First Friday art walk

New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District. The monthly art walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

Art walk maps are available at the galleries and at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. Visitors will find opportunities to meet the artists, watch art demonstrations, hear live music and enjoy refreshments at some of the galleries.

Check the following listings for details. Please note that some galleries will be closed during the event.

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association:

Adelante! Gallery & Tea House: 88 N. Main St.,, 541-488-0290. Plein air oil paintings and a demonstration by Nancy Smith and stoneware by Bill Flake as well as live music, tea and treats.

AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St.,, 541-488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American Indian themes as well as a Navajo jewelry show and refreshments.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St.,, 541-488-9006. "Alla Prima Landscapes in Oil," paintings by Susan Greaves, and work by new gallery artist Barbara Anderson as well as dulcimer music by Douglas Ross and refreshments.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Open artist studios and refreshments on the second floor and basement of the studio as well as live music by flutist Reagan Roberta.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. "Don't Box Me In," small shadow boxes by gallery members, as well as refreshments.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St.,, 541-488-5227. Fantasy art, sculpture and paintings by Joe Romano and photographs by David Maisel, accompanied by a showing of the Ashland Independent Film Festival documentary "Library Dust," featuring Maisel's work. Wine and refreshments also will be available.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St.,, 541-601-0963. "Rogue River Expressions," pastels by Linda Curtis, work by gallery artists, hors d'oeuvres, wine and live music.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, The gallery's exhibits are posted at

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Bright and Beautiful," a collection of artwork by five local artists, including Pegi Smith; sculpture by Nelson Davis; and live jazz music by Tri Tone Trio with Ed Dunsavage.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St.,, 541-488-2562. The gallery is moving to its new space on Oak Street and will reopen in May.

HillTop Gallery: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive,, 541-708-5141. "Spring Awakening," paintings and photographs by members of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St.,, 541-482-1983. A retrospective of 10 years of AIFF poster art as well as a performance by dancers from Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. The second annual Juried Artist Book Exhibit, featuring 17 regional and national book artists, as well as treats by Recession Candy Co. and live music by guitarist David Kelley.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. The 18th annual "Women with Attitude and Men who Love Women with Attitude" exhibit, featuring sculpture and paintings by 13 artists, as well as paintings and live music by Daniel Verner.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Colorful oil paintings by Linda Lamore and refreshments.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245, a resource for fine art exhibits and art education. The museum is preparing for its annual Art Faculty Show, opening April 14.

THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St.,, 541-482-1135. Seasonal grand opening exhibit, featuring work by new artists, including Galina Milton, Rob Hooper, Janis Rockwell, Bill Tosetti and Adam Licsko, as well as wine and refreshments.

THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9801. Artful clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

Ashland Artisan emporium: 1670 Ashland St.,, 541-708-0577. Photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and fiber art by about 180 local artists and artisans.

BOULEVARD COFFEE: 555 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-482-0456. "Kaleidoscopic Imagery," photographs by Melanie A. Rhoades.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St.,, 541-482-4131. Acrylic paintings by Dave Riney.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St.,, 541-488-2401. Jewelry by local artist Kate Jack and Jean Robertson. Proceeds from all sales will benefit Japan relief efforts through Mercy Corps.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. Work by local printmakers well as wine from Eden Vale Winery.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Architectural photography by Richard Balzer, paintings by Sandi Whetzel and Venetian carnival paintings by Katharine Gracey.

PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St.,, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson, wildlife photography by Dan Elster and paintings by Cathy DeForest.

Working studio members:

ETIENNE Studio: 143 N. Third St.,, 541-482-1766. Acrylic, colorful artwork by Suzanne Etienne. The studio will be closed during April's art walk. Look for Etienne's most recent work at Adelante! Gallery & Tea House.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St.,, 541-488-4738. Glass work and demonstrations by Scott Carlson, Keith Gabor and Jeff Addicott.

STUDIO A. B.: 621 A St.,,, 541-482-2253. Recent drawings by Ann DiSalvo. Copies of Bruce Bayard's book of digital images, "The Weekly Press," now are available.

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