Jennifer Ghormley Artist
January 2017
~~~ and so, anew ~~~
Taking some very necessary time to relax, recover and regroup, I’ve been reflecting on 2016 with deep gratitude and appreciation, while foreseeing 2017 prospects to be enriching and rewarding.

I strive to work better, vs. harder; I wish to be stronger, not for things to be easier; I strive to utilize, rather than consume; simplify and prioritize.

Upcoming exhibitions

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, January 20, 6-9 pm
RedLine's Annual Resident Artist Exhibition opens, titled
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Curated by Daisy McGowan, Director & Curator of the
Colorado Springs Gallery of Contemporary Art
RedLine 2350 Arapahoe St, Denver.
http://www.redlineart.org/

New things will emerge this Spring, as I will be an artist-in-residence at the Museum of Outdoor Arts, in Englewood. My focus will shift into my personal artwork again, developing a series that explores longing and desire through photographs digitally printed onto fabric layers.
http://moaonline.org/

In addition, I am a new member of the Niza Knoll Gallery Mix Co-op, 915 Santa Fe Dr, open Wed-Friday* 1-5 pm, Saturdays 1-4, *First and Third Friday 4-8 pm, or by appointment. We will have a group exhibition in April - stay tuned for details.
http://www.nizaknollgallery.com/the-mix-

Upcoming workshops

What better time to learn some new art making skills than right now?! Check out the ‘workshops & events’ page on my blog for a complete listing and registration links, as well as Jen G Studios workshops that will happen in my studio space at the Temple building. Space is very limited, register today.
https://jengstudios.wordpress.com/upcomi
https://www.jengstudios.com/workshops-1/
Fall 2016
Falling into Autumn
With the changing of seasons, life follows suit...

I have now completed my 2-year residency at RedLine Contemporary Art Center. I am forever and eternally grateful to all of those who inspired, encouraged and supported me through many fulfilling and rewarding experiences there.

And now, I must set my sails and chart a new course for what is next...
I have a temporary studio space at the Temple, a contemporary artist haven the in the booming Rhino Arts District. http://www.thetempledenver.org/

Reinventing the Image, Group exhibition
Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO
Opening reception, Saturday October 15 6-9 pm

January - May 2017 I will be an artist in residence at the Museum of Outdoor Arts, In Englewood, CO http://moaonline.org/


reflection:direction
01.01.2016
“The main reason for setting goals is not in reaching your destination, but rather what it makes of you to achieve them. Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Rohn

This is the time of year people tend to focus on setting new goals, wanting to make positive changes to create a better life, and a renewed sense of purpose.

As I close out 2015 and reflect on all of my activities and accomplishments, failures and success, struggles and rewards, I am struck by how fortunate I am to be living an extremely rewarding life! It’s easy to get lost and caught up the in the moment of whatever is going on, so I think it’s good to take a step back for the overview, as it gives me a different perspective and I am flooded with appreciation for so many things. Family, friends, supportive community, my health, just to name a few…

Looking on towards 2016, I am full of excitement and anticipation, as I have already set my plans and goals reaching in an upward momentum. I felt a burst of excitement just writing things down, I can’t wait to see how these ideas and intentions transition into achievements and reality.

Working seasonally, I am fortunate to be able to focus on my personal work over the next few months, I have several exhibitions coming up, as well as the Month of Printmaking in March/April 2016. Check the events page link below for the complete list, and I hope to see you soon!!! :)

https://jengstudios.wordpress.com/upcomi
Winter 2015 Exhibitions
Jan 16 - Feb 28: Blush Site-specific Installation in group show "Just Playing", Annual Resident Artist Exhibition, RedLine, Denver, CO.
Artist”s talk, Thursday Feb 19, 6-7:30 pm.

Jan 23 – Feb 21: Echoes, Two person exhibition with J. Diane Martonis, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO.
Artist’s reception, Friday Feb 13, 5-8 pm.

Feb 5 – May 1: Fresh Site-specific Installation, Durango Art Center, Durango, CO

March 7 – 28: Flow Site-specific Installation, Prescott Gallery, Lincoln, NE

March 25 – May 1: Transitions Site-specific Installation. Two Hands Paperie, Boulder, CO

May 8 – 30: Flow, Site-specific Installation, Jackson Art Center, Wyoming
2015 Workshops
Highlights

February Fridays: Mixed-Media Printmaking, 1-4, Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St, Denver, CO

March 15: Press Free Prints (aka trace monotype), 1-5 pm, Two Hand Paperie, Boulder, CO

March 28-29: ImagOn – From photo to hand-pulled print, Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC), Denver, CO

June:16-18: Mixed Media Monoprints, Peninsula School of Art, Deer County, WI

July 5-17: Mix your Matrix, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Full Schedule
https://jengstudios.wordpress.com/upcomi

Paper Work Exhibition
Center for Visual Art
965 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO
msudenver.edu/cva/

June 20 - August 2, 2014
Colorado Printmakers
Two-Person Exhibition

Foothills Art Center
809 15th St
Golden, CO
foothillsartcenter.org

May 27 - August 22, 2014
Exploring the Terrain solo exhibition
January 2014

Solo show and new work at TLU in Seguin, TX. Jan 9 - Feb 28, 2014
http://www.tlu.edu/exhibits
Summer 2013 workshops!
Mix Your Matrix: Screenprint and Woodcut
June 17 - 21
Anderson Ranch Art Center
Snowmass Village, CO
www.andersonranch.org


July 21 - 26
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, TN
www.arrowmont.org


Venetian Retreat
Sept 9 - Oct 11
Venice Printmaking Studio
Murano, Venice, Italy
www.veniceprintmaking.it
Kickstarter launch for Artist's Residency to Venice, Italy
In mid-July I traveled to Venice, Italy for a three-week artist's residency at the the Venice Printmaking Studio, located on the island of Murano. My goal for this residency project was to create a body of work that will visually reflect and respond to my experiences as I explore this famous region. The title of this project, Ancient and Beautiful will focus on reflections of decorative elements found amongst the historic architecture. My intention was to create large-scale mixed process prints, combining woodcut, screenprint, and acrylic wash effects. Then exhibit the prints at the conclusion of my residency period in their facilities, as well as other venues to be determined upon my return home in mid-August.

I also created a successful Kickstarter page to raise the funds necessary for this residency opportunity. Travel expenses, residency fees, and the cost of art materials are sure to be well beyond my Kickstarter fundraising goal. However, every little bit helps. In return for a contribution, donors received prints that reflected my time in Venice This was a piece of my experience that I enjoyed sharing with so many supporters.

click here to find out more

I am currently developing on this body of work further, as I found myself focusing more on embracing the experience of simply being in Venice, rather than staying indoors hunched over the press, focused on producing finished prints.