Emerald Art Center 2017-08-16T19:10:22+00:00

Guest Artist

Cammy Davis

Featured Artist

Patti McNutt


In The Arts

At the Emerald Art Center

Join the Community of Artists at Emerald Art Center

Calling all artists!

The 25th Annual Springfield Mayor’s Art Show is coming up at the end of September.

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

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm


Fund Raiser for Emerald Art Center

Paul Bourgault Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

1 day only August 24, 2017 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm @ Silvan Ridge Winery

See you at Silvan Ridge Winery,

27012 Briggs Road, Eugene.
Bring your lunch, enjoy painting in the fresh air and wonderful scenery of the winery and drink a glass or two of one of Silvan Ridge’s award winning wines!


Now Half Off!! Only $75.00.
Sign up by August 22nd!

Price includes elegant snacks to compliment your choice of wine. (Wine not included)

Call now to reserve your space, or Purchase Here:

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.


Art For All — Summer Art Clearance Sale
Saturday, August 19, 10am – 5pm.
Join us for a fun filled day with art, art demos, food and beverages and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of an indoor art festival and shop for real art bargains! Artists in all media will be slashing prices to make room for new art. There will not be anything priced for more than $100.00, cards from $1.00, prints from $5.00, jewelry, textile art , original paintings, photography and there will be a psychic in the house!

The Jaqua Gallery Presents – Guest Artist Cammy Davis.   Cammy’s work is influenced by her roots in the outdoors, growing up in an Airstream near a river surrounded by the woods.  As a child, Cammy spent her time making sword fern teepees, and treehouses from material of the land. The lifestyle was simple and creative

Our Featured Artist – Patti McNutt  Patti McNutt was born in Dayton, Ohio and has lived in Oregon since 1985. Painting has been her full-time dream job for about nine years now.

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.



 Workshops for September 2017
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.
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.


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.


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

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

August 5 – Volume and Shape of Living Forms with Jac Hoffman. Learning basic drawing skills to build to other art approaches.
August 12 – Painting with David CP Placencia. Experiment and explore a variety of painting skills as you develop your own sense of style.
August 19 – Abstract Realism with Robin Levin. Look at artwork from both approaches with an array of materials. Using a still life to work from to encourage abstracting the imagery using color, exaggeration, movement, or other abstraction techniques. Let your imagination run free.
August 26 – Create your own set of Artist Trading Cards with Donna Stearns.


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.

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