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June 2021 Gallery Exhibits

Posted by on Jun 8, 2021 in Author Readings, Book Night, Events, Featured, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center cautiously continues the new hours introduced last month. The gallery is now open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12–5 pm.

Our guest exhibit for June showcases fiber art by members of the Southern Oregon Longarm Association (SOLA). SOLA is a group of textile artists dedicated to educating, supporting, and promoting each other in their chosen medium. They meet bi-monthly in non-Covid times, and each year they devise a voluntary, open-ended challenge to stretch themselves and demonstrate the unique variety of their art. The challenge is open to all members, beginners as well as people who have been exploring their creativity in this realm for over 20 years. 

A longarm is a machine used to stitch layers of fabric together. Traditionally, this machine is used to machine-stitch bed quilts. This exhibit shows the longarm’s potential and uses that extend far beyond its original purpose. Please be sure to stop in the gallery and see this wonderful show!

We also have a fresh collection of member artworks hanging in the main gallery through the end of the month. There’s something for just about everyone on display, so be sure to stop in the gallery and see for yourself!

If you feel safer viewing the show at home, please visit our website for a virtual tour. Call Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or email her at to inquire about the art that catches your eye or schedule a private gallery viewing.

Art Presence Founder, Anne Brooke

HEADS UP! THIS FRIDAY, our Art & Letters Local Author Reading on Zoom features Art Presence founder, Anne Brooke, who will talk about art, life, and her popular Jacksonville Coloring Book. Please visit this link soon to make your free reservation and join us at 5pm on Friday, June 11. PLEASE NOTE!! Due to technical difficulties, Anne’s conversation has been rescheduled for Friday, July 23, at 5pm. This link is still valid, so register to participate now!

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Memoir Conversations

Posted by on May 27, 2021 in Author Readings, Book Night, Events | 0 comments

At 5 pm on Friday, May 28, Art Presence Art Center presents “Memoir Conversations,” a special version of our Arts & Letters Conversations about art, words, and ideas. Ginna Gordon, co-owner of Lucky Valley Press, and local author, Christin Lore Weber, lead this conversation. Follow this link to reserve your place for this FREE special event: These women really know what they’re talking about and their conversation, enhanced by your participation, will be one to remember!

Memoir conversations infographic
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Arts & Letters May Author Reading: Diane Wallace

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Author Readings, Book Night, Events | 0 comments

This month’s Art & Letters Local Author Reading on Zoom features Diane Wallace reading from her new coloring book story, Aunt in the Amazon. Visit the link below to make reservations and join us at 5pm on Friday, May 14. You can ask questions of the author via the Zoom chat box. Please register for this free, bilingual event to get your personal link for the reading:

Aunt in the Amazon, author reading by Diane Wallace at 5pm on Friday, May 14
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March 13 Book Night Change

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020 in Book Night, Events | 0 comments

ART PRESENCE ART CENTER LOGOWe apologize, but due to the CDC’s recommendation to avoid groups and stay at home, this event has been cancelled.

On, Friday, March 13 at 5pm at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Ginna and David Gordon of Lucky Valley Press will have an interactive discussion about Indie Publishing. Several local authors will be on hand to share their Indie Publishing experiences. Join us for an information-packed event. For more about Lucky Valley Press, visit Hope to see you there.

For more information about March 13 or the Indie Authors’ Workshop in the Fall, email Ginna.


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