Exhibition Announcements

There was a time when our charming town had numerous galleries and frequent art exhibitions. However, over time they dwindled one by one until there were none left. Consequently, Art Presence came together as a means for Jacksonville artists to secure small exhibition spaces within local businesses…for one day each month. Over time, the organization grew and evolved, and in 2012 we obtained the building previously known as the Children’s Museum. Local history buffs know it as the historic Jacksonville Jail. Many renovations and loving efforts have made this a beautiful gallery space for art exhibitions. Importantly, some artists who’ve migrated here from high-value markets feel this is the most professional art gallery in southern Oregon.

We invite you to visit our gallery! Slow down a moment in this airy, yet intimate space. Take your time as you view exhibitions of artwork created by local artists and a growing collection of books by local authors.

Art Presence Art Center Interior - Main Gallery - Art Exhibitions
Wood & Waterfalls

Wood & Waterfalls

Art Presence Art Center offers a glimpse of this greening in our February Guest Artist show. Aptly titled Wood & Waterfalls, this new show will feature stunning functional art from the Siskiyou...

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2023 Naked Art

2023 Naked Art

Naked Art returns to the Main Gallery in January. You know how it works—members bring their original fine art and hang it “naked” in the gallery without mats or frames. You get to add to your fine...

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December 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit

December 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit

The closing exhibition of 2022 is a particularly beautiful collection of works by our member artists. The show opens Friday, December 2, and closes Sunday, January 1, with a reception on Saturday,...

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Member Artist of the Month, Chris Anderson

Member Artist of the Month, Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson Meet our December 2022 Member Artist of the Month, Chris Anderson! A newer member of the Art Center, Anderson moved to Jacksonville in August 2020. Having grown up in Ashland and...

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November 2022 Guest Exhibit

November 2022 Guest Exhibit

Inspired by the Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water The Calligraphers Guild All of creation was once understood as a dance of elements: fire, air, water, and earth. -Glenn Aparicio Parry It is...

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Member of the Month Desmond Serratore

Member of the Month Desmond Serratore

This month is the inaugural show for our Member Artist of the Month. For our November member of the Month, we feature Desmond Serratore. “Creating art is the most pleasurable sensation I have ever...

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November 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit

November 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit

Our October / November 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit / Members Show continues through Sunday, November 27, with a reception on Saturday, November 5, from 1–3 pm, with the addition of several new pieces....

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September-October 2022 Guest Exhibit

September-October 2022 Guest Exhibit

Experimental Abstract Paintings by Alx Fox We are honored to feature the work of Alx Fox as our Guest Artist for September/October 2022. Her September 2022 Guest Exhibit opens Friday, September 16,...

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September 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit

September 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit

Our members' show in the Main Gallery Exhibit continues through September. The works below speak to the quality of the art our members faithfully create for patrons to consider adding to their...

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August 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit

August 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit

Come to the gallery and see the fine artworks our artist members have created for our August 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit! This show opens Friday, August 5, with a reception on Saturday, August 6, from...

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