Events

SO Plein Air 2018 Comes to Art Presence Tomorrow!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

On Thursday, June 21, and Friday June 22 artists throughout the Rogue Valley paint en plein air as part of the Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 event. The event is sponsored and produced by the Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon and Central Art Supply.

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 Public Events

Artist painting En Plein Air for the Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 eventSO Plein Air 2018 concludes on Saturday, June 23rd, at Art Presence Art Center. Art Presence is located at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. At 9:30 am artists participate in a Quick Paint competition—super fun to watch! Quick Paint continues until 11:30 am.

Paintings created for the “Petit Pleintures, En Plein Air” show will be on display on the front lawn of Art Presence all day long. Petit Pleintures is a show of small plein air works. All paintings will be 16″ AT MOST in any dimension and created in the last year and a half. Oils are painted on minimum 1 1/2″ gallery wrapped canvas with painted edges, and watercolors are properly matted and framed under glass or plexiglass. Don’t miss it! Petite Pleintures pieces are available for purchase June 23 from 10 am–5 pm ONLY!!

All paintings submitted for jurying will be on display inside the gallery for the “En Plein Air” show. The En Plein Air exhibition of the work of southern Oregon’s finest plein air painters continues through July 29, 2018.

Nationally known plein air artist and SO Plein Air 2018 juror Aimee Erickson demonstrates her plein air skills from 12:30–2:30 pm. This demonstration is open to the public.

Awards Ceremony and Reception for the Artists

After Aimee’s demo, stay for the Awards Ceremony and Artists Reception from 3–5 pm. While mingling with talented artists, you should have many opportunities to discuss painting with the participants and perhaps even with the juror! This is your chance to see all the winning paintings. View the show and make arrangements to purchase your favorite.

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Gardens Gone Wild! May 2018 Art Exhibit

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

Gardens Gone Wild!

watercolor of a girl watering her garden by Anthony Laenen

“Watering Girl” watercolor by Anthony Laenen

Our member artists offer florals, paintings of gardens, and more to brighten your environment in a new exhibition, “Gardens Gone Wild.” The show opens May 4 and continues through June 17.

 

Free Concert Series

Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

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.” Matt and Rebecca Stuart dedicate their lives and talent to “sharing the passionate language of music, from our hearts to yours.” Don’t miss their musical performances, taking place on Sundays from 2–4 pm on:

  • June 3
  • August 12
  • October 14
  • December 9

New Member ~ New Career

Art Presence introduces painter, sculptor and traditional animator Phillip Young. He completed his service in the US Army—working as an Army artist—and earned his undergraduate degree in Illustration through the G.I. Bill. Then he was hired as a trainee animator by Disney Studios in Burbank, CA. Phillip progressed to Feature Animator, earning seventeen screen credits in some of Disney’s most successful animated features. Later, he also earned a Master’s in Sequential Art while teaching animation, fine art and illustration. Now he has found his way back to painting, with a focus on scenic, figurative and mythological themes. We’re confident you will admire Phillip’s paintings! A lifelong artist, you can learn more about Phil’s background in the post below.

 

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April 2018 Events at Art Presence Art Center

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

April Events at Art Presence Art Center

The Poet’s Palette Continues…

Art Presence invites you to enjoy the second month of this fantastic exhibition! Come in to the gallery and consider a purchase from the selection of poetically beautiful works on display now through Sunday, April 29.

Art Presence Sponsors Poetry on the Loose for National Poetry Month

On Saturday, April 28, look for Art Presence members randomly stopping people on the streets of Jacksonville to ask if they want to hear a poem! Poets running wild around town are highly unusual. But when they do appear, they raise the art up to the light and offer its vast treasures to their audience who, in the hearing, complete the great circle of the poetic art. Without others’ ears to hear, the poet’s spoken words would not be transferred into sound and that particular beauty, that shining gift would not exist. Yes, the printed pages might be found lying around a hundred years from now, but the exquisite beauty and power of poetry spoken would be lost.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Exhibits of paintings by Delores Ribal are available for viewing at Pioneer Village and Medford Public Library.

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The Poet’s Palette and more March Exhibits

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Events, 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 | 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 | 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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