Noriko Sugita’s exhibition of woodcuts, such as the above image, “At the Dock,” is on display at Howard Hanson Gallery in Ashland. Courtesy Image
Editor’s Note: Masks are required in all indoor public areas in Oregon. Contact all locations listed in Tempo to confirm events.
In pictures: art walk on the first Friday
Galleries, studios and restaurants in downtown Ashland and the Railroad District unveil new exhibits, hold art demonstrations, and more every first Friday of the month from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Art walks are available at all locations. For a full list of events and participating galleries, see ashlandgalleries.com.
American Trails: Located in the Columbia Hotel, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, the gallery showcases arts and crafts from the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The gallery is open Monday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm, excluding holidays. Mouth caps are mandatory and hand hygiene is offered at the door. See americantrails.com or call 541-482-2553.
Art du Jour Gallery: View exhibits from 17 local artists in a variety of media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen-and-ink, Conté chalk, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media and more. The gallery will host a group show throughout February, “Music and Romance”, featuring artists working across a variety of media to present their interpretations of these themes. Featured Salon artist, Nancy Sterling, will be exhibiting dimensional wall hangings and sculptures of clay, wood, fabric and one-of-a-kind finds through March 31. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, is open from 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. Private viewings are possible outside opening hours by reservation. A maximum of 10 people at a time in the gallery.
Art Presence Art Center: Featuring work in a variety of media by local artists, the gallery is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, and is open Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Members of the Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild are the artists featured in February, seeing everything from small bowls and boxes to tables and chairs. The Main Gallery will exhibit work by affiliated artists in a variety of media, including watercolor, photography, oil and sculpture. See art-presence.org or call 541-941-7057 for more information or to make an appointment.
Ashland Art Works: The gallery showcases work by local artists in a variety of media, including ceramics, woodwork, fiber art, and garden art. The art collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.
Visual Arts Center: Winter exhibits featuring student artists are on display through Friday, Feb. 11 at the Art and Marion Ady Buildings, on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. See work by Cynthia Cantwell, Will Pretto and Ollie Rankin in the “For Your Consumption” exhibition at the Thorndike Gallery; Kaitlen Lister’s “White Lillies”, Nick Simons’ “Clay Day Fun” and Kaya Doolaege’s “A Moment In Time” at the Myers Memorial Gallery; a group show ‘a group show’ at the Boise Cascade Gallery; Rebeca Ramm’s work “Qualia,” at the Retzlaf Gallery; Cara Davis’ “Waves of Color” in the Art Department Chairs gallery; and student exhibition, “Painting Class Show” at the Jeld-Wen Gallery. An opening reception will be held in the Art Building lobby from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, February 4. The gallery’s opening hours are Monday through Sunday, 8am to 10pm. Masks and social distancing are required on the SOU campus grounds. Email at email@example.com or call 541-552-6386.
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. Open by appointment. For more information, find Enclave Studios on Facebook or call 541-301-5738.
Fiber Arts Collective: See the work of about 30 fiber artisans at 37 N. Third St., Ashland. Exhibits include sewing, dyeing, knitting, crochet, embroidery and felting to binding, collage, painting, printing, stencilling, beading and assembly pieces. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Renowned wildlife and wildlife artist Pam Haunschild will be on hand on Friday, February 4 from 5-8pm to answer questions during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. Call 541-708-6966 or visit fiberartscollective.com for more information.
Gallery Karon: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art, and furniture. Check out the “East Meets East — The Year of the Tiger” exhibition, featuring work from countries such as Japan, China, Tibet and Thailand, on display through February. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See discoverygalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.
Gambrel Gallery: A solo exhibition, “No Mirrors in This House,” by Juan Miguel Santiago featuring wall installations combining porcelain figures, and mirrors and wooden altars exploring the meditative qualities of religious iconography and the natural world, will be on display through March are 5. Located at 1980 E. Main St., Ashland, the gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 5pm. See facebook.com/gambrelgalery.
Grants Pass Museum of Art: Located above, at 229 SW G St., Grants Pass, the museum displays work by local and regional artists. The gallery will be holding a fundraiser and “Faux Fun & 6×6” exhibit, featuring faux masterpieces created by local artists and a diverse selection of artwork limited to 6-inches-by-6-inches in size. The artwork will be on display through February 19, after which it will be auctioned, with all proceeds benefiting the museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Admission to the museum is free. The shopping arcade, Gallery One, located at street level of the museum, showcases the work of approximately 60 local artists. See gpmuseum.com for a virtual tour or call 541-479-3290 for more information.
Hanson Howard Gallery: Located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, the gallery features works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, and art prints. See exhibits featuring whimsical paintings by Stacey Dressen McQueen, figurative sculptures by Stan Peterson, vibrantly colored prints by Noriko Sugita, and playful sculptures by Sara Swink on display through March 19. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5pm. Sunday 4 pm and by appointment. Masks are required to visit the gallery and hand hygiene will be available. See hansonhowardgallery.com or call 541-488-2562.
Houston’s Custom Framing and Fine Art: Located at 280 E. Hersey St #11, Ashland, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. See the colorful exhibition of intaglio prints by Yuji Hiratsuka, photorealistic etchings by Stephen McMillan, and paintings by Thomas M. Houston. See houstonscustomframing.com or call 541-482-1983.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: The gallery, featuring work by local artists, at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See sculptures by Joe Garnero and photography by Allan Rowell in the Main Gallery through March 4. The Community Gallery is home to Annekatrine Harrington’s “Winter Romance” painting exhibition, on view through February 25. The Members Gallery will showcase more than 35 artists’ work in a variety of media through April 29. For more information, see roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.
Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art is open for personal viewing. Check out the new ‘Partial Reconstructions’ exhibition featuring art by Mariam Ghani, on view through March 19. Ghani is an artist, writer and filmmaker. Her work looks at places, spaces and moments where social, political and cultural structures take visible forms and span multiple disciplines. Also view highlights from the permanent collection and Masterpieces on loan in the Entry Gallery. Located at 555 Indiana St. Ashland, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, donations are accepted. For more information, see sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.
Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild: The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild presents an ongoing virtual gallery show with the opportunity to view and purchase work from local woodworkers. See siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.
Studio 151: The art studio, located at 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, features mixed-media sculptural artwork by Elizabeth York. See a range of works that explore time, wall-relief Buddhas, and a variety of sculptural animals and birds. The studio is open by appointment only. All proceeds from York’s artwork will support Shine a Light, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about preventing and rehabilitating sex trafficking victims at home and abroad. See studio151ashland.com.