First Friday and more!

Greetings everyone! It has been a minute since I’ve shared my journey and new works of Art with all of you. Let me first say that Margo Teresa is a very happy healthy 3.5 month old. She smiles daily between cluster feeding & napping. Being a mother is really the biggest joy of my life. She soothes my soul and is my favorite creation and the rest is history. Onto the Art news:

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.

-Jessica Lange

River City gallery is hosting Artist’s in house November 5th for First friday (which also happens to be my birthday) We all would love it if you would stop down and see local work or perhaps grab a mural map to check out local work around town. Also the holiday season is almost upon us. (it’s crazy but this year has flew by for me. ) I am prepping by hanging new paintings in various locations; including Larsons General pictured above and posting events happening in person and online. Please attend or share with friends & family, but most of all be safe and generous this holiday season.

My River City Gallery Artist Page

If you happen to find yourself walking down the mural alleyway at 5th & Main street I’ve added a few new murals. 4 new spaces to shoot in front of are brought to you by The wedding Tree! So if you are a photographer or anticipate buying attire for a special day check them out. It was really nice being a part of the mural alleyway again. It brought back many memories that are near and dear.

Events: The Moment, virtual Art dash, & Oracle readings

“The moment” is a permanent visual art exhibition funded by the Art council of La Crosse to mark the hardships of 2020. All chosen artwork is on view now on the 2nd story of The La Crosse Public Library ( 9th & Main st. La Crosse Wisconsin 54601 ) Go see my R&F oil stick piece, “we’re closed” if you get the chance. The lobby is now open to check out books, which is great news!

There were upsides and downsides of Covid-19 pressing down on all of us. Now that a vaccine is available some may lay their weary heads from worrying what the future has to bring. This summer I hope to see everyone keep what has worked for them personally during quarantine life (i.e. working from home, more nature walks, sobriety, prioritizing, wearing masks in airports, and over-all hygiene skills.)

Art dash 2021

Art dash will be taking place virtually March 25th, each ticket is $100 and proceeds benefit the Franciscan spirituality center and their programs for the sisters. I supplied two R & F oil works on board to this event, “ strawberry shortcake” and “cheesecake brownie” contribute to this event here.

Artists Block Oracle cards

I’ve created my own Oracle DECK!! Buy it here!

This has been +10 plus years in the making for each card is a painting stretching back years. I am setting up an online store currently. I have 5 more decks for purchase at $45.00 each. Message me for one under the contact tab! Each deck is shrink wrapped. No touch delievery available as well. I accept check, square, and venmo. About the deck:

Have you ever struggled with a creative block? Within these 56 jumbo painted oracle cards comes motivating phrases to help you through ups and downs (i.e. judging my work, confidence, money, finishing projects, lack of support, doubt etc) The Artists Block Oracle can be used for anyone but priority messaging is for artists of all sorts. Art has taught me how the universe and I have a special communication through intuition, faith, divine timing, symbolism, events, relaxation and play. These cards embody advice and knowledge I’ve used to steady my art career. To whom make a career intertwining their passions within the material world: Stay strong and believe your work is helping the good of all! -AshtonHall Artist

Endings are really beginnings in disguise

“There are treasures in pain…an oyster who was not injured will never produce a pearl, because the pearl is a healed wound.”

Pregnant with Margo girl In Sarasota, FL

I will miss this home away from home. Just got done taking everything down with my new partner and getting other projects done. Since November 2019 AEH Studio gallery was a pop-up studio that lasted longer then the strange year of 2020. Hosting two shows prior to the pandemic in November and February was pure luck, also one during October that went well. It really was all my dreams manifested ay once. Community company, art sold, new faces, art appreciation and much celebration. It was also a respite artist space, a muse for me to sprawl out in and think whilst laying in the sun. I will miss these huge windows. This space and I hopefully brought people together to witness the power of art, and for some to make new friends and inspirations. Maybe one day in the future this can be again but for now a new journey awaits and she is calling like the ocean.

Some back story, I am Currently 6 months pregnant. Ive chosen the name Margo not knowing it means pearl. Margo is due in June and June’s birth stone is the pearl. Also I am obsessed with pearls… I used to paint them in oil paint 6+ years ago and still do in acrylic. Cream is also my favorite color. Which is a common color for pearls to be. I admire how pearls are so timeless and classy. Pearls form from irritants or debris getting inside an oyster. Creating beautiful pearls comes from a self protection mechanism for the oyster. I think this finding will Spur tons of water & pearl art for me to dive into psychologically or metaphysically ——so maybe I will paint how turning towards love & desire over sadness & shame created Margo Pearl. Even though hardships gave me and my partner many reasons to be bitter, un-trusting, and closed in relationships. By licking wounds in this ocean of life we’ve created a pearl.

I am still working on a new website, for any inquiries on art for sale or commissions please message me here under the contact tab! Thanks for reading. Light & love,

-Ashton

Giving Tuesday

“Grounded Alleyway” in oil paint 2018 1’x2’

Show your support for the art community by bidding on Artwork during Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Consider bidding on my 1’x2’ thick oil piece “grounded alleyway” bidding starts the week of NOV 23 through Dec 1). All donations go to support Mid West Music Fest. Specific event information is here

Also don’t forget about these other great art support events :

The first annual Artists Sunday

takes place this Sunday, Nov 29th, after Thanksgiving. Support your favorite local artists and give personal and handcrafted gifts this holiday season. Click here for the artists directory, a network of full time artists selling their work during the holiday season.

The Garage Session: Christmas Show Saturday December 19, 2020

La Crosse Local and the The Weber Center for the Performing Arts have set the date for a creative streamed experience on the La Crosse Local Facebook Page and Youtube. You can donate to your favorite performances! The 60+ minute Christmas show will feature LIVE and pre-recorded short performances from area musicians, performers, and performing arts organizations. Watch it dec 19 here

Thanks to all of my current commissions, art collector’s, and art lovers! Special thank you to all who came to support my the last exhibition at AEH Studio Gallery as well🤍

Grand Opening of the Great River Art Market

Mary Lou Ferguson and Jensine wing setting up their stations

There is another avenue for the art’s in La Crosse!

This Art Market is open in time for the Holiday open house downtown La Crosse Friday-Sunday 10am to 7pm at 321 Main St. La Crosse (across the street from grounded cafe’)

Art Market Partnership: 

The Downtown Art Market is being developed by Robin Moses, of Creative La Crosse, along with Mike and Phyllis Martino, of the La Crosse Arts Initiative, and Tarl Kaio, of Grass Root Creatives.  We appreciate the support of the building owners, RLR Properties who are helping to make this opportunity possible at this amazing downtown location.  

Art Market Hours*:

The New Downtown Art Market will be open to the public on a consistent basis. These hours may vary and be extended due to community events in downtown.  Artists are not required to be present.

Wednesday-Friday             10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday                               10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Private Appointments can be scheduled for those who are interested in purchasing art privately. 

Saturday Art Market

October 10th 10-3pm 2020

Facebook event details: Event

I will be exhibiting outdoors between the herons at the Main Street Plaza, in Downtown La Crosse WI. Come browse some oil pieces I’ve created along with other local artists. I will have my square handy for card payments as well.

This event is hosted by downtown Main Street Lacrosse and the Pumphouse Regional Art center. This event is FREE. Please wear a mask and enjoy browsing and buying local original works of art!

Artist’s Sunday

WHAT IS ARTISTS SUNDAY?

Artists Sunday is paying homage to national artisans for the brave career choice by reminding consumers to celebrate artists this holiday season. Check out and perhaps buy from an artist the Sunday after thanksgiving. I’ve included the artist’s Directory link here.

Find me in the Artists Directory by typing in ( Ashton Hall Artist LLC)

Wouldnt it be so nice to receive something truly original from the heart that increases in value over time?

ART embraces both

Info or to sign up : Artist’s Sunday Also check out this great read for Artists!:

Stay Safe, be well, and shop local friends!

AEH Studio Gallery

2020 Mural progression

This summer has been a hot one… I haven’t gotten all the work done YET but with a cool down this weekend I will likely have both of these murals finished. So be sure to check back for more mural updates… in the meantime if you would like a free mural quote use the contact form below.

Updates of my current mural progress at Audiomobile on Losey Blvd N

2nd floor La Crosses Rubber Mills building on Saint Andrew Street

Summer 2020

Over the Summer I have been busy with 2 Mural commissions and several really fun multiple canvas pieces. Send me a message to see work for sale, my Studio space or commission me for an original piece. I will respond with-in 24 hours and love to hear from you! Stay healthy and inspired!

New Avenues paved

La Crosse Food and Art Magazine covered my Pop-up studio

Read about it here

Photography by © Dylan Overhouse Productions

A HUGE thank you for covering my Pop-up Studio to the team of La Crosse Local Arts & Food Magazine and online podcast!

Summer is here and there are many changes. My studio is closed and another is on the WAY! Check back at the Rubber Mills around August to see artists becoming the change they want to SEE.

To anyone I have inspired through this experience I would like to say the feeling is mutual. With all the changes in my life I decided to take some time out and reflect. I have chosen to take a cellphone-sabbatical. I am still working but I am reflecting upon what I want to create next. Looking for my muse as artists put it. I am also painting some current commissions and taking creative jobs. Please leave a note on my contact page for inquires and commissions.

I’ve been on a cellphone Sabbatical. What is a sabbatical?

The sabbatical definition is “a break from work” during which employees can pursue their interests, like traveling, writing, research, volunteering or other activities (or even rest). -resources.workable.com

This one will be for ten days starting today. Talk to you all soon!

-Ashton Hall Artist