Guest Exhibits

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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Author Reading by Diana Coogle

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Author Readings, Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

Author Reading by Diana Coogle  with Exhibit of Paintings by Barbara Kostal

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Flowers of Hope

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

Flowers of Hope 2016 Display and Reception : Flowers of Hope Glass Art panelThis year’s Flowers of Hope Reception takes place at Art Presence Art Center. So you can see all of the panels made this year, the gallery will host a display from Sept 23-25th. Join us for the Artist’s Reception on Saturday, September 24th from 1-4pm. We invite everyone to join us! Refreshments will be served, and we invite guests to vote for their favorite panel. The creator of the panel with the most votes wins a $50 gift certificate to LightGarden Glass Art.

About Flowers of Hope

The Flowers of Hope program provides the venue, equipment and supplies for local artists to make 8” x 8” glass panels at a nominal fee of $15. Then LightGarden Glass Art gives these glass panels, decorated with flower art, to women with breast cancer. LightGarden Glass Art collects these panels all year long, puts them on display at an Artist’s Reception, then delivers them to Women’s Imaging at Asante Medical Center. Women with breast cancer have the opportunity to pick a panel of their choice from the panels on display at the Imaging Center before they go into surgery. We hope that creating these panels brings joy and hope to these women who so desperately need some comfort.

Flowers of Hope Display and Reception: Flowers of Hope 2015 display at South Stage Cellars

This is our 11th year and we have collected over 800 panels for this great cause! Learn more about how you can get involved HERE.

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May 2015 Guest Exhibit: ART’Clectic Artisan’s Market

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

May 2015 Guest Exhibit at Art Presence Art Center

ART’Clectic Artisan’s Market

Though most of Art Presence Art Center’s art exhibits feature works created by our artist members, we enjoy hosting guest exhibits of art created by our neighbors from time to time. We are delighted to announce our May 2015 Guest Exhibit: ART’clectic Artisan’s Market! It’s sort of a family affair – we share a few members with the group, but there will be plenty of new faces and artworks for you to enjoy.

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. You may remember seeing them in December 2014 when they presented their first ART’Clectic Artisan’s Market at the Oddfellow’s Hall on Oregon Street in Jacksonville during Victorian Christmas Days.

The eclectic mix of offerings at this ART’Clectic Artisan’s Market include handcrafted items, fine art, cottage furniture, and books by local authors. The exhibit opens May 1 and will be on display every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm through the end of the month. Join us in welcoming them to Art Presence at a reception for the artists on Saturday, May 2 from 1–3pm. Please come and enjoy their fine art and unique, hand­made gift items, displayed in a boutique­-style setting. Perhaps you will find that perfect gift for Mother’s Day!

ART’clectic plans two more pop­up events later this year, one in August during the Britt Classical Music Festival and again in December during Victorian Christmas Days. Both artisan’s markets will take place at the IOOF, Jacksonville Oddfellows Hall on the corner of Oregon Street and Main Street.

To view photos of items being offered and to learn about the artists, please visit http://eventsARTclectic.blogspot.com or see their EventsArtclectic Facebook group page. For more information, contact Charlotte Wirfs, charwirfs@gmail.com, phone: 253­.722­.9254. Below is a sampling of the art’clectic finds you can explore at Art Presence during May 2015:

 

 

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