Library Exhibits

April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Events, Library Exhibits, Pioneer Village Exhibits | 0 comments

April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

To help our artists reach out to more viewers and to provide more art in more places for Rogue Valley residents and visitors to our area, we have several April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits to announce:

Pioneer Village: Anne Brooke

Anne Brooke’s exhibit of watercolor paintings. See more of Anne’s work at

Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Photography by Kathleen Hoevet

Hoevet’s show of stunning photography. See more of Kathy’s work at

Medford Library: Photography by Tom Ommen

Ommen’s show of photography continues at the Medford Public Library.

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Small Treasures 2016 Nov-Dec Art Exhibit

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Events, Library Exhibits, Member Shows, Pioneer Village Exhibits | 0 comments

Small Treasures 2016 : Untitled holiday art by Linda AbblettSmall Treasures 2016

As the year draws to a close, Art Presence Art Center asks our members to bring their smaller pieces of art to the gallery for our holiday gift-giving show, Small Treasures 2016. Due to the gift-giving nature of the season, these works are locally created, portable and affordable. Therefore the gallery will be filled with excellent gift choices for those who appreciate art and creativity.

Small Treasures 2016 opens on Friday, November 4 and continues through Sunday, December 25.  Join us for a festive reception on Saturday, November 5 from 1–4pm!

  • Meet the artists and discuss the inspiration behind their small treasures.
  • Visit with fellow art enthusiasts over hors d’oeuvres and a sip of wine.
  • Listen to one of our local authors as they read from their newly published books. We have two author readings this month.
    • Anna Elkins reads at 1:00 from her book of poetry “The Space Between.”
    • Ginna Gordon reads at 2:00 from her brand new novel, “Looking for John Steinbeck.”

Take Your Small Treasures Home As Soon As You Buy Them!

You don’t have to wait until it’s over to pick up your artistic finds—during this show you can take your artwork with you when you purchase it. As a result, these small treasures will begin disappearing as soon as the show opens. Therefore, be sure to purchase anything you love at first sight! Artists will replenish their offerings throughout the show, so be sure to stop by the gallery often through the end of the year to see what’s new.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Don’t miss Art Presence Art center’s off-site exhibits for additional holiday gift-giving opportunities! If you’d rather not give a small piece of art to someone special, these offer larger works to consider.

  • Watercolors by Judith Ghetti Ommen: On display at Pioneer Village on 5th Street in Jacksonville, OR, now through year’s end.
  • Abstract paintings by Patrick Beste: In the Naversen Room of the Jacksonville Public Library through the end of the year. Click here for the library’s hours and location information.
  • Watercolor paintings by Linda Abblett: On display at the Medford Public Library now through December 31, 2016.


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Canvas Chronicles by Linda Curtis at Medford Library

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Events, Library Exhibits | 0 comments

"Spring Glory", 11x14 oil by Linda Curtis

“Spring Glory”, 11×14 oil by Linda Curtis

Art Presence member Linda Curtis, who’s included in the “Beauty of Nature” featured article in SouthwestArt magazine this month, exhibits her abstract paintings in a show titled Canvas Chronicles at the Medford Library August 2-October 2. Please contact Anne Brooke with your inquiries.

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The Bridge to 2020, Works by Catie Faryl

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

The Bridge to 2020

Exhibit of Works by Catie Faryl

Medford Library, Now through June 30

Anne Brooke, the founder of Art Presence, curates the quarterly art exhibits at the Medford Public Library. This quarter she has arranged with Art Presence member artist Catie Faryl to show paintings from her collection, The Bridge to 2020 (Note: the images in her online gallery of this collection do not include every piece that will hang in this exhibit). This collection includes watercolor paintings and monotype prints, some which were completed in recent years and some that are brand new and created just for this show.

The Bridge to 2020 art exhibit offers optimistic portrayals of common sense solutions to the environmental issues we face and hopeful information on better outcomes for people, planet and all sentient beings.  With thought-provoking pictures of where we are and new paths open to us, West Coast artist Catie Faryl gives inspiration and shares old and new knowledge and ideas we can use to re-balance the relationships we have with resources, the environment and ourselves.  The paintings deliver insight into choices and decisions looming in our near future and contemplate ways we can move in an upward spiral via reexamined beliefs, community effort and technologies and practices both ancient and visionary.

Ms. Faryl will present a free artist talk about her art and related issues at the Medford library’s Adams Room from 7–9 pm on Friday May 15, coinciding with Medford’s Third Friday ArtWalk.

The captions to Catie’s paintings and monotypes offer a deeper glimpse into her holistic and compassionate perspective, inviting the viewer into a deeper understanding of the point each piece intends to communicate. One example is the caption for “The Earth Bridge”: Humans be still, make room and care for the elements and all sentient beings.

Catie also arranged for a selection of books to be placed in a book case adjacent to the exhibit so those who are interested may learn more about the topics addressed in the paintings included in The Bridge to 2020. Among the titles she has chosen are:

Frankenstein’s Cat, by Emily Anthes
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Ecology of Eden, by Evan Eisenberg
Art as Medicine, by Shaun McNiff
A People’s History of America, by Howard Zinn
The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, by Brian Swimme
The Universe is a Green Dragon, by Thomas Berry
The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth, by Steven Druker
The Human Impact on the Natural Environment: Past, Present, and Future
Geo-Engineering Climate Change: Environmental Necessity or Pandora’s Box?, by J. Michael T. Thompson
Ark of the Broken Covenant: Protecting the World’s Biodiversity Hotspots (Issues in Comparative Public Law), by John Charles Kunich
Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn
Listening to the Land, by Derrick Jensen
Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA, by E.G. Vallianatos
Silent Spring Paperback – Unabridged, by Rachel Carson
The Resurgence of the Real: Body, Nature and Place in a Hypermodern World, by Charlene Spretnak
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, by Naomi Klein
Lost Lore: A celebration of Traditional Wisdom, by Editors of Chambers
What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, by Rachel Botsman

We hope you will enjoy The Bridge to 2020 and that her artwork will inspire you to explore some of Catie’s suggested reading. Please contact Anne Brooke at if you would like to inquire about any of the paintings you’ve seen at Catie’s Medford Library art exhibit.

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Last Chance to see Anne Brooke’s exhibit!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Events, Library Exhibits | 4 comments

Woodlands I, watercolor painting by Anne Brooke

“Woodlands I,” watercolor painting by Anne Brooke

Our founder Anne Brooke has had a lovely exhibit of her watercolor paintings on display in the Naverson Room of the Jacksonville Public Library since the beginning of February. These shows rotate quarterly, and this one concludes at the end of April. Please be sure to allow some extra time when you’re at the library to enjoy her work before the exhibit ends. We will be announcing the next Naverson Room art exhibit in the May issue of the Jacksonville Review.

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