June 2013 Exhibit & Events

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Artist Demonstrations, Britt Festival Opening, Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

“Coastal – By the Sea”

Sea Grasses, by Tana Domecq-Davis

Sea Grasses, by Tana Domecq-Davis

This month Art Presence presents an exhibition of member artist works depicting seaside subjects to celebrate the coming of summer. Show runs from June 7 to June 30.

Member Artist Tana Domecq-Davis also presents a solo show of oil paintings in the front gallery.

Dreams of Jellyfish, handpainted silk wall hanging by Judy Elliot, Dragonfly Designs West

Dreams of Jellyfish, handpainted silk wall hanging by Judy Elliot, Dragonfly Designs West

Artist Member Judy Elliott of Dragonfly Designs West will be showing two of her handpainted silk wall hangings for the first time this month! Of these works, Judy says, “I grew up in Hawaii, exposed to the ocean and all of its wonders.  Whenever I think of it, I go into a tranquil place and can see it in my mind’s eye.  This is where the jellyfish were.  Although crayfish are not a saltwater creature, they remind me of the sugar cane fields that surrounded me on the plantation, which  had irrigation ditches and reservoirs with tilapia and crayfish in them.  You may view these silk wall hangings, which will be on display at the Art Presence Art Center gallery, through the month of June.”

Please join us for an opening reception and meet the artists on Friday, June 14 from 5-7pm.

“Taste of Summer”   Britt Festival Opening Celebration

Join us on the lawn in front of the art center on June 8 from 11-3pm, where we will have five tables, each set up with materials children can use to make art with watercolors, oil pastels and more! Kids who participate and complete a work of art also get to enjoy a FREE ride on the Jacksonville trolley!

Sandy Shoals, painting by Bill Stanton

Sandy Shoals
Oil on canvas by Bill Stanton

Artist Demonstration

June 15, 1-2:30pm: Founder Anne Brooke presents a demonstration of color theory and watercolor technique.

Art Presence Curated Exhibits

  • Jacksonville Library:
    • Naversen Room, Now – July 17: Show of paintings by Art Presence board member Katharine Gracey.
    • Front Entrance, Now – July 1: Dirk Siedleki presents a Memorial Day display of military memorabilia in honor of U.S. military veterans and active service people.
  • Heceta Head Lighthouse, painting by Katharine Gracey

    Heceta Head Lighthouse, painting  by Katharine Gracey  (Who also deserves applause for doing our newsletter!)

    Medford Library:

    Now – July 17: Be sure to see this exhibit of copper art by Art Presence member Randall Grealish!

Art Presence Art Center is open every Fri-Sun from 11am-5pm.

We are located at 206 N. Fifth St. in charming historic Jacksonville, Oregon.

Bandon Lighthouse, image by Tom Glassman

Bandon Lighthouse
Image by Tom Glassman

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