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7th annual Angels Show 2019 Coming Soon!

Southern Oregon Artists Resource and Art Presence Art Center announce the

7th Annual Angels Show coming soon!

Originally the brainchild of Mary Kell, co-owner of the GoodBean Coffee Company, and curated by Hannah West, founder of Southern Oregon Artists Resource, the Angels show has become a beloved part of the Victorian Christmas celebration in Jacksonville, Oregon. Some have even said it’s become their FAVORITE part of Christmas in Jacksonville! The first-ever exhibition of angel art in southern Oregon got its start at the GoodBean Cafe and was displayed there for 5 consecutive years.

Things change, and we have to change with them. The GoodBean’s management decided to fall back to a permanent installation of historical photos, augmented with seasonally updated mural-size photography by David Gibb. That left no room for the angels, so we had to find them a new home. Fortunately, Art Presence Art Center was in the process of establishing itself in town, and director Anne Brooke was delighted to offer the Angels a large wall and status as a guest exhibit alongside their well-attended annual Holiday Treasures show. It was agreed that Hannah would continue to curate the show. Everything fell smoothly into place, and as a result, the angels had their debut in a gallery setting in December 2019.

Last year’s reception was very well attended, and attendees expressed their approval with glowing smiles. Over forty participating artists included everyone from families with kids as young as four (charming!) to professional sculptors with angels cast in bronze (magnificent!), from local artists to those entering their paintings from as far away as New Mexico. Nearly every medium one can imagine was represented — oils, watercolors, and acrylics, ceramics, class, and assemblage. Some people found the incredible range of artists’ interpretations of angels to be delightfully overwhelming. And many angels found forever homes during the course of the show.

Here are a few examples of artwork from the 2018 Angels Show:

Come for the Parade ~ Stay for the Angels!!

This year’s show promises to deliver a similar range of diversity. Over 26 artists have submitted their work at this time and the deadline for entries is still a week away! The range of sizes is already impressive, with some as small as 8″ x 10″ and others as large as 48″ x 48″. We hope you will take a moment to save the date for the reception—Saturday, December 7, from 1–3pm—so you can attend. In fact, if you were planning to come to Jacksonville for the annual Christmas Parade, why not plan to make it a day? Have lunch, do some shopping, and come to the Angels reception from 1–3 pm!

Art Presence Art Center is located at 206 North 5th Street, on the grounds of the historic Courthouse (now City Hall) the left as you enter town from Medford. The Angels Show opens at 11:00 am on Friday, December 6, with a reception the following afternoon on Saturday, December 7, from 1–3 pm. The show continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am–5pm through Sunday, December 29. Unlike the Holiday Treasures show, which lets you take your art finds home at the time of purchase so you can wrap and give them during the holidays, the Angels stay on the wall until the show’s end. There are usually some angels in the Galleria that are suitable for gift-giving, but we’re certain that the person you know would love a certain piece from the Angels Show will understand if they receive a card and a promise, with their gift arriving after December 29.

2019 Angels show poster

Call to Artists for the Seventh Annual Angels Show

Call to Artists for the Seventh Annual Angels Show at Art Presence Art Center, December 2019

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Important Changes!

We have decided that, because our call to artists went out later than intended, we needed to make sure we allow artists more time to prepare their works for the show. Therefore, we will return to last year’s format, exhibiting the Angels Show in December only.

Here are the changes to several important dates:

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

We thank the artists who have already submitted their entries and apologize for the sudden change.

“Angel on High,” by Katherine Bird, from the 2018 Angels show.

Show Us Your Angels!

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? Reply to this email to notify us as soon as possible! Please include the approximate dimensions of your piece(s).

Please fill out the application form below. Right click, then save the image and print. Submit with images of your angel art to gallery director Anne Brooke at [email protected]. Anne will be happy to answer any questions not addressed on the form.


We can’t wait to see your angels.

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

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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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Vintage Figures by Ilene Ginger-Stanfield at Art Presence

Vintage Figures by Ilene Ginger-Stanfield at Art Presence

Painting by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield at Art Presence for August 2019

Art Presence Art Center, 206 North Fifth Street in Jacksonville, will feature vintage figurative pastel paintings by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield.  The exhibit, “Vintage Figures,” opens August 2nd with colorful, professional and nostalgic paintings for the curious and art lovers alike.
For many of the paintings, Gienger-Stanfield hired professional models and utilized a friend’s vintage clothing acquisitions.  There is a ‘turn of the century” Jacksonville flair to the collection.
Gienger-Stanfield teaches and exhibits nationwide.  She is a member of Oil Painters of America, Signature member of NW Pastel Society, American Impressionist Society, and Pastel Society of America and a master signature member of Women Artists of the West.
The reception for “Vintage Figures” takes place Saturday, August 3rd, from 1-3 pm.  Come join us for this warm-hearted reminiscence of the past.  Call 541-941-7057 for more information, and visit to learn more about the artist and see more of her work.
Painting by Ilene Gienger-Stanfield at Art Presence for August 2019

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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