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Celebrate!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Events, Featured, Member Shows | 0 comments

Celebrate Life, Summer and Art with Art Presence!

Celebrate Member art show at Art PResence ARt Center, June 2016, Jacksonville, Oregon

Please join the artist members of Art Presence to enjoy the Britt Music & Art Festival’s opening celebration “Taste of Summer.” Get your tickets for Taste of Summer wine tasting and enjoy a wine pairing event by Platt Anderson Cellars at the gallery starting at 11am on Saturday, June 4, 2016. We’re located at 206 North Fifth St, Jacksonville, OR 97530.

Our artist reception takes place on Saturday, June 11 from 12-3pm this month.

Our Celebrate! art exhibition is a really special one~the gallery is loaded with fantastic art! We hope that if you can’t find the time to visit the gallery during the Taste of Summer that you will find a way to come to the gallery and view this fabulous show before it ends on July 31, 2016.

Additional Art Presence Exhibits to Celebrate!

Elaine Witteveen, jacksonville, oregon artist and founder of the Artists Workshop

Pioneer Village: “A Retrospective”

Final exhibition of watercolor paintings by Elaine Witteveen at Pioneer Village continues through August 19, 2016.

Right: Elaine Witteveen with one of her intriguing watercolors.

nancy-bardos_RollerRabbit-in-HavanaJacksonville Library, Naversen Room: “Photos and Sketches and Apps” Nancy Bardos

Exhibit of works by Nancy Bardos at the Jacksonville Library continues through August 10. Nancy’s inspiring images reveal a unique and colorful way of seeing the world around us.

Right: RollerRabbit in Havana, iPhoneograph by Nancy Bardos

Medford Library: “Egyptian Mythology” by Zoe West

Zoe West’s exhibit of painting in a modernized ancient Egyptian style continues through the end of August. Zoe’s colorful interpretations are the vehicle for visual commentary on modern life. A dose of humor help us to laugh at ourselves despite the sometimes uncomfortable truths she reveals.

Egyptian Mythology, painting by Zoe West

Egyptian Mythology, by Zoe West

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Taste of Summer FREE Wine Pairing Class

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Britt Festival Opening, Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

Taste of Summer FREE Wine Pairing Class : Britt Music & Art Festival 2016 Taste of Summer 2016
Taste of Summer FREE Wine Pairing Class

“I want my wines to take a person back to some special moment in time, to a special location or an event that lingers in their memory. Wine is meant to be savored and enjoyed. May you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy creating them.” – Platt Anderson Cellars

Taste of Summer is an annual celebration in Jacksonville, Oregon benefitting the Britt Music & Arts Festival, presented by Britt Music & Arts Festival and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The event includes a Taste of Summer free wine pairing class, wine walk, live music, food booths, artisans, classic cars and more. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Wine walk tickets will be sold at Art Presence beginning at 11AM.

Stay tuned for details on music, participating wineries and more: http://www.brittfest.org/performances/tasteofsummer16

To start off the wine walk and begin your day of wine tasting with some inspiring information, head to Art Presence Art Center for a Free Wine Pairing Class taught by local wine and culinary experts. The class, presented by Platt Anderson Cellars, begins at 11 AM and features:

»Toasted Onion Crisps and Spanish Tapas Flatbread with Goat Cheese and a Dollop of Pesto paired with Albarino
»Cilantro Lime Shrimp paired with Sauvignon Blanc
»Meatballs with Dollop of Tomato Sauce paired with Dolcetto
»Brats with Sauce paired with Dolcetto
»Proscuitto Wrapped Melo paired with Vermentino
»Rogue Blue Cheese Popcorn paired with Vermentino

Find out more about Platt Anderson Cellars: ashlandwine.net

No admission charge for the class.
MUSIC, SIGHTS & SOUNDS: Free and open to the public
WINE WALK TICKETS: $30 per person (glass/tastings included) | Limited to 450 participants
PURCHASE: Day of @ Wine Booth, corner of California/N. 3rd | @ Art Presence Art Center, 206 North 5th Street

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Life Drawing Summer Hiatus

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Art Presence announces a summer hiatus of our Monday Life Drawing Open Studio, beginning in June 2016. We will resume life drawing sessions in September.

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Reminder: Road to Adventure Show Ends April 24!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

Reminder: Road to Adventure Show Ends April 24!

Reminder: Road to Adventure Show Ends April 24! If you haven't yet had a chance to visit the gallery and see our exhibit, "The Road to Adventure : Journeys and Experiences in Travel," you're not too late! Our show of travel art and photography continues in the Art Presence Art Center gallery at 206 North Fifth Street in Jacksonville, Oregon every Friday–Sunday from 11am–5pm until April 24, 2016. Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon - The Road to Adventure, April 2016 art exhibit

If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit the gallery and see our exhibit, “The Road to Adventure : Journeys and Experiences in Travel,” you’re not too late!

Our show of travel art and photography continues in the Art Presence Art Center gallery at 206 North  Fifth Street in Jacksonville, Oregon  every Friday–Sunday from 11am–5pm until April 24, 2016.

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Taste of Summer Call to Artisans

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Taste of Summer Call to Artisans

Taste of Summer is an annual celebration in Jacksonville presented by Britt Music & Arts Festival and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The event includes a wine walk, live music, food booths, art, classic cars and more. This will be the second year in which selected artisans or crafters will be invited to show and sell their products. Art Presence is committed to its ongoing participation in the Taste, and we hope you will choose to celebrate the opening of the Britt Music & Arts Festival 2016 concert season by participating with your own booth—in the center of the action in downtown Jacksonville—this spring!

Anne Brooke - Artist Exhibit and Demo on 3rd Street at the Taste of Summer Festival 2012

Anne Brooke – Artist Exhibit and Demo on 3rd Street at the Taste of Summer Festival 2012

Specifications:

Applicants must be displaying unique, handmade art, food or craft items. Preference given to
crafts or wares that fit into the themes of the day, which include a celebration of summer in Jacksonville, wine, music and more. In order not to compete with Jacksonville shops, jewelry will not be included in this show.

Selection process/procedure:

Applications will be reviewed by the Taste of Summer committee. Committee will select up to 20 artisans/crafters to participate in the 2016 event

Artisans interested in being selected should submit the following:

Name and contact information
Photos/samples of their work
Statement about the work and why they would like to participate

Send to:

Sara King Cole

Britt Music & Arts Festival

mail: 216 W. Main Street, Medford, OR 97501

email: marketing@brittfest.org

Deadline for consideration: April 11.

Selected artisans will be notified by April 15.
Selected applicants must be able to provide their own display booth and materials. We recommend a portable tent for coverage.
Selected applicants must pay a $75 entry fee to the Taste of Summer, including a $10 day use business license to the City of Jacksonville.

 

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Art Presence Call to Artists 2016 October Creative Challenge

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Events, Featured, October Creative Challenge | 0 comments

Art Presence Call to Artists 2016

October Creative Challenge

Art Presence Art Center calls to artists for entries to our fourth annual October Creative Challenge. This year’s challenge is for artworks depicting the spirit and magic of a carnival/circus and of course Halloween. there are more details in the pdf embedded below. It’s full size, so feel free to download and print it out, complete the entry form and send it in. We eagerly await the submission of your art, and look forward with great anticipation to hanging all the entries for our Gallerie Carnevale exhibition in October 2016!

Entry deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Delivery of artwork: September 23-25 during gallery hours, 11am–5pm.

Save the date for the Artist Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2016.

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The Road to Adventure Opens Today

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

Follow our member artists across the country and around the world through their creations! Our new art exhibit, The Road to Adventure opens today! The gallery is filled with travel photography and artistic impressions of their journeys and experiences in travel, along with more lovely works that aren’t specific to the theme. Come to Art Presence Art Center and immerse yourself in artists’ renditions of their own wanderings near and far—you may find a visual memory from somewhere you’ve visited that is so meaningful you will want to take it home as a reminder you can enjoy every day!

The Road to Adventure Opens Today

The Road to Adventure Opens Today : Bellissima, image from Italy by Nancy Bardos

Bellissima, image by Nancy Bardos

Join us to meet this month’s participating artists and view their works at a reception on Saturday, March 5 from 12–3pm.

Art Presence now carries the books of 17 local authors! Their publications include everything from self-help books to novels and cookbooks to children’s literature. Though we’re not planning author readings for March, please be sure to browse the offerings of our esteemed authors when you visit the gallery. Pick up a copy to read yourself or to share as a thoughtful gift!

Our Elaine Witteveen retrospective continues in the gallery and the Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Public Library (through April 4) as well, with a collection of her paintings offered at affordable prices.

 

Art Presence Art Center is located at 206 North Fifth St in Jacksonville, Oregon.

The gallery is open every Friday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

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