The oil painting “Canon Beach Sunset” by Christina Madden is part of the December featured exhibit, “Sunrise, Sunset” at Art & Soul Gallery in Ashland. See listing below. Courtesy image.
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First Friday Art Walk
Galleries, studios and restaurants in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and more from 5 to 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month. Art walk maps are available at any of the venues. For a full listing of events and participating galleries, see ashlandgalleries.com.
American Trails: The gallery, located in the Columbia Hotel, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, features art and crafts of the indigenous peoples in North and South America. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Masks are required, and hand sanitation will be offered at the door. See americantrails.com or call 541-482-2553.
Art du Jour Gallery: See exhibits by 17 local artists in myriad mediums such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen & ink, Conté crayon, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media and more. Running through Jan. 31, see abstract expressionist paintings by Salon Artist, Alx Fox and wildlife photography by Joshua Able. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Private viewings are available outside open business hours by reservation. Limit of 10 people in the gallery at a time.
Art & Soul Gallery: The gallery, which features art in a variety of mediums by regional artists and is located at 247 E. Main St., Ashland, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and by appointment. According to a press release, Art & Soul Gallery will be closing permanently on Dec. 24. The featured exhibit in December, “Sunrise, Sunset” will include a piece from each artist in the gallery. On Friday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. the gallery will hold a special open house to visit with the artists and say goodbye. Limit of 10 visitors in the gallery at a time. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.
Art Presence Art Center: The gallery, which features work in a variety of mediums by local artists is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 4, see the annual exhibits “Holiday Treasures and Angels Art Show,” on display through the end of Dec. The gallery is still accepting “angel” artwork from local artists. See art-presence.org or for further information or to schedule an appointment, call 541-941-7057.
Ashland Art Works: The gallery features work of local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, woodwork, fiber arts and garden art. See the special Holiday Showcase which showcases work by all of their local artist members throughout the month of December. The art collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. For further details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.
Enclāve Studios: Enclāve Studios, located at 1661 Siskiyou Blvd. #3, Ashland, is home to five local artists and exhibits paintings, sculptures and mixed media work. Open by appointment. For further information, find Enclave Studios on Facebook or call 541-301-5738.
Fiber Arts Collective: See the work of approximately 30 fiber artisans at 37 N. Third St., Ashland. Exhibits include sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, embroidering and felting to binding, collaging, painting, printing, stenciling, beading and creating assemblage pieces. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 541-708-6966 or see fiberartscollective.com.
Gallerie Karon: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art and furnishings. See the work of over 30 artists in the exhibit “Gifts by the Gifted,” which features African and Asian works and antiques, several different jewelry styles, local poetry books, and more. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. See discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.
Grants Pass Museum of Art: The museum, located upstairs, at 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, features work by local and regional artists. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and by appointment. Admission to the museum is free. The retail gallery, Gallery One, located at street-level of the museum, features the work of approximately 60 local artists. See gpmuseum.com to view the tour or call 541-479-3290 for further information.
Hanson Howard Gallery: The gallery, located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, features works in an array of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints. See the specially curated “2021 Gallery Artists Gift Salon” through the end of December. The gallery will be open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, and by appointment. Masks are required to visit the gallery, and hand sanitation will be available. For further information, see hansonhowardgallery.com or call 541-488-2562.
Houston’s Custom Framing and Fine Art: The gallery, located at 280 E. Hersey St #11, Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. See the colorful exhibit of intaglio prints by Yuji Hiratsuka and paintings by Stephen McMillan and Thomas M. Houston. See houstonscustomframing.com or call 541-482-1983.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: The Members’ Gallery will feature all new work in a variety of mediums by local artists in the through Dec. 23. See mixed media paintings by Wendy Hines in the exhibit “Light Waves,” on display in the Community Gallery through Jan. 7. The gallery will also hold a “6×6 Art Show” fundraiser. More than 30 artists have donated works of art on 6-inch-by-6-inch wood panels. Media includes acrylic, oil, collage, water media, photography and fiber art. All proceeds benefit Rogue Gallery & Art Center programs. The gallery at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art has reopened for in-person viewing. See the new exhibit. “A Shrine for a Shrine,” featuring art by Bruce Burris. Burris also has curated a group exhibition on view in the Treehaven Gallery, “We Take the Long Way,” an exhibition focused on neurodiverse artists. Both exhibitions will be on view through Dec. 9. The gallery, located at 555 Indiana St. Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Admission is free, donations accepted. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for further details.
Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild: The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild has canceled its 41st annual Harvest Show of Fine Woodworking, however, the guild will present an ongoing virtual gallery show featuring the opportunity to view and purchase work created by local woodworkers. See siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.
Studio 151: The art studio, located at 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, features mixed-media sculptural artwork by Elizabeth York. See a series of work investigating time, wall relief Buddhas and a variety of sculptural animals and birds. The studio is open by appointment only. All proceeds from York’s artwork will support Shine a Light, a nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness about preventing and rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking both locally and abroad. See studio151ashland.com.