Exhibitions

2015


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Icy Grip
March
The icy grip of winter has not taken hold at Jessie Edwards Studio. There are no frozen waves and frosted surf in the seascapes of Gerard Blouin, Marilyn Bogdanffy Heidi Palmer, Elizabeth Pannell, and Fred Poisson. Offering a respite to the cold winter days, the light and motion of these paintings keep us warm.

 

Icon_MemorialDay_2015Annual Memorial Weekend Open House
May 23, 24, 25
Join us for the start of the summer 2015 season. We will be featuring new work by Gerard Blouin, Helen Frank, William Skardon, Kate Knapp, Heidi Palmer, Daniel Pollera, Whitney Knapp, William Sommerfeld and many other artists. Enjoy light refreshment throughout the weekend and an exciting array of work new to the gallery.

 

Taste of Block Island
May 29, 30, 31
The 7th annual Summer Taste of Block Island will showcase many different events and activities including refreshments served in the gallery throughout the weekend and offering 15% off selected items including all in stock reproductions (framed and unframed ) by Jessie Edwards.  Be sure to register at the Block Island Chamber office and check out online.

 

Jewelry Trunk Show
May 31, 10-12pm
Join us for our first trunk show at Jessie Edwards Gallery!  We’ve hand selected our favorite pieces from collections including Alice Roche, Giles & Brother,  Anais Joyas, and Meyelo for a Sunday shopping event sure to breathe new life into your jewelry box.   Complimentary mimosas and accessorizing advice available.

 

Icon_4x3_2015Four by 3
June 25th – July 7th
Opening Reception June 27th, 5-7pm
Showcasing the work of three inspired artists, each with four new paintings. Participating artists are Heidi Palmer and Stephan Haley, along with new to the gallery artist Cynthia Guild. The three very different styles will make for a very exciting presentation that shouldn’t be missed.

Icon_WKnapp_2015Whitney Knapp ~ Works on Paper
July 10th- July 22nd
Opening Reception July 11th, 5-7pm
Presenting a collection of charcoal and pastel drawings alongside vivid oil on paper, Whitney’s newest work captures the magical  beauty  of Block Island’s landscapes,buildings and seascapes.

 

Icon_Blouin_2015Gerard Blouin ~ Prevailing Landscapes • Distant Geology 
July 24th  - August 5th
Opening Reception July 25th, 5-7pm
“Painting is much more than mundane details or slick technique; it begs for poetry and a thread of history.”  Blouin’s thoughts on painting are beautifully shown in a collection of his new work.

 

Icon_Knapp_2015Kate Knapp ~ Selected Paintings 2015
August  7th – August 19th
Opening Reception August 8th, 5-7pm
Kate Knapp’s recent work exudes the feel of a carefree Block Island day.  Gazing at her paintings, you can just smell the salty air and feel the sand in your toes.

 

Bogdanffy_2015Marilyn Bogdanffy ~ Recent Work
August  21st- September 2nd
Opening Reception August 22nd  5-7pm
Local artist Marilyn Bogdanffy debuts new work inspired by the people, seasons, and daily life on the island she calls home.

 


Annual Group Exhibit ~ Inspired Images

September 4th – 5th
As the days get shorter and summer draws to a close we hope you’ll join us for refreshments and our annual group exhibit September 4th and 5th.

Taste of Block Island
September 25, 26, 27th
The 7th annual Summer Taste of Block Island will showcase many different events  and activities including refreshments served in the gallery throughout the weekend and offering 15% off selected items including all in stock reproductions (framed and unframed ) by Jessie Edwards.  Be sure to register at the Block Island Chamber office and check out online.

 

2014

Icon_Wintry-Mix_2014Wintry Mix
February
A wintry mix of works in watercolor by Fred Poisson; oil by Peter Gish, Kate Knapp, and Gerard Blouin; and charcoal and pastel by Whitney Knapp.

 

 

Icon_MemorialDay_2014Memorial Weekend
May 24 & 25th
Join us for the start of the summer 2014 season. We will be featuring new work by Sandra Swan, C. Sperry Andrews, Heidi Palmer, Kate Knapp, Gerard Blouin, Gillian Stevens, Daniel Pollera, Helen Frank, and many other artists. Enjoy light refreshment throughout the weekend and  an exciting array of work new to the gallery.

 

Taste of Block Island
May 30th 31st, and June 1st
This is the fifth annual Taste of Block Island weekend  with many Island businesses participating including Jessie Edwards Studio. On exhibit and display will be new pre season offerings as well as light refreshment for the public and discounted pricing on some of our fine artists’ reproductions. Sign up for this event with the Block Island Chamber of Commerce.

 

Icon_Poisson_2014Fred Poisson ~ Country Work
June 26th-July 9th
Opening reception June 28th from 5 – 7pm
After a successful exhibit in China earlier this year, Poisson has returned to show his evocative watercolor work of his adopted island home.

 

Icon_WKnapp_2014Whitney Knapp ~ Block Islandscapes
July 17th-30th
Opening reception July 19th from 5 – 7pm
Whitney Knapp dances back and forth masterfully  between her pastel with charcoal drawings as well as her vividly textured oil paintings in  this season’s  stunning new work.

 

Icon_Knapp_2014Kate Knapp ~ Watercolor and Oil Paintings 2014
July 31st – August 13th
Opening reception August 2nd from 5 – 7pm
Kate Knapp ‘s latest work depicts island images with her use of long ribbons of intense color and jagged, spiky strokes making us see Block Island in a new and exciting way.

 

Icon_Gish_2014Peter Michael Gish ~ New Work 2014
August 14th through September 3rd
Opening Reception August 16th, 5 – 7pm
Gish’s newest work is alive with the power of nature in its many forms, expressing what he calls “the shock of seeing” – the frisson of heightened awareness and passing that on to the viewer.  Through his deft brushwork and eye for color, light, shadow, and texture, he does just that.  A must see exhibit.

 

Icon_Lingering-Light_2014Group Exhibit ~ Lingering Light
August 30th & 31st
Join us as we  have our final exhibit of the  summer season with a nod towards the changing light.

 

 

Art of AutumnAn Array of New Art for Autumn
The summer season at the Jessie Edwards Studio may have ended, but the gallery is still full of life with new works by gallery artists.

 

 

 

2013

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Memorial Day Weekend
May 24, 25th, 26th
Featuring new work by Heidi Palmer, Kate Knapp, Gerard Blouin, Gillian Stevens, Tjasa Owen, Daniel Pollera and other artists. Enjoy light refreshment throughout the weekend and  an exciting array of work new to the gallery.

 

Icon_Poisson_2013Lucent Water ~ Recent Paintings by Fred Poisson 
June 27th-July 10th
Opening reception June 29th from 5 – 7pm
This is our first time exhibit of emerging artist Poisson’s work and should not be missed.

 

C. Sperry Andrews III (1917 – 2005) ~ Remembering Times Past
July 12th-18th
Opening reception July 13th from 5 – 7pm
This is our second exhibit of Sperry Andrews work and promises to engage the viewer in Block Island landscapes from the past.

 

Icon_W_Knapp_2013Whitney Knapp ~ New Work
July 19th-31st
Opening reception July  20th from 5 – 7pm
Knapp continues to explore her pastel and charcoal drawings and textured oil paintings and now has also taken on the new medium of gouache very successfully.

 

Icon_Knapp_2013Kate Knapp ~ Studies in Light
August 1st-15th
Opening reception August 3rd from 5 – 7pm
The work of Kate Knapp is a burst of color, light, and positive energy.  She offers her new studies in both oil on canvas and watercolor.

 

Icon_Skardon_2013Selected Drawings and Paintings ~ William Skardon Revisited
August 16th-29th
Opening reception August 17th from 5 – 7pm
Cityscapes, landscapes, sports vignettes, and figurative paintings make up the rare works of this gifted artist.

 


Icon_LaborDay_2013Waves and Water ~ Group Exhibition

August 30th – September 14th

 

 

 

Icon_Thanksgiving_2013Thanksgiving Weekend Exhibit and Sale
November 22, 23, and 24th
The gallery will be open this weekend along with many other island businesses.  Come out for the day or the weekend. More information about the weekend is available at the Block Island Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

 

2012


Thanksgiving Weekend Exhibit and Sale
November 23, 24, and 25th
The gallery will be open this weekend along with many other island boutiques and restaurants offering some amazing specials. Come out for the day or the weekend.  More information about the weekend is available at the Block Island Chamber of Commerce.

 

Columbus Day Open House
October 6th through 8th
To celebrate the transition from the summer to the autumn season we will be serving refreshments and offering beautiful art and unique gifts.
See work by Blouin, Gish, Knapp, Lang, Sommerfeld, Swan and many more.
Please stop by and join the festivities!

 

Peter M. Gish ~ New Work 2012
August 17th through September 16th
Opening Reception August 18th, 5 – 7pm
Painted over the past two years, these works reflect Gish’s fascination with light, color, texture, and form. They also show the infinite variety Gish perceives in some of his favorite subjects.

 

Recent Paintings by Kate Knapp
August 3rd through August 15th
Opening Reception August 4th, 5 – 7pm
These are my little epiphanies,” says Kate Knapp about the 20 works in oil on canvas in her new exhibit.  These small scenes were done quickly to capture an emotional response to an elusive moment. They are full of the texture and energetic brush stokes, dabs, swirls, and subtle layers of color that define Knapp’s art.


Block Island Landscapes ~ Whitney Knapp

July 20th through August 1st
Opening Reception July 21st, 5 – 7pm
New works in oil on canvas and in charcoal and pastel on paper.  Whitney Knapp’s pieces are meditations and celebrations of the natural world, from the tranquility of a field washed in sunlight to a dark, precipitous path to the sea, and to the turbulence of a roiling surf and crashing waves.

 

Helen Frank ~ Master Printmaker
June 23rd through July 1st
This remarkable American artist resides in northern New Jersey. Her artwork reflects her everyday observations. Frank’s images encompass her extensive travels as well as life at home and on Block Island with her family. A MUST SEE exhibition!

 


Taste of Block Island

June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
This is the fourth annual weekend event with many Island businesses participating including Jessie Edwards Studio. On exhibit and display will be new pre season offerings as well as light refreshment for the public and a special raffle drawing for all Taste Of Block Island participants. Sign up for this event.

 


Memorial Day Weekend

May 25th 26th, 27th, and 28th
Featuring New work by Gerard Blouin, Whitney Knapp, Kate Knapp, Heidi Palmer, and Tjasa Owen. Enjoy light refreshment throughout the weekend and enjoy an exciting array of work new to the gallery.