Ash Street Project

Ash Street Project, the vision of artists Thomas Orr and Joanna Bloom, encompasses art studios, visiting artists, gallery space, community programs and a clay-based emerging artist mentorship program.  Our site also hosts an on-line gallery shop.

Entrance Exhibit Recap

Thank you to all of you who came out last night. It was a beautiful evening and wonderful to introduce this new group of mentees, hear your feedback, and simply feel the support of the community once again. If you didn’t make it by and would like to, the exhibit will be up until November 9th. Gallery hours are 11-3, M-F or by appointment.

2017/18 Mentorship Exit Recap

Thank you to all who came out to support our 2017/18 Mentorship Exit Exhibits. Your being there helped make these evenings truly celebratory.  A big congratulations goes out to Chloe Kesten and Lorren Lowrey for their strong focus on making during this intensive year. The dedication to their work shone through with two fantastic, consecutive exhibits. To keep up with these artists, please follow them on social media, or join our ASP mailing list, where we will post updates.

2018 Summer Session Recap

The slide show above gives a brief peek into the wonderful, industrious two weeks we shared with our invited artists this summer at the Ash Street Project.  Summer Session allows approximately half a dozen invited artists two weeks of exploring ideas amongst peers, our mentees and the community.  

We are so grateful for this summer's artists and all that they brought to the session! Please see the earlier Summer Session post on this site for more on our guest artists as well as links to their websites. In addition, we would like to express our gratitude

A very special thank you to the following people for setting the time aside to take part in this great, creative venture:  Sanam Emami, Del Harrow, Aleka Tomlinson, Liz New, Amanda Salov and J.D. Perkin.  Additional gratitude to our volunteer hosts. Participants from past summer sessions (from mentees to visiting artists) came back to “host” our visitors by indulging them in all kinds of incredible food and drink. Thank you all! 

SUMMER SESSION 2018

 The Ash Street Project is pleased to announce our 2018 Summer Session Line Up.

Summer Session was created in an effort to shift the studio environment with the season's inherently different pace and rhythm.  Each summer, we invite six artists to come join us for a two week period.  This is an open time for them to discuss, create, and share in an exchange with each other, our studio community and the community at large.  This summer, from July 23-August 3, we are pleased to host the artists listed below.  Please click on each name for more information.  Feel free to join us for brown bag lunches (12-1, M-F) during these two weeks, as well as an opening cup exhibit Tuesday, July 24 from 6-8pm.

                                   Del Harrow

                                 Del Harrow

                                Sanam Emami

                              Sanam Emami

                              Aleka Tomlinson

                            Aleka Tomlinson

                              Amanda Salov

                            Amanda Salov

                                J.D. Perkin

                              J.D. Perkin

                                       Liz New

                                     Liz New

2017 Mentorship Entrance Exhibition

 

 

The Ash Street Project Entrance Exhibition is one of two bookends in the mentorship experience here at The Ash Street Project.  It provides the community an opportunity to view the work that the our incoming artists are making prior to the start of the mentorship year.  We are so pleased to begin yet another year with three talented new artists: Lorren Lowrey, Gretchen Vaudt and Chloe Kesten.  Look for their exit exhibits in September, 2018.  In the mean time, come see what they are up to!  The community is always welcome to join us for lunch, from 12-1 each weekday.  

We are grateful for the crowd of people that came out to support us!  It was truly a celebratory evening for us, with many new faces in the house! 

 

2016 Mentorship Exit Recap:

Thank you to all who came out to support our 2016/17 Emerging Artists' Exit Exhibits.  Their hard work shone through and, with your support, these evenings were truly celebratory.  Congratulations to Sarah Stokes, Jimin Lee and Matt Asbill as you head on to your new adventures.  To keep up with these artists, please follow them on instagram or join our ASP mailing list to get the latest news

Summer Session 2017: Recap

The slide show above gives a brief peek into the wonderful, industrious two weeks we shared with our invited artists this summer at the Ash Street Project.  Summer Session allows approximately half a dozen invited artists two weeks of exploring ideas amongst peers, our mentees and the community.  The 2017 session was as prolific as it was fun, and the mentees, again, spoiled everyone with their delicious hosting skills.  

We are so grateful for this summer's artists and all that they brought to the session! Please see the July Summer Session post on this site for more on our guest artists as well as links to their websites.

A very special thank you to the following people for setting the time aside to take part in this great, creative venture:  Jeffry Mitchell, Amy Santoferraro, Judy Hill, Daniel Duford, Ted Vogel, Cynthia Lahti.  Additional gratitude to our hosts and mentorship participants: Jimin Lee, Matt Asbill, Sarah Stokes, Ben Skiba and Adrienne Eliades.  

Summer Session 2017

 The Ash Street Project is pleased to announce our 2017 Summer Session Line Up.

Summer Session was created in an effort to shift the studio environment with the season's inherently different pace and rhythm.  Each summer, we invite six artists to come join us for a two week period.  This is an open time for them to discuss, create, and share in an exchange with each other, our studio community and the community at large.  This summer, from July 17-28th, we are pleased to host the artists listed below.  Please click on each name for more information.  Feel free to join us for brown bag lunches (12-1, M-F) during these two weeks, as well as an opening cup exhibit Tuesday, July 18 from 6-8pm.  

 

                       Seattle WA:  Jeffry Mitchell    

                      Seattle WA: Jeffry Mitchell

 

                 Manhattan, KS:  Amy Santoferraro    

                Manhattan, KS: Amy Santoferraro

 

                    Portland, OR:  Cynthia Lahti    

                   Portland, OR: Cynthia Lahti

 

                     Portland, OR:  Daniel Duford    

                    Portland, OR: Daniel Duford

 

                         Portland, OR:  Judy Hill    

                        Portland, OR: Judy Hill

 

                         Portland, OR:  Ted Vogel

                        Portland, OR: Ted Vogel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCECA 2017 Recap

What an invaluable experience NCECA 2017 was for us this March. It was truly a whirlwind week of wonderful interactions with artists, educators and collectors. Of particular value was the opportunity for the mentees to meet and get feedback from so many respected people in the field, ranging from established artists to instructors, and gallery owners.

Thank you to all who came out to see what we do and view our exhibits.  One more thanks to Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Ariel Brice for sharing their work in our exhibition space, and for Dan Anderson and Victoria Christen for all of the organizational work they put into Pots @ ASP.  Finally, one last thank you to the Ash Street team for making it all shine.

 

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