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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 conveying emotion and inspiration.

Technically, my pallet is simple. Somewhere along the way I discovered Thalo 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.

I hope my work inspires you. :-)

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Awards

"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!"

Scott Christensen

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"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, grace and femininity .... it's a stunner. Bravo! I would hang on to this one Jacquelyn."

Aaron Westerberg

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"With superb drawing, edges and value,
Jacquelyn creates a sensitivity that stops time."

Nancy Guzik

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Expressive and full of mystery, Jacquelyn's intimate figurative works evoke elements of timelessness and portray a deep connection to her subjects.
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Informed Collector

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• 2011 "Finalist" Raymar

Juror –Scott Christensen

• 2011 "Best of Show" Raymar

Juror –Aaron Westerberg

• 2010 "Top 10" FineArtViews National Competition

Juror –Nancy Guzik

• 2010 "Driehaus Award -Midwestern Artist”, Driehaus

Foundation, Chicago, IL

• 2010 "Finalist" RayMar Fine Art's Competition "

Juror –Clint Watson

• 2009 "Top 10" FineArtViews National Competition

Juror –Jeremy Lipking

• 2009 “Top !0 Finalist Bold Brush National Competition

Juror –Nancy Guzik

• 2009 "Finalist" Michigan Portrait Invitational

Juror –Carl Samson

• 2006 "Peoples Choice Award" Dennos Museum

Juried Fine Art Exhibit

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Exhibits

• 2012 Solo Exhibitions Brennen Gallery's, Santa Fe, NM

• 2012 LA Fine Art Show Brennen Gallery's, Santa Fe, NM

• 2011 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art Legacy Gallery, AZ

• 2011 Traditional Impression Legacy Gallery, AZ

• 2011 American Landscapes Watts Fine Art Gallery, IN

• 2010 Great American Figurative Artist Exhibition Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

• 2010 Scottsdale Drawing Exhibition Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

• 2010 Art of the New West Watts Fine Art Gallery, Zionsville IN

• 2010 OPA 19th National Exhibition Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

• 2010 Traditional Artist Focus Jacquelyn Bischak, Daniel Gerhartz & Jeff Legg, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

• 2010 International Guild of Realism 2010 Juried Exhibition J. Willot Gallery, Palm Desert, California

• 2009 Great American Figurative Artist ExhibitionWaterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

• 2009 Holiday Small Works Show Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

• 2009 Legacy Fall Open HouseThe Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

• 2009 Michigan Juried Portrait Invitational Hillsdale College. Juried by Carl J. Samson American Society of Portrait Artist

• 2009 Artist's Introductory Opening Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

• 2008 Holiday Small Works Show Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

• 2008 The Legacy Gallery's 20th AnniversaryThe Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, A

• 2007 OPA National Juried ExhibitionWhistle Pik Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas

• 2008 OPA National Juried Exhibition Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana

• 2007 Dennos Museum's N.W. Regional Fine Art Competition, Traverse City, Michigan

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Publications

Western Art & Architecture Featured Artist August 2011

Western Art Collector Art of the New West September 2010

American Art Collector Traditional Artist Focus March 2010

Southwest Art Emerging Artist, January 2010

American Art Collector Great American Figurative Artist Exhibition November 2009

American Art Collector Introductions February 2009

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Articles

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.

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“I draw upon my years of experience as an abstract painter, which gave me solid fundamental understandings.”

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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... and hope to convey something transformative about them."

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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.