Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans Learn About Us & Come Visit

About The Guild

The Southern Oregon Guild is dedicated to supporting Artists and the Arts in the Southern Oregon region. All who love creative expression find a warm, friendly, inspiring community with membership in the Southern Oregon Guild.

Our Gallery and Art Center, located in the Historic Kerby Building, is a vortex of creative activity. Our calendar includes quarterly juried shows of members’ work in the co-op gallery that provide opportunities to enjoy, to buy and to sell art. Classes and workshops in both art technique and business skills — taught by members and visitors — enable professional growth for artists and experiences of their own creativity for community members. Special events explore exciting careers, unusual creative adventures, and avenues for self-expression.

The Southern Oregon Guild is an Oregon nonprofit membership corporation that has 501c3 status with the Internal Revenue Service. This status enables individual donors, event sponsors, and granting organizations tax deductions and tax credits for their financial support of the Guild’s mission. We are deeply grateful for their tremendous support.

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Our Mission

The Guild’s mission is to strengthen the economic and cultural well being of southern Oregon, especially Josephine County and the Illinois Valley community, by 1) supporting local and regional artists in their professional growth; 2) providing art and culture programs for the community, and 3) encouraging the growth of the arts economy in the Southern Oregon region.

The Southern Oregon Guild Gallery Entrance

The Guild Gallery & Art Center

Located at 24353 Redwood Hwy, Kerby, Oregon at the Historic Kerby Belt Building. The Guild Gallery and Art Center is headquarters for the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans. The Guild offers classes, special events, and ever-changing exhibits of Guild members’ work, displaying an amazing array of art and fine crafts. We are always happy to have visitors.

For more information give the Guild Gallery a call at 541-592-5019 or use our contact form to email us and we will respond as quickly as possible.


A Southern Oregon Guild Gallery Workshop

Guild Classes & Workshops

The Guild’s art classes and workshops are taught by either Guild members or visiting Master Artists in a wide variety of media and techniques. Some classes are about professional development, whether in business or in creative media. Others are for fun. All are available to the public.



Get Involved: Become a Member, Volunteer or Donate

Through your support, be it large or small, you advance both economic and cultural growth in the Southern Oregon region. Join us in supporting regional art by becoming a sustaining member of the Southern Oregon Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Your contribution as a sustaining member is tax deductible. You will receive a letter for the I.R.S. acknowledging your donation. An equal donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust earns a tax credit from the State of Oregon.

As an active member, whether you are an aspiring artist or crafts-person, or already a seasoned professional, the Southern Oregon Guild offers a wealth of benefits to help you grow in your artistic endeavors.

Learn More About Becoming A Member!

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Help The Guild, Help The Community; Become A Sustaining Member & Donate Now

Community members and organizations are invited to support the arts in the Southern Oregon region – especially in Josephine County and the Illinois Valley — by becoming one of Southern Oregon Guild’s Sustaining Members. Whether as an Advocate, Guardian, Steward or Champion of the Arts, you will support the growth of a vibrant art culture, help artists and artisans expand skills to increase their economic success, and advance art education in our region. Through your support, be it large or small, you advance both economic and cultural growth in the Southern Oregon region.

Become A Sustaining Member!

Our Membership Plans

Below is a list of our active memberships and we welcome your involvement!

  • Active Membership Plan
  • $60
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Voting Privileges
  • Working artists & art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Student Membership Plan
  • $20
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Voting privileges
  • Students working as artists & art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Couple MembershiP
  • $90
  • Memberships last 365 days
  • Voting privileges
  • Working artists & art lovers
  • Includes online presence
The Growing Creative Community Program

Call for Proposals: Growing Creative Community Program

The Guild is seeking proposals from creative people in the Illinois Valley and Josephine County to deliver online workshops as part of our "Growing Creative Community" series.


Workshops & Classes

Watch for our fun classes. Learn skills that can lead from novice to competence to mastery in a variety of art forms and in the artist’s business.

How you can get involved with the Guild

Get Involved

Become an Active Member, volunteer your time, or provide financial support – explore different ways to get involved with the Guild.


Shows & Events

The Guild produces quarterly shows, a fall juried art fair, and other entertaining and educational art events during the year. Watch our calendar.