Artist’s Workshop annual Show

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events, Featured | 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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The Artists’ Workshop 30th-Annual Art Show & Sale

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events | 0 comments

Lithia Creek, by Carolyn Roberts

“Lithia Creek”, by Carolyn Roberts

The Artists’ Workshop of Jacksonville celebrates its 30th-annual Art Exhibit, showcasing the finest work of the area’s best known artists. Over 100 significant and creative works, by over a dozen artists, depicting familiar Rogue Valley scenes and historical places, will be on display and for sale.

The Artists’ Workshop is a group founded by Elaine Witteveen in 1985. Elaine founded the group to provide an opportunity for local artists to paint “en plein air,” to gather members for constructive critiques and to showcase their work. Elaine recently passed away and the Workshop will, in her memory, display some of her work.

The members of the Workshop all have extensive backgrounds in the arts. Many are art teachers and members of a variety of art societies. Most have shown extensively in galleries and exhibits. Artists in this year’s show include: Dolores Ribal, Sue Bennett, Peter Coons, Steve Bennett, Marilyn Hurst, Betty Barss, Jennie Bagwell, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Jan Susan and Laura Kolding. In addition, three artists and their works are receiving special recognition.

Carolyn Roberts work, “Lithia Creek” was inspired by the “memory of the contrast of nature’s morning light on forest and creek with the dark manmade bridge.” Since childhood, she has tried to show her love of nature with paint without much satisfaction. Her recent experience with the Artists’ Workshop and her mentor Richard McKinley has opened her eyes to seeing and expressing design and color. For Carolyn, “Painting is now both challenging and soul -satisfying.”

Susan DeRosa’s watercolor, “Duck Pond, Lithia Park” was painted on location en plein air. Susan says, “I love painting outdoors, the scene is honest, pure, and fresh. Revealing natural light is my focus. It was a damp misting morning at Lithia Park, revealing mystery and subdued light. Hopefully, I captured the mood with my quick watercolor impression.”
Kay Driver is a first-time exhibitor in the Workshop. Her “Jacksonville Jog” is a plein air painting inspired by the light and shadows, warms and cools and the energetic figures in front of a historic Jacksonville home. Her style is colorful-lively, and emotionally positive. Kay’s painting process uses acrylic paints, acrylic inks and oil pastel on watercolor paper using a limited palette.

All lovers of the arts are urged to come meet the artists, enjoy their latest work, have some refreshments at the artists’ reception and perhaps add a new painting to their collection.

The show and sale will be in the Art Presence Center, located on the grounds of the historic courthouse at 206 N. Fifth Street, Jacksonville. Exhibit hours are 10 am – 5 pm, Fridays and Saturdays and from 10 am – 4 pm on Sundays from July 31 to August 23. There will be an open house reception from 3 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, August 1.

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Artist’s Workshop 30th Annual Show & Sale

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments



Humbug Creek Road, Watercolor by Dolores Ribal

Humbug Creek Road
Watercolor Painting by Dolores Ribal


You are invited to the Artist’s Workshop’s 30th Annual Art Show and Sale August 1-24 at Art Presence Art Center, located on the corner of 5th and “D” streets in Jacksonville, Oregon. The gallery will be open from 10 am–6 pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from August 1– 24. A “Meet the Artists Reception” will be held on Saturday, August 2nd from 3:00-6:00 PM.

Autumn in the Applegate, oil by Carolyn Roberts

Autumn in the Applegate
Oil by Carolyn Roberts

The show features southern Oregon artists working in a variety of techniques, mediums, and styles. Artists include: Wendy Adler, Raye Aubin, Bruce Barnes, Betty Barss, Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, Peter Coons, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Georganna Happel, Mae Heideman, Marilyn Hurst, Eleanor Lippman, Katherine Lundgren, Charlotte Peterson, Dolores Ribal, Carolyn Roberts, Janice Rosenberg, and Founder, Elaine Witteveen.

Red Lily Barn, pastel by Peter Coons

Red Lily Barn
Pastel by Peter Coons

Primarily painting “Plein-Air’ (Out-of-doors) and meeting at various locations through out the Rogue Valley, Artist’s Workshop is a group for artists in southern Oregon that meets informally on Mondays to paint, share knowledge and encourage artists in a friendly environment.

If you have any questions or would like more information about Artist’s Workshop, please call Rick Evans at (541) 324-7624.

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