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See Marilyn Briggs’ oil paintings in the ‘Empires for Future Civilizations – Possible Settlements on Yet Unexplored Celestial Spheres’ exhibit at Studio 151 on Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. See announcements. 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 5-8 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 ashlandgalleries.com.

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. 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, discover the exhibition “The colors of nature”, which will present oil paintings and pastels by Suzanne Leslie. Art & Soul Ashland, located at 247 E. Main St., Ashland, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. See artandsoulashland.com or call 541-331-2986.

Art du Jour Gallery: Explore 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. The annual Charity Hubbard Student Exhibit, featuring many of Hubbard’s student works, will be displayed in the Main Gallery and Featured Artists areas, and Charity Hubbard will exhibit her own work in the Salon.

Gallery throughout the month of July. 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. See artdujourgallerymedford.com, call 541-770-3190 or email [email protected]

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. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Admire the work of featured artist Diana Rasmussen in the ‘Landscapes of the Heart’ exhibition, showing fabric designs that tell a story and turn into art, on display until July 31. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on 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 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, fiber arts, jewelry, and garden art. During the month of July, admire sculptures by Elin Babcock and handmade jewelry by Elizabeth Ellingson. The Art Collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. For 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 works. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday July 22, the workshop will open its doors and present its summer exhibition. 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. Check out the July exhibit featuring a new collection of various 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 portraits 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. Tuesday to Saturday. See Discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.

Grants Pass Museum of Art: The museum, located upstairs at 229 SW G St., Grants Pass, features works by local and regional artists. See “Aloft: A Global Exhibition by Studio Quilt Art Associates,” which offers new perspectives through which to view our world, through July 22. This eclectic exhibition brings together works by more than 30 different artists from around the world. 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. The “Meet Me Out Left Field” exhibit, featuring ceramics by Dews and paintings by Robert Koch, will be on view through July 23. The gallery will be open from 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 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. In the community gallery, see the exhibition “Expressionism: Annual Tribute to the Art Movement,” featuring works by more than 30 artists through July 8. For more information, visit roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.

Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art will open its summer exhibition, “Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest,” through August 13. The Pacific Northwest is home to a unique arts ecosystem involving craft traditions, pre-industrial cultures, and Indigenous and settler histories. Like folk art, the exhibit showcases unassuming handmade works and often blurs the line between functionality and aesthetics. Artisanal woven baskets and worked wooden objects mingle with makeshift, improvised works often made from recycled materials. The exhibition features an intergenerational array of 17 notable artists from across 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 curated by Mississippi Records of Portland, a record label and boutique, will accompany the exhibit, filling the galleries with Pacific Northwest sound. Masterpieces on loan will also be displayed 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. 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 details.

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

Mildred D. Field