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Art galleries, local closures, postponements: Jan. 1


Editor’s note: Because of COVID-19 restrictions, please call businesses or check their websites to confirm listed events.

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. See displays of work by featured artists Susie Lee and Doug Staples through Jan. 31. 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. Masks are required to visit the gallery. See artdujourgallery.com, or email at artdujourgallery213@gmail.com, or call 541-770-3190.

Art & Soul Gallery: See the exhibit “Cradles Rock,” featuring mini oil and watercolor paintings by local artists Jenay Elder, Charlotte Peterson and Judy Richardson. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 2. The gallery, at 247 E. Main St., Ashland, will be open from noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays and by appointment. Masks are required by visitors. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.

Art Presence Art Center: Thirty-six regional artists will be featured in the gallery’s annual exhibit “Angel Show,” which features artists’ interpretations of angels in a variety of mediums, along with the “Season of Cheer” holiday exhibit to be displayed through January. The art show will be available virtually this year because the gallery is closed in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. To view the virtual exhibits, see art-presence.org or for further information or to schedule an appointment, call 541-941-7057.

Ashland Art Works: See the work of local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, woodwork, fiber arts and garden art. The art collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Masks are required to visit the gallery. See ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.

Gallerie Karon: The gallery, located at 500 A St., Suite 1, Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art and furnishings. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Masks are required to visit the gallery, and hand sanitation will be available. Beginning on Jan. 8, the gallery will open the exhibit “The Ox,” featuring art, furniture, artifacts, jewelry and textiles from all over the East. See discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.

Gallery One: Located downstairs in the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, the gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. See gpgalleryone.com or call 541-479-1218.

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 end of year Gallery Artists Salon in the feature gallery. An exhibit of original new work by Betty LaDuke will be on display. All proceeds from the sales of LaDuke’s print, “Awakening,” will be donated to three Rogue Valley organizations working to assist Rogue Valley farmworkers who lost their homes to the Almeda fire. The gallery will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and by appointment. Masks are required to visit the gallery, and hand sanitation will be available. 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. Masks are required and hand sanitation will be offered at the door. Call 541-482-1983.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center: 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. Masks are required. The gallery will be closed through Tuesday, Jan. 5. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

Schneider Museum of Art: Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art will be closed until further notice. The museum will offer online programming such as the winter exhibition (available in January and February 2021) and virtual exhibitions with live artists, and scholar Zoom talks and workshops. The Schneider also will offer Free Family Art Days with curbside kit pickup for materials and an accompanying online instructional video. The museum hopes to hold its spring exhibition (April-June) and first outdoor exhibition (May-July) in person. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for further details.

Studio A.B.: The studio is the gallery and workspace for artists Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Allen Bayard. See their work in a variety of dry media and photography. The studio is located at 21 A St., Ashland, and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are required. See studioa-b.com or call 541-482-2253.


The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink: The skating rink, located at 95 Winburn Way, across from the Lithia Park playground, will not open this year, city officials have announced. See ashland.or.us/icerink for details.

Camelot Theatre: The theatre has canceled its 38th season. See camelottheatre.org for further information.

Collaborative Theatre Project: The Medford theatre is closed because of COVID-19 restrictions. See the theatre’s Facebook page for updates, visit ctpmedford.org or call 541-779-1055 for more details.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre: Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland has canceled its holiday performances of “Scrooge in Rouge,” and will close until February because of COVID-19 restrictions. See the scheduled 2021 lineup at oregoncabaret.com. Contact the box office by email at boxoffice@oregoncabaret.com or call 541-488-2902 for more information.

Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, District 4: Because of COVID-19, the local fiddlers district has canceled the remainder of its 2020 Saturday jam schedule. Organizers hope to resume the public jams early in 2021. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The 2020 season in Ashland has been canceled. See osfashland.org for details. Also, look for O!, a new interactive and immersive digital content platform. O! can be accessed for free at osfashland.org/digital. Content available or in development includes interviews, digital storytelling, OSF archival engagements, online classes, podcasts, audio plays and more. To receive updates and release information, go to osfashland.org/digital and click on the “Join O!” button at the bottom of the page.

Rogue Valley Symphony: The Rogue Valley Symphony hopes to return to the stage in September 2021. It will be offering a series of digital concerts in the meantime. Search YouTube for “Rogue Valley Symphony” to see posted concerts. See rvsymphony.org, email at tickets@rvsymphony.org or call 541-708-6400 for further details.

Randall Theatre Company: The theater company’s Ghostlight Playouse in downtown Medford will remain closed because of current state and county restrictions. The theatre company will offer performances via livestream. See randalltheatre.com or visit the Randall Theatre page on Facebook for updates.

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The hands-on science museum at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, will be closed because of COVID-19 restrictions until further notice. ScienceWorks Online offers virtual science activities that be performed at home. For virtual content and further details, see scienceworksmuseum.org/scienceworks-online or call 541-482-6767.

Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild: The guild will present an ongoing virtual show featuring the opportunity to view and purchase work created by local craftspeople. See siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.

Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The choir has canceled all concerts through March 2021. The choir will decide early next year whether to hold the May concert. For further information and to receive free digital content, see repsingers.org. Content includes interviews with composers and singers, clips from past concerts, new solos and virtual performances and program talks by Music Director Paul French.


“Peering Over Knees,” an acrylic painting by Jeanne LaRae, is one of the pieces on display in Art Presence Art Center’s virtual “Angel Show.” See listing below. Courtesy photo