Jacque Forsher

: Visual Artist, Painter, Mixed Media, Curator, Juror

Artist Overview

I am a visual artist who enjoys the process of painting and creating with mixed media. My artwork has been featured in local and regional exhibit venues - invitational and jurored, as well as several print publications. As one of the founding members of the Slant Artist Collective, I believe strongly in the positive impact that art has in creating community, and I greatly enjoy the process of sharing opportunities and collaborating with others.  I am a resident artist at The Mix - an inspiring creative hub in east Dallas.  On my creative path I have been most fortunate to have also gained experience as a curator, juror, exhibit planner and art installer. My technical experience includes graphic design, illustration, and communications marketing.

Special Pandemic Services

During this time of Pandemic, I am prepared to host in person creative workshops limited to 4 participants.
I am also available for assistance with preparing/planning, curating, or being juror for virtual exhibit opportunities.

Artist Bio & Experience

Born and raised in small town Kansas, Jacque Forsher earned her BFA in 1983 from Pittsburg State University, in Pittsburg, Kansas. Since moving to Texas in ‘88, Forsher’s work continues to be greatly inspired by the diverse culture found in the DFW metroplex. After participating in several Iconography workshops, her fascination with sacred art was further influenced, and is often reflected in her current work, which is an exploration where her modern style and contemporary representation find an interesting harmony with the more formal symbolism and technique of traditional iconography. Forsher has participated as an artist and curator in both local and national juried and invitational exhibitions, some of which include

• Sketchbook Exhibit Project, Museum of Contemporary ArtWashington, DC
• Frida Kahlo Exhibit, Picture This Gallery, Long Beach, CA
• What Dreams May Come, John H. Milde Gallery, Dallas, TX (curator)
• La Flor de la Vida, BHCC, Dallas, TX (co-curator)
• This is What I Think, BHCC, Dallas, TX (co-curator)
• Latino Cultural Center’s Hecho in DallasDallas, TX
• Bath House Cultural Center’s Dia de Los MuertosDallas, TX
• Bath House Cultural Center’s El CorazonDallas TX

Published artworks/illustrations include

• Cover art for Hansel & Gretel Get the Word on the Street  (Al Ortolani, 2019 Rattle Foundation)
• Cover art for Paper Birds Don’t Fly (Al Ortolani, 2016 New York Quarterly)
• Cover art for Waving Mustard In Surrender (Al Ortolani, 2015 New York Quarterly)
• Illustrator/Art Editor for Little Balkan’s Review, Issue 3 (2014)
• Illustration for Wren’s House (Al Ortolani, 2013 Coal City Press, Lawrence, KS)

As one of the founders of the Slant Artist Collective (slantx.weebly.com), Forsher enjoys the collaborative inspiration that being around other artists brings.
In addition to being a resident artist at The Mix
(Dallas, TX), she is also a member of the Visual Arts League of Allen (Allen, TX)

Artistic Services I can provide

Creative workshops, collaborative art experiences, curatorial and juror assistance, exhibit coordination, illustration, marketing assistance.

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