We Hunt the Doe was selected to be a part of Portrait International Juried Exhibition at the Li Tang Gallery which opens November 4th. I'm excited to share this exhibition because this collection of work is presented through a virtual gallery space and is geographically accessible to all! The works are viewable in a webpage format or as a "walkable" 3D virtual gallery. Note: The 3D gallery works best on Firefox and Google Chrome.
I'm teaming up with Michelle Hoting (jewelry artist), and Bill Theis (photographer) for Art at the Source: a self-guided county-wide open studio tour. We're showing our work together for two weekends at Michelle's studio in Santa Rosa. We'll be providing pleasant refreshments and adhering to the county and state Covid-19 safety guidelines. At this time, masks are not required, but are welcome.
I'll be showing a variety of landscapes and still lifes, as well as paintings and prints from my animal portrait series. I am particularly chuffed to be debuting my newest animal portrait, Tiger, who was inspired by my childhood dream to grow up to be a Tiger and made to celebrate this year of the Tiger. Enjoy a virtual walkthrough of the space here.
Sonoma County Art at the Source 2022
June 4-5 and 11-12 from 10am to 5pm
321 Buena Vista Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
I am very pleased to introduce my latest animal portrait, Tiger. She is a Siberian tiger, with an independent and creative spirit, created in this year of the Tiger. The original painting will debut and be available for acquisition during Art At the Source, 2022.
Art at the Source - Join myself, Bill Theis (photographer) and Michelle Hoting (jewelry artist) for a two weekend exhibition at Michelle's studio in Santa Rosa, California.
This is an in-person event. Up-to-date covid-safe practices will be in place.
June 4-5 & 11-12
321 Buena Vista Drive
Santa Rosa, California
I am pleased to share that We Hunt the Doe was awarded first place in the All About Women virtual exhibition organized by the Marin Society of Artists.
All About Women is a nationally juried virtual exhibition featuring work about women by 84 artists from 22 states. The collection of work was juried by Josh Otten and Josh Paquette of J. Willott Gallery in Palm Springs, California.
The collection of works are viewable in an alphabetical slideshow here or you can peruse still images here.
This week I bid farewell to 'We Hunt the Doe' as she embarks on her journey with Atelier 4 to Washington D.C. to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery for the final round of judging in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2022.
The finalists will be announced publicly in spring and exhibit in Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today, followed by a national tour.
A big thank you to both the National Portrait Gallery, Atelier 4, and Kevin and Angel of Atelier 4, for exceptional experiences working together :-)
Ourself Behind Ourself, Concealed, from my I Believe in Ghosts series, is exhibiting for the first time in a group exhibition at Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, Oregon. From the organizer: "Chasing Ghosts V is a collection of art that pierces the veil through remembrance, legacy, and beyond."
Experience the works in person or online here.
Chasing Ghosts V from October 25 - November 28, 2020
Verum Ultimum Art Gallery
3014 NE Ainsworth Ave,
Portland, OR 97211
I value opportunities to exhibit my artwork, both in traditional and non traditional spaces. Over the years, I've encounter a number of venues where they do not allow holes in the walls. This is 100% fine, however it puts a slight wrinkle in a fine-tuned hook and hammer system.
When "no holes" has been the case, the venue typically supplies some sort of hanging contraption or at the very least a suggestion for how to hang the work. However, using unfamiliar methods can cause mild worry because one always wonders things, such as 'will the work stay up?' and 'how much extra time will this new method take?'
Cut to my most recent "no holes" venue. The venue provided stationary hooks within light sconces and a suggestion of hanging the work with fishing line. Fishing line is a very fiddly material that stretches and bounces and requires special knowledge of knots, else they undo themselves. Also, one can't count on accurate measurements when tying knots -- just imagine trying to get all of the pieces the same height and level. Sounds unnecessarily nightmarish, which brings me to my discovery of STAS Picture Hanging Systems.
For my purposes, I purchased clear cords with loops and adjustable zipper hooks that hold up to 30 lbs. weight. Hanging the show (pictured below) was literally a breeze! STAS has many hanging solutions with various lengths and weight allowances, so if you find yourself in a "no holes" situation, I highly recommend checking them out.
I presented a talk at the downtown Napa Main Library on July 12, 2019 about how and why I make my animal portraits. In my talk, I reveal a pivotal moment from my childhood, something unique about how I think and how that shapes my art, and I describe my process in depth. Please enjoy this recording from the opening reception, as well as a write up from the Napa Country Register.
Art in the Library featuring Jamie L. Luoto runs throughout the month of July 2019. Click here for more details.
I created this space to showcase my past work, chronicle my current projects, and share my inspiration.