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The Road to Adventure Opens Today

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

Follow our member artists across the country and around the world through their creations! Our new art exhibit, The Road to Adventure opens today! The gallery is filled with travel photography and artistic impressions of their journeys and experiences in travel, along with more lovely works that aren’t specific to the theme. Come to Art Presence Art Center and immerse yourself in artists’ renditions of their own wanderings near and far—you may find a visual memory from somewhere you’ve visited that is so meaningful you will want to take it home as a reminder you can enjoy every day!

The Road to Adventure Opens Today

The Road to Adventure Opens Today : Bellissima, image from Italy by Nancy Bardos

Bellissima, image by Nancy Bardos

Join us to meet this month’s participating artists and view their works at a reception on Saturday, March 5 from 12–3pm.

Art Presence now carries the books of 17 local authors! Their publications include everything from self-help books to novels and cookbooks to children’s literature. Though we’re not planning author readings for March, please be sure to browse the offerings of our esteemed authors when you visit the gallery. Pick up a copy to read yourself or to share as a thoughtful gift!

Our Elaine Witteveen retrospective continues in the gallery and the Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Public Library (through April 4) as well, with a collection of her paintings offered at affordable prices.

 

Art Presence Art Center is located at 206 North Fifth St in Jacksonville, Oregon.

The gallery is open every Friday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

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Elements of Southern Oregon: Anna Elkins at Pioneer Village

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Events, Pioneer Village Exhibits | 0 comments

Elements of Southern Oregon

Exhibit of Works by Anna Elkins at Pioneer Village

October 8 through January 6

Reception: Thursday, October 8, 4:30-6:30pm. 

Pioneer Village

805 North Fifth Street

Jacksonville, OR 97530

Art Presence is delighted to announce “Elements of Southern Oregon” an exhibit of new paintings by member artist Anna Elkins.

ANNA ELKINS is a traveling painter and poet. She earned a BA in art and English followed by an MFA and Fulbright Fellowship in poetry. She has written, painted, and taught on six continents—winning some things and loosing many others. Along the way, she has published a few books and exhibited many paintings. Her art hangs on walls around the world, and she just published her newest “children’s book for grownups,” And: The Story of More. Anna has happily set up her easel and writing desk in the mythical State of Jefferson.

I am in love with Southern Oregon in general, and Jacksonville in particular. The art in this exhibit portrays elements of our region—both natural and man-made.

 

There’s the natural: I walk the Jacksonville Woodlands almost every day when I’m in town. The Manzanita, the oak, the pine—all have become like neighbors. Each time I walk a trail, I notice a new detail: the vein of a leaf, the spread of a petal. These paintings celebrate such details.

 

There’s the man-made: I often sketch places and spaces I enjoy in our region—from coffee shops to vineyards. These vignettes capture an element, too: a flower pot, a sun umbrella, a window. I like to use quick sketches to highlight everyday surroundings.

 

Enjoy the elements!

 

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Impressions

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Events, Member Shows | 0 comments

From March 6th through April 26, the theme for the Art Presence Art Center exhibit is “Impressions.” Members will be using all media to express their impressions of a variety of subjects. Come and meet the artists at a reception on March 7th from 12 to 3.Ships in the mist, Patrick BesteExhibited will be “Ships in the Mist” by Patrick Beste,Golden Horse“Golden Horse” by Ron Moore, and apologies to Gaugin“Apologies to Gaugin” by Anne Brooke.

The gallery is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, located in Jacksonville next to the Courthouse.
We begin an exciting new venture on March 6th as well, featuring local writers, novels, travel guides, cook books, movie histories, memoirs, join us to meet these authors, listen to readings. Most of the books are for sale and will be signed by the authors. The readings will occur at the reception on March 7th from 1 to 3, with Steve Carlson, Diana Coogle and Anna Elkins. Don’t miss this.

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Cliff Creek Cellars to Pour at December Reception!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Events, Member Shows, News | 0 comments

Cliff Creek Cellars, iamge of bottle of syrahArt Presence is delighted to announce that Cliff Creek Cellars will be pouring their wines at our December reception!

Our “Small Treasures” show opened November 7 and continues through December 28, with a reception 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 while enjoying a lovely glass of Cliff Creek wine!

For this show, art purchases can be taken home immediately 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.

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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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