The ceramic sculpture “Pepper, Pygmy Hippo, Endangered” by Penelope Dews is on display along with other works by Dews and artists Jhenna Quinn Lewis and Millie Whipplesmith Plank at the Hanson Howard Gallery in Ashland, as part of the First Friday Art Walk to Ashland. See the lists below.
In the spotlight: the artistic walk of the first Friday
Galleries, studios and restaurants in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District unveil new exhibits, hold art demonstrations and more from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Maps of artistic walks are available on all sites. For a full list of events and participating galleries, see ashlandgalleries.com.
Editor’s Note: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces and at large outdoor gatherings in Oregon. Check with all sites listed in Tempo to confirm events.
American Trails: The gallery, located in 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 hygiene will be offered at the door. Visit americantrails.com or call 541-482-2553.
Art du Jour Gallery: Discover the exhibitions of 17 local artists in a myriad of mediums such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, ContÃ© pencil, collage, sculpture , photography, mixed media and more. Explore the colorful paintings by featured artist at the Max Brown Gallery, October 1-31. The show’s star artist, Andre Satie, will exhibit landscape paintings from October 1 to November 1. 30. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open from 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Private tours are possible outside opening hours by reservation. Limit of 10 people at a time in the gallery.
Art & Soul Gallery: During the month of October, admire Carla J. Griffin’s pastel paintings in the âThrough the Windowâ exhibit. The gallery, which showcases art 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, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and by appointment. Limit of 25 visitors to the gallery at a time. Visit artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.
Art Presence Art Center: The gallery will be holding its eighth annual Halloween exhibition, âImaginarium: Reality or Illusion,â until October 31. The exhibition features works by local artists, including paintings, 3D assemblages, sculptures, textile art, ceramic Suite. The gallery is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. See art-presence.org or for more information or to make an appointment, call 541-941-7057.
Ashland Artworks: The gallery features work by local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, carpentry, fiber arts, and garden art. Throughout the month of October, discover the textile work of Claudia Law and the woodwork of John Weston. The art collective, located 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 ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.
Fiber Arts Collective: Discover the work of approximately 30 fiber artisans at 37 N. Third St., Ashland. Exhibits range from sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and felting to bookbinding, gluing, painting, printing, stenciling, beading, and creating assembly pieces. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Call 541-708-6966 or visit fiberartscollective.com.
Karon Gallery: The gallery, located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, artwork and furniture. The October exhibition, âHidden and Revealed Facesâ, features masks and puppets from around the world. Ranging from two inches to four feet, face, helmet and shoulder masks are included. Puppets include rod, shadow, and hand styles with a variety of different animals depicted. Visit 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. See the annual members’ exhibit, showcasing 148 works of art created by 92 artists in a variety of media and themes through October 15. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment. Entrance to the museum is free. The retail gallery, Gallery One, located on the street level of the museum, showcases the work of around 60 local artists. Visit gpmuseum.com to view the tour or call 541-479-3290 for more information.
Hanson Howard Gallery: The gallery, located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, exhibits works in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints. Admire oil paintings by Jhenna Quinn Lewis, woodcuts by Millie Whipplesmith Plank, and ceramic sculptures by Penelope Dews through October 9. The gallery will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and by appointment. Masks are mandatory to visit the gallery, and hand hygiene will be available. For more information, see hansonhowardgallery.com or call 541-488-2562.
Personalized Framing and Houston 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. Discover the colorful exhibition of intaglio prints by Yuji Hiratsuka and paintings by Stephen McMillan and Thomas M. Houston. Visit houstonscustomframing.com or call 541-482-1983.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: 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. View all new works in a variety of mediums by local artists in the Members’ Gallery through December 22. Call 541-772-8118 or visit roguegallery.org.
Schneider Museum of Art: The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University has reopened for in-person visit. See the new exhibition “A Sanctuary for a Sanctuary”, featuring the art of Bruce Burris. Burris also organized a group exhibition presented at the Treehaven Gallery, “We Take the Long Way,” an exhibition focused on neurodiverse artists. Both exhibitions will be presented from October 5 to December 5. 9. The gallery, located at 555 Indiana St. Ashland, will be open from 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Thursday. Admission is free, donations are accepted. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for details.
Studio 151: The Art Studio, located at 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, features mixed sculptural artwork by Elizabeth York. Discover a series of works on time, wall relief Buddhas, and a variety of sculptural animals and birds. The workshop is only open by appointment. All proceeds from York’s artwork will support Shine a Light, a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness of prevention and rehabilitation for victims of sex trafficking both locally and internationally. foreigner. See studio151ashland.com.