State of the Art Presence Art Center – November 2014

Americans for the Arts ( Ten Reasons to Support the Arts, Reason #6: “Arts are an export industry: U.S. exports of arts goods (e.g., movies, paintings, jewelry) grew to $72 billion in 2011, while imports were just $25 billion—a $47 billion arts trade surplus.”

"Small Treasures Angel" by Katharine Gracey

“Small Treasures Angel” by Katharine Gracey

On November 7, Art Presence Art Center’s “Small Treasures” show opens, showcasing small artworks by Art Presence members and more local artists. The show runs through December 28, with a reception on Saturday, November 8 from 12:00noon-3:00pm. All pieces will range in size from 4” x 6” to 10” x 14,” providing an opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind artistic treasures created by local talent from paintings and ornaments to sculptures. Artwork purchases can be taken home immediately, with new works replacing them to keep the gallery full of small treasures throughout the holiday shopping season. We plan a second reception on Saturday, December 6, from 12:00noon-3:00pm, following Jacksonville’s Christmas Parade, with more details to be announced in next month’s issue.

For more creative gift options, visit our offsite exhibits:

Deanna St. Martin, a member of Art Presence, shows her abstract watercolors at the Medford Main Library through March, 2015

Bill Stanton’s exhibit of impasto oil paintings continues at Pioneer Village

Dirk Siedlecki has filled the display case at the Jacksonville Library entrance with photos and artifacts related to Jacksonville’s cemetery and pioneer history, including, “Silent City on the Hill” by Bill Miller, the first book written and published about Jacksonville’s cemetery

Sue Bennett’s show of paintings in the Jacksonville Library’s Naversen Room continues

We thank Jason and Jacqueline Williams of Jacksonville Chiropractic Center for utilizing our upstairs conference room to host the speakers for their first-annual Jacksonville Health Fair! This well-attended event was a win for everyone involved. Schedule our room for your class, workshop or meeting! For more information and to reserve a date, please contact Anne at 541-941-7057 or email her via the contact form on our website,