Angels Show

Art Presence Art Center presents the annual Angels Show every December. Goodbean Coffee and Southern Oregon Artists Resource sponsor this exhibition of original angel-themed art. Angels Show History Mary Kell, co-owner of GoodBean Coffee in Jacksonville, Oregon, had the original idea for the Angels Show. At the time Hannah West curated the cafe’s art exhibits. Using her connections through Southern Oregon Artists Resource, she began sending annual calls to artists. Ultimately she curated four Angels Shows for the GoodBean. What is the key to the show’s appeal? Artists are not limited to traditional or Christmas-style angels. Free to experiment, they create their own artistic interpretations. Therefore participating is fun and challenging for artists. Furthermore, the show offers a wonderful diversity of medium, style and creative interpretation for viewers and collectors. Not surprisingly, there is something for everyone in every Angels Show! For this reason the show gained increasing traction in the community each year. Changes However, things changed in 2017. For personal reasons on both parts, the angels lost their home. So, in 2018 Mary and Hannah asked Anne Brooke of Art Presence about moving the show to their gallery. The Art Presence Board of Directors approved, and all agreed to host the show at Art Presence. Consequently Art Presence billed the Angels Show as a Guest Exhibit. Hannah stayed on as curator. And the show proved a befitting companion to the gallery’s popular Holiday Treasures show. Future The reboot was a tremendous success and set new records for the show. Over 40 artists participated, contributing 70 pieces of original angel art. In addition, over 175 people attended the reception. Most importantly, the works of angel art were very well received. As a result, the Angels Show will continue indefinitely in its new gallery home. Now we anticipate the coming year’s Angels Show. And we invite you to the reception on the first Saturday of December. So come and see why the Angels Show has become a beloved part of Jacksonville’s Christmas tradition. Perhaps one will find a new home with you!

Call to Artists for Angels Show

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Angels Show, Events, Featured, Open Shows, Opportunities | 0 comments

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 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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