STATEMENT
I use my brush to draw attention to social issues, examining topics like racism, borders, refugees, migration, and displacement. I am fascinated with the role of hope in the human condition and my work considers those who move along uncertain paths toward unknowable futures.

EDUCATION
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, B.F.A. Painting, Minor: Art History, Fiber; 1986
University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan: Arabic Language Study. 2002
Workshop, Jalal Luqman, Jalal’s Art Trip, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Collex Art Exhibition, Migrations, CollexArt, Invitational Inaugural Launch, CollexArt.com

2018 Public Art Project, Art Decko, Parking Deck, Level 6, College Ave, Athens GA

2017 Solo Exhibition, Flight Path, Oconee Art Gallery, University of North Georgia, Watkinsville, GA. 

2017 Reciprocal III, Oconee Campus Gallery, University of North Georgia, Watkinsville, GA. Juror: Malia Krolak, Director, School of Art Galleries, Louisiana State University

2016 41st Juried Exhibition, Lydon House Arts Center, Athens, GA. Special guest juror Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery 

2013  Urban Trek Juried Exhibition, Mattar Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2013  Urban Trek Juried Exhibition, Ghaf Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013 Urban Trek Juried Exhibition,  Al Qatar Art Center, Al Ain, UAE

2013 Solo Exhibition, Villa Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2003  Group Exhibition, Amman, Jordan


AWARDS

Purchase Award, CollexArt, “In Honor, Hope Series No. 16”, 2019

Purchase Award, CollexArt, “Long They Wait, Hope Series No. 17”, 2019

Best of Show & winner solo exhibitionReciprocal III, Oconee Gallery, University of North Georgia, Watkinsville, GA, 2017

Purchase Award, 41st Juried Exhibition, Lydon House Arts Center, Athens, GA, 2016

GRANTS

Public Affairs Artist Liaison, US Embassy, Bahrain, Art in Embassies Program, 2011

Public Affairs Artist Liaison, US Embassy, Bahrain, Art in Embassies Program, 2010

Artist Liaison, Picturing America, NEH National Endowment for Humanities; Public Affairs, US Embassy; and Ministry of Information and Culture, Bahrain, 2009 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Whatley, Jeanne. “Dr. Eyad AL Masri Bringing the Past into the Present - Innovative Art.” Kuwait Review: Literature, Culture & the Arts, Vol Spring, 2006, pp. 21-22. Journal

PUBLICATIONS

“Urban Trek,” Khaleej Times, Mar 9, 2013, p.10. Newspaper

“Urban Muse,” The National, Feb 1, 2013, pp. W1, W7. Newspaper

“An Artist with Big Ideas: Jeanne Whatley,” Bahrain Confidential, Feb ’09, pp. 24-26. Magazine


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008-2009 Private art instructor-oil painting, Fairfax, VA

2006-2007 Forestville Elementary School, Great Falls, VA. Volunteer art instructor

2003-2004 American Community School, Amman, Jordan. Extra-curricular drawing instructor


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Founder/Owner, Caravan Galleries: online and pop up art gallery since 2004 to 2017.  Featuring a unique and diverse mix of art and cultures, the gallery's mission has been to create a greater awareness and deepen the understanding of art and artists from the Middle Eastern regions.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2018-Present  President, Athens Area Arts Council, Athens GA

2017-2108   Secretary, Athens Area Arts Council, Athens, GA




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STATEMENT
I use my brush to draw attention to social issues, examining topics like racism, borders, refugees, migration, and displacement. I am fascinated with the role of hope in the human condition and my work considers those who move along uncertain paths toward unknowable futures.

EDUCATION
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, B.F.A. Painting, Minor: Art History, Fiber; 1986
University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan: Arabic Language Study. 2002
Workshop, Jalal Luqman, Jalal’s Art Trip, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 Collex Art Exhibition, Migrations, CollexArt, Invitational Inaugural Launch, CollexArt.com

2018 Public Art Project, Art Decko, Parking Deck, Level 6, College Ave, Athens GA

2017 Solo Exhibition, Flight Path, Oconee Art Gallery, University of North Georgia, Watkinsville, GA. 

2017 Reciprocal III, Oconee Campus Gallery, University of North Georgia, Watkinsville, GA. Juror: Malia Krolak, Director, School of Art Galleries, Louisiana State University

2016 41st Juried Exhibition, Lydon House Arts Center, Athens, GA. Special guest juror Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery 

2013  Urban Trek Juried Exhibition, Mattar Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2013  Urban Trek Juried Exhibition, Ghaf Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013 Urban Trek Juried Exhibition,  Al Qatar Art Center, Al Ain, UAE

2013 Solo Exhibition, Villa Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2003  Group Exhibition, Amman, Jordan


AWARDS

Purchase Award, CollexArt, “In Honor, Hope Series No. 16”, 2019

Purchase Award, CollexArt, “Long They Wait, Hope Series No. 17”, 2019

Best of Show & winner solo exhibitionReciprocal III, Oconee Gallery, University of North Georgia, Watkinsville, GA, 2017

Purchase Award, 41st Juried Exhibition, Lydon House Arts Center, Athens, GA, 2016

GRANTS

Public Affairs Artist Liaison, US Embassy, Bahrain, Art in Embassies Program, 2011

Public Affairs Artist Liaison, US Embassy, Bahrain, Art in Embassies Program, 2010

Artist Liaison, Picturing America, NEH National Endowment for Humanities; Public Affairs, US Embassy; and Ministry of Information and Culture, Bahrain, 2009 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Whatley, Jeanne. “Dr. Eyad AL Masri Bringing the Past into the Present - Innovative Art.” Kuwait Review: Literature, Culture & the Arts, Vol Spring, 2006, pp. 21-22. Journal

PUBLICATIONS

“Urban Trek,” Khaleej Times, Mar 9, 2013, p.10. Newspaper

“Urban Muse,” The National, Feb 1, 2013, pp. W1, W7. Newspaper

“An Artist with Big Ideas: Jeanne Whatley,” Bahrain Confidential, Feb ’09, pp. 24-26. Magazine


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008-2009 Private art instructor-oil painting, Fairfax, VA

2006-2007 Forestville Elementary School, Great Falls, VA. Volunteer art instructor

2003-2004 American Community School, Amman, Jordan. Extra-curricular drawing instructor


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Founder/Owner, Caravan Galleries: online and pop up art gallery since 2004 to 2017.  Featuring a unique and diverse mix of art and cultures, the gallery's mission has been to create a greater awareness and deepen the understanding of art and artists from the Middle Eastern regions.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2018-Present  President, Athens Area Arts Council, Athens GA

2017-2108   Secretary, Athens Area Arts Council, Athens, GA




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