Artist Bio & CV

Jennifer is a third-generation native of Washington, DC, and was blessed to grow up in a city with so many amazing museums, resources, beautiful places, and opportunities to pursue art. She matriculated from the Catholic University of America with a B.A. in English Literature, with concentrations in Fine Art and Philosophy. After graduating, Jennifer continued her art education with classes at the Smithsonian Institute and Corcoran School of Art & Design in Washington, DC, the former Columbia School of Visual Arts in Columbia, MD, and the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA.

Jennifer has worked with pen and ink, colored pencil, acrylic and oil, and clay, and has pursued painting, figure drawing, calligraphy, stippling, ceramics, and more. For the past 6 years, she’s focused on painting mostly abstract in acrylics and oils. She has exhibited her work in studio tours, gallery exhibitions, restaurants, and shops in both Virginia and New Mexico.

Jennifer began her pursuit of a creative avocation in earnest after a career in commercial real estate in Washington, DC, spanning more than 15 years. She was a yarn dyer for nearly 18 years, opening Spirit Trail Fiberworks in January 2003. It was a different and really fun way to work with and experience color. She returned to painting in 2016 and currently splits her time between Rappahannock County, VA, and southwestern New Mexico, where she lives and creates on a ranch in the Gila National Forest outside Silver City.

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2022

Up Arts Incubator Exhibition, “I Am From
Bronze Award, Camelback Gallery, “Abstracts with Blue
Las Lagunas Gallery Exhibition, “Women in Art
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, “Strictly Abstract” Juried Online Exhibition
Silver Award, Camelback Gallery, “Artist Invitational 2022 International Juried Visual Arts Competition
Las Lagunas Gallery Exhibition, “Golden: 50 and Over, 2022
Silver Award, Camelback Gallery, “Bold Abstracts 2022 Juried Painting Competition
Bronze Award, Camelback Gallery, “Bold Abstracts 2022 Juried Painting Competition
Art_Fluent Exhibition, “Within
Solo Exhibition, Before & After, Sperryville, VA
Group Exhibition, Before & After, Sperryville, VA
Group Exhibition, Revel, Silver City, NM
Treasurer, Webmaster, Independent Artist Member, Silver City Art Association
Member, American Women Artists

2021

Group Exhibition, Light Art Space, Silver City, NM
Group Exhibition, Before & After, Sperryville, VA
Group Exhibition, Revel, Silver City, NM
Treasurer, Webmaster, Independent Artist Member, Silver City Art Association
Member, American Women Artists

2020

Group Exhibition, Revel, Silver City, NM
Treasurer, Webmaster, Independent Artist Member, Silver City Art Association
Member, American Women Artists

2019

Annual Studio Tour, Silver City Art Association, Grant County, NM
Group Exhibition, Light Art Space, Silver City, NM
Solo Exhibition, Before & After, Sperryville, VA
Studio Artist Member, Silver City Art Association

2018
Annual Fall Art Tour of the Artists of Rappahannock, Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community
Group Exhibition, Rappahannock Association for Arts & Community, Washington, VA
Solo Exhibition, Before & After, Sperryville, VA

2017

Annual Fall Art Tour of the Artists of Rappahannock, Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community
Group Exhibition, Rappahannock Association for Arts & Community, Washington, VA

2016

Annual Fall Art Tour of the Artists of Rappahannock, Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community
Group Exhibition, Rappahannock Association for Arts & Community, Washington, VA