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Seventh Annual Angels Show

postcard for the 2019 Angels Show with details

Seventh Annual Angels Show

Now comfortably settled into its new home at Art Presence Art Center, the Angels Show celebrates its seventh exhibition!

Come to a festive Angels reception on Saturday, December 7 from 1–3 pm after enjoying the Jacksonville Christmas Parade! See dozens of unique artistic interpretations of angels covering the back wall of the gallery! Freestanding angels as well as paintings! Meet the special artists participating in this show!

To get the first look at the show and first opportunity to make one of this year’s angels your own (or give to a friend), come on Friday, December 6, when the show opens at 11 am.

What to Expect

We have seen a wide variety of angels in each past Angels show – impressionist, realist, and abstract, mystical and cute, fierce and gentle, earthy and celestial, imploring, serving and helping. The artists who participate range from small children to experienced professional artists. We see nearly every medium represented in every show, from oils, watercolors and acrylics to ceramics, bronze, glass and assemblage with natural and/or man made materials. This kind of diversity is present in this year’s show as well.

The angels you see in this post are wonderful examples of abstract angels. Katherine Bird created the golden angel in the 2019 show poster above. Art Presence member Brenda Mills Brannan created the angel below for this year’s show.

A Brief History of the Angels Show

Southern Oregon Artists Resource, an online directory of the southern Oregon art community created by Hannah West Design, sponsored the Angels Show from its inception. Hannah curated the art displays at the GoodBean Cafe in Jacksonville for 7 years. In 2012, Mary Kell, GoodBean co-owner, asked Hannah if she could have angels on the wall for Christmas. Fortunately she asked with enough time for Hannah to send out a call to artists! Mary got her angels and a new Christmas tradition in Jacksonville was born.

When the cafe updated its art policy, the angels lost their nest, so Hannah and Mary asked the executive director of Art Presence if the show might find a new home at the gallery. The angels were received with open arms! Its first time in a true gallery setting, the 2018 Angels show was an amazing exhibition, with 70 pieces of angelic art created by over 40 artists. It won a terrific audience reception and many angels found new homes with Art Presence patrons.

Give an Angel a Home!

The 2019 Angels show will continue on display until Sunday, December 29. The angels are on display concurrently with Art Presence’s annual Holiday Treasures show. Holiday Treasures let you take your art finds home upon purchase for giving during the holiday season. However, the angels must remain on display through the end of the show. We believe that our artist’s angels make perfect holiday gifts, so we encourage you to consider giving an angel to that special person on your gift-giving list.

Mercy Flight, painting of an angel for the Angels Show 2019 by Brenda Mills Brannan

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Angel Show

Art Presence Art Center will present its annual Angel Show opening on December 6th, Friday, with a Reception of December 7th from 1 to 3 P.M.  At least 40 artists will share their artistic version of angels.  What a wonderful way to start the Christmas Season.  The gallery is open from 11 to 5 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the 29th.  Lots of wonderful gift ideas throughout the main gallery and the Galleria as our theme is Holiday Treasures.

Art Presence Art Center is located at 206 North 5th Street, next to the Courthouse in Jacksonville Oregon.  Call 541-941-7057 with questions.

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Body Wisdom

Body Wisdom

Meet Dr. Gerald Senogles and hear more about his new book, “Body Wisdom,” at a book signing here at Art Presence Art Center! Meet the author at 5pm on Friday, November 8, 2019. You can listen to a brief discussion of his book and ask questions. Then he will sign your new copy of “Body Wisdom.”

“Body Wisdom” is informed by a lifetime of practice in Oriental Medicine. The book delves into the mechanics of how your body works, explaining why problems develop and what you can do to prevent many modern disease conditions and keep yourself in a state of vibrant health.

In Oriental Medicine, covering up symptoms with drugs is not good enough. Therefore, we turn to the Oriental Medical system with its knowledge and understanding to learn why we develop disease conditions and how to treat the root causes. Thus the body can return to the natural state of health to which we are all entitled.

Section One of Body Wisdom covers the basics of how your body works and symptoms that can arise if there are malfunctions.

Section Two examines common and important diseases or conditions, as well as other issues that can impact your health and happiness.

Dr. Gerald Senogles graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1977 and is one of the first 50 graduates in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the United States. He apprenticed with Dr. Cheung Wai Tak in 1977–78. Dr. Senogles was a member of the acupuncture sub-committee of the Oregon Medical Board for six years. In 1988, he received his Doctor of Oriental Medicine Degree from the International Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Research Institute in Hong Kong.

You can find more information about Dr. Senogles’ book at http://www.luckyvalleypress.com/bodywisdom

Flyer for Jerry SEnogles book talk at Art Presence Art Center

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November 2019 Guest Artist: Jeanne LaRae

Our November 2019 guest artist, Jeanne LaRae, is a personable and approachable artist, so when you come to the reception this month, be sure to ask her questions about her work!

Jeanne explores from her home town, the U.S. and around the world “in search of light and shadow and its magical effects.” The role that light plays in telling a story allows Jeanne to relate and deliver it through her paintings of nature, landscapes, architecture, people, and animals. LaRae encourages and inspires people to look further and deeper into their surroundings, finding the beauty and the story, to listen to the whispers of the world around them as more of a symphony of color and light, and to appreciate the gift and experience of the path.

Jeanne LaRae is a member of many southern Oregon, California, and national art associations, including Ashland Art Center, Ashland Gallery Association, Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon, Rogue Gallery, LPAPA, SoCalPapa, California Art Club, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Midway Art Association, the Kimball Art Center and PCPAA.

Here’s a sneak peek…a couple of Jeanne’s oil paintings:

oil painting by Jeanner LaRae, NOvember 219 guest artist at Art PResence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregonoil painting by Jeanner LaRae, NOvember 219 guest artist at Art PResence Art Center, Jacksonville, Oregon

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Holiday Treasures Nov-Dec 2019

Holiday Treasures Nov-Dec 2019

Our annual holiday shopping show is here! Come to Art Presence Art Center at 206 N 5th Street in Jacksonville any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to browse the artistic and creative Holiday Treasures Nov-Dec 2019, offered by local artists for your holiday shopping pleasure.

When you head out to buy gifts for the special people in your life, stop by Art Presence first to consider a gift of art. Come by on your way home to find an inspiring gift for the hard-to-shop-for loved ones on your list. Need to pick up a little something for a hostess gift or other impromptu gift-giving occasion? That’s what Holiday Treasures is all about!

Take your art purchases home with you to wrap and give in time for the holidays. Artists will replenish the gallery with more holiday treasures November-December 2019, so there will be a great selection throughout the season.

Be sure to come to the reception on Saturday, November 2, to meet the artists and get a look at all the wonderful gift-giving opportunities that await you in the main gallery and in the Galleria!

Here is a sampling of the paintings can expect to see when you come to the gallery. We will add more when additional images become available:

Holiday Treasures November-December 2019: Evening Shadows, oil painting by Walt Wirfs
Holiday Treasures November-December 2019: Granite Swimming Hole Spillway, by Desmond Serratore

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2019 October Imaginarium – Mischief & Magic!

The 6th annual October Imaginarium art show at Art Presence Art Center is here! This has become one of the gallery’s most popular exhibits, and this year’s theme is Mischief & Magic. Artists from throughout southern Oregon created whimsical, thought-provoking, out-of-the-mainstream art in response to our October Creative Challenge.  It’s an event not to be missed!

October Imaginarium opens Friday, October 4 and continues through Sunday, October 27. On display on the back wall is our Palette Paint-Off, with magical artwork on artists’ palettes.

Art Presence invites you to a spellbinding reception for the artists on Saturday, October 5, from 1–4 pm. Jacksonville author Sharon Mehdi will be here doing numerology readings. You can also take a photo with our mischievous Scarecrow at the Selfie Station. And there will be live music by Martin Ball, hors d’oeuvres and wine to enjoy along with the show.

We would like to congratulate Art Presence member, Mark Daucher, whose beautiful graphic image of persimmons appears on the cover of this month’s Jacksonville Review! You can see more of his stunning work in this month’s show.

Here are a few of the daringly creative pieces of art you will find in this show:

Change of Season, by Mark Daucher
The Belfry, by Charlotte Wirfs
Gold Leaf, watercolor by Joan Brown
Rhythm & Blues Totem Bowl by John Dodero
Grimm's Medicine Show, assemblage by Leona Sewitsky
May the Pie Be With You, by Nancy Bardos
Hellfire, image by Vivian McAleavey
The Monolith, by Walt Wirfs
Jack and the Giant, assemblage by Leona Sewitsky
Canyon of Lost Souls, mixed media by Zoe West

Saturday, October 12, from 5–7:30 pm, will be the last Jacksonville Second Saturday ArtWalk until next spring. Come to the gallery for a special demonstration by Patricia Wormuth and let the tricksy headless scarecrow paint your portrait in a reprise of the Imaginarium Selfie Station. Don’t miss it!

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Call to Artists for Angels Show

Call to Artists – Angel Art for 7th Annual Angels Show

Southern Oregon Artists Resource and Art Presence Art Center call to artists for angel art to be exhibited in our Seventh Annual Angels Show this December.

Angel on HIgh, watercolor by Katherine Bird from the 2018 Angels Show

“Angel on High,” watercolor by Katherine Bird from the 2018 Angels Show

We seek your INTERPRETATION of angels in your choice of medium and style. You are not limited to the traditional or religious styles commonly seen this time of year. The amazing variety of angels in various mediums, styles and techniques in past shows has drawn many favorable comments from attendees and patrons. We prefer new angels, but gladly invite prior years’ artists and their angels to return.

We have some pedestals to accommodate freestanding 3D angels, but you should be prepared to bring your own. For 2D art, there is a limit of 2 pieces with a maximum dimension of 48 inches each.

Submissions are not technically juried, but we do review and prioritize them in the event we run out of space. If this occurs, new angels will have priority over repeat entries. Painting a new angel for this year’s show? Send us an email to let us know as soon as possible! Please include the approximate dimensions of your piece(s).

Important Dates

  • Entry Deadline:  November 18th.
  • Artwork drop-off dates: November 23, 24 and 25th.
  • We will hang the show on Thursday, December 5th.
  • The show opens on Friday, December 6th.
  • Reception is Saturday, December 7th, from 1–3 pm.
  • Closing date is Sunday, December 29th.

Angels Display

The Angels Show hangs on the back wall of the gallery. It is exhibited alongside the gallery’s popular Holiday Treasures show of gift items. Holiday Treasures always draws a steady stream of holiday shoppers throughout the month. Therefore, the Angels Show is virtually guaranteed a wide audience. Art Presence Art Center is conveniently located at 206 North 5th Street in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Advertising and Promotion

We had wonderful audience reception and respectable sales in 2018, our first show in a true gallery setting. Art Presence and SOAR will promote the exhibition through social media and local print media to ensure another great reception this year. We ask artists to help by sharing their angels on social media with the details of the show and reception.

Submit Your Entries!

Please download and fill out the entry form below. Submit your entry to gallery director Anne Brooke with images of your angel art at anne@brookewatercolor.com. Anne will also be happy to answer any questions not addressed on the form.

Download (PDF, 56KB)

Please share with artist friends and fellow members of artist groups. We also invite you to share it in your newsletters, online announcements and artist group meetings.

#Angels #AngelArt #AngelsShow2019 #ArtPresence #SOAR

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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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