Visual interpretations of winter by 15 artists — landscapes, indoor scenes and abstracts in watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic — will be presented through January at Art & Soul Gallery. Ashland Art Works also hosts a group show, and welcomes two new artists: Potter Bonnie Morgan and fiber artist Angelica Stewart.
Photographer John Kirk will display a retrospective of panoramic landscapes at Photographers' Gallery in the Ashland Art Center. Look for dynamic images of lavender fields in Washington, farmland in Oregon and the Red Rock Country in the Southwest.
Studio A.B. — workplace of digital artist Bruce Bayard and fine artist Ann DiSalvo — will host "Post Inauguration Action" the day after Inauguration Day, Jan. 20. Proceeds from the sale of images from Bayard's "The Disintegration Series" will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Receptions for the artists will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at participating galleries for Ashland First Friday Art Walk. 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. "Winter Expressions," interpretations of the winter season by 15 gallery artists.
ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or www.ashlandartcenter.org. "A Panoramic Point of View" by photographer John Kirk. Guitar and fiddle duo Generation Jones, featuring Jeff and Julian Jones, will play music inspired by Celtic traditions, along with klezmer, classic rock and surf tunes.
ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or www.ashlandartworks.com. New artists Bonnie Morgan and Angelica Stewart present pottery and fiber arts, respectively.
CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: Near the intersection of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University, Ashland. See www.sou.edu. Art by students, faculty and community in the Retzlaff Gallery, Thorndike Gallery, Meyer Memorial Gallery, Boise-Cascade Gallery, Art Department Chairs Gallery and Jeld-Wen Gallery.
GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. East meets West.
HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or www.hansonhowardgallery.com. Fine prints, sculpture and ceramics by Robert Devoe, Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Gabriel Mark Lipper and other artists.
HOUSTON'S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 280 E. Hersey St., No. 11., 541-482-1983 or www.houstoncustomframing.com. Gallery artists Thomas M. Houston, Erin Lee-Gafill, Stephen McMillan, Yugi Hiratsuka and Richard Spare.
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. Photography by John Kirk.
SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-552-6245 or www.sou.edu/sma. "Art on Paper: 10 Women Artists" continues through Saturday, Jan. 7.
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. Fine and 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. Watercolor paintings by Pam Haunschild, and live music by acoustic guitarist Coyote.
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. Clothing design and fabric painting.
THE ENCLAVE: 1661 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-301-5738, facebook.com/enclavestudioashland. Fine art by five artists.
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. Paintings by Ann DiSalvo and digital prints by Bruce Bayard.
SUZANNE ETIENNE STUDIOS: 143 N. Third St., 831-325-7600, www.suzanneetienne.com. Colorful, contemporary art.