First Friday art walk in Ashland

New exhibits highlight the First Friday (July 2) 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:

AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St.,, 541-488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American Indian themes. Handmade baskets from Panama.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St.,, 541-488-9006. "With a Touch of Gouache," watercolor and gouache paintings by Judy Bjorlie and dulcimer music by Douglas Ross.

ART FX: 45 E. Main St., 541-482-1499. Fine custom jewelry, glass and ceramic art by various artists and refreshments.

Ashland Art Center: 357 E. Main St.,, 541-301-5975. Printmaking by Julie VanderBerg and Kathleen Eudora Stewart and live music by keyboardist Garrett Baxter. Open artist studios and refreshments on the second floor and basement of the studio.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. Paintings and prints by Catherine McElroy and wire sculptures by George Popa.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St.,, 541-488-5227, an art lounge, framery, gift shop and live performance venue. "Studies in Being," portraits by Chris Rush and Deborah Riley and sculptures by Cary Lathan-Weigand, as well as wine tasting courtesy of Liquid Assets.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St.,, 541-601-0963. Handmade paper and mono prints by Nancy Block and artwork by gallery artists, including Linda Curtis, Margery Mercer, Melanie E. Cardinal, Larry Safley, Shari O'Neal Young and Gary Foll. Live music, wine and hor d'oeuvres will be available.

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

Etienne GALLERY: 270 Fourth St., 541-482-1766, "Joy on Canvas," paintings of favorite Ashland spots by Suzanne Etienne as well as refreshments.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Blonde Destiny — The Return," digital images of Marilyn Monroe by Richard LeVitt as well as live jazz music and refreshments.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St.,, 541-488-2562. Mixed-media sculpture by John and Robin Gumaelius.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FInE ART: 270 E. Main St.,, 541-482-1983. An overview of favorite gallery artists, including Thomas M. Houston, Russell Chatham, Mayumi Oda, Stephen McMillan, Yuji Hiratsuka, Sarah Waldron and others.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. Clay mosaics by Susan Springer and landscape oil paintings by Terry Sauve, as well as live music by Jeff and Julian Jones and wine.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. An anniversary gala and sale celebrating 16 years in Ashland.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Mixed-media wall tapestries by Grace Hoff, as well as wine and cheese.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF art: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245, a resource for fine art exhibits and art education. "Art Inspired by Science," artwork by 33 artists/scientists. The collection will be displayed at various locations on the SOU campus through Sept. 3.

Thomas Lee Gallery: 40 N. Main St.,, 541-482-1135. Oil paintings by Jim Alford.

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

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St.,, 541-201-4005. ACH promotes the integration of art and health care. The gallery will be closed for July's art walk.

ashland springs hotel: 212 E. Main St.,, 541-488-1700. Mixed-media art by Josh ZanZerah Willow and photography by Alexander Neuman, as well as gin and vodka tastings provided by Organic Nation.

Boulevard Coffee: 555 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-482-0456. Photography by David Sherman.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St.,, 541-488-2401. Butterfly and insect art.

CultureWorks: 310 Oak St.,, 541-488-4888. Natural clay-based, oil and acrylic paintings by Lindy Kehoe.

Enoteca by edenvale: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. Wine-themed oil paintings and giclees by Suzanne Etienne and Nicole Etienne Powell, as well as wine from Eden Valley Orchards.

The Gallery at Lithia Springs: 2165 W. Jackson Road,, 541-482-7128. Oil paintings by Laura Wiens, as well as wine tasting and light refreshments.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Paintings by Pegi Smith, as well as a private collector's collection.

Pelton House Bed and Breakfast: 228 B St.,, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson, wildlife photography by Dan Elster and paintings by Cathy DeForest.

Working studio members:

Gathering Glass Studio: 322 N. Pioneer St.,, 541-488-4738. Glass work by Scott Carlson and Keith Gabor.

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