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Admire works by Jay Gordon, such as this print, during Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk at the Fiber Arts Collective. Courtesy Image

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 ashlandgalleries.com.

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 americantrails.com or call 541-482-2553.

Art & Soul Ashland: The gallery features paintings in a variety of mediums and styles by local and regional artists. 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 artandsoulashland.com or call 541-331-2986.

Art du Jour Gallery: Explore 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 August, see the group exhibition, “Summertime,” featuring the artist’s interpretation of the summer season; 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 artdujourgallerymedford.com, 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. Check out guest artist Lynda Hoffman Snodgrass’ abstract watercolors, on display until September 11. The main gallery will exhibit new works by member artists in a variety of mediums including watercolour, photography, oil and sculpture. An artists’ reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. See art-presence.org 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. Metal sculptures by Bonnie Morgan and ceramic sculptures by Cheryl Kempner will be on display throughout August. 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 ashlandartworks.org 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. August’s featured artist, Jay Gordon, will feature sea life prints in the ‘Sea and Sky’ exhibit. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 541-708-6966 or see fiberartscollective.com for details.

Karon Gallery: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art, and furniture. Running throughout August, The Female of the Species exhibition will feature artwork by over twenty different female artists in a wide variety of mediums. The gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. During Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk, from 5-8 p.m., dancer Zahara will perform a Middle Eastern dance performance. See Discovergalleriekaron.com 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. Discover the works of star artists Susan Burnes and Janet Higgins until September 23. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through 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. Nancy Sterling is Gallery One’s Featured Artist of the Month for August. See gpmuseum.com 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. See vibrant, exploratory paintings by Randall David Tipton and inventive multimedia sculptures by John and Robin Gumaelius, on display until September 10. The gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. See hansonhowardgallery.com 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Members Gallery showcases all new work by more than 50 RGAC members in a myriad of mediums, on view through August 26. For more information, visit roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.

Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art will open its summer exhibition, “Indie Folk: New Art and Sounds from the Pacific Northwest,” through August 13. The Pacific Northwest is home to a unique arts ecosystem involving craft traditions, pre-industrial cultures, and Indigenous and settler histories. Like folk art, the exhibit showcases unassuming handmade works and often blurs the line between functionality and aesthetics. Handcrafted woven baskets and worked wooden objects mingle with makeshift, improvised works often made from recycled materials. The exhibition features an intergenerational array of 17 notable artists from across the region, including Marita Dingus, Warren Dykeman, Joe Feddersen, Blair Saxon-Hill, Sky Hopinka, Jeffry Mitchell and Cappy Thompson. An independent folk music playlist curated by Mississippi Records of Portland, a record label and boutique, will accompany the exhibit, filling the galleries with Pacific Northwest sound. 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. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for details.

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