October Creative Challenge Artist Deadline Extended!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in October Creative Challenge, Opportunities | 0 comments

October Creative Challenge Artist Deadline Extended : art presence call to artists 2016 october creative challengeArt Presence Art Center has extended the deadline for artist applications to enter “Gallerie Carnevale” Our Fourth Annual October Creative Challenge!

Our new deadline for artist entries is August 1, 2016.

Read More

Taste of Summer Call to Artisans

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Taste of Summer Call to Artisans

Taste of Summer is an annual celebration in Jacksonville presented by Britt Music & Arts Festival and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The event includes a wine walk, live music, food booths, art, classic cars and more. This will be the second year in which selected artisans or crafters will be invited to show and sell their products. Art Presence is committed to its ongoing participation in the Taste, and we hope you will choose to celebrate the opening of the Britt Music & Arts Festival 2016 concert season by participating with your own booth—in the center of the action in downtown Jacksonville—this spring!

Anne Brooke - Artist Exhibit and Demo on 3rd Street at the Taste of Summer Festival 2012

Anne Brooke – Artist Exhibit and Demo on 3rd Street at the Taste of Summer Festival 2012


Applicants must be displaying unique, handmade art, food or craft items. Preference given to
crafts or wares that fit into the themes of the day, which include a celebration of summer in Jacksonville, wine, music and more. In order not to compete with Jacksonville shops, jewelry will not be included in this show.

Selection process/procedure:

Applications will be reviewed by the Taste of Summer committee. Committee will select up to 20 artisans/crafters to participate in the 2016 event

Artisans interested in being selected should submit the following:

Name and contact information
Photos/samples of their work
Statement about the work and why they would like to participate

Send to:

Sara King Cole

Britt Music & Arts Festival

mail: 216 W. Main Street, Medford, OR 97501

email: marketing@brittfest.org

Deadline for consideration: April 11.

Selected artisans will be notified by April 15.
Selected applicants must be able to provide their own display booth and materials. We recommend a portable tent for coverage.
Selected applicants must pay a $75 entry fee to the Taste of Summer, including a $10 day use business license to the City of Jacksonville.


Read More

Call to Artists – Vision Quilt National Art Project

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Events, Opportunities | 0 comments

Call to Artists – National Art Project

Call to Artists - National Art Project on Gun Violence
A group of citizens in the Rogue Valley are so concerned about the gun violence in this country they are proposing a VISION QUILT project to cultivate compassionate change and help create a country that embraces gun sense not gun violence. We call to artists for entries to our national art project.

We need diversity. We need art. We need you!

Create a cloth panel with a message that resonates with you on this issue. You can do this solo at home or join us at Art Presence on November 4th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Space is limited that day to the first 15 people who sign up. Please RSVP to the email address below to 1) sign up or 2) let us know you plan to make a panel on your own.
Canvas panel blanks (gessoed or plain) will be available for purchase for $5 on November 4th or bring your own fabric. However, artists need to provide their own materials to create their designs. Panels will be collected, juried and displayed locally and nationally as the project unfolds.


Final dimensions: 18″ X 24″ with finished edges.
Media: oil or acrylic painting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, silkscreen, stencils, digital printing. Please, no glues, however.
Final Deadline: By November 29 to Art Presence from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To RSVP or Questionsvisionquilt@gmail.com

Thank you so much for thoughtfully considering to add your unique voice to this collaboration of concerned and compassionate humans.

Read More

Call To Artists – 2015 October Creative Challenge

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center Calls to All Southern Oregon Artists to our October 2015 Creative Challenge, “Moon Lunacy”

Entry deadline Monday June 29, 2015


The pdf files below are printable size. Mouse over the top right corner so you can click the “pop out” button to more easily view and download them from Google docs (and even more options, like saving to your own Google Drive).

Download (PDF, 11.29MB)

Download (PDF, 6.09MB)

Read More

Artist Opportunity – World of Wine / Asante Benefit for Children’s Miracle Network

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Opportunities | 0 comments

The World of Wine and Asante have joined together to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network and over time are trying to think of creative ways to do this. One of the things they are planning involves artists! Artists will be painting a wine barrel to be auctioned off at their event in August.
The barrels will be provided, and the proper way to seal them and a place to paint them will also be provided. Each artist will get $700 for their effort. Please consider doing this, and contact Anne Brooke to let her know as soon as possible.

Read More

Art Presence Announces Second Annual Creative Challenge

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Dia de Los Muertos Day of the Dead 2014 at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon October 2014The Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville invites you to participate in our 2nd Annual Creative Challenge,  (Day of the Dead): A fiesta of visual arts, music and food.

The Art Presence Art Center is a non-profit organization established 4 years ago now under the umbrella of the Arts Council of Southern Oregon. It is located at 206 5th Street in Jacksonville in the former Children’s Museum.

THE CHALLENGE is to create art pieces or an altar pertaining to the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in your chosen medium and style in your own interpretation of that holiday. The artwork may be comprised of paintings, mixed media, collage, papier-mâché, assemblage, photography, shrines (wall or to sit on pedestals) or altars. We encourage 3 dimensional artwork as well.

We do not have any restrictions on the size of the artwork or the number of art pieces each artist can submit. This special exhibit is scheduled for OCTOBER 3 through NOVEMBER 2, 2014. As we are a non-profit organization there will be a $25.00 per person entry fee for this special exhibit. This fee will cover hanging, promotion, printing and mailing as well as the gallery rent for this exhibit. There will also be a gallery commission of 25% on artwork sold during this exhibit.

The exhibit will open on Friday, October 3, 2014 and a special artist reception will be held on Saturday, October 4 from noon to 4PM.

RSVP ARTIST ENTRY DEADLINE is Friday, August 1, 2014. Artwork must be delivered to the gallery on September 26, 27, and 28 during gallery hours from 11AM to 5PM.

Are your creative juices flowing? If you are ready to step forward and accept this artistic challenge, mail in your entry fee with your entry form by Friday, August 1, 2014 to Art Presence, P.O. Box 185, Jacksonville, Oregon 97530

This will be a fun experience for all, so please join us!! Please read the enclosed Dia de los Muertos information sheet.

Artfully yours

Dia de los Muertos Committee
Anne Brooke, Katharine Gracey and Margery Mercer

Download the complete application and prospectus here: 2014_creative_challenge_prospectus 6.7 Mb

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest