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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.

July Guest Artist: Judy Richardson

Oil and pastel artist Judy Richardson graces the Guest Artist wall this month with her beautiful and intriguing paintings. In her paintings, she hopes to evoke a memory or feeling,…
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July Artist of the Month: Caleb Salvadori

Caleb Salvadori is a photographer known for his unique ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia through his captivating images. His distinctive style revolves around shooting on film, a medium…
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June Member Artist: Susan Nahabedian

You may find yourself feeling a little zen while experiencing Susan’s acrylic and pastel works, known for her exquisite renderings of rocks, boulders, cliffs, and water. Come explore her renderings…
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June Guest Artist: Catie Faryl

We are honored to show the work of Activist Artist Catie Faryl. Catie’s artwork addresses the ambiguity and poignancy of the human condition through watercolors, etchings, and oil paintings using…
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May Member Artist: Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is showing off his talent crafting a variety of wooden creations. Taking unwanted wood and creating amazing artwork, Chris produces sustainably sourced, locally crafted, beautiful wooden bowls. See more of…
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May Open Call Show: “Jacksonville”

Instead of showing a single guest artist this month, Art Presence is delighted to present a special collection that captures the historic soul of Jacksonville. Our latest exhibition is a…
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