Jackie Skrzynski
2018 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award Winner


Jackie Skrzynski is one of the 2018 award recipients recognized and supported by the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Money for Women is the oldest ongoing feminist granting agency. While other grant sources have come and gone, the MFW fund is in its fourth decade. They are "still feminist and still willing to take risks."  See details for the 2018 Award Winners in the link above.

Earthbound: Tanya Chaly, Jackie Skrzynski and Samantha Palmeri


What: Hudson Beach Glass gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of new drawings and paintings by Samantha Palmeri, Tanya Chaly and Jackie Skrzynski.
When: The show will run from Saturday, June 9 until July 8. The reception will be June 9th from 6pm-9pm.
Where: Hudson Beach Glass is located at 162 Main Street, Beacon, NY. Hours are daily 10-6, Sunday 11-6.
 
Inspired by a profound relationship with their environment, these three artists interpret the natural world through the lens of science, abstraction and the body.
 
Samantha Palmeri is drawn to nature and the body, seeing intertwining lines and shapes as metaphor for internal struggles. Her studio practice evolves from a process based on repetition, knitting, and braiding. She looks at tree limbs and body parts as much as piles of garbage or laundry. Where it goes from there is left to the unfolding of mood and chance.  Formerly a gallery owner herself, Palmeri just finished her second successful year as the Director of Beacon Open Studios.
 
Throughout her career, Jackie Skrzynski’s work has challenged physical and psychological boundaries between humans and nature. In this work, she collapses the perception of interior and exterior space. Her large charcoal drawings of swirling forms and tangles suggest similarities between anatomical and botanical forms.  Skrzynski writes that her imagery is inspired by her time in the woods near her home. Observing growth, decay and rebirth, she intends to convey her perception of nature as equally beautiful and unsettling.  Outside the studio, Skrzynski is the creative force behind P.U.G. Projects, which stages pop-up exhibitions in Newburgh and beyond.
 
“Tanya Chaly makes visible the invisible forces of nature through interventions into her analytical drawings on paper of animals and the ecosystems they inhabit. Her work balances order with disorder, meticulously combining renderings in graphite and charcoal with indications of impending microscopic threats. Often, they take the form of thousands of pinholes depicting the molecular structures and toxins that impact species, and the delicate systems in nature that support them. Her work and installations are layered with clues to understanding complex issues in science and life. In the process, poignant questions arise surrounding resilience, survival and loss.”    –Matthew Garrison
 

Under the Radar feature on Vasari21


Ann Landi, the writer and creative force behind Vasari21, interviews Jackie Skrzynski for an installment of "Under the Radar." These articles showcase artists whose work is not yet widely known but deserving of a closer look.

BOS Alumni Show opening April 14


BITE, shown above, will be one of the works shown at the BOS ALUMNI SHOW curated by Samantha Palmeri, Director of Beacon Open Studios. Featuring work by past BOS artists Ed Benavente, Robert Brush, Theresa Gooby, Erica Hauser, Thomas Huber, Jackie Skrzynski, Greg Slick, Susan Walsh, Jayoung Yoon. In honor of the Beacon Open Studios 10th Anniversary.

The opening is from 6-9 at Big Mouth Coffee Roasters
387 Main Street, Beacon, NY
 

Recent Drawings by Jackie Skrzynski at The Seligmann Center


The Seligmann Center at the Orange County Citizens Foundation will be hosting an exhibit titled, “Recent Drawings by Jackie Skrzynski”. Throughout her career, Jackie Skrzynski’s work has challenged physical and psychological boundaries between humans and nature. In this most recent work, she collapses the perception of interior and exterior space. Her large charcoal drawings of swirling forms and tangles suggest similarities between anatomical and botanical forms. Skrzynski writes that her imagery is inspired by her time in the woods near her home. Observing growth, decay and rebirth, she intends to convey her perception of nature as equally beautiful and unsettling.

An opening reception will be held at the Seligmann Studio on March 4th from 2 to 5 pm to meet the artist and view the exhibit.

Other events:
On March 25th at 2 pm, there will be an Artist Talk
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On April 15th at 2 pm, Jackie will be leading a Silent Walk through the Seligmann grounds.
 
About the Orange County Citizens Foundation: The Orange County Citizens Foundation is a membership-based, non-governmental organization that improves quality of life for Orange County residents through land use and transportation planning, water conservation, waste management, cultural affairs planning and education, public policy, and advocacy. For more information, visit occitizensfoundation.org or contact Nancy Proyect at 845.469.9459 or nancy@occitizensfoundation.org.
 
25-26 White Oak Drive, P.O Box: 525, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981 Phone: 845-469-9459 Fax: 845-469-9459
 
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