Naked Art Opens January 8!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Member Shows | 0 comments


No Mats – No Frames – Great Deals!

January 8–February 28, 2016

Reception January 9 from 12–3pm

Naked Art: No Mats, No Frames ~ Great Deals! at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon. Image by Tom Glassman

Naked Art: No Mats, No Frames ~ Great Deals! at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon. Image by Tom Glassman

Add to your art collection for less or buy the art you love without paying for a frame you intend to replace! Naked Art, a collection of unframed fine art by Art Presence members, lets you take home your naked art finds right away. The bonus for collectors is that new works will replace those that have sold, so there will be more art to consider as it is added throughout the show.

Art Presence Art Center first presented our Naked Art: No Mats, No Frames, Great Deals exhibition in February 2015, and it was such a success we decided to bring it back for 2016. This year’s show will extend for two months, giving you more time to make your decisions. Unlike most art shows where buyers must wait for the show’s end to take their purchases home, Naked Art purchases can be taken home immediately and framed to your own taste and interior decor needs.

Acrylic painting by Catherine Anderson

7″ x 5″ acrylic painting by Catherine Anderson

Art Presence Art Center is delighted to welcome new member Catherine Anderson, AWS! A signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Anderson is known for her delicate portrayals of misty landscapes and foggy seascapes, with recognition for her autumn grapevines and black and white cows. She moved to Jacksonville in mid-2015, so we welcome her as a neighbor as well as a new member of Art Presence. Catherine also paints in acrylic with a technique and a style all her own. She participates in the Naked Art show with 7 x 5 impressionist landscapes in acrylic on paper. Catherine’s website is being renovated at the moment, but there are galleries in place with a significant amount of her watercolor paintings available to view online! Visit to see more of her artwork now, and check in again soon for more information about this nationally respected watercolorist!

"Wooden Bird," watercolor by Anne Brooke, founder of Art Presence Art Center

“Wooden Bird,” watercolor by Anne Brooke

Our founder, Anne Brooke, has a selection of her watercolor paintings on display. Anne is a well respected artist and art instructor. Her use of color and uplifting style evoke a sense of seeing familiar things through a lens that casts a delicate prism of light over her subjects.

"Place de Vosges," watercolor and ink by Anna Elkins

“Place de Vosges,” watercolor and ink by Anna Elkins

Also participating in Naked Art is Anna Elkins with 5 x 7 watercolor and ink sketches from her recent travels in Morocco, Portugal, and Paris.

Our retrospective of the late Elaine Witteveen‘s work continues in conjunction with Naked Art with unframed original watercolor paintings by this highly esteemed artist.

We have many more artist members participating in the show, but not many images. Come to the Art Presence Art Center gallery to see all the original naked art in this exhibition!


Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit gallery and art center located at 206 North Fifth Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, on the grounds of the historic courthouse. The gallery is open from 11am–5pm every Friday–Sunday.

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