Member Shows

May-June Exhibit and Reception: Peaceful Garden

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Events, Featured, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows | 0 comments

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May-June Exhibit and Receptions: Peaceful Garden

Peaceful Garden, our May members’ spring exhibition, and A Season of Kimono, a guest exhibit of handcrafted kimonos by Diana Rasmussen, opened on Friday, May 3 at 11:00 am.

For June, Peaceful Garden continues and we have two consecutive guest exhibits for you to enjoy. In conjunction with the 2019 Southern Oregon Plein Aire event, the faculty of the event exhibit works of their own on the back wall of the main gallery on Friday, June 7. The show officially opens Saturday, June 8, with a reception from 1-3 pm. From Friday, June 21, through month’s end, a show of works by the juried exhibitors takes their place. In addition, more works by juried exhibitors will be displayed on the lawn on June 21.

The shows are open for viewing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through June 30.

Don’t miss “View from the Cemetery” and more works by new member Desmond Serratore in this show!

Join us for an artist reception on Saturday, June 8 from 1–3 pm. The gallery will remain open for the Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk from 5–7pm the same day

May Author Reading with Peggy Dover

Come to the gallery for a special author reading! Peggy Dover, writer for the Medford Mail-Tribune, Jacksonville Review and Southern Oregon Wine Scene, reads from her book, “Trips and Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns for the Mail Tribune,” on May 10 at 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

More Announcements

The overwhelming response to Anne Brooke’s Basic Drawing for Adults classes prompted us to add a third session from June 17 through July 22. Adult classes will take place on Mondays from 3:00–4:30 pm. The fee to participate is at your discretion. Moreover, it’s time for children age 6–12 to register for our FREE Drawing for Youth class. Youth classes take place on Tuesdays from 5:30–7:00 pm. Session 1 runs June 11– July 16 and Session 2 runs July 30–September 3. Taught by the talented Brooke Nuckles, former Education Director for Rogue Gallery and Art Center, the class and provided materials are made possible by a grant from the Haines and Friends Foundation. Join those who have already joined our adult and youth drawing classes for safe, fun and effective classes with experienced art teachers! Stop by the gallery or call Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to sign up. Add this to your calendar!

Art Presence Art Center, Miner’s Bazaar, and more are working toward an Art Amble revival! We still have details to work out, but most California Street business owners are on board. We expect the new Jacksonville art walk to take place from 5–7 pm on the second Saturday of each month.

Remember to mark your calendars for a show of works from the 2019 Southern Oregon Plein Air event in mid to late June. Our July Guest Artist is Ken Gregg, who presents “A Year in Jacksonville, a Story in Photography,” his recently published book of photography. Details coming soon.

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Up and Away! March-April Members Show

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

Up and Away! Our March-April members’ show of art with an uplifting theme opens on Friday, March 1 and continues through Sunday, April 28.

Alongside our main show, a guest exhibit of works by returning member Zoe West hangs on the back wall.

Join us for a reception and meet the artists on Saturday, March 2, from 1–3 pm!

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Naked Art 2019 ~ No Mats, No Frames, Great Deals!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Member Shows, Naked Art | 0 comments

Naked Art 2018 : Naked Art 2017: 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

Naked Art 2019

Naked Art 2019 marks our fifth annual show exhibition of unmounted, unframed works of fine art by Art Presence members at affordable prices. Need to give a gift? Maybe a Valentine’s present for yourself or a loved one? Anxious to add new work to your collection or decorate for a special occasion? You can also take your art finds home when you purchase them. As a result, you can use the money you’ve saved to frame your new art your way. Please note that the show opens Friday, January 4, at 11 am and the gallery is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm.

Haiku

Haiku by Steve Ostrander, Calligrapher's Guild member

This year the Calligraphers’ Guild presents beautifully rendered haiku. Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. Moreover, traditional Haiku must evoke images of the natural world.

You can identify Haiku by looking for these three qualities:

  • First, the essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru).[1] This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them,[2] a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colors the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
  • Next, traditional haiku often consist of 17 on (also known as morae though often loosely translated as “syllables”), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on, respectively.[3] However, some authors are critical of the distribution of syllables, such as Vicente Haya or Jaime Lorente.[4]
  • Finally, a kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such terms.

Modern Japanese haiku (現代俳句 gendai-haiku) are increasingly unlikely to follow the tradition of 17 on or to take nature as their subject. Importantly, the use of juxtaposition continues to be honored in both traditional and modern haiku.[5] There is a common, although relatively recent, perception that the images juxtaposed must be directly observed everyday objects or occurrences.[6]

Japanese traditionally print haiku in a single vertical line. However, haiku in English often appear in three lines to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku.

Reception

This month’s artist reception takes place Saturday, January 4, from 1-3 pm. Join us to meet the artists of Art Presence and the Calligrapher’s Guild and enjoy their works!

Both shows continue through Sunday, Feb. 24.

Welcome, Year of the Pig!

2019 year of the pig, designed by freepik

Designed by Freepik. Click the image to visit.

 

Art Presence Art Center hosts a second reception for this show on Saturday, February 9 from 12–2 pm. Please be sure to attend, as Mr. Fu-you Long will present a talk and demonstration on the art of Chinese calligraphy as part of the City of Jacksonville’s Chinese New Year Celebration!

 

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Holiday Treasures 2018 * Give Art to Inspire! *

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018 in Events, Holiday Treasures, Member Shows | 0 comments

November 2018 Holiday Treasures Show

Holiday Treasures 2018

Holiday Treasures 2018, our annual holiday shopping show, returns!

When you head out to buy gifts for the special ones in your life, stop in the gallery first to consider a gift of art. Then come by on your way home to find an inspiring gift for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones. Unlike most shows, you can take your art purchases home with you to wrap and give in time for the holidays.

Artworks in this show are all original pieces, created locally by our artist members. Give art to inspire, shop local and support local artists for the holidays..all at Art Presence!

A bonus to this show is our November guest exhibit, “A Mixed Bag.” Our guest artist is Shan Lollis, whose paintings are striking and very givable.

Holiday Treasures opens Friday, November 2 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ending on Sunday, December 30. Join us for a festive reception on Saturday, November 3, from 1–3 pm.

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Jacksonville: People, Places and Things

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

The member artists of Art Presence Art Center are back! After a long hiatus during which local plein air works reveled in the gallery’s spotlight, our members are excited to show you their works celebrating the every day beauty and charm of life in Jacksonville, Oregon.  The show opens Friday, August 31 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September, ending on Sunday, September 30.

Join us for a festive reception celebrating the artists behind Jacksonville: People, Places and Things, as well as guest artist Dan Mish and our recently renovated gallery space! Come to the gallery at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, OR on Saturday, September 1, from 1–3 pm. Chat with the artists over hors d’oeuvres catered by Bella Union and champagne, listen to beautiful live music by Minstrel Streams, enjoy an early look at our September exhibitions and celebrate our new interior!

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Gardens Gone Wild! May 2018 Art Exhibit

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

Gardens Gone Wild!

watercolor of a girl watering her garden by Anthony Laenen

“Watering Girl” watercolor by Anthony Laenen

Our member artists offer florals, paintings of gardens, and more to brighten your environment in a new exhibition, “Gardens Gone Wild.” The show opens May 4 and continues through June 17.

 

Free Concert Series

Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

Minstrel Streams perform a series of free concerts at Art Presence this year. Sergey Oreshkin—whose blog, Ascentor, offers music reviews—says Minstrel Streams “speaks the language of music…you just have to listen to hear words in your heart…weaving subtle and elegant sound patterns through threads of classical, Baroque, Renaissance, Romanticism, and Celtic folk music.” Matt and Rebecca Stuart dedicate their lives and talent to “sharing the passionate language of music, from our hearts to yours.” Don’t miss their musical performances, taking place on Sundays from 2–4 pm on:

  • June 3
  • August 12
  • October 14
  • December 9

New Member ~ New Career

Art Presence introduces painter, sculptor and traditional animator Phillip Young. He completed his service in the US Army—working as an Army artist—and earned his undergraduate degree in Illustration through the G.I. Bill. Then he was hired as a trainee animator by Disney Studios in Burbank, CA. Phillip progressed to Feature Animator, earning seventeen screen credits in some of Disney’s most successful animated features. Later, he also earned a Master’s in Sequential Art while teaching animation, fine art and illustration. Now he has found his way back to painting, with a focus on scenic, figurative and mythological themes. We’re confident you will admire Phillip’s paintings! A lifelong artist, you can learn more about Phil’s background in the post below.

 

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