Emerald Art Center 2017-04-24T15:34:31+00:00

Guest Artist

Janene Diaz

Carol E. Fairbanks

Featured Artist

Guest Artist

Janene Diaz


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.


April Featured Artist is Carol Fairbanks. “Painting the Presents of Nature” Her art images, inspired by her experiences in nature, express a relationship with the natural world that she feels is essential for a healthy and prospering planet.

April Guest Artist is Janene Diaz. “Mockingbird’s Union” Make sure to come see Janene’s work illustrating her journey of self-discovery. Her work is created by using a mixture of medium, bringing together a variety of ingredients, to pursue the act of creation.

This exhibit shows now through April 29th, 2017

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!


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.



Continuing Adult Classes

Colored Pencil Drawing at Emerald Art Center with D.L. Zanetta. Thursdays 2:00-4:00 pm. The objective of this class will be to teach people about colored pencils as a drawing medium, through examples and then practicing in and outside of class. Students will be able to pick projects they want to work on. Basic drawings skills required.

Workshops for April 2017

 Bev Jozwiak Painting Life with Life:  life as in people and animals, and life as in energy and excitement.  Join Bev Jozwiak for this workshop is a no nonsense approach to watercolor.  It focuses on answering the many questions artists constantly ask; Why is my work muddy? How can I loosen up?  It is designed to help students at every skill level, to master techniques, and work on design and color.
Workshops for May 2017
The ABC’s of Abstraction with Ruth Armitage. Use your choice of media as you join Ruth for an in-depth exploration of abstract painting. You’ll learn how limiting your means of expression can free you to explore painting ideas. Refine your visual language and experiment with simple exercises for unleashing your creative potential. Discover ways to get new ideas and where to start on your journey to paint more abstractly. You’ll learn how to translate your ideas using both elements and principles of design and the ‘mental game’ in art-making.


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.

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.

Join author and illustrator Alan M. Clark for his FREE classes Tuesdays 1:00-4:00!  Alan is giving back to his community by providing this wonderful opportunity to learn and be inspired.  Click here to see more about Alan.

Photoshop Tutoring With Alan M. Clark  – Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00.  Learn how to digitally prepare images for reproduction and use of the PhotoShop Program. You will need this program on your laptop for hands-on training. Alan will be using his computer to walk students through each process.  Space is limited to 4 students.  FREE

Learn Painting & Drawing with Alan M. Clark – Ongoing drop-in class, Tuesdays beginning April 18th.  All levels welcome. 1-4 pm.  FREE

Stay tuned for new adult classes coming in 2017!


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

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

April 1st, 1:00-3:00 pm. – Volume and Shape of Living Forms. Drawing with Jac Hoffman

April 8th, 1:00-3:00 pm. – Painting with David Placencia

April 15th, 1:00-3:00 pm. – Mixed Media Collage with Shawney Goings

April 22nd 1:00-3:00 pm. – TBD

April 29th, 1:00-3:00 pm. – Abstract Painting with David Placencia


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

The Register Guard featured a great story on our featured artist of the month, Robert Cipes, click here for 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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