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See all the new works by more than 50 Rogue Gallery & Art Center members in a myriad of mediums, like this mixed media still life by Susan Murphey, on Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk. Courtesy image. See the list below.

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 every 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. Throughout the month of May, discover Navajo pictorial weavings from the 1970s to the early 2000s. 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 showcases the diverse and talented work of their twenty different member artists. Carefully selected for their mastery and passion, each works diligently to understand and deepen their knowledge of materials, color, composition and techniques. 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. Throughout May, the gallery will hold a sale of abstract acrylic paintings by retired artist Millie Clarke, to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. See the “Small Joys” exhibit, featuring Belinda Moffit’s portrait painting, on display through May 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. 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. The gallery will host the Pastel Artists of Oregon as guest artists throughout the month of May. The main gallery will exhibit works by member artists in a variety of mediums, including watercolour, photography, oil and sculpture. Featured in the Galleria will be “Jacksonville is for the Birds,” featuring all manner of birdhouses and bird pictures. 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. Throughout May, discover a collection of mixed media collages by Roxanne Evans Stout. 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.

Visual Arts Center: Spring exhibits featuring student artists will be on view through Friday, May 20 in the Art and Marion Ady Buildings, at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. See Katie Sample’s work in the ‘Patterns’ exhibit at Myers Memorial Gallery; the “Liminality” exhibition, by Amber Alves, Sao Beasly and Olivia Bigley at the Boise Cascade Gallery; works by Drew Hogan will be exhibited in the Art Department Chairs gallery; “Inside My Mind” by Macy Wetzel and “Same Stars” by Katelin Lister at the Jeld-Wen Gallery; “I Am Not Her(e)” by Michele Fulkerson at the Thorndike Gallery; and Olivia Blesse’s iconomorphic graffiti series, “A Screenshot of the Contemporary World,” at Retzlaf Gallery. 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.

‘Elements of Home’: Check out the ‘Elements of Home’ mobile art exhibit, which features four paintings created by two Southern Oregon Latinx artists, Tahiz Perezchica and Alexandra Vanderlip, during regular opening days of the library, through June 2, at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave. The exhibition explores the connection between the house and our relationship with water, air, fire and Earth. For more details, visit and click on Programs and Events, then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-1665.

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 the month of May, discover the works — all in blue — by Cindy Triplett. 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. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. See or call 541-482-9008.

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 gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. See or call 541-488-2562.

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. A reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 20. The Members’ Gallery showcases all new works by over 50 RGAC members in a myriad of mediums, on display through August 26. See also Jane Sterling’s sculptures in the Community Gallery, until May 20. The Berryman Gallery, a satellite exhibition space of the RGAC, located in the second-floor lobby of the Craterian Theatre, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford, will exhibit painting works by Greg Thweatt, on view until 28 June. For more information, visit or call 541-772-8118.

Schneider Museum of Art: The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University will open its spring exhibition in conjunction with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The new exhibition, “The Presence of Nature” will be on view until May 21. The exhibit features works by six Oregon-based artists, showcasing their interpretations of nature that arise when fully immersed in Oregon’s diverse natural environments. Artists include Claire Burbridge, Sky Hopinka, Kurtis Hough, Naeemeh Naeemaei, Vanessa Renwick and Olga Volchkova. See also the Masterpieces on Loan exhibition 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 more details.

Mildred D. Field