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 current two dimensional work. 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.
"Without craftsmanship inspiration
is a mere reed shaken in the wind".
I just finished this one. I carved 10 plates for this print. There will be a limited edition run of 15 prints. It is the first in a series of Skagit woodblock prints.
Break in the Storm
I donated this painting to United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley. It will be hung in the main hallway of the hospital. Also, another painting from the Cloud series - Phoenix - can be seen at the chapel at United General.
My cherrywood and silver apple can currently be seen at the 10x10x10x Tieton show in Tieton, Washington. The show opened on Saturday, August 10. I'm excited to be in this international exhibition, and hope you can make it out there. The show runs until Sunday, October 6.
10x10x10xTieton until October 6
Community HangUp, Mount Vernon WA
at the Front Gallery to August 21
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