Rogue Valley art galleries: April 1
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.
Art & Soul Ashland: Join Art & Soul Ashland as they reopen their gallery doors from 5 to 8 p.m. during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, Friday, April 1; wine and snacks will be served and live music will be performed by Norman Fletcher. The gallery features paintings in a variety of mediums and styles. Art & Soul Ashland, located at 247 E. Main St., Ashland, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. See artandsoulashland.com or call 541-331-2986.
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. Throughout the months of April and May, the gallery will hold a sale of abstract acrylic paintings by retiring artist Millie Clarke, to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. 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 loc8nearme.com/oregon/medford/art-du-jour-gallery/6616743, call 541-770-3190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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. Throughout the month of April, see an exhibition of colorful scarves and hand-painted silks by Connie Simonsen and luscious paintings by Suzanne Etienne. Utilizing a lot of color, both Simonsen and Etienne draw inspiration from nature, country towns, and gardens. 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.
‘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, during regular library operating days, April 4-30, at the White City library, 3143 Avenue C. 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. 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 “Artist As Poet — A Poet’s Garden,” featuring paintings by Thomas Christian Wolfe, throughout the month of April. Honoring the feminine, Wolfe is especially inspired by famous myths and legends. 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 exhibit “Fire, Fury, Resilience,” showcases paintings by Betty LaDuke, and is on display 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. 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. 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 will open their Spring Exhibition in conjunction with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The new exhibition, “The Presence of Nature” will be on view April 8 through May 21. The exhibition features work by six Oregon-based artists, presenting their interpretations of nature that arise when wholly immersed in Oregon’s diverse natural environments. Artists include Claire Burbridge, Sky Hopinka, Kurtis Hough, Naeemeh Naeemaei, Vanessa Renwick, and Olga Volchkova. A free opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Also see the Masterworks on Loan exhibit 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.