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Art galleries, closures, postponements: July 2

First Friday Art Walks are back on in Ashland. Stop by Art & Soul Gallery on Friday, July 2, to see work by Pam Haunschild, such as this "Crane Dance" painting.
In Focus: 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.

In Fous: Jacksonville Art Walk

Galleries, restaurants and studios in Jacksonville will show new exhibits, host art demonstrations and more from 3 to 6 p.m. the second Saturday of every month through October. Look for the neon-green pennant at participating locations. For more information, call 541-941-7057.

Editor’s note: Because of changing COVID-19 restrictions in place in Oregon, please call businesses or check their websites to confirm all 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. Work by Charity Hubbard and Roy Musitelli will be featured in the salon July 1-31. 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: The watermedia paintings exhibit “Colors of the Pacific Northwest” by Pam Haunschild will be on display through Aug. 1. From 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, Haunschild will demonstrate and answer questions about her work. Appointments are available but not necessary at 30-minute intervals. Wine and chocolates will be served. 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 5 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 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. Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. The gallery’s July exhibit, “Mixed Emotions,” features work by The Calligraphers’ Guild. A reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 10. A free Zoom conversation with Anne Brooke, artist, educator and Director of Art Presence will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, July 23. Masks are required by visitors. A virtual tour will also be available. To view the virtual exhibits, or register for the Zoom conversation, 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 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. The gallery’s July featured artists are Marydee Bombick and Shari Southard. See brightly colored ceramic flowers by Bombick and landscape watercolor paintings by Southard. The galley will host artists who will give demonstrations and workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. At 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, Bombick will provide an artist demonstration to show how she creates her ceramic flowers. Southard will follow providing a glimpse into her plein air painting processes. Masks are required to visit the gallery. For further details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.

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: Gallerie Karon is moving from its current place at 500 A St., Suite #1, to 300 E. Main St., Ashland. The gallery features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art and furnishings. See discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.

Grants Pass Museum of Art: Originally known as Gallery One, the museum, located at 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, features work by local and regional artists and will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and by appointment. 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. Ceramic sculptures by Wataru Sugiyama will be shown alongside landscape paintings by Jon Jay Cruson July 1 through Aug. 14. 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. See the colorful exhibit of intaglio prints by Yuji Hiratsuka, and paintings by of Stephen McMillan and Thomas M. Houston. Masks are required, and hand sanitation will be offered at the door. See houstonscustomframing.com or call 541-482-1983.

La Baguette Music Café: See oil painting by local artist and musician Jeffrey Baxter through Saturday, July 31, at La Baguette Music Café, 340 A St., and Gils, 175 N. Pioneer St., in Ashland. See labaguettemusiccafe.com or call 541-482-0855.

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. See the traveling exhibit “PAN at 40: Printmaking from Print Arts Northwest” through Aug. 5, celebrating Print Arts Northwest (PAN) and their dedication to printmaking for 40 years. Based in Portland, PAN works to further printmaking in the Northwest through exhibitions, educational programming, and professional development. 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 sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.

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.


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

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 will offer virtual story times (see our Livestream listings for dates/times). For more information, find Once Upon a Song on Facebook or call 415-306-3288.

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 hopes that in-person concerts can resume in October or December. 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 Urban Cork: The Urban Cork’s tasting room still remains closed, but plans are in the works to reopen this summer. Call 541-500-8778 or see theurbancork.com.