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Jane Baldridge
Wilmington, NC USA

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Website: janelawtonbaldridgestories.com
Stories by Jane Lawton Baldridge
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"The computer medium is the only new art medium to be discovered in half a century. I am glad I have continued to explore its possibilities. I like the paradox of a very modern format for historical reference material. If we can combine the new and the old successfully we can combine black and white, progress and heritage, reflection and breakthroughs."

~ Jane Lawton Baldridge


artwork
We all go through life collecting friends and anecdotes. If we are at all aware of our surroundings we absorb even more. My artwork is about the stories I have acquired over the last 40 years. It is about the people I have met and admired. The stories of my family are mostly made up from scraps of memorabilia they left behind.

We all have stories, rich family histories, struggles, romances and adventures. Some are harder to tell than others. I have many stories left to tell but while doing them I occasionally wish I was just contemplating space and color for abstract compositions instead of dealing with stories that sometimes break your stride if not your heart.

In creating her computer-generated, artistic visual "stories" Jane Lawton Baldrige uses collected materials as diverse as newspaper clippings, family relics, bits of lace and dead roses. She explores traditional collaging, computer collaging, Gicleé printing, Iris printing and different substrates for printing. Her resulting art is strikingly different from work that you will see from other artists.

Education

  • High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston TX
  • California Institue of the Arts, Valencia CA
  • The Alfred G. Glassel Museum School of Art, Houston TX
  • Community Arts Center, Wilmington NC

Teaching

Jane’s teaching experiences include: Computer Art - Hoggard High School 1999; Computer Art - Snipes Elementary School 1995, 1997; Computer Art - Montessori School, 1996; Arts in Education, 1996; Arts in Education - Sienna Heights Collge, 1988; Columbia Community Education, 1985 - present; Brooklyn Artists Association, 1985-88; Art Goes to School, 1987.

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Awards

Juror's Award - Piney Woods Festival, 1998
Best of Show - Piney Woods Festival, 1997
Honorable Mention - VAG Fall Art Exhibit, 1996
Juror's Award - Piney Woods Festival, 1996
Purchase Award - Piney Woods Festival, 1996
1st Place - VAG Fall Art Exhibit, 1995
Juror's Award - Piney Woods Festival, 1995
Blue Ribbon - Feast of Pirates Art Show, 1995
2nd Place - 10th Annual UCB spring Art Exhibit, 1995
Emerging Artist Grant - Computer Art Project, 1994-95
Purchase Award - Piney Woods Festival, 1993
Best of Show - Feast of Pirates Art Show, 1992
President's Award - California Institute of the Arts, 1978

Recent Shows and Exhibitions

  • Southeastern Juried Art Exhibitioon, St. John's Museum of Art, Wilmington NC 1999
  • WAACG Juried Art Show, The Art Museum,
    Myrtle Beach SC 1999
  • Stories, One Woman Show, The Gallery of WHQR, Wilmington NC, Invitational 1999
  • The Artists of Wilmington, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville NC, Juried 1999
  • International Juried Art Show, Period Gallery,
    Omaha NE 1998

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