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Admire African-inspired works, such as this oil painting, “Africa Moves in Black and White,” by Vernon Lawhorne, at the Karon Gallery in Ashland during the First Friday Art Walk of the town. See list. 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 every 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. See or call 541-482-2553.

Art & Soul Ashland: The gallery features paintings in a variety of mediums and styles by local and regional artists. The featured exhibition, “Creative Essence – Intuitive Abstract Expressions in Watercolor,” on view through June 30, features watercolors by Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass. 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 or call 541-331-2986.

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. The annual Charity Hubbard Student Exhibit, featuring many of Hubbard’s student works, will be on display in the main gallery and featured artists’ areas throughout June and July. Also check out paintings by star artist Angalee O’Conner on display throughout June. 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, call 541-770-3190 or email [email protected] 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. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. See the featured exhibit, the Southern Oregon Artists’ Studio, which features artists who capture the beauty of our local landscapes and historic buildings throughout the month of June. The main gallery will exhibit works by member artists in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, photography, oil and sculpture, and the presentation in the Galleria will be “Jacksonville is for the Birds”, featuring all kinds of birdhouses and pictures of birds on display. until June. 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, fiber arts, jewelry, and garden art. See an exhibition of watercolors by Shari Southard throughout June. The Art Collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For details, see or call 541-488-4735.

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. Throughout June, see the work of Gayle Erbe-Hamlin, which focuses on her experience as a resident at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Ore. Working with fiber and clay, she reflects on the landscape of the region as well as on the deep presence of the First Peoples who occupied the region. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. 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. Check out the June exhibition featuring a new collection of various masks and artifacts from Africa, as well as photos, paintings, and jewelry. Paintings by Judy Benson LaNier will be featured alongside works by Vernon Lawhorne and Joseph Bartlow. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. See 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. Kristen O’Neill is Gallery One’s Featured Artist of the Month for June. O’Neill will exhibit works from his new “Common Ground” series which features the landscape of southern Oregon and northern California, including wildfire areas. 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. Check out the exhibitions featuring abstract paintings by Judy Wise and sculptures by Wataru Sugiyama, on view through June 11. The “Meet Me Out Left Field” exhibit, featuring Dews ceramics and paintings, will be on view from June 17 to July 23. The gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. See or call 541-488-2562.

KS Wild: Artist Betty La Duke’s work, ‘Celebrating Life’, will be on display at KS Wild, 562 A St., Ashland, from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 3, during the Premier’s Art Walk. Friday from Ashland. See or call 541-488-5789.

Lane Hall: Award-winning artist Lane Hall will be showing new work through June 19 at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Most of the pieces depict local scenes in mixed media or watercolor. See or call an email at [email protected]

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 main gallery will feature textile works, using vintage tobacco and cigarette bristles, by Greta Mikkelsen until June 17. Tobacco or cigarette bristles are printed textile pieces that tobacco companies inserted into their products in the early 1900s. of more than 30 artists until July 8. The Berryman Gallery, a satellite exhibition space of the RGAC, located in the second-floor lobby of the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, will exhibit painting works by Greg Thweatt, on view through June 28. For more information, see or call 541-772-8118.

Mildred D. Field