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Drawing Class for Youth

Posted by on Jul 16, 2019 in Classes | 0 comments

There is still room in Session 2 of our Basic Drawing Class for Youth! The classes are free, but children must be registered in advance. Please contact Anne Brooke to register.

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Celestial Journeys Exhibit and More July News

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019 in Events, Member Shows, News, Opportunities | 0 comments

Celestial Journeys

Celestial Journeys, our show of art in a heavenly theme by Art Presence member artists, opens in the main gallery on Friday, July 5. Our guest exhibit for July is Jacksonville City Council member Ken Gregg, who shows images from his newly published small coffee table book, “A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs.”

Please join us for a reception for the artists on second Saturday, July 6, from 1–3pm, with wine tasting from Dancin Vineyards. Ken will sign the copy of the book you purchase.

Here are a few of the pieces you can expect to find in these exhibits:

Last Call for FREE Youth Drawing Class!

There is still room for children age 6–12 interested in learning the basics of drawing. Please register now to reserve their seat in Session 2 of our FREE Drawing for Youth class. Session 2 classes take place from 5:30–7:00 pm each Tuesday from July 30 through September 3. Brooke Nuckles, former Education Director for Rogue Gallery and Art Center, heads up this class. Provided materials are made possible by a grant from the Haines and Friends Foundation. Join us for safe, fun and effective classes with experienced art teachers! Stop by the gallery or call Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to sign up.

Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Art Presence will host the Chamber of Commerce mixer on Thursday, July 11, from 5– 7pm. The event will be catered by Bella Union.

Calls to Artists

Art Presence calls to artists for our annual October Creative Challenge, an open call for works that will be displayed in our October Imaginarium show. Find all the details in this post.

Art Presence calls to artists for the 7th Annual Angels Show, to be on exhibit as a guest show in December. Angel artists interested in participating in this year’s show should send an email to Anne Brooke to let her know. If you have angel art already prepared, please include images of the works you plan to enter. We will post more details as soon as more details are confirmed.

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A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Events, Guest Exhibits | 0 comments

A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg

Art Presence is delighted to announce that our guest artist for July is Jacksonville City Council member, Ken Gregg. Ken has recently published a book of photography capturing images of life in Jacksonville entitled, “A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs.” Art Presence is now carrying his book in our Authors section.

A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg

Guest Exhibit

Ken’s guest exhibit consists of the photographs that appear in his book. His show opens alongside our Celestial Journeys member exhibit on Friday, July 5. Please join us on Saturday, July 6, from 1–3 pm for an artist reception, during which Ken will sign the copies of his book you purchase. You will also be able to enjoy wine tasting by Dancin Vineyards.

About the Photographer

Kenneth Gregg was born in Los Angeles, California. At ten years old, his parents gave him a box Brownie camera. Within a year, he had built a darkroom in the home basement and was developing and printing his own black and white images. He pursued his passion for photography through high school and college. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1969, he traveled extensively as the catalogue photographer for the first ten years of The North Face outdoor equipment company.
After leaving The North Face, he turned his artistic endeavors toward pictorial photography of old California, self-publishing books on Santa Barbara and on the Santa Ynez Valley. Numerous corporations have purchased Gregg’s artwork for their collections. His work has also been used extensively for promotional brochures, calendars, greeting cards, book covers, and award-winning wine labels.
In 1991, he began selling his artwork for permanent decor to luxury hotels, such as the Four Seasons, Hyatt Regency and Wynn Resort Hotels, throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Russia, . He has continued to expand his sales in this area for the last 25 years. Now semi-retired, he has been focusing his attention on photographing what life looks like in the small historic town of Jacksonville.


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Second Saturday Art Walk

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Artist Demonstrations, Classes, Events | 0 comments

The Second Saturday Art Walk will be held on July 13th in Jacksonville Oregon.  Don’t miss incredible art and wine.  Look for the neon green pennants to find participating businesses and join in the fun.

Art Presence Art Center will feature Anne Brooke providing a quick lesson in Color Theory, 30 minute sessions that come with a hand-out.  Even if you aren’t an artist, this is an opportunity to see why some colors fool the eye into movement and what it takes to make neutrals.

The neon green pennant will be at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville Oregon, call 541-941-7057 for more information

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Author Reading

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center invites you to join Susan Wrona as she reads from her book of poetry, “Radiant Cup”.  This is on June 14th at 5:00 in the classroom at Art Presence Art Center at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville.  Refreshments will be served.  Call 541-941-7057 for more information.

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Posted by on Jun 9, 2019 in Opportunities | 1 comment

2019 Oct Imaginarium call to artists and applicationArt Presence Art Center’s 2019 call to artists for October Imaginarium show is on! This year’s theme is Mischief & Magic.  Both 2D and 3D artwork welcome for the main gallery show and artisan pieces in the same theme for the Galleria. Application fee is $30, and the deadline is Thursday, August 1, 2019. This is an open show, and always heavily visited for maximum exposure of your artwork! To enter, please download and print the entry form above and send to Leona Sewitsky, PO BOx 1895, Jacksonville, OR, 97530.

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Jacksonville Art Walk

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Anne Brooke will be demonstrating “negative painting” in watercolor during the Jacksonville Art Walk, the Second Saturday of June from 5 to 7 at Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. 5th Street.  Look for the neon green pennant at the front door and join her.

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