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Small Treasures in November

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Events, Invitational Shows, Member Shows, News | 0 comments

Small Treasures

Small TReasures Angel for November-Devember 2014 art exhibit, by Katharine GraceyOur art exhibit for November and December 2104, Small Treasures, will feature small works priced for holiday gift giving. Created by local artists and Art Presence members, all works will fall within the range of  4″ x 6″ to 10″ x 14″ for the perfect little package that will make their eyes shine!

The show opens November 7 and continues through December 28, with two receptions, the first on Saturday, November 8 from 12–3pm and the second on Saturday, December 6 from 12–3pm after the Jacksonville Christmas Parade. Come meet the artists and shop for one of a kind artistic treasures created by local talent from paintings and ornaments to sculptures.

For this show, your art purchases can be taken home immediately to give you time for gift wrapping and shipping! We will replace sold art with new works to keep the gallery full of small treasures throughout the holiday shopping season. The gallery will be open from 11am – 5pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Handcrafted wooden box by Bruce Millbank

Handcrafted wooden box by Bruce Millbank

We are adding an Artist Gift Shop to the front room of our gallery in November! Artists will provide cards, ornaments and small gifts in the shop to add dimension to our offerings and options for  your Christmas gift giving list. Felted wool figures, elegant wooden rattles, and handcrafted wooden trinket boxes like this one by new member Bruce Millbank are just one example of the small treasures you will find in our new gift shop!

We will also be open during the Jacksonville Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 28, 2014. We will add more details to this post as they become available.


For more creative gift giving options, visit our Art Presence curated exhibits of full sized art:

  • Deanna St. Martin, an Art Presence member, shows her colorful abstract watercolors at the Medford Main Library through March 2015
  • Bill Stanton’s exhibit of impasto oil paintings continues at Pioneer Village through December 10
  • Dirk Siedlecki has filled the display case at the entrance to the Jacksonville Library with photos and artifacts related to Jacksonville’s cemetery and pioneer history, including “Silent City on the Hill” by Bill Miller, the first book written and published about Jacksonville’s cemetery (which would make a great gift for the local history buff on your list!). This display continues through December 18
  • Sue Bennett’s show of paintings in the Jacksonville Library’s Naversen Room continues through December 17


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Haunted Trolley Tours Next Weekend!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Events, News | 0 comments

Haunted Trolley, Jacksonville, Oregon, October 2014 Art Presence is pleased to announce that the gallery will be open during Jacksonville’s new Haunted Trolley tours, and the first three tours on 10/30 and 10/31 will land here! If you’re planning a tour on the haunted trolley, allow extra time afterwards to view our Dia de los Muertos gallery exhibit, which has gotten rave reviews from everyone who has come to see it! The Day of the Dead artwork comes down on November 2, so this weekend is your last chance to view this amazing and colorful show.

Meanwhile…What lurks behind the lace curtains and wooden shutters of Jacksonville’s historic homes?  Jacksonville’s first ever Haunted Trolley Tour will introduce you to the spirits and stories that inhabit some of our charming town’s most familiar structures.

The tour features 8 sites and includes additional historic anecdotes.  There will be a little history thrown in, but this is mainly for entertainment.  Come hear our stories and share your own. The tours will be 45 minutes long, departing on the hour at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm from the Jacksonville Visitor Information Center next to the Library and—on October 30 & 31st—ending at 5:45, 6:45 and 7:45 at the Art Presence Art Center. Those planning on these tour times might want to park near the gallery – it’s a short walk across town to the Visitor’s Information Center, but it will be chilly by the time the tour ends and you might like a shorter path to your car as well as a place to warm up before returning home.

The 45 minute tours take place on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 30 & 31 and November 1, and begin hourly from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.   Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  The 5:00 tour will be child friendly, so those bringing young children will want to plan on that tour. The trolley is open air so dress for the weather!

Tickets now available.  Sold in advance through the Jacksonville Visitors Center.   You can stop in at the corner of West C Street & North Oregon by the Jacksonville Post Office or call 541-899-8118.

This event is a fundraiser for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.  Proceeds will be used to develop visitor services and promote Jacksonville as a year-round preferred destination.

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