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Rogue Valley art galleries: Jan. 7

See work by local artists in a variety of mediums at Ashland Art Works during Ashland's First Friday Art Walk. Ashland Art Works photo

Editor’s note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check with all venues listed in Tempo to confirm events.

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.

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, excluding holidays. 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-and-ink, Conté crayon, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media and more. Running through Jan. 31, see abstract expressionist paintings by Salon Artist, Alx Fox and wildlife photography by Joshua Able. 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 Presence Art Center: The gallery, which features work in a variety of mediums by local artists is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. See the annual exhibit “Naked Art,” an show of artwork without frames or mats through Sunday, Jan. 30. Also look for bins of fine art in all mediums, and prints by local artists available for purchase. See art-presence.org or call 541-941-7057 for further information or to schedule an appointment.

Ashland Art Works: The gallery features 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 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. For further details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.

Enclave Studios: Enclave Studios, located at 1661 Siskiyou Blvd. #3, Ashland, is home to five local artists and exhibits paintings, sculptures and mixed media work. Open by appointment. For further information, find Enclave Studios on Facebook or call 541-301-5738.

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 for further details.

Gallerie Karon: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art and furnishings. See the exhibit “East Meets East — The Year of the Tiger,” which features work from countries such as Japan, China, Tibet and Thailand, on display through January. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 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. The gallery will hold a fundraiser and exhibition “Faux Fun & 6x6,” featuring faux masterworks created by local artists and a diverse selection of artwork that is limited to 6-inch-by-6-inch in size. Artwork will be on display through Feb. 19, then will be auctioned, with all proceeds benefiting the museum. 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 a virtual tour or call 541-479-3290 for further information.

Hanson Howard Gallery: The gallery, located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, will be closed through the month of January. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment during this time email at info@hansonhowardgallery.com or call 541-301-1031. For further information see hansonhowardgallery.com.

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, photo-realism etchings by Stephen McMillan, and paintings by Thomas M. Houston. See houstonscustomframing.com or call 541-482-1983.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center: See mixed media paintings by Wendy Hines in the exhibit “Light Waves,” on display in the Community Gallery through Jan. 7. 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. For further information, including special holiday hours, see roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.

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

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.