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Featured Artist

Gladys Bacon

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Featured Artist

Amber Peden

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Featured Artist

Ronald Pennington Satterfield

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Visiting Artists

Watercolor Society of Oregon

Spring Experimental Exhibition

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

Member’s Art Show and Watercolor Society of Oregon Exhibition, June 7 – 24th.  This month features three member artists – Gladys Bacon, Amber Peden, and Ronald Pennington Satterfield — showing art quilts and paintings in the main gallery.  Our visiting show in the mezzanine gallery is the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s 2016 Spring Experimental Exhibition.

Coming in July: Photozone 28th Annual Juried Photography Show.  June 29 – July 29th.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Mary Alice Sinton “A Taste of Japanese Embroidery” June 27 -28, 2016: 9am – 4 pm. Join an expert in traditional Japanese embroidery, and learn this beautiful and unique form using both metal and silk threads.  You’ll have an opportunity to create one of four different designs during this exciting workshop using traditional Japanese materials and tools.

Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling “Jazz Up Your Watercolors,” July 13-15, 2016: 9:30 am -4 pm. Advance your artistic vision as you discover how to infuse captivating color into your watercolor paintings! We’ll explore how to make the most of transparent and opaque watercolors, make rich darks and inviting neutrals for enticing color combinations and transitions, plus create inviting textures and luminescent light.

Kristy Kutch “The Amazing Potential of Colored Pencils,” July 23-24, 2016: 9 am – 4 pm.  You will be amazed at the potential of colored pencils! You will learn how to blend, layer, grate and texturize so that you create a vivid painting from your drawing. Day 1 will focus on waxy/oily pencils. Water-soluble pencils will be used on Day 2. You will receive many samples, so bring a big bag.

CLASSES FOR ADULTS

“Drawing for Absolute Beginners” with Ben Swetland.  Monday evenings June 6, 13, 20, 27:  6:30 – 9:30 pm. Come to learn about Technique, Scale, Perspective, Composition, Shading, and so much more…. $15 per drop-in class.

Open Figurative Drawing Sessions.  Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Weekly sessions with a model who at the end of each session chooses her favorite drawing for display in the gallery for the week. $6 for 2 1/2 hours.

Adult Painting Classes.  Thursday evenings 7 – 10 pm.  Come join artist, Alan M. Clark, for weekly painting sessions.  Alan provides guidance to all artists seeking instruction in acrylic, drawing and illustration. $15 for 3 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.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Coming soon!  Summer Art Day Camps at EAC – Art sessions for kids ages 6-10, 11-13 and 14-17. There will be a fee for these classes. Dates and subject matter will be finalized soon.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

First Annual Photography at the Emerald -National Juried Show

The Emerald Art Center announces our first annual fine art photography competition with more than $2,500 in cash awards including Best of Show $1,000; Gold Medal $750; Silver Medal $500; Bronze Medal $250; and others to be announced. This national juried photography exhibition was conceived to recognize and reward excellence in fine art photography from all over the United States, and augments the decades long Emerald Art Center National Juried Spring Exhibition for painters. Jurors are nationally recognized photographers Susie Morrill (Chair – Photography at Oregon, Founding Member – PhotoZone Gallery, and Instructor – LCC), David Turner (Senior Instructor – University of Oregon), and Ron Jude (Associate Professor – University of Oregon), who will select up to 100 finalists for the exhibition.  Winners of cash prizes will be chosen from the finalists once the exhibition is installed. The show will be on display to the hundreds of gallery visitors from September 6 through 30, 2016.

To enter your photographs for the exhibition, click on Call for Entry.  The deadline for entries is July 11, 2016.

ARTS IN THE NEWS

The Register Guard featured our June show and Gladys Bacon’s art quilts on the front page of its Arts section. Click the link to read the story.

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

Current Workshops

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Thank you to the following sponsors of our 2016 Emerald Spring Exhibition

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

Gladys Bacon-Rust – Gladys Bacon Founder’s Award

Dottie Chase – Recognition Award

Merrilea Jones (Co-Sponsor) – Gold Medal Award

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