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After many years as a fashion illustrator and sportswear designer, Jeri turned her love of graphic design towards advertising for a while. Having time to devote herself to painting again - and falling in love with the pastel medium - has led to a new and interesting “next act” as full time painter and teacher. ​


Feeling that "pastels are an immediate tool to express feelings" and the the perfect way to both "make the ordinary extraordinary" and tell stories in her paintings, Jeri works to constantly get a deeper understanding of this wonderful medium.


With her background in illustration, Jeri helps her students get a strong drawing foundation down behind their color work. Jeri loves painting still life, urban interiors, figures and fabrics, and the occasional landscape. Jeri is an official Unison Colour Associate Artist.


Recently relocated, Jeri teaches weekly classes at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington NC, and does demos and workshops around the country, as well as jurying pastel exhibits. She is represented by Art in Bloom Gallery, Wilmington, NC.


International Association of Pastel Societies, Master Circle
Pastel Society of America, Signature Member
Pastel Society of New Jersey, 1st Ever Distinguished Pastelist
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Signature Member
Pastel Society of Connecticut, Signature Member
Pastel Society of New Hampshire
Salmagundi Club in New York, Member
Degas Pastel Society 
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
Member of Distinction,  American Women Artists (AWA)
American Artist Professional League (AAPL)


2022 Women to Watch Finalist, Wilma Magazine 

2022 Pastel Society of Cape Cod Annual Juried Exhibition, For Pastels Only

2022 3rd Place, Maryland Pastel Society, Shades of Pastel Juried Show

2022 Honorable Mention, Dakota Pastels, 3rd Annual Soft Pastel Competition

2021 2nd Place PPSCC Annual Member Show

2021 2nd Place Piedmont Pastel Society Show

2021 TD Bank Award, Societe de Pastel de l'Est du Canada (PSEC), Les Pastellistes Show

2021 Holbein Award, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Online National Exhibition

2020 Special Merit Light Space and Time "All Women" Art Exhibition
2019 2nd Place and Honorable Mention PPSCC Online Exhibition
2019 3rd Place Founders Award PSWC Juried Exhibit
2019 Terry Ludwig Award, FPO Pastel Painters of Cape Cod Juried Show
2019 Terry Ludwig Award PSC Online Juried Show CHROMA
2019 First Place in Pastels, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Show
2018 CT Pastel Society Founders Award
2018 Nation Arts Award Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Juried Show
2018 First Place, PPSCC Online Show
2018 3rd Place Small Works Show Shirt Factory Gallery
2017 Honorable Mention IAPS Convention
2017 Best in Show PSNJ Signature Show
2017 Best in Show Gaelen Gallery Annual Juried Show
2016 Pastel Journal Magazine Silver Medal Winner
2016 Pastel Journal Magazine Honorable Mention
2016 Best in Show MSHAC Annual Juried Show
2016 Degas Society Biennial Exhibition Purchase Award
2016 Best in Show - Gaelen Annual juried Art Show
2016 Finalist – Jack Richeson Small Works Show
2016 Finalist – Jack Richeson Figurative Show
2016 Salmagundi Club Landscape Award Show
2016 Merit Award - PSNJ


2022 Art in Bloom Gallery, Intimate Interiors

2021 WAA Spring Art Show & Sale
2020 PSWC Members Only Online Show
2020 WAA Spring Art Show & Sale
2020 Art in Bloom Gallery
2020 Water + Color Gallery
2019 IAPS Juried Show
2019 PSA Enduring Brilliance Annual Exhibition
2019 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Show
2019 Adirondacks National Show
2019 Salmagundi Purely Pastels
2018 American Impressionist Society Juried Show, Cincinnati OH
2018 IAPS Juried Show, Tacoma, WA
2018 Juxtapose Gallery, Westfield, NJ
2018 Gaelen Gallery, Livingston NJ
2018 Landscape Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY
2018 Signature Member Show, PSNJ
2018 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Juried Show, NY, NY
2018 Pastel Society of North Carolina Juried Show, Greensboro, NC

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