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October Imaginarium Virtual Tour

Posted by on Oct 8, 2021 in October Creative Challenge | 0 comments

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2021 Angels Show Call to Artists

Posted by on Oct 2, 2021 in Angels Show, Featured, Guest Exhibits, Open Shows, Opportunities | 0 comments

CALL TO ARTISTS


ART PRESENCE ART CENTER
DECEMBER 2021

Answer the 2021 Angels Show Call to Artists and join us for the 9th Annual Angels Show!

Art Presence Art Center again hosts the Southern Oregon Artists Resource Angels Show as their December Guest Exhibit, alongside their well-attended annual Holiday Treasures show. We want to see your artistic interpretation of angels!

Space is limited, so the Angels Show is now juried, with a limit of two pieces per artist accepted. There is a size limit of 48” in any direction. All Angels must be your own original artwork—no giclées, please! All angels must be for sale, with 2D pieces wired and ready to hang and 3D pieces with a base. Paintings can be gallery wrapped or professionally framed. Please include a summary of the pieces you wish to submit, including dimensions, medium, and price. Angels must remain on display until the exhibit ends.

We will hang the angels on Thursday, December 2. The show opens Friday, December 3, and continues on display until Sunday, January 2. Due to COVID, we do not plan to have a reception again this year, but the gallery will shoot a virtual tour of the show. The video will be posted on the Art Presence and Southern Oregon Artists Resource websites and social networks.
Art Presence does not charge a fee for participating but will realize 35% of all sales.

Drop-off of angel artworks takes place from November 29–30 from 1–4 pm each day. Artists will be notified of the status of their art’s acceptance by December 2. Please pick up works that are not accepted December 3–5. While we handle your angels with utmost care, Art Presence is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork.

Please call or email gallery director Anne Brooke with your questions.

HANNAH WEST, CURATOR

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Traditional representations of angels are welcome, but what we’re really looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and we’re excited to see yours!

We will accept a maximum of two pieces for each artist. Moreover, Angels must remain on display until the show ends. All angel art must be for sale, and Art Presence realizes 35% of sales. There is no additional fee for submitting your art or participation in the show.

Here’s how to submit your angels for jurying and a timeline of important phases between now and the show’s opening:

  1. Download the form, print and complete.
  2. Include a summary of information about your art with titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.
  3. Bring your angel art to the gallery with your form and summary on November 29 or 30. They will then be juried.
  4. Artists are notified of the status of their work’s acceptance  by December 2.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 3, 4 or 5.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 3, and continues through Sunday, January 2.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, January 3.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! Angels are just the thing to wrap up another difficult year and give hope to those who are weary of everything happening around us lately. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show and we’re confident that you’ll help us make this is best angels show yet!

Thank you so much for answering the 2021 Angels Show Call to Artists. Once again, you can download the application form here. Please forward this email and share with your artist friends on social media! You can also find this post at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource website.

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October Arts & Letters: Humming in Spanish

Posted by on Sep 19, 2021 in Author Readings, Book Night, Events, Featured | 0 comments

Art Presence Founder/Director Anne Brooke and Author/Publisher Ginna BB Gordon kick off our fall Arts & Letters Zoom chats! Join them on Friday, October 22, at 5 pm for a conversation about the next novel in Gordon’s Lavandula Series, “Humming in Spanish.”

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October 2021 Art Exhibits and Events

Posted by on Sep 7, 2021 in Book Night, Classes, Events, Featured, News, October Creative Challenge, Open Shows, Second Saturday ArtWalk | 0 comments

The 8th Annual October Imaginarium is open! This year’s theme, Reality or Illusion?, resulted in a wonderful collection of artwork depicting Autumn, Halloween, and imaginative ideas building upon the theme. The exhibition opened on Friday, September 17, and continues through Halloween. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 12–5 pm and Sundays from 10–5 pm. The Imaginarium is always a well-attended, popular show and this year’s collection is a must-see!

Grateful thanks to the Human Bean for their support of this exhibition.

October’s Second Saturday ArtWalk takes place on Saturday, October 9 from 3–6 pm. Some artists will demonstrate their skills outdoors on California Street while others show their work inside a downtown Jacksonville shop. Look for the yellow flags marking participating merchants. The gallery remains open until 6 pm on Saturday for the ArtWalk and opens at 10 am on Sunday for the convenience of Farmer’s Market visitors.

If you can’t make it to the gallery, you can still see a virtual tour on our website, https://art-presence.org. To inquire about the art that moves you or schedule a private gallery viewing, contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or anne@brookewatercolor.com.

Anne Brooke and Ginna BB Gordon kick off the fall Arts & Letters Zoom chats with a conversation about the next novel in Gordon’s Lavandula Series, “Humming in Spanish,” on Friday, October 22 at 5 pm.

As our annual October show illustrates, making art doesn’t have to be so serious that you can’t have fun. Reserve a Thursday evening with up to 7 of your friends and learn how to paint with watercolors in Anne Brooke’s “Wine and Watercolor” workshop. All art supplies are provided, so simply bring your favorite wine and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy painting in a social atmosphere! $25 per person, vaccination required.

Local Artists: Art Presence has studio spaces available in our Loft. The benefits are many, with reasonable month-to-month rent, convenient location, your own key and water. Please contact Anne Brooke to inquire.

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Request An Invite

Posted by on Sep 7, 2021 in Contact | 0 comments

Request an Invite for our next Arts & Letters conversation on Zoom!

Please complete the information in the form below and send a quick email to our coordinator to request your invite link. He will reply with your link as soon as possible.

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August 2021 Virtual Tour

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021 in Events, Virtual Tours | 1 comment

It’s here! Take a deep dive into our August 2021 virtual tour and see the many wonderful works of art on display through September 12! Remember to contact Anne Brooke with your inquiries: anne@brookewatercolor.com

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August 2021 Exhibits

Posted by on Aug 5, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Second Saturday ArtWalk | 2 comments

August 2021 Exhibits: Loving Souls, by Denali Grace
Loving Souls, by Denali Grace

Our August 2021 exhibits include an exhibit of member artworks, refreshed with new works, which continues through September 12.

August Guest Exhibit: Art Dreams, by Denise Kester

August 2021 exhibits also include a guest exhibit, Art Dreams, by Denise Kester, full time artist and author of the book, Drawing on the Dream. Art Dreams opens August 6 and continues through August 29.

“Using the medium of monoprinting, I draw from the dream and the dream draws from me. The stories and the art I reach for also reach for me. Together we create a visual story that is relevant to me and to the global community. I explore the connection and interconnection with the universe through art and dreams.” ~Denise Kester

Denise specializes in monoprint and monotype viscosity printing as well as drawing and painting. Learn more about the artist and see more of her work at https://drawingonthedream.com.

August Second Saturday ArtWalk and Special Art Sale

This month’s Second Saturday ArtWalk takes place on Saturday, August 14 from 3–6 pm. Looks for yellow flags identifying participating merchants with artists showing their creations inside their stores on California Street. More artists will demonstrate their talents at various outdoor locations. The gallery will be open late with an artist reception from 3–6pm.

The following day, Sunday, August 15, is a special art sale on the Art Presence Art Center lawn featuring artists who participated in the August ArtWalk. The gallery is now open at 10am on Sundays to accommodate visitors to the Sunday Farmers Market.

To inquire about the art that captivates you or schedule a private gallery viewing, contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or anne@brookewatercolor.com. We will post a virtual tour as soon as it is available. Thank you for supporting Art Presence Art Center!

August Arts & Letters Hiatus

Please note that there will be no August Arts & Letters conversation, but it will resume on September 24 with Ginna Gordon’s Humming in Spanish, the next novel in her Lavendula series. Stay tuned for announcements! NOTE: We received word from Ginna on August 19 that dues to COVID-related circumstances on the printing and distribution levels, her book will not be published on time. Therefore, she is postponing her planned launch on September 24 until these issues are resolved.

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