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See Claudia Law’s mixed-media textile artwork, like this piece, “Soft Sound,” at Ashland Art Works on Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. Image submitted

First Friday Art Walk

Stroll through galleries, studios and restaurants and take in the visual and savory delights of downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District from 5-8 p.m. the first Friday of every month. This free, year-round community event is filled with a wide array of artwork, live music, artist demonstrations, refreshments and conversation. Art walk maps are available at all sites. For a full list of events and participating galleries, visit

Ashland Open Studio Tour: The Ashland Gallery Association will hold its ninth annual Ashland Open Studio Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16. More than twenty visual artists based in Ashland, Talent and Phoenix will open their workspaces to the public to show their creative fields, offer demonstrations and discuss their techniques. Free entry; COVID safety requests may include providing proof of vaccination. See for a list of participating studios and more details.

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. Throughout October, discover the photographic work of star artist Tom Glassman, who composes his shots in camera without any post-processing other than initial color correction. Art & Soul Ashland, located at 247 E. Main St., Ashland, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. See or call 541-331-2986.

Gallery Art of the day: See exhibitions by 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 the month of October, discover the group exhibition “Autumn”, featuring works by member artists presenting their interpretations of the autumn season. The Salon will feature the works of multimedia artist Roy Musitelli and textile/jewelry artist Thalia Keple in the “World in Perspective” exhibition, on view until November. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Openings are possible outside opening hours by reservation. See, call 541-770-3190 or email [email protected]

Artistic 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. Sundays. See abstract acrylic paintings by featured guest artist Alx Fox, on display until October 30. The Main Gallery will exhibit new work by member artists in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic and fabric. The Galleria Fall/Halloween show will feature all kinds of “scary” crafts. See or call 541-941-7057 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Ashland artwork: The gallery features works by local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, carpentry, textile arts, jewelry and garden art. Throughout October, woodwork by John Weston and mixed media textiles by Claudia Law will be the featured exhibits. 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 or call 541-488-4735.

Crooked Mile Gallery: The gallery, located at 4495 S. Pacific Highway., Suite #320, in the Phoenix Industrial Studios, Phoenix, exhibits artwork and artistic creations by local and international artists. Normal gallery hours are 2-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday and by appointment. See or call 541-577-8801 for details.

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 October, discover the works of featured fine art quilter, Diana Rasmussen. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 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.

Art Museum Grants Pass: The museum, located upstairs at 229 SW G St., Grants Pass, features works by local and regional artists. From September 27 to November 11, discover the Japanese prints of Walt Padgett. 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 around 60 local artists. Discover the works of featured artist Marianne Nielsen throughout the month of October. 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. Admire the works of star artist Tom Hausken, featuring a variety of materials including traditional oils, industrial coatings, graphite, paper and canvas, on display through October 22. The gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. . See or call 541-488-2562.

Rogue Gallery and Art Center: The gallery, featuring works by local artists, at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. See selections from more than four decades of work by multimedia artist and former Rogue Gallery & Art Center Executive Director Nancy Jo Mullen, on display in the main gallery until November 11. The community gallery features paintings and sculptures by Anne Stagg in the ‘Sight Lines’ exhibition, on view until October 14. The Members Gallery showcases all new work by over 35 RGAC members in a myriad of mediums. 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 Kristen Beck’s photography, on view through November 30. A reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 21. An “artist talk” will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 22. For more information, visit or call 541-772-8118.

Schneider Art Museum: The fall exhibitions at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University feature contemporary abstract art by Mel Perst, “The Golden Hour”, and the curated exhibition “Sensate Objects”. The exhibits will be on display until December 10. A solo exhibition of Prest’s work will be held in the main gallery, his curated group exhibition, which features works by thirteen artists, will be shown in the Heiter and Treehaven galleries. 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. Admission is free, donations accepted. The museum will be closed on October 8. See or call 541-552-6245 for details.

Mildred D. Field