Suzanne Etienne at work in her studio in Ashland. Etienne’s home will be one of the stops on the Ashland Open Studio Tour. Mail Tribune/Denise Baratta
In focus: Ashland Open Studio Tour
The Ashland Gallery Association is hosting its ninth annual Ashland Open Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th October from 11am to 5pm. Over twenty visual artists from Ashland, Talent and Phoenix will open their workspaces to the public to showcase their creative realms, offer demonstrations and discuss their techniques.
“We are very excited to once again offer artists the opportunity to participate in the Ashland Open Studio Tour,” said Paige Gerhard, administrator and marketing coordinator of the Ashland Gallery Association, in a press release. “While this year will be unique in that some studios will be indoors, some outdoors and some both, the variety of visual arts to engage with and interact with has remained the same. From textiles to paintings and sculptures to oven glass, prints and much more.” Admission is free; COVID safety inquiries may include providing proof of vaccination. Visit ashlandgalleries.com for a list of participating studios and more details. Tour cards will also be available at AGA member galleries and studios will be identified with appropriately written signs.
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American Trails: The gallery at the Columbia Hotel, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, features arts and crafts from the Native Americans of North and South America. The gallery is open Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See americantrails.com or call 541-482-2553.
Art & Soul Ashland: The gallery features paintings in a variety of media and styles by local and regional artists. Throughout October, see photographic work by featured artist Tom Glassman, who composes his shots in-camera with no post-processing required other than initial color grading. Art & Soul Ashland, 247 E. Main St., Ashland, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See artandsoulashland.com or call 541-331-2986.
Art du Jour Gallery: See exhibitions by local artists in a myriad of mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, Conté crayon, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media and more. Throughout October, see the Fall group exhibition of work by member artists showcasing their interpretations of the fall season. The salon features the work of multimedia artist Roy Musitelli and fiber/jewelry artist Thalia Keple in the World in Perspective exhibition, which runs through November. Located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Private viewings are available outside of business hours upon prior reservation. Visit artdujourgallerymedford.com, call 541-770-3190 or email [email protected]
Art Presence Art Center: The gallery, which features work in various mediums by local artists, is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville and is open Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. See abstract acrylic paintings by guest artist Alx Fox on view through October 30th. The main gallery features new work by member artists in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and fabric. The Galleria Fall/Halloween Show will have all sorts of “spooky” crafted items. Visit art-presence.org or call 541-941-7057 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Ashland Art Works: The gallery features work by local artists in a variety of mediums including ceramics, woodwork, fiber art, jewelry and garden art. Throughout the month of October, woodwork by John Weston and mixed media textiles by Claudia Law will be the main exhibitions. Located at 291 Oak St., Ashland, the art collective is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735 for more details.
Crooked Mile Gallery: Located at 4495 S. Pacific Highway, Suite #320, at Phoenix Industrial Studios, Phoenix, the gallery exhibits fine art and maker art from local artists and beyond. The regular opening times of the gallery are Thursday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit crookedmilegallery.com or call 541-577-8801.
Fiber Arts Collective: View 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, collage, painting, printing, stenciling, beadwork and creating assemblage pieces. Check out work by featured art quilter Diana Rasmussen throughout October. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 541-708-6966 or visit fiberartscollective.com for more details.
Karon Gallery: Located at 300 E. Main St., Ashland, the gallery features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art and furnishings. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.
Grants Pass Museum of Art: Located upstairs at 229 SW G St., Grants Pass, the museum features work by local and regional artists. See Japanese woodblock prints by Walt Padgett on display until November 11th. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment. Admission to the museum is free. The Gallery One retail gallery, located at street level from the museum, features the work of about 60 local artists. See work by featured artist Marianne Nielsen throughout October. Visit gpmuseum.com to view a virtual tour or call 541-479-3290 for more information.
Hanson Howard Gallery: Located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, the gallery features work in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints. View work by featured artist Tom Hausken displaying a variety of materials including traditional oils, industrial coatings, graphite, paper and canvas on display through October 22nd. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm to 5pm and by appointment. See hansonhowardgallery.com or call 541-488-2562.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: Located at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, the gallery featuring work by local artists is open Monday-Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 11am-3pm. See a selection from over four decades of the work of multimedia artist and former executive director of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Nancy Jo Mullen, on display at the Main Gallery through November 11. The Community Gallery features paintings and sculptures by Anne Stagg in the Sight Lines exhibition running through October 14, and the Members Gallery features all new work from over 35 RGAC members across a variety of media. The Berryman Gallery, an RGAC satellite showroom, is located in the second floor lobby of the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford and will exhibit Kristen Beck’s photography, which is on view through November 30. There will be a reception on Friday, October 21 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm during the third Friday monthly event in Medford. There will be an “artist talk” on Saturday, October 22nd at 11:30 am. For more information, visit roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.
Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art fall exhibitions feature contemporary abstract art by Mel Prest, The Golden Hour, and the curated exhibition Sensate Objects. The exhibits will be on display until December 10th. A solo exhibition of Prest’s work will be held in the main gallery, her curated group show, featuring work by thirteen artists, will be shown in Heiter and Treehaven galleries. Masterworks on Loan are also exhibited in the Entry Gallery. Located at 555 Indiana St. Ashland, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, donations welcome. The museum will be closed on October 8th. Visit sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for more information.