ART’clectic Artisans Market—ART’clectic Artisans Market will be holding their spring pop-up event at Art Presence Art Center this month. The garden-themed show opens Thursday, May 5 and closes Sunday, May 29. The artisan’s market exhibit will be open every Thursday through Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Sixteen local artists and artisans will display framed art, photography, pottery, vintage furniture, jewelry, baskets, wooden boxes, fused glass, garden decor, greeting cards, prints, mixed media, and textiles including quilts, wall hangings, and hand-loomed apparel and gifts. Our featured artisan is watercolor painter Tony Laenen. Also featured are books of local authors.

Please come and meet the artists during the reception on Saturday, May 7 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits:

Pioneer Village: Elaine Witteveen’s “A Retrospective” moves to Pioneer Village for its final exhibition. The show opens Thursday, May 12, with a reception the same evening from 4:00-6:00pm, and continues through August 12.

Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Works by Nancy Bardos. Photographer and iPhoneographer Nancy Bardos shows her work at the Jacksonville Library from April 18 through July 11. Nancy’s images, processed with layer after layer of artistic effects, are unique, colorful, and charged with whimsy and emotion—a must-see!

Medford Library: Zoe West. Zoe West’s artwork did not fully emerge until her children were grown and she had retired from case management in social services. Her colorful life experiences during the 1960s, her belief in a divine spirit, and her desire to express our connection with the collective unconscious led her to explore different mediums. For now she has settled on acrylic and encaustic. Acrylic on-canvas allows her to explore aspects of humanity with bold colors and designs, and often humor. “After all,” she says, “life offers such delicious experiences.” Works by West will be on display from early May through the end of July.

What’s Happening Upstairs?—Every Monday, 1pm–3pm: Bring your pencils and sketchbook and draw professional models from life in our Figure Drawing studio. No need to register, just show up ready to draw! Still just $10/session.

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

Photography by Charlotte Wirfs