State of the Art Presence – Dec 2015/Jan 2016

Small Treasures is back! Showcasing small works of fine art created by local talent and priced for gift-giving, this show is your opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind artistic treasures to give to the art lovers on your list. Artwork purchases from this exhibition can be taken home immediately, with new works replacing them to keep the gallery full of artistic treasures throughout the holiday shopping season. Small Treasures continues through December 27.

Paintings by the late Elaine Witteveen, long-time Jacksonville resident & Artists Workshop founder, will be available through the end of the year. Art Presence is making her works available at greatly reduced prices—another fabulous holiday shopping opportunity to satisfy the most discerning client, art enthusiast or family member.

For more creative gift options, visit Art Presence-curated offsite exhibits!

Pioneer Village: Anna Elkins’ Elements of Southern Oregon show of paintings and sketches continues through January, including many small pieces suitable for gifts.

Medford Library: The Medford Art Commission displays art acquisitions now through January.

Jacksonville Library: Exhibit of paintings by Shan Lollis in the Naversen Room has been extended through January.

Naked Art Returns in January! No Mats ~ No Frames ~ Great Deals—Art enthusiasts, celebrate the New Year with more art for your collections! Naked Art offers unmounted, unframed fine art by local artists, with price tags that pass the artists’ savings on to you. Take the artwork home the same day and new works will replace them throughout the show. Be sure to visit the gallery weekly to see the new pieces our artists bring in! This year’s show opens January 8 and continues through February 28, with a reception on Saturday, January 9, from noon to 3:00pm.

What’s Happening Upstairs?

December 19, noon-2:00pm: Join Art Presence for a FREE Snowflake-Making Class in our upstairs classroom in conjunction with Victorian Christmas. Perfect to accent your holiday décor and keep restless kids occupied with a fun and easy art activity! We provide everything you need to make beautiful snowflakes to take home.

Every Monday, 1:00-3:00pm: Bring your pencils and sketchbook and draw professional models from life in our Figure Drawing studio. No need to register, just show up! Only $10/session.

Reserve our upstairs room for your class, workshop or meeting. Contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.