Small Treasures—As each year begins to draw to a close, Art Presence Art Center asks our members to bring their small works to the gallery for our two-month holiday gift-giving show, Small Treasures. These works are locally-created, portable and affordable, making excellent gift choices for those who appreciate art and creativity…and for those who might need a bit of inspiration.

Join us for a festive reception on Saturday, November 5 from 1:00-4:00pm! Meet the artists and discuss the inspiration behind their small treasures. Visit with fellow art enthusiasts over hors d’oeuvres and a sip of wine. Listen to one of our local authors as they read from their newly published books. We will have two author readings this month, with Anna Elkins reading at 1:00pm from her book of poetry “The Space Between,” and Ginna Gordon reading at 2:00pm from her brand new novel, “Looking for John Steinbeck.”

Be sure to purchase and take home anything you love at first sight! You don’t have to wait until it’s over to pick-up your artistic finds—during this show you can take your artwork with you when you purchase it. As a result, these small treasures will begin disappearing when the show opens. Artists will be replenishing their offerings throughout the show, so be sure to stop by the gallery often through the end of the year to see what’s new.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits

Pioneer Village: Judith Ghetti Ommen—Art Presence member artist Judy Ommen’s show of watercolor and mixed media paintings continues through December 10. See more of Judy’s paintings at

Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Abstract Paintings by Patrick Beste—Art Presence member artist Patrick Beste’s show of abstract acrylic paintings continues through December. See more of Patrick’s work at

Medford Library: Watercolors by Linda Abblett—Art Presence member artist Linda Abblett’s exhibit of watercolors continues through the end of the year. See more of Linda’s work at

What’s Happening Upstairs?—Figure Drawing! Join our life drawing studio every Monday from 1:00-3:00pm. Sharpen your pencils, bring your sketchbook, and practice drawing live models. Just $10 for each two-hour session.

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

Featured image is “Patrick the Resident Cat” by Kathleen Hoevet.