About Gene Jaress
I have been a working artist over the past 50 years. I am currently working on woodblock prints, a couple of paintings, and have half a dozen other projects in mind. The light and atmospheric conditions created by the Salish Sea, Skagit Valley and Mount Cultus looming to the east influence my work, whether it be painting, woodblock prints, or sculpture. My background in sculpture also informs that work, as I think in three dimensions when I am composing art, whatever form it will take. The other essential dimension is meticulous craftsmanship from beginning to end to create a quality piece of art.
"Without craftsmanship inspiration
is a mere reed shaken in the wind".
December 29 Notes
The print above was recently finished. I carved 10 plates for this print. There will be a limited edition run of 10 prints, and it is the second in the Skagit Valley woodblock series. The third in the series shown above right.
Currently Showing / Coming Up
These two woodblock prints will be showing at the Jansen Art Center 2020 Spring Juried Show until May 30, 2020.
Jansen Art Center
521 Front St
Lynden, WA 98264
The opening party will be Thursday March 5 from 6-8pm.
Art Bash at the Lux Mar 21-29, 2020
Skagit Artists spring show will be at
The Lux Art Center
603 Morris St
La Conner, WA 98257
For the first time Skagit Artists spring show, Art Bash, will be held during the La Conner Daffodil Festival. All three of my Skagit Valley woodblock series and some small daffodil woodblock prints will be showing there. Opening party will be Saturday March 21 from 4-6pm.
Rexville Grange Art Show
April 3-12, 2020
19299 Rexville Grange Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
I am really looking forward to showing at this quality bi-annual show at the Rexville Grange Hall. Opening party will be Friday April 3rd 6-8pm.
Northwest Art Beat Studio Tour
July 18-19, 2020 10-6 both days
Fall Show at the Lux, La Conner 2019
10x10x10xTieton July-Oct 2019
Community HangUp, Mount Vernon WA
at the Front Gallery August 2019
Hadrian Gallery, Edison WA
Walk on the Wild Side Show
February 2-24, 2019
Rosehill Community Center,
Mukilteo, WA . Oct - Dec 2018
United General Hospital
Sedro Woolley, WA Fall 2017
Arts Alive! 2017 and 2016 Skagit Artists show at the La Conner Civic Garden Club
Skagit Artists NW Art Beat Studio Tour
2017 and 2016
Springfest at the Depot 2017
Jansen Art Center Fall and Early Summer
Museum of Northwest Art Live Auction
2016 and 2015
Refined Living in Anacortes won the
People's Choice Award at the Community Hang-Up at the August 2017 Mount Vernon Artwalk.
Pacific Northwest Jewelers Association Competition, 2006, People's Choice Award
International Diamond Awards 1978 as part of the Mastercraft Jewelry team
Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Exhibit 1974, Certificate of Meritorious Achievement in Lithography
Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair Juried Exhibit, 1972 2nd Place, Painting