The Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland (LAMA) is a non-profit organization of artists and craftspeople whose members mostly reside in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The Market strives for a community of members that enhances the experiences of visitors to Ashland by providing a festive, positive, and engaging atmosphere of creativity.
LAMA invites participation by individuals who have achieved and take pride in a level of professionalism in their art/craft. It also encourages artists and craftspeople who have a distinct quality and/or uniqueness in their work to apply for membership. Members are given the flexibility to show one or both days of any weekend during the Market season which begins in April and runs through October (or mid November weather permitting) of every year.
Participation in Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland involves an initial jury process by which prospective members present samples of their work to the Jury Committee. There is a Jury fee (currently non-refundable $25). The membership fee is annual. See Application Form form below for current fee. Membership renewal is annual; no re-jurying is required unless the artwork has changed. Those details are explained further in the Jury Guidelines in the application. Upon acceptance to LAMA the new member is given the Artisan Handbook which has detailed information about procedures regarding participation.
Jury Committee Meeting Dates for 2013 (in the Guanajuato Room, downstairs at the Ashland Public Library, from 4:00 – 6:30 unless otherwise stated.)
April 4 – Guanajuato Room, Ashland Public Library
April 18 - Guanajuato Room, Ashland Public Library
May 2 – Guanajuato Room, Ashland Public Library
May 16 – Guanajuato Room, Ashland Public Library
June 13 – Guanajuato Room, Ashland Public Library
4:00pm. Get there before 5pm as the Library closes at that time.
More meetings to be announced as needed.
Important Note for New Members. Please download and print the following pdf files. Important to read through the 2013 Membership Cover Letter, and 2013 Membership Application. All new members must schedule to come in with your products to one of the above meetings. Please call the manager, Marcus, to arrange a meeting time at 541 301-9811. Peace.