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Small Treasures – Give the Gift of Art for Christmas!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

Small Treasures Holiday Show

Last year’s Small Treasures show was well-attended and successful—both for the artists and those who purchased small treasures for holiday gifts! So we decided to do it again…Showcasing small works of fine art created by local talent and priced for gift-giving, this show is your opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind artistic treasures to give the art lovers on your list. Artwork purchases from this exhibition can be taken home immediately, with new works replacing them to keep the gallery full of artistic treasures throughout the holiday shopping season.

This year’s show opens on November 6 and runs through December 27, with a reception on Saturday, November 8 from 12–3pm. A second reception takes place on Saturday, December 5 from noon to 3pm.

Our December reception also marks the return of our Art Presence Authors Read program! Anna Elkins will read from her “children’s book for grownups,” And, The Story of More, at 1:00pm. At 2:00pm, Steve Carlson will read from one of four books he has represented in the gallery.

Score collectible paintings by Elaine Witteveen, long time Jacksonville resident & Artists Workshop founder who passed away in March of this year! Art Presence will continue to show and sell her works through year’s end at greatly reduced prices—another fabulous gift-giving opportunity!

Pioneer Village: “Elements of Southern Oregon” show of paintings and sketches by Anna Elkins continues through January, with many small pieces suitable for gifts.
Jacksonville Library: Exhibit of oil paintings by Shan Lollis in the Naverson Room has been extended through January.

Shown below are a few of the small treasures offered by Art Presence member artists for this year’s show…

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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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