Second Saturday Gallery Reception: July 14, 5 pm – 8 pm
The Mendocino Art Center hosts a free Second Saturday Artists Reception each month. Enjoy snacks and wine, and meet the exhibiting artists.
I recently spent a month in Spain traveling and painting, mostly staying in smaller towns, and less touristy areas. The trip started in Barcelona, went briefly into southern France, then through central Spain all the way down to the Costa Tropical near Granada and back up to Barcelona again. Most of these paintings were done in the moment on location with a few added from photos after I got home. I was hoping to capture the unique feel, colors and shapes of my experience.
— Jacquelyn Cisper
JACQUELYN CISPER lives in Fort Bragg, CA, where she works as a full time artist in a wide variety of media from oil pastel, gouache and oil painting to upcycled clothing, ceramics, creative writing, cooking, and a few more.
From earliest childhood she had a fascination with paint, clay, fabric, anything that might be used to create. She became serious about painting in particular at the age of 11 when she joined a plein-air painting group in Medford, Oregon.
Jacquelyn graduated from Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA, in 2003 with a double major in Fine Art and English: Writing. In 2004 she received a Post Graduate Degree in Fine Art from Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Since then she has been involved in the art communities of Mendocino and Fort Bragg, CA, and Toledo and Newport, OR. She has exhibited publically since 1994 and is currently represented in multiple locations.
Though Jacquelyn has only been a full time resident of the Mendocino Coast since 2008, she vacationed here every summer since birth. In many ways the beaches, forests, boats and buildings are more home to her than any of the multiple places she lived previously.
Jacquelyn is representated at:
Glassfire Gallery, Fort Bragg, CA
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
The Gallery Mendocino, Mendocino, CA
Queen Bee, Mendocino, CA
Gallery of Arts and Culture, Crescent City, CA
Main Street Gallery, Weaverville, CA