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Featured Artist

Kyla Corbett

Wildlife in Wool

COMMUNITY

In The Arts

At the Emerald Art Center

Join the Community of Artists at Emerald Art Center

500 Main St., Springfield OR 97477 (541) 726-8595

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm

Emerald Art Center is a place where beginning and established artists join together to create and show their art in a historic building in downtown Springfield. And it’s a place for people in the community to view local and national art shows as well as attend classes and other events. Come for a visit today. Enjoy the art. Become a member.

HAPPENINGS AT EMERALD ART CENTER

The Jaqua Gallery Presents The 29th PhotoZone Annual Juried Show.  Fine art photographers from across Oregon are showcased in this incredible show of imagery.

Featured Member Artist for July is Don Gustavson – “The Body Canvas”

“I love the art of portraiture; the challenge of creating unique, personal portraits. Capturing the essence of someone’s personality, or their dreams and aspirations, is one of the most fulfilling things a photographer can do.”

 

Second Friday Art Walk 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Join Emerald Art Center every second Friday for lively evening of art in Springfield. Meet and greet our featured artists, learn from artist demos and enjoy and evening out on the town!

MEMBER NEWS

Board of Director’s Meeting: 3rd Tuesday each month, 10 am-12 pm. Regular meeting of our Board of Directors. Members are always welcome to attend.

Members’ Meeting & Presentations: 3rd Tuesday each month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Join artists/members for artist demos, lectures and surprises. People who are interested in joining Emerald Art Center are welcome to attend these meetings as well to learn more about the center and get acquainted with other artists.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Workshops for July 2017
Join Tony Allain as he shares some of his working methods in workshops, concentrating on painting land and seascapes that are filled with color and light.  This workshop is for those willing to go through the door marked ‘leaving the comfort zone’ and enter a world of exciting and expressive pastel application.
Join Rene Eisenbart to make beautiful marbled patterns, then incorporate them into your artwork as visual texture, using collage or direct painting tapping into your own personal imagery.  Plan to work on several paintings during the workshop.  Leave with one or two ready-to-frame paintings, several starts and paper you’ve marbled for future work.
Workshops for September 2017
Join Tom Lynch for this exciting watercolor workshop.  You will learn new techniques; how to plan for success; build a successful painting; and to put drama, emotion and conviction into your art.  This award winning artist will show you how to push the limits of color, contrast and light.  Tom likes to put fun into the process of painting.

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Open Figurative Drawing Sessions. Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Weekly sessions with a model.  $6 for 2 1/2 hours.

Open Studio. Fridays 11 am-4 pm. Bring your favorite painting or other art project to work on in the company of other creatives. Open studio is always FREE.

“The Art of Promotion – Advocating for your Art”     A series of classes taught by Aunia KahnThis will be an eight week course starting August 5th.  $40.00 per class or $240.00 for the full course.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Youth Art Works! Free Saturday Art Classes for Kids Ages 6-12.

Class size is limited. Call (541) 726-8595 to register.

JUNE
June 17th, 1-3pm – Create whimsical cards for Father’s Day with Ellen Gabehart
June 24th, 1-3pm – Painting with Shawney Goings – Learn skills and techniques using watercolor

JULY
July 1st, 1-3pm – Volume & Shape of Living Forms continues with Jac Hoffman – Learn gestures and basic drawing skills to build other art approaches in this ongoing class.
July 8th, 1-3pm – Painting in the Abstract with David CP Placencia – experiment and explore a variety of media and develop your own sense of style
July 15th, 1-3pm – Creative exploration with Donna Stearns
July 22nd, 1-3pm – Do Your Thing with Mixed Media and Collage with Robin Levin -Express yourself with an array of medias -watercolors, markers,magazine pictures and more- you’ll create art work from your imagination, making your own world of color ,movement and image on an assortment of paper choices.
July 29, 1-3pm – Patterns – Painting Patterns on Gourds with Kata

ARTS IN THE NEWS

Local radio show, VizCity, talked to Ruth Armitage, juror for Emerald Art Center’s 2017 National Juried Show.

KLCC radio explains how Emerald Art Center and the arts community are revitalizing downtown Springfield.

The Register Guard caught up to our Free Kids’ Classes – specifically one on cartooning.

Later, The Register Guard featured a great story on our featured artist of the month, Robert Cipes, click herefor the story.

Lane Monthly magazine featured a full page article about activities at the art center in their edition on “Celebrating the Arts.” Click thelink to read the story.

Current Workshops

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THERE IS SO MUCH MORE AT EMERALD ART CENTER!

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