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".
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 below and above to the left in progress.
This woodblock print is currently at the Jansen Art Center 2019-2020 Winter Juried Show until February 28.
Jansen Art Center
521 Front St
Lynden, WA 98264
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