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January Virtual Exhibition

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Getting the Words Right…

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Our next Arts & Letters Zoom chat, “Getting the Words Right,” takes place at 5pm on January 28. Ginna BB Gordon hosts local authors, E.A. Luetkemeyer and Dr. Frank De Luca, to discuss their writing processes.

“Each of us has a story within the story—how we do what we’re doing, with whom, and why we do it, “ Ginna says.

This will be an interesting discussion with rarely-heard insights into the writing process.

Go to art-presence.eventbrite.com to register.

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Naked Art 2022!

Join us for Naked Art 2022! Our annual show of unframed, unmatted ORIGINAL art at tempting prices opens Friday, January 7, at 12 am. Art Presence Art Center is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 5pm.
Naked Art 2022, our annual show of unframed, unmatted ORIGINAL art at tempting prices, opens Friday, January 7, at 12 am. Art Presence Art Center is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Come find the art you love, then take it home and frame yourself or have it framed to your own tastes!

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Staff Art Show at Central Art!



December Art Show at Central Art Gallery
FEATURING: CENTRAL ART STAFF
During Medford’s 3rd Friday Art Walk
December 17th, 2021 5-8pm

Central Art Gallery announces its December 3rd Friday art show, spotlighting the works of Featured Artists -the Employees of Central Art!

Comprised of diverse pieces in both traditional and digital mediums, this exhibition showcases the individual talents of our artistic team members – each with their own unique creative background and signature style, from printmaking to acrylic painting and even digital art!

Exhibiting artists include Leland Struebig, Yasmine Lentfer, Paul Bunch, Anne Dochez, Alex Fisher, Adam Bunch, Jonathan Alim, and Jason Bell-Bechtol.

The exhibit will be from 5-8pm during Medford’s Art Walk Friday, December 17th. *FACE MASKS REQUIRED* Social distancing is strongly encouraged. We are strictly following CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines – click here for more info. Central Art Gallery is located in downtown Medford at 101 N. Central.


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Angel Makes Cover of Jacksonville Review

Have you have seen the cover of the December-January issue of the Jacksonville Review? Then you’ve seen the angel entered in this year’s Angels Show by Denali Rose Grace!

Blackbirds and Me, 13 x 11 acrylic painting by Denali Rose Grace $250

“Blackbirds and Me,” 13 x 11 acrylic painting by Denali Rose Grace. $250

“Blackbirds and Me,” 13 x 11 acrylic painting $250

It’s always an honor for an artist to see their work on the cover of this local publication. Firstly, publisher Whit Parker is all about art and is committed to promoting local artists through his publication. Further, he is a very discriminating art enthusiast with a large collection of carefully curated works by local artists. And finally, not every artist can submit an image large enough to look its best at the required print size. So you can see why this is a very special opportunity for Denali and her very appealing angel.

Denali Rose Grace lives in Southern Oregon, surrounded by woods and wildlife. She holds a B.F.A., B.S., and Masters in Education. An artist, teacher, and Way Shower, she works with her intuition in many broad and varied ways. Grace teaches Intuitive Painting to individuals who are serious about going deep into finding their own souls’ art techniques. She finds great JOY in being of service…much like an angel! Learn more about Denali and see more of her art at https://www.soulmedicinearts.com/

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Angel Artist Makes News

Angel Artist Katherine Bird Makes News in Grants Pass!

Check out this article written by Tricia Drevets for the Grants Pass Daily Courier. In it, angel artist Katherine Bird and her art for this year’s Angels Show gets a beautiful writeup. Moreover, SOARs 9th Annual Angels Show got some great coverage as well. With so much bad news in front of us from day to day, it feels good to see angels—and the artists who make them visible to us—make the news for once!

Please read the pdf file below to learn more about Katherine and her art. And don’t miss her angel painting when you stop in the gallery!

If you would like to read this offline or print it out, please download the pdf file below:

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9th Annual Angels Show is here!

Southern Oregon Artists Resource is beyond delighted that Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville is again hosting our annual Angels Show! This is our 9th Annual Angels Show of angel art for Christmas, and the angels are on the wall, waiting for your visit.

Angel Thoughts From the Founder of Art Presence:

December at Art Presence brings the 9th Annual Angels Show. Why, for the ninth year, are we showing such a lively interest in the invisible world? Some of the greatest among the saints and men of God have found a place for Angels. Many of the most difficult questions about their nature, their grace, their intellect, and their love have been addressed masterfully. Their mission has always been to look after each of us here on earth in the pursuit of our salvation. Regardless of our question “why,” we invite you to join our artists as they present their unique perspectives on these winged, haloed beings.
~ Anne Brooke

A Little Angel Art History

Angel-like beings have appeared in art for millennia. However, the earliest artistic interpretation of an angel was found in the catacomb of Priscilla in the 3rd century…with no wings! Though there is some dispute about this, the angel is generally believed to be Gabriel, delivering the Annunciation to Mary.

9th Annual Angels Show : First known angel art from the catacomb of Priscilla, c. 3rd century BCE
9th Annual Angels Show: Image of wingless Gabriel delivering the Annunciation to Mary in the catacomb of Priscilla

Winged angels first emerged in 4th century Anatolia—on the Prince’s Sarcophagus, found at Sarigüzel, near Istanbul (c. 379–395)—the first of many found in Byzantine art. Check out this interesting piece on angels and their wings here, more angel history here, and another on the history of angels in art here.

Meanwhile, humanity’s ancient fascination with these celestial creatures continues to this day. Many artists return year after year with fresh artistic interpretations painted especially for the Angels Show with imagination and inspiration. Moreover, many patrons return year after year to add to their collections of angel art and to select angel art for Christmas gifts. Here’s “The Guardian,” a small yet powerful impressionistic piece in oil by Katy Cauker:

9th Annual Angels Show : The Guardian, 9 x 7 oil on panel by Katy Cauker
The Guardian, 9 x 7 oil on panel by Katy Cauker

9th Annual Angels Show

Come view the Angels Show from 11am–5pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. At least 2 angels had sold by the time we hung them on the wall, so if you find one that speaks to you, make that purchase of angel art for Christmas before someone else does!

Really? You have enough angels in your own home? Then consider giving angel art for Christmas to someone who needs a beautiful guardian in theirs! Note: Angel art needs to remain in the gallery until the show is over. You might be able to discuss a special angel certificate with the artist if you plan to give one as a gift.

The Angels Show is on display at Art Presence Art Center at 206 N. Fifth Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. It runs from Friday, December 3, through Sunday, January 2. Moreover, the gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12–5 pm.

Watch the Art Presence Facebook page for featured angels throughout the month! Meanwhile, here is the gallery’s virtual tour of their December members show, artisan treasures in the Galleria, and the 9th Annual Angels Show to get you started.

Wine and Watercolor — Give an Experience for Christmas!

In addition to our exhibitions of fine art, the artisan treasures in the Galleria, and books written by local authors, there’s another way to give the gift of art for the holidays at Art Presence Art Center. You can drink wine with friends and family while you learn how to paint with watercolors together in Anne Brooke’s “Wine and Watercolor” workshop! All art supplies are provided, just bring your favorite wine and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy painting in festive company. Give the gift of a wonderful experience that will last a lifetime for Christmas! Call today and reserve a Thursday evening with up to 7 friends & family. $25 per person, vaccination required. Make your reservation today!

To ask questions about the art you see in the Angels Show or to reserve a date for Wine & Watercolor, contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or [email protected]

9th Annual Angels Show, Galleria Gifts & Virtual Tour

For 2021, Art Presence December Exhibits include a continuation of our November members show and the 9th Annual Angels Show, as well as holiday-themed artisan treasures in our Galleria—perfect for holiday gift-giving! Both exhibitions are on the walls and ready for your visit.

A Thought From Our Founder:

December at Art Presence brings the 9th Annual Angels Show. Why, for the ninth year, are we showing such a lively interest in the invisible world? Some of the greatest among the saints and men of God have found a place for Angels. Many of the most difficult questions about their nature, their grace, their intellect, and their love have been addressed masterfully. Their mission has always been to look after each of us here on earth in the pursuit of our salvation. Regardless of our question “why,” we invite you to join our artists as they present their unique perspectives on these winged, haloed beings.
~ Anne Brooke

A Little Angel Art History

Angel-like beings have appeared in art for millennia. However, the earliest artistic interpretation of an angel was found in the catacomb of Priscilla in the 3rd century…with no wings! Though there is some dispute about this, the angel is generally believed to be Gabriel, delivering the Annunciation to Mary.

9th Annual Angels Show: Image of Gabriel without wings, delivering the Annunciation to Mary

9th Annual Angels Show: Image of Gabriel without wings, delivering the Annunciation to Mary

Winged angels first emerged in 4th century Anatolia—on the Prince’s Sarcophagus, found at Sarigüzel, near Istanbul (c. 379–395)—the first of many found in Byzantine art. Check out this interesting piece on angels and their wings here, more on angel history here, and another on the history of angels in art here.

Meanwhile, humanity’s ancient fascination with these celestial creatures continues to this day. Many artists return year after year with fresh artistic interpretations painted especially for the Angels Show with imagination and inspiration. Here’s “The Guardian,” a small yet powerful impressionistic piece in oil by Katy Cauker:

9th Annual Angels Show : The Guardian, 9 x 7 oil on panel by Katy Cauker

“The Guardian,” by Katy Cauker. 9″ x 7″ oil.

 

9th Annual Angels Show

Come view the Angels Show from 11am–5pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. At least 2 angels had sold by the time we hung them on the wall, so if you find one that speaks to you, make that purchase before someone else does! Really? You have enough angels in your own home? Why not consider giving one to someone who needs a beautiful guardian in theirs! Note: angel art needs to remain in the gallery until the show is over. You might be able to discuss a special angel certificate with the artist if you plan to give one as a gift.

The Angels Show is on display at Art Presence Art Center at 206 N. Fifth Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. It runs from Friday, December 3, through Sunday, January 2. Moreover, the gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12–5 pm. Watch our Facebook page for featured angels throughout the month! Meanwhile, here is a virtual tour of the December members show and the 9th Annual Angels Show to get you started.

Wine and Watercolor — Give an Experience!

In addition to our exhibitions of fine art, the artisan treasures in the Galleria, and books written by local authors, there’s another way to give the gift of art for the holidays at Art Presence. You can drink wine with friends and family while you learn how to paint with watercolors together in Anne Brooke’s “Wine and Watercolor” workshop! All art supplies are provided, just bring your favorite wine and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy painting in festive company. Give the gift of a wonderful experience that will last a lifetime for Christmas! Call today and reserve a Thursday evening with up to 7 friends & family. $25 per person, vaccination required. Make your reservation today!

To ask questions about the art you see in the Angels Show or to reserve a date for Wine & Watercolor, contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057 or [email protected]

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AGA December Exhibits in Ashland

December Spotlight Exhibits


First Friday Art Walk, December 3, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


COVID cases are rising in Jackson County, so please visit gallery, studio, and artist websites for more information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures before setting out to explore Ashland’s December exhibits. Thank you.


Art & Soul Gallery
Sunrise, Sunset

Ashland 2021 December Exhibits  : Pam Haunschild, Night Fall, Mixed Media at Art & Soul Gallery
Pam Haunschild, Night Fall, Mixed Media


Art & Soul Gallery comes to a final close after 23 incredible years. As a result, the community is
invited to say goodbye, pick up business cards from each of their favorite artists, and
start or finish some of that holiday shopping during our December exhibit.


So, on December 3, during First Friday Art Walk, artists will be present all day from 10:00
a.m. – 7:00 p.m. to share about what is next for them. Chocolates will also be available for
everyone to enjoy.


Hours:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.


Address and Contact Information:
247 East Main
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-9006
www.artandsoulgallery.com


Ashland Art Works
Holiday Showcase

Ashland Art Works December exhibit : Elizabeth Ellingson, Untitled, Sterling Silver Jewelry
Elizabeth Ellingson, Untitled, Sterling Silver Jewelry


This month, Ashland Art Works December exhibit features a plethora of unique, handmade artwork
that is perfect for the holidays, featuring all of their local artist members! Ashland Art
Works includes a total of four galleries and one sculpture garden, all centrally located in
one place.


Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Address and Contact Information:
291 Oak Street
Ashland, OR 97520
ashlandartworksgalleries.wordpress.com
541-488-4735


Hanson Howard Gallery
2021 Gallery Artists Gift Salon

Ashland 2021 December exhibits: Robert Koch, Pink Pajamas, Acrylic and Pastel on Hardboard at Hanson Howard Gallery
Robert Koch, Pink Pajamas, Acrylic and Pastel on Hardboard

Hanson Howard Gallery specially curated their 2021 Gallery Artists Gift Salon to
offer a variety of diverse options that are perfect for the gift-giving season. From fun to
reverent, small and large, 2D and 3D, the gallery features artwork from many of its
artist members.


Hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Appointments are available too.


Address and Contact Information:
89 Oak Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-2562
http://www.hansonhowardgallery.com


Gallerie Karon
Gifts by the Gifted

Ashland 2021 December exhibits  : Horst Wolfe, Coastline, Watercolor at Gallerie Karon
Horst Wolfe, Coastline, Watercolor


Gallerie Karon’s December exhibit showcases the work of over 30 artists! They specialize in featuring a diverse range of art, for example:

  • African and Asian works/antiques
  • several different jewelry styles
  • poetry by local poets
  • books for those who love to read
  • They even have a very famous collection of stuffed
  • animals for both children and adults!


During the December First Friday Art Walk, candy and treats will be served alongside the presence of
Dan Fellman. Gallerie Karon was rated Top Five Galleries in Southern Oregon, so don’t
forget to stop by.


Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Address and Contact Information:
300 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-482-9008

Other First Friday Art Walk Participants


American Trails Gallery


American Trails Gallery December exhibit features arts and crafts of the indigenous peoples of the
Americas.


Enclāve Gallery & Studios


Enclāve Studios is home to five unique artists who offer painting, sculpture, and mixed
media.


Fiber Arts Collective


Fiber Arts Collective is a space where fiber artists come together to collaborate, work,
teach, and sell their work.


Schneider Museum of Art


On display in December is A Shrine for a Shrine, a solo exhibition by Bruce Burris.

The Ashland Gallery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in our communities.