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in Jacksonville, Oregon

March ZoomRoom: EA Luetkemeyer’s Author Reading

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Please visit again to register for EA Luetkemeyer’s Author Reading!

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February 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Events, Featured, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 4 comments

The gallery is now open on a limited basis. February hours are 1–5pm every Friday and Saturday. We carefully follow all CDC guidelines, so social distancing and masks are required and hand sanitizer is available.

“In The Beginning,” image by Vivian McAleavey

This month’s exhibit in the Main Gallery is a collection of new works by Art Presence Art Center members. This show opens Friday, February 5 and continues through Sunday, March 28.

Our Guest Exhibit is The Power of Pastel, a juried show of paintings by members of the Pastel Artists of Oregon (PAO). The show opens Friday, February 5 and remains on display through Sunday, February 28. PAO has more than 100 members from across Oregon. The exhibition, curated by noted local artist, Sue Bennett, showcases over 30 works by 21 artists. Be sure to click the images in the gallery above to see larger images of these gorgeous works.

The Power of Pastel celebrates the centuries-old art of pastel painting. Pastels are pigment held together with a binder in stick form. Pastel paintings are framed under glass to preserve the surface. Pastel paintings by masters such as Maurice Quentin de la Tour (1700s), Edgar Degas, James Abbott McNeil Whistler, William Merritt Chase (1800s), and Mary Cassatt (1900s) stand the test of time, with their colors remaining vibrant to this day.

If you feel more comfortable viewing the artworks on display from the safety and comfort of your home, please watch the virtual tour below. You can also contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to schedule a private gallery viewing.

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ZoomRoom Local Author Reading – Christin Lore Weber

Posted by on Jan 18, 2021 in Author Readings, Events, Featured | 15 comments

This year, Art Presence adds Zoom Room Local Author Readings to its growing list of online offerings. Join us at 5pm on the second Friday of each month to hear local authors read excerpts from their books; you can ask questions via the chat box.


On February 12, we present our first Art Presence Zoom Room Author Reading with Christin Lore Weber reading from her new novel, NO THIS BUT THIS. You can sign up for your reservation below.


Christin Lore Weber is an award-winning multi-genre author who lives and writes in the Upper Applegate mountains.  Weber was an LA TIMES “Best Books of 2000” author, INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES’ “Book Sense 76” pick, and PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY “First Fiction” choice, among others. She has written seventeen published books, and “No This But This” is her sixth novel. Please follow this link to register for Christin’s ZoomRoom reading at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/136340236317 It’s free!

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Gallery Open in February

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021 in Featured, News | 0 comments

We are delighted to announce that the gallery will be open in February on a limited basis. February hours are 1–5pm every Friday and Saturday.

We carefully follow all CDC guidelines, so social distancing and masks are required and hand sanitizer is available.

If you are being extra careful, you can still contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to schedule a private gallery viewing.

As soon as it’s ready, a virtual tour of the exhibition will be available at https://art-presence.org and the gallery’s Facebook page. You can also view our virtual tours on the Jacksonville Review’s website. Look for the Art Presence Art Center Virtual Tour image link in the sidebar at https://jacksonvillereview.com. There is also another link under Art in the main menu.

However you choose to enjoy our February art exhibitions, we hope to see you soon!

Art Presence Art Center gallery, image by Tom Glassman
Art Presence Art Center gallery, image by Tom Glassman
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Angels Show Virtual Exhibition Video

Posted by on Dec 9, 2020 in Angels Show, Events, Open Shows | 0 comments

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8th Annual Angels Show

Posted by on Dec 4, 2020 in Angels Show, Events, Open Shows | 0 comments

We are excited to announce the opening of the 8th Annual Angels Show at Art Presence Art Center! In September we sent out a call to artists to create angel art for this year’s exhibition. The pieces entered by members and artists who responded to our call are extraordinary, with a total of 36 works of art now on display. This year’s angels are revealed in both 2D and 3D artworks, including ceramic and assemblage sculptures and paintings from classical realism to abstract.

We are shooting our virtual tour of the show today and will post it here and on our Facebook page as soon as it’s ready.

Meanwhile, you might see an angel you would like to inquire about, or you might want to see the show in person even though the gallery is closed to the public due to current COVID-19 restrictions in Jackson county. Either way, please contact gallery director Anne Brooke at anne@brookewatercolor.com or call 541-941-7057 to make your inquiry, purchase and angel, or make an appointment for a private viewing of the show in the gallery. Patrons have found making appointments works well for them.

Below is a sneak peek at some of the angels you can expect to see in the show. We’re adding new angels every day as we feature them, so by Christmas all the angels in the show will be present here:

Remember that our Holiday show, “Season of Cheer,” featuring fine art in the main gallery and gift-worthy artisan treasures in the Galleria, continues through Sunday, December 27.

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Reminder: Angels Deadline November 25

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Angels Show, 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.

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