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Ashland galleries open late for First Friday art walk

Two new collections of digital collage, "The Disintegration Series" and "Broken Trains," by Bruce Bayard will be displayed through November at Studio AB, 621 A St., in Ashland's Railroad District.

The first series is filled with undramatic or poor quality photographs that are eroded and defaced to evoke deteriorating memories of metaphoric places. The second, "Broken Trains," features wide panoramas of box cars and freight cars that roll slowly through the Railroad District. Each is a created with successive multiple quick-shutter stills combined to create disjunct views. The sequential images are combined with layers of abstract textures to reconnect the images with a new kind of visual rhythm.

"Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists" at the Schneider Museum of Art on the Southern Oregon campus is another highlight on the First Friday art walk in Ashland. The exhibit showcases artwork by internationally prominent female artists who blazed trails for others working today and contributed to the conversation of art history.

Gallery Karon's annual gift sale is like no other. Look for exotic art, jewelry, books, cards and small pieces of antique furniture from around the world.

Art and Soul Gallery wil present "Serendipity," watercolor paintings by Kay Myer.

Receptions for the artists will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at participating galleries. Pick up gallery tour maps 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: 

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or www.artandsoulgallery.com. "Serendipity," watercolor paintings by Kay Myer.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or www.ashlandartcenter.org. Linocuts and blockprints by Midge Black.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or www.ashlandartworks.com. Holiday gift show.

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 www.sou.edu. Six new exhibits by students, faculty, alumni and community members open in the galleries in the Center for the Visual Arts. A reception for the artists will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. Holiday gift show.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or www.hansonhowardgallery.com. Distinctive spins on the tradition of landscape by Jon Jay Cruson, David Randall Tipton and Laurel Bustamante.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 280 E. Hersey St., No. 11., 541-482-1983 or www.houstoncustomframing.com. 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. 

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

PHOTOGRAPHERS' GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or www.ashlandphotographersgallery.com. New exhibit "Ladeshore" by award-winning photographer Darcie Sternenberg.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6245 or www.sou.edu/sma. "Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists."

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:

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

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

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

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

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

RASA CENTER FOR YOGA AND WELLNESS: 469 B St., 541-488-6236, www.rasayogacenter.com.

SHEPHERD'S DREAM: 629 A St., www.shepherdsdream.com, 541-708-5439. "Images from the State of Jefferson" by photographer Pat Moore.

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

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 www.creeksidepizza.com.

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

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

LOFT BRASSERIE & BAR: 18 Guanajuato Way, 541-482-1116, www.loftashland.com.

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

Working studio members:

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

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

THE ENCLAVE: 1661 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-301-5738, facebook.com/enclavestudioashland. Fine art.

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

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

OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or www.oakleafstudio.net. Fine art prints and cards.

PUMPHOUSE STUDIOS: 2000 Ashland Mine Road, 541-973-3103, www.pumphousestudios.com.

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

STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, www.babayard.com or www.anndisalvo.com. "The Disintegration Series" and "Broken Trains," by digital artist Bruce Bayard.

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

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