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!


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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