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Local art galleries, closures, postponed: March 12


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. 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. The gallery will hold a Silent Art Auction through March 31 on select pieces of artwork. All proceeds to go to Habitat for Humanity, and unsold art pieces will be donated to Almeda fire victims. 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 featured oil paining exhibit, “Light Made Water” by guest artist Morgan Sobel, on display through March 28. An artist’s reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 5, by appointment only. All appointments are 30 minutes and limited to 6 people. The gallery, which features art in a variety of mediums by regional artists, located 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: The gallery is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. See an exhibit by the Woodworkers Guild through Sunday, March 28. The main gallery will showcase gallery members work in a variety of mediums. Masks are required by visitors. A virtual tour will also be available. 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. Thursdays through Saturdays, through the end of March. 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. See the exhibit “The Ox,” featuring art, furniture, artifacts, jewelry and textiles from all over the Pacific East in honor of the Chinese New Year. See discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.

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. Through March 27, see the exhibit “Novellas,” featuring narrative art by women in honor of Women’s History Month. The gallery will be open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 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. 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. The gallery’s annual Celtic Celebration will be held virtually this year at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, and will feature Irish music, a “Danny Boy” singing competition for a $50 prize, an art exhibit and more. To access the special event see roguegallery.org/celtic2021. The main gallery showcases photography by Tom Glassman and Bruce Bayard in the exhibit “Minimal/Maximum,” on view through March 19. In the Community Gallery, see the exhibit “Baldassare’s Italio Gardens,” featuring artwork by seven local artists in celebration of master gardener Baldassare Mineo and his 2-acre botanical garden. Masks are required to visit the gallery. 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 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 by appointment. Masks are required. See studioa-b.com or call 541-482-2253.

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.


Ashland Folk Collective: The local folk music collective has postponed its Folk Festival until February 2022. It hopes to offer single monthly concerts. For further information, see ashlandfolkcollective.com.

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

Rogue Valley Chorale: The Rogue Valley Chorale Association’s planning for future performances is ongoing, including a scheduled performance, “Carmina Burana,” at Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland in June and a holiday concert in December 2021. Plans still are being made for RV Chorale’s Youth Choruses. See roguevalleychorale.org or find Rogue Valley Chorale on Facebook for further information and updates on future performances.

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, “Digital Journeys: Concert Detours,” 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.

Royal Affair Storytime: Local fairy tale character group Once Upon a Song has postponed its children’s “royal” storytime, previously held at Barnes and Noble, until further notice because of COVID-19 concerns. The “princess” group is working on putting together virtual story times. For more information, find Once Upon a Song on Facebook or call 541-306-3288.

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 local choir has canceled all concerts through May 2021. The choir hopes that in-person concerts can resume in October. 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.

The painting "Reeling-Sunday at Black Sheep" by David Terry is part of the online exhibit celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Rogue Gallery and Art Center. See listing below. Courtesy image.