Amazing Artists Workshop 2017 Show and Sale

Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon celebrates its 33rd-Annual Exhibit in Jacksonville this August. The group began with a few artists who wanted to paint in outdoor locations in the safety and camaraderie of a group. The artists names have changed but the goals are the same. The finest work by the Rogue Valley’s best-known artists […]

By | July 26th, 2017|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|0 Comments

Kids’ Summer Arts & Crafts Classes Announced

A wide variety of arts & crafts classes will be available for students 5 and older at The Woodcarving Place in downtown Jacksonville. In addition to watercolor and acrylic painting, charcoal and stamping, special-interest classes will be offered. For older students, a Fashion class will enable them to draw their designs and present them in […]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|Comments Off on Kids’ Summer Arts & Crafts Classes Announced

ART’clectic Garden Party Event in May 2017 – Featured Artist: Sheri Croy

Sheri Croy will be the featured artist for ART’clectic’s “Garden Party Event” in May 2017. Her unique glass and paper fusion pieces will be displayed at the Art Presence Art Center, located on the grounds of New City Hall at 206 E. 5th Street. Fifteen other Southern Oregon artists will be joining Sheri. The event […]

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The Arts Are Thriving and On Display at Art Presence Art Center – by Anne Brooke Hawkins

The Arts are fundamental to our humanity; they ennoble and inspire us, fostering creativity, goodness and beauty. The arts help us express our values and build bridges between cultures, bringing us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or age.

University of Pennsylvania researchers have proven that a high concentration of the arts in a city leads to […]

By | November 30th, 2016|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on The Arts Are Thriving and On Display at Art Presence Art Center – by Anne Brooke Hawkins

Art’Clectic Event for Victorian Christmas Fun!

Jacksonville artist, Walt Wirfs is the featured artist at the Art’Clectic December Pop-Up event during Victorian Christmas in Jacksonville. The art show will be held at the IOOF Hall on South Oregon Street next to GoodBean Coffee. The pop-up show will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from December 2 through December 18 from […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|Comments Off on Art’Clectic Event for Victorian Christmas Fun!

Raku at Kazuko’s – by Robert Johnson

It was a bit of a culture shock, says Kazuko Young, when she and her husband moved from Tokyo to the Applegate Valley a few decades ago. But, she adds, “We love it!” However, they do return to Japan occasionally to visit family.

While attending Women’s Art College in Tokyo, Kazuko studied oil painting. But it […]

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Uplifting Angel Art Show Returns to GoodBean

Four years ago, Mary Kell started the GoodBean’s tradition of an Angel Art Show in December, using the walls of the coffee house to display uplifting art.

Mary says angels have always played an important role in her life and has her own angel stories to share. For example, some years ago, her guardian angel awoke […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|Comments Off on Uplifting Angel Art Show Returns to GoodBean

Local Artists Honored

For Jacksonville-based artists Steve and Sue Bennett, 2016 has been a banner year! Both artists were recently honored to be juried into the highly-regarded Favell Museum Show in Klamath Falls which will hang through October 22. Steve and Sue were also juried into the Yaquina River Museum in Toledo, Oregon where the show may be […]

By | October 4th, 2016|Art News & Events|Comments Off on Local Artists Honored

The Inn at the Commons will host furnARTure, a benefit for The Studio at Living Opportunities

The fun and whimsical work of many local artists will be featured at “furnARTure,” a benefit for The Studio at Living Opportunities. We’ve invited local artists to “recycle” traditional furniture, using their creative skills to turn dozens of pieces into “master” pieces for this signature event. The resulting blend of art and furniture becomes furnARTure, […]

By | August 25th, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News|1 Comment

Jacksonville is the Perfect Canvas to Paint the Town

Well-known and celebrated artist Gabriel Mark Lipper will be holding the first in a series of Plein Air workshops, using Jacksonville’s historic core as his students’ inspiration and canvas. “I love painting outdoors, and I love Jacksonville. We are going to have a great weekend,” says Lipper, a 41-year-old artist with deep roots in the […]

By | August 25th, 2016|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Jacksonville is the Perfect Canvas to Paint the Town

The Artists Workshop 32nd Annual Art Show and Sale is August 5-28!

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 […]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|Comments Off on The Artists Workshop 32nd Annual Art Show and Sale is August 5-28!

Upstairs Office Furniture and Supplies Sale at Art Presence Art Center

“Upstairs Office Furniture and Supplies Sale” at Art Presence Art Center on Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th, 2016 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM.  This will include desks, desk chairs, file cabinets, computers, office supplies, panels for hanging art, bins, framed pictures, etc. And the HO train will be running.  Everything must go!

This could be […]

By | July 11th, 2016|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Upstairs Office Furniture and Supplies Sale at Art Presence Art Center

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center – Abstract Expressionism: Celebrating 70 years of Throwing Paint

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces New exhibit in the Community Gallery and special related events:

Abstract Expressionism: Celebrating 70 years of Throwing Paint
July 8 – Aug. 4, 2016
Reception Date: July 15, 5:00-8:00 pm

The Rogue Gallery is celebrating the 70th anniversary of American Abstract Expressionism with an exhibit in the Community Gallery, a birthday celebration […]

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Garcia’s “Lavandula” is Lovely

Jacksonville metal artist Cheryl Garcia is no stranger to creating alluring, larger-than-life metal flowers. Her famous poppies dotting the vineyards east of town may be seen on a daily basis by passerby’s as can her giant Fritillaria sculpture gracing the entrance to the Britt Festival grounds. This year, Cheryl has outdone herself with “Lavandula,” a […]

By | June 29th, 2016|Art News & Events, Garden, Now|Comments Off on Garcia’s “Lavandula” is Lovely

“Artist and Gardener” Now Open

Artist and Gardener, a new shop in Jacksonville, is a collaborative effort—between a gardener with a love of nature, plants, flowers and animals—joined by an artist that loves to draw and paint them! In the middle is a natural love for antiques and home furnishings. The shop also represents other artists, including painters, jewelry designers, […]

By | June 28th, 2016|Art News & Events, Garden, Now|1 Comment

“Encore” is the 2016 Britt Fine Arts Poster

Betty Barss’ creation of “Encore” for the 2016 Britt Fine Arts Poster was influenced by the enthusiasm and appreciation audiences show by standing and clapping during and at the end of a performance. The audience in the painting was created with a series of paper doll chains connected at the elbow instead of the hand. […]

By | May 31st, 2016|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on “Encore” is the 2016 Britt Fine Arts Poster

Jacksonville Artist Tony Laenen, Inspired by Local History

Jacksonville water-colorist, Tony Laenen will be the featured artist at the ART’clectic Artisans Market at the Art Center adjacent to the historic Courthouse during the month of May 2016. In addition, you’ll be able to view some of his bird watercolors at Blue Door Garden Store, located at 130 W. California Street.

Although watercolor is his […]

By | May 1st, 2016|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Jacksonville Artist Tony Laenen, Inspired by Local History

Britt Festival’s Taste of Summer 2016 – Call to Artisans

Taste of Summer is an annual celebration in Jacksonville presented by Britt Music & Arts Festival and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The event includes a wine walk, live music, food booths, art, classic cars and more. This will be the second year in which selected artisans or crafters will be invited to show and sell their products.

Specifications:

Applicants […]

By | March 24th, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News, Now, Performing Arts|Comments Off on Britt Festival’s Taste of Summer 2016 – Call to Artisans

Eyes to Burma Benefit Art Show at Élan Gallery

Local fine artist Gabriel Mark Lipper is inspired by Eyes to Burma’s efforts and accomplishments within a community of about 100 Burmese families who live and work at a rubbish dump on the Thai/Burma border. Gabriel commends the organization’s founder, Fred Stockwell, on his commitment to roll up his sleeves and get to work on […]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Art News & Events, Community, Now|1 Comment

John Dodero’s Urns, Cachepots, and More – at the Clayfolk Show

If you have a homeless orchid, you may need a cachepot, crafted by Jacksonville potter, John Dodero. Likewise, if you yearn for an urn, potter John may have just the thing.

By | October 23rd, 2015|Art News & Events, Event News, Featured Stories, Now|Comments Off on John Dodero’s Urns, Cachepots, and More – at the Clayfolk Show

Special Halloween Reception at Art Presence Art Center

Join Art Presence for a special Halloween reception on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from noon–3pm. Meet Pioneer Spirits, here from beyond the grave to share their stories, as four groups of Players from this year’s Meet the Pioneers perform from 2–3pm!

  • “White Collar Crime – The Collapse of the Bank of Jacksonville,” features the Carlsons.
  • Carolyn Kingsnorth […]
By | October 20th, 2015|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Special Halloween Reception at Art Presence Art Center

ART is Everywhere in Jacksonville! – by Hannah West

Have you noticed an uptick in our local art scene? From formal galleries to coffee shop displays and more, art is everywhere in Jacksonville.

CAMMY DAVIS—Artist and art advocate Cammy Davis, creator of the Jacksonville Review town map, is one of the artists in the community helping make the arts scene more vibrant. Cammy, a Jacksonville […]

By | September 30th, 2015|Art News & Events, Featured Stories, Now, State of Art Presence|1 Comment

Elaine Witteveen Retrospective at Art Presence

Longtime Jacksonville resident and local artist Elaine Witteveen passed away at age 98 earlier this year. Due to the high profile and longevity of the Artist’s Workshop, founded by Witteveen in 1979, she was well-known in Jacksonville and beyond for facilitating the work of her fellow artists as much as for her own.

Born in Chicago […]

By | August 27th, 2015|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Elaine Witteveen Retrospective at Art Presence

2015 furnARTure Event is September 20 at Valley View Winery!

Join us at the 6th Annual furnARTure event on Sunday, September 20th at Valley View Winery, for a fun-filled afternoon of art, hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music.

furnARTure, is the signature event supporting The Studio at Living Opportunities. It is a benefit auction featuring the work of local and regional artists who have transformed recycled […]

By | July 29th, 2015|Art News & Events, Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on 2015 furnARTure Event is September 20 at Valley View Winery!

2015 Artist’s Workshop Show & Sale is July 31-August 23!

The Artist’s Workshop of Jacksonville celebrates its 31st-annual art exhibit, showcasing the finest work of the area’s best known artists from July 31 to August 23 at Art Presence Art Center. Over 100 significant and creative works, by over a dozen artists, depicting familiar Rogue Valley scenes and historical places, will be on display and […]

By | July 29th, 2015|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on 2015 Artist’s Workshop Show & Sale is July 31-August 23!

Hanley Farm Celebrates Local Artisans!

June 20, 2015, Hanley Farm is hosting local artists and crafters at the farm. Come out, admire original works of art; unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry; hand-made crafts, etc. Speak with fair participants; learn more about how they-do-what they do. AND support your local artisans! Find the just-right gift for your friends, family, OR for yourself! Be […]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Hanley Farm Celebrates Local Artisans!

The Story of the 2015 Britt Fine Art Poster, “Moon Music” – by Sue Bennett

People often wonder about the inspiration behind a painting. Sometimes it’s very simple: a pretty scene. Other times the motif has incubated, grown and gone through transformations that may have taken years. This journey would describe my painting for this year’s Britt poster. It began with my early childhood memory of a sculpture […]

By | May 27th, 2015|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on The Story of the 2015 Britt Fine Art Poster, “Moon Music” – by Sue Bennett

New Exhibit at the Rogue Gallery: Celebrating High School Art Students

This exhibition is a culmination of the Rogue Gallery & Art Center’s annual program the Artist Teen Mentoring Project.

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Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Spring Community Meeting

Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon invites all arts enthusiasts to our Spring Community Meeting on Tues., April 14th, 2015 from 2:30–3:30PM in the Shield Room at The Bear Hotel, 2101 NE Spalding, Grants Pass, OR 97526. All attending will have the opportunity to sign up for an Arts Alliance Charter Membership for just $20!

The Arts […]

By | April 6th, 2015|Art News & Events|Comments Off on Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon Spring Community Meeting

Celebrate the Arts 2015 Cancelled for Courthouse Construction

Over the past 18 years, we have been delighted to have talented artisans presenting at the Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts (CTA) event on the Historic Courthouse grounds. It has been an incredible boost to Jacksonville’s community over the Labor Day weekend with the influx of talent and shoppers in town in search of unique art […]

By | March 27th, 2015|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Celebrate the Arts 2015 Cancelled for Courthouse Construction

Artist Elaine Witteveen Passes Away at 98

Longtime Jacksonville resident and artist Elaine Witteveen passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the age of 98.

Elaine was born and raised in Chicago and attended the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1946, she relocated to Jacksonville where she worked as an artist from her home studio […]

By | March 22nd, 2015|Art News & Events, Now, Obituaries|Comments Off on Artist Elaine Witteveen Passes Away at 98

Art Presence “Authors Read” Series

Art Presence Art Center is delighted to announce that we now carry the works of Jacksonville authors! We celebrate them with an ongoing exhibit of their books in the gallery; most are available for purchase. Author readings are a new element of our monthly receptions, and three of these talented writers will appear each month […]

By | March 5th, 2015|Art News & Events|Comments Off on Art Presence “Authors Read” Series

PBS’ “The Grand View” Artists at Valley View Winery

Valley View Winery proudly presents The Grand View Artists and their newest paintings featuring a very special artist guest: Stefan Baumann, PBS TV star of “The Grand View: America’s National Parks Through the Eyes of an Artist” on Saturday, February 7th from 1-4pm.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the festivities which will feature:

  • Resident artist and happy […]
By | January 25th, 2015|Art News & Events, Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on PBS’ “The Grand View” Artists at Valley View Winery

WINGS: Celebrating The Life And Work of Elaine A. Witteveen

The Rogue Gallery honors longtime Rogue Valley artist Elaine A. Witteveen in an exhibit of her paintings in acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media. Elaine celebrates the joyous beauty and mystery of life in rich, abstract paintings.

Approximately 40 paintings Elaine Witteveen has produced in the last twenty years will be displayed. A few of the paintings […]

By | January 7th, 2015|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on WINGS: Celebrating The Life And Work of Elaine A. Witteveen

“Naked Art” at Art Presence!

The “Naked Art” show at Art Presence Art Center begins Friday, January 9, 2015 and continues through March 1, 2015 – with a reception Saturday, January 10, 2015 from Noon to 3:00pm. “Naked Art,” will give art enthusiasts a chance to add more to their collections for less by purchasing unframed, […]

By | January 6th, 2015|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on “Naked Art” at Art Presence!

Art Inspires Art in Season 4 Rising Stars

That a music competition of this caliber could happen in a small, historic town like Jacksonville, Oregon is a testament to the phenomenal commitment to the musical arts in the greater Rogue Valley. This coming February, 2015, twelve of the most expressive, passionate and talented local musicians from Southern Oregon will vie for winning season […]

By | December 26th, 2014|Art News & Events, Now, Performing Arts|Comments Off on Art Inspires Art in Season 4 Rising Stars