Small Treasures-—Small Treasures continues through December 24. Give fine art for the holidays! As with previous Small Treasures shows, you can take your purchases with you to wrap and give. Artists continue restocking their offerings throughout the show, so come by the gallery when you’re shopping for gifts and see what’s new! In more exciting news, Matt & Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams, lifelong musicians and new Art Presence members, will play at our receptions and special events going forward. CDs of their beautiful instrumental music are now available in the gallery. Listen at www.minstrelstreams.com.
Naked Art: No Mats ~ No Frames ~ Great Deals-—Our annual show of unframed art opens January 6 and continues through the 29th. Collectors, this is your chance to purchase fine art for less, and you can take your art home at the time of purchase. Join us for a reception on Saturday, January 7 from 1:00-3:00pm. We are excited to announce a special author reading at 2:00pm! Diana Coogle will read from her new book, “Wisdom of the Heart.” Each of the essays in Diana’s book got their inspiration from a painting by Barbara Kostal. An exhibit of 20 of these paintings will hang in our upstairs room through January.
Art Presence Offsite Exhibits
Pioneer Village: Judith Ghetti Ommen. Show of watercolor and mixed media paintings continues through December 10. See more of Judy’s paintings at www.flickr.com/photos/90732738@N08/.
Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Abstract Paintings by Patrick Beste. Show of abstract acrylic paintings continues through year’s end. See more of Patrick’s work at besteart.net.
Medford Library: Watercolors by Linda Abblett. Exhibit of watercolors continues through year’s end. See more of Linda’s work at lindaabblettwatercolors.com.
What’s Happening Upstairs?—Figure Drawing! Practice drawing professional models from life! Sharpen your pencils, bring your sketchbook, and join our life drawing studio every Monday from 1:00-3:00pm! Just $10 for each two-hour session.
Reserve our upstairs room for your class, workshop or meeting! Contact Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057.