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Poets on the Loose – Saturday April 13, 2019

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Events, Featured, Poets on the Loose | 0 comments

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Come to Jacksonville for Poets on the Loose 2019 on Saturday, April 13

Poets on the Loose in Jacksonville! Anne Brooke reads a poemt to two ladies taking a break from shopping on California Street

Anne Brooke reads a poem to two ladies taking a break from shopping on California Street during the 2018 event.

Poets on the Loose 2019 takes place on Saturday, April 13 in downtown Jacksonville, Oregon. People had so much fun during our first event last year that we’re bringing it back to celebrate National Poetry Month!

On Saturday, April 13, expect to see poets and poetry enthusiasts offering to read poems to random people on the street in downtown Jacksonville. When a poetry reader asks you, be ready to say Yes! Take a break, enjoy a free poetry reading, and take a copy of the poem home with you.

And have fun!!

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So You’ve Written a Book…

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Events, Featured | 2 comments

So You’ve Written a Book…What Now?

Lucky Valley Press is here to help!

So You've Written A Book...What Now? Meet David and Ginna Gordon of Lucky Valley Press in Jacksonville, Oregon at 5pm on Friday, April to find out!

David and Ginna Gordon of Lucky Valley Press

So you’ve written a book. What now? Meet David and Ginna Gordon at Art Presence Art Center at 5pm on Friday, April 12 to find out! Owners of Lucky Valley Press, a Jacksonville-based publishing company, David & Ginna can help you polish your work and successfully navigate every phase of publishing your book.

Lucky Valley has helped many authors bring their books to the public, including novels, cookbooks, inspirational and self-help books, memoirs, books about history, books for children, and gift books. The breadth of their repertoire assures you that whatever type of project you’re working on, they can bring their professional experience to the table and help you make your dream come true..

David and Ginna plan to discuss their pre-press checklist for creating a book, digital publishing, and more important information indie authors need to know. Their brochure for the talk gives us some hints.

  • Keeping your writing process organized
  • Sharing your work-in-progress with trusted individuals
  • Proofreading for spelling and grammar
  • Choosing an editor
  • Designing your book
  • Publishing and Distribution choices – their pros and cons

The Lucky Valley Pre-Press Checklist

  • Create digital files from hardcopy manuscript if necessary
  • Proofread manuscript multiple time by eye and with automated spell and grammar check
  • Edit text for continuity and flow
  • Choose and work with an iluustrator
  • Manage the design, layout and typography of the book’s contents
  • Edit photos and illustrations for high-res printing as needed
  • Design front and back covers
  • Acquire the ISBN and set up the book for retail distribution if desired
  • Preflight all documents for image resolution and fonts
  • Output final digital files for printing
  • Choose an online or local printer with quality book printing technology
  • Preparation of print or digital marketing materials if desired

And if you need help, after this meeting you’ll know local publishers you can turn to for experienced and caring assistance. So … You’ve written a book. Now What? Meet David & Ginna Gordon of Lucky Valley Press and pick their brains for the information you need on Friday, April 12 at 5pm.

“The Success is in the Details”

You can add the event to your calendar here.

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Class: Basic Drawing for Adults

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Classes, Featured | 0 comments

“There is a notion that artists are born with the ability to draw. No one arrives in this world with that gift! Drawing is a skill that must be learned. It is not hard, but requires mental discipline.

“Drawing will develop a cooperative process between your mind and your eyes. The mind must relinquish the role of know-it-all and allow the eye to be the teacher. The mind makes a lot of assumptions. Most of the time these assumptions are close enough to reality that we can get along in the world. In drawing, however, the less you assume, the more you will SEE. Please join me on a journey to develop this skill.“

-Anne Brooke, Director

Basic Drawing For Adults with Anne Brooke

Anne Brooke, who has taught drawing and watercolor for over 25 years and helped to cultivate the skills of many award-winning artists, leads our first Basic Drawing Class. Anne holds degrees in Art and Nursing and was trained in the classical method of drawing. Her classes are fun and safe—you will enjoy learning this skill! All supplies will be provided, cost is at your discretion.

First Session: March 11th through April 15th, Mondays from 3–4:30pm
Second Session: April 29th through June 3rd, Mondays from 3–4:30pm

Both classes take place at Art Presence Art Center, 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville. Pick up an application at the gallery or call 541-941-7057 to sign up.

FREE art classes for elementary school age children, taught by Brooke Nuckles, begin in June. Please note that this is a month earlier than we mentioned in last month’s issue. More details to come.

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Up and Away! March-April Members Show

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Events, Featured, Member Shows | 0 comments

Up and Away! Our March-April members’ show of art with an uplifting theme opens on Friday, March 1 and continues through Sunday, April 28.

Alongside our main show, a guest exhibit of works by returning member Zoe West hangs on the back wall.

Join us for a reception and meet the artists on Saturday, March 2, from 1–3 pm!

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Color Historic Jacksonville!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Featured, News | 3 comments

Color HIstoric Jacksonville, newly published coliring book by Anne Brooke - front cover

Color Historic Jacksonville, a uniquely local coloring book by Anne Brooke, Art Presence Founder and member artist, will be available for purchase during our Holiday Treasures exhibition in December. Color Historic Jacksonville is published by David and Ginna Gordon of Lucky Valley Press, a Jacksonville-based publisher. The pages of this 8 1/2” by 8 1/2” coloring book can be colored with colored pencil, crayon, marker or oil pastel. The coloring book sells for $19.95. Stop by the gallery on Friday, December 1 and be among those who get the first look, or join us at the reception on Saturday, December 2 from 1 to 3 pm.

Color Historic Jacksonville will be the perfect gift for this year’s holiday giving…lure friends and family from elsewhere to come for a visit or delight those closer to home with a chance to make their own historic Jacksonville artwork…with Anne’s outlines to guide the way!

Pictured above is a mockup of the front cover, and below is the back cover.

Color HIstoric Jacksonville, newly published coliring book by Anne Brooke - back cover

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