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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.

April Guest Artist: Andre Satie

Andre Satie – Tiny Pictures and More April showers bring local painter and former Member Artist Andre Satie to the Art Presence Gallery with a retrospective of her career. She…
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April Member Artist: Carol Branan

We’ll also ‘shine a light’ on April Member Artist of the Month, Carol Branan. Carol is known throughout the valley for her whimsical, hand painted lamps. We celebrate Branan’s fun…
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Second Thoughts - Brenda Mills Brannan

March Member Artist: Brenda Mills Brannan

Member Artist of the Month: Brenda Mills Brannan If you’ve visited the gallery, you’re familiar with Brenda Mills Brannan’s inspirational work. She manages to artfully combine organic, abstract concepts with…
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Rhino Sculpture - Howard Hunt

March Guest Artist: Howard Hunt

Howard Hunt – blending the palettes of art and ecology Due to snow, Howard is not able to attend the originally scheduled the opening reception. The Reception has been rescheduled…
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Special February Show: The Mary and Dick Martin Collection

We are excited to offer a special showing this month in place of our regular Guest Artist presentation: The Mary and Dick Martin Collection. New residents of Jacksonville, Mary &…
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December Member Artist: Belinda Moffit

Member Artist of December is Belinda Moffit. Belinda is a portrait artist extraordinaire capturing detailsand nuances, mood and manner, that evoke the interior character of the subject. From whimsy toserious,…
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