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EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

  • Gallery Representation by The Sacred Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ., 2016-current.
  • Illustration for “Exploring Blended Learning Leadership” on the edSurge blog, October 6, 2015.
  • My “Hail Mary” and “Canticle of Mary” paintings are featured in a collection of 60 sacred works of art on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary by Catholic author Jerry Windley-Daoust. www.pbgrace.com/books
  • My “Hail Mary” Painting is featured in a special online issue of America Magazine about “Women in the Life of the Church”. The collection of art by Catholic women can be seen here: http://americamagazine.org/media/gallery/women-life-church-contemporary-catholic-artwork
  • Featured on San Jose Creatives blog, January 29, 2012: http://sanjosecreatives.blogspot.com/2012/01/name-jen-norton-website-httpwww.html
  • Guest blogger on FineArtTips.com on Dec 14, 2011. Article on becoming braver through making art.
  • Painted Seed Library for the Santa Cruz Reskilling Expo, permanent display at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 2011.
  • Third Place: Painted “Bee Happy” chair, A Rare Chair Affair benefit for the Symphony of Santa Cruz.
  • Selected for the International Society of Acrylic Painters’ (ISAP) online juried show, 2010. Juror: John Salminen.
  • “Inspirations of John Muir” group exhibit with Allied Artists West; Linsey Dirx Brown Gallery, San Ramon; Nov, 2010.
  • “Food, Flowers & Fun”; solo show, Caffe Trieste, San Jose, CA, Oct 2010.
  • “Pastime” group exhibit with Allied Artists West, San Leandro Library, Aug-Sept, 2010.
  • California Imagination Invitational Show & Sale, The California Museum, Sacramento, March 2010.
  • First Place Award Winner for “Pig Racing in Belturbet”, Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show, Oct—Nov, 2009, Rose Shensen Community Gallery at the Triton Museum of Art; Judge: Christopher Schink.
  • Featured Artist, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA, April 2008.
  • Award of Merit for “Patriot Act”, California Statewide Watercolor Competition and Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, Jan 13-March 25, 2007; Juror: Jane Hofstetter, NWS.
  • First Place Award Winner for “From Here to There”, Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show, Oct—Nov, 2006, Rose Shensen Community Gallery at the Triton Museum of Art; Judge: Dale Laitinen.
  • First Place Fine Art Booth, Almaden Valley Art & Wine, September 2007.
  • Solo Show, Avalon Yoga, Palo Alto, CA Jan-March, 2007.
  • Solo Shows, Lift Fitness, Los Altos, CA, 2004 and 2006.
  • Sobi Artists’ Gallery, Burlingame, CA. Solo exhibition, Oct 14-28, 2004.
  • Los Gatos Art Association Member Juried Show, Los Gatos Museum, Los Gatos, CA. Oct 5 to Nov 6, 2004.
  • Los Gatos Art Association’s “Art in the Chambers” show, Los Gatos Town Chambers, Los Gatos, CA. November 12, 2004 to January 7, 2005. My painting was chosen as the publicity image for the show.
  • South Bay Art Momentum. My painting, “Worldly Women” was chosen as one of 14 pieces by Silicon Valley artists to be part of a traveling exhibition to showcase South Bay art nationally and internationally.
  • “The American Experience” juried exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, August 2004. Juror: Karen Kienzle, Curator of Exhibitions at the De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University.
  • “Art By My Mother” Group Exhibition of seven Bay Area professional artists who are mothers, Whitney Young Child Development Center, San Francisco, CA, August 2—15, 2003.
  • Pacific Art League Community Sites, including: Hotel California, Palo Alto; OICW, Menlo Park.
  • California Watercolor Association, San Francisco, CA: Work accepted into the CWA 34th Annual National Art Competition, displayed at the Academy of Art Gallery, 2002.
  • SharkByte Art, San Jose, CA: Creator of the “Hang Your Hat in San Jose” shark, commissioned by the Hotel deAnza for the SharkByte Art Exhibition, Summer 2001.
  • Silicon Valley Open Studios self-guided tours, 2001—present (see www.svos.org).
  • Tied House, Mountain View, CA: Exhibition of landscape work, Nov 12, 2002—Feb 12, 2003.
  • 29 E. Main Street Cafe, Los Gatos, CA: Exhibition of landscape and figurative work, Jan—March 2003.
  • Phantom Art Gallery, San Jose, CA: Display of figurative work in downtown window space in conjunction with the San Jose Redevelopment Agency, Winter 2002—2003.
  • The Period Gallery, Omaha, NE: Work juried into the “Spiritual Art IV” Exhibition, 2002.

PARTIAL LIST OF ILLUSTRATION CLIENTS

  • Diocesan (Trinity) Publications
  • Our Sunday Visitor
  • Ave Maria Press
  • Franciscan Media
  • Dickson’s Gifts
  • San Carlos Cathedral, Monterey, CA
  • Peanut Butter & Grace (independent publisher)
  • Cricket Media (Ladybug Magazine)
  • Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce
  • Berkeley Unified School District
  • Toland Home & Garden
  • Glory International
  • Hay House Publishing
  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  • San Jose Junior League
  • BET/Kensington Books
  • Presentation Center

BACKGROUND

  • B.A. in Fine Arts, Minor in Business, Santa Clara University, 1987.
  • Graphic Designer, USWeb/CKS, 1990-1999
  • Fine artist and illustrator, 1999-current