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Admire wood and fiber sculptures like this one, “In the Current no. 6,” by Christian Burchard and Kristy Kun, along with paintings by Claire Duncan, at the Hanson Howard Gallery in Ashland, during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk on November 5. The exhibits will be on display until November 20. See the lists below. Image courtesy of Ashland Gallery Association

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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 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. 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. The gallery will present an exhibition of the favorite works of the artists of the gallery until November 30. The show’s featured artist, Andre Satie, will exhibit landscape paintings until November 30. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open 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 & Soul Gallery: The gallery, which features artwork in a variety of mediums by regional artists and is located at 247 E. Main St., Ashland, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. and Saturday and by appointment. An “Oregon Land and Sea” exhibit featuring oil paintings by Christina Madden will be on view through Nov. 28. An artist reception will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 5, as part of Ashland’s First Friday. Artistic walk. Limit of 10 visitors in the gallery at a time. See or call 541-488-9006.

Art Presence Art Center: The gallery, which features works by local artists in a variety of mediums, is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday noon. Featured artists for November are special guest author, Frank Deluca and illustrator artist, Nancy Bardos and Ken Gregg. Deluca’s book, “Kindness: A Guide for Humans Based on the Enneagram” features images of Bardos at each chapter heading and these images will be featured in the gallery. As part of Jacksonville’s Second Saturday Art Walk, from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, Deluca and Bardos will be on hand to sign copies of “Kindness” and discuss the artwork and process. See or for more information or to make an appointment, call 541-941-7057.

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 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. The galley will host artists who will give demonstrations and workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. For details, see or call 541-488-4735.

Visual Arts Center: New fall exhibits featuring student artists will be on view through Friday, Nov. 5 at the Art and Marion Ady Buildings, at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. View a student group exhibition at the Thorndike Gallery; Cheri Ball’s artwork “Couldn’t We Make It A Beautiful Life?” at the Myers Memorial Gallery; Kayla Nichols’ “Still” exhibition at the Boise Cascade Gallery; Mason Comer’s work “Digital Futurism”, at the Retzlaf gallery; and a SOU Sophomore Studio Topics Class Show student group show in the Art Department Chairs and Jeld-Wen Galleries. 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.

Daniel Verner: Local artist Daniel Verner, an Almeda fire survivor who lost his life’s work of art in the fire, will present photographic prints of some of his lost works, on display until November 17 at Pangea, 272 E. Main St., Ashland. Verner was able to seize his computer after being ordered to evacuate, which contained photographs of several of his works. See or call 541-552-1630.

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. See featured artist Paula Rice’s “Sunbird Scarves” exhibit through November. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Call 541-708-6966 or visit

Karon Gallery: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art, and furniture. The “Hidden and Revealed Faces” exhibition features masks and puppets from around the world. From 2 inches to 4 feet, face, helmet and shoulder masks are included. The puppets include rod, shadow and hand styles with a variety of different animals depicted. 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. 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 the 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. Admire paintings by Claire Duncan, wood sculptures by Christian Burchard and fiber sculptures by Kristy Kun until November 20. The gallery will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and by appointment. Masks are mandatory to visit the gallery and hand sanitizing will be available. For more information, visit 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 and paintings by Stephen McMillan and Thomas M. Houston. See or call 541-482-1983.

John Pugh Studio: Artist John Pugh paints illusionary murals on large canvases in his studio which are then displayed outdoors in public. Pugh will open his studio to visitors, located at 255 Helman St., #1 C/D, Ashland, from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, November 5, during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. See or call 408-835-4341.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center: Ceramics by Jane Anderson, “Way to be? Mindful Primitives,” will be displayed alongside paintings in Fred Nocella’s “Confirmation Bias” exhibition, on view through November 12. See Kathy Johnson’s watercolors in the ‘Liquid Light’ exhibition at the Community Gallery until November 19. The Members Gallery will showcase all new work by local artists in a variety of mediums through December 22. The gallery will also be hosting a “6×6 Art Show” fundraiser. Over 30 artists donated artwork on 6″ x 6″ wood panels. Media includes acrylic, oil, collage, water, photography and fiber art. The show kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 13 with a virtual opening and in-person sale at Rogue Gallery. All proceeds go to Rogue Gallery & Art Center programs. The gallery 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. Call 541-772-8118 or visit

Schneider Museum of Art: The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University has reopened for in-person viewing. See the new exhibition. “A Sanctuary for a Sanctuary”, featuring the art of Bruce Burris. Burris also curated a group show at Treehaven Gallery, “We Take the Long Way,” an exhibition focused on neurodiverse artists. Both exhibitions will be on view until December 9. The gallery, located at 555 Indiana St. Ashland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Admission is free, donations accepted. See or call 541-552-6245 for details.

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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