Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events, Featured | 0 comments

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Coming July 1, 2017

On the front lawn at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon!Artists Workshop July 2017 Plein Air Event Show and Sale


The Artists Workshop holds this year’s Plein Air Event from June 28–July 1, 2017. Participating artists paint on location for three days. On July 1, they present their work for a show, sale and awards on the front lawn of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Awards day begins with an exciting quick-paint competition from 10 am to noon. Then the awards ceremony takes place at 2:30 pm. Over 30 artists participate in this year’s plein air event, therefore a wide range of plein air painting styles will be available to interested collectors. Jurors are Willo Balfrey and Richard McKinley, so awards are decided by two of the Valley’s most highly respected artists!

The event takes place alongside the July reception for our new art exhibit, so be sure to come inside and view the art works in the gallery too!

About the Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon

The Artist’s Workshop was founded in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon in 1979 by Jacksonville artist Elaine Witteveen. Now the Artists’ Workshop of Southern Oregon, the group has grown to an organization with over 40 artists working in a wide range of mediums.

Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon members interested in plein-air painting meet weekly at “paint-outs” at locations throughout the Rogue Valley. Indoor drawing and painting sessions, often featuring a live model, are available during inclement weather.

Each August, Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon holds its annual art show and sale. The show is open to all members.

Membership is open to artists of all levels of artistic ability/development. Click here to download the membership application form.

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Summer at Last!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Featured, Member Shows | 0 comments

Summer At Last!

Come to Art Presence Art Center’s gallery to view and celebrate the end of a long, wet winter with us!  Summer At Last!, our June-July member show of summer themed artworks, opens on Friday, June 2 and continues through Sunday, July 30. Meet the artists at a reception on Saturday, June 3 from 1–3 pm. Tomorrow’s reception features wine tasting by Cliff Creek Winery, Sharon Mehdi’s author reading from her book, “A Curious Quest for Absolute Truth,” refreshments, and live music by Minstrel Streams.

Sharon Mehdi reads from her book, “A Curious Quest for Absolute Truth.” at 1:00 pm on Saturday June 3, 2017
Visit Our Offsite Exhibits

  • Medford Library: Photography by Tom Ommen
  • Pioneer Village: Watercolor paintings by Anne Brooke on display through the end of June; Abstract acrylics by Patrick Beste beginning June 29.
  • Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Library: Textile art by Charlotte Wirfs on display through August.

Don’t Miss These Events at Art Presence Art Center!

• Saturday, June 17 from 1– 3 pm: Wine tasting by Valley View Winery
• July 1: Come by Art Presence Art Center to see the juried results of the Artists Workshop’s 2017 Southern Oregon Plein Air Event on display on the Courthouse grounds in front of our gallery…one day only!

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Pocket Sketching Workshop with Kath Macauley

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Events, Featured, Workshops | 0 comments

We are SO excited about Kath Macauley’s Pocket Sketching workshop, the first art workshop to be offered in our upstairs classroom!  No more lugging an easel and paints to a location to capture your plein air impressions, missing opportunities or working from photographs because you were traveling and couldn’t bring art supplies. Perfect for hiking, biking, sitting in a cafe or standing in line—take it anywhere, whip it out in a minute, preserve a memory in 25 minutes or less and put away with no clean-up. Ideal for travel.

Please save the date and plan to attend this program that will make creating art more accessible and convenient for anyone.  You will find all the information you need to register and be prepared for the Pocket Sketching workshop in the PDF below. Just click to enlarge to see the entire brochure or download it to your computer.

Kath Macauley’s artist statement:

As an artist, I enjoy capturing the moment. There is always a reason to paint something that catches the eye and the mind. Most of my paintings are designed to give the viewer a feeling of serenity, and of having visited the same location. As an instructor, I delight in teaching my easy, totally portable, no-clean-up technique for beginners and professionals alike.
The workshops are well organized, fast, loaded with information.

Motto: Learn enough to play for a lifetime.


CURRENT: full time using/teaching Pocket Sketching workshops nationally. Recent locations include Sedona Art Center, Tucson Botanical Garden, Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Have competed successfully with oils and watercolors in national shows and taught oil and watercolor workshops in the Southwest. Previous Artist Agent for 11 artists, establishing gallery relationships from San Diego, CA to Taos, NM while studying art marketing at NMSU.

Learn more at www.pocketsketching.com. Supplies and DVDs available on her website.



  1. Minimal equipment.
  2. Totally portable.
  3. A quick personal way of recording what’s immediately in front of you.
  4. Meditation.
  5. No fear of being “watched” because you’re in your personal space.
  6. Ease of carrying.
  7. Always ready.
  8. No clean-up.
  9. Easy to learn for absolute beginners and advanced artists.
  10. Use anywhere.
  11. Capture your impression.








kath@pocketsketching.com 520-318-9291,

800-399-3218 520-870-9990 (CELL)


Contact and Reservation: Anne Brooke
P.O. Box 185

Jacksonville, OR 97530


Art Presence Art Center

206 North 5th Street

Jacksonville Oregon, 97530

When: June 16th, 17th and 18th

Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm each day

Price: $225.

Deposit: $100, $125 the first day of class.

Supplies: $42.00 at the workshop for paint set, paper, water soluble pen and water container, instructor brings extra things such as custom fanny pack, not essential.

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