Rogue Valley art galleries: Feb. 4
Editor’s note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check with all venues listed in Tempo to confirm events.
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 the month of February, the gallery will present a member group show, “Music and Romance,” with artists working in several mediums to present their interpretations of these themes. The featured Salon artist, Nancy Sterling, will exhibit dimensional wall hangings and sculptures using clay, wood, fabric and unique findings, on display through March 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. 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, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Members of the Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild will be the February featured artists, see everything from small bowls and boxes to tables and chairs. The Main Gallery will exhibit work by member artists in a variety of mediums including watercolor, photography, oil and sculpture. 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 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. For further details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.
Center for the Visual Arts: Winter exhibitions featuring student artists will be displayed through Friday, Feb. 11, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. See work by Cynthia Cantwell, Will Pretto, and Ollie Rankin in the exhibit “For Your Consumption” the Thorndike Gallery; Kaitlen Lister‘s “White Lillies,” Nick Simons’ “Clay Day Fun,” and Kaya Doolaege’s “A Moment In Time” in the Myers Memorial Gallery; a group exhibition “a group exhibition,” in the Boise Cascade Gallery; Rebeca Ramm‘s work “Qualia,” in the Retzlaf Gallery; Cara Davis’ “Waves of Color” in the Art Department Chairs gallery; and student exhibit, “Painting Class Show” in the Jeld-Wen Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the lobby of the Art Building. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Sundays. Masks and social distancing are required while on SOU campus property. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-552-6386.
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. Featured nature and wildlife artist Pam Haunschild will be on-hand to answer questions from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. 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 February. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. See discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.
Gambrel Gallery: A solo exhibition, “No Mirrors in This House,” by Juan Miguel Santiago featuring wall installations combining porcelain figures, and mirrors and wooden altars that examine the meditative qualities of religious iconography and the natural world, will be on display through March 5. The gallery, located at 1980 E. Main St., Ashland, is open noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. See facebook.com/gambrelgallery.
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, features works in an array of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints. See exhibitions featuring whimsical paintings by Stacey Dressen McQueen, figurative sculptures by Stan Peterson, vibrantly colored prints by Noriko Sugita, and playful sculptures by Sara Swink on display through March 19. The gallery will be open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, and by appointment. Masks are required to visit the gallery, and hand sanitation will be available. 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, photo-realism etchings by Stephen McMillan, and paintings by Thomas M. Houston. See houstonscustomframing.com or call 541-482-1983.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: The gallery, featuring work by local artists, 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 sculptures by Joe Garnero and photography by Allan Rowell in the Main Gallery through March 4. The Community Gallery features the painting exhibit “Winter Romance” by Annekatrine Harrington, on display through Feb. 25. The Members Gallery will showcase over 35 artists’ work in a variety of mediums through April 29. For further information see roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.
Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art is open for in-person viewing. See the new exhibit, “Partial Reconstructions,” featuring art by Mariam Ghani, on view through March 19. Ghani is an artist, writer and filmmaker. Her work looks at places, spaces and moments where social, political and cultural structures take on visible forms and span multiple disciplines. Also see highlights of the permanent collection and Masterworks on loan in the Entry Gallery. The gallery, located at 555 Indiana St. Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free, donations accepted. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for further details.
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.