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Fluid Art with Brenda Mills Brannan July 2022

Posted by on Jun 27, 2022 in Classes, Featured | 0 comments

Fluid Art with Brenda Mills Brannan

February 2022 Exhibits: Members Show - Summer Heat, by Brenda Mills Brannan - Flluid art with Brenda Mills Brannan
Summer Heat, by Brenda Mills Brannan

Did you miss Brenda’s class the first time around? Fluid Art with Brenda Mills Brannan is back for July 2022. In this class, you can enjoy learning about the techniques artists use to produce Fluid Art with plenty of time to practice them yourself! Art Presence member artist Brenda Mills Brannan wants to share her experiences, inspire you, and let you, too, experience the challenge and fun of fluid art. Join her on four Wednesdays—July 13th, 20th, 27th, and August 3rd—from 1:00 to 3:30. All skill levels of painters are welcome. Visit Brenda’s website to see gorgeous paintings created with these fluid art techniques.

Cost: $100
Minimum 6 students, maximum of 8.
Supplies: Some supplies are provided; upon registration, a list of additional supplies you’ll need for this class will be sent to you.

July 13th, 1-3:30 pm:  Fluid Art Technique: Alcohol Ink. One-hour demonstration. A small hands-on project for the last 1 1/2 hours.
July 20th, 1-3:30 pm:  Fluid Art Technique: Acrylic Pour. One-hour demonstration. A small hands-on project July 27th, 1-3:30 pm:  Fluid Art Technique: Resin Painting. One-hour demonstration. A small hands-on project for the last 1 1/2 hours.
August 3rd, 1-3:30 pm:  Q&A session on Fluid Art Techniques, plus time to catch up on your projects.

Call 541-941-7057 to register!

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July Guest Artist Diana Rasmussen

Posted by on Jun 27, 2022 in Featured, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

Our July Guest Artist Diana Rasmussen is back with “Landscapes of the Heart!” You may remember her gorgeous display of hand-sewn kimonos a while back. Now she’s offering a collection of quilted textile art that will captivate your imagination with the gorgeous imagery and powerful messages she creates with fabric and thread. See her exhibition at Art Presence Art Center from Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 31.

Here is a preview of what you can expect to see in Rasmussen’s show of fine textile art:

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August Summer Art Camp!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2022 in Classes, Featured, Workshops | 0 comments

August Summer Art Camp!

In our August Summer Art Camp, aspiring artists ages 7–11 can explore foundational visual art skills with Brooke Nuckles Gentekos. These young artists will make original works of art with quality art materials under Brooke’s experienced and joyful instruction.

In this Fine Art Summer Camp, we will DRAW still life, PAINT self-portraits, SCULPT with wire and found objects, and CREATE collaborative murals, mandalas, and installation art. We will host an artist reception on the final day with the campers’ art on display!

When: Monday through Friday, August 1–5 from 9 am to 11:30 am
Where: Upstairs classroom at Art Presence Art Center
Instructor: Brooke Nuckles Gentekos
Cost: $150 + $25 materials fee
Registration: (541) 941-7057
Space is limited to 10 participants – Call to register your children today!

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July 2022 Arts & Letters – Author Lynn Ransford

Posted by on Jun 24, 2022 in Arts & Letters Zoom Chats, Events, Featured | 0 comments

July 2022 Arts & LettersA Conversation with Author Lynn Ransford

July 2022 Arts & Letters announcement- Lynn Ransford discusses her book, Grandma tell me a story...about critters

The July 2022 Arts & Letters livestream from Art Presence Art Center, hosted by Ginna BB Gordon, features Southern Oregon author Lynn Ransford reading from her new book. Join us at 5 pm on Friday, July 8, to listen in on the conversation and participate with your questions.

Grandma, Tell Me a Story…About Critters is the second volume in Lynn Ransford’s delightful series of true stories intended for readers of all ages—the tales her grandchildren want to hear about over and over.

“Critter” tells us about Lynn’s experiences as a school teacher committed to teaching kids about life science. You’ll learn how to feed a snake, about when she spilled a zillion baby crickets on the rug, and what happens when a stink bug is teased.

In this delightful book of stories, you will read about Queenie the King Snake, Gus the Guinea Pig, Ted and Linoleum the Toads, rats, mice, moles, raccoons, a tarantula, an octopus, and many other colorful animal characters along with funny, sometimes poignant, human adventures.

To buy a copy of the book, please patronize your local bookstore. Follow this link to search for your nearest independent bookstore.

Follow this link for more information about the book, and links to retailers.

About Author Lynn Ransford

Lynn Ransford grew up on a farm amongst a variety of animals. There, a little like Beverly Cleary’s Ramona, she often got into bits of trouble.

Now a retired teacher after 50 years in pre-school through University/Graduate level classrooms, Lynn writes the stories her students loved and the ones the grandchildren want to hear over and over. She has discovered that friends of all ages enjoy listening to these true tales.

An hour of conversation and readings with author Lynn Ransford image


Arts & Letters events livestream on Zoom. For best results, please install the free Zoom app on your computer or mobile device.

Only the hosts and guests are visible onscreen. Attendees will be invisible to the host and to each other.

We invite participants to type questions and comments into Zoom Chat during the presentation. The host relays your questions to the guest.

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June 2022 Arts & Letters Replay

Posted by on Jun 5, 2022 in Arts & Letters Zoom Chats, Featured | 0 comments

Did you miss our June 2022 Arts & Letters conversation on Zoom? East to understand, with springtime upon us with all its activities and demands. So we’ve posted a replay of this conversation, featuring seven of the Applegate Poets reading poetry from their new book, “Penned Up: Writing Out the Pandemic.” Enjoy this June 2022 Arts & Letters Replay video and try to join us live next time!

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June 2022 Virtual Exhibition

Posted by on Jun 5, 2022 in Featured, Virtual Tours | 0 comments

Enjoy the June 2022 virtual exhibition of art at Art Presence Art Center. Once you’ve had a look at all we have on offer this month, then come to the gallery and see what captures your heart in person. Note: you might return home with a gorgeous piece of art!

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Posted by on Jun 2, 2022 in News | 0 comments

JOB OPENING: Executive Director for Established Art Center

Art Presence Art Center’s job opening offers a leadership role as the first paid staff with a ten-year-old art center that includes a fine art gallery, gift shop, and education program.

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) salaried position.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of the Art Center’s Board of Directors but will serve as the public face of the organization. Development of new programs and events is encouraged.

Responsibilities include:

– Oversee day-to-day operations including facility maintenance, scheduling, and special events.
– Maintain strong communication with member artists and authors, the business community, donors, and patrons.
– Work with webmaster to maintain current information available on the website and social media.
– Maintain a database of interested patrons and donors.
– Develop a solid donor base and business sponsors.
– Develop future programming and operational improvement recommendations for the board to consider.

While the successful applicant does not need to be an artist or author, a strong interest in these creative pursuits is essential. Prior experience working in a gallery setting or as an administrator in a non-profit organization is a plus.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Art Presence Art Center
PO Box 1925
Jacksonville, OR 97530

Or email them to artpresence2012@gmail.com.

Only applications received by June 30, 2022, will be considered. 

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