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Rogue Valley art galleries: May 20

See all new work by over 50 Rogue Gallery & Art Center members in myriad mediums, such as this mixed-media still life by Susan Murphey, during Medford's Third Friday Art Walk. Courtesy image. See listing below.
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.

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. Throughout the month of May see featured Navajo pictorial weavings from the 1970s through the early 2000s. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. See americantrails.com or call 541-482-2553.

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. 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.

Center for the Visual Arts: Spring exhibitions featuring student artists will be displayed through Friday, May 20, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. See work by Katie Sample in the exhibit “ Patterns” in the Myers Memorial Gallery; the exhibit “Liminality,” by Amber Alves, Sao Beasly and Olivia Bigley in the Boise Cascade Gallery; work by Drew Hogan will be shown in the Art Department Chairs gallery; Macy Wetzel’s “Inside My Mind,” and Katelin Lister’s “Same Stars” in the Jeld-Wen Gallery; Michele Fulkerson’s “I Am Not Her(e)” in the Thorndike Gallery; and Olivia Blesse’s Iconomorphic Graffiti Series, “A Screenshot of the Contemporary World,” in the Retzlaf Gallery. 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 cvagalleries@sou.edu or call 541-552-6386.

‘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, through 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.

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 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. The Main Gallery will feature textile work, using vintage tobacco and cigarette silks, by Greta Mikkelsen through June 17. Tobacco or cigarette silks are printed textile pieces tobacco companies inserted into their products in the early 1900s. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20. The Members’ Gallery features all new work by over 50 RGAC members in myriad mediums, on exhibit thorough Aug. 26. Also, 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.