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Rogue Valley art galleries, new exhibits, Aug. 6

Stop by Gallerie Karon in Ashland during the First Friday Art Walk to see see work such as this African-inspired sculpture which is part of the "Safari II," exhibit now on display. Courtesy photo.

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 (Aug. 6) 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 oil portraits by Belinda Moffit, and photography work by Judy LaNier, the gallery’s August featured artists. Additionally, 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. See artdujourgallery.com, or email at artdujourgallery213@gmail.com, or call 541-770-3190.

Art & Soul Gallery: See the August featured exhibit, “Adornment” by Eric Peterson, on display Aug. 3-29. His work includes abstraction and collage and seeks to celebrate our multi-cultural world. An artist’s reception will be held during Ashland’s First Friday event, from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Peterson will answer questions about his work, and photographer Barbara Tricarico will be signing copies of her new photography books featuring regions of Oregon. Limit of 25 visitors in the gallery at a time. 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. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.

Art Presence Art Center: Artwork by local artist Denise Kester will be featured Aug. 6-Sept. 12, in the exhibit “Art Dreams.” Kester specializes in monoprint and monotype, viscosity printing as well as drawing and painting. An artist’s reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, as part of Jacksonville’s Second Saturday Art Walk. 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. 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 galley will host artists who will give demonstrations and workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. 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. During the month of August, see the featured exhibit “Urban Hieroglyphs,” by Chris Carpenter. Other 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. During the month of August, work by of Vernon Lawhorn, Jane Lawhorn, and Judy Benson Le Neir will be featured. 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and by appointment. See plein air work by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield in the exhibit “Painting Outside,” on display throughout the month of August. 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 Pacific Northwestern inspired landscape paintings by Jon Jay Cruson 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 Stephen McMillan and Thomas M. Houston. See houstonscustomframing.com or 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 Community gallery will feature the work of Rogue Gallery artists inspired by Pattern and Decoration, a United States art movement of the mid-1970s and early ’80s, through Aug. 13. 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 exhibition, “Joan Truckenbrod: Digital Fibers – 1975 To Present,” on view Aug. 3-Sept. 16. Truckenbrod is credited as being one of the earliest pioneers of digital art in the 1960s. Masterworks on Loan and “What is Plein Air?” will also be on display in the Entry Gallery. 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.

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.