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Rogue Valley art galleries: Oct. 1

The ceramic sculpture “Pepper, Pygmy Hippo, Endangered” by Penelope Dews is on display along with other works by Dews and artists Jhenna Quinn Lewis and Millie Whipplesmith Plank at Hanson Howard Gallery in Ashland, part of the First Friday Art Walk in Ashland. See listings below.
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.

Editor’s note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces and at large outdoor gatherings in Oregon. Check with all venues listed in Tempo to confirm 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 colorful paintings by Gallery Featured Artist Max Brown, Oct. 1-31. The Salon Featured Artist, Andre Satie, will have landscape paintings on exhibit Oct. 1-Nov. 30. 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: During the month of October, see pastel paintings by Carla J. Griffin in the exhibit “Through the Window.” 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. Limit of 25 visitors in the gallery at a time. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.

Art Presence Art Center: The gallery will hold its eighth annual Halloween exhibit, “Imaginarium: Reality or Illusion,” through October 31. The show features artworks from local artists, including paintings, 3-D assemblages, sculpture, textile art, ceramics and more. 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: The gallery features work of local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, woodwork, fiber arts and garden art. Throughout the month of October see textile work by Claudia Law and woodwork by John Weston. 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. 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. The October exhibition, “Faces Hidden and Revealed,” features masks and puppets from around the world. Ranging from two inches to four feet, face, helmet, and shoulder masks are included. Puppets include rod, shadow, and hand styles with a variety of different animals being represented. 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. See the annual “Membership Exhibition,” featuring 148 artworks created by 92 artists in a variety of media and themes through Oct. 15. 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 oil paintings by Jhenna Quinn Lewis, woodblock prints by Millie Whipplesmith Plank and ceramic sculptures by Penelope Dews through Oct. 9. 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. See all new work in a variety of mediums by local artists in the Members’ Gallery through Dec. 22. 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 has also 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 Oct. 5-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.

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.