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August Guest Artist Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Events, Featured, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

August Guest Artist Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

We would like to share with you a little about our distinguished August Guest Artist, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield.

Gienger-Stanfield’s studio is in the hills of Southern Oregon, where she holds weekly figurative sessions and teaches private lessons. She has taught workshops nationwide and has signature status with the American Impressionist Society, Pastel Society of America, and Northwest Pastel Society, and master signature status with Women Artists of the West.

Ilene’s first intensive studies were in portraiture, where her sensitivity to capturing the character of her subjects honed her drawing skills. Always open to learning, she then began observing subjects with a more abstract thought process, seeing only color, shapes, and how they fit together. This observation of shapes led to a broader range of subjects such as still life, landscape and figurative. Often Gienger-Stanfield does not know what she is painting, only the shapes she is painting. The last influential injection into Ilene’s current painting style was to strive for more original and clean color.

The combination of these influences—drawing, shape, and color—have led to a style that is “A space that is my own” quotes Gienger-Stanfield. With images pared down to the essentials, the viewer sees natural, simplistic, and truthful art.

Art Presence invites you to a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 3, from 1–3 pm. If you can’t make it, please save the date and come to the gallery for the Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk on August 10 from 5–7:30 pm.

Painting by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

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Celestial Journeys Exhibit and More July News

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019 in Events, Featured, Member Shows, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Celestial Journeys

Celestial Journeys, our show of art in a heavenly theme by Art Presence member artists, opens in the main gallery on Friday, July 5. Our guest exhibit for July is Jacksonville City Council member Ken Gregg, who shows images from his newly published small coffee table book, “A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs.”

Please join us for a reception for the artists on second Saturday, July 6, from 1–3pm, with wine tasting from Dancin Vineyards. Ken will sign the copy of the book you purchase.

Here are a few of the pieces you can expect to find in these exhibits:

Last Call for FREE Youth Drawing Class!

There is still room for children age 6–12 interested in learning the basics of drawing. Please register now to reserve their seat in Session 2 of our FREE Drawing for Youth class. Session 2 classes take place from 5:30–7:00 pm each Tuesday from July 30 through September 3. Brooke Nuckles, former Education Director for Rogue Gallery and Art Center, heads up this class. Provided materials are made possible by a grant from the Haines and Friends Foundation. Join us 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.

Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Art Presence will host the Chamber of Commerce mixer on Thursday, July 11, from 5– 7pm. The event will be catered by Bella Union.

Calls to Artists

Art Presence calls to artists for our annual October Creative Challenge, an open call for works that will be displayed in our October Imaginarium show. Find all the details in this post.

Art Presence calls to artists for the 7th Annual Angels Show, to be on exhibit as a guest show in December. Angel artists interested in participating in this year’s show should send an email to Anne Brooke to let her know. If you have angel art already prepared, please include images of the works you plan to enter. We will post more details as soon as more details are confirmed.

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