My paintings are about moments that transport us beyond every day life and speak to our common experiences.
Life drawing is where I found my love for the human form. Oil painting is where I discovered my passion for expressing moments of thought. There is no other medium so well suited for capturing emotion and inspiration than oil on linen.
Technically, my pallet is simple. Somewhere along the way I discovered Thalo Blue for shading. This is what gives my work it's noted cooler appearance. I put more detail into my shadows than traditional figurative teaching recommends. In my opinion this adds a dimension of depth that has been overlooked.
If my work has inspired you, I am grateful.
Review Of The Artist Work
OPA -Dorothy Driehaus Award 2010 Midwestern Artist
"Jacquelyn’s dramatic rise has placed her with an impressive group of artists having recently exhibited in a three person show at Legacy Gallery with Masters Jeff Legg and Dan Gerhartz." –Kathy Beligratis
Finalist 2009 Bold-Brush National Competition
"With superb drawing, edges and value, Jacquelyn creates a sensitivity that stops time." –Nancy Guzik
5th 2011 Annual Raymar Art Painting Competition
"I loved the fact that the woman's expression carries a lot of thought. Placing the head facing out is a difficult composition. The dark and hard edge going out the bottom left balanced the entire piece. Great painting!"
Best of show -June RayMar 2011
"This painting blew me away. What can I say - very unconventional, powerful and brave design. I love the rendering of the flesh tones and the hair everything is done well and nothing is overstated. She is looking into the future with strength and determination while still having so much beauty,ngrace and femininity .... it's a stunner. Bravo! I would hang on to this one Jacquelyn."
2011 "Finalist" Raymar, Juror –Scott Christensen
2011 "Best of Show" June Raymar,, Juror –Aaron Westerberg
2010 "Driehaus Award -Midwestern Artist”, Driehaus Foundation, Chicago, IL
2010 "Top 10" FineArtViews National Competition Juror –Nancy Guzik
2010 "Finalist" RayMar Fine Art's Competition " Juror –Clint Watson
2009 "Top 10" FineArtViews National Competition Juror –Jeremy Lipking
2009 "Finalist" Michigan Portrait Invitational Juror –Carl Samson
2006 "Peoples Choice Award" Dennos Museum Juried Fine Art Exhibit
• 2012 Solo Exhibition, Santa Fe
S.R. Brennen Gallery's, Santa Fe, NM
• 2012 LA Fine Art Show
S.R. Brennen Gallery's, Palm Desert, Santa Fe, Scottsdale
• 2011 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
• 2011 Traditional Impression
The Legacy Gallery, AZ February 17th 2011
• 2011 American Landscapes
Watts Fine Art Gallery, IN February 4th 2011
• 2010 Great American Figurative Artist Exhibition
Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA November 20th, 2010
• 2010 Scottsdale Drawing Exhibition
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale AZOctober 14, 2010
• 2010 Art of the New West
Watts Fine Art Gallery, Zionsville IN
• 2010 OPA 19th National Exhibition
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale AZ April 30 - May 31
• 2010 Traditional Artist Focus
Jacquelyn Bischak, Daniel Gerhartz & Jeff Legg
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ - March 4th - 14th
• 2010 International Guild of Realism 2010 Juried Exhibition
J. Willot Gallery, Palm Desert, California - February - March
• 2009 Great American Figurative Artist Exhibition
Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA - November 21st
• 2009 Holiday Small Works Show
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ - Thursday, December 3rd
• 2009 Legacy Fall Open House
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ - October
• 2009 Michigan Juried Portrait Invitational
Hillsdale College, Portraits by Michigan Artist. Juried by Carl J. Samson former president of American Society of Portrait Artist.
• 2009 Artist's Introductory Opening
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, - February 26th
• 2008 Holiday Small Works Show
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ - December 14th
• 2008 The Legacy Gallery's 20th Anniversary
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ - October 18th
• 2007 OPA National Juried Exhibition
Whistle Pik Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
• 2008 OPA National Juried Exhibition
Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana
• 2007 Dennos Museum's N.W. Regional Fine Art Competition
Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MichiganArticles & Periodicals
Articles & Periodicals
Western Art & Architecture
With and eye toward truth, oil painter Jacquelyn Bischak’s figurative and still-life works reflect not only what she sees in the world.... they convey it's beauty masterfully. Implicit in her work is the delicate balance of what is there and what we actually see. Subtle harmonies of color and exacting brushwork as well as the sensitive handling of textures enhance the intimacy of her paintings.
“I draw upon my years of experience as an abstract painter, which gave me a powerful fundamental understandings.”
Jacquelyn reminds the viewer that paintings are examined through our many accumulated experiences and beliefs.
“Art may be many things... not always pleasant. Touching the human spirit is work I take seriously and enjoy throughly.”
“I connect with the people I paint... listen to their stories and hope to convey something transformative on my canvas."
Some of Jacquelyn awards include top 12 Finalist 2012 Raymar; Best of Show in 2011; 2010 Driehaus Award, for Midwestern Artist, Driehaus Foundation, Chicago, Illinois; 2010 and 2009 Top 10 Fine Art Views National Competition. Her work has shown in the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkart, Indiana and, the Dennis Museum in Traverse City Michigan.