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October Virtual Exhibition

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Events, Featured, October Creative Challenge, Open Shows | 2 comments

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October Imaginarium 2020

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Featured, October Creative Challenge, Open Shows | 0 comments

“Light Up the Dark,” our October Imaginarium 2020 exhibition, opened Friday, September 18 and continues through Sunday, November 1. This year the exhibition is an illuminating display of fun and out-of-the-mainstream art featuring unique paintings, 3D assemblages, sculpture, textile art, ceramics, lamps, woodworking, and glass works from over 26 talented local artists.  Visitors can expect to see a range of one-of-a-kind, thought-provoking, elegant and whimsical pieces in this exhibit.

We’ve added two weeks to give viewers more time to enjoy this popular show.  Due to COVID-19 safety issues we will not host an opening reception this year. Please remember that the gallery is again closed on Thursdays through the Fall/Winter season. Our current hours are 11 am – 5 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come “Light Up the Dark” with us…it’s been a tough year. The show is aptly themed and the works are, too.

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2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2020 in Angels Show, Featured, Open Shows, Opportunities | 0 comments

2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

2020 Angels show call to artists

Many thanks to 2019 Angel Artist Katherine Bird for permission to use her angel from the show!

It’s that time again! Time to find your angel art or create something new and submit it in response to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource 8th annual 2020 Angels Show call to artists. Here’s the application form with rules and procedures that you can download and complete, then submit with your angel art at the gallery. Please include  titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.

We don’t ask for traditional representations of angels, though they are welcome. What we’re looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and look forward to seeing yours!

This year we’re changing things up a little for the Angels Show. First, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not plan to have a reception. However, the gallery will produce a virtual tour video that we will post widely across our websites and social networks. Second, to keep the works on display to the level that the gallery’s patrons have come to expect, the show is now juried. Finally, due to space limitations and our mutual desire to display every artist’s art without crowding, each artist will have a maximum of two pieces accepted. There is also a size limit of 48″ in any direction for all pieces. And we have to say this…all angels must be your own original artwork – no giclees, please! As always, all angels must remain on display until the show ends.

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

  1. Visit this link to 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 23, 24 or 25. **Be sure to wear your mask and be prepared to observe social distancing measures while in the gallery. Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk.
  4. Jurying takes place the week following Thanksgiving. Artists are then notified of the status of their work’s acceptance.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 4, 5 or 6.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 4 and continues through Sunday, December 27.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, December 28.

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.

**IMPORTANT! Please note that the gallery observes mandatory masking and social distancing guidelines. When you come to the gallery to drop off and pick up artwork, you must wear a mask and observe physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Artists manning the gallery are keeping everything clean and safe, and hand sanitizer is available at the front counter.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! In light of the difficulties this year has presented for all of us, angels are just the thing to wrap up the year. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show. Let’s make this is best angels show yet! Thank you so much for answering the 2020 Angels Show Call to Artists!

If you have any trouble at all with the pdf file below, please visit the call to artists at Southern Oregon Artists Resource or our Facebook page.

Download (PDF, 171KB)

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Lucy Warnick Guest Exhibit

Posted by on Aug 1, 2020 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

Lucy Warnick Guest Exhibit

Lucy Warnick was born in the Chicago area. She began her art education at the University of Illinois before moving to the northwest. Then, she studied at Oregon State University under Nelson Sandgren. Sandgren, introduced Lucy to painting outdoors, which is still the foundation of her work.

Lucy received a BFA in painting from the University of Oregon in 1974. She has worked as a teacher and arts administrator in Southern Oregon and Houston, Texas, as well as exhibiting her work throughout the country.

A Tribute to the Applegate and the Rogue by Lucy Warnick guest exhibit

“A Tribute to the Applegate and the Rogue,” by Lucy Warnick

Artist Statement

About her work, Lucy tells us, “I love painting the natural world. My focus is light, movement and color whether my subject is landscape, still life, the figure, or abstraction. Long days spent in new or familiar places fuel my imagination. In my studio I begin new paintings or re-work images by adding texture and layers. The energy and struggle of my exploration is essential to my process.

“The pleasure of painting on location is enhanced by joining like-minded painters who are also ecstatic at the prospect of painting in remarkable landscapes, watching nature change all around us. Each year I join a group of painters at the coast. I first painted with many of them when I joined Nelson Sandgren’s painting class at Oregon State University in 1971. We brave the elements, engage in conversation about each other’s work and laugh with the joy and mess of it all. Nelson’s son Erik Sandgren now heads up the group. Erik provides structure by sending out the itinerary of sites where we meet. This yearly adventure at the central Oregon coast has been a big factor in my development as a painter.

“I am often drawn to rivers in Oregon for subject matter. There are magical places that I have returned to in all seasons over many years. I am happy to include some of these paintings as a tribute to the Applegate and Rogue Rivers at Art Presence Art Center.”

View our Lucy Warnick Guest Exhibit on the back wall of the gallery every Thursday–Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm from August 2 through September 13.

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July 2020 Virtual Exhibition

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Events, Member Shows | 1 comment

Art Presence invites you to its July 2020 Virtual Exhibition, our first virtual tour of the gallery. We hope that all art lovers who cannot make it into the gallery to see this month’s show in person will enjoy viewing it online. If you spot a work you’d like more closely or would like more information about it, please contact gallery director Anne Brooke at anne@brookewatercolor.com

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Gallery Reopening Tomorrow!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events, Member Shows | 2 comments

Art Presence is delighted to announce our gallery reopening tomorrow!

Attend our gallery reopening tomorrow, Thursday, July 1! We’re keeping the Four “C’s”—Close Contact, Confined Spaces, Crowds and Choices—in mind. As a result, we will use CDC guidelines to welcome patrons for an art experience extraordinaire. We’re eager to return to the gallery and share the creative delights our members offer!

When you come to the gallery, please remember your mask. The Governor of Oregon has announced that all people 12 and older must wear masks in public indoor spaces, and this includes art galleries. Face coverings are required for indoor public spaces in every county effective July 1st. Children under 12 years of age, as well as people with a disability or a medical condition that prevent them from wearing a face covering, are not required to wear one.

Members Exhibit, Summer Daze

A new collection of sun-drenched art by Art Presence members awaits your consideration! Here’s a sampling of what you can expect to find in the Main Gallery this month:

Guest Exhibit – The Artists Workshop

The Artists Workshop began over 35 years ago by a few artists desiring the camaraderie of others while painting at locations around the Rogue Valley and an annual show of their work. Our guest artists for the month of July, the group presents works by 22 Artists Workshop members. After many decades of steadily producing and showing top quality fine art together, this is the final show of the Artists Workshop. It’s spectacular, so don’t miss it! Check out this gallery with some of the fabulous works of art that Artists Workshop members offer here.:

Summer Hours

Please note that we have extended our opening days to four through September. Consequently, we are now open Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm each day.

Looking forward:

  • Our first Wine and Watercolor session with Anne Brooke is on September 16!
  • Lucy Warnick will be our guest artist for August and part of September.

 

 

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Gallery Closure

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in News | 0 comments

After listening to members who are self-quarantining due to the coronovirus and those who are following instructions from the CDC and WHO, we have decided to close the gallery until further notice. Signs on both doors say “Because of recommendations by the CDC and WHO, Art Presence Art Center is Closed. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.”
We will continue to pay attention to what is going on in our community. And we’ll be sure to let you know when the gallery reopens.
 
This is sad for all of the artists participating in this exhibit but we hope everyone will understand. Please visit the websites of our member artists, which you can find in the sidebar on the right and on the Member Contact Info page.
 
Let’s all stay home and, if you are so inclined, “Do Art!”
Anne Brooke
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