April 16 - June 1, 2018
Long Lake, a painting from Jessica's time in Alaska, was one of 59 selected for the Northwest Watercolor Society's 78th Annual International Open Exhibition in Mercer Island, WA. For details, visit the organization's website.
Jessica serves as Artist-in-Residence for Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. Read about her adventures on her blog.
January 12, 2018
Join Jessica at Craftsman Cellars for Spokane's First Friday art walk event. Her work will be on display at the winery from January 3 - February 1.
January 1 - December 31, 2018
Jessica is the 2018 Idaho Conservation League Artist-in-Residence. She will spend the year travelling to a variety of locations around the state and working to build a series of paintings reflecting her experiences, culminating in a solo exhibition in December.
December 8, 2017
Redbrick Art Studio, where Jessica works, will have its annual winter open house from 4-9pm. Join us to see artwork, sign up for classes, and enjoy a chat. This is a rare chance to peek inside a working art studio, we do not maintain open hours for the public.
December 1, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Seven of Jessica's paintings of local landscapes are on display in the Annual Small Works Invitational Exhibition at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene, ID.
October 26 - November 13, 2017
Jessica served as Artist-in-Residence for Joshua Tree National Park in southern California. Read about her adventures on her blog.
August 4-6, 2017
Jessica will have a booth at Art on the Green in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Come see her new works.
June 2-4, 2017
Jessica will have a booth at Spokane Art Fest in Spokane, WA. Come see her new works.
Jessica has earned Signature Member status with the Northwest Watercolor Society, one of the highest honors an arts society can bestow.
May 24 – June 18, 2017
Jessica has two paintings on display at the National Parks Artists in Residence Across the Country Exhibition at Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth, MA.
May 24 – June 18, 2017
Jessica's painting, Owyhee North Fork, has been chosen to represent the national Bureau of Land Management Artist in Residence program on their annual poster, which will soon be available to the public.
April 25 – June 2, 2017
Jessica's painting "Placer Creek from Pulaski Trail" is on display in the Northwest Watercolor Society's Annual International Open Exhibition in Gig Harbor, WA.
Jessica's photography work was published in Sunset Magazine.
October 11-14, 2016
Jessica served as Artist in Residence for the Idaho Bureau of Land Management in the Owyhee Widerness of southwest Idaho.
August 5, 2016
Jessica's painting "Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National Park" won the President's Award as well as a cash award at Art on the Green. Her painting is now included in the permanent collection at North Idaho College.
August 5-7, 2016
July 23, 2016
Jessica gave a talk entitled "Experience Art + Nature" at the unaugural TEDx Coeur d'Alene event.
June 3-5, 2016
Jessica has a booth (#R28) this weekend at Spokane Art Fest in Spokane, WA. Come see her new works.
February 18 – October 2, 2016
Jessica's painting from Joshua Tree National Park, Lost Horse Valley (Yucca Brevifolia), is included in the "Flora of the National Parks" exhibit at the United States Botanic Garden on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The exhibit runs February 18 – October 2, 2016.
November 6-29, 2015
Jessica's work is included in the 2015 Joshua Tree National Park Art Exhibition. The opening reception is November 13, 5-8pm and Jessica will have work for sale at the Joshua Tree Art Expo November 14-15th.
September 12-13, 2015
Jessica is teaching a workshop at the Helena Art Center in Helena, Montana.
July 31 - August 2, 2015
February 21, 2015
Jessica will be teaching a class, Wine and Watercolor, at Java on Sherman in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. "Enjoy a fun night out and go home with your own painting of Tubbs Hill! Local artist Jessica L. Bryant will guide you through the process step by step, no experience or artistic skill needed." Call Java for tickets (208) 667-0010. Class begins at 5:30.
August 4, 2014
August 1-3, 2014
Wall Drug Store now sells prints of two of Jessica's paintings, Calhoun Canyon: End of the Beginning and Vampire Peak.
March 7 - May 3, 2014
Februay 28 - May 6, 2014
Return to Badlands National Park for a fourth stint as Artist-in-Residence. This visit coincides with a solo exhibition of Badlands artwork at the Dahl Arts Center. During her stay Jessica will again mentor youth as part of the annual Badlands Youth Camp experience. Students from local Crazy Horse High School and Red Cloud Indian School will be joined by a group from the Calhoun School in Manhattan's Upper West Side.
October 21-25, 2013
Jessica is artist-in-residence at Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities, working with all students, kindergarten to sixth grade, to complete a large scale mural of Tubbs Hill. The finished size will be approximately 40 x 6 feet. Students will also use watercolors to learn about mixing colors to match those found in nature. Each student will have the opportunity to paint a 12x9" watercolor of Tubbs Hill using high quality watercolor materials.
August 2-4, 2013
June 14 - August 3, 2013
April 2-21, 2013
March - April, 2013
Return to Badlands National Park for a third stint as Artist-in-Residence. Embarking on a long term artistic and research project, Jessica has completed two residencies at Badlands National Park. Each visit comes with a new teaching endeavor, and this time she will be working with high school students as part of a youth camp experience. The students come from diverse experiences: a handful from Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge and about a dozen who are visiting from the Calhoun School in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Badlands has a rich and unique history, and has started down the path of creating the country's first Tribal National Park which will separate off the park's lands that are within the borders of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (read details). Jessica has spent significant time accessing these remote and seldom visited lands, creating numerous paintings and beginning the process of a research publication on the history and current state of this area. Once this project is finished, Jessica will continue on to other National Parks, exploring and gaining intimate knowledge of these intriguing landscapes.
November 1-21, 2012
Jessica returns to Badlands National Park as Artist-in-Residence. In addition to painting and exploring more areas of the park, Jessica spent one week teaching landscape painting to 59 students at Red Cloud High School on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This endeavor is intended to lay the groundwork for long term partnership opportunities with the school, reach out to local Lakota youth, and instill stewardship ethic and appreciation of BNP resources. A large portion of the park is located on the reservation and is co-managed by the Oglala Lakota Tribe and the National Park Service. Future plans for this land include creating the first Tribal National Park. Badlands will be reaching out to Lakota youth to fill summer internship positions to begin to build the groundwork for a successful Tribal National Park. Jessica will again record her experiences on her blog at JessicaLBryant.blogspot.com.
Norway Maple II is one of 55 paintings that have been accepted into the Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks 2012 Exhibition. The show will run from October 23 through November 28th at Kaewyn Gallery in Seattle, WA. Opening Reception is October 25 6-8pm at Kaewyn Gallery in Seattle, WA.
Jessica has been granted the honor of instructing the newest performance team at Sorensen Magnet School in Coeur d'Alene, ID. The team's focus is Fine Arts, and they will explore higher level fine arts instruction through the year, with field trips to galleries, plein air drawing and painting experiences, and more.
August 3-5, 2012
Selected prints of some of Jessica's Tubbs Hill paintings will be on display at the downtown Coeur d'Alene library this month. Also on display is artwork by students at Sorensen Magnet School, including the original twelve paintings completed by students during Jessica's residency at Sorensen last spring. These are the paintings that Jessica used to create the compilation poster "Tubbs Hill in Three Views," currently for sale at Sorensen's main office.
April 22, 2012
Today marks the official release of the Junior Friends of Tubbs Hill Activity Book. Jessica conceived the idea for this booklet last spring while helping plan a day trip on Tubbs for the 2nd and 3rd grade classes at Sorensen Magnet School. The goal of the booklet is to engage and educate local and visiting kids, motivating them to appreciate and preserve our natural spaces. This is similar in style to the junior ranger program that is so successful in our national parks. The booklet is available to download for free at the Junior Friends of Tubbs Hill site. When funding is available, printed copies will be located at the city parks department as well as the visitor's center. If you would like to help fund printing costs, contact the Friends of Tubbs Hill organization at the same website.
March 22 - April 27, 2012
Jessica was Artist-in-Residence at Badlands National Park for more than five weeks this spring. Living in park ranger housing near the Ben Reifel Visitor's Center, she painted on location and taught drawing and watercolor painting to the students at Interior School (grades K-8). As part of the residency, Jessica helped guide the students through the process of creating their own watercolor paintings of the Badlands landscape. Jessica compiled the students' work into a poster, which will be on exhibit at the visitor's center at Badlands National Park. Also on display, temporarily, are some of the students' original paintings as well as Jessica's "Buttes at Interior Entrance." Read the details of Jessica's experience on her blog: JessicaLBryant.blogspot.com
August 2 - 26, 2011
August 5 - 7, 2011
May 20, 2011
Last week, the 2nd and 3rd grade classes at Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities spent a full day on Tubbs Hill. They rotated between four stations, learning about native plants, native animals, conservation, and nature drawing. The next day, Jessica (who also taught the drawing segment) came into the school and began an artist in residence project. She worked with twelve 2nd and 3rd graders, three from each class, to paint landscapes of Tubbs Hill. The kids worked from Jessica's photography of three different views from Tubbs. They worked together in groups of four, all painting the same view. Jessica focused on teaching value and color, helping the students learn to really see what they were looking at. The finished paintings were used to generate a compilation poster showing all twelve pieces. The paintings are arranged by class; the top two rows are the 2nd grade classes, the bottom two rows are the 3rd grade classes. They had just two hours of painting time together, spread out over two days. The kids showed remarkable focus and dedication to their artwork, and the results are spectacular! As part of her residency, Jessica also taught painting to the kindergarten and 1st grade classes in a more relaxed environment. Posters are for sale through Sorensen for just $15 each. Click on image to view larger.
January 23, 2011
Jessica is featured in the Artist's Profile of Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living magazine's January/February 2011 issue. The entire issue is viewable online (Adobe Flash required). The article is on pages 128-129. Once the application loads, click in the white box in the top middle and type "128 <enter>" to jump to it.
September 24, 2010
Solo show, titled "East to West," opens at Ink to Media. North 523 Pines Road, Spokane Valley, Washington. Reception is from 4-8pm, live music and hors d'oeuvres. About the show:
I enjoy traveling and exploring whenever I get the chance; when a place strikes me, I am often compelled to paint it and get to know it better. A few favorite places have moved me to return for multiple visits. What you see here represents a small portion of my North American travels and experiences, presented geographically from East to West.
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
— T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding
July 30, 2010
Rockport Bay and Portola Redwoods were exhibited at the Art on the Green Juried Show in Coeur d'Alene, ID.
July 31, 2009
August 1, 2008