Member Shows

Summer At Last! July 2017 Update

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events, Featured, Member Shows | 0 comments

Summer At Last! July 2017 Update

Summer At Last July 2017 member show : Rainbow Fleet on Nantucket Island by Katharine Gracey

Rainbow Fleet
on Nantucket Island, painting by Katharine Gracey

Summer At Last!, our member show of summer-themed art, continues through Sunday, July 30. Celebrate summer with the artists at our reception on Saturday, July 1, from 1–3 pm.

This month’s reception is especially festive. First, the Artists Workshop’s 2017 Southern Oregon Plein Air Event presents a one-day show of the results of the Artists Workshop’s 2017 Southern Oregon Plein Air Event. These paintings will be on display on the Courthouse grounds in front of the gallery from 9am–3pm. Then you can watch an exciting quick-paint competition on the lawn in front of the gallery from 10–noon. Participating artists should be in fine style after three consecutive days of

This month’s reception promises to be especially festive. First, the Southern Oregon Artists Workshop presents a one-day show of the results of the Artists Workshop’s 2017 Southern Oregon Plein Air Event. These paintings will be on display on the Courthouse grounds in front of the gallery from 9am–3pm. Then you can watch an exciting quick-paint competition on the lawn in front of the gallery from 10–noon. Participating artists should be in fine style after three consecutive days of plein air (on location) painting to create the works they submit for judging!  The event culminates with an awards ceremony at 2:30pm. Be there to see jurors Richard McKinley and Willo Balfrey pin ribbons on the winning paintings!

That’s a lot of excitement going on in front of the gallery! Remember to come inside to cool down, enjoy refreshments and live music by Minstrel Streams, and enjoy the art exhibited this month by our member artists.

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Summer at Last!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Featured, Member Shows | 0 comments

Summer At Last!

Come to Art Presence Art Center’s gallery to view and celebrate the end of a long, wet winter with us!  Summer At Last!, our June-July member show of summer themed artworks, opens on Friday, June 2 and continues through Sunday, July 30. Meet the artists at a reception on Saturday, June 3 from 1–3 pm. Tomorrow’s reception features wine tasting by Cliff Creek Winery, Sharon Mehdi’s author reading from her book, “A Curious Quest for Absolute Truth,” refreshments, and live music by Minstrel Streams.

Sharon Mehdi reads from her book, “A Curious Quest for Absolute Truth.” at 1:00 pm on Saturday June 3, 2017
Visit Our Offsite Exhibits

  • Medford Library: Photography by Tom Ommen
  • Pioneer Village: Watercolor paintings by Anne Brooke on display through the end of June; Abstract acrylics by Patrick Beste beginning June 29.
  • Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Library: Textile art by Charlotte Wirfs on display through August.

Don’t Miss These Events at Art Presence Art Center!

• Saturday, June 17 from 1– 3 pm: Wine tasting by Valley View Winery
• July 1: Come by Art Presence Art Center to see the juried results of the Artists Workshop’s 2017 Southern Oregon Plein Air Event on display on the Courthouse grounds in front of our gallery…one day only!

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New Beginnings April Update

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Member Shows | 0 comments

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a two-month exhibition showcasing works of art depicting artist’s interpretations of the theme in the gallery. The show opens Friday, March 3 and continues through Sunday, April 30. Join us for a reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm. Our faithful friends Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams will play live music, and as always we will have wine and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while getting to know the artists.

At this month’s reception you will also have an opportunity to hear author Diana Google, Ph.D. read from her new book of essays, entitled “Wisdom of the Heart.” This is a previously scheduled author reading that was preempted by Winter Storm Helena. As before, Diana’s reading will be accompanied by paintings by Barbara Kostal. Working hand-in-hand as inspiration and illustration, each of Coogle’s essays was inspired by one of Kostal’s paintings, which also appear in the book. There will not be an extended exhibition of the paintings as originally planned, so come and see them while you can! Diana and Barbara begin their presentation at 2:00 pm.

April UPDATE:

Second Reception – Bring the Kids!

New Beginnings, our show of spring-related artwork, enters its second month with a second reception. Join us this Saturday, April 1 from 1–3pm, and bring the kids!

  • At 1:00 pm, Susan Richie will read from her book, Ebbé Finds His Heart, the story of a young troll who sets off on a journey to find his future.
  • Denette Fretz will read from Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door at 2:00 pm. Her book tells about Conrad, who, equipped with his mega extreme ultimate first aid kit, learns the rules of being a cowboy.
  • Enjoy live music by Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams, wine, and hors d’oeuvres while viewing this beautiful show of member artwork and getting to know the artists.

Below is a sampling of the paintings, photography, and additional art forms on display for the New Beginnings exhibition. Several images have been added since our first announcement of this lovely show. Enjoy!

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New Beginnings

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Member Shows | 1 comment

New Beginnings is a two-month exhibition showcasing works of art depicting artist’s interpretations of the theme in the gallery. The show opens Friday, March 3 and continues through Sunday, April 30. Join us for a reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm. Our faithful friends Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams will play live music, and as always we will have wine and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while getting to know the artists.

At this month’s reception you will also have an opportunity to hear author Diana Google, Ph. D., read from her new book of essays, entitled “Wisdom of the Heart.” This is a previously scheduled author reading that was preempted by Winter Storm Helena. As before, Diana’s reading will be accompanied by paintings by Barbara Kostal. Working hand-in-hand as inspiration and illustration, each of Coogle’s essays was inspired by one of Kostal’s paintings, which also appear in the book. There will not be an extended exhibition of the paintings as originally planned, so come and see them while you can! Diana and Barbara begin their presentation at 2:00 pm.

We will have another reception on Saturday, April 1, from 1–3pm. Details and author readings to be announced when they are confirmed.

Below is a sampling of the paintings, photography, and additional art forms we will have on exhibit for the New Beginnings exhibition. Enjoy!

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Naked Art 2017 ~ No Mats, No Frames, Great Deals!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Member Shows, Naked Art | 0 comments

NAKED ART 2017

No Mats – No Frames – Great Deals!

January 13–February 26, 2017

Informal Reception Saturday, January 14 from noon–3pm

 

Naked Art: No Mats, No Frames ~ Great Deals! at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon. Image by Tom Glassman

Naked Art: No Mats, No Frames ~ Great Deals! at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon. Image by Tom Glassman

 

Well, this year’s record-breaking winter storm Helena sure did put a stick in our spokes for January! We hope you all made it through safely, and want you to know that you didn’t miss our reception for the Naked Art 2017 exhibition. Rather than ask anyone to brave the snow and ice, we will have an informal reception on January 14 from noon to 3pm with live music by Minstrel Streams. Minstrel Streams returns for a regular reception on February 4 from noon–3pm.

Add to your art collection for less or buy the art you love without paying for a frame you intend to replace! Naked Art, a collection of unframed fine art by Art Presence members, lets you take home your naked art finds right away. The bonus for collectors is that new works will replace those that have sold, so there will be more art to consider as it is added throughout the show.

Art Presence Art Center first presented our Naked Art: No Mats, No Frames, Great Deals exhibition in February 2015. It was such a success we decided to bring it back for 2016, and with our Naked Art 2017 show we’re making it an annual event. This year’s show will extend for two months, giving you more time to make your decisions. Unlike most art shows where buyers must wait for the show’s end to take their purchases home, Naked Art 2017 purchases can be taken home immediately and framed to your own taste and interior decor needs.

More Art Presence News and Announcements

Art Presence Art Center will have a second reception for the Naked Art show on Saturday, February 4. Jacksonville author Christin Lore Weber has just published a new book, “The Root of Beauty: A Spiritual Memoir.” She will read an excerpt from her book at 1:00pm. Don’t miss it!

Jacksonville’s Chinese New Year celebration takes place on February 18 this year. Art Presence Art Center will participate with special art activities, which we will announce when the details are all settled. please check back for more information!

Art Presence Off-site Art Exhibits:

Pioneer Village

January 19–April 19: Please come and enjoy lively and colorful watercolor paintings by Anne Brooke! Please join Anne for an informal reception from 4:30–6:00pm on January 19.

Jacksonville Public Library

January 19–April 19: Heartwarming and visually stunning photography by Kathleen Hoevet ~ A must-see show!

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Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit gallery and art center located at 206 North Fifth Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, on the grounds of the historic courthouse.

The gallery is open from 11am–5pm every Friday–Sunday.

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December Reception for Small Treasures

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Author Readings, Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

December Reception for Small Treasures Small Treasures December Reception: New Members "Minstrel Streams" : PIcture of musicians Matt and Rebecca Stuart, new members of Art Presence

Musicians Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

Art Presence members have filled the gallery with small works of fine art priced for holiday gift giving in our Small Treasures holiday exhibit. See our post for more details!

December reception for Small Treasures

Haven’t had a chance to see our Small Treasures holiday gift show of small artworks? Maybe you missed our November reception and want to meet the artists participating in this show? Come by our December reception for Small Treasures on Saturday, December 3 from noon–3pm! Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, chat with the artists and choose small works of fine art to give to the special ones on your list. All while listening to the beautiful instrumentals of Minstrel Streams, featuring new members Matt and Rebecca Stuart. Matt and Rebecca are lifelong musicians, art enthusiasts and lovely people whom you will also want to meet!

At 1:00 we present a very special author reading by Garris Elkins. Elkins will read from one of his books titled “The Leadership Rock.” This newly published book is a 35 year long collection of stories and experiences that take the reader deeper into the heart of what it means to lead people with integrity.

December Reception for Small Treasures Small Treasures 2016 : House Finch, watercolor painting by Linda Abblett

House Finch, by Linda Abblett

He will read selections from the following chapters:

The Gift of Gladys:”A story of how I learned what loves looks like from an unexpected source.”

The Big Shot Pastor:”A story of how I discovered that my pride had blinded me to the needs of those I love.”

A Hundred Dollar Cry: “A story of how one act of love can touch us at the deepest level of our being.”

Restored Flight:”A story of how a high-profiled, but fallen and broken national leader was loved back to wholeness.”

The Fifty-Year Letter: “A story of how our dreams and hopes for marriage can be realized.”

Recommissioned Lives: “A story of how we will always carry purpose, but in a new context for a new season of life.”

At 2:00, our own talented photographer, board member and tongue-in-cheek comic Tom Glassman reads from his hilarious “Diary of a Reindeer,” a short Christmas story about Cedric the Reindeer created in collaboration with Katharine Gracey.

Come for the Parade, Spend the Day for the Art!

This will be a fun day in Jacksonville for art lovers! First of all, the Jacksonville Christmas Parade takes place December 3 at 10am. Next, Art Presence opens and Art’Clectic’s holiday artisans market at the IOOF begins at 11am. Then, the artists reception for the fourth annual Angels show at GoodBean Coffee begins at noon. Enjoy their reception and then cross town again to join us for Garris Elkins’ author reading! See you next Saturday…

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