Artist - Jodi Waggoner
Welcome to my portfolio. I am thrilled you’ve come to visit my showcase of work that I’ve compiled over the years, which includes a combination of collaborations, commissioned work and personal projects. Take a look and feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss potential opportunities to work together.
The Artistic Journey
Art is my physical and spiritual connection to the world. I find myself looking into the light of the day and enjoying the colors that surround us. I create each work as a reflection of a place, moment or thought. Art is a way to share our most eternal contemplations. I define a work as successful when the artist, viewer and the creation itself meet in a moment of shared experience. It is that moment when the three elements combine that ART is divine.
Sisters - The unity of differences.
My current series is titled, Sisters. The series began in 2020 during quarantine. The idea developed when I purchased two cheap panels and one was damaged. I just began to play around on the second canvas and clean my pallet with the remaining hues. I found myself exploring the idea that the artist has control of the language within the media. The image is just a source, a natural element of colors, texture and surface. This created a complex connection to the thought that the same genetics can make so many different humans. We are simply hues on the pallet of creation. How can we possibly not relate well to one another? We are all the from the same pallet of creation. The series will continue with objects from my daily surroundings, one panel will be a reflection of the object and the other a pure exploration of the media. The roots of this process are deeply tied to abstract expressionism and the Playing Card Series of Ricard Diebenkorn.
Undergraduate work completed at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas
Major - Graphic Design
Minor - Illustration
Graduate work was completed at Stephen F. Austin , Nacogdoches, Tx
Major - Fine Art Painting
K-12 FINE ART TEACHING CERTIFICATION
Attended University of Texas at Tyler to complete a Texas Teaching Certification for All Level Art Education In 1991 I obtained a Life Time Certification in Art Education for the State of Texas
Henderson High School 1991-2017
HIGH SCHOOL ART INSTRUCTOR
Designed, managed and implemented curriculum for High School Studio Art Classes - Art 1, Sculpture 2,3,4; Art and Media; Drawing 2,3,4; Painting 2,3,4 and AP Studio Course over a 26 year time period. Hosted Region 7 Visual Arts Scholastic Events in 1994-1997 and again from 2006-2010.
Carthage High School 2017-
HIGH SCHOOL ART INSTRUCTOR
Designed, managed and implemented curriculum for High School Studio Art Classes - Art 1; Drawing 2,3,4; Painting 2,3,4 and AP Studio Courses. Coordinate the on campus Student Art Gallery Exhibits and Community Displays. Hosted the Marshall Regional Arts Council's Mini- Monet Student Art Contest SPRING 2019.
2018 and 2019
STATE VASE WORKSHOP HOST
Pastels and Spray Paints. This 2 hour workshop was designed to help the State Visual Art Level students experience a hand-on demonstration design challenge experience. The students were provided a simple design task and developed a single work from layering chalk pastels and spray painted stencils to create a final mixed media design.
MURALIST - TYLER MAINSTREET ART ALLEY
Selected for a group display and mural project for the city of Tyler, Texas. The project included a competition and selection of 40 local artists. Each was asked to design a 3x6 foot mural to represent a positive outlook for the East Texas community and the city of Tyler.
January 9 - March 1,2021
Alley to Galley Exhibit
Tyler Main Street Gallery
Selected as one of the featured artists for the exhibit held in the MainStreet Gallery 110 N College Suite 105
March 23- April 17, 2021
Dallas Metro Art Center
Iris, first in the Series of Sisters will be on display in a National Show hosted by Dallas Metro Art Contemporary, juried by Jerry Smith. Located at 1412 14th Street, Plano TX.
Closing reception April 17th
March 12, 2021
Workshop Host - Carthage High School
Love Dawg Love Mural
Created a Staff Development Workshop for Teachers. Provided and Facilitated a Mural Project that teachers were able to create in less than an hour. The workshop is designed to refresh the creative process, advocate to the Fine Arts Programs and allow teachers to learn to trust the learning process. Creativity thrives when the Teacher is open to TRUSTING the Student to Succeed
Online Exhibit: Joy
Tree Series image titled, Fall, will be included in an online display hosted by Edward A Dixon Gallery out of Dayton, Ohio. Check back later for links and details to be announced.
March 23 April 29
Panola College: Exhibit - Scared Trinity
Located in the Panola College Gallery the show titled; Scared Trinity, will be on display for visitors until the end of April. The show contains new works added to the Tree Row series that will be available by summer for online display and purchase in print formats.
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"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work"