Member Shows

Naked Art 2022!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2022 in Events, Featured, Member Shows, Naked Art | 0 comments

Join us for Naked Art 2022! Our annual show of unframed, unmatted ORIGINAL art at tempting prices opens Friday, January 7, at 12 am. Art Presence Art Center is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 5pm.
Naked Art 2022, our annual show of unframed, unmatted ORIGINAL art at tempting prices, opens Friday, January 7, at 12 am. Art Presence Art Center is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Come find the art you love, then take it home and frame yourself or have it framed to your own tastes!
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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 anne@brookewatercolor.com.

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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 https://drawingonthedream.com.

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 anne@brookewatercolor.com. 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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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 anne@brookewatercolor.com 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! https://brooke-artpresence-2021.eventbrite.com

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May 2021 Virtual Exhibit

Posted by on May 5, 2021 in Events, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 0 comments

Here is our video of the May 2021 virtual exhibition of art in the Art Presence Art center gallery. This includes Petlandia, our current member artist benefit show of pet-themed art to support C.A.T.S. Please share!

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