A new gallery — Perdita — joins the Ashland Gallery Association with "In the Light Upstairs," an exhibit of black-and-white photography. Also look for J. Ellen Austin's perspective on stone sculpture at JEGA Gallery. Photography by Ashland artist August Schilling will be showcased at Snow's Place. Colorful, expressive abstracts in acrylics by Medford painter Alx Fox will be displayed at Art and Soul Gallery, and fantastical mixed media by Ashland artist Susan Hargrove will be shown at Hanson Howard Gallery.

A new gallery — Perdita — joins the Ashland Gallery Association with "In the Light Upstairs," an exhibit of black-and-white photography. Also look for J. Ellen Austin's perspective on stone sculpture at JEGA Gallery. Photography by Ashland artist August Schilling will be showcased at Snow's Place. Colorful, expressive abstracts in acrylics by Medford painter Alx Fox will be displayed at Art and Soul Gallery, and fantastical mixed media by Ashland artist Susan Hargrove will be shown at Hanson Howard Gallery.

Receptions for the artists will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 3, at galleries and other venues located downtown and in the Railroad District. Pick up a gallery tour map at any of the listed galleries, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce or download one from www.ashlandgalleries.com.

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association: 

ADELANTE! GALLERY: 130 E. Main St., 214-587-7686 or www.adelantegallery.com. Contemporary western art in mixed media by Arizona artist Michael Swearngin.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or www.artandsoulgallery.com. "The Art of Abstraction: Expression Through Color," a collection of acrylic paintings by Medford artist Alx Fox. 

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or www.ashlandartcenter.org. Fabric flowers by Natalie Strawsky and wearable felt art by Jo Ann Manzone.

ASHLAND ARTWORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or www.ashlandartworks.com. "Air and Fire," assemblages and abstract paintings by Elin Babcock, and "Clay Birds, Birdhouses and Blossoms" by Cheryl Kemper.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Faces, Hidden and Revealed," masks and puppets from around the world.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or www.hansonhowardgallery.com. "Crows and Ravens," mixed media paintings by Susan Hargrove.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., 541-482-1983 or www.houstoncustomframing.com. Art by Thomas M. Houston, Erin Lee-Gafill, Stephen McMillan, Yuji Hiratsuka and Richard Spare.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or www.clubnimbus.net. Ceramic pottery by Frank Phillips.

PERDITA: 33 N. Third St., No. 7, perditaofashland.com. "In the Light Upstairs," black-and-white photography. 

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or www.ashlandphotographersgallery.com. Photographs by Lewis Anderson.

PUSH ART GALLERY: 274 Fourth St., Suite 1, 360-393-2145 or www.pushartashland.com. Abstract and contemporary art.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6245 or www.sou.edu/sma. Etchings, linocuts, screen prints and lithographs by Chuck Close will be displayed through Sept. 5.

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

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

BELLA TERRA FINE JEWELRY: 60 E. Main St., 541-708-6300 or www.bellaterrajewelry.com. Artisan jewelry.

HANNON LIBRARY: On the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6816 or www.hannonlib.sou.edu. 

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., www.hillstationashland.com. "Transition," paintings by Cathy Schoenberg.

PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St. 541-488-7003 or www.peltonhouse.com. Wildlife photography by Dan Elster.

SUMMIT AND FIELDS: 337 E. Main St., 541-941-2946 or www.summitandfields.com.

Restaurants, wineries and wine bars:

BELLE FIORE ESTATE & WINERY: 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, 541-488-9765. Landscapes and portraiture in watercolor and oil by Joan L. Brown.

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., 541-482-4131 or www.creeksidepizza.com. 

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., 541-482-3377 or www.edenvalleyorchards.com. Paintings and mixed media by Whitney Rolfe and Aaron Taylor.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., 541-482-9463 or www.liquidassetswinebar.com. Abstract paintings by Miles Frode and photographs by Jacie Gray, Joseph Linaschke and Dan Elster.

SMITHFIELDS RESTAURANT: 36 S. Second St., 541-488-9948 or www.smithfieldsashland.com. Paintings by Sarah F. Burns.

Working studio members:

EYA STUDIO: 349 E. Main St., suites 5 and 7, 541-973-7477 or wwwelizabethyorkart.com.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., 541-488-4738 or www.gatheringglass.com. Ornamental and functional glass sculpture and glass-blowing demonstrations.

ILLAHE STUDIOS: 374 Hargadine St., 541-488-5072 or www.illahegallery.com or www.suespringart.com.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., 541-488-2474 or www.jega4art.com. A birthday bash for sculptor J. Ellen Austin.

OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or www.oakleafstudio.net. Found-art sculpture by Diana Trygg.

SNOW'S PLACE: 125 Sherman St., 602-448-4109 or www.snowriverart.com. Photography by Ashland artist August Schilling.

STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, www.babayard.com or www.anndisalvo.com. Electronic collage prints by Bruce Bayard and figurative drawings by Ann DiSalvo.