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In Focus: Third Friday Art Walk

Downtown Medford’s galleries, restaurants, shops, and studios unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations, and more from 5-8 p.m. on the third Friday of every month. The Art Walk celebrates all that downtown has to offer – shopping, dining, art and culture – and new experiences are offered every month. For more information, find Medford’s Third Friday on Facebook.

Art Galeries

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 March, the gallery will present a member group exhibition, “Music and Romance,” with artists working in multiple mediums to present their interpretations of these themes. The Show’s featured artist, Nancy Sterling, will exhibit wall hangings and dimensional sculptures using clay, wood, fabric and one-of-a-kind finds, on display through March 31. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open from 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 Presence Art Center: The gallery, which features works in a variety of mediums by local artists is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. See guest artist Jerry Simon’s “Painting Outside the Box” exhibition through March 27. Simon ignores the traditional rectangle, instead creating dimensional bases for his paintings of landscapes and spatial landscapes. The main gallery will exhibit works by member artists in a variety of mediums, including watercolour, photography, oil and sculpture. 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. The Art Collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For details, see or call 541-488-4735.

Central Art Gallery: The gallery will feature works by North Medford High School art students during Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 18. The exhibition, ‘The Social Issue’, is a collaboration of works created by NMHS Advanced Placement Art and Design Students, illustrating their own artistic research on various topics and themes ranging from insomnia to reimagined fairy tales. The art supply store and gallery is located at 101 N. Central Ave., Medford. For details, see or call 541-773-1444.

“Elements of Home”: Check out the “Elements of Home” mobile art exhibit, which features four paintings created by two Southern Oregon Latinx artists, Tahiz Perezchica and Alexandra Vanderlip, from noon to 6 p.m. regular opening hours of the library until Thursday, March 31. at the Jacksonville Library, 340 W. C St. The exhibit explores the connection of home and our relationship to water, air, fire and earth. For more details, visit and click on Programs and Events, then JCLS Calendar or call 541-899-1665.

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. During the month of March, discover the works of eco-silk artist Nani Pacal. Developed by Pacal, eco-silk-art is a silk collage delicately superimposed on elephant “poo” paper. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 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. Discover works from countries such as Japan, China, Tibet and Thailand, as well as works by local artists. 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. Discover digitally manipulated landscape images in Bruce Bayard’s “Cascasia” exhibition until March 25. A “Fire, Fury, Resilience” exhibit, featuring paintings by Betty LaDuke, will be on view from March 29 through May 20. The museum will be open from 10 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 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 approximately 60 local artists. March’s featured artist, Kim Sterling, will showcase many of her surreal paintings, drawings and poems that explore human conditions and experiences in her “Love and Consequence” series. 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. See exhibits featuring whimsical paintings by Stacey Dressen McQueen, figurative sculptures by Stan Peterson, brightly colored prints by Noriko Sugita and playful sculptures by Sara Swink on display until March 19. Doubt,” featuring ceramics and paintings by Elizabeth Arzani and Tanner Lind. The gallery will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, 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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery’s annual Celtic Celebration, which features Celtic-inspired works by various artists in a variety of media, will be held until April 7. The Main Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings by Enclave Gallery member artists Jay Gordon, Corey Kahn, Gabriel Mark Lipper and Nicole Wasgatt through April 29. The Members Gallery will feature the work of over 35 artists in a variety of mediums through April 29. For more information, visit or call 541-772-8118.

Schneider Museum of Art: The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University is open for in-person viewing. See the new exhibition, “Partial Reconstructions”, featuring the art of Mariam Ghani, on view until March 19. Ghani is an artist, writer and filmmaker. Her work focuses on places, spaces and times where social, political and cultural structures take visible forms and span multiple disciplines. Also discover the highlights of the permanent collection and the masterpieces on loan 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 or call 541-552-6245 for details.

Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild: The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild will feature an ongoing virtual gallery exhibit offering the opportunity to view and purchase works created by local woodworkers. See

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