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MON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5 | SUN: Closed

Central Art Gallery announces its July 2024 Art Show featuring the works of Martin Steele.

3rd Friday reception will be from 5-8pm on July 19th. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 101 N. Central.

Fri. 07/19 5-8pm – Art Walk reception

Show will be up 07/19-08/09/24. Exhibit will be available for viewing Mon-Fri 10-5:30/Sat 10-4:30 (Gallery hours), except during classes.

Following a stint at UCLA studying Art History and English, Steele’s aesthetic development began in his Venice and Santa Monica studios during the late 1960s and early 70s with photography, drawing, sculpture, and oil painting.

He moved to downtown Los Angeles in 1978, establishing both a studio and framing factory at 800 Traction Avenue amid downtown’s pioneering artists, galleries, museums, and alternative art spaces.

His successful arts picture framing business, Aesthetic Frame Design, served the artist, gallery, and museum community from 1978 through 1992 and is a founding member of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles). 


The body of work exhibited at Central Art Gallery was created in the 1980’s in two downtown Los Angeles studios.  These large-scale oil on canvas pieces have never been shown and are being exhibited here for the first time.