Rogue Valley art galleries: Sept. 23
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Ashland Open Studio Tour: The Ashland Gallery Association will host its ninth annual Ashland Open Studio Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16. Over twenty visual artists based in Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix will open their workspaces to the public to show off their creative realms, offer demonstrations and discuss their techniques. Admission is free; requests for COVID safety may include providing proof of vaccination. See ashlandgalleries.com for a list of participating studios and further details.
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 gallery’s featured artist for the month of September, Stefan Savides, will exhibit his bird sculptures. Running throughout the month of October, see photographic work by Tom Glassman, composed in camera with no post processing involved other than initial color correction. 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. See artandsoulashland.com or call 541-331-2986.
Art du Jour Gallery: See exhibits by local artists in myriad mediums such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen-and-ink, Conté crayon, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media and more. Running throughout the month of September, see paintings by Doug Staples; the Salon Gallery will showcase the work of local watercolor artist, Marianne Nielsen. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Private viewings are available outside open business hours by reservation. See artdujourgallerymedford.com, call 541-770-3190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. See acrylic abstract paintings by featured guest artist Alx Fox, on display through Oct. 30. The Main Gallery will exhibit new work by member artists in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and fabric. The Galleria Autumn/Halloween show will have all manner of “spooky” handcrafted items. 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 ceramics by Lorene Senesac and paintings by Michael Gibson on display through September. Throughout the month of October, woodworks by John Weston and mixed media textiles by Claudia Law will be the featured exhibits. The art collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. For further details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.
Crooked Mile Gallery: The gallery, located at 4495 S. Pacific Highway., Suite #320, in the Phoenix Industrial Studios, Phoenix, exhibits fine art and maker art from local artists and beyond. See the current exhibit, “Our Bodies,” a celebration of all things “woman” and a response to current social tides, on exhibit Sept. 15-25. Regular gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, and by appointment. See crookedmilegallery.com or call 541-577-8801 for further details.
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 4 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. Beginning Sept. 27 and running through Nov. 11, see work by Walt Padgett. 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, including featured artist Don Jader, whose work will be on display throughout the month of September. 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 work by featured artist Tom Hausken, featuring a variety of materials including traditional oils, industrial coatings, graphite, paper, and canvas, on exhibit through Oct. 22. The gallery will be open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The Community Gallery features paintings and sculptures by Anne Stagg in the exhibit “Sight Lines,” on display through Oct. 14. The Members’ Gallery features all new work by over 35 RGAC members in myriad mediums. 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 Fall Exhibitions featuring contemporary abstract art by Mel Prest, “The Golden Hour,” and curated exhibit “Sensate Objects,” on Thursday, Oct. 6. The exhibits will be on display through Dec. 10. A solo exhibition of Prest’s work will be in the Main gallery, her curated group exhibition, which features work by thirteen artists will be shown in the Heiter and Treehaven galleries. Masterworks on Loan will also be on display in the Entry Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6; Mel Prest and several other participating artists will be in attendance. Live music will be provided by The Brothers Reed. The opening reception is free and open to the public. 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. The museum will be closed Oct. 8. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for further details.