New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and railroad district, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and railroad district, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

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

More than a dozen galleries will participate in the fifth annual Art Treasure Hunt, which begins today and continues through the end of the month. Treasure maps available from the Ashland Chamber of Commerce or at any of the participating galleries can be used to hunt for the treasures. The first-prize winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to any of the participating galleries and the second prize winner will receive two tickets to "A Taste of Ashland" in April. For more information, call 541-488-8430.

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.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St.,, 541-488-9006. "Windows, Doorways and Time," mixed-water-media paintings and collage by Eve Margo Withrow 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. Multimedia artwork by Michael Gibson as well as live music by Rumple Stiltskin and the Ma Terra duo. Open artist studios and refreshments on the second floor of the studio.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St.,, 541-488-4735. A Valentine's Day open house including romantic handcrafted gifts, jewelry and cards, as well as chocolate tastings.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St.,, 541-488-5227, an art lounge, framery, gift shop and live performance venue. "The Art of Encaustic" features works by Brad Huck, Claire Flint and Holly Kilpatrick, as well as wine tasting courtesy of Liquid Assets.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St.,, 541-601-0963. The gallery will be closed for the month of February and reopen in March with a chocolate exhibition.

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, Red-hot bead jewelry by Sarah Waldron, cherubs by Marianne Groh and paintings by Nicole and Suzanne Etienne as well as chocolate kisses and coffee.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "East Meets East IV," a collection of artifacts, textiles, adornments and artwork from the Near East, Far East and Middle East. There will be live jazz music and refreshments.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St.,, 541-488-2562. Artwork by Peter Van Fleet, Bobbie Jansen, Denise Kester, Nelson Davis, Virginia Androde and Pamela Kroll as well as works by Greta Ashworth including her "Valentine Pig."

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 as well as refreshments.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St.,, 541-488-5072. Mixed media paintings in Persian motifs and themes by Goly Ostovar and large mosaic murals of dancers and classical opera singers by Duane Sample. There will live music by harpist Mary Van Nice, wine tastings provided by Velocity Cellars and chocolate and toffee from Recession Candy Company.


NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Contemporary arts and crafts by several gallery artists including paintings by Linda Lamore, ceramic bowls by Frank Philipps, wooden bowls by Richard Watson, wall hangings by Grace Hoff and glass work by Twisp River and others.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF aRT: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-552-6245, a resource for fine art exhibits and art education. A collection of mixed-media paintings, charcoal studies and large format Chinese ink drawings by Zhi Lin will be displayed through Feb. 20.

Thomas Lee Gallery: 40 N. Main St.,, 541-482-1135. Gallery expansion grand opening, national and international artwork and a free raffle for a Dr. Seuss illustration print.

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

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery include:

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St.,, 541-201-4005. ACH promotes the integration of art and health care with an exhibit of artwork by artists Dana Feagin, Karen Bates, Dan Elster, JoAnn Manzone, Claudia Law, Kiane Ericson, Bonnie Rose Geiger, Joy Light, Thalia Keple and Robyn Lane.

ashland springs hotel: 212 E. Main St.,, 541-488-1700. New exhibits in the lobby.

Boulevard Coffee: 555 Siskiyou Blvd.,, 541-482-4056. "Personalitrees," oil and pastel tree portraits by Linda Elesiya Evans.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St.,, 541-488-2401. Limited edition gicleé by Katharine Gracey.

Enoteca by edenvale: 17 N. Main St.,, 541-482-3377. Colorful food- and wine-inspired oil paintings by Suzanne and Nicole Etienne and Sarah Burns. Wine from Eden Valley Orchards.

The Gallery at Lithia Springs: 2165 W. Jackson Road,, 541-482-7128. Abstract and floral photography on handmade paper as well as handmade paper sculptures by Joni Fosbenner.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St.,, 541-482-9463. An exhibit of paintings by Mitzi Miles-Kabota, marine photography by Jim Kurtz and winter scenes by Richard Balzer.

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:

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

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