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Pocket Sketching Workshop with Kath Macauley

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Events, Workshops | 0 comments

We are SO excited about Kath Macauley’s Pocket Sketching workshop, the first art workshop to be offered in our upstairs classroom!  No more lugging an easel and paints to a location to capture your plein air impressions, missing opportunities or working from photographs because you were traveling and couldn’t bring art supplies. Perfect for hiking, biking, sitting in a cafe or standing in line—take it anywhere, whip it out in a minute, preserve a memory in 25 minutes or less and put away with no clean-up. Ideal for travel.

Please save the date and plan to attend this program that will make creating art more accessible and convenient for anyone.  You will find all the information you need to register and be prepared for the Pocket Sketching workshop in the PDF below. Just click to enlarge to see the entire brochure or download it to your computer.

Kath Macauley’s artist statement:

As an artist, I enjoy capturing the moment. There is always a reason to paint something that catches the eye and the mind. Most of my paintings are designed to give the viewer a feeling of serenity, and of having visited the same location. As an instructor, I delight in teaching my easy, totally portable, no-clean-up technique for beginners and professionals alike.
The workshops are well organized, fast, loaded with information.

Motto: Learn enough to play for a lifetime.

BIOGRAPHY

CURRENT: full time using/teaching Pocket Sketching workshops nationally. Recent locations include Sedona Art Center, Tucson Botanical Garden, Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Have competed successfully with oils and watercolors in national shows and taught oil and watercolor workshops in the Southwest. Previous Artist Agent for 11 artists, establishing gallery relationships from San Diego, CA to Taos, NM while studying art marketing at NMSU.

Learn more at www.pocketsketching.com. Supplies and DVDs available on her website.

POCKET SKETCHING WITH KATH MACAULAY

Benefits:

  1. Minimal equipment.
  2. Totally portable.
  3. A quick personal way of recording what’s immediately in front of you.
  4. Meditation.
  5. No fear of being “watched” because you’re in your personal space.
  6. Ease of carrying.
  7. Always ready.
  8. No clean-up.
  9. Easy to learn for absolute beginners and advanced artists.
  10. Use anywhere.
  11. Capture your impression.

DAY ONE:

BASIC TECHNIQUES AND LANDSCAPE, FINISHING WITHIN 25 MINUTES. PERSPECTIVE

DAY TWO:

STILL LIFE AND PEOPLE, AND THE ONLY “PROBLEM” WITH THE PEN.

DAY THREE:

PLEIN AIR (ON LOCATION) USING THE TECHNIQUE FEARLESSLY ANYWHERE

CONTACT

kath@pocketsketching.com 520-318-9291,

800-399-3218 520-870-9990 (CELL)

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Contact and Reservation: Anne Brooke
541-941-7057
P.O. Box 185

Jacksonville, OR 97530

LOCATION:

Art Presence Art Center

206 North 5th Street

Jacksonville Oregon, 97530

When: June 16th, 17th and 18th

Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm each day

Price: $225.

Deposit: $100, $125 the first day of class.

Supplies: $42.00 at the workshop for paint set, paper, water soluble pen and water container, instructor brings extra things such as custom fanny pack, not essential.

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New Beginnings April Update

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Member Shows | 0 comments

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a two-month exhibition showcasing works of art depicting artist’s interpretations of the theme in the gallery. The show opens Friday, March 3 and continues through Sunday, April 30. Join us for a reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm. Our faithful friends Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams will play live music, and as always we will have wine and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while getting to know the artists.

At this month’s reception you will also have an opportunity to hear author Diana Google, Ph.D. read from her new book of essays, entitled “Wisdom of the Heart.” This is a previously scheduled author reading that was preempted by Winter Storm Helena. As before, Diana’s reading will be accompanied by paintings by Barbara Kostal. Working hand-in-hand as inspiration and illustration, each of Coogle’s essays was inspired by one of Kostal’s paintings, which also appear in the book. There will not be an extended exhibition of the paintings as originally planned, so come and see them while you can! Diana and Barbara begin their presentation at 2:00 pm.

April UPDATE:

Second Reception – Bring the Kids!

New Beginnings, our show of spring-related artwork, enters its second month with a second reception. Join us this Saturday, April 1 from 1–3pm, and bring the kids!

  • At 1:00 pm, Susan Richie will read from her book, Ebbé Finds His Heart, the story of a young troll who sets off on a journey to find his future.
  • Denette Fretz will read from Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door at 2:00 pm. Her book tells about Conrad, who, equipped with his mega extreme ultimate first aid kit, learns the rules of being a cowboy.
  • Enjoy live music by Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams, wine, and hors d’oeuvres while viewing this beautiful show of member artwork and getting to know the artists.

Below is a sampling of the paintings, photography, and additional art forms on display for the New Beginnings exhibition. Several images have been added since our first announcement of this lovely show. Enjoy!

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April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Events, Library Exhibits, Pioneer Village Exhibits | 0 comments

April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

To help our artists reach out to more viewers and to provide more art in more places for Rogue Valley residents and visitors to our area, we have several April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits to announce:

Pioneer Village: Anne Brooke

Anne Brooke’s exhibit of watercolor paintings. See more of Anne’s work at www.brookewatercolor.com

Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Photography by Kathleen Hoevet

Hoevet’s show of stunning photography. See more of Kathy’s work at kathleenhoevetphotography.com

Medford Library: Photography by Tom Ommen

Ommen’s show of photography continues at the Medford Public Library.

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New Beginnings

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Member Shows | 1 comment

New Beginnings is a two-month exhibition showcasing works of art depicting artist’s interpretations of the theme in the gallery. The show opens Friday, March 3 and continues through Sunday, April 30. Join us for a reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm. Our faithful friends Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams will play live music, and as always we will have wine and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while getting to know the artists.

At this month’s reception you will also have an opportunity to hear author Diana Google, Ph. D., read from her new book of essays, entitled “Wisdom of the Heart.” This is a previously scheduled author reading that was preempted by Winter Storm Helena. As before, Diana’s reading will be accompanied by paintings by Barbara Kostal. Working hand-in-hand as inspiration and illustration, each of Coogle’s essays was inspired by one of Kostal’s paintings, which also appear in the book. There will not be an extended exhibition of the paintings as originally planned, so come and see them while you can! Diana and Barbara begin their presentation at 2:00 pm.

We will have another reception on Saturday, April 1, from 1–3pm. Details and author readings to be announced when they are confirmed.

Below is a sampling of the paintings, photography, and additional art forms we will have on exhibit for the New Beginnings exhibition. Enjoy!

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Wisdom of the Heart Author Reading

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Author Readings | 1 comment

Wisdom of the Heart Author Reading : Diana Coogle Author Reading with Paintings by Barbara Kostel, a reading and exhibit of paintings from Diana Coogle and Barbara Kostal’s new book Wisdom of the Heart. Diana Coogle author reading from Wisdom of the Heart and exhibit of paintings from the book by Barbara Kostal takes place in conjunction with the artist reception for Art Presence Art Center's Poetry of Spring show on March 4, 2017, at 2:00 pm. In this coffee-table book, artist Barbara Kostal depicts a metaphysical journey through life in forty-four abstract, nature-inspired paintings. For each painting writer Diana Coogle, Ph.D., responds with a one- page personal essay—meditative, narrative or poetic—based on a life lived closely with nature.

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Introduction to Chinese Characters

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Chinese New Year, Events | 0 comments

Introduction to Chinese Characters: Traditional Chinese characters for Rooster

Traditional Chinese character for Rooster

Art Presence Art Center welcomes the Year of the Rooster by hosting Introduction to Chinese Characters, an audio-visual presentation by Sarah Svinth. Originally from China and now a Medford resident, Sarah’s presentation will introduce us to 20-25 traditional Chinese characters at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Join us for this free, fun and informative event! Add it to your own online calendar – visit our event entry HERE!

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Naked Art 2017 ~ No Mats, No Frames, Great Deals!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Member Shows, Naked Art | 0 comments

NAKED ART 2017

No Mats – No Frames – Great Deals!

January 13–February 26, 2017

Informal Reception Saturday, January 14 from noon–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

 

Well, this year’s record-breaking winter storm Helena sure did put a stick in our spokes for January! We hope you all made it through safely, and want you to know that you didn’t miss our reception for the Naked Art 2017 exhibition. Rather than ask anyone to brave the snow and ice, we will have an informal reception on January 14 from noon to 3pm with live music by Minstrel Streams. Minstrel Streams returns for a regular reception on February 4 from noon–3pm.

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. It was such a success we decided to bring it back for 2016, and with our Naked Art 2017 show we’re making it an annual event. 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 2017 purchases can be taken home immediately and framed to your own taste and interior decor needs.

More Art Presence News and Announcements

Art Presence Art Center will have a second reception for the Naked Art show on Saturday, February 4. Jacksonville author Christin Lore Weber has just published a new book, “The Root of Beauty: A Spiritual Memoir.” She will read an excerpt from her book at 1:00pm. Don’t miss it!

Jacksonville’s Chinese New Year celebration takes place on February 18 this year. Art Presence Art Center will participate with special art activities, which we will announce when the details are all settled. please check back for more information!

Art Presence Off-site Art Exhibits:

Pioneer Village

January 19–April 19: Please come and enjoy lively and colorful watercolor paintings by Anne Brooke! Please join Anne for an informal reception from 4:30–6:00pm on January 19.

Jacksonville Public Library

January 19–April 19: Heartwarming and visually stunning photography by Kathleen Hoevet ~ A must-see show!

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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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