Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuxedo Cats, 5x5", acrylic/graphite

It's time for  the annual SooVAC Artists' Holiday Shop!

​"Our artists holiday shop features art and gifts from Minnesota artists and makers. From prints to paintings, jewelry to sculpture- make SooVAC’s Local Artists’ Shop your one stop holiday shop! This is shopping you can feel good about."

Who: The Soo Visual Arts Center and YOU!
Where: 2909 Bryant Avenue South #101 Minneapolis, MN 55408
What: A holiday Pop-Up shop featuring affordable items by local (MN) artists. 
When: December 6 - December 29, Wednesdays 11-5, Thurs-Fri 11-7pm, Sats and Suns 11-4pm
Why: So you can SHOP LOCAL and feel great about supporting the artists of MN (and Soo!)
How: This incredible shop is made possible by the dedicated staff and volunteers at SooVAC. Be sure to give them a high five!
FB Event page here.

Donkey Bookends (hand-pained thrift store finds)

Participating artists include: Betsy Alwin, Kevin Beaudin, Megan Beck, Kailey Mo Becker, Julie Benda, Zachary Betts, Boxy Mouse (Jay O'Neil), Joni Van Bockel, Mary Bruno (Bruno Press), Dana Christopherson, Tara Costello, Lisa Coyne, Amy Crickenberger Oeth, Jennifer Davis, Preston Drum, Andy Ducett, Nathaniel Flink, Christi Furnas, Camille Gage, Toni Gallo, Mary Gibney, Ruthann Godellei, LK Hanson, Christopher Harrison, Lindsay Herbert, Jess Hirsch (Women’s Woodshop), Kathleen Hurley, IslandQueenSatanFlower (Rebecca Spangenthal), JobyLynn Sassily James, Meher Kahn, Jen Kreilich (JLUX Jewelry), Tiffany Lange, Gillian McLaughlin, Shawn McNulty, TJ Moran, Abby Mouw, Terrence Payne, Alex Petersen, Jesse Petersen, Kimberely Tschida Petters (Vandalia Street Press), Emily Quandahl, Jill Reynolds, Amy Rice, Robyne Robinson (ROX), Violeta Rotstein, Elaine Rutherford, Elana Schwartzman (Fontlove Studio), Dustin Steuck, Suyao Tian, Jenni Undis, Thomas Wegner, and Russ White!

(Pictured are all of the things I dropped off for the sale!)
Inquiries: info@soovac.org, (612) 871-2263

Moose, hand-painted wall-hanging, thrift store moose

3 owls, hand-painted, wall-hanging thrift store owls

Blue Deer, hand-painted, wall-mounted, actual size(!) foam deer head

Hand-painted Red Cat Clock (There's a green dog clock in my shop too!)

Rooster- a hand-painted thrift store find

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

"Forward" at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH

Jump Rope, 12x16", acrylic/graphite

I'll have seven new paintings in this group show:

"Forward" at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH
November 29 - December 29 2019
Opening reception on December 6th, 5-7pm

"As a way of ending the year on a note of gratitude and generosity, we donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of each piece to an organization of the artist’s choosing. - Nahcotta"

I chose Juxtaposition Arts in Minneapolis, MN to aid in their mission of developing "community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power."

Inquiries: ph.603.433.1705, info@nahcotta.com

Rabbit, 12x16", acrylic/graphite

Cat, 12x16", acrylic/graphite (SOLD)

3 Snakes, 12x16", acrylic/graphite

Pants, 12x16", acrylic/graphite

Cactarium,11x14", acrylic/graphite

Onward, 12x16", acrylic/graphite

Inquiries: ph.603.433.1705, info@nahcotta.com

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Pop-Up art Sale Art Birchwood Cafe, Minneapolis

I made an impulsive decision to host an art pop-up sale!

What: Jennifer Davis Art Pop-Up at the Birchwood Cafe
...in tandem with the Seward Art Crawl's Winter Frolic event.

FB event page:

When: Sun, Dec 8th, 2019, 3-7pm

Why: So you can get some arty gifts for yourself and others while eating free Holiday Pie samples and sipping Birchbark Tea.

How: Just like, head over there, man. 

My paintings are on the wall s of the Cafe through Feb 2020! Photo from @BirchwoodCafe.

The Pop-Up is one evening only but the following paintings will be on the walls at the cafe through Feb 2020. Thank you for looking and hope to see you there!

Two Horses, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

 Optimist, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Running Dog, 24" diameter, acrylic/graphite. 

Phoenix, acrylic/graphite, 12x16". (SOLD)

Wings, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Spotted Cat, acrylic/graphite. (SOLD)

Pink Succulent, acrylic/graphite, 11x14".

Blueberry, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Flora, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Moth, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Pekingese, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Houseplant, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Moth, 24x30, acrylic/graphite.

Nightflower, 24x30, acrylic/graphite. (SOLD)

Octopus, acrylic/graphite, 12x16".

Pink House, 24x30, acrylic/graphite.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Interview In Spirituality & Health Magazine

Spirituality & Health Magazine, Sept/Oct 2019

I did a little phone interview with Spirituality & Health Magazine.
As the featured artist in their Sept/Oct 2019 issue, they included 10+ of my paintings as illustrations for the articles. The issue is available on newsstands now- and you can read it/order online here.

I have worked with this magazine several times before- AND I LOVE IT! They pay their artists/illustrators a fair wage for image use and they are just plain cool people! (Thank you, Sandra and Ben!)

 Extra thanks to Brad for taking this "casual" photo of me in my studio -because I am a fussy, temperamental art director. ;0) 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Juried Exhibition at Artistry in Bloomington, MN

"Biome" acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, 24x30"

I am honored to announce that my painting, "Biome", has been accepted for the annual
Members Juried Exhibition at Artistry (The Bloomington Center for the Arts in Bloomington, MN!)

Opening reception: Friday, Oct 4, 2019, 6-8pm
Show Runs 10/4/19- 11/15/19
Curated by Juror Andrea Specht
Inquiries: Rachel Daly rdaly@artistrymn.org

"Each year this exciting exhibition brings together Artistry’s many talented members.  It is always a varied and eclectic collection showcasing many different mediums, styles and techniques. Every year the exhibiting artwork is selected by a prominent member of the local arts community who will also judge 13 awards including a $500 Best of Show Award."

Exhibiting Artists:
Janet Adams, Jean Allen, Michael Anderson, Joan Barry, Megan Bell, Barb Bjornson, Lynnette Black, Robin Blochinger, James Burpee, Karen Caldwell, Pamela Carberry, Chris Cinque, Carol Clay, Kordula Coleman, Kat Corrigan, Rita Beyer Corrigan, Jack Dale, Rebecca David, Jennifer Davis, Tom Davis, Fred Dingler, Beth Dorsey, Susan Dunwell, Joan Einsman, Cynthia Fleury, Fred Foster, Elizabeth Franklin, Norma Hanlon, Marty Harris, Beth Hatlen Elliott, Brian Hayden, Marilyn Herrmann, Tom Hessel, Norman Holen, Shelley Holl, Heidi Hrbek, Colleen Kennealy, Eric Ketelsen, Pamela Kirton, Bradford Kissell, David Knowlton, Jeanne Kosfeld, Karen Kraco, Kurt Kreissl, Kristi Kuder, Bill Kuhn, Linda Lee, Doug Lew, Brenda Litman, Rick Lundsten, James McGuire, Barb McKinlay, Keith Miesel, Courtney Miller Bellairs, George Moore, Eric Mueller, Carl Nanoff, Heidi Nelson, John Niemi, Polly Norman, John O’Leary, Reid Olson, Gwen Partin, John Pearson, Emily Price, Leila Rastegar, Gretchen Robinson, Eduardo Romo, Mary Rowland, Michael Schmidt, Richard Simonsen, Cida Smith, Susan Solomon, Stephen Stone, Michael Sweere, Tom Teller, David Thompson, John Traeger, Amy Usdin, Melody Villars, Brenda Ward, Tom Westberg, Emmy White

*Update! I got an "Honorable Mention" ribbon and a prize! Sweeeeet! ;0)

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Cult of Meow at Gristle Art Gallery

Blue Cat Clock, acrylic/graphite on working wood clock

I made another hand-painted wooden Kitty Cat Clock for
Cult of Meow 3
at Gristle Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
Show dates: 9/7/19 - 12/7/19
Reception" Sat 9/7/19

Blue Cat Clock side view.
See the entire exhibition online here.
PASSWORD: catscatscats
Inquiries: gallery@gristletattoo.com

I made a video of my first cat clock (same kind, cheap wood clock from Target) in action and you can see it here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

"Endangered" TShirts benefitting World Wildlife Fund

"Endangered" TShirts benefitting World Wildlife Fund

I've been so impatiently waiting to announce this amazing collaborative project!!!
Right Justified Fashion X Jennifer Davis Art "Endangered" Rhino T-shirts with a portion of proceeds going to the World Wildlife Fund.

Ordering info (and tons more incredibly gorgeous photos/models!) here: https://rightjustifiedfashion.com/

"Art has always been a powerful force in fighting for a better world – Our earth is all we have, and it’s our civil and moral responsibility to preserve it."

Campaign by @RightJustifiedFashion featuring:
Photographer - Wale @wa.deen
Retoucher - DeSean @defy.nyc
Creative Direction - Ini @initheskini 
HMUA- Susan @freysus
Model- Dem Atlas @dematlas
Art- Jennifer @jenniferdavisart

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Drop In at Modist Brewing, Mpls

Update 7/12/19: Here's my finished board! ;0)
Squirrel, acrylic/graphite, $450 at Drop In!

I'm painting a skate deck! Wish me luck?

Drop In
at Modist Brewing in Mpls, MN
3rd Annual free event celebrating art, skateboard, and music!
Friday, July 19th

Presented by Modist Brewing Company and Rogue Citizen

"Come watch some of the best local skateboarders from Minnesota's best skate shop, Cal Surf, set up a mini skatepark in our back warehouse and put on a killer demo. All while live music is played, and art is showcased throughout the brewery!

Over 75 different artists have created unique pieces of art on skateboards. All pieces of artwork will be up for 3 weeks and all will be up grabs.

Live music from The Swongos, Speedweed, Red Reapers, Sean Anonymous, Birthday Suits

Thank you to all of the sponsors of Drop In; Modist Brewing Company, Rogue Citizen, Cal Surf, and Do Rad Things (Rivard Art)."

I'll post my finished painting and photos from the show ASAP.
Follow me on Instagram for more timely updates? ;0) Instagram.com/JenniferDavisArt

Thursday, June 6, 2019

"Retold" at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH

"The Green Ribbon" by Jennifer Davis 

Nahcotta is thrilled to present a group show inspired by the power of stories, titled Retold, on view from June 7 through June 30. The opening reception for Retold is  on Friday, June 7, from 5-7 PM. 
"Literature has long influenced and galvanized the creation of art. Think of Salvador Dali’s heliogravures inspired by Lewis Carroll, Picasso’s Don Quixote, Rene Magritte’s piece echoing Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Domain of Arnheim,” or Elida Tessler’s 2010 installation, Dubling, created as an homage to Joyce’s” Ulysses.” Myths, legends, fantastical fiction, folklore, allegory, fables, anecdotal sagas shared via our more modern-day versions of storytelling on the screen or through our speakers…these characters and narratives are capable of shaping our imaginations in indelible ways and producing visual artwork borne from stories. Retold shares the work of Kristin TexeiraMichael Dandley, Becca Stadtlander, Yelena BryksenkovaMark HoffmannAmanda BlakeTom SarmoAlexis Kandra,Travis Hetman, Phoebe HarrisMax SeckelChristine BrennanJennifer DavisKristen Egan, Faye MoorhouseKirstin LambLily RaymondMelissa AmbroseBrendan MacAllisterWendy WhatleySeonna Hong, and Carson Converse."
My painting for the show is "The Green Ribbon", acrylic/graphite on 18" pine round. It is inspired by Carmen Maria Machado's short story, "The Husband Stitch." You can read it online via Granta Magazine.
More paintings from the show and purchasing info via: https://nahcotta.com/collections/retold

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

"Cactus Garden" at Gristle in Brooklyn, NY

Cactarium, 11x14" acrylic/graphite

I'll have two new paintings in this super fun group show at Gristle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY:

May 11 - July 6, 2019
opening reception Saturday, May 11th 7 - 9pm

Online preview of the artworks here. (The password is: prickly)

Green, 11x14"" acrylic/graphite

Photo of Gristle Gallery via GristleArtGallery.com

Cactus Garden is a group show featuring new work by: 
adipocere, Ricardo Ales, M. D. Camarra, Holly Cappello, Ashley Caswell, Jennifer Davis, Brie Duey, Faunwood (Miranda Zimmerman), Flavia, Alexis Kandra, Jena Kane, Grelin Machin, Rebekah Marxen, Gregery Miller, Eva Redamonti, and Danielle Trudeau.

Palm Springs Cacterium!

In April I travelled to Palm Springs, CA to visit the Moorten Botanical Gardens and Cacterium to do som FUN research for my new series of Cactus paintings!
Just look at this place!!!

Here are a couple of other paintings I made after that amazing experience:

Pink Succulent, 11x14", acrylic/graphite is in my Etsy shop.

Cactus, 11x14", acrylic/graphite (sold)