Monday, September 25, 2017

Going Abstract!

Every once in a while, I like to go more abstract in my painting.  Going abstract is like going off-road for me.  It’s like going on a new adventure with no specific destination in mind.  The paint takes over and I am just along for the ride.  Instead of focusing on painting a desired image, shape or scene, I focus more on color and texture and their interplay and energy on the canvas.  This form of painting is very liberating and allows me to fully express my inner emotions onto the canvas.  Going abstract allows my mind to take a break and de-clutter, bringing me joy, clarity and transformation.  These are some of my recent abstract paintings.  I hope you enjoy!  I am excited to announce that “High Frequency” has been accepted into the Falls Church Arts Abstract Expressions Show!  The show runs from September 30th-November 4th at 700-B W Broad Street in Falls Church.  Meet the Artists Opening is Saturday, September 30th 7:30-10:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
High Frequency


Creative Energy


Artful Intersection






Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Art Workshops--Registration now OPEN!

Connect with your creative side this fall and join me for one or more of the following workshops!

Each workshop is 3 hours long and includes all instructions and supplies as well as a short guided meditation to get your creativity flowing.  Cost for each workshop is $45 per person.  No art experience necessary.  All workshops are held in Chantilly, VA unless otherwise noted.  Address will be sent with registration confirmation.  Please email me at jackietury@gmail if you have a group of 6 or more and would like to host a private workshop or if you would like me to create a custom workshop for your group or event!

October Workshops 



Faith Can Move Mountains
Sunday, October 15th 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Sugar Skulls
Friday, October 27th 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

November Workshops



Gratitude or Artful Owls (your choice)
Sunday, November 12th 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

December Workshops


Angel Wings
Sunday, December 10th 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Online Art Auction for Hurricane Harvey Relief Raised Over $1800!




Our "Labor of LOVE" Online Art Auction to Benefit Survivors of Hurricane Harvey raised over $1800 this Labor Day!!!  We are definitely going to "Flood Texas with LOVE" as we send $1800 to local Texas Charities to provide hurricane relief!  Thank you SO much to all of the talented heart-centered artists and generous bidders who participated in this online event!  Special thanks to fellow artists Jane Bell Lassiter and Monica Martin who not only donated their beautiful artwork, but helped coordinate this event.  Huge shout out to our highest bidders Steve Scott and Jane Bell Lassiter who went above and beyond with their donations!  Special thanks to my family for putting up with me during this busy time and to Paul Tury for not only putting up with me but adding his graphic design talent to the mix!  Shout out to Stephanie Gagos for being a helpful online auction resource.

The participating artists from across the U.S. and beyond not only shared their beautiful artwork, but also messages of hope with titles like: Together We Are Stronger, A New Day, Blooming Softly, Reborn, Winged Victory, Repairing the World, Love Rocks, just to name a few!  The winning bidders not only felt good about donating to a great cause, but were excited about the artwork they bid on.  A few of our artists and bidders have Texas ties, making their participation in this event even more meaningful.

All in all, a great way to spread hope and healing to others through art!

With HUGE amounts of love and gratitude!

Jackie


Participating Artists: Jackie Tury, Jane Bell Lassiter, Monica Martin, Valerie Roussel, Sarah Treanor, Sarah Ladybug, Amy Bruce, Amy Thomas, Amy Steinberg, Ren Weber, Carol Lukitsch, Kim Richards, Jen Picicci, Jenn Kukorlo, Samantha Marshall, Jeanine Brown.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

A New Day!




"A New Day" (24" x 24")



"A New Day!"  is the painting I created in response to Hurricane Harvey and will be donating for the Online Art Auction I organized to benefit Survivors of Hurricane Harvey!  This painting started with the intention of "Courage" and is the first layer of this piece.  Courage for the survivors as they move through this catastrophic event and on to the road of recovery.  They are true warriors.  And courage for me as I move forward with this auction, acting on my ideas and intuition to following my heart to give back to others through art.  After all, beneath each New Day is Courage!

I hope you will join us for this heart filled Art Auction and Labor of Love tomorrow!

https://www.facebook.com/jackie.tury.5    (Full details in post below)

See you there!

Thanks again to all of the amazing artists participating in this event, to my husband for all of his support, to fellow artists Monica Martin and Jane Bell Lassiter for helping me coordinate this effort, to Stephanie Gagos for being a great resource for online art auctions, and to all of YOU for spreading the word to buyers and bidders!

xoxo,
Jackie



"Courage" (first layer of any New Day)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Join Us for a Labor of Love on Labor Day!!! Update on Art Auction for Hurricane Harvey Relief!

Labor of Love on Labor Day! Online Art Auction on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jackie.tury.5 this Labor Day Monday to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Harvey!! Let's flood Texas with LOVE! Please help us spread the word and join us on Monday!!!!  



How the auction will work:


Each hour from 8 am to 11 pm EST a different artist/item will be added to the auction as a post for you to bid on.  Bidding starts with the suggested opening bid or higher and should be increased by increments of $5.   To participate, simply enter your bid as a comment on the post of the item you are interested in.  You may bid on more than one item and may submit more than one bid on the same item.  Please do not withdraw your bid.  The final bid for each item is 24 hours from posting.  Highest bid wins!  Winner will be notified in the post and will be asked to provide an email contact.  Winner will be sent an invoice for the artwork through PayPal to be paid upon receipt. Winner must contact the artist directly to arrange for shipping and is responsible for any shipping costs.  Artist will ship the artwork to the winner within one week of payment being received.  Thank you!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sea Turtles in September!

"She Turtle"

This summer I was blessed with the honor of witnessing a sea turtle hatching (boil)!  It was truly an amazing sight and moving experience!  Witnessing a hatching and watching baby sea turtles make their way to the ocean has been on my bucket list for years.  I am overjoyed to have finally seen this miracle of nature.  In honor of this awe inspiring event, I am releasing a limited quantity of sea turtle art prints this September!  

Prints will be made from my original 24” x 24” “She Turtle” painting. The price for each 8” x 8” signed print is $45.  In an effort to assist with the continued protection of these magnificent creatures I will donate 10% of the total proceeds to N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles) the organization I had the pleasure of nest sitting with this summer.  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"Let's Flood Texas with LOVE!" Art for Hurricane Relief!


I am a mixed media artist from Virginia whose heart is breaking with each new photo and update of the flooding in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey.  My family and I were in North Carolina for Hurricane Matthew last fall and though we experienced major flooding and power outages it was no where near as catastrophic as what’s going on in Texas right now.
I am coordinating an online art auction to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  I am reaching out to artists near and far who have an interest in humanity and helping others.  I would be honored if you would participate in this heartfelt project.  I am asking each artist to donate one signed original work of art.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the buyer and can be paid directly to the artist.  Please let me know if you are interested in participating either as an artist or a bidder as soon as possible by emailing me at jackietury@gmail.com.  Once I’ve heard back from you, I will email instructions to artists for uploading an image of your artwork, link to your website, etc. and instructions to buyers for bidding in the auction.
Let’s flood Texas with love and weather the storm together!
Much love and thanks,
Jackie