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in Jacksonville, Oregon

2018 October Imaginarium Opening Day! Reception tomorrow!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Events, Featured, October Creative Challenge | 0 comments

2018 October Imaginarium Poster: 2018 October Imaginarium Opening Day! Reception tomorrow!

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Pam Formeller Author Reading

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Author Readings, Events, Featured | 0 comments

Pam Formeller Author Reading: Image of the cover of Miracle on Fifth, new children's book by Pamilla Formeller

Pam Formeller Author Reading

Art Presence Art Center invites you to come to Pam Formeller’s author reading on Friday, the 12th of October at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Based on true events, the book is a Christmas story about a musically talented little boy who, with God’s support, performs a miracle on Christmas Eve.

Pam has written for several California newspapers and been editor of various trade association magazines.

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Minstrel Streams Live Concert Series – FREE!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Minstrel Streams Live Concert Series

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

Minstrel Streams perform a series of free concerts at Art Presence this year. Sergey Oreshkin—whose blog, Ascentor, offers music reviews—says Minstrel Streams “speaks the language of music…you just have to listen to hear words in your heart…weaving subtle and elegant sound patterns through threads of classical, Baroque, Renaissance, Romanticism, and Celtic folk music.”  Don’t miss their musical performances on Sundays from 2–3 pm!

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. Matt and Rebecca dedicate their lives and talent to “sharing the passionate language of music, from our hearts to yours.”

We are proud to host Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams, who perform a live concert of their original music on Sundays from 2–3 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! Please visit our event post for more concert dates and to learn more about Minstrel Streams!

Bill Binkelman of Zone Music Reporter says of the musical duo, “While listening… I recalled many classic recordings from the days of both Windham Hill and Narada in that the music has that ‘classic’ acoustic sound present on both labels, especially at their outset. There is a sonic richness and an emotional depth present here that goes beyond just ‘good music and well played.’”

“While listening… I recalled many classic recordings from the days of both Windham Hill and Narada in that the music has that ‘classic’ acoustic sound present on both labels, especially at their outset. There is a sonic richness and an emotional depth present here that goes beyond just ‘good music and well played.’” ~ Bill Binkleman, Zone Music Reporter

Sure, if you’ve been into the gallery on a weekend or for a reception, you’ve heard our dear friends play. However, this concert series is the first time they’ve played at the gallery where their music is the main focus.

Minstrel Streams’ mission is to promote peace, love, joy, healing, and mercy through music. Minstrel Streams will warm your hearts and souls. Come to Art Presence and share the experience! Whether you’ve missed their previous concerts at Art Presence or you attended and loved their music, please join us for a wonderful afternoon of beautiful music.

Save the dates so you can enjoy Minstrel Streams’ remaining FREE musical performances, taking place on Sundays from 2–3 pm on:

  • March 25
  • June 3
  • August 12
  • October 14
  • December 9
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Art Presence Local Authors Evening Readings

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

NEW Art Presence Local Authors Evening Readings  to Begin with Pam Formeller

We are pleased to kick off our new Art Presence Local Authors Evening Readings with Pam Formeller, author of Miracle on Fifth, a children’s Christmas book featuring a little boy named Andy who, along with some interesting friends, plots to save their church from demolition. Join Pam Formeller Friday, October 12 at 5pm for snacks, champagne and a good story.

Coming November 9: Sharon Mehdi will read from The Great Grandmother Gathering and Eleanor Bobbin.

In January, David and Ginna Gordon will speak about the Ins and Outs of Indie Publishing, date to be determined.

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2018 Angels Show Call to Artists

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Featured, Opportunities | 0 comments

Angels Show Call to Artists - Image of painting entitled Christmas in Jacksonville, depitcing a festive herald angel flying over the snow-covered town of Jacksonville, Or, by Katharine Gracey

The Angels show has a new home! After a change in their own art situation, yet with a lingering desire to see this show continue, the GoodBean passed the baton to Art Presence Art Center. 2018 will be the 6th annual exhibition of angel art.

2018 Angels Show Call to Artists

Art Presence, in conjunction with Southern Oregon Artists Resource, announces their 2018 Angels Show call to artists! The call is for angel art to be included in this year’s holiday exhibition, to be exhibited during December 2018.

As with previous shows, we are looking for for artists’ INTERPRETATIONS of angels. We have seen such an amazing variety of angels in past shows, from abstract and impressionist to classical realism and traditional/religious angels. We prefer new angels, but invite prior year’s artists and their angels to return. The gallery has pedestals available, so 3D angels are no longer a display challenge! Show us your freestanding angels as well as 2D wall art in your choice of medium.

Show Us Your Angels!

Please fill out the application form below and submit images of your angel art to gallery director Anne Brooke at anne@brookewatercolor.com. Anne will be happy to answer any questions not addressed on the form. Submissions are not technically juried, but they are reviewed to prioritize them in case we run out of space. If you’re okay with us using the image of your angel in promotions for the show, please let us know. Planning to paint an angel to submit? Please notify us in advance so we can plan for space to include your angel in the show.

Details & Show Schedule

  • Submission Deadline: November 12, 2018
  • Artwork Delivery:November 23-25, 11am – 5pm each day.
  • Art Hanging: November 29
  • Show Opens: November 29
  • Reception: December 1
  • Art Takedown: December 30
  • All pieces must be for sale and ready to hang, with wire for two dimensional pieces and bases for three dimensional pieces.
  • All Angels will remain in the gallery until the end of the exhibit.

THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for answering our call! We can’t wait to see your angels.

Please share our 2018 Angels Show Call to Artists with artist friends and fellow members of artist groups who might like to participate. We also invite you to share it in your newsletters, online announcements and artist group meetings.

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Jacksonville: People, Places and Things

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Events, Member Shows, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The member artists of Art Presence Art Center are back! After a long hiatus during which local plein air works reveled in the gallery’s spotlight, our members are excited to show you their works celebrating the every day beauty and charm of life in Jacksonville, Oregon.  The show opens Friday, August 31 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September, ending on Sunday, September 30.

Join us for a festive reception celebrating the artists behind Jacksonville: People, Places and Things, as well as guest artist Dan Mish and our recently renovated gallery space! Come to the gallery at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, OR on Saturday, September 1, from 1–3 pm. Chat with the artists over hors d’oeuvres catered by Bella Union and champagne, listen to beautiful live music by Minstrel Streams, enjoy an early look at our September exhibitions and celebrate our new interior!

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Life Left Undone, Special Guest Exhibit of Works by Dan Mish

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

In September, Art Presence Art Center unveils our much-anticipated exhibition of mixed media paintings by our first official special guest artist, Dan Mish. His pieces are quite large, making them excellent candidates for centerpiece of a spacious room in your home or office.

A fine artist for over 30 years, Dan’s art has been featured in major galleries in the United States and his paintings appear in many art collections worldwide, including those of more than a few Hollywood celebrities.

A review from one of his selected exhibitions at G3 Fine Art International observes that “Mish’s intimate and personal work hints at glorifying the sorrowful things that life has a continual desire to forget. There is a sweetness and a melancholy pervading the work that passes over us like a shadow before bathing us in warm sunlight.” We believe that you, too, will find a depth of meaning that moves you in Dan’s collection of fine art works and hope that one of them will find a new home with you.

Learn more about the artist and see an online gallery of his work at DanMish.com.

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