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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, 488-2731. Pottery, prints, baskets and jewelry in American Indian themes, along with handcrafted jewelry by Priscilla Nieto and Harvey Abeyta of Santo Domingo, Mexico. "Le Vida de Muerte" art prints by Linda Bark'karie, and music by guitarist Jon Galfano.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 488-9006. Art in oil, pastel, mixed media, acrylic and watercolor by more than 30 regional artists. "That Time of Day" oil and pastel paintings by Janice Tompkins, and dulcimer music by Douglas Ross.

ART FX: 45 E. Main St., 482-1499. Fine custom and unique jewelry by Chuck Troutman and glass art by various artists.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 488-4735. Galleries, studios, a sculpture garden and small holiday handcrafted gifts.

BOHEMIA GALLERY AND FRAMING: 552 A St., www.bohemiagallery.com, 488-5227. An art lounge, framery, gift shop and live performance venue. Southern Oregon Photographers' Forum show featuring David Lorenz Winston, Sean Bagshaw, Cathy DeForest, Barbara Bruckman, David Lorenz Winston and others. Wine tasting courtesy of Liquid Assets.

CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., www.lindacurtisstudio.com, 601-0963. Small acrylic, oil, watercolor and pastel paintings along with assemblage, printmaking and pencil works by various local artists. Photography and mixed media by Melanie E. Cardinal and various works by Margery Mercer, Nancy Block, Janet Rawlings, Larry Safley, Linda Curtis, Madaline blue and Shan Lollis. Live jazz music, wine and appetizers also will be available.

DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. The gallery's exhibits are posted at davisandcline.com. The gallery will be closed during the First Friday art walk.

Etienne GALLERY: 270 Fourth St., 482-1766, www.etiennegallery.com. A mesmerizing series of Madonnas from Cristina Acosta's Hispanic culture exhibit, photography by Barbara Grant, sculpture by Marianne Groh, oil paintings by Nicole Etienne Powell and Suzanne Etienne and straw angels by Carmen Bergmann. Chips, salsa and sangria also will be available.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 482-9008. "A Fresh Look at France" new watercolor paintings by Bruce Barnes, and live jazz.

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 82 N. Main St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 488-2562. A 30th anniversary celebration and the annual Holiday Salon featuring extraordinary northwest artists including Robert DeVoe and Randall Tipton.

HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FInE ART: 270 E. Main St., www.houstoncustomframing.com, 482-1983. "Water and Land of the Rogue" oil paintings by Jacksonville artist Sarah Waldron.

ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahetile.com, 488-5072. Anagama wood fired ceramic sculpture, "Flame and Form," by Penelope Dews and abstract acrylic paintings, "Fall Celebration," by Jan Schmitz. Guitarist Danny Moffat will perform, and there will be wine tasting courtesy of Eden Vale Winery.

JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 488-2474. Artwork from the gallery collection and "Arts of Peace: Visions of Hope for the World," an exhibit curated by Wilkins-O'Riley Zinn, will be presented along with art activities for visitors. Pianist Anthony Turner will perform.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 482-3621. Fine art and contemporary crafts, along with abstract mixed-media by Linda Lamore who will be on hand to discuss her work.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 552-6245. A resource for fine art exhibits and art education. The museum is closed during the First Friday art walk. "Harmony Universal," a collection of musical instruments from the Shuman Collection, and recent additions to the museum's permanent collection currently are on display.

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

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery include:

ASHLAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., www.ashlandhospital.org, 201-4005. ACH promotes the integration of art and health care with artwork by several artists including metal art by Mack Ransom, weaving by Thalia Keple, bronze sculpture by Ken Muhlestein, hand-painted scarves by Joy Light, jewelry by Robyn Cockell and painted furniture by Adrienne Bailin. There will be hors d'oevres, wine and live music by Tim Church and the Threshold Choir.

ashland springs hotel: 212 E. Main St., www.ashlandspringshotel.com, 488-1700. New exhibits in the lobby.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 130 E. Main St., www.thecrownjewel.net, 488-2401. A Renoir lithograph and an antique Lapis Lazuli Buddha head. Watercolors by Kade Mowry and art glass pendants by lamp work artist Leah Fairbanks are featured at the Crown Jewel in Jacksonville.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 482-9463. Artwork by Susan Watson and various artists who have donated to the Art for Sudan fundraiser.

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

Working studio members:

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St.,www.gatheringglass.com, 488-4738. Glass blowing demonstrations and food samples from Deux Chats.

LITHIA ARTS GUILD: 265 N. Main St. (enter on Laurel Street), 973-4325. Open 5 to 8 p.m. for First Friday.

studio 5: 258 A St., No. 5, 482-7266. Wildlife photography by Dan Elster, fiber art by Ruthe Woudenberg and miniature paintings and cards by Kathy Dickey.

'Dawn Singer' and other wood fired sculptures by Penelope Dews will be on display during the First Friday art walk at Illahe Studios and Gallery in Ashland.