Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Notecards are in!

Notecards are in! Each packet comes with 5 different notecards (coffee cup, cupcake, teapot, grow flowers, blossom flowers) and 5 white envelopes. Order yours today for $12 (additional shipping charges may apply). Contact me at I'm planning to print notecards with my seahorse, peacock, butterfly, and sunflower in the New Year. I'm also hoping to have 5x7 and 8x10 prints made, as well as prints on canvas. I plan to start my Etsy shop this winter too!

In addition to getting my paintings printed on notecards and experimenting with painting abstract landscapes, I've been very busy with my daughters' Art in the Schools Programs. I've also been buying art from other local artists. I love my whimsical window from Lynne Gillis at My friend loves the june moon beaded quilt we bought for her from Artomatic artist Alyson Olander at

A belated thank you to everyone who bid on my "Grow Hope" collages! Both were purchased for very special people and I was able to donate another $150 to the Ya-Yas and Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Back to the Studio! Grow Hope!

After an amazing summer full of fun, it's back to the studio! I just finished a special project to benefit the fight against breast cancer. Four of my close friends are walking this weekend in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. Since I am unable to walk with them, I am donating my time, money and art for the cause. My husband and I wrote a personal check and designed a logo for my friends, the "Ya-yas for Ta-tas." I created two new 12x12 mixed media collage pieces, "grow hope pink" and "grow hope blue." I am auctioning them off and donating 100% of the purchase price to the Ya-Yas and Susan G. Komen Foundation. Bidding starts today at $50 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8th. If you are interested in making an offer, please email me at On a separate note, I recently enjoyed visiting with many fellow Artomatic artists at the Lorton Workhouse and Del Ray's Art on the Avenue.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Artomatic 10th Anniversary Party!

Free cake and champagne--what's not to like!?! Paul and I had a GREAT time!
Thanks to Scott & Joan for watching the kids and Anne Marie for watching the dog!
Had another pleasant surprise during this Artomatic visit. My cupcake painting made it onto the Artomatic mural! Thanks for noticing me! This has been such a wonderful experience and dream come true!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Last Call for Artomatic

Only 4 days left for Artomatic! Don't miss out on this wonderful experience! I will be there tomorrow, July 2nd for the 10th Anniversary Party from 6-9 pm on the 3rd floor. Don't forget to stop by and see my art on the 8th floor (exhibit 8-05)! I'm sure I'll be spending plenty of time on the 8th floor tomorrow too! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Peeps! Poems! Presidents! at Artomatic

Artomatic as a family this weekend! We had a great time!
Peeps: The kids enjoyed meeting Betty (Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest Finalist) and making their own peeps dioramas. Of course a few peeps were sampled along the way.
Poems: I was pleasantly surprised to find a BRASH poem taped to my wall! BRASH is an anonymous poet who leaves poems for select Artomatic artists. S/he is somewhat of an Artomatic celebrity. I feel honored to have received a BRASH poem--it made my day! Thanks!
Presidents: We even ran into the president and his family. True, they were only cardboard, but the kids still wanted a photo.

We also caught the Artomatic cardboard 500 and had fun seeing all the cool art and leaving comments in the guest books. Don't forget to visit--less than a week to go!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I've had so much fun working my shifts and meeting many of the participating artists!
I was out of town and missed "Meet the Artist Night", but plan to make at least 2 more visits.
I will be at Artomatic on Saturday, June 27th for the Artomatic 500 & Peeps workshop. I also plan to go on July 3rd for the New Artist Tour and 10th Anniversary Party. Hope to see you there!!! Special thanks to "Odd Little Bird" for posting a photo of my space on flickr and to DC blogs for mentioning "Colorful Creations by Jackie Tury"!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Artomatic Opening Night--WOW!!!

WOW! is the best word to describe the "art explosion" at Artomatic's opening night! The building was buzzing...alive with music, art, and positive energy! It was a sensory overload! It was AMAZING! I'm so happy to be a part of it! I had fun working my shift...meeting, greeting, and directing people. The eclectic bunch of people mirrored the wide range of art on display. I had a BLAST touring ALL 9 floors with my friend Anne Marie who saved the day and joined me for the celebration! I enjoyed mixing, mingling, meeting so many wonderfully talented and creative spirits! A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to see the show! If you missed it, it's not too late...Artomatic runs through July 5th. Hope to see you soon!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Artomatic Update...Installation Complete!

We finished installation this weekend! Special thanks to Paul, Autumn, Zoe, and Amanda for all of their help and patience! Don't forget to visit me on the 8th floor, near the "R" in the window!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

"life is sweet"

"enjoy the moment"

"let yourself grow"

"take time to nurture yourself"

"celebrate life"

"midlife metamorphosis"


Come see me at Artomatic! I'm so excited to participate in my first real art show!  The show starts May 29th and runs through July 5th.  The address is 55 M Street, SE. It's right next to the Navy Yard Metro and National's Stadium.  My space is on the 8th floor, right off the elevator, near the window!  My friend Amanda Wright has the space
right next to mine.  See you soon!!!