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Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show & Sale

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon Annual Show & Sale

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon 2017 Annual Show & Sale Announcement

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Artists Workshop Plein Air Event Show and Sale

Coming July 1, 2017

On the front lawn at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon!

Artists Workshop July 1, 2017 Plein Air Event Show and Sale at ARt Presence ARt Center, Jacksonville, Oregon

The Artists Workshop is holding their 2017 Plein Air Event this year from June 28-July 1, 2017. Participating artists will paint on location for three days, then present their work for judging, a show and sale on the front lawn of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Oregon on July 1 from 9 am – 3 pm.

There will be an exciting quick-paint competition from 10 am to noon, and the awards ceremony takes place at 2:30 pm. Over 30 artists are participating in this year’s event, which means there will be a wide range of plein air painting styles available to interested collectors. Jurors are Willo Balfrey and Richard McKinley, so you know the awards will be decided by two of the most highly respected artists in the Valley!

The event takes place side by side with the July reception for the new art exhibit at Art Presence Art Center, so be sure to come inside and view the paintings and other art works in the gallery too!

Summer at Last!

Summer At Last!

Come to Art Presence Art Center’s gallery to view and celebrate the end of a long, wet winter with us! Summer At Last!, our June-July member show of summer themed artworks, opens on Friday, June 2 and continues through Sunday, July 30. Meet the artists at a reception on Saturday, June 3 from 1–3 pm. Tomorrow’s reception features wine tasting by Cliff Creek Winery, Sharon Mehdi’s author reading from her book, “A Curious Quest for Absolute Truth,” refreshments, and live music by Minstrel Streams.

Sharon Mehdi reads from her book, “A Curious Quest for Absolute Truth.” at 1:00 pm on Saturday June 3, 2017
Visit Our Offsite Exhibits

  • Medford Library: Photography by Tom Ommen
  • Pioneer Village: Watercolor paintings by Anne Brooke on display through the end of June; Abstract acrylics by Patrick Beste beginning June 29.
  • Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Library: Textile art by Charlotte Wirfs on display through August.

Don’t Miss These Events at Art Presence Art Center!

• Saturday, June 17 from 1– 3 pm: Wine tasting by Valley View Winery
• July 1: Come by Art Presence Art Center to see the juried results of the Artists Workshop’s 2017 Southern Oregon Plein Air Event on display on the Courthouse grounds in front of our gallery…one day only!

May Exhibit - ART'Clectic Garden Party Group Show at Art Presence

ART’Clectic Garden Party Group Show

Art'Clectic Garden Party group exhibition: Quilts by Charlotte Wirfs, garden Furniture by Lisa StArnold, Oils by Walt Wirfs

Quilts by Charlotte Wirfs, garden furniture by Lisa St Arnold, Oils by Walt Wirfs

ART’Clectic takes over the gallery at Art Presence with a Garden Party group show for May 2017! The group offers original pieces created by sixteen of the group’s artist and artisan members, an eclectic mix of framed fine art, giclée prints, home and garden decor items and furniture, photography, pine needle baskets, textile art, jewelry, and pottery. The show opens at 11:00 am on Friday, May 5, continuing every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am–5:00 pm through May 28.

Art'Clectic Garden Party group exhibition: : Glass art by Sheri Croy

Glass Art by ART’Clectic member Sheri Croy

Featured in the Garden Party group show is the glass art of Sheri Croy. Sheri combines color and movement into intricate original designs which express her love of the ocean. She achieves her art by layering cut or torn tissue and novelty papers onto three-dimensional glass. Sheri describes herself as a “land-locked hula dancer,” deriving her inspiration from land, sea, nature, and sky. Sheri’s art adorns jewelry, votive candle holders, ornaments, and larger glass pieces designed to be illuminated from within. She also works with watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, and inks to create two-dimensional artworks. To speak with Sheri and learn more about her technique, come to Art Presence on Saturday, May 6th, from noon–3:00 pm. She will be at the gallery again on Saturday, May 20th at the same time.

Created in the summer of 2014, ART’Clectic is a group of southern Oregon artists and artisans who meet monthly to discuss marketing their creations. Holding pop­up events was one idea that intrigued the group and they have since held several events in Jacksonville. Meet the artists and artisans of ART’Clectic at an Artisans’ Reception from 1:00–3:00 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017, with refreshments and live music by Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams.

When visiting the gallery, be sure to share your email address for a chance to win ART’Clectic’s raffle basket, which they will give to one lucky winner on May 28.

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017 Event

Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon and Central Art Supply

present

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017

June 28th – July 1st

Central Art is partnering with Artist’s Workshop of Southern Oregon for a very special plein air event this summer! This year we are proud to have as our jurors renowned artists Richard McKinley,www.mckinleystudio.com and Willo Balfrey,  www.willobalfrey.com. Together, Richard and Willo will be conducting an optional two day oils and pastels plein air workshop to kick off the event on Monday, June 26th and Tuesday, June 27th. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.

 

Registration is now open for all who wish to participate in

Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017! Spots are filling up fast, so reserve now!

 

Fees are as follows:

Plein Air Event Only – $65
Plein Air Event & 2 Day Oils & Pastels Workshop Package – $265*

The juried results of the event will be displayed July 1, 2017 on the grounds of the historic Jacksonvillele Courthouse in front of the Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, Oregon

*Workshop included exclusively with  Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017. Participants must enroll in event to attend the workshop.

For complete Rules and Regulations, Schedule of Events, and Registration Form, visit:
www.soartistsworkshop.com

or call

541-324-7624

 Southern Oregon Plein Air 2017 Event announcementwww.soartistsworkshop.com

New Beginnings April Update

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a two-month exhibition showcasing works of art depicting artist’s interpretations of the theme in the gallery. The show opens Friday, March 3 and continues through Sunday, April 30. Join us for a reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm. Our faithful friends Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams will play live music, and as always we will have wine and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while getting to know the artists.

At this month’s reception you will also have an opportunity to hear author Diana Google, Ph.D. read from her new book of essays, entitled “Wisdom of the Heart.” This is a previously scheduled author reading that was preempted by Winter Storm Helena. As before, Diana’s reading will be accompanied by paintings by Barbara Kostal. Working hand-in-hand as inspiration and illustration, each of Coogle’s essays was inspired by one of Kostal’s paintings, which also appear in the book. There will not be an extended exhibition of the paintings as originally planned, so come and see them while you can! Diana and Barbara begin their presentation at 2:00 pm.

April UPDATE:

Second Reception – Bring the Kids!

New Beginnings, our show of spring-related artwork, enters its second month with a second reception. Join us this Saturday, April 1 from 1–3pm, and bring the kids!

  • At 1:00 pm, Susan Richie will read from her book, Ebbé Finds His Heart, the story of a young troll who sets off on a journey to find his future.
  • Denette Fretz will read from Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door at 2:00 pm. Her book tells about Conrad, who, equipped with his mega extreme ultimate first aid kit, learns the rules of being a cowboy.
  • Enjoy live music by Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams, wine, and hors d’oeuvres while viewing this beautiful show of member artwork and getting to know the artists.

Below is a sampling of the paintings, photography, and additional art forms on display for the New Beginnings exhibition. Several images have been added since our first announcement of this lovely show. Enjoy!

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April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Anne Brooke, Peonies and Jacks
New Beginnings: Astoria Bridge, Image by Tom Ommen
New Beginnings: Eagle Point Covered Bridge, Image by Tom Ommen
Small Treasures 2016 : Resident Kitty, by Kathleen Hoevet
This is an incredible photograph by Kathy Hoevet, a member of Art Presence, she is exhibiting during the month of April at the Art Presence Art Center, our hours are 5 to 7 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

To help our artists reach out to more viewers and to provide more art in more places for Rogue Valley residents and visitors to our area, we have several April Art Presence Offsite Exhibits to announce:

Pioneer Village: Anne Brooke

Anne Brooke’s exhibit of watercolor paintings continues through April 19, 2017. See more of Anne’s work at www.brookewatercolor.com

Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Photography by Kathleen Hoevet

Hoevet’s show of stunning photography continues through April 19, 2017. See more of Kathy’s work at kathleenhoevetphotography.com

Medford Library: Photography by Tom Ommen

Ommen’s show of photography continues at the Medford Public LiIbrary through July 2017.

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a two-month exhibition showcasing works of art depicting artist’s interpretations of the theme in the gallery. The show opens Friday, March 3 and continues through Sunday, April 30. Join us for a reception on Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm. Our faithful friends Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams will play live music, and as always we will have wine and hors d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while getting to know the artists.

At this month’s reception you will also have an opportunity to hear author Diana Google, Ph. D., read from her new book of essays, entitled “Wisdom of the Heart.” This is a previously scheduled author reading that was preempted by Winter Storm Helena. As before, Diana’s reading will be accompanied by paintings by Barbara Kostal. Working hand-in-hand as inspiration and illustration, each of Coogle’s essays was inspired by one of Kostal’s paintings, which also appear in the book. There will not be an extended exhibition of the paintings as originally planned, so come and see them while you can! Diana and Barbara begin their presentation at 2:00 pm.

We will have another reception on Saturday, April 1, from 1–3pm. Details and author readings to be announced when they are confirmed.

Below is a sampling of the paintings, photography, and additional art forms we will have on exhibit for the New Beginnings exhibition. Enjoy!

New Beginnings: Cantrall-Buckley Park, watercolor by Anne Brooke
New Beginnings: Astoria Bridge, Image by Tom Ommen
New Beginnings: Keepsake Box by Bruce Millbank
New Beginnings: Treasure Box with Turquoise Inlay by Bruce Millbank
New Beginnings: Eagle Point Covered Bridge, Image by Tom Ommen
New Beginnings: Riverscape, glass art by Jessy Carrara
New Beginnings: Music is Life, glass art by Jessy Carrara
New Beginnings: Brazen Beets, watercolor by Linda Abblett
New Beginnings: What Goes Around Comes Around, watercolor by Linda Abblett
New Beginnings: Snow with Spring Flower, Image by Tom Glassman
New Beginnings: Spring Trees, Image by Tom Glassman
New Beginnings: Tree's End, pastel by Judy Ommen
New Beginnings: Cantrall-Buckley Campground, watercolor by Anne Brooke
New Beginnings: Treasure Box with Turquoise Inlay by Bruce Millbank
New Beginnings: Image by Charlotte Wirfs
New Beginnings: Farm Scene, glass art by Jessy Carrara
New Beginnings: Spring Fog, Image by Tom Glassman
New Beginnings: Graphite drawing by Walt Wirfs
New Beginnings: Coffee Pot Medley, Mixed Media by Judy Ommen

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Wisdom of the Heart Author Reading

Wisdom of the Heart Author Reading : Diana Coogle Author Reading with Paintings by Barbara Kostel, a reading and exhibit of paintings from Diana Coogle and Barbara Kostal’s new book Wisdom of the Heart. Diana Coogle author reading from Wisdom of the Heart and exhibit of paintings from the book by Barbara Kostal takes place in conjunction with the artist reception for Art Presence Art Center's Poetry of Spring show on March 4, 2017, at 2:00 pm. In this coffee-table book, artist Barbara Kostal depicts a metaphysical journey through life in forty-four abstract, nature-inspired paintings. For each painting writer Diana Coogle, Ph.D., responds with a one- page personal essay—meditative, narrative or poetic—based on a life lived closely with nature.

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Introduction to Chinese Characters

Introduction to Chinese Characters: Traditional Chinese characters for Rooster

Traditional Chinese character for Rooster

Art Presence Art Center welcomes the Year of the Rooster by hosting Introduction to Chinese Characters, an audio-visual presentation by Sarah Svinth. Originally from China and now a Medford resident, Sarah’s presentation will introduce us to 20-25 traditional Chinese characters at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Join us for this free, fun and informative event! Add it to your own online calendar – visit our event entry HERE!

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