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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

OPPORTUNITY

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

2nd Annual Fall Exhibition – National Juried Photography Exhibition
September 5th – 30th
Photography at the Emerald Presents the 2nd Annual Fall Exhibition – National Photography Exhibition
Featuring more than 60 images from photographers throughout the United States and Oregon.

Join us for the Reception and Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 8th from 5-8 pm

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 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.

SEPTEMBER
September 2 – Volume and Shape of Living Forms with Jac Hoffman. Learning basic drawing skills to build to other art approaches.
September 9 – Painting with David CP Placencia. Experiment and explore a variety of painting skills as you develop your own sense of style.
September 16 – 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.

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!

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

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