Guest Exhibits

November 2021 Art Exhibitions

Posted by on Nov 3, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows | 0 comments

November 2021 art exhibitions at Art Presence begins with a wonderful new member show, opening Friday, November 5, and continuing on display through Sunday, November 28. Here is a delightful sampling of what you can expect to find in this show:

This month’s guest artists are Frank De Luca, Ken Gregg and Nancy Bardos. Since retiring from his psychotherapy practice, Frank has been writing a book on the Enneagram, a personality system to better understand yourself and other people. Kindness: A Guide for Humans Based on the Enneagram includes illustrations created by Art Presence member, Nancy Bardos, with direction from Ken Gregg.

Kindness  by Frank De Luca, image of book cover

Photography pulled Nancy into the visual art world as a young adult. When the iPhone arrived, she switched to its camera. With the dawn of the Apple pencil, she has been drawing and painting ever since. Of this work, Nancy says, “Collaborating on this book was a dream job!” Her paintings, created to illustrate the book, will hang on the back wall November 5–28.

“Kindness” chapter illustration by Nancy Bardos

To inquire about the art that captivates you or schedule a private gallery viewing, contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or

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2021 Angels Show Call to Artists

Posted by on Oct 2, 2021 in Angels Show, Guest Exhibits, Open Shows, Opportunities | 0 comments



Answer the 2021 Angels Show Call to Artists and join us for the 9th Annual Angels Show!

Art Presence Art Center again hosts the Southern Oregon Artists Resource Angels Show as their December Guest Exhibit, alongside their well-attended annual Holiday Treasures show. We want to see your artistic interpretation of angels!

Space is limited, so the Angels Show is now juried, with a limit of two pieces per artist accepted. There is a size limit of 48” in any direction. All Angels must be your own original artwork—no giclées, please! All angels must be for sale, with 2D pieces wired and ready to hang and 3D pieces with a base. Paintings can be gallery wrapped or professionally framed. Please include a summary of the pieces you wish to submit, including dimensions, medium, and price. Angels must remain on display until the exhibit ends.

We will hang the angels on Thursday, December 2. The show opens Friday, December 3, and continues on display until Sunday, January 2. Due to COVID, we do not plan to have a reception again this year, but the gallery will shoot a virtual tour of the show. The video will be posted on the Art Presence and Southern Oregon Artists Resource websites and social networks.
Art Presence does not charge a fee for participating but will realize 35% of all sales.

Drop-off of angel artworks takes place from November 29–30 from 1–4 pm each day. Artists will be notified of the status of their art’s acceptance by December 2. Please pick up works that are not accepted December 3–5. While we handle your angels with utmost care, Art Presence is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork.

Please call or email gallery director Anne Brooke with your questions.


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Traditional representations of angels are welcome, but what we’re really looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and we’re excited to see yours!

We will accept a maximum of two pieces for each artist. Moreover, Angels must remain on display until the show ends. All angel art must be for sale, and Art Presence realizes 35% of sales. There is no additional fee for submitting your art or participation in the show.

Here’s how to submit your angels for jurying and a timeline of important phases between now and the show’s opening:

  1. Download the form, print and complete.
  2. Include a summary of information about your art with titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.
  3. Bring your angel art to the gallery with your form and summary on November 29 or 30. They will then be juried.
  4. Artists are notified of the status of their work’s acceptance  by December 2.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 3, 4 or 5.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 3, and continues through Sunday, January 2.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, January 3.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! Angels are just the thing to wrap up another difficult year and give hope to those who are weary of everything happening around us lately. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show and we’re confident that you’ll help us make this is best angels show yet!

Thank you so much for answering the 2021 Angels Show Call to Artists. Once again, you can download the application form here. Please forward this email and share with your artist friends on social media! You can also find this post at the Southern Oregon Artists Resource website.

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August 2021 Exhibits

Posted by on Aug 5, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Second Saturday ArtWalk | 2 comments

August 2021 Exhibits: Loving Souls, by Denali Grace
Loving Souls, by Denali Grace

Our August 2021 exhibits include an exhibit of member artworks, refreshed with new works, which continues through September 12.

August Guest Exhibit: Art Dreams, by Denise Kester

August 2021 exhibits also include a guest exhibit, Art Dreams, by Denise Kester, full time artist and author of the book, Drawing on the Dream. Art Dreams opens August 6 and continues through August 29.

“Using the medium of monoprinting, I draw from the dream and the dream draws from me. The stories and the art I reach for also reach for me. Together we create a visual story that is relevant to me and to the global community. I explore the connection and interconnection with the universe through art and dreams.” ~Denise Kester

Denise specializes in monoprint and monotype viscosity printing as well as drawing and painting. Learn more about the artist and see more of her work at

August Second Saturday ArtWalk and Special Art Sale

This month’s Second Saturday ArtWalk takes place on Saturday, August 14 from 3–6 pm. Looks for yellow flags identifying participating merchants with artists showing their creations inside their stores on California Street. More artists will demonstrate their talents at various outdoor locations. The gallery will be open late with an artist reception from 3–6pm.

The following day, Sunday, August 15, is a special art sale on the Art Presence Art Center lawn featuring artists who participated in the August ArtWalk. The gallery is now open at 10am on Sundays to accommodate visitors to the Sunday Farmers Market.

To inquire about the art that captivates you or schedule a private gallery viewing, contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or We will post a virtual tour as soon as it is available. Thank you for supporting Art Presence Art Center!

August Arts & Letters Hiatus

Please note that there will be no August Arts & Letters conversation, but it will resume on September 24 with Ginna Gordon’s Humming in Spanish, the next novel in her Lavendula series. Stay tuned for announcements! NOTE: We received word from Ginna on August 19 that dues to COVID-related circumstances on the printing and distribution levels, her book will not be published on time. Therefore, she is postponing her planned launch on September 24 until these issues are resolved.

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July Guest Exhibit and Reception: Calligraphy

Posted by on Jun 16, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Second Saturday ArtWalk | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center’s Guest Exhibit for July 2021 is Mixed Emotions, a show of calligraphy art by members of The Calligraphy Guild – Rogue Valley. The calligraphy show is on display from Friday, July 2 through Sunday, August 1.

Don’t miss our first reception on the lawn Saturday, July 10, from 3–6 pm! You will find plenty to enjoy—live poetry readings, camaraderie, catering by Pony Espresso, and, of course, plenty of fine art. Wine will be available inside. The reception is part of the renewed Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk.

Following is the Guild’s statement describing their work and the theme of this show.

Mixed Emotions

Mixed Emotions is the theme for our Calligraphy Show. We chose this theme to capture the many forms of human emotions, especially during this past year of 2020.

Those emotions include, joy, humor, sorrow, frustration, or peace. Therefore, for this show we communicate our thoughts and feelings using words, shapes, colors, textures, photos, gestures and mixed media as our palette.

Enjoy the exhibition! And Thank You for visiting the gallery and supporting the artists with your presence.

All Good Thoughts,
The Calligraphers’ Guild – Rogue Valley

Download (PDF, 2.6MB)

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June-July 2021 Virtual Exhibition

Posted by on Jun 14, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 0 comments

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June-July 2021 Gallery Exhibits

Posted by on Jun 8, 2021 in Arts & Letters Zoom Chats, Author Readings, Events, 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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