May 2014

Dragonfly encausticJessie is excited to announce she has been selected to be part of the downtown Raleigh, NC art fair Artsplosure. Jessie will be exhibiting many of her beeswax and oil colour paintings for sale.  Come visit her booth Saturday-Sunday May 17-18.

Artsplosure draws many talented artists in all media.  It is a great opportunity to not only see some wonderful art, but also meet the faces behind the easel.

 

 

 

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March/April 2014

Jessie’s beeswax and oil painting ‘Faith’ has been accepted into a show in Woodstock, Illinois near Chicago.  The 27th Annual Women’s Works runs March 13-April 27.  She is very excited to travel for the show and share her art with a new audience.

 

Jessie has also had two paintings accepted into the visual art exchange’s MOVE show including her favorite painting ‘Becoming The Moon.’  Come out to the opening reception with Raleigh’s First Friday events March 7 from 6-9 pm 309 W. Martin St. downtown Raleigh, NC.

 

Two more of Jessie’s paintings, ‘Sip of Joy’ and ‘Safe’ will be in the Cary Gallery of Artists  Small Treasures exhibit March 27-April 19 in downtown Cary, NC.  Visit Jessie’s encaustic gallery on this site to preview these two works.  Update: Jessie’s painting ‘Safe’ won 1st Prize in this show!

 

Jessie’s painting ‘True Love’ has been selected by the Fine Arts League of Cary to be part of their 19th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.  Come visit the show held at The Page-Walker Arts & History Center in downtown Cary March 26-April 20.

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January/February 2014

Gentle Giants 12x6 encausticCome out for an opening reception January 31 from 7-10pm at The Carrack Modern Art in downtown Durham, NC.  Jessie is showing one of her beeswax tree paintings in this exhibit.  For a preview, check out her encaustic gallery and it is the piece entitled ‘Essence.’

In February Jessie’s encaustic paintings will be a part of two Raleigh, NC art events:

Jessie will hang a piece in the Visual Art Exchange’s Open Source Exhibit.  The First Friday opening night for this show is February 7 from 6-9pm at 309 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh.

Jessie will again this year donate two paintings to the Visual Art Exchange’s annual For The Love of Art Auction. This high-energy black-tie affair is the main fundraising event for the VAE and always makes for an exciting evening.  Come join the fun Saturday, February 1 from 6-11pm at the downtown Raleigh Marriott City Center.

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December 2013

Between Two Friends encaustic art by Jessie Benson, 6" x 6"Come see two of Jessie’s tree encaustics at the visual art exchange Holiday Show in downtown Raleigh.

Opening night First Friday, December 6 from 6-9pm at 309 W. Martin St.

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October/November/December 2013

Encaustic work Life UnstoppableCome see Jessie’s new works at Sip . . . A Wine Store in Cary, NC. This is an encaustic series that features spiritual-themed wax paintings. These pieces are an exploration of issues such as forgiveness and resilience.

Jessie will be at the Opening Night Friday, November 8 from 5-9pm. The wine store is having a wine and BBQ event. Sip is located at 1059 Darrington Dr, Cary.

The show will run through the end of the year.

10% of net proceeds are given to the Center for Human-Earth Restoration, a non-profit educational group in North Carolina focused on reconnecting adults and children with the natural world.

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January/Feb/March/April 2013

Jessie Benson is the featured artist at Cirq de Vol Studios in RaleighApril

Jessie will be the exhibiting artist for the month of April at Cirque de Vol Studios in downtown Raleigh. Come say hi and see Jessie’s work at the First Friday opening April 5 from 7pm-9pm at 300 W. Hargett St., Suite 40.

March

Jessie enjoyed being a part of the VAE‘s Open Source show where she exhibited a nude figure encaustic piece entitled “Violet Dreams.” Check out the piece in her Encaustic Gallery on this site.

February

Jessie donated two pieces to the VAE’s For The Love Of Art Auction. She enjoyed watching her large acrylic painting “My Heart’s Door Is Open” go to the highest bidder on the live auction block.

January

Jessie accepted an invitation to exhibit at Chambers Arts, a downtown Cary gallery. She showed a large figure drawing series as well as some 3ft by 4ft colorful Hawaiian landscapes.

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October/November/December 2012

Jessie and her artwork are now on facebook!  www.facebook.com/starfruitworks
She will be frequently posting information about her many creative endeavors including new works and shows.

Jessie has two pieces in the VAE’s Sale for the Season show. The opening is Friday, December 7 and the show will run through December 22. Visit the VAE at 309 W. Martin St in Raleigh, NC. This exhibit is a great opportunity to acquire smaller < $300 pieces for yourself or as a holiday gift.

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August/September 2012 Shows

Chambers Arts! “Beach!” Show

Two of her pieces, a gecko and a jellyfish, will be in the show that opens in association with Cary Lazy Daze and continues through September 19th. Ashworth Village, 200 South Academy Street, Suite 130, Cary NC, 27511

Tropical Reception Final Friday/Cary Art Loop August 31st, 6-9pm. Central Carolina Songwriters performance!

Visual Art Exchange N.E.W. (Never Exhibited Works) Show

Opening September 7th and runs until September 27th. Her sculpture “Unbroken” is on display in the Main Gallery.

artSPARK Gallery for SPARKcon 2012: September 7th – September 28th. See one of her fluidity series paintings called “World Celebration” in the artSPARK Gallery; both at VAE. 309 W. Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601

First Friday Reception: September 7th, 6-9pm The N.E.W. Show and artSPARK Gallery will feature some of the newest, most innovative works around!

10% of net proceeds are given to the Center for Human-Earth Restoration, a non-profit educational group in North Carolina focused on reconnecting adults and children with the natural world.

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July 2012 Shows

Jessie now has a few paintings on display at Loco Lu’s Cafe & Coffeehouse!
Oak Park Shopping Center, 5210 Hollyridge Dr, Raleigh

Stop by her booth at Raleigh’s First Friday art walk, August 3, 2012. Morning Times Market, Hargett St.

10% of net proceeds are given to the Center for Human-Earth Restoration, a non-profit educational group in North Carolina focused on reconnecting adults and children with the natural world.

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