News from Jill Christian Studio

Dark Blue Sea, oil on panel, 36"x36", 2013
It's been awhile since I have been in touch!  I've been in the studio working on new paintings for a solo exhibition in September 2014. One of my recent paintings, Dark Blue Sea is shown above.

I also have a  number of events coming up this fall that I'd like to share with you.

ArtGraze Salon Show

This weekend (Sept. 13-14) ArtGraze will be hosting a weekend exhibition and speaking event in Santa Fe. The exhibition includes works by 29 artists who are members of ArtGraze's art and design community.  I will have three paintings in the exhibition.

ArtGraze Salon Show
Pippin Contemporary
200 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM

Friday, September 13
5:30-7:30 pm

The following day there will be a Speakers' Event at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe's historic Railyard District. This event is open to the public. There will be a $20 charge at the door for non members. Space is limited, so please arrive by 1:00 pm to get a seat. There will be light refreshments, giveaways, and a drawing held with some exciting door prizes for those present at the end of the event.

Speakers Event:

Zane Bennett Gallery
435 S Guadalupe, Santa Fe, NM

Saturday, September 14
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Scheduled speakers:
  • Sandy Zane, owner of Zane Bennett Gallery, will be speaking on her experience with the design process, working in collaboration with John Padilla AIA on the creation of her gallery.
  • Robert Gamblin, artist, advisor to the Smithsonian Institute, and creator of Gamblin Art Materials will speak on his relationship with color.
  • Bernadette Vadurro,CSP “Three Top Tips for Presenting, How to Sell Your Presentation” Bernadette is a Certified Speaking Professional, and the President of Speakers Live, Inc. She has presented to the AIA locally and regionally.
  • Suzanna Gratz, Director of will demonstrate her high digital system that serves the fine art, real estate, and design industries.
  • Jennifer Ashton, Designer, will speak about the upcoming Fashion and Design Showhouse Santa Fe 2013.
  • Jacqueline Butler, ASID, will begin the program with an introduction to ArtGraze and the artists, galleries, and designers featured on and social media sites.

Other events

This fall I will be participating in a number of exhibitions in the Albuquerque area.

Jill Christian & Ana Medina
Friday, October 4, please join us for the opening of our two-person exhibition at the William Platz Gallery at Southwest University of Visual Arts.  Ana is an amazing figurative painter. Here's a link to Ana's website:

William Platz Gallery
Southwest University of Visual Arts
5000 Marble, NE
Albuquerque, NM
October 4-26, 2013

Opening reception: Friday, October 4, 5-7 pm

Miniatures & More
I will have three paintings in this year's Miniatures and More exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum.  The opening reception is October 26, and work will be on display through December 8th.

The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
Albuquerque, NM
October 27-December 8, 2013

Gala Event (Tickets are $75.00): Saturday, October 26
Public opening: Sunday, October 27

Harwood Art Center 12x12 Fundraiser
Don't miss the 2013 annual 12x12 event at Albuquerque's Harwood Art Center, December 6, 2013.

Amethyst Arsenic
My paintings will be featured in the Winter issue of Amethyst Arsenic, an online journal of poetry, art, and music published by Samantha Milowsky. The journal was mentioned as "One of five awesome new literary magazines" in 2011 by Yahoo Voices.  In addition to editing, Samantha is a poet, singer-songwriter, and works as a technology consultant.

Recent Events
Recently I was honored to participate in two group shows.  One of my paintings was accepted into the July 2013 Woodstock School of Art's Black & White exhibit in Woodstock, NY, juried by Peik Larson.  Earlier in the year, I participated in Objectified, an alumni show for graduates of the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

Enjoy the end of a beautiful summer and I hope to see you at one these events!  Please feel free to contact me at any time for a studio visit or to find out more about my work.




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