New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District. The monthly art walk will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Art walk maps are available at the galleries and 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.
The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association:
ADELANTE! GALLERY & TEA HOUSE: 88 N. Main St., www.adelantegalleryteahouse.com, 541-488-0290. New, acrylic, impressionistic paintings by Suzanne Etienne, live music, food and tea.
ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 541-488-9006. "From the Studio," paintings by Chris Messer, live music by Douglas Ross on dulcimer, wine and refreshments.
ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandartcenter.org, 541-301-5975. Ceramic works by Maggie Bezhuly, a Day of the Dead altar by Dorothy Baker and Robbin Pearce, open artist studios, live acoustic music by Thad and Mike and refreshments.
ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 541-488-4735. Annual holiday group show of handmade gift items, cookies and hot apple cider.
DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. "The New Still Life," mixed-media paintings by Katherine Ace. The gallery will not be open for First Friday art walk.
GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Gifted," artwork by 25 gallery artists, live jazz by Dan Fellman and Grant Ruiz and munchies.
HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 541-488-2562. Annual Holiday Salon with works by gallery artists.
HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive, www.numinousstudiowest.com, 541-708-5141. "Mountain Meadows Collects," paintings and sculptures collected by residents of Mountain Meadows retirement community. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.
HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., www.houstoncustomframing.com, 541-482-1983. New, mixed-media paintings and photography by Thomas M. Houston and live music by Ha'ena.
ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahegallery.com, 541-488-5072. Glassworks by Evie Ault, Steven Cornett, Gary Price and Patti Wessman; live music by Generation Jones; wine and refreshments.
NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. Paintings, ceramics and glassworks by gallery artists, as well as wine and refreshments.
SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 541-552-6245. "Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art," multimedia works by 18 Oregon artists. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.
THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St., www.thomasleegallery.com, 541-482-1135. Whimsical prints by California artist Will Bullas.
THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., www.yarnatwebsters.com, 541-482-9801. Artful clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories.
Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:
ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., www.ashlandhospital.org, 541-201-4005. Works by artists from Ashland Art Center. The gallery is open until 6 p.m. weekdays.
CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., www.creeksidepizza.com, 541-482-4131. Mixed-media paintings by Miles Frode.
ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., www.edenvalleyorchards.com, 541-482-3377. Photography by Steve Addington, live music by Justin Mcmahon and Kieran Devine, spaghetti, wine, a raffle and prizes.
FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St., www.hellofmec.com, 541-482-3567. Works by Shoshanah Dubiner, live folk music, free massages and chocolate provided by Zorba's Raw Chocolate.
GRADIENT GALLERY: 175 N. Main St., www.ashlandmethodist.org, 541-482-3647. Works by Walker Elementary School students and refreshments.
HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus), www.hannonlib.sou.edu, 541-552-6023. Works by students, faculty and other local artists.
LINDY KEHOE GALLERY: 296 E. Main St. (inside Hemporium), 541-482-3350. Paintings and illustrations by Lindy Kehoe.
LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 541-482-9463. Photography by Dan Elster and George Martin and acrylic paintings by Gregory Martin.
LOVE REVOLUTION: 111 E. Main St., 541-201-2060. Evocative art by regional artists, live music and wine.
OASIS: 258 A. St., Suite 21, 541-778-4806. Works by Autumn Skye Morrison, live music, sweets and drinks.
PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St., www.peltonhouse.com, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson and Dan Elster and paintings by Cathy DeForest.
PLAZA SALON AND SPA: 60 N. Main St., www.ashlandplazaspa.com, 541-890-6108. Works by Elizabeth Craig and live music.
TAROKo PAN-PACIFIC BISTRO: 62 E. Main St., www.tarokoashland.com, 541-488-7108. Haiku art by Cathy Dorris and mixed-media, Asian landscapes by Gaelyn Larrick.
WEISINGER'S OF ASHLAND: 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., www.weisingers.com, 541-488-5989. Photography by Daniel Beck and wine.
Working studio members:
BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., www.backroadsproductions.com. Marble sculptures and prints by Harriet Greene and illustrations and photography by Martin Goldman.
CATHY DEFOREST STUDIO: 1067 Emigrant Creek Road, www.gallerydeforest.com, 541-690-6976. Etchings, printmaking, artist books, photography and letterpress prints by Cathy DeForest. The studio will be closed for Friday's art walk.
CATHY DORRIS STUDIO: 130 A St., www.cdorrisart.blogspot.com, 541-821-0651. West African tribal art by Cathy Dorris.
CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. Small artworks, handmade, holiday-gift items; live music; wine; and hors d'oeuvres.
ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St., www.etiennegallery.com, 541-482-1766. Colorful, acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne.
GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., www.gatheringglass.com, 541-488-4738. Glassworks and demonstrations by Keith Gabor, Scott Carlson and Jeff Addicott.
JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 541-488-2474. "Be Inspired," works by Jason Bueter, Dawn Ferrari, Tom Stamper, Dan Verner, Tej Steiner and J. Ellen Austin; live piano music; and refreshments.