Guest Exhibits

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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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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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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November Guest Artist Shan Lollis

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

November Guest Artist Shan Lollis

November Guest Artist Shan Lollis, Nove 2–30, 2018, reception November 3, 1-3 pm

Art Presence Art Center is proud to announce our November guest artist Shan Lollis. Shan’s exhibit, “A Mixed Bag,” takes place from November 2 –25 in conjunction with our Holiday Treasures member show.

A Rogue Valley resident for the past 35 years and a serious painter for most of her adult life, Lollis works primarily in pen and ink and acrylic. She studied art at Olympic College and the University of Washington. In addition, she has further honed her skills by participating in multiple workshops in Varen, Italy.

Shan believes in painting with as much pure color as possible, which imparts a striking graphic quality to her work. Also influenced by her travels in Western Europe and Mexico, her paintings often reflect a panoply of scenes from other lands. Previously she has shown her work in Seattle, Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville galleries.

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, November 3, from 1–3 pm. See her paintings and choose one you can’t live without!

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Life Left Undone, Special Guest Exhibit of Works by Dan Mish

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

In September, Art Presence Art Center unveils our much-anticipated exhibition of mixed media paintings by our first official special guest artist, Dan Mish. His pieces are quite large, making them excellent candidates for centerpiece of a spacious room in your home or office.

A fine artist for over 30 years, Dan’s art has been featured in major galleries in the United States and his paintings appear in many art collections worldwide, including those of more than a few Hollywood celebrities.

A review from one of his selected exhibitions at G3 Fine Art International observes that “Mish’s intimate and personal work hints at glorifying the sorrowful things that life has a continual desire to forget. There is a sweetness and a melancholy pervading the work that passes over us like a shadow before bathing us in warm sunlight.” We believe that you, too, will find a depth of meaning that moves you in Dan’s collection of fine art works and hope that one of them will find a new home with you.

Learn more about the artist and see an online gallery of his work at DanMish.com.

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ART’Clectic Garden Party Group Exhibition

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

ART’Clectic Garden Party Group Exhibition

Art'Clectic Garden Party group exhibition: Quilts by Charlotte Wirfs, garden Furniture by Lisa StArnold, Oils by Walt Wirfs

Quilts by Charlotte Wirfs, garden furniture by Lisa St Arnold, Oils by Walt Wirfs

ART’Clectic takes over the gallery at Art Presence with a Garden Party group exhibition for May 2017! The group offers original pieces created by sixteen of the group’s artist and artisan members, an eclectic mix of framed fine art, giclée prints, home and garden decor items and furniture, photography, pine needle baskets, textile art, jewelry, and pottery. The show opens at 11:00 am on Friday, May 5, continuing every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am–5:00 pm through May 28.

Art'Clectic Garden Party group exhibition: : Glass art by Sheri Croy

Glass Art by ART’Clectic member Sheri Croy

Featured in the Garden Party group exhibition is the glass art of Sheri Croy. Sheri combines color and movement into intricate original designs which express her love of the ocean. She achieves her art by layering cut or torn tissue and novelty papers onto three-dimensional glass. Sheri describes herself as a “land-locked hula dancer,” deriving her inspiration from land, sea, nature, and sky. Sheri’s art adorns jewelry, votive candle holders, ornaments, and larger glass pieces designed to be illuminated from within. She also works with watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, and inks to create two-dimensional art works. To speak with Sheri and learn more about her technique, come to Art Presence on Saturday, May 6th, from noon–3:00 pm. She will be at the gallery again on Saturday, May 20th at the same time.

Created in the summer of 2014, ART’Clectic is a group of southern Oregon artists and artisans who meet monthly to discuss marketing their creations. Holding pop­up events was one idea that intrigued the group and they have since held several events in Jacksonville. Meet the artists and artisans of ART’Clectic at an Artisans’ Reception from 1:00–3:00 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017, with refreshments and live music by Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams.

When visiting the gallery, be sure to share your email address for a chance to win ART’Clectic’s raffle basket, which they will give to one lucky winner on May 28.

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