Focus on Photography

Harry Longstreet and Al Harden

Notan – Dark – Light

Merrilea Jones

Spring Exhibition: National Juried Show
  • March 14, 2018
Youth Art Works! Mentorship Program
  • March 01, 2018
“Mastering Land and Sea Painting” – Workshop

Ed Labadie

  • March 23, 2018
  • 9:30am - 3:30pm
“Paint Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes with Easy Shapes and Symbols” – Workshop

Joyce Hicks

  • March 13, 2018
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
“Explore Your Creative Side through Collage & Mixed Media”

Beverly Soasey

  • March 08, 2018
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
Upcoming Events
Figure Drawing
February 21, 2018
Figurative drawing sessions have a model who at the end of each session chooses her favorite drawing for display in the gallery for the week. Cost per session is $6.00 for 2 1/2 hours of drawing. Every Wednesday evening 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Upcoming
Colored Pencil Drawing
D.L. Zanetta
February 22, 2018
$15.00 per session Take a class with an experienced, award-winning artist teaching a colored pencil class. The purpose of the class is for a student to learn how to draw with colored pencils by exploring the different techniques. The instruction includes learning about colored pencil basic tools (paper, pencils etc), color theory, how to lay...
Upcoming
Youth Art Works! Mentorship Program
Our Youth Art Works! Teen Mentorship Program is entering the third year of providing Middle School and High School students a unique opportunity to work in a hands-on environment with professional artists. Working in small groups, students spend 25 – 30 hours per quarter learning specific art-making skills as well as connecting students to the...
Upcoming
Springfilm Presents:  Great Soundtracks, Singin’ in the Rain
March 1, 2018
A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars’, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina’s speaking and singing. Don is on top of...
Upcoming
“Explore Your Creative Side through Collage & Mixed Media”
Beverly Soasey
March 8, 2018
“Explore Your Creative Side through Collage & Mixed Media” with Beverly Soasey March 8 – March 9, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm $150 – $175 In this two-day workshop you will have the unique opportunity to work hands-on with Beverly Soasey. You’ll learn about her techniques and ideas for collage and the many things that inspire...
Upcoming
$175.00
Second Friday Art Walk
March 9, 2018
We invite you to join Emerald Art Center the second Friday of each month for a lively evening of art in Springfield. Meet and greet our featured artists, learn from artist demos and enjoy and evening out on the town! For more information about the art walk, please visit the Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art...
Upcoming
“Paint Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes with Easy Shapes and Symbols” – Workshop
Joyce Hicks
March 13, 2018
“Paint Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes with Easy Shapes and Symbols” — Watercolor Workshop with Joyce Hicks In this workshop Joyce will teach you how to create a unique visual language from common elements found in the landscape! You will create a collection of easy watercolor symbols like different types of fences, country roads and paths, tree...
Upcoming
$550.00
Spring Exhibition: National Juried Show
The Emerald Art Center announces their 13th Annual Emerald Spring Exhibition 2018, a fine art painting competition with $5,000 plus in Cash Awards. Best of Show $1,500; Gold Medal $1,000; Silver Medal $700; Bronze $500, People’s Choice Award $250 and others to be announced. This exhibition was conceived to recognize and reward excellence in fine...
Upcoming
Concept to Creation Fashion Exhibition
March 17, 2018
CALL TO ARTISTS! Concept to Creation Fashion Exhibition Emerald Art Center is looking for aspiring fashion designers in Oregon to participate in our first Concept to Creation fashion exhibition challenge; “Fashion for Every Body”. This challenge is open to men’s wear, women’s wear, persons with disabilities (wheelchair users, etc), any style, any body-type. This will...
Upcoming
“Mastering Land and Sea Painting” – Workshop
Ed Labadie
March 23, 2018
“Mastering Land and Sea Painting” – Watercolor or Acrylic – with Ed Labadie Learn to master landscapes, seascapes, or any celebration of nature in watercolors or acrylics. Capture light, atmosphere, and the grandeur of nature in any style you prefer, from traditional to contemporary abstract. Discover the similarities, particular qualities and techniques of both mediums....
Upcoming
$375.00
“Painting with Cold Wax and Oil” – Workshop
Ruth Armitage
March 28, 2018
“Painting with Cold Wax and Oil” — Mixed Media Workshop with Ruth Armitage Revel in texture and color in this workshop exploring the properties of Cold Wax Medium. If you’ve been hesitant to get into oil painting because of the slow drying time, this class will teach you a different tune. No fuss cleanup, little...
Upcoming
$375.00
“Inspiration is for Amateurs” – Aqueous Media Workshop
Geoff McCormack
April 18, 2018
“Inspiration is for Amateurs” – Aqueous Media Workshop with Geoff McCormack Be prepared for a different approach to water media in Geoffrey McCormack’s latest three-day workshop. Geoff is a master of aqueous media, known for working in series to create images with startling realistic textures, colors, perspective, lighting and shadows. His compositions form an intriguing...
Upcoming
$250.00
All Events
Youth Art Works! Mentorship Program
Our Youth Art Works! Teen Mentorship Program is entering the third year of providing Middle School and High School students a unique opportunity to work in a hands-on environment with professional artists. Working in small groups, students spend 25 – 30 hours per quarter learning specific art-making skills as well as connecting students to the...
Upcoming
All Youth Events
Youth Art Works! Mentorship Program
Our Youth Art Works! Teen Mentorship Program is entering the third year of providing Middle School and High School students a unique opportunity to work in a hands-on environment with professional artists. Working in small groups, students spend 25 – 30 hours per quarter learning specific art-making skills as well as connecting students to the...
Upcoming
Spring Exhibition: National Juried Show
The Emerald Art Center announces their 13th Annual Emerald Spring Exhibition 2018, a fine art painting competition with $5,000 plus in Cash Awards. Best of Show $1,500; Gold Medal $1,000; Silver Medal $700; Bronze $500, People’s Choice Award $250 and others to be announced. This exhibition was conceived to recognize and reward excellence in fine...
Upcoming
Concept to Creation Fashion Exhibition
March 17, 2018
CALL TO ARTISTS! Concept to Creation Fashion Exhibition Emerald Art Center is looking for aspiring fashion designers in Oregon to participate in our first Concept to Creation fashion exhibition challenge; “Fashion for Every Body”. This challenge is open to men’s wear, women’s wear, persons with disabilities (wheelchair users, etc), any style, any body-type. This will...
Upcoming
Mayor’s Art Show
September 29, 2018
Images are from Jeffrey Bemis, Jan Lucking and Kody Dow. See below for Show dates
Upcoming
All Call to Artists Events
Figure Drawing
February 21, 2018
Figurative drawing sessions have a model who at the end of each session chooses her favorite drawing for display in the gallery for the week. Cost per session is $6.00 for 2 1/2 hours of drawing. Every Wednesday evening 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Upcoming
Colored Pencil Drawing
D.L. Zanetta
February 22, 2018
$15.00 per session Take a class with an experienced, award-winning artist teaching a colored pencil class. The purpose of the class is for a student to learn how to draw with colored pencils by exploring the different techniques. The instruction includes learning about colored pencil basic tools (paper, pencils etc), color theory, how to lay...
Upcoming
All Classes Events
“Explore Your Creative Side through Collage & Mixed Media”
Beverly Soasey
March 8, 2018
“Explore Your Creative Side through Collage & Mixed Media” with Beverly Soasey March 8 – March 9, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm $150 – $175 In this two-day workshop you will have the unique opportunity to work hands-on with Beverly Soasey. You’ll learn about her techniques and ideas for collage and the many things that inspire...
Upcoming
$175.00
“Paint Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes with Easy Shapes and Symbols” – Workshop
Joyce Hicks
March 13, 2018
“Paint Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes with Easy Shapes and Symbols” — Watercolor Workshop with Joyce Hicks In this workshop Joyce will teach you how to create a unique visual language from common elements found in the landscape! You will create a collection of easy watercolor symbols like different types of fences, country roads and paths, tree...
Upcoming
$550.00
“Mastering Land and Sea Painting” – Workshop
Ed Labadie
March 23, 2018
“Mastering Land and Sea Painting” – Watercolor or Acrylic – with Ed Labadie Learn to master landscapes, seascapes, or any celebration of nature in watercolors or acrylics. Capture light, atmosphere, and the grandeur of nature in any style you prefer, from traditional to contemporary abstract. Discover the similarities, particular qualities and techniques of both mediums....
Upcoming
$375.00
“Painting with Cold Wax and Oil” – Workshop
Ruth Armitage
March 28, 2018
“Painting with Cold Wax and Oil” — Mixed Media Workshop with Ruth Armitage Revel in texture and color in this workshop exploring the properties of Cold Wax Medium. If you’ve been hesitant to get into oil painting because of the slow drying time, this class will teach you a different tune. No fuss cleanup, little...
Upcoming
$375.00
“Inspiration is for Amateurs” – Aqueous Media Workshop
Geoff McCormack
April 18, 2018
“Inspiration is for Amateurs” – Aqueous Media Workshop with Geoff McCormack Be prepared for a different approach to water media in Geoffrey McCormack’s latest three-day workshop. Geoff is a master of aqueous media, known for working in series to create images with startling realistic textures, colors, perspective, lighting and shadows. His compositions form an intriguing...
Upcoming
$250.00
“That’s Not Watercolor” – Watercolor Workshop
Randy Meador
May 2, 2018
“That’s Not Watercolor” – Watercolor Workshop with Randy Meador Randy Meador brings his high-energy, unorthodox workshop “That’s Not Watercolor” to EAC. This workshop will forever change how you view watercolor and maybe art altogether. Randy says, “This new workshop can at times resemble a stage show or stand up routine, and it’s a lot of...
Upcoming
$320.00
“Paint the Town Red, Yellow and Blue” – Any Media Workshop
Patti McNutt
May 9, 2018
“Paint the Town Red, Yellow and Blue” – Any Media Workshop with Patti McNutt May 9 to May 11, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm $200 – $225 Practice the elements of plein air with Springfield, Oregon as your Muse. Discover how painting outdoors enhances your studio work. We will spend three days exploring gear, composition,...
Upcoming
$225.00
“New Perspectives in Abstracts” – Mixed Media Workshop
Alx Fox
May 30, 2018
“New Perspectives in Abstracts” – Mixed Media Workshop with Alx Fox Loosen up and have an adventure. Join award winning painter and instructor Alx Fox for an exciting new workshop that will add new freshness to your art. Sharpen your critiquing skills allowing you to create a more vibrant and exciting painting. Instruction will be...
Upcoming
$320.00
“Exploring Abstractions in Pastel” – Pastel Workshop
Debora Stewart
June 6, 2018
“Exploring Abstractions in Pastel” – Pastel Workshop with Debora Stewart Have you always wanted to work abstractly but did not know how to begin? Then this workshop is for you! Debora Stewart will lead artists through a thorough process of developing abstractions from start to finish. This workshop will include intuitive and expressive exercises for...
Upcoming
$525.00
“Elements of Nature and Texture in Watercolor” – Workshop
Anji Grainger
June 15, 2018
“Elements of Nature and Texture in Watercolor” – Watercolor Workshop with Anji Grainger   Create dynamic, textured patterns in your watercolor paintings by employing non-traditional techniques using plant materials, herbs, legumes, salt, stones and other elements. See how watercolor pigments react and leave beautiful patterns on your paper. The workshop will also emphasize composition and...
Upcoming
$335.00
“Landscape Color and Composition” – Workshop
Don Andrews
June 27, 2018
“Landscape Color and Composition” — Watercolor Workshop with Don Andrews Learning to paint with watercolor should be fun! Don’s landscape workshop is geared specifically for artist’s eager to paint and study in a no-stress environment. Each day Don will address a major visual concern; light, color granulation, organizing nature and utilizing negative space are just...
Upcoming
$450.00
“Build A Portrait” – Watercolor Workshop
Chris Stubbs
July 10, 2018
“Build A Portrait” — Watercolor Workshop with Chris Stubbs Working from photographs, we will be practicing drawing and then painting all the features of the face. Working with a skull and an extensive notebook with lots of pictures and details about facial structure, we’ll begin with a “quasi atelier” approach to learn how to “see”...
Upcoming
All Workshops Events
Springfilm Presents:  Great Soundtracks, Singin’ in the Rain
March 1, 2018
A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars’, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina’s speaking and singing. Don is on top of...
Upcoming
Second Friday Art Walk
March 9, 2018
We invite you to join Emerald Art Center the second Friday of each month for a lively evening of art in Springfield. Meet and greet our featured artists, learn from artist demos and enjoy and evening out on the town! For more information about the art walk, please visit the Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art...
Upcoming
Spring Exhibition: National Juried Show
The Emerald Art Center announces their 13th Annual Emerald Spring Exhibition 2018, a fine art painting competition with $5,000 plus in Cash Awards. Best of Show $1,500; Gold Medal $1,000; Silver Medal $700; Bronze $500, People’s Choice Award $250 and others to be announced. This exhibition was conceived to recognize and reward excellence in fine...
Upcoming
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