Rogue Valley Art Galleries: September 23 – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

See acrylic paintings such as “Mesa” by Alx Fox currently on display at the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville. See announcements. Courtesy Image

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Ashland Open Studio Tour: The Ashland Gallery Association will host its ninth annual Ashland Open Studio Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. September’s Featured Gallery Artist, Stefan Savides, will be exhibiting his bird sculptures. Throughout October, discover Tom Glassman’s photographic work, composed 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.

Art du Jour Gallery: Discover 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 September, admire the paintings of Doug Staples; the living room gallery will feature the work of local watercolor artist, Marianne Nielsen. 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]

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. h. 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 Art Works: The gallery features works by local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, carpentry, fiber arts, jewelry, and garden art. Admire ceramics by Lorene Senesac and paintings by Michael Gibson on display until September. 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. See the current exhibition, ‘Our Bodies’, a celebration of all things ‘woman’ and a response to current social trends, at the exhibit September 15-25. 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. 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.

Grants Pass Museum of Art: The museum, located upstairs at 229 SW G St., Grants Pass, features works by local and regional artists. From September 27 to November 11, see the work 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, including featured artist Don Jader, whose work will be on display throughout September. 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. Discover the works of featured 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 & 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. 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. 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 fall exhibitions featuring contemporary abstract art by Mel Perst, “The Golden Hour,” and curated exhibit “Sensate Objects,” on Thursday, June 6 october. The exhibits will be on display until December 10th. A solo exhibition of Prest’s work will be in the main gallery, his curated group exhibition, which features works by thirteen artists will be on view in the Heiter and Treehaven galleries. Masterpieces on loan will also be displayed in the entrance gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on October 6; Mel Perst and several other participating artists will be present. Live music will be provided by The Brothers Reed. The opening is free and open to the public. 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.

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