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Rogue Valley art galleries: May 6

See abstract acrylic painting by Judy Wise at Howard Hanson Gallery in Ashland during the First Friday Art Walk. Courtesy image
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.

Art & Soul Ashland: The gallery features paintings in a variety of mediums and styles by local and regional artists. The featured exhibition showcases the diverse and talented work of their twenty different artist members. Carefully selected for their mastery and passion, each works diligently to understand and expand their knowledge of materials, color, composition, and techniques. 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 month of May, the gallery will hold a sale of abstract acrylic paintings by retiring artist Millie Clarke, to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. See the exhibit “Small Joys,” featuring portrait painting by Belinda Moffit, on display through May 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. See artdujourgallerymedford.com, call 541-770-3190 or email artdujourgallery213@gmail.com. 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 and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. The gallery will host the Pastel Artists of Oregon as guest artists throughout the month of May. A reception for the PAO artists will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The Main Gallery will exhibit work by member artists in a variety of mediums including watercolor, photography, oil and sculpture. Showing in the Galleria will be “Jacksonville is for the Birds,” featuring every manner of birdhouses and images of birds. 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 May see a collection of mixed media collages by Roxanne Evans Stout. The art collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For further details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.

Community Art Show: A community art show, “Art of the Fire,” featuring work in a variety of mediums by 45 local adults, teens and children giving their impressions of the Almeda Fire will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the burned out historic Malmgren Garage/Southern Oregon Pottery and Supply, 111 Talent Ave., Talent. The building will begin restoration efforts in June and when finished, will be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. For more information email at cicibrown615@gmail.com.

‘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, from May 8-June 2, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. 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. Throughout the month of May, see work — all featuring the color blue — by Cindy Triplett. 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. 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 an exhibit of fine woodworking by featured artist Enoch Crumpton Jr., who will be on hand to talk about his creations from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. He will also be performing with his singer-songwriter duo, Enoch and David. 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 the exhibitions featuring abstract paintings by Judy Wise and sculptures by Wataru Sugiyama, on view through June 11. The gallery will be open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment. See hansonhowardgallery.com or call 541-488-2562.

Lane Hall: Award-winning fine artist, Lane Hall, will show new work May 10 through June 19, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Most pieces represent local scenes in mixed media or watercolor. See lanehallart.com or call email at lanehallart@gmail.com.

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 Jane Sterling in the Community Gallery, through May 20. The Berryman Gallery, a satellite exhibition space of RGAC, located on the second floor lobby of the Craterian Theater,23 S. Central Ave., Medford, will exhibit the painting work s of Greg Thweatt, on view through June 28. 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 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. 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.