Emerald Art Center 2017-10-18T13:51:52+00:00

25th Annual Mayor's Art Show

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

Join us for The Artful Dead, a FUNdraiser for our Youth Arts Works program.
Friday October 27, 7 – 10 pm
Learn more about this entertaining evening and get tickets!

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.

OCTOBER
October 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Volume & Shape of Living Forms with Jac Hoffman
Learn basic drawing skills to build to other art approaches
October 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmPainting with David CP Placencia
Experiment and explore a variety of painting skills as you develop your own
October 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmLearn About Masks with Robin Levin
Learn about masks from around the world and talk about the many purposes of masks throughout history…
October 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmMore Mask Making for Halloween with Donna Stearns
More Mask Making for Halloween with Donna Stearns

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!

LEARN MORE ABOUT MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS!

Support Our Sponsors, including:

Pacific Northwest Toyota Dealers Association

Thank you to the Pacific Northwest Toyota Dealers Association’s generous sponsorship of our 2017 Apprentice Program for Teens

Thank you to our sponsors for the Mayor’s Art Show

Thank you to our sponsors for the Photography at the Emerald