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"Through the Phantom Forest," by John Kirk, at Photographers' Gallery in the Ashland Art Center.

First Friday festivities in Ashland

Galleries in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Some artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Art walk maps are available at any of the venues.

Art & Soul Gallery celebrates its 20th year with “Mountains and More,” an exhibit of oil and pastel paintings by awarding-winning artist Carla J. Griffin. Join the gallery for birthday cake, wine and music.

The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University will present “Terrain,” work by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha, in its Entry Gallery; “Field Burns,” by Patrick Collier, in the Main Gallery; and “Outland About,” work by Carl Diehl and Susan Murrell, in the Heiter and Treehaven galleries.

“Rogue Valley Views: Woodworking, Furniture and Paintings,” featuring painter Michael Gibson and furniture maker John Weston, will be showcased at Ashland Art Works.

“Faces, Hidden and Revealed,” a collection of masks, puppets and portraits, will be displayed at Gallerie Karon.

Ashland Art Center will host a collage-making session, “Horses and the Human Heart,” led by Riding Beyond, a nonprofit supporting breast cancer awareness. The event is part of a citywide campaign on Oct. 5. Local businesses will provide raffles for gift certificates and baskets. See ridingbeyond.org.

The following galleries are members of the Ashland Gallery Association:

AMERICAN TRAILS: 250 E. Main St., 541-482-2553 or americantrails.com. Native American arts, crafts, jewelry and wildlife gallery.

ART & SOUL GALLERY: 247 E. Main St., 541-488-9006 or artandsoulgallery.com. “Mountains and More,” paintings by Carla Griffin.

ASHLAND ART CENTER: 357 E. Main St., 541-482-2772 or ashlandartcenter.org. “When Women Were Birds,” by Marcie Greene, and “Imagining Autumn,” by Linda Dixon.

ASHLAND ART WORKS: 291 Oak St., 541-488-4735 or ashlandartworks.com. Furniture and woodworking by John Weston; paintings by Michael Gibson.

CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY: Near the intersection of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus, Ashland. See facebook.com/cvagalleries or call 541-552-8315. New fall exhibits feature student and community artists in the Art and Marion Ady buildings. Look for Lindee Newman’s collection “Capturing Motion” in the Retzlaff Gallery; “Treasures of the Backroom,” a collection curated by Madeleine Farmer and Paige Gerhard, in the Thorndike Gallery; a group exhibit of SOU students, alumni and community artist’s work, “The Tiny Art Show,” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Anna McGrath’s “Altered Exposure” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; and Sam Marroquin’s work “Sam Marroquin: Social Conscience” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery. The exhibits will be displayed through Thursday, Oct. 25.

GALLERIE KARON: 500 A St., 541-482-9008. “Faces, Hidden and Revealed,” puppets, masks and portraits.

GALT GALLERY: 40 N. Main St., 541-625-4014 or galtgallery.com. “Animals of the Spirit,” by Wendy Bloom, Loren Shaw and Mariano Padilla

HANSON HOWARD GALLERY: 89 Oak St., 541-488-2562 or hansonhowardgallery.com. “Dialogs with the Anthropocene,” acrylic paintings by Claire Duncan.

HOUSTON’S CUSTOM FRAMING AND FINE ART: 280 E. Hersey St., No. 11., 541-482-1983 or houstoncustomframing.com. Works by Thomas Houston, Russell Chatham, Stephen McMillan and others.

NIMBUS: 25 E. Main St., 541-482-3621 or clubnimbus.net. Contemporary paintings, glass, wood, ceramics and jewelry.

PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY: Inside the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., 541-301-5975 or ashlandphotographersgallery.com. “Secrets of the Forest,” imagery by Southern Oregon photographers.

SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART: 555 Indiana St., 541-552-6245 or sou.edu/sma. “Terrain,” by Vija Celmins, Judy Pfaff and Ed Ruscha; “Field Burns,” by Patrick Collier; and “Outland About,” work by Carl Diehl and Susan Murrel.

THE WEBSTERS: 11 N. Main St., 541-482-9801 or yarnatwebsters.com. Artful ready-to-wear.

WALTON ART HOUSE: 800 N. Main St., 541-708-0501, waltonarthouse.com.

Associate members of the Ashland Gallery Association include:

ASHLAND NATURAL MEDICINE: No. 103, 180 Lithia Way, 541-414-7320, ashlandnaturalmedicine.com.

THE CROWN JEWEL: 266 E. Main St., 541-488-2401, thecrownjewel.net. Jewelry and gifts.

HILL STATION: 287 Fourth St., hillstationashland.com. Hand-crafted decor and housewares from India.

LITHIA ARTISANS MARKET OF ASHLAND: Calle Guanajauto, behind the Ashland plaza on Lithia Creek, 888-303-2826 or lithiaartisansmarket.com. A guild of regional artists and artisans display their work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October.

MANZANITA HOME+FLOWERS+GIFTS: 55 N. MAIN ST., 541-488-1588. Artisanal pottery, lamps, textiles, decor and fresh flowers.

MASTERPIECE CHRISTIAN FINE ARTS FOUNDATION: At Pony Espresso, 175 Lithia Way, 541-601-7496 or mcfineartsfoundation.org. “Framed Tales,” by Melanie E. Cardinal.

MOUNTAIN PROVISIONS: 27 N. Main St., 541-708-6350 or ashlandmountainprovisions.com. Outdoor equipment, apparel and photography.

ROGUE COWORKS: 64 N. Pioneer St., 541-941-3252, gorogue.com.

SHEPHERD’S DREAM: 42 E. Main St., shepherdsdream.com, 541-708-5439. Organic wool bedding. Acrylics on canvas by Linda J. Dixon.

ZAGORSKA OASIS SPA & SALT CAVE: 111 E. Main St., 541-810-8877, zagorskaoasis.com.

Restaurants, wineries and wine bars:

BELLE FIORE ESTATE & WINERY: 100 Belle Fiore Lane, off Dead Indian Memorial Road, 541-488-9765, bellefiorewinery.com

CREEKSIDE PIZZA BISTRO: 92 N. Main St., 541-482-4131 or creeksidepizza.com.

ENOTECA BY EDENVALE: 17 N. Main St., 541-482-3377 or edenvalleyorchards.com.

LIQUID ASSETS WINE BAR: 96 N. Main St., 541-482-9463 or liquidassetswinebar.com.

SMITHFIELDS RESTAURANT: 36 S. Second St., 541-488-9948 or smithfieldsashland.com.

Working studio members:

DENISE KESTER STUDIO: 438 Helman St., 541-778-2673, drawingonthedream.com. Monoprints and handmade books.

GATHERING GLASS STUDIO: 322 N. Pioneer St., 541-488-4738 or gatheringglass.com. Ornamental and functional glass sculpture and glass-blowing demonstrations.

NUMINOUS STUDIO WEST: 847 Pavilion Place, 541-708-5141. Works on paper and mixed media by Richard and Rochelle Newman.

OAK LEAF STUDIO: 247 Oak St., 541-488-5756 or oakleafstudio.net. New landscapes by Lief Trygg.

PUMPHOUSE STUDIOS: 2000 Ashland Mine Road, 541-973-3103, pumphousestudios.com.

STUDIO 151: 151 N. Pioneer St., studio151ashland.com.

STUDIO A.B.: 621 A St., 541-482-2253, babayard.com or anndisalvo.com. Pastel portraits by Ann DiSalvo and large-scale digital collage by Bruce Bayard.

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