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Noriko Sugita’s exhibit of woodblock prints, like the image above, “At the Dock,” is on display at the Howard Hanson Gallery in Ashland. Courtesy Image

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In Focus: First Friday Art Walk

Galleries, studios and restaurants in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and more from 5-8 p.m. the first Friday of each month. Art walk maps are available at all sites. For a full list of events and participating galleries, visit

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, excluding public holidays. Masks are mandatory and hand sanitizing will be offered at the door. See 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. The main gallery will exhibit works by member artists in a variety of mediums, including watercolour, photography, oil and sculpture. See 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 or call 541-488-4735.

Visual Arts Center: Winter exhibits featuring student artists will be on view through Friday, February 11 at the Art and Marion Ady Buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland . See works by Cynthia Cantwell, Will Pretto and Ollie Rankin in the ‘For Your Consumption’ exhibition at Thorndike Gallery; “White Lillies” by Kaitlen Lister, “Clay Day Fun” by Nick Simons and “A Moment In Time” by Kaya Doolaege at Myers Memorial Gallery; a collective exhibition “une exposition collective”, at the Boise Cascade Gallery; the work “Qualia” by Rebeca Ramm at the Retzlaf gallery; “Waves of Color” by Cara Davis in the Art Department Chairs gallery; and the student exhibition “Painting Class Show” at the Jeld-Wen Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 4 in the lobby of the Art Building. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Masks and social distancing are mandatory on SOU campus property. Email [email protected] 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 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. Featured nature and wildlife artist Pam Haunschild will be on hand to answer questions from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 4, during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. Call 541-708-6966 or see 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 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

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 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 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 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. See sculptures by Joe Garnero and photographs by Allan Rowell in the main gallery until March 4. The Community Gallery presents Annekatrine Harrington’s ‘Winter Romance’ painting exhibition, on display until February 25. The Members Gallery will feature the work of over 35 artists in a variety of mediums through April 29. For more information, visit 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 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

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

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