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Paintings by artist Ryan “Rhino” Davidson will be on display at the Central Art Gallery as part of Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk. See the list below. Courtesy image.

Editor’s Note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces in Oregon. Check with all sites listed in Tempo to confirm events.

In Focus: Third Friday Art Walk

Downtown Medford’s galleries, restaurants, shops, and studios unveil new exhibits, hold art demonstrations, and more from 5-8 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. The Art Walk celebrates all that downtown has to offer – shopping, dining, art and culture – and new experiences are offered every month. For more information, find Medford’s Third Friday on Facebook.

American Trails: The gallery, located at the Columbia Hotel, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, showcases the arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday. Masks are mandatory and hand sanitizing will be offered at the door. See americantrails.com or call 541-482-2553.

Art du Jour Gallery: Discover exhibitions by 17 local artists in a myriad of mediums such as watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, Conté crayon, collage, sculpture , photography, mixed media and more. Throughout February, the gallery will present a member group exhibition, “Music and Romance”, with artists working in multiple mediums to present their interpretations of these themes. The Show’s featured artist, Nancy Sterling, will exhibit wall hangings and dimensional sculptures using clay, wood, fabric and unique finds, on display through March 31. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Openings are possible outside opening hours by reservation. Limit of 10 people in the gallery at a time.

Art Presence Art Center: The gallery, which features works 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. Friday through Sunday. Members of the Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild will be February’s featured performers, seeing everything from small bowls and boxes to tables and chairs and more. The main gallery will exhibit works by member artists in a variety of mediums, including watercolour, photography, oil and sculpture. See art-presence.org or call 541-941-7057 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Ashland Art Works: The gallery features works by local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, carpentry, textile arts, and garden art. The Art Collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.

Visual Arts Center: Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Masks and social distancing are mandatory on SOU campus property. Email [email protected] or call 541-552-6386.

Central Art Gallery: The art supply store and gallery, located at 101 N. Central Ave., Medford, will perform a special one-night show from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 18, during the first walk Friday Art from Medford, featuring paintings by star artist Ryan “Rhino” Davidson, who uses spray paint, ink and acrylic to create his work. Masks are mandatory and social distancing is strongly encouraged. All CDC COVID-19 guidelines will be strictly followed. For details, see centralartsupply.com or call 541-773-1444.

Enclave Studios: Enclave Studios, located at 1661 Siskiyou Blvd. #3, Ashland, is home to five local artists and exhibits paintings, sculptures and mixed media works. Open by appointment. For more 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 range from sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and felting to binding, gluing, painting, printing, stenciling, beading and creating assembly pieces. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Call 541-708-6966 or see fiberartscollective.com for details.

Karon Gallery: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art, and furniture. See the “East Meets East – The Year of the Tiger” exhibition, which features works from countries including Japan, China, Tibet and Thailand, on display through February. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. See Discovergalleriekaron.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, mirrors and wooden altars that examine the meditative qualities of religious iconography and natural world, will be presented until March. 5. The gallery, located at 1980 E. Main St., Ashland, is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. See facebook.com/gambrelgallery.

Grants Pass Museum of Art: The museum, located upstairs at 229 SW G St., Grants Pass, features works by local and regional artists. The gallery will host a “Faux Fun & 6×6” fundraiser and exhibition, featuring faux masterpieces created by local artists and a diverse selection of artwork limited to 6 inches by 6 inches. The artworks will be on display until February 19, then will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the museum. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment. Admission to the museum is free. The commercial gallery, Gallery One, located at street level from the museum, showcases the work of approximately 60 local artists. See gpmuseum.com to view a virtual tour or call 541-479-3290 for more information.

Hanson Howard Gallery: The gallery, located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, features works in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints. See exhibits featuring whimsical paintings by Stacey Dressen McQueen, figurative sculptures by Stan Peterson, brightly colored prints by Noriko Sugita, and playful sculptures by Sara Swink until March 19. The gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Masks are mandatory to visit the gallery and hand sanitizing will be available. See hansonhowardgallery.com or call 541-488-2562.

Houston’s Custom Framing and Fine Art: The gallery, located at 280 E. Hersey St #11, Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. Admire the colorful display of intaglio prints by Yuji Hiratsuka, photo-realistic 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 works by local artists, at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The community gallery will feature Annekatrine Harrington’s “Winter Romance” painting exhibition, on display until February 25. See sculptures by Joe Garnero and photography by Allan Rowell in the main gallery until March 4. The Members’ Gallery will feature over 35 artists. work in a variety of mediums through April 29. The gallery’s annual Celtic Celebration, which features Celtic-inspired works, will take place from March 4 to April 7. For more information, visit roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.

Schneider Museum of Art: The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University is open for in-person viewing. See the new exhibition, “Partial Reconstructions,” featuring the art of Mariam Ghani, on view until March 19. Ghani is an artist, writer and filmmaker. Her work focuses on places, spaces and times where social, political and cultural structures take visible forms and span multiple disciplines. Also discover the highlights of the permanent collection and the masterpieces on loan in the entrance gallery. The gallery, located at 555 Indiana St. Ashland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, donations accepted. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for details.

Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild: The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild will feature an ongoing virtual gallery exhibit offering the opportunity to view and purchase works created by local woodworkers. See siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.

Studio 151: The Art Studio, located at 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, features sculptural mixed media artwork by Elizabeth York. Discover a series of works exploring time, relief wall Buddhas and a variety of sculptural animals and birds. The studio is open by appointment only. All proceeds from York Artworks will support Shine a Light, a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness for the prevention and rehabilitation of victims of sex trafficking both locally and overseas. See studio151ashland.com.

Mildred D. Field