The Artists Workshop 2016 Show and Sale will fill the walls of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville for their 32nd Annual Art Exhibit from August 5 through August 28. For all four weekends in August, the exhibit will be open from 11:00am-5:00pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to attend a festive reception on Saturday, August 6th from 3:00-6:00pm to view the latest work and visit with the artists. The Art Presence Art Center is located at 206 N. 5th Street at the corner of 5th and D Streets on the grounds of the historic Courthouse.

Many of the artists have painted on-location together while some completed their paintings in their own studios. No matter the location or inspiration, all artists look forward to hanging their paintings for the public and hope, of course, for paintings to find new homes!

This year’s poster features the work of Laura Kolding—a strong contemporary landscape in oil, titled “Rogue River.” Paintings by Steve Bennett, Kim Foucher and Sue Bennett were in 2nd and 3rd place. The show has a plethora of strong, longtime, professional artists who have found pleasure in painting for up to forty years.

The Artists Workshop is pleased to have its members bringing their interpretations to canvas, including works by Wendy Adler, Raye Aubin, Susan Austin, Jennifer Bagwell, Steve & Sue Bennett, Peter Coons, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Marilyn Hurst, Laura Kolding, Jean Mailander, Kirsten Meriwether, Pamela Ourshalimian, Jeanne Quigley, Carolyn Roberts and Jan Weydemeyer

Slideshow above:
“Along the Blitzen” by Steve Bennett
“Under the Oaks” by Kim Faucher
“Rogue River” by Laura Kolding
“Song of Spring, Bellinger Road” by Sue Bennett