Anna Jacke (McMinnville, OR)


Anna Jacke (McMinnville, OR)
Artist’s Statement: “My goal as an artist is to capture the essence of life and spirit through the mediums of water, oil and ink. When choosing a subject, I go with what brings joy to my life. My creativity originates with a deep love and respect for the Earth and her many creatures great and small. Connected we are in a gossamer web of light and color. More than half of my paintings are completed plein air where I can enjoy the beauty of nature in all its forms." Anna's passion for art has been a life-long journey of creativity and color. Over the decades she has mastered the use of pastel, oils, acrylics and watercolor. After retiring from the legal profession in 2009, she joined the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, the Pacific Art League, Society of Western Artists and the San Francisco Chapter of the Peninsula Outdoor Painters. Since 2011, Anna’s work has been exhibited in regional and national juried art shows in the Bay Area. Her first major solo exhibit of 45 original paintings was in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Presentation Retreat & Conference Center in Los Gatos. Her work has also been showcased in Bay Area newspapers and publications including Southwest Art and The Artistic Touch 6. Since moving to Oregon in 2015, Anna has become a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and Oil Painters of America. In 2016, she was a twice-featured guest artist at the McMinnville Art & Wine Walk on Historic 3rdStreet AFFILIATIONS: National Watercolor Society; Transparent Watercolor Society of America; Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society; Oil Painters of America and Watercolor Society of Oregon. PUBLICATIONS: The Artistic Touch 6(2014) Christine Unwin, NWS - Publisher Southwest Art Magazine,September 2014 - Nationally Emerging Artists: Watercolor Southwest Art Magazine, May 2016 - Off the Easel: New Works Southwest Art Magazine,June 2016 - Art of the Pacific Northwest Southwest Art Magazine, October 2018- Annual Collector’s Issue; One’s to Collect! ART JUROR: March 15, 2014 - "We Are the Shoreline: A Community Celebration of Art", Juror for Children's Art Exhibit, EcoCenter, Palo Alto, CA 2013-2016 SOLO EXHIBITIONS: May - August, 2013: Lady Circuit, 30-Minute Fitness, Sunnyvale, CA Silicon Valley Open Studios, May 10-11, 2014, Site # 143, Mountain View, CA (Host Artist)September - December, 2014: Presentation Retreat & Conference Center, Los Gatos, CA July & September 2016 – McMinnville Art & Wine Walk at Inner Oasis 2011-2019 JURIED & MEMBER EXHIBITIONS: Watercolor Society of Oregon – 2019 Fall Juried Exhibition, Bend Coastside Land Trust Gallery, Half Moon Bay (Juried) Pacific Art League Gallery, Palo Alto (Juried & Member) Society of Western Artists Gallery, Redwood City (Juried) Coastal Arts League Gallery, Half Moon Bay (Member) Silicon Valley Open Studios (Host Artist) EcoCenter at the Palo Alto Baylands Moffett Field Historical Society Museum, Sunnyvale Presidio Santa Clara (Permanent Display) Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society (Juried & Member),h_400,c_fill/j0vbq7q4pmse2xcb8bb8.jpg