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Rogue Valley art galleries: July 1

See oil paintings by Marilyn Briggs in the exhibit, “Empires for Future Civilizations - Possible Settlements on Yet Unexplored Celestial Spheres,” at Studio 151 during Ashland's First Friday Art Walk. See listings. Courtesy image

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.

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. Throughout the month of July, see the exhibit “The Colors of Nature,” which will feature oil paintings and pastels by Suzanne Leslie. 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, and Charity Hubbard will display her own work in the Salon

Gallery throughout July. 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.

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 work by featured artist Diana Rasmussen in the exhibit “Landscapes from the Heart,”showing fabric designs that tell a story and turn into art, on display through July 31. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2. 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. During the month of July see sculptures by Elin Babcock and handmade jewelry by Elizabeth Ellingson. 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.

Enclave Studios: Enclave Studios, located at 1661 Siskiyou Blvd. #3, Ashland, is home to five local artists and exhibits paintings, sculptures and mixed media work. From 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 22, the studio will open their doors and present their summer exhibition. Open by appointment. For further information, find Enclave Studios on Facebook or call 541-301-5738.

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 July exhibition featuring a new collection of diverse masks and artifacts from Africa, as well as photos, paintings, and jewelry. Photographs by Judy Benson LaNier will be featured alongside paintings and prints including portrait and village scenes by Jane and Vernon Lawhorne and jewelry by 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. 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 by Robert Koch, 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.

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. 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. 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.

Studio 151: The art studio, located at 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, will feature oil paintings by Marilyn Briggs throughout the month of July in the exhibit, “Empires for Future Civilizations - Possible Settlements on Yet Unexplored Celestial Spheres.” The studio is open by appointment only, and from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. See studio151ashland.com.