Jacksonville: People, Places and Things

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in | 0 comments

The member artists of Art Presence Art Center are back! After a long hiatus during which local plein air works reveled in the gallery’s spotlight, our members are excited to show you their works in “Jacksonville: People, Places and Things,” an exhibition celebrating the every day beauty and charm of life in Jacksonville, Oregon. The show opens Friday, August 31 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in September, ending on Sunday, September 30.

Join us for a festive reception celebrating the artists behind Jacksonville: People, Places and Things, as well as guest artist Dan Mish and our recently renovated gallery space! Come to the gallery at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, OR on Saturday, September 1, from 1–3 pm. Chat with the artists over hors d’oeuvres catered by Bella Union and champagne, listen to beautiful live music by Minstrel Streams, enjoy an early look at our September exhibitions and celebrate our new interior!

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Champagne Grand Re-Opening!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in | 0 comments

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

Art Presence Art Center invites you to attend our Champagne Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, September 1, from 1–3 pm. Mark your calendar and join us in celebrating the renovations that have transformed our gallery space! We will have catered hors d’ouevres and sips of champagne for you to enjoy as you chat with the artists and view their works to the beautiful sounds of Minstrel Streams playing live music.

Our September member show, Jacksonville: People, Places and Things,  is joined by a must-see invitational exhibit, Life Left Undone, by Dan Mish of The Studio at Living Opportunities, our first official guest artist. His paintings will hang on the back wall. Meet all the artists exhibiting their work in September at our Grand Re-Opening.

Art Presence Art Center is located at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, next to the historic courthouse. We look forward to meeting you there!

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SO Plein Air 2018

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in | 0 comments

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018 logoartist painrting on location for the 2018 Southern Oregon Plein Air event SO Plein Air 2018The Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon and Central Art Supply have teamed up to present Southern Oregon Plein Air 2018! Artists have been painting outdorrs on location for days to create the works they enter in Saturday’s competitions! Come to Art Presence Art Center at 206 N 5th Street in Jacksonville, OR at 9:30 am on Saturday, June 23, to begin the festivities:

9:30–11:30 am: Watch an exciting a Quick Paint competition.

All Day: The “Petit Peintures, En Plein Air” show of previously created plein air paintings will be on the lawn in front of the gallery

All Day: The “En Plein Air” exhibition of paintings created for this year’s event will be on display inside the gallery June 23 through July 29

12:30–2:30 pm: Renowned plein air artist and this year’s juror, Aimee Erickson, demonstrates plein air painting on the Art Presence grounds

3–5 pm: SO Plein Air 2018 Awards Ceremony & Artist Reception

It’s going to be a fun day at Art Presence!

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Minstrel Streams Free Concert Series

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in | 0 comments

Minstrel Streams Free Concert Series

Minstrel Streams Free Concert Series: Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

Minstrel Streams will perform a series of free concerts at Art Presence this year. Sergey Oreshkin—whose blog, Ascentor, offers music reviews—says Minstrel Streams “speaks the language of music…you just have to listen to hear words in your heart…weaving subtle and elegant sound patterns through threads of classical, Baroque, Renaissance, Romanticism, and Celtic folk music.” Matt and Rebecca Stuart dedicate their lives and talent to “sharing the passionate language of music, from our hearts to yours.” Don’t miss their musical performances, taking place on Sundays from 2–4 pm on:

  • June 3
  • August 12
  • October 14
  • December 9
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An Afternoon with Minstrel Streams

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in | 0 comments

An Afternoon with Minstrel Streams

Small Treasures December Reception: New Members "Minstrel Streams" : PIcture of musicians Matt and Rebecca Stuart, new members of Art Presence

Musicians Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams will perform a live concert of their original music on Sunday, March 25 from 2–4 pm. Their critically acclaimed CD “New Horizon,” a GRAMMY contender, was recorded at Will Ackerman’s legendary Imaginary Road Studios, reaching a global audience with radio airplay around the world. Their promising new CD might just achieve even greater success!

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