Traditional and nontraditional, contemporary and ancient mosaic art will be showcased in the third annual juried, international show "Contemporary Mosaic Art," available through Friday, Oct. 28, in the Thorndike and Retzlaff galleries in the Center for the Visual Arts on the Southern Oregon University campus, near the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

"Contemporary Mosaic Art" coincides with the Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit to be held Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 6-9, on the third floor of Stevenson Union on the SOU campus.

A Tiny Art Show will feature art that is 3-by-3-inches or smaller and created by SOU faculty and students and will be displayed in galleries in the Marion Ady Building. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A reception for the two exhibits will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Center for the Visual Arts.

Galleries in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. during the First Friday art walk.

Look for "Abstract in Nature," an exhibit of encaustic and acrylic works by Cathy Valentine and Elan Chardin Gombart, at Hanson Howard Gallery, and evocative Southern Oregon landscapes in acrylic by Lief Trygg at Oak Street Studio.

Opening receptions will be held at participating galleries. Pick up gallery tour maps at any of the listed galleries, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce or download one from

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association: 

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or "Travels," oil paintings by Gloria Kastenberg, and "Waking Dreams," abstracts in watermedia by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or Art by Janette Ervin-Brown, Elaine Frenett and Darlene Southworth.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or ""Woodland and Woodwork," by Claudia Law and John Weston.

CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: Near the intersection of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus, Ashland. See The annual "Contemporary Mosaic Art" in the Thorndike and Retzlaff galleries, and The Tiny Art Show, by SOU faculty and students, in galleries in the Marion Ady Building. A reception for the two exhibits will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Being and Becoming," a solo exhibit by Rebecca Gabriel.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or "Abstract in Nature," acrylic and encaustic art by Elan Chardin Gombart and Cathy Valentine.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 280 E. Hersey St., No. 11., 541-482-1983 or Celebrate the 50th anniversary of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” with an exhibit of original Peanuts animation art with Emmy Award winning animator and director — and new Ashland resident — Larry Leichliter. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or Daniel and Stefani Seffinger of Asland Glass Act.

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or Photographer Lewis Anderson.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6245 or "Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art" will be displayed through Saturday, Oct. 15.

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

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ARTISAN EYEWORKS: 215 Fourth St., 541-708-5350, Photography by Darcie Sternenberg.

ASHLAND NATURAL MEDICINE: No. 103, 180 Lithia Way, 541-414-7320, Local contemporary artists.

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

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., "Transition," by Cathy Schoenberg.

MADRONE CANNABIS CLUB: 481 Applegate Way, 541-708-6480, Fine art, photography, jewelry and glass.


SHEPHERD'S DREAM: 629 A St.,, 541-708-5439. "Images from the State of Jefferson."

SUMMIT AND FIELDS: 337 E. Main St., 541-941-2946 or Men's and women's clothing.

Restaurants, wineries and wine bars:

BELLE FIORE ESTATE & WINERY: 100 Belle Fiore Lane, off Dead Indian Memorial Road, 541-488-9765.

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

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., 541-482-3377 or

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., 541-482-9463 or Photography by Rainen Janes, Dan Elster and Joseph Linaschke and paintings by Shanna Trumbly.

LOFT BRASSERIE & BAR: 18 Guanajuato Way, 541-482-1116,

SMITHFIELDS RESTAURANT: 36 S. Second St., 541-488-9948 or Paintings by Sara F. Burns.

Working studio members:

DENISE KESTER STUDIO: 438 Helman St., 541-778-2673, Monoprints and handmade books.

THE DESIGN STUDIO: 258 A St., No. 10, 541-227-8680, Textiles by Diane Ericson and Jo Ann Manzone.

THE ENCLAVE: 1661 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-301-5738, Fine art by five artists.

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

NUMINOUS STUDIO WEST: 847 Pavilion Place, 541-708-5141, "Spatial Flight."

OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or Landscapes in acrylics by Leif Trygg.

PUMPHOUSE STUDIOS: 2000 Ashland Mine Road, 541-973-3103,

REBECCA GABRIEL STUDIO: 404 Wilson Road, 541-488-3831, "Contemporary Realist," paintings, drawings and mixed media.

STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, or Drawings, photography and video by Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Bayard.

STUDIO SHOSHANAH: 502 A St., "The Red Shoes," by Shoshanah Dubiner.

SUZANNE ETIENNE STUDIOS: 143 N. Third St., 831-325-7600, Colorful, contemporary art.