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Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show & Sale

Posted by on Jul 29, 2018 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events | 0 comments

The Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale

August 3–26, 2018

Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale - image of Lithia Water, pastel painting by Steve Bennett

“Lithia Water,” pastel by Steve Bennett

The Artists Workshop 34th Annual Show and Sale opens Friday, August 3, at 10 am at Art Presence Art Center, located at the corner of 5th and D St in Jacksonville, Oregon. A special reception for the artists takes place on Saturday, August 4, from 2–5 pm. Admission to the show and reception is free.

The group is comprised of passionate, accomplished artists who capture local landscapes, historical buildings, flowers, still lifes, abstracts and other subjects using oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, print-making, encaustic, mixed media, ink and more. Members include award-winning collected artists who may also teach art classes and workshops.

Participants in this year’s show are Raye Aubin, Susan Austin, Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, Katy Cauker, Peter Coons, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Marilyn Hurst, Jeanne LaRae, Jean Mailander, Kirsten Meriwether, Carolyn Roberts, Desmond Serratore, and David William Terry.

The group was founded in 1979 by Jacksonville artist Elaine Witteveen. Each year new members join the group. Anyone is welcome to join in the plein air paintouts. Paintouts take place on Fridays during spring, summer and fall (weather permitting) on location in preselected spots around the Rogue Valley. May of these plain air paintings are exhibited in this year’s show.

In addition to original framed pieces, an assortment of unframed, matted original art will be available, as well as prints. Those who purchase art may take it with them – no waiting for the shows’ end! The show is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August form 10 am to 5 pm. The show closes on Sunday, August 26.

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Artists Workshop Annual Show & Sale

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events | 0 comments

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The Artists’ Workshop 30th-Annual Art Show & Sale

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Artist's Workshop annual Show, Events | 0 comments

Lithia Creek, by Carolyn Roberts

“Lithia Creek”, by Carolyn Roberts

The Artists’ Workshop of Jacksonville celebrates its 30th-annual Art Exhibit, showcasing the finest work of the area’s best known artists. Over 100 significant and creative works, by over a dozen artists, depicting familiar Rogue Valley scenes and historical places, will be on display and for sale.

The Artists’ Workshop is a group founded by Elaine Witteveen in 1985. Elaine founded the group to provide an opportunity for local artists to paint “en plein air,” to gather members for constructive critiques and to showcase their work. Elaine recently passed away and the Workshop will, in her memory, display some of her work.

The members of the Workshop all have extensive backgrounds in the arts. Many are art teachers and members of a variety of art societies. Most have shown extensively in galleries and exhibits. Artists in this year’s show include: Dolores Ribal, Sue Bennett, Peter Coons, Steve Bennett, Marilyn Hurst, Betty Barss, Jennie Bagwell, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Jan Susan and Laura Kolding. In addition, three artists and their works are receiving special recognition.

Carolyn Roberts work, “Lithia Creek” was inspired by the “memory of the contrast of nature’s morning light on forest and creek with the dark manmade bridge.” Since childhood, she has tried to show her love of nature with paint without much satisfaction. Her recent experience with the Artists’ Workshop and her mentor Richard McKinley has opened her eyes to seeing and expressing design and color. For Carolyn, “Painting is now both challenging and soul -satisfying.”

Susan DeRosa’s watercolor, “Duck Pond, Lithia Park” was painted on location en plein air. Susan says, “I love painting outdoors, the scene is honest, pure, and fresh. Revealing natural light is my focus. It was a damp misting morning at Lithia Park, revealing mystery and subdued light. Hopefully, I captured the mood with my quick watercolor impression.”
Kay Driver is a first-time exhibitor in the Workshop. Her “Jacksonville Jog” is a plein air painting inspired by the light and shadows, warms and cools and the energetic figures in front of a historic Jacksonville home. Her style is colorful-lively, and emotionally positive. Kay’s painting process uses acrylic paints, acrylic inks and oil pastel on watercolor paper using a limited palette.

All lovers of the arts are urged to come meet the artists, enjoy their latest work, have some refreshments at the artists’ reception and perhaps add a new painting to their collection.

The show and sale will be in the Art Presence Center, located on the grounds of the historic courthouse at 206 N. Fifth Street, Jacksonville. Exhibit hours are 10 am – 5 pm, Fridays and Saturdays and from 10 am – 4 pm on Sundays from July 31 to August 23. There will be an open house reception from 3 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, August 1.

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