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October Virtual Exhibition

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Events, Featured, October Creative Challenge, Open Shows | 2 comments

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October Imaginarium 2020

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Featured, October Creative Challenge, Open Shows | 0 comments

“Light Up the Dark,” our October Imaginarium 2020 exhibition, opened Friday, September 18 and continues through Sunday, November 1. This year the exhibition is an illuminating display of fun and out-of-the-mainstream art featuring unique paintings, 3D assemblages, sculpture, textile art, ceramics, lamps, woodworking, and glass works from over 26 talented local artists.  Visitors can expect to see a range of one-of-a-kind, thought-provoking, elegant and whimsical pieces in this exhibit.

We’ve added two weeks to give viewers more time to enjoy this popular show.  Due to COVID-19 safety issues we will not host an opening reception this year. Please remember that the gallery is again closed on Thursdays through the Fall/Winter season. Our current hours are 11 am – 5 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come “Light Up the Dark” with us…it’s been a tough year. The show is aptly themed and the works are, too.

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2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2020 in Angels Show, Featured, Open Shows, Opportunities | 0 comments

2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

2020 Angels show call to artists

Many thanks to 2019 Angel Artist Katherine Bird for permission to use her angel from the show!

It’s that time again! Time to find your angel art or create something new and submit it in response to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource 8th annual 2020 Angels Show call to artists. Here’s the application form with rules and procedures that you can download and complete, then submit with your angel art at the gallery. Please include  titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.

We don’t ask for traditional representations of angels, though they are welcome. What we’re looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and look forward to seeing yours!

This year we’re changing things up a little for the Angels Show. First, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not plan to have a reception. However, the gallery will produce a virtual tour video that we will post widely across our websites and social networks. Second, to keep the works on display to the level that the gallery’s patrons have come to expect, the show is now juried. Finally, due to space limitations and our mutual desire to display every artist’s art without crowding, each artist will have a maximum of two pieces accepted. There is also a size limit of 48″ in any direction for all pieces. And we have to say this…all angels must be your own original artwork – no giclees, please! As always, all angels must remain on display until the show ends.

Here’s how to submit your angels for jurying and a timeline of important phases between now and the show’s opening:

  1. Visit this link to download the form, print and complete.
  2. Include a summary of information about your art with titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.
  3. Bring your angel art to the gallery with your form and summary on November 23, 24 or 25. **Be sure to wear your mask and be prepared to observe social distancing measures while in the gallery. Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk.
  4. Jurying takes place the week following Thanksgiving. Artists are then notified of the status of their work’s acceptance.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 4, 5 or 6.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 4 and continues through Sunday, December 27.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, December 28.

All angel art must be for sale, and Art Presence realizes 35% of sales. There is no additional fee for submitting your art or participation in the show.

**IMPORTANT! Please note that the gallery observes mandatory masking and social distancing guidelines. When you come to the gallery to drop off and pick up artwork, you must wear a mask and observe physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Artists manning the gallery are keeping everything clean and safe, and hand sanitizer is available at the front counter.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! In light of the difficulties this year has presented for all of us, angels are just the thing to wrap up the year. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show. Let’s make this is best angels show yet! Thank you so much for answering the 2020 Angels Show Call to Artists!

If you have any trouble at all with the pdf file below, please visit the call to artists at Southern Oregon Artists Resource or our Facebook page.

Download (PDF, 171KB)

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Seventh Annual Angels Show

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in Angels Show, Events, Open Shows | 0 comments

postcard for the 2019 Angels Show with details

Seventh Annual Angels Show

Now comfortably settled into its new home at Art Presence Art Center, the Angels Show celebrates its seventh exhibition!

Come to a festive Angels reception on Saturday, December 7 from 1–3 pm after enjoying the Jacksonville Christmas Parade! See dozens of unique artistic interpretations of angels covering the back wall of the gallery! Freestanding angels as well as paintings! Meet the special artists participating in this show!

To get the first look at the show and first opportunity to make one of this year’s angels your own (or give to a friend), come on Friday, December 6, when the show opens at 11 am.

What to Expect

We have seen a wide variety of angels in each past Angels show – impressionist, realist, and abstract, mystical and cute, fierce and gentle, earthy and celestial, imploring, serving and helping. The artists who participate range from small children to experienced professional artists. We see nearly every medium represented in every show, from oils, watercolors and acrylics to ceramics, bronze, glass and assemblage with natural and/or man made materials. This kind of diversity is present in this year’s show as well.

The angels you see in this post are wonderful examples of abstract angels. Katherine Bird created the golden angel in the 2019 show poster above. Art Presence member Brenda Mills Brannan created the angel below for this year’s show.

A Brief History of the Angels Show

Southern Oregon Artists Resource, an online directory of the southern Oregon art community created by Hannah West Design, sponsored the Angels Show from its inception. Hannah curated the art displays at the GoodBean Cafe in Jacksonville for 7 years. In 2012, Mary Kell, GoodBean co-owner, asked Hannah if she could have angels on the wall for Christmas. Fortunately she asked with enough time for Hannah to send out a call to artists! Mary got her angels and a new Christmas tradition in Jacksonville was born.

When the cafe updated its art policy, the angels lost their nest, so Hannah and Mary asked the executive director of Art Presence if the show might find a new home at the gallery. The angels were received with open arms! Its first time in a true gallery setting, the 2018 Angels show was an amazing exhibition, with 70 pieces of angelic art created by over 40 artists. It won a terrific audience reception and many angels found new homes with Art Presence patrons.

Give an Angel a Home!

The 2019 Angels show will continue on display until Sunday, December 29. The angels are on display concurrently with Art Presence’s annual Holiday Treasures show. Holiday Treasures let you take your art finds home upon purchase for giving during the holiday season. However, the angels must remain on display through the end of the show. We believe that our artist’s angels make perfect holiday gifts, so we encourage you to consider giving an angel to that special person on your gift-giving list.

Mercy Flight, painting of an angel for the Angels Show 2019 by Brenda Mills Brannan

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2019 October Imaginarium – Mischief & Magic!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019 in Events, October Creative Challenge, Open Shows | 0 comments

The 6th annual October Imaginarium art show at Art Presence Art Center is here! This has become one of the gallery’s most popular exhibits, and this year’s theme is Mischief & Magic. Artists from throughout southern Oregon created whimsical, thought-provoking, out-of-the-mainstream art in response to our October Creative Challenge.  It’s an event not to be missed!

October Imaginarium opens Friday, October 4 and continues through Sunday, October 27. On display on the back wall is our Palette Paint-Off, with magical artwork on artists’ palettes.

Art Presence invites you to a spellbinding reception for the artists on Saturday, October 5, from 1–4 pm. Jacksonville author Sharon Mehdi will be here doing numerology readings. You can also take a photo with our mischievous Scarecrow at the Selfie Station. And there will be live music by Martin Ball, hors d’oeuvres and wine to enjoy along with the show.

We would like to congratulate Art Presence member, Mark Daucher, whose beautiful graphic image of persimmons appears on the cover of this month’s Jacksonville Review! You can see more of his stunning work in this month’s show.

Here are a few of the daringly creative pieces of art you will find in this show:

Saturday, October 12, from 5–7:30 pm, will be the last Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk until next spring. Come to the gallery for a special demonstration by Patricia Wormuth and let the tricksy headless scarecrow paint your portrait in a reprise of the Imaginarium Selfie Station. Don’t miss it!

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Call to Artists for Angels Show

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Angels Show, Events, Open Shows, Opportunities | 1 comment

Call to Artists – Angel Art for 7th Annual Angels Show

Southern Oregon Artists Resource and Art Presence Art Center call to artists for angel art to be exhibited in our Seventh Annual Angels Show this December.

Angel on HIgh, watercolor by Katherine Bird from the 2018 Angels Show

“Angel on High,” watercolor by Katherine Bird from the 2018 Angels Show

We seek your INTERPRETATION of angels in your choice of medium and style. You are not limited to the traditional or religious styles commonly seen this time of year. The amazing variety of angels in various mediums, styles and techniques in past shows has drawn many favorable comments from attendees and patrons. We prefer new angels, but gladly invite prior years’ artists and their angels to return.

We have some pedestals to accommodate freestanding 3D angels, but you should be prepared to bring your own. For 2D art, there is a limit of 2 pieces with a maximum dimension of 48 inches each.

Submissions are not technically juried, but we do review and prioritize them in the event we run out of space. If this occurs, new angels will have priority over repeat entries. Painting a new angel for this year’s show? Send us an email to let us know as soon as possible! Please include the approximate dimensions of your piece(s).

Important Dates

  • Entry Deadline:  November 18th.
  • Artwork drop-off dates: November 23, 24 and 25th.
  • We will hang the show on Thursday, December 5th.
  • The show opens on Friday, December 6th.
  • Reception is Saturday, December 7th, from 1–3 pm.
  • Closing date is Sunday, December 29th.

Angels Display

The Angels Show hangs on the back wall of the gallery. It is exhibited alongside the gallery’s popular Holiday Treasures show of gift items. Holiday Treasures always draws a steady stream of holiday shoppers throughout the month. Therefore, the Angels Show is virtually guaranteed a wide audience. Art Presence Art Center is conveniently located at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Advertising and Promotion

We had wonderful audience reception and respectable sales in 2018, our first show in a true gallery setting. Art Presence and SOAR will promote the exhibition through social media and local print media to ensure another great reception this year. We ask artists to help by sharing their angels on social media with the details of the show and reception.

Submit Your Entries!

Please download and fill out the entry form below. Submit your entry to gallery director Anne Brooke with images of your angel art at anne@brookewatercolor.com. Anne will also be happy to answer any questions not addressed on the form.

Download (PDF, 56KB)

Please share with artist friends and fellow members of artist groups. We also invite you to share it in your newsletters, online announcements and artist group meetings.

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