October Creative Challenge

Every year, Art Presence Art Center presents a creative challenge to the artists of the Rogue Valley in southern Oregon. We issue a call to artists and jury all submissions, resulting in a themed show for the month of October.

The 2017 October Imaginarium: Hats & Masks

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2017 October Imaginarium: The Bat House, mask by Leona Keene Sewitsky

The Bat House, mask by Leona Keene Sewitsky

The 2017 October Imaginarium exhibits the artistic creations inspired by Art Presence Art Center’s fifth annual Creative Challenge. The theme of this year’s challenge, Hats & Masks, yielded many wonderfully creative pieces of art, all created by the artists of southern Oregon. The show’s organizers are delighted, and say that the artists did a great job of interpreting the theme. The Imaginarium Small Works section offers smaller, more affordable pieces to delight Halloween lovers and cosplay enthusiasts. The show opens October 6 and runs through October 29, with the gallery open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

October Imaginarium: Hats & Masks - paintings, masks and hats included in this year's exhibition

2017 October Imaginarium: a few of the paintings, masks and hats in this year’s exhibition

Do stop in to see the zany and imaginative artwork in this fantastic exhibition and consider a purchase. Everything from fine art with a Halloween twist and whimsical 3D pieces to wearable art and unique gifts awaits your discerning eye for creative treasures specially made for this year’s show! The 2017 October Imaginarium: Hats & Masks has it all, and we’re sure you will find just the thing to complete your Halloween costume, decorate for a Halloween party, or give as a gift. The show ends a few days before the holiday so you can take your purchases home in time.

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Have you been summoning your own creativity to make a fabulous costume for Halloween? Please, join us in your Halloween finest to welcome the participating artists from throughout southern Oregon at a festive reception on Saturday, October 7, from 1–4 pm, featuring live music by Minstrel Streams.

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The October Imaginarium – Coming Soon!

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October Imaginarium Call to Artists: October Creative Challenge show flyer

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October Imaginarium Call to Artists & Application

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October Imaginarium Call to Artists

Each year Art Presence Art Center hosts the artistic results of a creative challenge in October.  You are invited to participate in our 5th October Creative Challenge, THE OCTOBER IMAGINARIUM: HATS AND MASKS, An Artfully Twisted Halloween Exhibit.
We are very excited about this year’s show and hope you will consider joining us.  Below is the October Imaginarium Call to Artists and Application for the show.  Please read through it carefully, as it includes ALL THE INFO you will need to know about the show including dates, ideas, suggestions, and guidelines for your artwork.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of us and we will do our best to answer your questions.  Please print this application so you can fill it out and have the info on the show, where to mail it, etc.  If you do not have a printer, we have applications at the gallery to pick up behind the counter.
There will be a general meeting sometime at the end of August for participating artists, and some reminders that we would love to have you send the applications back to us AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so we have an idea of how many will be in the show.  Here’s to a great Exhibit!
Cheers,
The Imaginarium Curators:
Katharine Gracey:   kmgracey@charter.net
Margery Mercer:     mmercerart@gmail.com
Leona Sewitsky:     leonakeene@gmail.com
October Imaginarium Call to Artists
October Imaginarium Call to Artists
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Gallerie Carnevale October Creative Challenge

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Events, October Creative Challenge | 0 comments

Gallerie Carnevale

Art Presence Art Center Invites You to Our Fourth Annual October Creative Challenge

Gallerie Carnevale : Make-Up, watercolor painting of a clown puttingon makeup by Anne Brooke

“Make-Up” by Anne Brooke

Gallerie Carnevale, Art Presence Art Center’s Fourth Annual October Creative Challenge, presents artwork in a circus theme with touches of Halloween. We announced our fourth October Creative Challenge earlier this year. As a result, 27 artists from all over the valley contributed amazing works.  Due to their inspiration and creativity, the show includes incredible sculptures as well as 2 dimensional pieces in oil, acrylic, watercolor, fabric and collage. This delightful exhibit opens September 30th and remains on display through the month. So, we thank all the participating artists for their wonderful contributions!

You’re invited to the Gallerie Carnevale artists reception this Saturday, October 1st from 1 to 4 pm at 206 North Fifth Street, next to the Courthouse.  There will be refreshments, a balloon man, and an activity table where you can decorate and make your own pinwheel.  Most of all, you can meet the artists behind the Gallerie Carnevale! The Gallery is open from 11 to 5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  We hope you will join us!

 

 

 

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October Creative Challenge Artist Deadline Extended!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in October Creative Challenge, Opportunities | 0 comments

October Creative Challenge Artist Deadline Extended : art presence call to artists 2016 october creative challengeArt Presence Art Center has extended the deadline for artist applications to enter “Gallerie Carnevale” Our Fourth Annual October Creative Challenge!

Our new deadline for artist entries is August 1, 2016.

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Art Presence Call to Artists 2016 October Creative Challenge

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Art Presence Call to Artists 2016

October Creative Challenge

Art Presence Art Center calls to artists for entries to our fourth annual October Creative Challenge. This year’s challenge is for artworks depicting the spirit and magic of a carnival/circus and of course Halloween. there are more details in the pdf embedded below. It’s full size, so feel free to download and print it out, complete the entry form and send it in. We eagerly await the submission of your art, and look forward with great anticipation to hanging all the entries for our Gallerie Carnevale exhibition in October 2016!

Entry deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Delivery of artwork: September 23-25 during gallery hours, 11am–5pm.

Save the date for the Artist Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2016.

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