Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Blog

It's not Heavy Metal

August 19th, 2016

When Chris Beck hauls his trailer to town, we know the gallery is going to be full of metal...old, rusty, crusty metal. Lots of it. When he unloads the trailer, all the goods are wrapped in packing blankets. And then, the surprise happens....his rusty metal is painted in beautiful, soft pastels. The transformation from old and rusty to soft and light happens under the rubber mallett that Chris swings countless times in his workshop. The application of many layers of paint give each piece a patina that looks both aged and loved. Like your favorite pair of jeans. Yes, we love it when Chris comes to town with his not so heavy metal!

The show is up August 20 - September 25.  

Feelin the Love

August 6th, 2016

What a splendid celebration we had on Saturday afternoon! The magazine release party was the perfect reason to throw a party and invite guests to join us in looking back over the many chapters of Jeanine's amazing life and career journey. We thank all of our devoted friends and folk art fans for your support over the years. We wouldn't be here if not for you! 

National Media Buzz for Jeanine in "Where Women Create"

July 14th, 2016

We're thrilled to share the news: Jeanine will be featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Where Women Create! Her journey from Fortune 500 sales rep to visionary gallery owner is covered by Jen O'Connor in her column "The Business of the Studio". You'll get a behind the scenes peak at Jeanine's command center office in the loft and also discover how a trip to Newfoundland sparked her 20 year journey.

Please join us for a Release Party on August 6 from 1 - 3pm. We'll have a champagne toast, some refreshments, and magazines available for purchase.

We thank all of our devoted collectors and folk art fans - we wouldn't be here without your support and your continuing patronage!

Happy Birthday Ruby!

June 25th, 2016

Ruby C. Williams is a treasure! We celebrate her birthday in the month of June and are so pleased that she will visit the gallery on Sunday the 26th from 2-4pm for a joyful celebration.  No cake and candles for Ruby,as she prefers collards and cornbread! If you would like to stop by and give her a birthday wish, please do. If you would like to send some well wishes from afar, just jot a note and send it to the gallery via email at info@jtfolkart.com.

Now Serving Gumbo

June 16th, 2016

Sizzling summer days are upon us, and all we can think to do to combat them is to throw a party! We're donning white linen and serving up gumbo, both are New Orleans traditions. The colorful mix of art in our summer show is sure to have you smiling. If you can't join us in person, please have a look at these three artists who deliver a Cajun punch through their artwork: Pat Juneau, Lorraine Gendron, and Lois Simbach.

Keep cool any way you can!