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Jamie Lusch / Mail Tribune Len Burton works on a picture frame at his home woodworking studio in Medford on Tuesday.

It's a Medford first: Open Studio Tour

Local artists have banded together to hold their first Medford Open Studio Tour this Saturday and Sunday.

“Ashland has had an open studio tour for a long time, so we felt there wasn’t any reason why we couldn’t have a studio tour in Medford,” said painter and photographer Violet Burton, who helped organize the tour.

Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, the tour is free. Twenty-one artists are participating at 10 locations.

“I hope people get around to everything. That’s why we’re having it for two days,” Burton said.

Studio maps are available in Medford at Art du Jour Gallery, Rogue Gallery and Art Center and Central Art Supply, as well as at the studio locations.

A map is also available on Facebook on the Medford Open Studio Tour event page.

Yellow signs will mark the studio locations along the tour.

Burton takes photographs of the coast and other scenes, and lately she has begun experimenting with watercolor painting on Yupo paper, which allows artists to wipe off otherwise unforgiving watercolor paint.

Her husband, Len Burton, crafts unique sculptural mirrors using wood. He is also a painter, with dozens of lighthouse paintings under his belt.

The Burtons will display their art at 2006 Springbrook Road along with pastel and watercolor artist Charles Anderson, wooden bowl artisan Kelly Moore and Lorita and Mick Cushman, who are jewelry, metal and wood artists.

Glenn Calascibetta will show sculpture at 3090 Connell Ave., while Tom Stagg, who specializes in film, will display work at 345 N. Bartlett St., No. 20.

Rose Crews will have her acrylic paintings at 1644 Edgevale Ave.

Watercolorists Kay and Chuck Meyer, and Sandra and Josh Phoenix, author and jeweler, will be at 2375 Stonebrook Drive.

Claire Harkins, known for her playful birdhouses, oil paintings and garden plaques, will welcome visitors at 416 Stanford Ave.

Photographer and illustrator Roy Musitelli is joining with pastel artist Gale Holt at 1381 La Loma Drive.

Potter and painter Ben Wood is at 2200 Harrison Ave., watercolorist Bette Barss is displaying work at 6600 Pioneer Road, and sculptor Jenna Byrne, polymer clay artist Rhonda Walker and oil painter Sheila Cloud are at 2981 Fairview Drive.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or valdous@rosebudmedia.com. Follow her at www.twitter.com/VickieAldous.

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