Art with Cause



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About Me

I am an Artist.


I am…

An inspired Mixed Medium Artist working in the realms of commission and personal art.  Strongly influenced by post modernism and the science of color theory.  Works range from photo realistic to abstract in the categories of paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, fiber arts & crochet, art dolls and other small sculptures. Works only shown by request or in juried shows.


A highly motivated Legal Assistant, with strong office/business management skills. Assisting two lawyers in matters relating to Family Court, Matrimonial Court, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Traffic Tickets, Contracts/Business LLC and more.


An efficiency driven Supply Chain Professional in human services/not for profits, with exceptional organizational skills and consistently exceeds customer and departmental goals and objectives, resulting in cost savings.


A creative social media experimenter.  Blogging about my art work and life hoping to inspire others to live a creative life. Managing my person facebook account as well as “Artist WithCause” and a fan page called “Jessica J Murray; Artist Page” in order to further share my art, life and my personal mission or “cause”, to inspire and motive other to be creative. 


A passionate and giving mother and person. Dedicating much of my time to my child’s growth and development through love and support.  I also participate in booster clubs associated with my child's events. And I also dedicating much of my time to the community through donations of art work to various charities, crochet hats and scarves for the homeless shelter, and small blankets for animal rescues.


Other Activities

I teach beginner and intermediate painting classes at a local Michael's Store. I am certified as a painting instructor through Grumbacher Paints and Charpak. See store for class schedule and assistance with purchasing the needed supplies and signing up for the classes.


I am a Trustee on the board for the Creative Connections Art Center, locally. I have been working on this process since conception; first sitting on the steering committee then on the executive committee. I have a strong desire to see a successful arts center to connect all the amazing talent in this area.
I am the President and Co-Founder of the Mohawk Valley Creative Alliance, an organization open to creative people, supporters of the arts, and those with the shared vision, which is to have an Art Center in Amsterdam that can provide a venue for showing art, a means to unite the various local art communities and organizations, and to have a means to make art accessible to everyone through educational classes.

I was asked to make a statement for the Munson William Proctor Art Institute's Blog for their Time for Tots Story Hour featured title: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.


I have taught small community art classes for adults, tutored art students in drawing and oil paint techniques and host a monthly “creative hens session” where local women gather and I help them with the craft projects they are working on.

 I have had multiple works in multiple juried art shows and have won multiple awards, (including the FMCC Student Show, the Parson’s School of Design Student Show, the Central Adirondack Art Show, the Cooperstown Art Association’s Regional Art Show, and many more).


Many of my pieces are for sale - email me to inquire about purchasing an original. Prints are for sale at my Fine Arts America link on the right of your screen.


Education

I have a degree in Fine Arts.  I studied early admissions at a local college, Fulton Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, New York.  I also studied at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica, New York and Parson School of Design in New York, New York. During my time in college, I participated in planning, coordinating, and facilitating student art shows as well as small community shows.  I have also been the juror for a couple shows.




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