Elements of Southern Oregon: Anna Elkins at Pioneer Village

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Events, Pioneer Village Exhibits | 0 comments

Elements of Southern Oregon

Exhibit of Works by Anna Elkins at Pioneer Village

October 8 through January 6

Reception: Thursday, October 8, 4:30-6:30pm. 

Pioneer Village

805 North Fifth Street

Jacksonville, OR 97530

Art Presence is delighted to announce “Elements of Southern Oregon” an exhibit of new paintings by member artist Anna Elkins.

ANNA ELKINS is a traveling painter and poet. She earned a BA in art and English followed by an MFA and Fulbright Fellowship in poetry. She has written, painted, and taught on six continents—winning some things and loosing many others. Along the way, she has published a few books and exhibited many paintings. Her art hangs on walls around the world, and she just published her newest “children’s book for grownups,” And: The Story of More. Anna has happily set up her easel and writing desk in the mythical State of Jefferson.

I am in love with Southern Oregon in general, and Jacksonville in particular. The art in this exhibit portrays elements of our region—both natural and man-made.


There’s the natural: I walk the Jacksonville Woodlands almost every day when I’m in town. The Manzanita, the oak, the pine—all have become like neighbors. Each time I walk a trail, I notice a new detail: the vein of a leaf, the spread of a petal. These paintings celebrate such details.


There’s the man-made: I often sketch places and spaces I enjoy in our region—from coffee shops to vineyards. These vignettes capture an element, too: a flower pot, a sun umbrella, a window. I like to use quick sketches to highlight everyday surroundings.


Enjoy the elements!


anna elkins   a  r  t    +     w  o  r  d    +    s  p  i  r  i  t   annaelkins.com

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