Art galleries, local closures, postponements: June 18
Editor’s note: Because of changing COVID-19 restrictions in place in Oregon, please call businesses or check their websites to confirm all listed events.
American Trails: The gallery, located in the Columbia Hotel, 250 E. Main St., Ashland, features art and crafts of the indigenous peoples in North and South America. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Masks are required, and hand sanitation will be offered at the door. See americantrails.com or call 541-482-2553.
Art du Jour Gallery: See exhibits by 17 local artists in myriad mediums such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pen & ink, Conté crayon, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media and more. During the month of June, the gallery will host the annual Charity Hubbard Student Show. Several of Hubbard’s student’s works will be displayed and for sale in the Main Gallery and the Featured Artist areas. Hubbard’s own work will be featured in the Salon from through July 31. The gallery, located at 213 E. Main St., Medford, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Private viewings are available outside open business hours by reservation. Masks are required to visit the gallery. See artdujourgallery.com, or email at email@example.com, or call 541-770-3190.
Art & Soul Gallery: The gallery’s June’s featured exhibit, “Following the Circuitous Thread” by Eve Margo Withrow, featuring mixed media paintings, will be on display through Sunday, June 27. The watermedia paintings exhibit “Colors of the Pacific Northwest” by Pam Haunschild display from June 29-August 1. From 5 to 8 p.m .Friday, July 2, Haunschild will demonstrate and answer questions about her work. Appointments are available but not necessary at 30-minute intervals. Limit of 20 visitors in the gallery at a time. The gallery, which features 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. Masks are required by visitors. See artandsoulgallery.com or call 541-488-9006.
Art Presence Art Center: The gallery is located at 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, and will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery’s June exhibit features textile work by the Southern Oregon Longarm Association. The artists’ group uses a longarm machine to stitch layers of fabric together to create their art. The main gallery will showcase gallery members work in a variety of mediums. Masks are required by visitors. A virtual tour will also be available. To view the virtual exhibits, see art-presence.org or for further information or to schedule an appointment, call 541-941-7057.
Ashland Art Works: See the work of local artists in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, woodwork, fiber arts and garden art. The art collective, at 291 Oak St., Ashland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. The gallery’s June featured artists are Cheryl Kempner and Elizabeth Ellingson. The galley will host artists who will give demonstrations and workshops from noon to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Masks are required to visit the gallery. For further details, see ashlandartworks.org or call 541-488-4735.
Central Art Supply: The art supply store and gallery, located at 101 N. Central Ave., Medford, will offer a special one-night-only showing of work by mixed media artist Jerryck “J.Roc” Murrey from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 18, as part of Medford’s Third Friday Art Walk. Murrey’s work incorporates elements of street art such as spray paint, wheat paste, stencil, newspaper and acrylic paint. For further details, see centralartsupply.com or call 541-773-1444.
Fiber Arts Collective: See the work of approximately 30 fiber artisans at 37 N. Third St., Ashland. Exhibits include sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, embroidering and felting to binding, collaging, painting, printing, stenciling, beading and creating assemblage pieces. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 541-708-6966 or see fiberartscollective.com.
Gallerie Karon: Gallerie Karon is moving from its current place at 500 A St., Suite #1, to 300 E. Main St., Ashland. The gallery features vintage textiles and jewelry, antiques, art and furnishings. See discovergalleriekaron.com or call 541-482-9008.
Grants Pass Museum of Art: Originally known as Gallery One, the museum, located at 229 S.W. G St., Grants Pass, features work by local and regional artists and will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and by appointment. See gpmuseum.com to view the tour or call 541-479-3290 for further information.
Hanson Howard Gallery: The gallery, located at 89 Oak St., Ashland, features works in an array of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics and fine art prints. Mixed-media sculptures by John and Robin Gumaelius, and paintings by Robert Koch will be featured through June 26. Ceramic sculptures by Wataru Sugiyama will be shown alongside landscape paintings by Jon Jay Cruson July 1 through Aug. 14. The gallery will be open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and by appointment. Masks are required to visit the gallery, and hand sanitation will be available. For further information, see hansonhowardgallery.com or call 541-488-2562.
Houston’s Custom Framing and 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. See the colorful exhibit of intaglio prints by Yuji Hiratsuka, and paintings by of Stephen McMillan and Thomas M. Houston. Masks are required, and hand sanitation will be offered at the door. See houstonscustomframing.com or call 541-482-1983.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center: The gallery, at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. See the collection of juried quilts in the exhibit “Habitat,” which features fiber art by Studio Art Quilt Associates, on display through June 18. Displayed works demonstrate the artists’ mastery of the fiber medium, as well as the inventive ways they interpret the exhibit them of “Habitat.” Also see the watercolor painting display “Bloomin’ Beautiful” by Charlotte Peterson in the Community Gallery through June 25. Masks are required to visit the gallery. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.
Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art has reopened for in-person viewing with the exhibit “Collecting Cuba: Selections from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,” on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, through July 1. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival and curated by Jill Hartz. Admission is free; donations accepted. The museum hopes to hold its first outdoor exhibition between May and July. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245 for further details.
Studio A.B.: The studio is the gallery and workspace for artists Ann DiSalvo and Bruce Allen Bayard. See their work in a variety of dry media and photography. The studio is located at 21 A St., Ashland, and open by appointment. Masks are required. See studioa-b.com or call 541-482-2253.
Studio 151: The art studio, located at 151 N. Pioneer St., Ashland, features mixed-media sculptural artwork by Elizabeth York. See a series of work investigating time, wall relief Buddhas and a variety of sculptural animals and birds. The studio is open by appointment only. All proceeds from York’s artwork will support Shine a Light, a nonprofit organization committed to raising awareness about preventing and rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking both locally and abroad. See studio151ashland.com.
Rogue River Rooster Crow: The famed annual Rogue River Rooster Crow, which features both humans and roosters competing to see who can belt out the best cock-a-doodle-do, won’t be happening this year because of the pandemic, but an alternative offering — a car show — is being planned for June 26. See below.
Rogue River Car Show: In place of the annual Rogue River Rooster Crow celebration, which has been canceled because of the pandemic, a car show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the intersection of E. Main and Pine streets in Rogue River. Participants wanting to show off their ride need to preregister, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 541-582-4401 for more information and to receive a registration form. The application deadline is Monday, June 21. Registrants will check in between 7 and 9 a.m. the day of the event. The event is free and open to everyone. Organizers were still working out details on potential vendors, but entertainment, including music, and a raffle will be offered.
First Friday Art Walk: The Ashland Gallery Association has canceled all First Friday Art Walks in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District until further notice. Individual galleries may still be open with safety measures in place. For more information, see ashlandgalleries.com
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, District 4: Because of COVID-19, the local fiddlers district has canceled its Saturday jam schedule. Organizers hope to resume the public jams as soon as restrictions allow. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org.
Rogue Valley Symphony: The Rogue Valley Symphony hopes to return to the stage in September 2021. It will be offering a series of digital concerts, “Digital Journeys: Concert Detours,” in the meantime. Search YouTube for “Rogue Valley Symphony” to see posted concerts. See rvsymphony.org, email at email@example.com or call 541-708-6400 for further details.
Royal Affair Storytime: Local fairy tale character group Once Upon a Song has postponed its children’s “royal” storytime, previously held at Barnes and Noble, until further notice because of COVID-19 concerns. The “princess” group will offer virtual story times (see our Livestream listings for dates/times). For more information, find Once Upon a Song on Facebook or call 415-306-3288.
Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild: The guild will present an ongoing virtual show featuring the opportunity to view and purchase work created by local craftspeople. See siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The local choir has canceled all concerts through May 2021. The choir hopes that in-person concerts can resume in October or December. For further information and to receive free digital content, see repsingers.org. Content includes interviews with composers and singers, clips from past concerts, new solos and virtual performances and program talks by Music Director Paul French.
The Urban Cork: The Urban Cork’s tasting room still remains closed, but plans are in the works to reopen this summer. Call 541-500-8778 or see theurbancork.com.