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The Poet’s Palette and more March Exhibits

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Events, Featured, Member Shows, Pioneer Village Exhibits | 0 comments

The Poet’s Palette

Our March-April 2018 exhibition, “The Poet’s Palette,” opens Friday, March 2, with a reception on Saturday, March 3 from 1–3 pm, running through Sunday, April 29.

Art Gala Featuring Delores Ribal

the Poet's Palette and more March news : Painting by Delores Ribal

Painting by Delores Ribal

Join  us for an artist reception honoring featured artist Delores Ribal at Pioneer Village on Wednesday, March 14, from 4:30–6:30 pm. Pioneer Village always sets out a festive spread, so come and meet Delores while you enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and live music and view a wonderful collection of her paintings. Enter Pioneer Village’s drawing for dinner for two at the Jacksonville Inn. They will also accept donations for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Everyone is welcome to attend this reception; please RSVP to 541-899-6825.

The subjects for Ribal’s bold watercolor paintings come from camping and backpacking trips in her youth. Delores originally worked with still-life displays and models, only finding her style after attending an abstract workshop. “My experiences, exploration, and finding out what happens—even accidentally—is more exciting. I just take a chance and let the paint work for me.”

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

These exhibits of works by Art Presence members are currently available for viewing:

  • Paintings by Dolores Ribal at Pioneer Village.
  • Paintings by Dolores Ribal at the Medford Public Library through March.

Please see our Events and Exhibits calendar for more events you won’t want to miss in March 2018!

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Celebrate the Shamrock at Art Presence!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

St Patrick's Day at Art Prewsence - Celebrate the Shamrock with us and enter to win this basket of art valued at $350!!

Celebrate the Shamrock at Art Presence!

Art Presence Art Center is participating in the Celebrate the Shamrock event in Jacksonville on March 17, 2018 from noon to 7:00 pm. Come in to the gallery and enter our drawing for a basket filled with artwork created by local artists, valued at $300 350!! Check the image below to see the contents of the basket you could win and come in to the gallery for a closer look! Click the image above for more information about this city-wide event.


Celebrate the Shamrock at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, OR on March 17 from noon to 7 pm! enter to win a basket filled with locally created art valued at $300!!

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Minstrel Streams Live Concert

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Minstrel Streams Live Concert

Minstrel Streams Live Concert - An Afternoon with Minstrel Streams - picture of Matt and REbecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams Small Treasures December Reception: New Members "Minstrel Streams" : PIcture of musicians Matt and Rebecca Stuart, new members of Art Presence

Musicians Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

Sure, if you’ve been into the gallery on a weekend or for a reception, you’ve heard our dear friends play. But they have a new CD out, and this is the first time they’ve played at the gallery where their music is the main focus.

Minstrel Streams (Matt and Rebecca Stuart) is a husband/wife musical duo. Matt plays piano/keyboards and acoustic guitar; and Rebecca plays flute and Native American flutes. Their inspirational music has been described as a blend of classical, folk, and world music.  They are musician/composers and recording artists.

We are proud to host Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams, who perform a live concert of their original music on Sunday, March 25 from 2–4 pm. Their critically acclaimed CD “New Horizon,” a GRAMMY contender released in 2014, was recorded at Will Ackerman’s legendary Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont, reaching a global audience with radio airplay around the world…and becoming a hit on Pandora and Music Choice “Soundscapes.”  We hope “Owyhee,” their new DVD, will achieve this status and even greater. Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music with Minstrel Streams!

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Upcoming Plein Air Workshops!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Events, News, Workshops | 0 comments

We would like to share two plein air workshops sponsored by the Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon and Central Art Supply that you might be interested in attending.

Both workshops take place in June 2018. “En Plein Air” with Aimee Erickson runs June 18–20, and “Watercolor En Plein Air” with Vinita Pappas on June 18-19. To be eligible for either workshop you must be registered for the 2018 Southern Oregon Plein Air event. Registration for both workshops begins on March 1, 2018. More details in the flyers below:

Upcoming plein air workshops - Watercolor En Plein Air with Vinita Pappas Upcoming plein air workshops - En Plein Air with Aimee Erickson


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Naked Art 2018 ~ No Mats, No Frames, Big Savings!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in Member Shows, Naked Art | 0 comments

Naked Art 2018 : Naked Art 2017: No Mats, No Frames ~ Great Deals! at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon. Image by Tom Glassman

Naked Art: No Mats, No Frames ~ Big Savings! at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon. Image by Tom Glassman

Naked Art 2018

2018 marks our fourth annual Naked Art show exhibit of unmounted, unframed works of fine art at more affordable prices. Take your art finds home when you purchase them & use the money you’ve saved to frame your new art your way.

Say it in Six

In our front gallery, the Calligraphers’ Guild presents 28 pieces that tell a story in six words and vibrant visuals. Reception

This month’s artist reception takes place Saturday, February 3, from 1-3 pm, with live music by Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Stream. Author reading by Christin Lore Weber from her newly published book “Widow’s Walk.” This is the first opportunity to purchase Christin’s book locally!

Both shows continue through Sunday, Feb. 25.

New Art Presence Boutique

In this newly opened section of the Main Gallery our artists present unique handcrafted pieces by Art Presence members, including small fine art, jewelry, greeting cards, and a variety of 3D works. These small to medium-size artworks will make great gifts for any occasion, any time of the year.

Painted fan - Alexey Huanchong

Painted fan by Alexey Huanchong

Welcome, Year of the Dog!

We have more going on this month with special activities, talks, and an artist demonstration on the art of Chinese brush painting as part of the City of Jacksonville’s Chinese New Year Celebration happening on February 17!


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Holiday Treasures 2017

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Member Shows | 0 comments

Holiday Treasures

Our December exhibit is Holiday Treasures, featuring a wide range of creative works selected for their suitability as gifts. The show dates are December 1–31. You’ll find many artistic treasures that will be the perfect gift for loved ones and colleagues this holiday season.  A collection of Dolores Ribal’s new works are also on exhibit in the main gallery. With hand-carved miniature carousel horses to glass art, fabric art, jewelry and fine art, this show has it all for the holidays! Take your treasures home at the time of purchase to wrap and give.

Color Historic Jacksonville

Holiday Treasures 2017 : Color HIstoric Jacksonville, coloring book by Anne Brooke, cover image : Color HIstoric Jacksonville, newly published coliring book by Anne Brooke - front cover


Anne Brooke’s newly published coloring book is now available for purchase! “Color Historic Jacksonville” is 8 1/2” by 8 1/2”, which can be colored with your choice of colored pencil, crayon, marker or oil pastel, and costs $19.95. All proceeds from the sale of “Color Historic Jacksonville” benefit Art Presence Art Center.

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Color Historic Jacksonville!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Featured, News | 3 comments

Color HIstoric Jacksonville, newly published coliring book by Anne Brooke - front cover

Color Historic Jacksonville, a uniquely local coloring book by Anne Brooke, Art Presence Founder and member artist, will be available for purchase during our Holiday Treasures exhibition in December. Color Historic Jacksonville is published by David and Ginna Gordon of Lucky Valley Press, a Jacksonville-based publisher. The pages of this 8 1/2” by 8 1/2” coloring book can be colored with colored pencil, crayon, marker or oil pastel. The coloring book sells for $19.95. Stop by the gallery on Friday, December 1 and be among those who get the first look, or join us at the reception on Saturday, December 2 from 1 to 3 pm.

Color Historic Jacksonville will be the perfect gift for this year’s holiday giving…lure friends and family from elsewhere to come for a visit or delight those closer to home with a chance to make their own historic Jacksonville artwork…with Anne’s outlines to guide the way!

Pictured above is a mockup of the front cover, and below is the back cover.

Color HIstoric Jacksonville, newly published coliring book by Anne Brooke - back cover

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