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“Our Taste of Summer” June Events at Art Presence Art Center

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Artist Demonstrations, Britt Festival Opening, Events, Member Shows, News, Pioneer Village Exhibits, Taste of Summer | 0 comments

Our Taste of Summer

Art Presence has partnered with Jacksonville’s newest wine club, to present an educational wine event in our new classroom for the Britt Festival’s “Taste of Summer” concert season opening and celebration of southern Oregon wines in a double debut that makes Art Presence Art Center the perfect spot to kick off Jacksonville’s June 7 celebration.

Begin your Taste of Summer at Art Presence Art Center, next to Jacksonville’s historic courthouse at 206 North Fifth Street, where New Napa Wine will present “WineHerb Academy II” at 11am; a local Master Gardener will discuss pairing seasonal herbs with this quarter’s wine club picks while pinpointing herbal notes in the wine.

Taste of Summer tickets, armbands and wine glasses will be available at our gallery. Attend the WineHerb Academy, view our June art exhibit, “Our Taste of Summer,” begin your wine tasting experience here with New Napa Wine’s quarterly wine club selections, then stroll through downtown Jacksonville to explore more wines produced by southern Oregon wineries. New Napa’s wine tasting continues at the gallery until 4pm.

Sign up with New Napa Wine for additional benefits:

~ 12-5pm Free quarterly wine selection pickup
~ Wine/Herb tool for summer cooking
~ Wine Herb pairings all afternoon
~ Exclusive access to upcoming cooking classes with NNWs featured chef
~ Sneak peek of vineyards offering free pourings to members this summer

Member artist demonstrations downtown during the Taste will include silk artist Judy Elliott, and we anticipate more will join in.
**Judy is offering a Silk Painting class on July 2 & 9 from 9am–1pm each day. The cost is $65 per person, including supplies. Call Judy at 541-291-2121 or email her at for more info & to register.**

“Our Taste of Summer,” exhibit of member artworks: Feast your eyes on our mouthwatering display of photographic images and works in acrylic, oil, and watercolor portraying sunny scenes and gourmet food to “pair” with the June 7 “Taste of Summer“ celebration of southern Oregon wines. We also present fine artisan jewelry by our newest member artist, Julie Hoskins. Meet the artists at a reception on Friday, June 13 from 5–7pm.

Art Presence has partnered with Pioneer Village to exhibit art in their dining room, open to the public and rotating quarterly. June 1–September 10 we feature fine art images by Alice LaMoree, an established and well-recognized photographer whose innovative images flow into, over, and around the line between abstract and representational, distinguished by strong design and texture. Learn more at

Additional exhibits for June include:

Jacksonville Public Library-

Naversen Room, June 10–Sept 10:

Photography by Thomas Glassman.

Front Entrance Display, Now–June 23:

Display of Memorial Day memorabilia by Dirk and Mary Siedlecki

Medford Main Library-

June 10 to September 10: “ZEN DEZIGNS,” 30 abstract pen & ink pieces by Charlotte Peterson, Linda Boutacoff, and Betty Barss.

Art Presence thanks the Jacksonville Rotary Club for renovating our classroom in time for the Taste! Judy Elliott presents a silk painting class July 2 & 9, and we invite artists, community members and organizations to present their own classes and workshops here, too. Please contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or email via

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A Taste of Summer with Art Presence

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Britt Festival Opening, Events | 0 comments

Yesterday’s Taste of Summer opening celebration of the Britt Festival was a colorful…artistic…and hot! way to welcome the 2013 concert season and summer in Jacksonville. There was art all over town, and Art Presence led the way. We know a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll keep my typing brief (it’s another beautiful day out there today!) and post the pictures I took of our artist members making sure art had a presence in town and the kids who participated in the art activities we presented on the lawn in font of the gallery. For more pictures of the day’s arts & culture color, please see my live blog post at Art Matters! And if you happen to see a picture of yourself or your own art, please click on any picture in this post or the one at Art Matters! to see the large version and download that beauty!  (FYI – when live blogging, time is of the essence, so the pictures there didn’t get as much attention as the ones posted here, but there are more of them.)

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February – March Events at Art Presence Art Center

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Artist Demonstrations, Events | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center February - March Events

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Art Presence Announces “Autumn Harvest” Exhibit of Member Works for October

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

Art Presence Art Center Announces "Autumn Harvest" October Gallery Exhibit

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Images from the Taste of Summer Britt Season Opening Celebration 2012

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 in Britt Festival Opening, Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

There were an amazing number of people in town for this year’s celebration of the opening of the Britt Festival’s concert season! All kinds of interesting things were happening around town, and the presence of our group’s art and artists was not the least, with artists demonstrations and the exhibition of member works at the Art Center in the former Children’s Museum attracting their share of attention.

We saw many friends of Art Presence while out and about. When stopping by Cheryl D. Garcia’s booth on 3rd Street we saw Heather Atlas Crow, formerly of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center and now with the Craterian Theater, having a lovely chat and participating in Cheryl’s recently announced Scavenger Hunt by very enthusiastically making sure she had pictures of herself with different pieces of Cheryl’s. When walking back over to the Art Center we ran into the lovely Brooke Nuckles-Gentekos, Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s new Education Director. Her parents were visiting from Pennsylvania and she was showing them around. It was lunchtime and they were ready for an eat, but the Art Center was next on their agenda! We congratulated the Britt Festival‘s new Executive Director Donna Briggs on this year’s incredible lineup of concerts while talking with Anne Brooke, and Art Presence artist member Susan De Rosa and her husband came by, just back from the coast and visiting the artists on 3rd Street, announced that they had just submitted an offer for a townhouse in Jacksonville they had fallen in love with. They were so excited, we hope this comes through for them!

Cammy Davis made a sale “in absentia” – she’s in Seattle this weekend for her daughter’s graduation, but we witnessed Peter Coons and Duane Sample swiping a very nice couple’s credit card and handing them Cammy’s earthy painting of a tree! They were here from California visiting their son and decided to check out the action in Jacksonville…and were very pleasantly surprised! They’ll be back.

And we saw Anne get a little wobbly and teary-eyed after  receiving a donation for $250, earmarked for the Art Center’s sign! I won’t mention the donor’s name since I’m not sure at this point if they would like to remain anonymous. This very generous donation, added to an earlier donation for $100 which was also earmarked for our new sign, completes the amount that was quoted and will allow us to leap into the sign’s creation after (crossing our fingers here…) the approval of our application with the City of Jacksonville during the June 20 hearing scheduled for its review. Woo!!

Hannah West has started this post with the photos she took throughout the day’s event – if you also captured some nice images or have details, captions or anything else to add, please register and log in, then edit this post or send them to Hannah at and she’ll add them for you. If you’re registering & logging in for the first time, you’ll need to email Hannah so she can bump up your privileges (we keep the default access privileges set to Subscriber for security’s sake, but any Art Presence member is welcome to create and edit posts on behalf of Art Presence).

Enough talk…let’s enjoy some images of the day’s fun!

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