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Rogue Gallery and Art Center
Rogue Gallery & Art Center
Ignite the Mind, Stir the Soul, Open the Heart…Boldly Create!
Rogue Gallery & Art Center has been the premier destination for art inspiration and education since 1960, with unique art exhibitions and a full roster of art classes. Discover your creative self, develop perspective or practice your technique. From open studios to intense topical workshops, new and seasoned artists can explore a variety of mediums and techniques in our large, well-equipped classroom in the heart of Medford.
Founded in 1960 by artists, educators, and local leaders, the Rogue Gallery & Art Center was the first non-profit visual art organization in the Rogue Valley. In December of 1959, four artists met at an art studio on South Grape Street in Medford. Eugene Bennett had invited Betty Allen, Robert Bosworth, and Jack Teeters to his studio to discuss the need for creating a place to see and show art. Since that beginning, we’ve served as an artistic catalyst for Southern Oregon through innovative exhibition, art education and community leadership.
RGAC moved to its current location at the corner of 8th and Bartlett Street, in 1970. In the 1980s we outgrew the small rental space and with the support and labor of volunteers we purchased and renovated the building. Today the Rogue Gallery & Art Center is at the center of downtown Medford’s revitalization that includes an elegant theater, luminous library and community college.
Over the years RGAC’s reach has expanded past the walls of its building. A number Southern Oregon’s most popular community events began at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center – including the Festival of Trees, Artists in the Schools, Art in Bloom, and the Best of the Best High School Art Show.
Beginning in the 1990s, introducing children to the wonders of art became a primary mission for RGAC and is now part of our enduring legacy. Today RGAC’s art education program offers diverse classes and workshops year round for both children and adults.
Rogue Gallery & Art Center is now viewed as the premier space for exhibiting regional artists and providing art classes and workshops. We’re thrilled that RGAC’s exhibitions not only reflect artistic expression but provide our community with ongoing access to quality visual art experiences.
Exhibitions & Programs
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is one of the only non-commercial exhibition venues in the area that offers varied high-quality art programs. Each year’s exhibition series features established regional artists as well as those just emerging in their careers. In the interest of diversity, exhibitions of both cultural and social relevance as well as those spotlighting a specific medium or artistic process are regularly featured.
RGAC supports local artists by offering opportunities to exhibit and sell, meet the public, and build their resume. Public programs accompany the exhibitions in various forms: docent tours, lectures, and demonstrations offer informative and educational components to help the public appreciate art techniques, styles, and the importance of art in our society.
Detail of BECKONING by Linda Elesiya Evans BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY New Exhibit in the Community Gallery Pastel Vistas: Linda Elesiya Evans September 1–October 6, 2017 Linda Elesiya Evans, MOUNTAIN GLOW, pastel Reception: Friday, September 15, 5:00-8:00 pm With...
MEMBERS GALLERY ART DROP-OFF THIS WEEK Member artists are invited to bring in three new works on Friday, August 25, 10-5pm or Saturday, August 26, 11-3pm. The exhibit runs September 1 - December 21, 2017. During the exhibit, accepted work will rotate from the sliders...
New Exhibit at the Rogue Gallery Abstract Perceptions: Paintings by Vince Carl and Susan Lehman Exhibit date: August 11 – September 22, 2017, Reception Date: August 18 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Rogue River artist Vince...
TWO NEW EXHIBITS! IN THE MAIN GALLERY Abstract Perceptions: Paintings by Vince Carl and Susan Lehman August 11 – September 22, 2017 Left: Vince Carl, OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS Right: Susan Lehman, ALL THAT REMAINS Reception: Friday, August 18, 5:00-8:00 pm Rogue River...
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center will have a reception for two exhibits for Downtown Medford’s Third Friday Artwalk Main Gallery exhibit Scenes from the Unconscious: Micah Ofstedahl & Leona Sewitsky June 23 – August 4, 2017, Reception: Friday, July 21, 5-8pm...
Visions of Daily Life: Drawings by Walt Wirfs July 14 – August 25, 2017 Walt Wirfs, LEONA AND FRIENDS, graphite Reception: Friday, July 21, 5:00-8:00 pm Jacksonville artist Walt Wirfs captures the everyday joy of friends, family and strangers with their canine...