Rogue Valley art galleries: June 17
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. 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, “Creative Essence - Intuitive Abstract Expressions in Watercolor,” on display through June 30, showcases watercolor paintings by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass. 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. The annual Charity Hubbard Student Show, showcasing several of Hubbard’s student’s works will be displayed in the Main Gallery and the Featured Artist areas throughout June and July. Also see paintings by featured artist Angalee O’Conner on exhibit throughout the month of June. 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 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 and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. See the featured exhibit be the The Artists’ Workshop of Southern Oregon which showcases artists who capture the beauty of our local landscapes and historic buildings throughout the month of June. The Main Gallery will exhibit work by member artists in a variety of mediums including watercolor, photography, oil and sculpture, and showing in the Galleria will be “Jacksonville is for the Birds,” featuring every manner of birdhouses and images of birds, on view through June. 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. See an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Shari Southard throughout the month of June. 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.
Central Art Gallery: The gallery will showcase work by featured artist Jarrett Rex Davidson from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 17, during Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk. 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.
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 June, see work Gayle Erbe-Hamlin, which focuses on her experience as a resident at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Ore. Working in fiber and clay, she reflects on the landscape of the area as well as the deep presence of the First Peoples who occupied the region. 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 June exhibition featuring a new collection of diverse masks and artifacts from Africa, as well as photos, paintings, and jewelry. Paintings by Judy Benson LaNier will be featured alongside work by Vernon Lawhorne and Joseph Bartlow. 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 the exhibit “Aloft: A Global Exhibition from Studio Quilt Art Associates,” which provides new perspectives through which to see our world, through July 22. This eclectic show brings together works from over 30 different artists from around the world. 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. Kristen O’Neill is the featured artist for the month of June in Gallery One. O’Neill will be exhibiting work from her new series “Common Ground” that features the Southern Oregon and Northern California landscape, including areas of forest fires. 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. The exhibit “Meet Me Out Left Field,” featuring ceramics by Dews and paintings, will be on display through July 23. 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 email@example.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. In the Community Gallery see the exhibit “Expressionism: Annual Art Movement Tribute,” featuring work by over 30 artists through July 8. The Members’ Gallery features all new work by over 50 RGAC members in myriad mediums, on exhibit thorough Aug. 26. 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 Summer Exhibition, “Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest,” on view through Aug. 13. The Pacific Northwest is home to a unique artistic ecosystem involving craft traditions, pre-industrial cultures, and Indigenous and settler histories. Like folk art, the exhibition features handmade works that are unpretentious, and often blur the line between functionality and aesthetics. Artisanal woven baskets and tooled-wood objects mix with works that are makeshift, improvisational, and often employ salvaged materials. The exhibition features an intergenerational array of 17 notable artists from throughout the region including Marita Dingus, Warren Dykeman, Joe Feddersen, Blair Saxon-Hill, Sky Hopinka, Jeffry Mitchell, and Cappy Thompson. A playlist of Indie Folk music selected by Portland’s Mississippi Records, a record label and shop, will accompany the exhibition, filling the galleries with the sound of the Pacific Northwest. Masterworks on Loan will also be on display 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. The Museum will be closed on Saturday, June 18 for a private event. Admission is free, donations accepted. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for further details.