Artist Demonstrations

Second Saturday Art Walk

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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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“Our Taste of Summer” June Events at Art Presence Art Center

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Artist Demonstrations, Britt Festival Opening, Events, Member Shows, News, Pioneer Village Exhibits, Taste of Summer | 0 comments

Our Taste of Summer

Art Presence has partnered with Jacksonville’s newest wine club, to present an educational wine event in our new classroom for the Britt Festival’s “Taste of Summer” concert season opening and celebration of southern Oregon wines in a double debut that makes Art Presence Art Center the perfect spot to kick off Jacksonville’s June 7 celebration.

Begin your Taste of Summer at Art Presence Art Center, next to Jacksonville’s historic courthouse at 206 North Fifth Street, where New Napa Wine will present “WineHerb Academy II” at 11am; a local Master Gardener will discuss pairing seasonal herbs with this quarter’s wine club picks while pinpointing herbal notes in the wine.

Taste of Summer tickets, armbands and wine glasses will be available at our gallery. Attend the WineHerb Academy, view our June art exhibit, “Our Taste of Summer,” begin your wine tasting experience here with New Napa Wine’s quarterly wine club selections, then stroll through downtown Jacksonville to explore more wines produced by southern Oregon wineries. New Napa’s wine tasting continues at the gallery until 4pm.

Sign up with New Napa Wine for additional benefits:

~ 12-5pm Free quarterly wine selection pickup
~ Wine/Herb tool for summer cooking
~ Wine Herb pairings all afternoon
~ Exclusive access to upcoming cooking classes with NNWs featured chef
~ Sneak peek of vineyards offering free pourings to members this summer

Member artist demonstrations downtown during the Taste will include silk artist Judy Elliott, and we anticipate more will join in.
**Judy is offering a Silk Painting class on July 2 & 9 from 9am–1pm each day. The cost is $65 per person, including supplies. Call Judy at 541-291-2121 or email her at for more info & to register.**

“Our Taste of Summer,” exhibit of member artworks: Feast your eyes on our mouthwatering display of photographic images and works in acrylic, oil, and watercolor portraying sunny scenes and gourmet food to “pair” with the June 7 “Taste of Summer“ celebration of southern Oregon wines. We also present fine artisan jewelry by our newest member artist, Julie Hoskins. Meet the artists at a reception on Friday, June 13 from 5–7pm.

Art Presence has partnered with Pioneer Village to exhibit art in their dining room, open to the public and rotating quarterly. June 1–September 10 we feature fine art images by Alice LaMoree, an established and well-recognized photographer whose innovative images flow into, over, and around the line between abstract and representational, distinguished by strong design and texture. Learn more at

Additional exhibits for June include:

Jacksonville Public Library-

Naversen Room, June 10–Sept 10:

Photography by Thomas Glassman.

Front Entrance Display, Now–June 23:

Display of Memorial Day memorabilia by Dirk and Mary Siedlecki

Medford Main Library-

June 10 to September 10: “ZEN DEZIGNS,” 30 abstract pen & ink pieces by Charlotte Peterson, Linda Boutacoff, and Betty Barss.

Art Presence thanks the Jacksonville Rotary Club for renovating our classroom in time for the Taste! Judy Elliott presents a silk painting class July 2 & 9, and we invite artists, community members and organizations to present their own classes and workshops here, too. Please contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or email via

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February Exhibits at Art Presence Art Center

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in Artist Demonstrations, Chinese New Year, Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

ARt PResence February 2014 Art Exhibits and Events

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Art Presence Membership

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Artist Demonstrations, Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

If you are a member of Art Presence or are interested in becoming one, please join us for a General Meeting at 4:00 on January 9, 2014 at the Art Presence Art Center.

A great new year is being planned with thematic exhibits and co-ordinated events with the City of Jacksonville.

Our new classroom is just about finished, if you are interested in teaching or taking part in an educational offering, it will be available to you.  We are also looking at Life Drawing Sessions throughout the week.  We will offer the classroom to the community as well.

Art Presence membership runs from February to February and is $40.00/year.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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“Vine to Wine”

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Artist Demonstrations, Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

"Wine Grapes and Butterflies," Handpainted Silk Wall hanging by Judy Elliott

“Wine Grapes and Butterflies (detail),” Handpainted Silk Wall Hanging by Judy Elliott

Exhibit of Member Artworks Runs August 30 – September 29

Don’t miss this “Harvest Crush” of art celebrating the beauty of the vine, the art of viticulture and the love of wine!  There will be plenty of locally created wine art to enhance any wine lover’s decor.  Meet the artists and view their creations at a reception on Friday, Sept 6 from 5–7pm.

"White Wine," Patinated Copper and oil painting by Randall Grealish

“White Wine,” Patinated Copper and oil painting by Randall Grealish

Special Labor Day Event!

The Art Presence Art Center Gallery will be open during the Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts festival!
Celebrate the arts at the open-air festival that has become a beloved Labor Day tradition with us, this year featuring new artists & artisans as well as many returning favorites.

Fine art, artistic crafts, entertainment and food await you on the grounds of the historic courthouse at 206 N. Fifth St.!

"Napa Vineyard," watercolor by Anne Brooke

“Napa Vineyard,” watercolor by Anne Brooke

September Artist Demonstration

Ron Moore shares framing & matting techniques. Date and time to be determined.

September Art Presence Curated Exhibits

Jacksonville Library:

Untitled painting of a vineyard harvest with tractor by Katharine Gracey

Untitled painting by Katharine Gracey

Naversen Room, Now – Sept 30

Oil paintings by Art Presence member Linda Elesiya Evans.

Front Entrance

Now – Sept 23: Tools of the home black & white darkroom by Ron Moore.
Sept 23 – Nov 13: Veteran’s Day exhibit of military memorabilia by Dirk Siedlecki.

Medford Library, Now – Sept 17:

Paintings by award-winning watercolorist Dolores Ribal.

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July Events at Art Presence

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Artist Demonstrations, Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

LIttle Girl by the Sea, oil painting by Veronica Thomas

Little Girl by the Sea, oil painting by Veronica Thomas

July 4 – 28: “Luminosity” Member Exhibition

A celebration of summer, this month’s theme centers on the subject of light with paintings reflecting the luminous quality of the sun and the outdoor activities we enjoy in its brightness, envisioning bright colors, farmers markets, summer vacations and time in the sun.

In the front gallery we present a solo exhibit of oil paintings by Veronica Thomas. Veronica strives to convey strength and power through her brushstrokes, conveying a visual message of her own feelings and the beauty she observes in everyday things.

The gallery will be open from 11am-3pm on the Fourth of July. The City of Jacksonville is hosting a community picnic to celebrate the holiday on the grounds of the historic Courthouse – on the opposite end of the property where our gallery is located – and if you’re attending the picnic, we hope you will stop in to see the luminous works of our artist members!

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon

artsalliance_prelim-logo_sqWe will host the next meeting of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon on July 10 at 2pm! Arts leaders from throughout southern Oregon will be joining us to continue discussing the importance of the arts and how we will cross-promote each other’s art activities and educate the public about the many reasons the arts matters to our communities and deserves support. These meetings are always free and open to the public ~ Come join the conversation!

Meet the Artists! July 12, 5-7pm

Meet the artists exhibiting their luminous work in July at our monthly reception. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Afterglow, monotype print from the "The Anti-Cupid and Other Tales of Woe" series by artist Catie Faryl.

Afterglow, monotype print from the “The Anti-Cupid and Other Tales of Woe” series by artist Catie Faryl.

“Luminosity” Art Talk: July 13, 1-2pm

July 13, 1-2pm at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, activist/artist Catie Faryl will talk about “luminosity” in light  of the need for transparency and truth and what art and satire can reveal.

The aspect of creating art as political and social satire is one of many paths to truth since it can reveal hidden or unacknowledged aspects of society and what is communicated or not, as well as what we need to consider and change.  Art can also serve as a relief to the stress of political and economic anxieties by reducing the grandiosity of our problems and looking at things with fresh eyes and light.

Two of the paintings Catie will exhibit in the July “Luminosity” show at Art Presence are from her short written piece – “A Trip to Cynbalta: A Story of Community.” After a presentation of this body of work, she will facilitate a group discussion about our community cultures and the limitations of mainstream media, with particular focus on reclaiming the leadership voices for artists and their unique views – using “luminosity” as a metaphor for enhanced truth.

Please save the date: July 13, 2013 from 1-2pm.

FREE & Open to the public! Learn more about Catie’s work at

Art Presence Curated Exhibits:

Jacksonville Library:

Naversen Room, Now – July 17:

Exquisite photography by Art Presence member Kathleen Hoevet.

Front Entrance, Now – August 12:

Collage art by Art Presence member Cammy Davis.

Medford Library, Now – September 17:

Paintings by award-winning watercolorist Dolores Ribal.

Art Presence is open every Fri-Sun from 11am-5pm.            

We are located at 206 N. Fifth Street in Jacksonville, Oregon

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