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Colors of Autumn

Our new member show, “Colors of Autumn,“ opens Friday, September 6 and remains on display until Sunday, September 29.This time of year is always a brilliant season for art as well as color outside! Come to the gallery to see the interpretations of the season our members have offered for your consideration.

Please join us for a reception for the artists on Saturday, September 7, from 1–3 pm. Author Peggy Dover will read from her book, “Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns,” and you will have the opportunity to meet Lane Hall, our guest artist for September.

Here is a peek at some of the artwork by our members that you can expect to see in the gallery this month:

Colors of Autumn, September 2019 members show - Puddles and Barn, oil painting by Andre Satie
Colors of Autumn, September 2019 members show - Injoy, watercolor painting by Denali Grace
Colors of Autumn, September 2019 members show - Lost Creek, oil painting by Desmond Serratore
Colors of Autumn, September 2019 members show - Camas Bloom, oil painting by Jean Mailander
Colors of Autumn, September 2019 members show - Commitment, image by Joan Brown
Colors of Autumn, September 2019 members show - Tree Line, image by Vivian McAleavey

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September Second Saturday ArtWalk

September Second Saturday ARtwalk demonstration by John Campbell

John Campbell teaches 3 sessions on how to make his baskets and lids and hot pads during the Second Saturday ArtWalk in September from 5 to 7. It’s easy to see why our patrons greatly enjoy his work!

 

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Stone Tones in Voice and Flute

Stone Tones in Voice and Flute wth christin Lore Weber and Rebecca Stuart

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Second Saturday Art Walk for September

Art Presence Art Center member John Campbell will present an educational offering on the Second Saturday Art Walk, September 14th from 5 to 7 on constructing his beautiful cloth baskets.  They are unique and colorful and  real conversation pieces.  Don’t miss this presentation.  There will be 3 sessions, and refreshments as well.

Look for the neon green flag at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville.  Call 541-941-7057 for more information.September Second Saturday ARtwalk demonstration by John Campbell

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September Guest Artist Lane Hall

Art Presence Art Center welcomes September Guest Artist Lane Hall for a special exhibition of his works on the back wall of the gallery. His show runs alongside our September 2019 members show, opening Friday, September 6 and running through Sunday, September 29, with a reception on Saturday, September 7, from 1–3 pm.

Lane Hall lives in the Rogue Valley and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Oregon University in 1986. He has achieved Diamond Membership in the Watercolor Society of Oregon and has won numerous awards in state, national and international competitions. Most recently, Hall received the Frances Nell Storer Memorial Award for his painting, “Oak Burl,” in the American Watercolor Society’s 148th International Exhibition, the Alden Bryan Memorial Medal for his painting, “Creekside II,” in the American Watercolor Society’s 149th International Exhibition in New York City, and the Kanuga Watermedia Workshops Award for his painting “Creekside,” in the National Watercolor Society’s 95th International Exhibition in San Pedro, CA. He is also a Signature Member of both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. Lane’s work has been published in North Light Books’ Strokes of Genius II: The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow, Southwest Art and Watercolor Artist. In 2004, he turned his full attention to art and is now represented by Marta Stafford Fine Art in Marble Falls, TX, Wilde Meyer Galleries in Scottsdale and Tucson, AZ, and Second Street Gallery in Bandon, OR. We are confident that the work of this accomplished artist will leave you speechless.

Art Presence invites you to a reception where you can meet Lane on Saturday, September 7, from 1–3 pm. At the reception, author Peggy Dover will read from her book, “Trips & Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns,” and you will have the opportunity to meet Lane Hall.

 

 

Autumn Evening II, 18x24 oil painting by Lane Hall
Early Spring, 22x28 oil painting by Lane Hall
Waterway, 16x20 oil painting by Lane Hall

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August Guest Artist Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

August Guest Artist Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

We would like to share with you a little about our distinguished August Guest Artist, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield.

Gienger-Stanfield’s studio is in the hills of Southern Oregon, where she holds weekly figurative sessions and teaches private lessons. She has taught workshops nationwide and has signature status with the American Impressionist Society, Pastel Society of America, and Northwest Pastel Society, and master signature status with Women Artists of the West.

Ilene’s first intensive studies were in portraiture, where her sensitivity to capturing the character of her subjects honed her drawing skills. Always open to learning, she then began observing subjects with a more abstract thought process, seeing only color, shapes, and how they fit together. This observation of shapes led to a broader range of subjects such as still life, landscape and figurative. Often Gienger-Stanfield does not know what she is painting, only the shapes she is painting. The last influential injection into Ilene’s current painting style was to strive for more original and clean color.

The combination of these influences—drawing, shape, and color—have led to a style that is “A space that is my own” quotes Gienger-Stanfield. With images pared down to the essentials, the viewer sees natural, simplistic, and truthful art.

Art Presence invites you to a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 3, from 1–3 pm. If you can’t make it, please save the date and come to the gallery for the Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk on August 10 from 5–7:30 pm.

Painting by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield

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Drawing Class for Youth

There is still room in Session 2 of our Basic Drawing Class for Youth! The classes are free, but children must be registered in advance. Please contact Anne Brooke to register.

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Celestial Journeys Exhibit and More July News

Celestial Journeys

Celestial Journeys, our show of art in a heavenly theme by Art Presence member artists, opens in the main gallery on Friday, July 5. Our guest exhibit for July is Jacksonville City Council member Ken Gregg, who shows images from his newly published small coffee table book, “A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs.”

Please join us for a reception for the artists on second Saturday, July 6, from 1–3pm, with wine tasting from Dancin Vineyards. Ken will sign the copy of the book you purchase.

Here are a few of the pieces you can expect to find in these exhibits:

Celestial Journeys: Fuschia Fireworks, original watercolor by Joan Brown
Celestial Journeys: Stars Fall, art kite by Leona Sewitsky
Celestial Journeys: Gold Hills with Fog, original oil painting by Andre Satie
Celestial Journeys: Night Descending, original image by Vivian McAleavey
Celestial Journeys: Pigasus, art kite by Leona Sewitsky
A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg
Unexpexted Roses, original watercolor by Anne Brooke

Last Call for FREE Youth Drawing Class!

There is still room for children age 6–12 interested in learning the basics of drawing. Please register now to reserve their seat in Session 2 of our FREE Drawing for Youth class. Session 2 classes take place from 5:30–7:00 pm each Tuesday from July 30 through September 3. Brooke Nuckles, former Education Director for Rogue Gallery and Art Center, heads up this class. Provided materials are made possible by a grant from the Haines and Friends Foundation. Join us for safe, fun and effective classes with experienced art teachers! Stop by the gallery or call Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 to sign up.

Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Art Presence will host the Chamber of Commerce mixer on Thursday, July 11, from 5– 7pm. The event will be catered by Bella Union.

Calls to Artists

Art Presence calls to artists for our annual October Creative Challenge, an open call for works that will be displayed in our October Imaginarium show. Find all the details in this post.

Art Presence calls to artists for the 7th Annual Angels Show, to be on exhibit as a guest show in December. Angel artists interested in participating in this year’s show should send an email to Anne Brooke to let her know. If you have angel art already prepared, please include images of the works you plan to enter. We will post more details as soon as more details are confirmed.

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A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg

A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg

Art Presence is delighted to announce that our guest artist for July is Jacksonville City Council member, Ken Gregg. Ken has recently published a book of photography capturing images of life in Jacksonville entitled, “A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs.” Art Presence is now carrying his book in our Authors section.

A Year in Jacksonville, A Story in Photographs, by Ken Gregg

Guest Exhibit

Ken’s guest exhibit consists of the photographs that appear in his book. His show opens alongside our Celestial Journeys member exhibit on Friday, July 5. Please join us on Saturday, July 6, from 1–3 pm for an artist reception, during which Ken will sign the copies of his book you purchase. You will also be able to enjoy wine tasting by Dancin Vineyards.

About the Photographer

Kenneth Gregg was born in Los Angeles, California. At ten years old, his parents gave him a box Brownie camera. Within a year, he had built a darkroom in the home basement and was developing and printing his own black and white images. He pursued his passion for photography through high school and college. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1969, he traveled extensively as the catalogue photographer for the first ten years of The North Face outdoor equipment company.
After leaving The North Face, he turned his artistic endeavors toward pictorial photography of old California, self-publishing books on Santa Barbara and on the Santa Ynez Valley. Numerous corporations have purchased Gregg’s artwork for their collections. His work has also been used extensively for promotional brochures, calendars, greeting cards, book covers, and award-winning wine labels.
In 1991, he began selling his artwork for permanent decor to luxury hotels, such as the Four Seasons, Hyatt Regency and Wynn Resort Hotels, throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Russia, . He has continued to expand his sales in this area for the last 25 years. Now semi-retired, he has been focusing his attention on photographing what life looks like in the small historic town of Jacksonville.

 

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Second Saturday Art Walk

The Second Saturday Art Walk will be held on July 13th in Jacksonville Oregon.  Don’t miss incredible art and wine.  Look for the neon green pennants to find participating businesses and join in the fun.

Art Presence Art Center will feature Anne Brooke providing a quick lesson in Color Theory, 30 minute sessions that come with a hand-out.  Even if you aren’t an artist, this is an opportunity to see why some colors fool the eye into movement and what it takes to make neutrals.

The neon green pennant will be at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville Oregon, call 541-941-7057 for more information

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