Want to purchase your very own limited edition print from me? I have some super adorable prints of Bettie Page pieces I did available in limited edition on the official website of Bettie Page.
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Also, you can purchase prints of my work on BettiePage.com -
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Opening night for my exhibition, "Innocence Perceived" at Gallery Three was awesome! It was such a relief to finally see all the pieces I have been working on for so long all together. It was a whirl wind evening -with a massive turn out of people. It was the 7th Anniversary of The Shooting Gallery - and Justin Giarla, the owner and curator hosted a fantastic party to celebrate. The Shooting Gallery featured new paintings from an amazing bay area artist, Aaron Nagel. I am a huge fan of his work, and in particular his maticulous attention to detail and craftsmenship...beautiful!! Downstairs from my show, White Walls presented the work by Kevin Cyr and Jessica Hess.
I loved every minute of the opening, and especially catching up with all my SF friends. I'm so thankful for all the support I've received from all my friends and family! Both family and friends, and people who I've never met before loved my work, and purchased pieces! It makes me feel like all the heartache and struggle is worth it to know that people enjoy the work I create and have them hanging in their apartment or house somewhere.
Here are some of the photos I've gotten from friends and photographers:
Aren't my Burlesque lady friends cute! This photo, and some of the ones below were taken by Christine Ha - an awesome Photographer for SF Station.
My cutie boyfriend Jason and my good friend Jenny
Anthony always has the best facial expressions!
me in front of my wall text
Photo taken by Art Critic and Writer, Alan Bamberger - from his review on Art Business
My centerpiece - Innocence Perceived
Me and all my burlesque friends
what can I say...the camera loves us...he he
Me and Karen - thanks for taking photos Karen!
My favorite piece - portrait of burlesque legend - Lily St. Cyr
Jessica and Jason
My 'TINK' wall - with video installation piece
Here is one of the two peacock lamps I made - and they both sold - yay!Humble Pictures. Thanks Tanem!!!
I have to say special thanks to all my friends and family that have been so supportive, and have gone out of their way to help me with my ongoing 'art project' list. Thanks so much everyone!!!
To purchase work from me please call White Walls Gallery to see what I have available in their inventory -
835 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-7150
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I'm allowed to say that now my Saints won the super bowl! Eheee----Ahaah! That's cajun speak for - AWESOME!
Back to art chick mode...so...my show is so close now, and I am more excited than ever. I thought I would share my press release for the show:
Gallery Three Presents
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6th 2010, from 7-11pm
Gallery Three is proud to present Innocence Perceived - new works by artist Jessica ‘Tink’ Whiteside. This exhibition will feature new acrylic and mixed media paintings, sculptures, a video installation piece, and a few opening night surprises.
Innocence Perceived investigates a culture clash which began in America in the 1950's - revolving around American sexual identity, media influence on society, and a divide between traditional and progressive values. While mainstream media painted a picture of domesticated female roles and polite innocence, an alternative movement was gaining steam. The show peeks behind the veil of innocence perpetuated in mid-century advertising and propaganda.
About the artist: Jessica's vivid paintings and unique feminine style have put her in the spotlight in the Neo-Burlesque art scene. Over the past few years, her art has been exhibited in a growing number of solo and group shows on the West Coast. In addition she has curated several exhibitions, ran the San Francisco chapter of Dr. Sketchy's workshop, and made many appearances on stage as a bedazzled burlesque performer.
About Gallery Three: Gallery Three was founded in 2007 by Justin Giarla, as an experimental space to show upcoming artists. Already being the owner of two galleries in San Francisco, The Shooting Gallery and White Walls Gallery, Giarla opened Gallery Three with the intention of expanding on the genres of Urban and Outsider Art. Gallery Three is located upstairs at White Walls Gallery on Larkin Street, and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 12 noon – 7 pm.
835 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Hope to see you there!