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Naked Art 2017 ~ No Mats, No Frames, Great Deals!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Featured, Member Shows, Naked Art | 0 comments

NAKED ART 2017

No Mats – No Frames – Great Deals!

January 13–February 26, 2017

Informal Reception Saturday, January 14 from noon–3pm

 

Naked Art: No Mats, No Frames ~ Great Deals! at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon. Image by Tom Glassman

Naked Art: No Mats, No Frames ~ Great Deals! at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon. Image by Tom Glassman

 

Well, this year’s record-breaking winter storm Helena sure did put a stick in our spokes for January! We hope you all made it through safely, and want you to know that you didn’t miss our reception for the Naked Art 2017 exhibition. Rather than ask anyone to brave the snow and ice, we will have an informal reception on January 14 from noon to 3pm with live music by Minstrel Streams. Minstrel Streams returns for a regular reception on February 4 from noon–3pm.

Add to your art collection for less or buy the art you love without paying for a frame you intend to replace! Naked Art, a collection of unframed fine art by Art Presence members, lets you take home your naked art finds right away. The bonus for collectors is that new works will replace those that have sold, so there will be more art to consider as it is added throughout the show.

Art Presence Art Center first presented our Naked Art: No Mats, No Frames, Great Deals exhibition in February 2015. It was such a success we decided to bring it back for 2016, and with our Naked Art 2017 show we’re making it an annual event. This year’s show will extend for two months, giving you more time to make your decisions. Unlike most art shows where buyers must wait for the show’s end to take their purchases home, Naked Art 2017 purchases can be taken home immediately and framed to your own taste and interior decor needs.

More Art Presence News and Announcements

Art Presence Art Center will have a second reception for the Naked Art show on Saturday, February 4. Jacksonville author Christin Lore Weber has just published a new book, “The Root of Beauty: A Spiritual Memoir.” She will read an excerpt from her book at 1:00pm. Don’t miss it!

Jacksonville’s Chinese New Year celebration takes place on February 18 this year. Art Presence Art Center will participate with special art activities, which we will announce when the details are all settled. please check back for more information!

Art Presence Off-site Art Exhibits:

Pioneer Village

January 19–April 19: Please come and enjoy lively and colorful watercolor paintings by Anne Brooke! Please join Anne for an informal reception from 4:30–6:00pm on January 19.

Jacksonville Public Library

January 19–April 19: Heartwarming and visually stunning photography by Kathleen Hoevet ~ A must-see show!

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Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit gallery and art center located at 206 North Fifth Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, on the grounds of the historic courthouse.

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

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Christin Lore Weber to Read at Feb 4 Reception

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Flyer for The Root of Beauty Author Reading by Christin Lore Weber on Feb 4, 2017

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Author Reading by Diana Coogle

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Author Readings, Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

Author Reading by Diana Coogle  with Exhibit of Paintings by Barbara Kostal

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December Reception for Small Treasures

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Author Readings, Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

December Reception for Small Treasures Small Treasures December Reception: New Members "Minstrel Streams" : PIcture of musicians Matt and Rebecca Stuart, new members of Art Presence

Musicians Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

Art Presence members have filled the gallery with small works of fine art priced for holiday gift giving in our Small Treasures holiday exhibit. See our post for more details!

December reception for Small Treasures

Haven’t had a chance to see our Small Treasures holiday gift show of small artworks? Maybe you missed our November reception and want to meet the artists participating in this show? Come by our December reception for Small Treasures on Saturday, December 3 from noon–3pm! Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, chat with the artists and choose small works of fine art to give to the special ones on your list. All while listening to the beautiful instrumentals of Minstrel Streams, featuring new members Matt and Rebecca Stuart. Matt and Rebecca are lifelong musicians, art enthusiasts and lovely people whom you will also want to meet!

At 1:00 we present a very special author reading by Garris Elkins. Elkins will read from one of his books titled “The Leadership Rock.” This newly published book is a 35 year long collection of stories and experiences that take the reader deeper into the heart of what it means to lead people with integrity.

December Reception for Small Treasures Small Treasures 2016 : House Finch, watercolor painting by Linda Abblett

House Finch, by Linda Abblett

He will read selections from the following chapters:

The Gift of Gladys:”A story of how I learned what loves looks like from an unexpected source.”

The Big Shot Pastor:”A story of how I discovered that my pride had blinded me to the needs of those I love.”

A Hundred Dollar Cry: “A story of how one act of love can touch us at the deepest level of our being.”

Restored Flight:”A story of how a high-profiled, but fallen and broken national leader was loved back to wholeness.”

The Fifty-Year Letter: “A story of how our dreams and hopes for marriage can be realized.”

Recommissioned Lives: “A story of how we will always carry purpose, but in a new context for a new season of life.”

At 2:00, our own talented photographer, board member and tongue-in-cheek comic Tom Glassman reads from his hilarious “Diary of a Reindeer,” a short Christmas story about Cedric the Reindeer created in collaboration with Katharine Gracey.

Come for the Parade, Spend the Day for the Art!

This will be a fun day in Jacksonville for art lovers! First of all, the Jacksonville Christmas Parade takes place December 3 at 10am. Next, Art Presence opens and Art’Clectic’s holiday artisans market at the IOOF begins at 11am. Then, the artists reception for the fourth annual Angels show at GoodBean Coffee begins at noon. Enjoy their reception and then cross town again to join us for Garris Elkins’ author reading! See you next Saturday…

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New Members Minstrel Streams

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Featured, Member Profiles, Members, News | 0 comments

Art Presence Welcomes New Members Minstrel Streams

New Members Minstrel Streams : Picture of musicians Matt and Rebecca Stuart, new members of Art Presence Art Center

New Members Minstrel Streams: Guitarist/Pianist Matt and Flutist Rebecca Stuart

We are happy to welcome new members Minstrel Streams to Art Presence. Husband and wife musical duo Matt and Rebecca Stuart are the talented musicians/composers and recording artists behind the name Minstrel Streams. Matt plays piano/keyboards and acoustic guitar and Rebecca plays flute and Native American flutes. Their inspirational music has been described as a blend of classical, folk, and world music. We met them at our last Board meeting, and what a delight to hear their music for the first time at the Small Treasures reception a few days later! The couple only recently moved to Medford, so we also welcome them as new neighbors.

Art Presence now offers the four CDs they have made together—On Earth As It Is In Heaven, Cradle of the Moon, New Horizon, and the self-titled Minstrel Streams—in the gallery on their behalf. In addition, they have offered to play at our receptions and special events going forward. If you haven’t already fallen in love with their music, we’re sure you will enjoy listening to our new members Minstrel Streams at our next reception.

Props and Accomplishments

Their critically acclaimed CD New Horizon was recorded at Will Ackerman’s legendary Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont. It has reached a global audience with radio airplay around the world…being a hit on Pandora and Music Choice “Soundscapes.”  New Horizon was also a GRAMMY contender.

In the words of Bill Binkelman of Zone Music Reporter:
“while listening… I recalled many classic recordings from the days of both Windham Hill and Narada in that the music has that ‘classic’ acoustic sound present on both labels, especially at their outset. There is a sonic richness and an emotional depth present here that goes beyond just ‘good music and well played.’ ”

New Members Minstrel Streams’ mission is To promote peace, love, joy, healing, and mercy through music.

Matt and Rebecca Stuart

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Small Treasures 2016 Nov-Dec Art Exhibit

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Events, Library Exhibits, Member Shows, Pioneer Village Exhibits | 0 comments

Small Treasures 2016 : Untitled holiday art by Linda AbblettSmall Treasures 2016

As the year draws to a close, Art Presence Art Center asks our members to bring their smaller pieces of art to the gallery for our holiday gift-giving show, Small Treasures 2016. Due to the gift-giving nature of the season, these works are locally created, portable and affordable. Therefore the gallery will be filled with excellent gift choices for those who appreciate art and creativity.

Small Treasures 2016 opens on Friday, November 4 and continues through Sunday, December 25.  Join us for a festive reception on Saturday, November 5 from 1–4pm!

  • Meet the artists and discuss the inspiration behind their small treasures.
  • Visit with fellow art enthusiasts over hors d’oeuvres and a sip of wine.
  • Listen to one of our local authors as they read from their newly published books. We have two author readings this month.
    • Anna Elkins reads at 1:00 from her book of poetry “The Space Between.”
    • Ginna Gordon reads at 2:00 from her brand new novel, “Looking for John Steinbeck.”

Take Your Small Treasures Home As Soon As You Buy Them!

You don’t have to wait until it’s over to pick up your artistic finds—during this show you can take your artwork with you when you purchase it. As a result, these small treasures will begin disappearing as soon as the show opens. Therefore, be sure to purchase anything you love at first sight! Artists will replenish their offerings throughout the show, so be sure to stop by the gallery often through the end of the year to see what’s new.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Don’t miss Art Presence Art center’s off-site exhibits for additional holiday gift-giving opportunities! If you’d rather not give a small piece of art to someone special, these offer larger works to consider.

  • Watercolors by Judith Ghetti Ommen: On display at Pioneer Village on 5th Street in Jacksonville, OR, now through year’s end.
  • Abstract paintings by Patrick Beste: In the Naversen Room of the Jacksonville Public Library through the end of the year. Click here for the library’s hours and location information.
  • Watercolor paintings by Linda Abblett: On display at the Medford Public Library now through December 31, 2016.

 

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Gallerie Carnevale October Creative Challenge

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Events, October Creative Challenge | 0 comments

Gallerie Carnevale

Art Presence Art Center Invites You to Our Fourth Annual October Creative Challenge

Gallerie Carnevale : Make-Up, watercolor painting of a clown puttingon makeup by Anne Brooke

“Make-Up” by Anne Brooke

Gallerie Carnevale, Art Presence Art Center’s Fourth Annual October Creative Challenge, presents artwork in a circus theme with touches of Halloween. We announced our fourth October Creative Challenge earlier this year. As a result, 27 artists from all over the valley contributed amazing works.  Due to their inspiration and creativity, the show includes incredible sculptures as well as 2 dimensional pieces in oil, acrylic, watercolor, fabric and collage. This delightful exhibit opens September 30th and remains on display through the month. So, we thank all the participating artists for their wonderful contributions!

You’re invited to the Gallerie Carnevale artists reception this Saturday, October 1st from 1 to 4 pm at 206 North Fifth Street, next to the Courthouse.  There will be refreshments, a balloon man, and an activity table where you can decorate and make your own pinwheel.  Most of all, you can meet the artists behind the Gallerie Carnevale! The Gallery is open from 11 to 5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  We hope you will join us!

 

 

 

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