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First Friday art walk in Ashland

New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and Railroad district. The monthly art walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

Art walk maps are available at the galleries and at the 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.

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., www.americantrails.com, 541-488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American Indian themes. Watercolor paintings by Dave Bartholet.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 541-488-9006. "Painting is a Journey," landscape pastel paintings by Janie Huchinson 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., www.ashlandartcenter.org, 541-301-5975. "Moments," a group show featuring work by 12 photographers, as well as live music by singer and songwriter Cantrell Maryott. Open artist studios and refreshments on the second floor and basement of the studio. The art center also will host Find-the-Artist Treasure Hunt. Prizes will be awarded to competitors.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 541-488-4735. Paintings by Elin Babcock, relief sculptures by Marcia O'Rourke, raku vessels and wall sculptures by Lorene Senesac and woodwork by John Weston. "Step-Up to Help Out," AAW's annual fall fundraiser, will feature 18 stepstools created by Ashland High School students and painted and signed by local artists. Proceeds benefit ACCESS Inc., Children's Dentistry and the Animal Shelter. There also will be beer tastings provided by Caldera Tap House.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St., www.bohemiagallery.com, 541-488-5227, an art lounge, framery, gift shop and live performance venue. "Transformation/Interface," paintings by Clifford Wilton and Robert Beckmann, as well as wine tasting courtesy of Liquid Assets.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., www.lindacurtisstudio.com, 541-601-0963. Assemblage and collage by Margery Mercer, oil paintings of animals by Sandy Cathcart and encaustics by Nancy Block. Live music, wine and hors d'oeuvres also will be available.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. The gallery's exhibits are posted at davisandcline.com.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Images of Water ... Water Flows in Many Ways," photographs, paintings and stone sculptures by Sol Blechman and other artists as well as live jazz music and refreshments.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 541-488-2562. "reVue ," paintings by veteran artists Virginia Andrade, Vincent Carl and Peter Vanfleet.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FInE ART: 270 E. Main St., www.houstoncustomframing.com, 541-482-1983. Chine-collé etchings by Yugi Hiratsuka, as well as work by gallery artists, including Thomas M. Houston, Russell Chatham, Mayumi Oda, Stephen McMillan, Sarah Waldron and others.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahegallery.com, 541-488-5072. Colorful acrylic and ink paintings by Shan Lollis and hand-dyed and hand-woven textiles by Ann Robinson, as well as live music by guitarist Greta Gardiner and wine and cheese.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 541-488-2474. "Flaming Youth," an exhibit curated by Wilkins-O'Riley photography by Jack Schuman and other artists of that generation. Live music by Aletha and Venessa Nowinsky and pianist Anthony Turner.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. "Bending Light," oil paintings and wall hangings by Linda Lamore and pottery by Frank Philipps as well as wine and cheese.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF art: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 541-552-6245, a resource for fine art exhibits and art education. "Unintended Consequences: Art and the Digital Age," featuring exhibits by Daniel Henderson, Shaurya Kumar and Brett Phares, will be displayed through Dec. 10.

Thomas Lee Gallery: 40 N. Main St., www.thomasleegallery.com, 541-482-1135. "The Art of Dr. Seuss — Rare Editions Event," featuring 24 artworks by Theodor Seuss Geisel.

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 springs hotel: 212 E. Main St., www.ashlandspringshotel.com, 541-488-1700. American landscapes by Stefan Baumann.

Boulevard Coffee: 555 Siskiyou Blvd., www.boulevard-coffee.com, 541-482-0456. Photography of New York City by Pat Moore.

Creekside Pizza Bistro: 92 N. Main St., www.creeksidepizza.com, 541-482-4131. Monotypes and wood cuts by Nancy Jo Mullen.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St., www.thecrownjewel.net, 541-488-2401. Handmade fair-trade goods from Ecuador.

CultureWorks: 310 Oak St., www.culture-works.net, 541-488-4888. Graphics by Gaelyn Larrick.

Enoteca by edenvale: 17 N. Main St., www.edenvalleyorchards.com, 541-482-3377. Wine-themed oil paintings and giclees by Suzanne Etienne and Nicole Etienne Powell, as well as wine from Eden Vale Winery.

The Gallery at Lithia Springs: 2165 W. Jackson Road, www.ashlandinn.com, 541-482-7128. Acrylic paintings by Sandi Whetzel, live music by Jon Galfano, wine tastings provided by Fly High Vineyard and light refreshments.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 541-482-9463. Lithographs of John Lennon and Norman Rockwell's work, serigraphs of Leroy Neiman and Paul Wunderlich's work, photography by Roger Dorband and multimedia work by Andrei Engleman

Pelton House: 228 B St., www.peltonhouse.com, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson, wildlife photography by Dan Elster and paintings by Cathy DeForest.

Working studio members:

Studio A. B.: 621 A St., www.babayard.com, www.anndisalvo.com, 541-482-2253. "The Weekly Press," digital collage by Bruce Bayard and "Fables of the Surface," graphite drawings by Ann DiSalvo.