New exhibits highlight the First Friday art walk in Ashland's downtown and Railroad District. The monthly art walk will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Art walk maps are available at the galleries and 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:
ADELANTE! GALLERY & TEA HOUSE: 88 N. Main St., www.adelantegalleryteahouse.com, 541-488-0290. Paintings, jewelry, pottery and fine crafts by gallery members, live music, holiday treats and tea.
ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., www.artandsoulgallery.com, 541-488-9006. "All Art, Great & Small," miniature, gift-size paintings by gallery artists; live music by Douglas Ross on dulcimer; wine and refreshments.
ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., www.ashlandartcenter.org, 541-301-5975. Handmade gifts by local artists, open artist studios, refreshments and hot apple cider.
ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., www.ashlandartworks.com, 541-488-4735. A holiday items by 15 gallery artists, cider and cookies.
DAVIS AND CLINE GALLERY: 525 A St., Suite 1, 541-482-2069, www.davisandcline.com. Paintings by Catherine Woskow and sculptures by Hye Wook Hu, Christian Burchard and John Dowling. The gallery will not be open for First Friday art walk.
GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. "Gifted," gift-worthy artworks by 25 gallery artists; live jazz by Dan Fellman and Grant Ruiz; and munchies.
HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., www.hansonhowardgallery.com, 541-488-2562. Annual Holiday Salon with new works by gallery artists.
HILLTOP GALLERY: 859B Mountain Meadows Drive, www.numinousstudiowest.com, 541-708-5141. "Mountain Meadows Collects," paintings and sculptures collected by residents of Mountain Meadows retirement community. The gallery will not be open for Friday's art walk.
HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 270 E. Main St., www.houstoncustomframing.com, 541-482-1983. Oil paintings by Erin Lee Gafill; works by Thomas M. Houston, Yuji Hiratsuka and Stephen McMillan; and live music by Bruce Bayard and Houston.
ILLAHE STUDIOS AND GALLERY: 215 Fourth St., www.illahegallery.com, 541-488-5072. "The Gift," small works by gallery artists; live music by guitarist David Kelley; hot spiced wine and refreshments.
NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621. "Fluid Universe," black and white photography by Mary Ann Czermak, and wine and refreshments.
ROGUE FRAMEWORKS: 1644 Ashland St., No. 3, 541-488-5227, www.rogueframes.com. The gallery is not open for the art walk.
SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., www.sou.edu/sma, 541-552-6245. "Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art," multimedia works by 18 Oregon artists. The gallery will be closed for Friday's art walk.
THOMAS LEE GALLERY: 20 S. First St., www.thomasleegallery.com, 541-482-1135. Whimsical acrylic paintings by Tod Steele, prints by national artists, cookies and cake.
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 COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: 280 Maple St., www.ashlandhospital.org, 541-201-4005. Works by eight artists from Ashland Art Center. The gallery is open until 6 p.m. weekdays.
CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., www.creeksidepizza.com, 541-482-4131. "Art from the Earth," oil and mixed media paintings by Leah Fanning Mebane.
ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., www.edenvalleyorchards.com, 541-482-3377. Photography by Steve Addington.
FAMILY MASSAGE EDUCATION CENTER: 1081 E. Main St., www.hellofmec.com, 541-482-3567. Works by Shoshanah Dubiner, live music by Karen Hardman, free massages, chocolate provided by Zorba's Raw Chocolate.
GRADIENT GALLERY: 175 N. Main St., www.ashlandmethodist.org, 541-482-3647. Works by Walker Elementary School students and refreshments.
HANNON LIBRARY: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. (on the Southern Oregon University campus), www.hannonlib.sou.edu, 541-552-6023. "The Earthy Moves Me," works by Nina Reynolds, and works by students, faculty and other local artists.
LINDY KEHOE GALLERY: 296 E. Main St. (inside Hemporium), 541-482-3350. Paintings and illustrations by Lindy Kehoe.
LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., www.liquidassetswinebar.com, 541-482-9463. Photography by Dan Elster, oil paintings by Eugenia Talbott and acrylic paintings by Micah Ofstedahl.
LOVE REVOLUTION: 111 E. Main St., 541-201-2060. Evocative art by regional artists, live music and wine.
OASIS: 258 A. St., Suite 21, 541-778-4806. Works by Autumn Skye Morrison, live music, gluten-free goodies and fresh kombucha.
PELTON HOUSE: 228 B St., www.peltonhouse.com, 541-488-7003. Photography by Sarah Patterson and Dan Elster and paintings by Cathy DeForest.
PLAZA SALON AND SPA: 60 N. Main St., www.ashlandplazaspa.com, 541-890-6108. Charcoal drawings and oil paintings by Shallan McDonald.
TAROKI PAN-PACIFIC BISTRO: 62 E. Main St., www.tarokoashland.com, 541-488-7108. Haiku art by Cathy Dorris and mixed-media Asian landscapes Gaelyn Larrick.
WEISINGER'S OF ASHLAND: 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., www.weisingers.com, 541-488-5989. Photography by Daniel Beck and wine.
Working studio members:
BACKROADS STUDIO: 161 Fourth St., www.backroadsproductions.com. "A Native American Christmas," marble stonecut prints by Harriet Greene and watercolor and pen and ink works and photography by Martin Goldman.
CATHY DEFOREST STUDIO: 1067 Emigrant Creek Road, www.gallerydeforest.com, 541-690-6976. Etchings, printmaking, artist books, photography and letterpress prints by Cathy DeForest. The studio will be closed for Friday's art walk.
CATHY DORRIS STUDIO: 130 A St., www.cdorrisart.blogspot.com, 541-821-0651. West African tribal art by Cathy Dorris.
CONCETTI FINE ARTS: 40 N. Main St., 541-601-0963. Small artworks and handmade holiday gift items; new works by Nancy Block and Cammy Davis; live music; wine and hors d'oeuvres.
ETIENNE STUDIO: 143 N. Third St., www.etiennegallery.com, 541-482-1766. Colorful acrylic paintings by Suzanne Etienne.
GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., www.gatheringglass.com, 541-488-4738. Glassworks and demonstrations by Keith Gabor, Scott Carlson and Jeff Addicott.
JEGA GALLERY AND SCULPTURE GARDEN: 625 A St., www.jega4art.com, 541-488-2474. Paintings, assemblages and live music by Daniel Verner and refreshments.