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FireHouse Gallery

Artwork by local, regional, national, and international emerging artists which challenges preconceived ideas and attitudes, is featured in RCC's FireHouse Gallery.  A variety of art educates and inspires viewers from the college and community.  First Friday Art Night receptions are held monthly at the gallery.

The gallery is located at the corner of H and Fourth Streets in the Historic City Hall, Grants Pass, Oregon.  Our hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:30am to 4:30pm, or tours by appointment.
For more information call (541) 956-7489 or 956-7241 (office) 


Watercolor paintings inspired by various concepts of romance found in popular culture-particularly pulp novels, comics and magazines.
Dates: January 7-31, 2014
Artist: Ronnie Cramer
Title: "Valentines"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: watercolor
Description: Watercolor paintings inspired by various concepts of romance found in popular culture-particularly pulp novels, comics and magazines.

A critique of China's New Middle Class and their use of Western brands and popular leisure activities while devaluing the deeper spiritual aspects of traditional Chinese culture.
Dates: February 4-28, 2014
Artist: Ming Zhou
Title: "Glorious Life"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: acrylic, watercolor and pencil
Description: A critique of China's New Middle Class and their use of Western brands and popular leisure activities while devaluing the deeper spiritual aspects of traditional Chinese culture.

Watercolor paintings that reflect a juxtaposition of the artist's native Japanese cultural aesthetics with ones encountered a a U.S. immigrant; casting light on their similarities and differences. Join us for a gallery talk with Nishiki on Friday, March 7 at 2pm.
Dates: March 4-21, 2014
Artist: Nishiki Tayui
Title: "Word Within"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: watercolor, ink and acrylic
Description: Watercolor paintings that reflect a juxtaposition of the artist's native Japanese cultural aesthetics with ones encountered a a U.S. immigrant; casting light on their similarities and differences. Join us for a gallery talk with Nishiki on Friday, March 7 at 2pm.

Surrealistic, apocalyptic paintings that demonstrate a commitment to surface quality, attention to detail, and the power of a limited palette.
Dates: April 4-29, 2014
Artist: Scott Mayberry
Title: "Collaspe"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: acrylic
Description: Surrealistic, apocalyptic paintings that demonstrate a commitment to surface quality, attention to detail, and the power of a limited palette.

A series of tempera and oil paintings that feature disfigured and forgotten dolls as symbols of the scars and experiences we accumulate as we travel through our lives.
Dates: Apri 29 - May 30, 2014
Artist: Joanna Salska
Title: "Paintings 2009-2013"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: tempera and oil on masonite
Description: A series of tempera and oil paintings that feature disfigured and forgotten dolls as symbols of the scars and experiences we accumulate as we travel through our lives.

Still-life paintings that elevate and evaluate everyday objects by presenting them in carefully orchestrated compositions from an aerial perspective without their environment.
Dates: June 3-28, 2014
Artist: Sarah Fagan
Title: "Object Lessons"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: acrylic on panel
Description: Still-life paintings that elevate and evaluate everyday objects by presenting them in carefully orchestrated compositions from an aerial perspective without their environment.

Textural landscape paintings derived from photographs shot while on the road trips across the U.S.
Dates: July 2-31, 2014
Artist: Joseph Lastomirsky
Title: "American Pilgrimage"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: acrylic
Description: Textural landscape paintings derived from photographs shot while on the road trips across the U.S.

An open community art show with adult and youth categories in watercolor, painting, mixed media, photography, ceramics,
sculpture and drawing.
Dates: August 8-28, 2014
Artist: Community Artists
Title: Southern Oregon Art Show
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: multi media
Description: An open community art show with adult and youth categories in watercolor, painting, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture and drawing.

Painted wall sculptures that are tributes to people places and things, as well as private observations that comment about adult life.
Dates: September 4-26, 2014
Artist: James Lilly
Title: "Currents"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: acrylic on wood
Description: Painted wall sculptures that are tributes to people places and things, as well as private observations that comment about adult life.

Charcoal and ink drawings that use abstract gestural marks to suggest geological, botanical and structural forms, and dream-like rejections of physical law that suggest mysteries of lost or hidden meaning.
Dates: October 28- November 21, 2014
Artist: Braeden Cox
Title: "Presence and Past"
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: mixed media
Description: Charcoal and ink drawings that use abstract gestural marks to suggest geological, botanical and structural forms, and dream-like rejections of physical law that suggest mysteries of lost or hidden meaning.

An eclectic collection of artwork created by local artists and crafters. Items include pottery, paintings, glass, sculptures, jewelry, photography and woodturnings.
Dates: November 26-December 11, 2014
Artist: Local Artists and Crafters
Title: Holiday Art Gift Sale
Gallery: FireHouse, Grants Pass
Medium: multi media
Description: An eclectic collection of artwork created by local artists and crafters. Items include pottery, paintings, glass, sculptures, jewelry, photography and woodturnings.