September Exhibit, “Harvest”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Author Readings, Events, Member Shows, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Don’t miss the September exhibit opening September 1st at Art Presence Art Center, where we will feature paintings by Dolores Ribal, soft edged landscapes bordering on the abstract, incredible use of color, unusual viewpoints.  The Reception is September 2nd, Saturday,  from 1 to 3.  206 N 5th Street in Jacksonville, OR.

Call 541-941-7057 for more information.

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Retrospective of Elaine Witteveen

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Elaine Witteveen, jacksonville, oregon artist and founder of the Artists Workshop

Elaine Witteveen

Art Presence Art Center will host a Retrospective of Elaine Witteveen, who passed away in March  Her work goes from realistic to experimental and uses a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic and collage.

The prices on these works is unbelievably reasonable, the highest price being $375 for a full sheet watercolor, glassed and framed.  Her sketch books will be for sale and there are many unframed paintings

The piece can go home with you upon purchase.

If you are an interior designer or just redesigning your own space, come take a look, beautiful fine art at very reasonable prices.

The exhibit opens on Friday, September 4th at 11:00 and ends on Sunday, September 26th.  The gallery is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5 PM.  We are located at 206 Fifth Street in Jacksonville OR, next to the Courthouse.




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Elaine Witteveen Retrospective

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Art Presence presents an exhibit of paintings by Elaine Witteveen, including watercolors, acrylics and collage. The show opens on September 4th, Friday and runs through September 27th, Sunday.  The gallery is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5 PM.  There will be a reception for the exhibit on Saturday, the 5th from 12 to 3 PM.  All works are for sale, including many unframed originals.

Working her magic with the tools of her trade.

Working her magic with the tools of her trade.

Red Flowers in Blue Vase

She started the Monday Artists  Workshop in 1979 and continued to paint with the group until her death in March, 2015.

She had lived in Jacksonville since 1964 and has been an incredible role model for many local artists.


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Figure Drawing

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center presents Figure Drawing every Monday from 1 to 3 pm. The cost is $10 and there is no need to register. These models are professional and this is such a wonderful way to improve your drawing skills an make you a more powerful painter. Join us for this new event.

paul, pencil sketch

paul, pencil sketch

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

During the month of October, Art Presence Art Center has as it’s theme, “El Dia de Los Muertos” or Day of the Dead. The paintings, assemblages, altars, and photographs are truly representational of the celebration and culture of the time. The gallery is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 11 to 5 p.m. and runs through November 2nd. Please join us to view this exciting exhibit.Masks
The watercolor, “Masks”, is by Anne Brooke

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Mayan Hand Carved Scull

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Domingo Juan Canil, one of the Guatemala Mayan’s from the province of Quiche in Guatemala, is one of the artists who carved the many beautiful skulls we have on display at Art Presence Art Center. He learned to carve from his father at a young age and chose muted colors to paint his art.
These carved masks can be traced back to Pre-Classic period (2000 BC-250 AD). The folklore of masks reaches one of its highest forms in Guatemala, a country known for its great pre-Columbian culture. The indigenous populations continue to preserve their culture in spite of Western influences in the country.Skull Mask
De Die de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is presented during the month of October at Art Presence, 206 5th St. in Jacksonville Oregon. We are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. The reception to meet the Artists is Saturday, October 4th, from 12 to 4. Don’t miss it!

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