Jo Dunnick Watercolors

News:

"Strawberry Moon Revealed" was selected to be in the 2022 spring WSO (Watercolor Society of Oregon) Show in Hillsboro, Oregon. I was inspired by the view to the east of my property... a full moon, a "strawberry moon", rising behind Mt. Zion.... showing the tree-lined ridge as it was rising. June's full Moon, which is typically the last full Moon of spring or the first of summer, is traditionally called the Strawberry Moon. This name has been used by Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, among others, to mark the ripening of June-bearing strawberries that are ready to be gathered. The strawberry moon is said to bring prosperity, luck and love and will be at its peak on June 14, 2022 at exactly 7:52 p.m. ET.

"The Peaceful One" (inspired by a photograph taken by Bill Kelly when he was visiting a Maasai village in Tanzania) received the Springfield Lane County Art Award in the 2019 Springfield Mayor's Art Show. As a result of that award, it and Jo's art, along with 2 other artists, will be featured at the Springfield Library for the month of December and January.

Framin' ArtWorks, 505 High Street, Eugene, Or. is one of the primary contacts to find out about Jo's art. Contact Jo or go to www.framin'artworks.com for more information.

Shows:

Sadly, Maude Kerns has decided to not produce Art and The Vineyard, Eugene, Oregon this summer of 2022. If you would like to see any pieces in person, please contact me and we can arrange something.

Classes/Workshops:

Jo will be offering her 4-day workshop through the Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon during the 4th week of October, 24th-27th, 2021. I look forward to all of us discovering all the Tools In Your Watercolor Toolbox. I hope you can join us. All levels welcomed! Contact Jo or go to www.emeraldartcenter.org/workshops for more information.

If anyone is interested in individual lessons ($25/hour) or having Jo teach a 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day workshop, Contact Jo.

Comments regarding Jo's workshop:

Kathy LaMontagne, 2021 workshop: Thank you so much for all the heart, soul, and talent you put in this workshop on our behalf! I have loved every minute of it. The variety of your work has truly inspired me to try different things and to think outside the box. That's a gift that's hard to put into words. With love and admiration, Kathy LaMontagne

Patty McConnell, 2021 Workshop: I loved the 4-day workshop and I learned so much from you. Thank you for being a great instructor and a wonderful human being. Patty McConnell

Joanna Branvold, 2015 workshop: I have you to thank for stimulating my (very latent!) artistic ability...if you can call it that. I did love your class so much. I loved your encouragement for those of us who needed lots of it! I loved trying new "recipes" and techniques and seeing magic happen. Most of all, I loved the feeling I left with...that I can hardly wait to try new forms of art, not being fearful of failure or ridicule. I'm trying very hard not to be my own worst critic. So, dear Jo, thank you for your inspiring and nurturing nature which made your class so memorable and life-changing for me, and I suspect for many others as well. Love, Joanna Branvold

Comments from Jo:

“I’ve been told that my paintings have a lot of emotion and soul, moving some people to tears . . . or laughter. I appreciate that someone can be touched by the colors I have used and the subjects that have chosen to appear. Sometimes it feels that way… that there are animals or people who have been waiting to show themselves and choose to do so on my paper. However it happens is fine with me. I love the process and celebrate the outcome. I hope that my watercolors catch your eye and capture your heart.”

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