Guest Exhibits

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 or see their EventsArtclectic Facebook group page. For more information, contact Charlotte Wirfs,, 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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Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibit…Coming Soon!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

Dia de Los Muertos Day of the Dead October 2014 Art Exhibitat Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon Reception October 4, 2014

Save the reception date of Saturday, October 4, 2014, to experience a double fiesta! In addition to many fun Dia de los Muertos activities at Art Presence Art Center and outside on the lawn in front from 1-4pm, our neighbor, Jacksonville Chiropractic Clinic, is cosponsoring the first annual Jacksonville Health Fair to benefit La Clinica. The grounds of Jacksonville’s historic courthouse will be filled with health care vendor booths and their speakers will be presenting in our conference room upstairs from the gallery form 10am – 3pm. Come to Art Presence for a colorful and fun Dia de los Muertos art exhibit and to hear health care wisdom that will keep you from being celebrated for Dia de los Muertos before your time! We will provide further details soon, but for now, please plan to join us for a super fun and informative early autumn Saturday!

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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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