Member Shows

April 2021 Art Exhibits

Posted by on Apr 5, 2021 in Events, Featured, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 0 comments

This month’s Guest Exhibit is a show of paintings by Ashland artist Bruce Bayard. Bayard’s exhibition opens Friday, April 2 and remains on display through Sunday, April 25.

“Disintegration,” diptych by Bruce Bayard


Bruce Bayard began oil painting at age 9. Primarily a self-taught artist, he has explored a wide variety of media including acrylic, encaustic, and mixed media painting, collage, drawing, etching, lithography, and serigraphy. In 2000, he began creating art by digital means. In addition to creating collage image prints composed with the use of the computer, he also creates time-based work, including video, image sequences, and programmed projections. Bayard currently presents multimedia performance pieces incorporating improvisational electronic music and is screening a film in the 2021 Ashland Independent Film Festival. Learn more about the artist and his work at https://brucebayard.com/

“The Titan and The Tendrils,” image by Vivian McAleavey


We also have a brand new collection of member artworks in the main gallery opening April 2. This lovely show depicting a range of subjects is well worth a visit to the gallery. If you feel safer viewing the show at home, please visit our website for a virtual tour. Contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or anne@brookewatercolor.com to schedule a private gallery viewing.

From our founder:

Our expectations of change are filled with hope as we are open for another month to share the art of many fine artists and craftsmen. The experience of seeing and absorbing art is a part of our lives that we cannot ignore. Join us for a brief but important respite to inspire you and give you some peace.
–Anne Brooke

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March 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 0 comments

Art Presence is so excited to announce our March 2021 exhibits and virtual tour! We cautiously continue to open the gallery on a limited basis, and hours remain 1–5pm every Friday and Saturday. We carefully follow all CDC guidelines, therefore we require social distancing and masks and hand sanitizer is available at the door and front counter.

March 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour - Untitled painting by Patrick Beste
Untitled painting by Patrick Beste

The exhibit in the Main Gallery — a collection of new works by Art Presence Art Center members — continues through Sunday, March 28.


Our Guest Exhibit is Woodcraft, a show of handcrafted wood works by members of The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild. The show opens Friday, March 5 and remains on display through Sunday, March 28.

The Woodcrafters’ 2020 show only lasted two weeks due to COVID cancellation. Therefore, we are delighted to give them another chance to show their exquisite creations: wooden vessels, decor items and furniture. Come to the gallery and see these beautifully crafted works by Bruce Millbank, Jens Sehm and John Harden. Learn more about the guild and its members at siskiyouwoodcraftguild.org.

Not comfortable coming to the gallery to view the artworks on display? No problem, the March 2021 Exhibits Virtual Tour will be ready soon. We will let you know when it’s ready so you can watch it from the safety and comfort of your home. You can also schedule a private gallery viewing. Contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to set an appointment.

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February 2021 Exhibits and Virtual Tour

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows, Virtual Tours | 4 comments

The gallery is now open on a limited basis. February hours are 1–5pm every Friday and Saturday. We carefully follow all CDC guidelines, so social distancing and masks are required and hand sanitizer is available.

“In The Beginning,” image by Vivian McAleavey

This month’s exhibit in the Main Gallery is a collection of new works by Art Presence Art Center members. This show opens Friday, February 5 and continues through Sunday, March 28.

Our Guest Exhibit is The Power of Pastel, a juried show of paintings by members of the Pastel Artists of Oregon (PAO). The show opens Friday, February 5 and remains on display through Sunday, February 28. PAO has more than 100 members from across Oregon. The exhibition, curated by noted local artist, Sue Bennett, showcases over 30 works by 21 artists. Be sure to click the images in the gallery above to see larger images of these gorgeous works.

The Power of Pastel celebrates the centuries-old art of pastel painting. Pastels are pigment held together with a binder in stick form. Pastel paintings are framed under glass to preserve the surface. Pastel paintings by masters such as Maurice Quentin de la Tour (1700s), Edgar Degas, James Abbott McNeil Whistler, William Merritt Chase (1800s), and Mary Cassatt (1900s) stand the test of time, with their colors remaining vibrant to this day.

If you feel more comfortable viewing the artworks on display from the safety and comfort of your home, please watch the virtual tour below. You can also contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to schedule a private gallery viewing.

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November 2020 Virtual Exhibition

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 in Events, Holiday Treasures, Member Shows | 0 comments

View our November 2020 Virtual Exhibition in this post! This year’s holiday treasures show is entitled Season of Cheer. We’re sure you will find plenty of artful cheer in the gallery to wrap up and give to your loved ones!

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November 2020 Exhibits

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in Events, Guest Exhibits, Member Shows | 0 comments

Our November/December exhibit in the Main Gallery is entitled Season of Cheer. The show opens Friday, November 6 and continues through Sunday, December 27, 2020. Members will have works created in all mediums on display. You will also find unique handcrafted gifts in the Galleria that will make your loved ones’ faces glow with delight.

Our Guest exhibit for November is our fundraiser for the fire victims. Our founder and director, Anne Brooke, says, “It seems absolutely impossible that three communities so close to us have been decimated to such a horrific degree. Taking a drive down Hwy 99, I found myself weeping and totally shocked by the devastation. I tried to put myself in the place of someone having to evacuate or, God forbid, lose their home. For artists, this means the loss of years of work, possibly collections of other artists’ works, supplies to create more art and a suitable atmosphere in which to create.

“Probably like you, we at Art Presence have been trying to find a way to help these fire victims. To that end, we have decided that during the month of November we will display art pieces donated by Art Presence members on the back wall. 100% of their sales will be donated to artists to help them recover from these losses.

“Please make an effort to support our November benefit show with either a donation or a purchase of fine art, knowing that you will play a role in helping artists recover.” Help us make this a Season of Cheer for artists who lost everything in the September fires!

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July 2020 Virtual Exhibition

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Events, Member Shows | 1 comment

Art Presence invites you to its July 2020 Virtual Exhibition, our first virtual tour of the gallery. We hope that all art lovers who cannot make it into the gallery to see this month’s show in person will enjoy viewing it online. If you spot a work you’d like more closely or would like more information about it, please contact gallery director Anne Brooke at anne@brookewatercolor.com

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