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Second Saturday Art Walk

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Artist Demonstrations, Classes, Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Second Saturday Art Walk will be held on July 13th in Jacksonville Oregon.  Don’t miss incredible art and wine.  Look for the neon green pennants to find participating businesses and join in the fun.

Art Presence Art Center will feature Anne Brooke providing a quick lesson in Color Theory, 30 minute sessions that come with a hand-out.  Even if you aren’t an artist, this is an opportunity to see why some colors fool the eye into movement and what it takes to make neutrals.

The neon green pennant will be at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville Oregon, call 541-941-7057 for more information

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Author Reading

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center invites you to join Susan Wrona as she reads from her book of poetry, “Radiant Cup”.  This is on June 14th at 5:00 in the classroom at Art Presence Art Center at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville.  Refreshments will be served.  Call 541-941-7057 for more information.

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ART PRESENCE 2019 CALL TO ARTISTS

Posted by on Jun 9, 2019 in Opportunities | 1 comment



2019 Oct Imaginarium call to artists and applicationArt Presence Art Center’s 2019 call to artists for October Imaginarium show is on! This year’s theme is Mischief & Magic.  Both 2D and 3D artwork welcome for the main gallery show and artisan pieces in the same theme for the Galleria. Application fee is $30, and the deadline is Thursday, August 1, 2019. This is an open show, and always heavily visited for maximum exposure of your artwork! To enter, please download and print the entry form above and send to Leona Sewitsky, PO BOx 1895, Jacksonville, OR, 97530.

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Jacksonville Art Walk

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Anne Brooke will be demonstrating “negative painting” in watercolor during the Jacksonville Art Walk, the Second Saturday of June from 5 to 7 at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. 5th Street.  Look for the neon green pennant at the front door and join her.

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May-June Exhibit and Reception: Peaceful Garden

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Events, Featured, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows | 0 comments

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May-June Exhibit and Receptions: Peaceful Garden

Peaceful Garden, our May members’ spring exhibition, and A Season of Kimono, a guest exhibit of handcrafted kimonos by Diana Rasmussen, opened on Friday, May 3 at 11:00 am.

For June, Peaceful Garden continues and we have two consecutive guest exhibits for you to enjoy. In conjunction with the 2019 Southern Oregon Plein Aire event, the faculty of the event exhibit works of their own on the back wall of the main gallery on Friday, June 7. The show officially opens Saturday, June 8, with a reception from 1-3 pm. From Friday, June 21, through month’s end, a show of works by the juried exhibitors takes their place. In addition, more works by juried exhibitors will be displayed on the lawn on June 21.

The shows are open for viewing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through June 30.

Don’t miss “View from the Cemetery” and more works by new member Desmond Serratore in this show!

Join us for an artist reception on Saturday, June 8 from 1–3 pm. The gallery will remain open for the Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk from 5–7pm the same day

May Author Reading with Peggy Dover

Come to the gallery for a special author reading! Peggy Dover, writer for the Medford Mail-Tribune, Jacksonville Review and Southern Oregon Wine Scene, reads from her book, “Trips and Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns for the Mail Tribune,” on May 10 at 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

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The overwhelming response to Anne Brooke’s Basic Drawing for Adults classes prompted us to add a third session from June 17 through July 22. Adult classes will take place on Mondays from 3:00–4:30 pm. The fee to participate is at your discretion. Moreover, it’s time for children age 6–12 to register for our FREE Drawing for Youth class. Youth classes take place on Tuesdays from 5:30–7:00 pm. Session 1 runs June 11– July 16 and Session 2 runs July 30–September 3. Taught by the talented Brooke Nuckles, former Education Director for Rogue Gallery and Art Center, the class and provided materials are made possible by a grant from the Haines and Friends Foundation. Join those who have already joined our adult and youth drawing classes for safe, fun and effective classes with experienced art teachers! Stop by the gallery or call Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to sign up. Add this to your calendar!

Art Presence Art Center, Miner’s Bazaar, and more are working toward an Art Amble revival! We still have details to work out, but most California Street business owners are on board. We expect the new Jacksonville art walk to take place from 5–7 pm on the second Saturday of each month.

Remember to mark your calendars for a show of works from the 2019 Southern Oregon Plein Air event in mid to late June. Our July Guest Artist is Ken Gregg, who presents “A Year in Jacksonville, a Story in Photography,” his recently published book of photography. Details coming soon.

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Peggy Dover Author Reading May 10!

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Peggy Dover Author Reading May 10!

Peggy Dover author reading May 10, 2019 at 5pm
Peggy Dover author reading May 10, 2019

Peggy Dover, freelance writer/columnist, has enjoyed living in the beautiful Rogue Valley for 35 years. Her weekly column, Southern Oregon Journal, publishes in the Sunday edition of the Mail Tribune newspaper in print and online. Dover is a contributing features writer for Southern Oregon Wine Scene magazine and the Jacksonville Review. Her recent book, Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns is available in softcover and e-book through RebelHeart Books in Jacksonville, The Crown Jewel in Ashland, WinterRiver Books in Bandon, Rogue Art Gallery in Medford, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. There are also copies available through the Jackson County Library system.

Trips & Tangents

More than a tour guide, Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns brings the people, places and lifestyle of Southern Oregon into focus in a humorous and personal way. This eclectic mix includes 101 favorite columns written over the past five years. T & T is broken neatly into four sections–Day Trips & Discovery, Meditations & Musings, Heroes & Characters, and Just for Laughs. Each bite-sized story serves up humor or pathos amid real life in our Southern Oregon communities. Come along on a visit to the wild and rugged coastal beaches, discover the Bigfoot Brownie near Prospect, become hopelessly lost in a corn maze, and confront a giant nutcracker. Dover takes you along on her personal escapades. While offering the tourist or newcomer real examples of local must-see activities, locals may gain fresh insight.

Author Reading

On May 10th at 5:00 pm, Peggy reads from her book, Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns, at Art Presence Art Center. Wine, cheese and crackers served.  For more information, please call 541-941-7057.
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Poets on the Loose – Saturday April 13, 2019

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Events, Poets on the Loose | 0 comments

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Come to Jacksonville for Poets on the Loose 2019 on Saturday, April 13

Poets on the Loose in Jacksonville! Anne Brooke reads a poemt to two ladies taking a break from shopping on California Street

Anne Brooke reads a poem to two ladies taking a break from shopping on California Street during the 2018 event.

Poets on the Loose 2019 takes place on Saturday, April 13 in downtown Jacksonville, Oregon. People had so much fun during our first event last year that we’re bringing it back to celebrate National Poetry Month!

On Saturday, April 13, expect to see poets and poetry enthusiasts offering to read poems to random people on the street in downtown Jacksonville. When a poetry reader asks you, be ready to say Yes! Take a break, enjoy a free poetry reading, and take a copy of the poem home with you.

And have fun!!

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