First Friday art walk in Ashland

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:

AMERICAN TRAILS: 27 N. Main St.,, 541-488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American Indian themes. Watercolor paintings by Dave Bartholet.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St.,, 541-488-9006. "The Eyes Have It," watercolor and pastel paintings by Sherrill Brumbach, 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. Fiber art by Carol Harvey and pastel paintings by Bonnie Geiger as well as live music by guitarist Jane Sterling. Open artist studios and refreshments on the second floor and basement of the studio.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. Sculpture and paintings by Marcia O'Rourke, masks and weaving by Monique Barker and raku vessels by Brent Gorman.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St.,, 541-488-5227, an art lounge, framery, gift shop and live performance venue. "Being and Matter," oil paintings by Inger Jorgensen and sculpture by Kevin Christman, as well as artwork by German artist Karl Heinz Kautzinski and wine tasting courtesy of Liquid Assets.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St.,, 541-601-0963. Gary Foll's iPhone art, created using the brush application, as well as artwork by gallery artists, including Linda Curtis, Margery Mercer, Melanie E. Cardinal, Larry Safley, Nancy Block, Sandy Cathcart and Shari O'Neal Young. Live music, wine and hor d'oeuvres also will be available.

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. "In an Italian Garden," photography and paintings by gallery and guest artists as well as live jazz music and refreshments.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St.,, 541-488-2562. "Beneath the Horizon," sculpture by Nelson Davis and acrylic paintings by Jon Jay Cruson.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FInE ART: 270 E. Main St.,, 541-482-1983. Chine-collé etchings by Yugi Hiratsuka as well as work by gallery artists, including Thomas M. Houston, Russell Chatham, Mayumi Oda, Stephen McMillan, Sarah Waldron and others.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. "Designs from the Natural World," oil paintings by Jerry Shanafelt and hand-crafted wood furniture by Saydah Design as well as live music by harpist Mary Van Nice, wine and refreshments.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St.,, 541-488-2474. "Flaming Youth," an exhibit curated by Wilkins-O'Riley photography by Jack Schuman and other artists of that generation.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Oil paintings and wall hangings by Linda Lamore and pottery by Frank Philipps 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. "Ashland in Love: 75 years of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival," Shakespearean era artworks, set designs by Richard L. Hay and Christopher Acebo and photos of Angus L. Bowmer. The exhibit will be displayed through Sept. 3.

Thomas Lee Gallery: 40 N. Main St.,, 541-482-1135. "The Art of Dr. Seuss — Rare Editions Event," featuring 24 artworks by Theodor Seuss Geisel

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. Work by eight artists from the Ashland Art Center as well as spirits provided by Organic Nation and live music by Bil Leonhart.

ashland springs hotel: 212 E. Main St.,, 541-488-1700. Pastel and oil paintings by Donna Hertz.

Boulevard Coffee: 555 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-482-0456. Monotype prints by Dianne Erickson.

Creekside Pizza Bistro: 92 N. Main St.,, 541-482-4131.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St.,, 541-488-2401. Oregon sunstone jewelry by various Oregon artists.

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 giclées 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. Acrylic paintings by Sandi Whetzel as well as wine tastings and light refreshments.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. Lithographs of John Lennon and Norman Rockwell's work, serigraphs of Leroy Neiman and Paul Wunderlich's work as well as photography by Roger Dorband.

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 Gallery: 143 N. Third St.,, 541-482-1766. Acrylic, colorful artwork by Suzanne Etienne. The studio will be closed for September's art walk.

Gathering Glass Studio: 322 N. Pioneer St.,, 541-488-4738. Glass work by Scott Carlson and Keith Gabor. The studio will be closed during the September art walk.

Studio A. B.: 621 A St.,,, 541-482-2253. Digital collage by Bruce Bayard and "Fables of the Surface," graphite drawings by Ann DiSalvo.

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