SHEEP JONES

 "My paintings begin with layers. From my past work in watercolor and wax Ive held on to the opportunities that mixing transparent colors offers. Layers add extra interest, leaving swatches of colors in their wake. These are doorways for the imagination. I always am looking for the puzzle pieces to suggest a narrative. Disparate images finally come together and start to hint at some kind of sense. The thing is, all people have stories. Often, they will look at one of my paintings and recognize in it their own story, their own past, their own dreams.”    Sheep Jones 

SHEEP JONES grew up in Maine and studied art at the University of Southern Maine at Portland/Gorham. Sheep is a critically acclaimed painter who works in oil and wax and has exhibited her paintings in many solo and group shows and galleries along the East Coast and in Eastern Europe.

She splits her time between living in the Washington DC area and Belfast, Maine.

 


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Collections

  • University of Maryland University College, Art Collection, Adelphi, MD
  • Capital One, Richmond, VA
  • Dominion Resources, Richmond,VA
  • Dugan, Babij & Tolley, LLC, Baltimore, MD
  • Law Offices of Venable, LLP, Vienna VA
  • Markel Corporation, Richmond, VA

Exhibitions

2013

  • New Works, glave kocen gallery, Richmond,VA
  • 25th Anniversary Show, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore,MD,
  • New Paintings, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2012

  • Land/Sea/Air, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore MD,
  • The Big 5 Anniversary, glave kocen gallery, Richmond, VA
  • Solo Show, plan b, Washington, DC
  • The Great Outdoors, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore,MD

2011

  • Hidden Worlds (with Novi Trump), GRACE, Reston, VA
  • Painterly Brushwork, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore,MD
  • Queen Bee, glave kocen gallery, Richmond, VA
  • UMUC Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibit, University of Maryland University College, Baltimore, MD
  • The Sheep and Lamb Show, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2010

  • New Works by Sheep Jones, plan b, Washington, DC
  • Force of Nature, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Landscape, Still Life & Beyond, Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro, ME
  • The Long Hot Summer, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Inspired by Nature, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Expressive Brushwork, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2009

  • Artist / Gardener, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • Sheep + Buck, Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2008

  • New Works, plan b, Washington, DC
  • Shelters and Shadows, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington DC
  • Birds, High Street Gallery, Belfast ME
  • Paintings by Sheep Jones, Gallery g, The Rotunda, Baltimore, MD

2007

  • Collaboration, Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • Belfast—The Way Things Were,  High Street Gallery, Belfast, ME
  • Patterns,  Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • Sister Show,  Irving Gallery, Kennebunk, ME

2006

  • New Works, Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
  • Journeys from Home, plan b, Washington, DC

2005

  • Format, Pierce School Lofts, Washington, DC
  • Vibrant Color, Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • Artistic Images, Huntsville, AL

2004

  • Homework, The Last Unicorn, Waterville, ME
  • Habitant, Target Gallery, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
  • Journeys from Home
  • Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Zagreb, Croatia
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Bardejov, Slovakia
  • Kraków, Poland
  • Bydgoszcz, Poland

2003

  • Warsaw, Poland
  • The Studio, Middleburg, VA
  • Sheep Jones, Paddiwhack Gallery, High Springs, FL
  • SOOP du Jour, This Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA

2002

  • Erotic Earth, The Beveled Edge, Baltimore, MD
  • IN•SITE•S (Recent Works of 14 Painters), Ashley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • New Members, Studio Gallery, Washington DC
  • Call Any Vegetable, April-July 2002, Market Street Bar & Grill, Reston, VA
  • Watercolor Invitational: Artists Pushing Technique Exhibition, Marlboro Gallery, Largo, MD

2001

  • SOOP du Jour, Artemisia Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • Underground: Paintings By Sheep Jones, October 2001, Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2000

  • SOOPs Hot, 505 7th Street NW, Washington, DC
  • Six at Funks, Funks Coffee Spot, Baltimore, MD

1999

  • Watercolor on Alternative Surfaces, Gallery Lipsett, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Paper & Steel, The Gardens at Spring & Broad Streets, Portsmouth, NH
  • Sheep Jones/Marni Maree, The Manor House Gallery, Green Spring Garden Park, Annandale, VA

1998

  • SOOPs On: Art by the SOOP, 505 7th Street NW, Washington, DC
  • Art By the SOOP: Still Life, Figure, and Landscape, Wilson Center Gallery, Washington, DC

1997

  • Sheep Jones, Peppers, Washington, DC
  • Still Life & Figure, March-April 1997, Gallery Lipsett, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

1996

  • Works On Paper, Cyr/Gallo, Portsmouth, NH
  • Jones/Weinberger—Constructions & Works on Paper, Funks Coffee Spot, Baltimore, MD
  • A Touch of Art Galleries, Old Town, Alexandria, VA
  • 5 Views, International Gallery of Art, Washington DC

1990

  • The Summer Show, Cyr/Gallo, Portsmouth, NH

1979

  • Sheep/Cook—Paintings & Works on Paper, Crawford Gallery, Annapolis, MD

 

Illustration

2012

  • Cover Art: Canticle of the Night Path, Jennifer Atkinson, Anderson, South Carolina: Parlor Press 
  • Cover Art: Amazing Graces, Richard Peabody (ed.), Arlington VA: Paycock Press

2009

  • Cover Art: Gravity Dancers
  • Richard Peabody (ed.), Arlington VA: Paycock Press 

Artist of the Year, 2003

2003, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA: Lou Stovall, Judge

Awards

Award, Show: Judge

2005

  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Howie Lee Weiss 
  • Top Award, The Art League: Margaaret Boozer 
  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Margaret Boozer 
  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Howard Paine 

2004

  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Charlotte Robinson 
  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Clifford Chieffo 
  • Equal Merit, The Art League: Mark Leithauser March 

2003

  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Daniel Shay 
  • Honorable Mention, Target Gallery: Mark Leithauser 

2002

  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Sherry Trachtman 
  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Lenore Miller 
  • Honorable Mention, Target Gallery: Nora Pouillon 

2001

  • First Prize, Joanne Rose Gallery: Walter Kravitz 

2000

  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Joseph DiBella 
  • Equal Merit, The Art League: Barbara Marcus 
  • Honorable Mention, Potomac Valley Watercolor Society: Ross Merrill 

1999

  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Connie Ward Woolard 
  • Honorable Mention, Potomac Valley Watercolor Society: Barbara Ann Wolanin 
  • Honorable Mention, Potomac Valley Watercolor Society: Lillian Fitzgerald 
  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Nan Haid 
  • Honorable Mention, Patron Show, The Art League: Diane Tesler 

1998

  • Honorable Mention, Potomac Valley Watercolor Society: Walter Kravitz 
  • Equal Merit, The Art League: Leslie Exton 
  • Equal Merit, Baltimore Watercolor Society: Don Getz 
  • Honorable Mention, Patron Show, The Art League: Cora Rupp 

1997

  • Honorable Mention, Fairfax County Open Exhibition: Susan Fisher Sterling 
  • Honorable Mention, Fairfax Art League: Johana Halford Macleod 
  • 1st Prize, Springfield Art Guild: Jane Simanis 
  • Honorable Mention, Fairfax Art League: Ray Ewing 
  • Equal Award of Excellence, The Art League: Cora Rupp 

1996

  • Equal Merit, Springfield Art Guild: Sandra Tropper 
  • Honorable Mention, Potomac Valley Watercolor Society: Cora Rupp 

1995

  • Honorable Mention, Springfield Art Guild: Clifford Chieffo 
  • Honorable Mention, The Art League: Student Show

1994

  • Honorable Mention, Fairfax Art League: Ted Butts 

Juried Shows

  • A. Salon, Ltd, Washington, DC
  • The Art League, Alexandria, VA
  • Arts Council of Fairfax County, Fairfax, VA
  • Vienna Arts Society, Vienna, VA
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society, Baltimore, MD
  • League of Reston Artists, Reston, VA
  • Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC
  • Fairfax Art League, Fairfax, VA
  • Fairfax County Open Exhibition, Fairfax, VA
  • Rock Creek Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Springfield Art Guild, Springfield, VA
  • University of Maryland University College, Baltimore, MD
  • Small Works Exhibit: Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Watermarks 
  • Washington Art Associates & The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
  • The Antheneum, Alexandria, VA

Galleries

Juror

2010

  • Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC

2004

  • Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC

2003

  • Springfield Art League, River Farm, Alexandria, VA

2002

  • League of Reston Artists, Walker & Company, Reston, VA

1999

  • Organization of American States, Washington, DC
  • Robinson High School, Fairfax, VA 

Instructor

  • The Art League School, Alexandria, VA, 1994-2004
  • The Washington Glass School, Washington, DC, 2001-2003

Memberships

  • Torpedo Factory, Artist, Alexandria, VA
  • The Art League, Alexandria, VA
  • Hanging Chair
  • A. Salon, Ltd., Washington, DC, 1997-2000

Press

2013

  • Art World News, April 2013

2012

  • Style Weekly, September 2012, Richmond,VA
  • Richmond Times Dispatch, September 2012 Richmond,VA
  • Richmond Magazine, September 2012, Richmond, VA
  • Maine Home + Design:" Telling Stories with Style" January 2012

2010

  • Baltimore Sun Magazine 12, September 2010

2008

  • The Virginia Pilot 20, March 2008
  • Daily Press 6, March 2008

2006

  • The Washington Post Magazine: Making It 22, October 2006
  • The Gazette, Alexandria, VA 11-17, May 2006

2005

  • New American Paintings, May 2005

2004

  • Baltimore Sun 23, December 2004
  • The Washington Post 8, April 2004
  • Old Town Crier, Alexandria, VA, April 2004
  • Art & Antiques, April 2004
  • The Grapevine, Alexandria, VA, March 2004

2003

  • New Warsaw Express 28, November 2003

2002

  • Philadelphia Weekly 18, September 2002
  • Art & Antiques, December 2002
  • Baltimore Sun 29, December 2002

2001

  • Old Town Crier, Alexandria, VA, November 2001
  • The Washington Post 1, November 2001