Jacque Ferretti

Jacque Ferretti

    Studio & Gallery

    610 S 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 19147

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Mixed Media Paintings

    Artist's Statement

    I am an abstract painter and mixed media artist, living and working in Philadelphia. For the past 8 years, I have been a full member of the 3rd Street Gallery and also exhibit at several other venues within the area.

    Primarily an oil painter, I also incorporate found objects, mixed media and collage into my work. Drawn towards the element of texture, I enjoy experimenting with layers of fabric, random materials, printmaking and layering the surfaces of my paintings. The end result may range from a rough impasto build up to a smooth silk surface.

    Throughout the years, my work has been strongly influenced by urban living in surprising ways. For example, when I first moved to the city I was struck by conversations overheard during my daily walks. I collected random words spoken by strangers that struck a cord in their sound, emotion and message. Unedited, and cumulated over the course of a year, I ended up with a series of paintings and drawings entitled, "Talk on the Street."

    This series depicted raw and spontaneous emotions. Many of which suggested feelings of frustration and isolation; such as one painting entitled, "Is anybody Listening?"

    Over the years, the city continues to shine with gems of inspiration. Objects may range from the color of rust reflected in the sun off an old shop window, to cracks in the sidewalk, and family trophies displayed in the front window of a row house.
    One example, from a photo I took of a plastic white swan nestled within a cinder block wall of a back yard melted my heart.

    Within my life and work, I try to follow the words of the poet, Mary Oliver...
    "Pay attention, be astonished, tell about it."

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2020
    Urban vibes and other inspirations, Gallery at St. Asaph’s, Philadelphia, PA

    2018
    Talk on the Street, Griesing Law Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

    2017
    Bella and Sharkey Reflections of the past, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Group
    2020
    Transition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2019
    Inside-Outside, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2018
    Salus University, Elkins Park, PA

    2016
    Inside-Outside, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2015
    POST 5th Annual Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    19th Annual Exhibition, NAB Arts at Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

    Making It Alumni Exhibit, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2014
    But Is It Art?, Off the Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried Exhibition; Best In Show

    On the Grid, 10th Annual Juried Exhibition, Off the Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    4th Annual Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Assemblage: A Convergence of Art,
    Members Exhibition 2014
    , 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    18th Annual Exhibition, NAB Arts at Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

    The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    Domestic & Wild, Members Exhibition and Benefit for the Philadelphia Welfare Society, Philadelphia, PA

    Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    150th Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Absolutely Abstract, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
    Juried Exhibition

    Annual Exhibition, NAB Arts at Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

    2012
    Community Group Show, NAB Arts at Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

    Exhibitions prior to 2012
    Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
    NJ Burlington County Art Guild
    Mt. Laurel Art Guild
    Community Arts Center, Swarthmore, PA
    University of the Arts Continuing Ed. Art Exhibitions
    The Philadelphia Orchestra Art Exhibition, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
    Art Reach Exhibition and Auction
    Private Collections

    Publications

    Handbook of Drawing, by Nathan Goldstein
    Feature published drawings

    Delaware Valley Journal of Poetry
    Poetry published with honorable mention

    Professional Experience

    High School Art teacher, Collingswood, NJ

    Philadelphia Red Cross, Philadelphia, PA
    Art instructor for children at the Red Cross House and other homeless shelters

    Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
    Adjunct Professor, Art Education
    Guest Speaker, Artist in Society

    Professional Affiliations

    3rd Street Gallery
    Art Reach Art Exhibition and Auction
    National Art and Education Association

    Education

    Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
    BA, Art and Education, Painting Emphasis
    Certifications: Art/High school, Early Childhood, Elementary

    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    MAE, Painting Emphasis
    Master’s thesis: “Exploring Meditation & Its Effect On Creativity”

    Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, NY
    Zen Arts Intensives, retreats and workshops in the Arts
    Ongoing practice for several years as a member

    NAB (Norristown Arts Building), Norristown, PA
    Residency for 4 years
    Continuous workshops with Timothy Hawkesworth

    Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    Painting workshops
    Pottery workshops

    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
    Visual Arts Teaching Programs