Artist’s Workshop annual Show

June Guest Artists: Artists’ Workshop

Posted by on May 30, 2022 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events, Featured, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

June Guest Artists: Artists’ Workshop

Our June Guest Artists are the Artists’ Workshop of Southern Oregon (AWSO). The Artists’ Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show and Sale takes place at Art Presence Art Center from June 3–26. Here’s a sneak peek of a few of the works you can expect to see in their guest exhibition.

Founded in 1979 by Elaine Witteveen, the Artists’ Workshop of Southern Oregon (AWSO) is a group of dedicated and passionate artists who use all of the traditional art tools to visually capture the beauty of local landscapes and historical buildings, along with floral and other still lifes.

Our June Guests Artists are the Artists' Workshop of Southern Oregon (AWSO). The Artists' Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show and Sale takes place at Art Presence Art Center from June 3–26. In this image, Ray Aubin paints en plein air during an AWSO paintout.
Ray Aubin paints en plein air during an AWSO paintout.

In keeping with her vision, AWSO artists are committed to “Paintouts.” Paintouts utilize the process of Plein Air painting. In essence, the Plein Air technique challenges the artist to paint spontaneously at a specific outdoor location, within a small window of time.

Paintouts take place on Mondays during Spring and Summer, in various Southern Oregon locations: the orchards, vineyards, and towns of the Rogue Valley and Applegate. During these paintouts, artists take approximately 2 hours to complete their work.

The Artists’ Workshop of Southern Oregon invites all artists who would like to become a member and join us on a Paint Out art experience/adventure.

Many of our artists are award winners and many offer instructional classes. Our door is open to all experienced and aspiring artists who want to experience the Plein Air challenge.

Meet us at the gallery for the Artists’ Workshop Annual Show and Sale from Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 26 to consider some magnificent plein air paintings!

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Gallery Reopening Tomorrow!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events, Member Shows | 2 comments

Art Presence is delighted to announce our gallery reopening tomorrow!

Attend our gallery reopening tomorrow, Thursday, July 1! We’re keeping the Four “C’s”—Close Contact, Confined Spaces, Crowds and Choices—in mind. As a result, we will use CDC guidelines to welcome patrons for an art experience extraordinaire. We’re eager to return to the gallery and share the creative delights our members offer!

When you come to the gallery, please remember your mask. The Governor of Oregon has announced that all people 12 and older must wear masks in public indoor spaces, and this includes art galleries. Face coverings are required for indoor public spaces in every county effective July 1st. Children under 12 years of age, as well as people with a disability or a medical condition that prevent them from wearing a face covering, are not required to wear one.

Members Exhibit, Summer Daze

A new collection of sun-drenched art by Art Presence members awaits your consideration! Here’s a sampling of what you can expect to find in the Main Gallery this month:

Guest Exhibit – The Artists Workshop

The Artists Workshop began over 35 years ago by a few artists desiring the camaraderie of others while painting at locations around the Rogue Valley and an annual show of their work. Our guest artists for the month of July, the group presents works by 22 Artists Workshop members. After many decades of steadily producing and showing top quality fine art together, this is the final show of the Artists Workshop. It’s spectacular, so don’t miss it! Check out this gallery with some of the fabulous works of art that Artists Workshop members offer here.:

Summer Hours

Please note that we have extended our opening days to four through September. Consequently, we are now open Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm each day.

Looking forward:

  • Our first Wine and Watercolor session with Anne Brooke is on September 16!
  • Lucy Warnick will be our guest artist for August and part of September.

 

 

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Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show & Sale

Posted by on Jul 29, 2018 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events | 0 comments

The Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale

August 3–26, 2018

Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale - image of Lithia Water, pastel painting by Steve Bennett

“Lithia Water,” pastel by Steve Bennett

The Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale opens Friday, August 3, at 10 am at Art Presence Art Center, located at the corner of 5th and D St in Jacksonville, Oregon. A special reception for the artists takes place on Saturday, August 4, from 2–5 pm. Admission to the show and reception is free.

The group is comprised of passionate, accomplished artists who capture local landscapes, historical buildings, flowers, still lifes, abstracts and other subjects using oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, print-making, encaustic, mixed media, ink and more. Members include award-winning collected artists who may also teach art classes and workshops.

Participants in this year’s show are Raye Aubin, Susan Austin, Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, Katy Cauker, Peter Coons, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Marilyn Hurst, Jeanne LaRae, Jean Mailander, Kirsten Meriwether, Carolyn Roberts, Desmond Serratore, and David William Terry.

The group was founded in 1979 by Jacksonville artist Elaine Witteveen. Each year new members join the group. Anyone is welcome to join in the plein air paintouts. Paintouts take place on Fridays during spring, summer and fall (weather permitting) on location in preselected spots around the Rogue Valley. May of these plain air paintings are exhibited in this year’s show.

In addition to original framed pieces, an assortment of unframed, matted original art will be available, as well as prints. Those who purchase art may take it with them – no waiting for the shows’ end! The show is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August form 10 am to 5 pm. The show closes on Sunday, August 26.

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Artists Workshop Annual Show & Sale

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events | 0 comments

Artists Workshop annual show and sale poster 2017

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Summer At Last! July 2017 Update

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

Summer At Last! July 2017 Update

Summer At Last July 2017 member show : Rainbow Fleet on Nantucket Island by Katharine Gracey

Rainbow Fleet
on Nantucket Island, painting by Katharine Gracey

Summer At Last!, our member show of summer-themed art, continues through Sunday, July 30. Celebrate summer with the artists at our reception on Saturday, July 1, from 1–3 pm.

This month’s reception is especially festive. First, the Artists Workshop’s 2017 Southern Oregon Plein Air Event presents a one-day show of the results of the Artists Workshop’s 2017 Southern Oregon Plein Air Event. These paintings will be on display on the Courthouse grounds in front of the gallery from 9am–3pm. Then you can watch an exciting quick-paint competition on the lawn in front of the gallery from 10–noon. Participating artists should be in fine style after three consecutive days of

This month’s reception promises to be especially festive. First, the Southern Oregon Artists Workshop presents a one-day show of the results of the Artists Workshop’s 2017 Southern Oregon Plein Air Event. These paintings will be on display on the Courthouse grounds in front of the gallery from 9am–3pm. Then you can watch an exciting quick-paint competition on the lawn in front of the gallery from 10–noon. Participating artists should be in fine style after three consecutive days of plein air (on location) painting to create the works they submit for judging!  The event culminates with an awards ceremony at 2:30pm. Be there to see jurors Richard McKinley and Willo Balfrey pin ribbons on the winning paintings!

That’s a lot of excitement going on in front of the gallery! Remember to come inside to cool down, enjoy refreshments and live music by Minstrel Streams, and enjoy the art exhibited this month by our member artists.

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Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events | 0 comments

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Coming July 1, 2017

On the front lawn at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon!Artists Workshop July 2017 Plein Air Event Show and Sale

 

The Artists Workshop holds this year’s Plein Air Event from June 28–July 1, 2017. Participating artists paint on location for three days. On July 1, they present their work for a show, sale and awards on the front lawn of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Awards day begins with an exciting quick-paint competition from 10 am to noon. Then the awards ceremony takes place at 2:30 pm. Over 30 artists participate in this year’s plein air event, therefore a wide range of plein air painting styles will be available to interested collectors. Jurors are Willo Balfrey and Richard McKinley, so awards are decided by two of the Valley’s most highly respected artists!

The event takes place alongside the July reception for our new art exhibit, so be sure to come inside and view the art works in the gallery too!

About the Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon

The Artist’s Workshop was founded in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon in 1979 by Jacksonville artist Elaine Witteveen. Now the Artists’ Workshop of Southern Oregon, the group has grown to an organization with over 40 artists working in a wide range of mediums.

Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon members interested in plein-air painting meet weekly at “paint-outs” at locations throughout the Rogue Valley. Indoor drawing and painting sessions, often featuring a live model, are available during inclement weather.

Each August, Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon holds its annual art show and sale. The show is open to all members.

Membership is open to artists of all levels of artistic ability/development. Click here to download the membership application form.

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