Events

August Guest Artist Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Events, Featured, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

August Guest Artist Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

We would like to share with you a little about our distinguished August Guest Artist, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield.

Gienger-Stanfield’s studio is in the hills of Southern Oregon, where she holds weekly figurative sessions and teaches private lessons. She has taught workshops nationwide and has signature status with the American Impressionist Society, Pastel Society of America, and Northwest Pastel Society, and master signature status with Women Artists of the West.

Ilene’s first intensive studies were in portraiture, where her sensitivity to capturing the character of her subjects honed her drawing skills. Always open to learning, she then began observing subjects with a more abstract thought process, seeing only color, shapes, and how they fit together. This observation of shapes led to a broader range of subjects such as still life, landscape and figurative. Often Gienger-Stanfield does not know what she is painting, only the shapes she is painting. The last influential injection into Ilene’s current painting style was to strive for more original and clean color.

The combination of these influences—drawing, shape, and color—have led to a style that is “A space that is my own” quotes Gienger-Stanfield. With images pared down to the essentials, the viewer sees natural, simplistic, and truthful art.

Art Presence invites you to a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 3, from 1–3 pm. If you can’t make it, please save the date and come to the gallery for the Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk on August 10 from 5–7:30 pm.

Painting by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

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Celestial Journeys Exhibit and More July News

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019 in Events, Featured, Member Shows, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Celestial Journeys

Celestial Journeys, our show of art in a heavenly theme by Art Presence member artists, opens in the main gallery on Friday, July 5. Our guest exhibit for July is Jacksonville City Council member Ken Gregg, who shows images from his newly published small coffee table book, “A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs.”

Please join us for a reception for the artists on second Saturday, July 6, from 1–3pm, with wine tasting from Dancin Vineyards. Ken will sign the copy of the book you purchase.

Here are a few of the pieces you can expect to find in these exhibits:

Last Call for FREE Youth Drawing Class!

There is still room for children age 6–12 interested in learning the basics of drawing. Please register now to reserve their seat in Session 2 of our FREE Drawing for Youth class. Session 2 classes take place from 5:30–7:00 pm each Tuesday from July 30 through September 3. Brooke Nuckles, former Education Director for Rogue Gallery and Art Center, heads up this class. Provided materials are made possible by a grant from the Haines and Friends Foundation. Join us for safe, fun and effective classes with experienced art teachers! Stop by the gallery or call Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to sign up.

Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Art Presence will host the Chamber of Commerce mixer on Thursday, July 11, from 5– 7pm. The event will be catered by Bella Union.

Calls to Artists

Art Presence calls to artists for our annual October Creative Challenge, an open call for works that will be displayed in our October Imaginarium show. Find all the details in this post.

Art Presence calls to artists for the 7th Annual Angels Show, to be on exhibit as a guest show in December. Angel artists interested in participating in this year’s show should send an email to Anne Brooke to let her know. If you have angel art already prepared, please include images of the works you plan to enter. We will post more details as soon as more details are confirmed.

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A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg

Art Presence is delighted to announce that our guest artist for July is Jacksonville City Council member, Ken Gregg. Ken has recently published a book of photography capturing images of life in Jacksonville entitled, “A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs.” Art Presence is now carrying his book in our Authors section.

A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg

Guest Exhibit

Ken’s guest exhibit consists of the photographs that appear in his book. His show opens alongside our Celestial Journeys member exhibit on Friday, July 5. Please join us on Saturday, July 6, from 1–3 pm for an artist reception, during which Ken will sign the copies of his book you purchase. You will also be able to enjoy wine tasting by Dancin Vineyards.

About the Photographer

Kenneth Gregg was born in Los Angeles, California. At ten years old, his parents gave him a box Brownie camera. Within a year, he had built a darkroom in the home basement and was developing and printing his own black and white images. He pursued his passion for photography through high school and college. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1969, he traveled extensively as the catalogue photographer for the first ten years of The North Face outdoor equipment company.
After leaving The North Face, he turned his artistic endeavors toward pictorial photography of old California, self-publishing books on Santa Barbara and on the Santa Ynez Valley. Numerous corporations have purchased Gregg’s artwork for their collections. His work has also been used extensively for promotional brochures, calendars, greeting cards, book covers, and award-winning wine labels.
In 1991, he began selling his artwork for permanent decor to luxury hotels, such as the Four Seasons, Hyatt Regency and Wynn Resort Hotels, throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Russia, . He has continued to expand his sales in this area for the last 25 years. Now semi-retired, he has been focusing his attention on photographing what life looks like in the small historic town of Jacksonville.

 

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Second Saturday Art Walk

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Artist Demonstrations, Classes, Events | 0 comments

The Second Saturday Art Walk will be held on July 13th in Jacksonville Oregon.  Don’t miss incredible art and wine.  Look for the neon green pennants to find participating businesses and join in the fun.

Art Presence Art Center will feature Anne Brooke providing a quick lesson in Color Theory, 30 minute sessions that come with a hand-out.  Even if you aren’t an artist, this is an opportunity to see why some colors fool the eye into movement and what it takes to make neutrals.

The neon green pennant will be at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville Oregon, call 541-941-7057 for more information

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May-June Exhibit and Reception: Peaceful Garden

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows | 0 comments

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May-June Exhibit and Receptions: Peaceful Garden

Peaceful Garden, our May members’ spring exhibition, and A Season of Kimono, a guest exhibit of handcrafted kimonos by Diana Rasmussen, opened on Friday, May 3 at 11:00 am.

For June, Peaceful Garden continues and we have two consecutive guest exhibits for you to enjoy. In conjunction with the 2019 Southern Oregon Plein Aire event, the faculty of the event exhibit works of their own on the back wall of the main gallery on Friday, June 7. The show officially opens Saturday, June 8, with a reception from 1-3 pm. From Friday, June 21, through month’s end, a show of works by the juried exhibitors takes their place. In addition, more works by juried exhibitors will be displayed on the lawn on June 21.

The shows are open for viewing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through June 30.

Don’t miss “View from the Cemetery” and more works by new member Desmond Serratore in this show!

Join us for an artist reception on Saturday, June 8 from 1–3 pm. The gallery will remain open for the Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk from 5–7pm the same day

May Author Reading with Peggy Dover

Come to the gallery for a special author reading! Peggy Dover, writer for the Medford Mail-Tribune, Jacksonville Review and Southern Oregon Wine Scene, reads from her book, “Trips and Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns for the Mail Tribune,” on May 10 at 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

More Announcements

The overwhelming response to Anne Brooke’s Basic Drawing for Adults classes prompted us to add a third session from June 17 through July 22. Adult classes will take place on Mondays from 3:00–4:30 pm. The fee to participate is at your discretion. Moreover, it’s time for children age 6–12 to register for our FREE Drawing for Youth class. Youth classes take place on Tuesdays from 5:30–7:00 pm. Session 1 runs June 11– July 16 and Session 2 runs July 30–September 3. Taught by the talented Brooke Nuckles, former Education Director for Rogue Gallery and Art Center, the class and provided materials are made possible by a grant from the Haines and Friends Foundation. Join those who have already joined our adult and youth drawing classes for safe, fun and effective classes with experienced art teachers! Stop by the gallery or call Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to sign up. Add this to your calendar!

Art Presence Art Center, Miner’s Bazaar, and more are working toward an Art Amble revival! We still have details to work out, but most California Street business owners are on board. We expect the new Jacksonville art walk to take place from 5–7 pm on the second Saturday of each month.

Remember to mark your calendars for a show of works from the 2019 Southern Oregon Plein Air event in mid to late June. Our July Guest Artist is Ken Gregg, who presents “A Year in Jacksonville, a Story in Photography,” his recently published book of photography. Details coming soon.

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Peggy Dover Author Reading May 10!

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Author Readings, Events | 0 comments

Peggy Dover Author Reading May 10!

Peggy Dover author reading May 10, 2019 at 5pm
Peggy Dover author reading May 10, 2019

Peggy Dover, freelance writer/columnist, has enjoyed living in the beautiful Rogue Valley for 35 years. Her weekly column, Southern Oregon Journal, publishes in the Sunday edition of the Mail Tribune newspaper in print and online. Dover is a contributing features writer for Southern Oregon Wine Scene magazine and the Jacksonville Review. Her recent book, Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns is available in softcover and e-book through RebelHeart Books in Jacksonville, The Crown Jewel in Ashland, WinterRiver Books in Bandon, Rogue Art Gallery in Medford, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. There are also copies available through the Jackson County Library system.

Trips & Tangents

More than a tour guide, Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns brings the people, places and lifestyle of Southern Oregon into focus in a humorous and personal way. This eclectic mix includes 101 favorite columns written over the past five years. T & T is broken neatly into four sections–Day Trips & Discovery, Meditations & Musings, Heroes & Characters, and Just for Laughs. Each bite-sized story serves up humor or pathos amid real life in our Southern Oregon communities. Come along on a visit to the wild and rugged coastal beaches, discover the Bigfoot Brownie near Prospect, become hopelessly lost in a corn maze, and confront a giant nutcracker. Dover takes you along on her personal escapades. While offering the tourist or newcomer real examples of local must-see activities, locals may gain fresh insight.

Author Reading

On May 10th at 5:00 pm, Peggy reads from her book, Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns, at Art Presence Art Center. Wine, cheese and crackers served.  For more information, please call 541-941-7057.
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