|Biography from The Legacy Gallery:|
A lifelong artist, she received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree majoring in Life Drawing and Painting from Eastern Michigan University. A large portion of her career has been spent working in advertising, most recently at Leo Burnett Co. She began painting professionally in 1998 and considers it to be her transition from the "World of Advertising" back to the “World of Fine Art”.
"I have worked in a number of mediums and genres, but my most cherished is figurative. Learning to paint the human form in oil has been an amazing journey. No other medium is so well suited for capturing human emotion and giving inspiration. I will continue to focus on figurative painting; working to improve my technique so that I speak clearly, and simply capture moments of beauty, thought, and unity."
Jacquelyn admires and studies the dark, realistic and direct style of American artists, Joseph De Camp and Celia Beaux. As well as contemporary artist, Richard Schmid, Glenn Harrington, and Nancy Guzik. She has studied the paintings of the masters in museums, galleries and private collections; which is the primary influence of her unique style of representational art.
Recently, Jacquelyn received the 2010 Oil Painters Of American "Dorothey Driehaus Fellowship Award for her painting Reverie. She has won National FAV Awards from master painters Nancy Guzik, Jeremy Lipking and fine art critic Clint Watson.
"With superb drawing, edges and values, Jacquelyn creates a sensitivity that stops time.""What a joy, a powerful joy your creations give me!" - Nancy Guzik
Jacquelyn lives on the northern shores of Lake Michigan near Traverse City, with her husband, architect Mark Bischak and their daughter Tatiana. Her studio overlooks the orchards of the Joyfield Valley. Bischak's distinctive paintings are in numerous private collections and she has a ongoing list of Juried Exhibitions, Awards, Gallery and Museum Shows the most recent include:
Juried Exhibitions and Gallery Shows:
2010 Oil Painter's of America 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition April -- The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2010 - Traditional Artist Focus. March 4th -- The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2010 - International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition. February -- J. Willot Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2009 - Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition. December -- Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2009 - Holiday Small Works Show. December -- The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale
2009 - Michigan Portrait Invitational. September 12th - Oct. 3rd -- Sage Center Arts, Hillsdale, MI
2009 - Artist Introduction Exhibition. February 12th -- The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale
2008 - Holiday Small Works Show. December 18th -- The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale
2008 - 20th Anniversary Celebration. The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale - Jackson Hole
2008 - Oil Painters of American 17th National Juried. Exhibition of Traditional Oils" Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT
2007 - Oil Painters of American 16th National Juried. Exhibitions of Traditional Oil" Whistle Pik Gallery, Fredricksburg, TX
2010 "OPA Dororthy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship Award". 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition - Socttsdale, AZ.
2010 "Top 10" FineArtViews National Competition. Nancy Guzik, Juror - Sponsored by FASO - Austin, Texas
2010 - RayMar Fine Art's Competition "Finalist". Clint Watson, Juror -- Sponsored by RayMar Corporation, Phoenix, AZ
2009 - "Top 10" FineArtViews National Competition. Jeremy Lipking, Juror - Sponsored by FASO - Austin, Texas
2009 - "Finalist" Michigan Portrait Invitational. Carl Samson, Juror - Sponsored by Hillsdale College - Hillsdale, MI
2009 - "FAV 15" - FineArtViews National Competition. Josh Elliot, Juror - Austin, Texas
2006 - "Peoples Choice Award" Dennos Museum Juried Fine Art Exhibit. Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI
Oil Painters of American
International Guild of Realism
2010 September - WesternArt Collector - "Art of the New West"
2010 March - American Art Collector - "Traditional Artist Focus"
2009 February - American Art Collector - "Introductions"
2009 November - American Art Collector - "Great American Figurative Artist Exhibition"
2010 January - Southwest Art - "Emerging Artist"
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