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New Gallery Look!

Check Out Our New Gallery Look!

New Interior - Main Gallery - after adding drywall and painting, adding new carpet, a new hanging system and new art display panels at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, OR

New Interior – Main Gallery – after adding drywall and painting, adding new carpet, a new hanging system and new art display panels

The Board and member artists of Art Presence are immensely proud of our new interior! Previously, we completely resurfaced the walls—which had been covered with burlap—with drywall and a fresh coat of paint. We also added new carpet throughout the ground floor. The most recent renovations brought new art display panels and a new, more efficient hanging system to the main gallery. In addition to their practical value, the new panels also add more light and an airy feel that dramatically improves the presentation of artwork and the ambience of the main gallery. We’ve moved our Galleria boutique to the front room, too.

New Interior - Galleria at Art Presence - after adding new carpet and a new hanging system at Art Presence Art Center, Jacksonville, OR

New Interior – Galleria at Art Presence – after adding new carpet and a new hanging system

Important Shout-Outs

Many thanks to Rob Buerk and the Board of the Jacksonville Boosters Foundation for granting us the monies to place the new panels in our main gallery. This gift has boosted our professional image and provides our artists with a beautiful ground for their art on display.

Our thanks also go to the City of Jacksonville for a grant from the Bed Tax Fund to place the new hanging system. This allows us to hang more artwork and to be more flexible with the hanging strategies for our bimonthly shows. It will also extend the life of our display panels.

Grand Re-Opening

We invite you to attend our Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, September 1, from 1–3 pm. Do join us as we celebrate the renovations that have transformed our space!

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Gardens Gone Wild! May 2018 Art Exhibit

Gardens Gone Wild!

watercolor of a girl watering her garden by Anthony Laenen

“Watering Girl” watercolor by Anthony Laenen

Our member artists offer florals, paintings of gardens, and more to brighten your environment in a new exhibition, “Gardens Gone Wild.” Show opens May 4 and continues through June 17.

 

Free Concert Series

Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams

Minstrel Streams will perform a series of free concerts at Art Presence this year. Sergey Oreshkin—whose blog, Ascentor, offers music reviews—says Minstrel Streams “speaks the language of music…you just have to listen to hear words in your heart…weaving subtle and elegant sound patterns through threads of classical, Baroque, Renaissance, Romanticism, and Celtic folk music.” Matt and Rebecca Stuart dedicate their lives and talent to “sharing the passionate language of music, from our hearts to yours.” Don’t miss their musical performances, taking place on Sundays from 2–4 pm on:

  • June 3
  • August 12
  • October 14
  • December 9

New Member ~ New Career

Art Presence introduces painter, sculptor and traditional animator Phillip Young. After completing his service in the US Army—working as an Army artist—and earning his undergraduate degree in Illustration through the G.I. Bill, he was hired as a trainee animator by Disney Studios in Burbank, CA. Phillip progressed to Feature Animator, earning seventeen screen credits in some of Disney’s most successful animated features. Later, he earned his Master’s in Sequential Art while teaching animation, fine art and illustration. Now he has found his way back to painting, with a focus on scenic, figurative and mythological themes. We’re confident you will admire Phillip’s paintings! A lifelong artist, you can learn more about Phil’s background in the post below.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Exhibit of paintings by Delores Ribal is on display at Pioneer Village through September.

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Phillip Young

Art Presence Member Artist Phillip Young

Picture of Phil Young at his drawing board when he was teaching art.

Phil Young at his drawing board when he was teaching art.

Phillip Young is a painter, sculptor and traditional animator. Growing up as the only child of divorced parents, he became imaginative and independent as he went through a changing cast of parental figures in foster home situations, eventually being cared for by grandparents in Central California.

The vast, open prairie spaces of the area allowed for expansion of his imagination, and he found he could express his daydreams in the form of drawings. His art was the one ability he was praised for from his earliest recollections. After high school he moved south to take a job, was married, then enlisted in the U.S. Army. There he worked as an Army Artist, his first paid job as an artist.

Finishing an undergraduate degree in Illustration through the G.I. Bill, he was hired as a trainee animator by Disney Studios in Burbank, California, progressing to a Feature Animator position at the studio. Working through the 80s & 90s, Phil earned seventeen screen credits in some of Disney’s most successful features. In the early 2000s, with the rise of digital media, Phil left the animation industry to teach. He was hired by Savannah (Georgia) College of Art & Design as an animation professor in a program rated as one of the best among private schools.

Earning a Master‘s degree in Sequential Art while teaching, he then headed for Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he taught at the Southwest University of Visual Arts. There he instructed in Animation as well as Fine Arts and Illustration. While in New Mexico, he found his way back to painting, beginning with southwest subjects, mixing in scenic, figurative, and mythological themes.

Phil and his wife now reside in Central Point, Oregon. The move has subsequently added coastal and other northwest subjects to his body of work. Please visit Pil’s website at www.artistphillipyoung.com

Phillip Young : Art Presence Member Artist

“Last Chance,” painting by Phil Young

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Nancy Yturriaga Adams

Nancy Yturriaga Adams

Five Lizard Bowl by Nancy Yturriaga Adams,side view
Five Lizard Bowl by Nancy Yturriaga Adams

Nancy Yturriaga Adams is a renowned clay artist whose ceramic vessels are intricately designed with lifelike creatures and flora in natural colors. Art Presence Art Center was honored to admit her as a member in early 2018.

portrait of Nancy Yturriaga Adams, riding her horse on her Applegate Valley, Oregon ranch

Artist Statement

Pursuing an education in classical literature inadvertently led me to a ceramics class my first year of college but the truth is that I knew I was interested in the art of the making of things from the time I was a child. I always loved nature and all kinds of animals and plants. All I ever wanted to do was to saddle up my horse and ride out into the forest and watch the sky, the colors and have many adventures along the way. Today I still practice a simple, disciplined life balancing riding my horses on the ranch and on into the National Forest with hours in my studio.

People often ask me, Where do you get your ideas?! I smile to myself for I know well that the Muse comes quietly for those who wait in a disciplined way. Influenced as I am by Greco-Roman and Egyptian mythologies I find the Native American interpretation of life thru totem plants and animals to be the most comfortable. I so enjoy the studio life where the making shifts into a meditation offering relief from everyday cares and worries. I also value the many friendships I’ve made along the way and find that gratitude is essential for a happy, productive life.

Outside the Art Presence Art Center gallery, Nancy’s most recent exhibit is at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin  “Beasts:  Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection” Feb. 18-June 10, 2018. The museum’s director just confirmed that several of her pieces will be included in their permanent collection.  Her next showing here in Oregon will be at the Oregon Potters Association SHOWCASE at the Oregon Convention Center on April 27, 29, 29, 2018. www.oregonpotters.org

Nancy’s magnificent work speaks for itself, and the list of galleries and museums where her work has been shown tells the story of her recognition as a master ceramic artist.:

Selected Museum Shows

2018 “Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection” February 18-June 10, 2018 Racine Art Museum Racine, Wisconsin
2007 “Teapots: From Craft to Art” Invitational Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon
2005 “Particles and Passion: The Art of Clay”, invitational, Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland
“For the Love of Flowers”, invitational, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design, Louisville, Kentucky
2004 “Bottled Spirits”, invitational, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Design, Louisville, Kentucky
2003 “Planting, Potting and Pruning: Artists and the Cultivated Landscape” invitational, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI.
“Ohio Arts and Crafts: Tradition and Legacy” invitational, Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, Ohio
“Great Pots! Contemporary Ceramics, From Function to Fantasy” from the museum permanent collection, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey.
2001 Once Upon A Time: Artists Examine Fairy Tales, Legends and Myth, invitational, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
1997 98 “L’Chaim: A Kiddush Cup Invitational, ” San Francisco Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (catalogue available)
“Lake Michigan: From Placid Pool to Raging Flood,” invitational, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
1995 “A Madcap Teapot Party at the Renwick, ” invitational, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
“Let’s Play House: Artists and the Domestic Environment,” invitational, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
1994 “Masters of Contemporary Ceramics, ” Private Collection Showing, Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
1987-88 “27th Ceramic National Exhibition Now”, April June 1987, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. An international traveling exhibition.

Selected Exhibitions

2018 Wood Symphony Three Shows: “Hot Tea!” June 8-24, “1st Annual Box Show” August 7-31. “Small Treasures” October 5-21.
2013-2015 “Hot Tea” Del Mano Gallery , Los Angles, California www.delmano.com
2014 Cedar Creek Gallery National teapot Show 1X Invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, North Carolina
2013 “Teapots 7” Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, invitational, Pittsburg, PA.
2012 “Small Treasures”, invitational, Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
2010 “Teapots”,invitational,Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburg, PA.
2008 “Hot Tea, 2008”, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA.
2007 “Hot Tea, 2007”, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA.
2006 “Craftforms 2006, 12th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.
“Teapots: Universal Adoration” invitational, Pewabic Pottery Main Galleries, Detroit, Michigan
“Man Hatter’s Tea”, Oregon Potter’s Association, Skutt Ceramic Products Building, Portland, Oregon
2005 “Hot Tea! 2005 ”, invitational, del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA.
2004 “Tea and Fantasy”, invitational, Alianza Gallery, Boston, MA.
“Hot Tea”, invitational, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angles, CA
1997-98 “Hitachi Data Systems Tea Show”, invitational private corporate exhibit, Hitachi Corp. Headquarters, Santa Clara, CA
1996 “Celestial Seasonings, A Loose Interpretation,” Invitational Teapot Exhibit, Boulder, CO
“Contemporary Teapots at SOFA Miami,” an invitational, presented by the Ferrin Gallery, Miami, FL
1993 “Chicago New Art Forms, Chicago Navy Pier, Ferrin Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Tea Party”, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
1987 “Tea for 200” Incorporated Gallery, New York, NY
1985 “Teapots”, the Stanford M. Besser Collection of Contemporary Teapots, Arkansas Art Center, Decorative Arts Museum
“Teapot Exhibit: From Craft to Art” Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA.
1981 Richmond Designer & Craftsman Show, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.

Craft Shows

Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2015
Oregon Potters Association, “Showcase”, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, 2004-18
Salem Arts Festival, Salem, Oregon, 2011-2012
Association of Clay and Glass Artists, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA., 2000-2010, 2013-2018
Local Clay, Annual Show, Eugene, OR., 2002-2018
Clayfolk, Annual Show, Medford Armory, Medford, OR., 2003-2018
Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair, Bellevue, Washington, 2007-2010
Contemporary Crafts Market, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. 2006-2012
American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL, 1994, 1996, 1997,2000-2
Art in the Pearl, Portland, Oregon, 2002-4, 2008, 2010,2012, 2016
Crafts at the Castle, Boston, MA, 1996,1999
Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA, 1990 – 1995,2001
Washington Craft Show, Smithsonian, Washington, DC, 1990
Winter Craft Market, Baltimore, 1987 – 2001
American Craft Council, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, 1981, 1983-2018
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA, 1978 1982, 1986, 1989 1994, 1996 2000
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley, CA, 1979 1994, 1997
Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Marin County, CA 1970-1972

Selected Awards/Commissions/Honors

2007 Curator, Grants Pass Museum of Art, Teapots, From Craft to Art
2006 Portland Arts Festival, Sculpture Award
2003 Best of Show, Clayfest, Eugene, Oregon
2002 Juror, by invitation, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL.
2003 Best of Show, Art in the Pearl,2003, Portland, Oregon
1999 Sausalito Art Festival, Best in Ceramics, Cash Award
1998 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Sculptural Ceramics, Cash Award
1997 Juror, by invitation, Sausalito Art Festival
1996 Blue Ribbon in Ceramics, Sausalito Art Festival, Cash Award
1993 Elected media juror for Ceramics, American Craft Enterprises
1994 Benefactors Gift, “Woodland Votive” a limited special edition, commissioned by the Women’s Committee for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1992 Juror, by invitation, for the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
1992 Invitation to the White House, Washington, DC, to contribute a piece to the permanent collection

1992 NICHE Award
1991 Smith & Hawken Award of Excellence, Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
1991 Tuttleman Award of Excellence in Ceramics, Philadelphia Craft Show
1990 Individual Grant for Excellence in Crafts, Marin Arts Council
1990 Juror, by invitation, for the Sausalito Arts Festival
1990 Best of Show, Sausalito Art Festival, Cash Award
1989 Best of Show, Sausalito Art Festival, Cash Award

Public & Private Collections

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California,
Newark Museum of Art, Ceramic Collection, Newark, NJ
Saks Fifth Avenue, Private Corporate Collection, Chicago and Denver
Corporate Teapot Collection of Celestial Seasonings, Inc., “Tension Tamer Tea,” Boulder, CO
The Stanford M Besser Collection, Arkansas
Private collection of Fleur Bresler, Rockville, MD
Mike & Carol Mendelson, Washington Depot, CT
Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Margolis
Ms. Jane Korman
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Cohn
Mrs. Robert McNeil, Jr.
Ms Jennifer Taggart
Mr. Takeo Yamaki Diibiru

Selected Media

Ceramics Today, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA.. 2009
Association of Clay and Glass Artists,2011
Grants Pass Daily Courier, Video/www.thedailycourier.com, February4, 2010
Distinctly Northwest, Sophisticated Living, Signature Style, Renowned Artist travel The Applegate Trail 2007
500 Teapots, Lark Books, 2002
Santa Rosa Press Democrat, “Spinning on Nature’s Intuition,” interview by Andrew Jowers, January 3, 1996
American Craft Magazine, “Portfolio,” August September, 1989
Ceramics Monthly, “Trial & Error Success,” February 1989

Professional Affiliations

Association of California Clay and Glass Artists (Emeritus member/25 plus years)
Oregon Potters Association
American Craft Council, exhibiting member
Local Clay, Eugene, Oregon
Clayfolk, Medford, Oregon

Contact Information:

Sweetwater Ranch

Email: nancyyturriaga@gmail.com
6909 Thompson Creek Road

Website: www.nancyadams.net
Online : www.etsy.com/shop/nancyadamsclayartist

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April 2018 Events at Art Presence Art Center

April Events at Art Presence Art Center

The Poet’s Palette Continues…

Art Presence invites you to enjoy the second month of this fantastic exhibition! Come in to the gallery and consider a purchase from the selection of poetically beautiful works on display now through Sunday, April 29.

Art Presence Sponsors Poetry on the Loose for National Poetry Month

On Saturday, April 28, look for Art Presence members randomly stopping people on the streets of Jacksonville to ask if they want to hear a poem! Poets running wild around town are highly unusual. But when they do appear, they raise the art up to the light and offer its vast treasures to their audience who, in the hearing, complete the great circle of the poetic art. Without others’ ears to hear, the poet’s spoken words would not be transferred into sound and that particular beauty, that shining gift would not exist. Yes, the printed pages might be found lying around a hundred years from now, but the exquisite beauty and power of poetry spoken would be lost.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Exhibits of paintings by Delores Ribal are available for viewing at Pioneer Village and Medford Public Library.

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April 2018 Events at Art Presence Art Center

April Events at Art Presence Art Center

The Poet’s Palette Continues…

Art Presence invites you to enjoy the second month of this fantastic exhibition! Come in to the gallery and consider a purchase from the selection of poetically beautiful works on display now through Sunday, April 29.

Art Presence Sponsors Poetry on the Loose for National Poetry Month

On Saturday, April 28, look for Art Presence members randomly stopping people on the streets of Jacksonville to ask if they want to hear a poem! Poets running wild around town are highly unusual. But when they do appear, they raise the art up to the light and offer its vast treasures to their audience who, in the hearing, complete the great circle of the poetic art. Without others’ ears to hear, the poet’s spoken words would not be transferred into sound and that particular beauty, that shining gift would not exist. Yes, the printed pages might be found lying around a hundred years from now, but the exquisite beauty and power of poetry spoken would be lost.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Exhibits of paintings by Delores Ribal are available for viewing at Pioneer Village and Medford Public Library.

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New Member ~ New Medium

New Member ~ New Medium

Jan van Ek Brings Bronze to Art Presence

Art Presence extends a warm welcome to our newest member, sculptor Jan van Ek, and a new medium—bronze sculpture. If you haven’t yet seen Jan’s stunning bronze sculptures, come in to the gallery for a real treat in fine art!

A Medford native, Jan began sculpting while studying fine art at Oregon State University. Once she earned her BFA, she moved to Denver to perfect her technical skills, working at a bronze casting foundry and creating original bronze sculptures of horses. 22 years later, having established herself as a nationally recognized equine sculptor and married Jay Warren (also a bronze sculptor), she returned to Oregon in 2004.

In the gallery you can see “Lightning, Thunder, Rain”—from a limited edition of seven pieces—a sculpture of three spirited horses running atop carved marble thunderclouds with a bronze base in the form of lightning.

While most of Jan’s pieces are free standing, others can hang on a wall. In addition to sculpting horses, she enjoys creating statues and sculptures of angels. Be sure to seek out Jan’s work the next time you visit Art Presence! And be sure to check our sidebar links and click her name to visit her website, too!

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New Member ~ New Medium

New Member ~ New Medium

Jan van Ek Brings Bronze to Art Presence

Art Presence extends a warm welcome to our newest member, sculptor Jan van Ek, and a new medium—bronze sculpture. If you haven’t yet seen Jan’s stunning bronze sculptures, come in to the gallery for a real treat in fine art!

A Medford native, Jan began sculpting while studying fine art at Oregon State University. Once she earned her BFA, she moved to Denver to perfect her technical skills, working at a bronze casting foundry and creating original bronze sculptures of horses. 22 years later, having established herself as a nationally recognized equine sculptor and married Jay Warren (also a bronze sculptor), she returned to Oregon in 2004.

In the gallery you can see “Lightning, Thunder, Rain”—from a limited edition of seven pieces—a sculpture of three spirited horses running atop carved marble thunderclouds with a bronze base in the form of lightning.

While most of Jan’s pieces are free standing, others can hang on a wall. In addition to sculpting horses, she enjoys creating statues and sculptures of angels. Be sure to seek out Jan’s work the next time you visit Art Presence! And be sure to check our sidebar links and click her name to visit her website, too!

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The Poet’s Palette and more March Exhibits

The Poet’s Palette

Our March-April 2018 exhibition, “The Poet’s Palette,” opens Friday, March 2, with a reception on Saturday, March 3 from 1–3 pm, running through Sunday, April 29.

the Poet's Palette and more March news : Ode to Longfellow, painting by Patrick Beste
the Poet's Palette and more March news : Time Unfolding, image by Vivian McAleavey
the Poet's Palette and more March news : A Rose by Any Other Name, iphoneograph by Nancy Bardos
the Poet's Palette and more March news : Music Under the Night Lights, Watercolor painting by Linda Abblett. Inspired by an outdoor summer concert under the stars and lights of an Italian village. This was an experiment with pouring the paint. A little different style for me, but fun and I am happy with the results. Original Watercolor $500 Giclee $90

Art Gala Featuring Delores Ribal

the Poet's Palette and more March news : Painting by Delores Ribal

Painting by Delores Ribal

Join  us for an artist reception honoring featured artist Delores Ribal at Pioneer Village on Wednesday, March 14, from 4:30–6:30 pm. Pioneer Village always sets out a festive spread, so come and meet Delores while you enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and live music and view a wonderful collection of her paintings. Enter Pioneer Village’s drawing for dinner for two at the Jacksonville Inn. They will also accept donations for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Everyone is welcome to attend this reception; please RSVP to 541-899-6825.

The subjects for Ribal’s bold watercolor paintings come from camping and backpacking trips in her youth. Delores originally worked with still-life displays and models, only finding her style after attending an abstract workshop. “My experiences, exploration, and finding out what happens—even accidentally—is more exciting. I just take a chance and let the paint work for me.”

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

These exhibits of works by Art Presence members are currently available for viewing:

  • Paintings by Dolores Ribal at Pioneer Village.
  • Paintings by Dolores Ribal at the Medford Public Library through March.
  • Exhibit of works by Walt Wirfs in the Jacksonville Library’s Naversen Room continues.

Please see our Events and Exhibits calendar for more events you won’t want to miss in March 2018!

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Celebrate the Shamrock at Art Presence!

Celebrate the Shamrock at Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, OR on March 17 from noon to 7 pm! enter to win a basket filled with locally created art valued at $300!!

Celebrate the Shamrock at Art Presence!

Art Presence Art Center is participating in the Celebrate the Shamrock event in Jacksonville on March 17, 2018 from noon to 7:00 pm. Come in to the gallery and enter our drawing for a basket filled with artwork created by local artists, valued at $300!! Click the image above for  more information about this city-wide event.

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