Monday, October 16, 2017

A New Gallery to Call Home! Birthday Wish Comes Early!

My birthday wish came true early this year!!!  After years of showing my art in shops and galleries a few pieces at a time, I finally have space on a gallery wall to call my own all year long!!!  Paintings I’ve created in unison or in a series can finally hang together!  This my friends is a dream come true!  I am excited to announce that I am now a member of the Arts in the Village Gallery in Leesburg!  Last week was a whirlwind of artful activity with a gallery interview, acceptance, orientation, installation and reception all within a few days! I’m looking forward to working with this talented group of artists!  The gallery is located at 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite #116, Leesburg, VA 20175 and is open 7 days a week.  You can visit for hours and information.  I will be working in the gallery 2-3 days per month. Please stop by to say hello!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

My New Website is Here!!!

Please check out my new website!!! Let me know what you think!
Thank you SO much to my husband Paul for all of your awesome design work and to my daughter Zoe for your great photography skills!

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!


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!    (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!


"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 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!