a diverse array of wonderful artwork created by our very talented artists this month. 

Don't forget to visit their websites for more information about business hours, current events, and upcoming opportunities. 

Here is a sampling of our May Spotlight Artists and Galleries. 
Please visit our website for links to our member galleries and artist websites, and to view the online version of the 2020 Ashland Gallery Guide.
Painting of art gallery.
Ashland Art Works 
Celebrate Twenty Years of Ashland Art Works!

Join Ashland Art Works on May 7, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the twenty years of Ashland Art Works being open! In appreciation of all of the support, the gallery has created a limited-edition thank you gift. Stop by and pick yours up. Ashland Art Works has even included a collage demonstration on Saturday, May 8. The celebration will take place throughout the year too! 

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Address and Contact Information: 
291 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520

Image Credit: 
Suzanne Etienne,Ashland Art Works, Acrylic

Painting of mountains and sunset.
Art & Soul Gallery
Fresh Paint: Acrylic and Oil Paintings by Jenay Elder

New year, new works, and fresh paint. This exhibition features acrylic and oil paintings by artist Jenay Elder that represent regional landscapes, and expressive scenes from our local parks, ponds, and neighborhood. Playful designs featuring terrestrial animals of all sorts are also featured. 

On May 7 during First Friday, Jenay will provide a live outdoor painting demonstration during the reception from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Appointments available too. 

Address and Contact Information: 
247 East Main, Ashland, OR 97520

Image Credit: 
Jenay Elder, Grizzly Peak Sunset, Acrylic
Gallerie Karon
A Work in Progress

Gallerie Karon is moving to 300 East Main Street at 2nd. As part of the move, the gallery is offering up to 50% off furniture, accessories, and ART. Stay tuned for the future reopening date and until then, stop by and take a look at everything Gallerie Karon has to offer.

Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Address and Contact Information: 
500 A Street #1 at 4th & A, Ashland, OR 97520

Image Credit: Vernon Lawhorn, Untitled, Medium Unavailable 
Abstract painting with lots of pinks.
Hanson Howard Gallery
Laura Foster and Wade Schuster

Wade Schuster is an artist and art educator currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. Schuster’s art practice explores perception, memory, and the everyday life of public space, using walks as a source of inspiration. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Schuster received a BA in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire before moving to Las Vegas, where he lived and worked from 2005-2020. His works are held in both public and private collections, including the permanent collection of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Living and practicing in Portland for the past twenty years, Laura is currently working her way through a mountain of cedar lath from an ancient deconstructed fence, wandering the aisles of the Rebuilding Center searching for scalloped trim, drawing and painting, and pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at PNCA. She has a BFA in Painting and an MFA In Fine Art. Pursuing years of exhibitions, residencies, and grants, Laura also teaches.

Thursday - Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.

Address and Contact Information: 
89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR 97520 

Image Credit: Wade Schuster, Wheat Paste Cover Stories,
Oil on Canvas
Painting of a small bird with a golden background.
Jhenna Quinn Lewis
Jhenna Quinn Lewis is a contemporary realist oil painter with meditative compositions that often feature birds. She is nationally-known and represented by numerous galleries, with paintings also in museums and corporate and private collections. In 2019, Jhenna received a spotlight in Western Art and Architecture and was selected to take part in Birds in Art at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum for the fourth time. Her inspiration comes from connecting with nature, studying Japanese masters, and observing the tenets of wabi-sabi—the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Originally from Chicago, Jhenna has made Southern Oregon her home for 20 years now.

Appointment only. 

Address and Contact Information: 

Image Credit: 
Jhenna Quinn Lewis, The Treasure Remembered, Oil 
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P.O. Box 241, Ashland, OR, 97520

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