About Emerald Art Center

Our Vision

A community engaging in and celebrating the arts, experiencing the joys of creative expression and communication.
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Accessibility

Emerald Art Center seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities. Our building and gallery meet ADA standards as outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our restrooms and elevator are handicap-accessible and there are no steps from the sidewalk to our entrances. If you require special accommodations, please contact us in advance and we will endeavor to assist you. You may call (541) 726-8595 or email us with any special requests.

Library

Emerald Art Center has an impressive Art Library that includes hundreds of books, magazines, videos and DVD’s that teach various techniques in any medium that you may wish to explore. Anyone is welcome to peruse while visiting the Center while members are able to borrow for thirty days.

OUR GALLERIES

To display monthly changing member shows, exhibitions, and visiting artist’s shows, Emerald Art Center has three separate galleries. One of these galleries displays art from local elementary and high school students.

Brockett Family Gallery
John and Robin Jaqua Gallery
Cyd and Casey Woodard Gallery

 

Your donation can make a difference!
Help us provide children’s classes and community outreach programs.


Emerald Art Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your donations are tax-deductible.

A BIT OF HISTORY

The Emerald Art Association began in 1957 when a group of artists and art lovers took on the task of building an art league. The group bought their first building at 421 A Street in 1974 to exhibit fine art to the community and become a center for teaching and learning art.

In the late 1990’s the opportunity to purchase the building at 500 Main Street in downtown Springfield presented itself. Built in 1909, the building was known as the Sutton Block which later became the Gerlach Drug Store. The non-profit art association had outgrown its original home and it was time for a new gallery to house its growing collection, to have space for more community interaction, to sponsor more art exhibits, and to encourage childrens’ interest in the arts.

The Emerald Art Association took on the responsibility of an extensive renovation of the building to create the Emerald Art Center. With the support of many community members, local artists, organizations, foundations, and city government, their long-held vision came to fruition.

Our first building at 421 A Street, 1974
Construction of the original building, 1909
Today

OUR MISSION

The Emerald Art Center is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the visual arts. We provide an opportunity for all who desire to create art and exhibit their work by cultivating a vibrant art community through education, outreach and partnerships.

Your donation can make a difference!
Help us provide children’s classes and community outreach programs.


Emerald Art Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your donations are tax-deductible.

HOST AN EVENT at Emerald Art Center

Our facility is available for meetings, weddings, receptions, classes, lectures, and other events. Please call (541) 726-8595 for details.

STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Board Of Directors:

President – Merrilea Jones
1st Vice President – Miriam Alexis Jordan
2nd Vice President – Guy Weese
Treasurer – Monya Neal
Secretary – Lou Maenz

Sue Banta
Dottie Chase
Clinton Conley
Rick Dunaven
Catt Foy
Marvin Hirschfield
Shannon Seulement
Denise Zanetta

STAFF:

Paula Goodbar – Executive Director
Elaine Hayes – Bookkeeper
Patrice Slaten – Workshop Coordinator
Diane Ketelsen – Administrative Assistant
Christine Gherardi – Volunteer Coordinator

Paula Goodbar