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JAKKI KOUFFMAN

NEWSLETTER  2017-18

(Updated - 4/30/18)
    
 

Recently transplanted from Santa Fe's painting, exhibiting and teaching scene, Jakki Kouffman is now living in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is presently exhibiting her paintings at Woodfield Fine Art in St. Petersburg. She recently participated in exhibitions at the Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin and the Suntan Art Center in St. Pete Beach.

Summer 2018

This summer, Jakki Kouffman will show a recent acrylic painting from her Floater series at the 100th Annual Members Show, which takes place at the Morean Arts Center719 Central Ave., St, Petersburg, Florida, July 13 - September 27.

Spring 2018

Internationally-known acrylic artist Mark Mahaffey awarded Jakki Kouffman's painting the Best in Show Award at the 2018 Spring Juried Exhibition, held at the Suntan Art Center, in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The 36" x 24" piece, Chiles Aloft at Day's End, was recently purchased by a private collector in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kouffman is showing a piece from her Floaters Series at the Member/Student/Faculty Show at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, through May 6.

Winter 2018

 

Jakki Kouffman taught a 6-week courses in acrylic painting, as well as a two-day workshop, at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center during the Winter I term.

Jakki exhibited a three-part figure drawing at the Drawing Artists Together show at the Morean Arts Center, 709 Central Ave in St. Petersburg. This show commemorated the 40-year commitment by the Morean to their Saturday figure drawing sessions, which Jakki has attended regularly since her arrival in St. Pete in the spring of 2017.


Fall 2017

On November 9th, Kouffman presented an art talk at the Dunedin Fine Art Center's Coffee & Conversation series. The lecture recounted the story of her transition from doing stone sculpture and bronze for a year in Pietrasanta - on a grant from her alma mater, Brandeis University - to working in acrylic, pastel and mixed media today. 

 

On November 10 & 11, Jakki taught an acrylic workshop called Acrylic, Meet Your Future Better Half. This course explored how combining color with liquid mediums, solid gels and opaque pastes helps to magnify sheen, transparency, texture and chromatic brilliance in acrylic painting.

 

On Saturday, December 2, she participated in DFAC’s annual Demo Day event. Faculty members in every medium and genre set up their easels and workstations to answer questions from prospective students about upcoming winter term classes. Lots of fun meeting all these prospective students!

 
Current Exhibitions & Galleries

Morean Arts Center -
719 Central Ave., St, Petersburg, FL    
Annual Members Show

Woodfield Fine Art, 2253 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
Gallery Artists - Ongoing Exhibition

Recent Shows

Suntan Art Center,
3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL
2018 Spring Juried Exhibition,
through April 5, 2018

Dunedin Fine Art Center,
1143 Michigan Ave, Dunedin, FL
M/S/F Show (Member, Student, Faculty), through May 6, 2018

Morean Arts Center,
719 Central Ave., St, Petersburg, FL     
     Drawing Artists Together,
January 13 - February 23, 2018

Morean Arts Center,
719 Central Ave., St, Petersburg, FL
     2017 Holiday Show
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November 11 - December 29, 2017                                                                                              

Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 1143 Michigan Ave, Dunedin, FL
     Glad Tidings (holiday show), November 4 - December 22, 2017

Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts, 251 Main Street SE, Los Lunas, New Mexico
      Pastel Society of New Mexico - Signature Show 2017, October 7 - November 7, 2017

Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico
      Plein Air Painters of New Mexico 9th National Juried Members Show, November 3 - 26, 2017

Dunedin Fine Arts Center
, 1143 Michigan Ave, Dunedin, Florida
     On 
Your Mark (juried show), September 22 - October 15, 2017 (I won 1st Place!)

Morean Arts Center,
 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
     99th Annual Members Show, July 8 - August 18, 2017                                                                                                          

Woodfield Fine Art, 2253 Central Ave, St. Petersburg
      Gallery Artist (2017-2018)