Gallery Closure

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in News | 0 comments

After listening to members who are self-quarantining due to the coronovirus and those who are following instructions from the CDC and WHO, we have decided to close the gallery until further notice. Signs on both doors say “Because of recommendations by the CDC and WHO, Art Presence Art Center is Closed. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.”
We will continue to pay attention to what is going on in our community. And we’ll be sure to let you know when the gallery reopens.
This is sad for all of the artists participating in this exhibit but we hope everyone will understand. Please visit the websites of our member artists, which you can find in the sidebar on the right and on the Member Contact Info page.
Let’s all stay home and, if you are so inclined, “Do Art!”
Anne Brooke
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Celestial Journeys Exhibit and More July News

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019 in Events, 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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New Gallery Look!

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in News | 1 comment

Check Out Our New Gallery Look!

New Interior - Main Gallery - after adding drywall and painting, adding new carpet, a new hanging system and new art display panels at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, OR

New Interior – Main Gallery – after adding drywall and painting, adding new carpet, a new hanging system and new art display panels

The Board and member artists of Art Presence are immensely proud of our new interior! Previously, we completely resurfaced the walls—which had been covered with burlap—with drywall and a fresh coat of paint. We also added new carpet throughout the ground floor. The most recent renovations brought new art display panels and a new, more efficient hanging system to the main gallery. In addition to their practical value, the new panels also add more light and an airy feel that dramatically improves the presentation of artwork and the ambience of the main gallery. We’ve moved our Galleria boutique to the front room, too.

New Interior - Galleria at Art Presence - after adding new carpet and a new hanging system at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, OR

New Interior – Galleria at Art Presence – after adding new carpet and a new hanging system

Important Shout-Outs

Many thanks to Rob Buerk and the Board of the Jacksonville Boosters Foundation for granting us the monies to place the new panels in our main gallery. This gift has boosted our professional image and provides our artists with a beautiful ground for their art on display.

Our thanks also go to the City of Jacksonville for a grant from the Bed Tax Fund to place the new hanging system. This allows us to hang more artwork and to be more flexible with the hanging strategies for our bimonthly shows. It will also extend the life of our display panels.

Grand Re-Opening

We invite you to attend our Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, September 1, from 1–3 pm. Do join us as we celebrate the renovations that have transformed our space!

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Upcoming Plein Air Workshops!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Events, News, Workshops | 0 comments

We would like to share two plein air workshops sponsored by the Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon and Central Art Supply that you might be interested in attending.

Both workshops take place in June 2018. “En Plein Air” with Aimee Erickson runs June 18–20, and “Watercolor En Plein Air” with Vinita Pappas on June 18-19. To be eligible for either workshop you must be registered for the 2018 Southern Oregon Plein Air event. Registration for both workshops begins on March 1, 2018. More details in the flyers below:

Upcoming plein air workshops - Watercolor En Plein Air with Vinita Pappas Upcoming plein air workshops - En Plein Air with Aimee Erickson


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Color Historic Jacksonville!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in 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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Renovations Underway…and Preparations for Holiday Treasures, too!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Renovations Underway : Dolls from the studio of Patricia Wormuth in progress

As we announced last month, the gallery is closed for the month of November for renovations. We are well underway now! The initial preparations for the sheetrock work on the walls are complete and work is in progress.

In addition, our artists are working feverishly to create gorgeous gift items and fabulous art for the most discriminating people on your list! Pictured are dolls in progress from the studio of Patricia Wormuth.

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