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Rogue Valley art galleries: March 18

“Canon Beach Sunset” by Christina Madden. Courtesy image.
In Focus: Third Friday Art Walk

Galleries, restaurants, shops and studios in downtown Medford unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and more from 5 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of every month. The art walk celebrates all that downtown has to offer — shopping, dining, art and culture — and new experiences are offered each month. For more information, find Medford’s Third Friday on Facebook.

Art galleries

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 March, 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. See the exhibit “Painting Outside the Box,” by featured guest artist Jerry Simon through March 27. Simon ignores the traditional rectangle, instead creating dimensional bases for his landscape and spacescape paintings. 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, jewelry, 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.

Central Art Gallery: The gallery will feature work by North Medford High School art students during Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk show, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 18. The exhibit, “The Social Issue,” is a collaboration of works created by NMHS Advanced Placement Art and Design students, depicting their own artistic investigations into diverse topics and themes ranging from insomnia to reimagined fairy tales. The art supply store and gallery is located at 101 N. Central Ave., Medford. For further details, see centralartsupply.com or call 541-773-1444.

‘Elements of Home’: See the mobile art exhibit “Elements of Home,” featuring four paintings created by two Southern Oregon Latinx artists, Tahiz Perezchica and Alexandra Vanderlip, from noon to 6 p.m. during regular library operating days through Thursday, March 31, at the Jacksonville library, 340 W. C St. The exhibit explores the connection of home and our relationship with water, air, fire, and Earth. For further details, see jcls.org and click on Programs & Events and then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-1665.

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. During the month of March, see work by eco-silk artist Nani Pacal. Developed by Pacal, eco-silk-art is delicately layered silk collage on elephant “poo” paper. 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 work from countries such as Japan, China, Tibet and Thailand, as well as work by local artists. 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. See digitally manipulated landscape images in the exhibit “Cascasia” by Bruce Bayard through March 25. An exhibit “Fire, Fury, Resilience,” showcasing paintings by Betty LaDuke, will be displayed March 29 through May 20. 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. March featured artist Kim Sterling will show several of his surreal paintings, drawings, and poetry that explore human conditions and experiences from his “Love and Consequence” series. 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. Beginning March 25 and running through April 30, see the exhibition “Space is Doubt,” featuring ceramics and paintings by Elizabeth Arzani and Tanner Lind. The gallery will be open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, and by appointment. See hansonhowardgallery.com or call 541-488-2562.

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. The gallery’s annual Celtic Celebration, which showcase Celtic-inspired work by various artists in a variety of media, will be held through April 7. The main gallery will feature a painting exhibit by Enclave gallery member artists, Jay Gordon, Corey Kahn, Gabriel Mark Lipper, and Nicole Wasgatt through April 29. 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.