ART REACH – Promoting Health and Art in the Community

Delighted to be one of six artists juried into the St. Joseph Hospital ART REACH exhibit, promoting health and art in the community. 

You are invited to attend the Artist Reception :

Thursday 25 June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

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Press Release : New Collaboration with VIDA VOICES

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I was thrilled to be contacted this weekend by a new sustainable startup fashion company VIDA, based out of San Francisco.  VIDA had seen my artwork online through social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest and invited me to design some silk shirts and scarves using my original artwork as the design.

VIDA is a Google Ventures-backed fashion e-commerce platform that brings together designers and makers around the world to create original, inspiring apparel in a socially conscious way.  Using innovations in technology, VIDA gives designers the chance to convert their design vision into products like scarves, tops and dresses.  I am particularly excited and proud that for every VIDA product made, the company offers literacy programs for the makers in Karachi, Pakistan, so that they have the opportunity to gain reading, writing, and math skills.

I absolutely love this business model, uniting artists and manufacturers across the globe. Take a look at the VIDA story :

“VIDA’s story is that of the rich, interconnected world we live in — the story of contemporary life and mindful, global citizenship”.

I found 5 great designs I thought would work great for scarves and silk tanks : Here are the images I chose :

The Kiss

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Aquatic Journey

Encaustic

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The scarves are made out of 100% MicroModal by Lenzing, a luxuriously soft botanic silk fabric made out of European beechwood.  Because of modal’s botanic origin, it is very eco-friendly. MicroModal offers a soft beautiful sheen, with colors which are bright and vibrant !

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There are now five products up on the site : http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/jacqui-hawk and if the pre-orders sell within the next 14 days, VIDA will make the products.

As an extra bonus, VIDA is offering the coupon code VIDAVOICES to get an additional 20% off any pre-orders.   The best part, VIDA ships internationally for just $5.00.

Simple click here to order ! 

Press Links 

http://wwd.com/retail-news/direct-internet-catalogue/vida-startup-marries-art-and-commerce-8031001/

http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/12/vida-raises-1-3-million-for-socially-responsible-e-commerce/

http://pevc.dowjones.com/article?an=DJFVW00120141112eabcb1hjy&from=alert&pid=32&ReturnUrl=http%3a%2f%2fpevc.dowjones.com%2farticle%3fan%3dDJFVW00120141112eabcb1hjy%26from%3dalert%26pid%3d32

http://upstart.bizjournals.com/entrepreneurs/hot-shots/2014/11/14/microsoft-xbox-alum-s-new-game-is-vida-high.html?page=all

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You are Invited ! Semi Annual Open Art Studio Exhibit – May 9, 2015

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Please Join Me !

When : Saturday 9 May

Time : 1:00pm – 6:00pm

      Location : 19 Kimberly Lane, Dunstable MA 01827

Please join me for my semi-annual open art studios!  On exhibit : over 70 pieces of art, large 30×40 abstracts, small 8×10 local landscapes and seascapes, and custom design greeting cards for all occasions.

Hope to see you there !

Best wishes, Jacqui

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In Progress !

Woring on several new mixed media pieces ! Will post progress pics soon :) 

    

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Save the Date ! Semi-Annual Open Art Studio Weekend

Please join me !

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May 

Time 1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Many new Large Abstracts, my recent 30 Day Challenge pieces and my new collection of greeting cards will be on exhibit.

Please email me at jacqui@jacquihawk.com for directions.

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New Work !

Just wrapped up a new abstract tonight : 24×30 Acrylic on Canvas. Theme is healing and peace – please help me with a title ? :) Edit : I received over 40 suggestions : I loved “Nature’s Burst of Harmony” by Donna Bridges Kera.

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Jacqui Hawk Art Exhibit

Please join me on Saturday 7 March, noon to 2:00pm at the Dunstable Public Library.

On exhibit will be my recent 30 paintings in 30 days challenge pieces, as well as several large new abstracts.

Look forward to seeing you !

Jacqui

xo

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Dunstable Public Library

588 Main Street

Dunstable MA 01827

Tel: 978-649-7830

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Complete collection of my January 2015 “30 paintings in 30 days” challenge !

I have so enjoyed taking part in my second 30 in 30 challenge with the wonderful Leslie Saeta and over one thousand other artists world wide.  This time I noticed how much faster I am painting, using much more instinct, the ideas and designs seem to flow easier… as if every part of the painting process has been planned out, when in fact it hasn’t.  The challenges open up new doors to technique, subject matter and imagination.  I can’t wait for the next one !!

Thanks so much to everyone who has stopped by to share a kind comment and congratulations to all the other artists who have completed the challenge.  Please check out Leslie Saeta’s blog to see the complete collections of all the other artists :)

http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com/

Here is my collection of paintings : 30 in 30 – January 2015

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Day 30 – 30 Paintings in 30 Days – Woo Hoo !!! I made it ! :) “Sweetheart”

So happy to have been part of another amazing 30 paintings in 30 days challenge with the wonderful and soooo talented Leslie Saeta and 800+ artists from around the world. Please check Leslie’s blog to see all the other amazing artists and their beautiful paintings.

http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com/

Tomorrow, January 31st I’ll post a completed collage of all 30 paintings :)

My last painting is “Sweetheart”, inspired by my Grandmother Isabella who did the most beautiful embroidery on linen tablecloths, napkins and handkerchiefs – I still have many of these beautiful heirlooms – so this is a tribute to her beautiful craft.

“Sweetheart”

8×10 Acrylic

For Sale : $85.00

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Day 29 – 30 paintings in 30 days “Winter at Maple Cafe”

In my neighborhood there is a beautiful Maple tree where in the summer months neighbors and friends gather, talk, share, it’s a place of comfort and love. We call it “Maple Cafe”. Even in the winter, it is so beautiful <3

“Winter at Maple Cafe”
8×10 Acrylic on Canvas

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