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In pursuit of insignificance

About a year and a half ago, I set a goal to finish eighteen salt water taffy paintings as the core of a solo show in a year or two. I’m working on the eighth—I sold the first one and have stopped posting pictures of the successive paintings partly as a way to prevent the […]

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The toll of the shut-down in the Dorsey clan

After a freak accident on Friday, my daughter-in-law ended up in the Intensive Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital here. It was an unreal series of events in a day that was quietly uneventful up until that point. Our lives began that morning, not as usual, but at least unremarkably, if you discount the fact […]

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2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

2020 Angels Show call to artists – Time to create new angels to submit in November for our 8th annual show! Info & application form here

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Lucy Warnick Guest Exhibit

Lucy Warnick Guest Exhibit Lucy Warnick was born in the Chicago area. She began her art education at the University of Illinois before moving to the northwest. Then, she studied at Oregon State University under Nelson Sandgren. Sandgren, introduced Lucy to painting outdoors, which is still the foundation of her work. Lucy received a BFA […]

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The grace of the mundane

​I pause to look at the ordinary places and objects in everyday life and feel the stillness and quietness that historic painters such as Johannes Vermeer, Vilhelm Hammershøi, and Edward Hopper capture with an inexplicable sense of solitude and melancholy. In my paintings, the mundane surroundings imply transient conditions: such as the disappearance or […]

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July 2020 Virtual Exhibition

Art Presence invites you to its July 2020 Virtual Exhibition, our first virtual tour of the gallery. We hope that all art lovers who cannot make it into the gallery to see this month’s show in person will enjoy viewing it online. If you spot a work you’d like more closely or would like more […]

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Gallery Reopening Tomorrow!

Attend our gallery reopening tomorrow, Thursday, July 1! Summer Daze Members Show ~ Artists Workshop Guest Exhibit ~ Wear Your Mask! ~ Extended Summer Hours

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Gallery Reopening Tomorrow!

Attend our gallery reopening tomorrow, Thursday, July 1! Summer Daze Members Show ~ Artists Workshop Guest Exhibit ~ Wear Your Mask! ~ Extended Summer Hours

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Everything is fertile

From the man who discovered an entire world in a cup of tea: We have put something of ourselves everywhere, everything is fertile, everything is dangerous, and we can make discoveries no less precious than in Pascal’s Pensees in an advertisement for soap. –Marcel Proust, The Fugitive

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Manifesto

From Manifest, via email to exhibitors and members: THE STAND Manifest was built on taking a stand for principles of measured quality, experiential opportunity, philosophical openness, a respect for learned skill and craftsmanship, and a belief that excellence can arise from people of any age, race, gender, background, or geographic origin. Our nonprofit organization was […]

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