Please Note: Chris Anderson, who is a member of Jacksonville's Art Presence Art Center, is their featured Artist for the month of December. A reception will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. His work along with all the art pieces by other artists will be available for viewing and purchase.

Chris will also be at the Art Center on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. to guide those attending through his process of crafting his beautiful bowls. Art Presence is located at 206 N. Fifth Street in Jacksonville just next to City Hall.   


An extremely generous gesture on the part of Jacksonville resident Chris Anderson and his wife Brenda, will certainly go a long way in supporting the work of our organization. Chris's primary hobby is woodworking, in particular turning wood on a lathe to make large and small bowls. His work is unplanned but focuses on bringing out the best balance of shape and colors that the wood has inside.  

Using local wood from felled or fallen trees, some from the cemetery grounds, Chris has started making some beautiful and artistic pieces that are available for purchase with a generous portion of the proceeds supporting the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery. Each piece will be dated, signed by the artist and noting if the wood used came from the Jacksonville Cemetery, and making them even more special. Chris also names each of his creative pieces.

The first of the bowls created by Chris from wood from the cemetery, were made available for purchase on Saturday, October 9 at a silent auction held at Belita Space in Jacksonville, Oregon. The auction was a total success with all pieces being sold. It's not too late to own one of Chris's beautiful pieces and support the FOJHC at the same time. Chris's pieces made from wood from the cemetery, as well as his other work, are available on ETSY at:

Each one has "non-profit donation" noted on each picture and indicates where the wood came from and how much will be donated to the FOJHC. They certainly make a unique and special gift. 

We sincerely appreciate Chris's support of our organization and the work that we do.


Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery


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