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Picnic Boat

If you’re Canadian, it’s a long weekend…July 1st is Canada Day! If you’re American, it’s a long weekend, July 4th on Monday! Wherever you are celebrating or relaxing or laying down, resting and restoring, I hope it is peaceful. I think we could all use some of that!

My long weekend is a combination of rest and play. Rest because I had a pretty bad trip and fall walking Bella this week and landed on the pavement in a dramatic skid and thump. (Fallen tree branch sticking out of the trail….) I haven’t been this sore for a long time. Nothing is broken but Knees, elbows and hands are pretty roughed up.

Play this weekend comes in form of lunch out with a dear friend, Main Street shopping and browsing at my fave haunts and painting for fun. Painting for fun usually means picking a subject or theme that has nothing to do with anything I’m “working” on, no commissions, no purpose, just something about it captures my heart and spirit. Hinckley sailboats and picnic boats fall under that category. If my last big painting was inspired by the outdoorsy glamping picnic, seems right that the bread crumbs lead me to the iconic beloved Hinckley Picnic Boat.

“The first duty of a boat is to be beautiful”. Shep McKenney, Chairman Hinckley Yachts.

Happy weekend, friends! On sea, lake, land, bike, curbside watching your parade or inside your studio, I’m wishing you a long weekend that has space to create, relax and stretch out your picnic.

“Picnic Boat” 16×20″

July 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit

Once again, our artist members have outdone themselves with artworks that make a fantastic show for our July 2022 Main Gallery Exhibit! This show opens Friday, July 1, and continues on display through Sunday, July 31. We should have more images come in soon, but for now, we’ll let Anne Brooke’s lovely watercolor, “Roses and Baby’s Breath,” and two beautiful pieces by the Wirfs’ speak for everyone.

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Fluid Art with Brenda Mills Brannan July 2022

Fluid Art with Brenda Mills Brannan

February 2022 Exhibits: Members Show - Summer Heat, by Brenda Mills Brannan - Flluid art with Brenda Mills Brannan
Summer Heat, by Brenda Mills Brannan

Did you miss Brenda’s class the first time around? Fluid Art with Brenda Mills Brannan is back for July 2022. In this class, you can enjoy learning about the techniques artists use to produce Fluid Art with plenty of time to practice them yourself! Art Presence member artist Brenda Mills Brannan wants to share her experiences, inspire you, and let you, too, experience the challenge and fun of fluid art. Join her on four Wednesdays—July 13th, 20th, 27th, and August 3rd—from 1:00 to 3:30. All skill levels of painters are welcome. Visit Brenda’s website to see gorgeous paintings created with these fluid art techniques.

Cost: $100
Minimum 6 students, maximum of 8.
Supplies: Some supplies are provided; upon registration, a list of additional supplies you’ll need for this class will be sent to you.

July 13th, 1-3:30 pm:  Fluid Art Technique: Alcohol Ink. One-hour demonstration. A small hands-on project for the last 1 1/2 hours.
July 20th, 1-3:30 pm:  Fluid Art Technique: Acrylic Pour. One-hour demonstration. A small hands-on project July 27th, 1-3:30 pm:  Fluid Art Technique: Resin Painting. One-hour demonstration. A small hands-on project for the last 1 1/2 hours.
August 3rd, 1-3:30 pm:  Q&A session on Fluid Art Techniques, plus time to catch up on your projects.

August 3rd, 1-3:30 pm:  Q&A session on Fluid Art Techniques, plus time to catch up on your projects.

Call 541-941-7057 to register!

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Fluid Art with Brenda Mills Brannan July 2022

Fluid Art with Brenda Mills Brannan

February 2022 Exhibits: Members Show - Summer Heat, by Brenda Mills Brannan - Flluid art with Brenda Mills Brannan
Summer Heat, by Brenda Mills Brannan

Did you miss Brenda’s class the first time around? Fluid Art with Brenda Mills Brannan is back for July 2022. In this class, you can enjoy learning about the techniques artists use to produce Fluid Art with plenty of time to practice them yourself! Art Presence member artist Brenda Mills Brannan wants to share her experiences, inspire you, and let you, too, experience the challenge and fun of fluid art. Join her on four Wednesdays—July 13th, 20th, 27th, and August 3rd—from 1:00 to 3:30. All skill levels of painters are welcome. Visit Brenda’s website to see gorgeous paintings created with these fluid art techniques.

Cost: $100
Minimum 6 students, maximum of 8.
Supplies: Some supplies are provided; upon registration, a list of additional supplies you’ll need for this class will be sent to you.

July 13th, 1-3:30 pm:  Fluid Art Technique: Alcohol Ink. One-hour demonstration. A small hands-on project for the last 1 1/2 hours.
July 20th, 1-3:30 pm:  Fluid Art Technique: Acrylic Pour. One-hour demonstration. A small hands-on project July 27th, 1-3:30 pm:  Fluid Art Technique: Resin Painting. One-hour demonstration. A small hands-on project for the last 1 1/2 hours.
August 3rd, 1-3:30 pm:  Q&A session on Fluid Art Techniques, plus time to catch up on your projects.

Call 541-941-7057 to register!

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July Guest Artist Diana Rasmussen

Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 31, our July Guest Artist Diana Rasmussen is back with “Landscapes of the Heart,” a show of fine textile art.

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Moonlight Picnic

It’s officially summer here. The hot kind. I’m not saying I’m a total summer scrooge but…I am saying that today’s triple digit heat is not my jam. The upside of a heat advisory is staying inside to clean and spruce up the office, drop of an order at a local (air conditioned) shop and remember […]

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ASCEND 2022 Creatives Conference in Jacksonville

Oil Painting, film making and production, and musical inspiration. Join other creatives from across the West Coast at ASCEND 2022 creatives conference and workshops July 14th (early bird classes), 15, and 16th in Jacksonville, Oregon! And sign up early as some class sizes are limited. Inspiring professional instructors and captivating speakers, with 4 major FOCUS PATHS to choose from. Oil Painting with Frank Ordaz, plus see his original works with Lucas Film and so much more. Filmmaking with Jeff Bates from The Chosen. Thrive in your craft, impact culture, and confidently forge ahead while being energized by fellow creatives! Use SOAR coupon for $25 discount. Register at AscendWestCoast.com by July 10th.

July Guest Artist Diana Rasmussen

Our July Guest Artist Diana Rasmussen is back with “Landscapes of the Heart!” You may remember her gorgeous display of hand-sewn kimonos a while back. Now she’s offering a collection of quilted textile art that will captivate your imagination with the gorgeous imagery and powerful messages she creates with fabric and thread. See her exhibition […]

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August Summer Art Camp!

Register your kids for our August Summer Art Camp with Brooke Nuckles Gentekos, Monday through Friday, August 1–5 from 9 am to 11:30 am

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August Summer Art Camp!

August Summer Art Camp! In our August Summer Art Camp, aspiring artists ages 7–11 can explore foundational visual art skills with Brooke Nuckles Gentekos. These young artists will make original works of art with quality art materials under Brooke’s experienced and joyful instruction. In this Fine Art Summer Camp, we will DRAW still life, PAINT […]

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