2022 Featured Artist, Jennifer Cavan
Each year an artist is selected to prepare featured artwork that will represent the Brookside Art Annual. The 2022 features artist is returning artist Jennifer Cavan of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jennifer is a crowd favorite and was a 2021 Drawing & Pastel category award winner. Her oil pastels are bright, vibrant, and captivating. Although the 2022 artwork isn’t of a rural Missouri or Kansas skyline, the timeless night scene draws you into what many could easily envision as home.
“Relying on photographs, sketches, and memories of places I have found along the back roads of the American West, I use vibrant, saturated colors, bold compositions, and slightly altered perspectives to present, rather than represent, this special place. My “rose-colored glasses” interpret the scenes with heightened color. Mine is a contemporary depiction of an ageless place.”
After spending the early part of her adult life in the corporate world, Jennifer followed her love of art when New Mexico’s clarity of light, rich feeling of tradition, and strong sense of place pulled her “home.” She and her husband quit corporate jobs and moved to the mountains of northern New Mexico. “Shortly thereafter, I began working with oil pastels. Twenty years later, they are still my favorite medium. The buttery feel and the directness of applying the pigment without the go-between of a brush continue to fuel my love for these buttery crayon-like sticks.”
Visit Jennifer at Booth #52 near the intersection of 63rd Street and Brookside Boulevard to see her magnificent original works. Her work is also featured on the 2022 show poster, shirts and cards which are available to purchase at the merchandise booth nearby, or at the information Booth at 63rd and Brookside Plaza. Learn more about Jennifer and her work here.
2022 Art Annual Commemorative Items Feature Jennifer's Work
Visit the information booth near the corner of 63rd and Brookside Plaza (near Starbucks) or the merchandise booth near the intersection of 63rd and Brookside Blvd. Shirts, hats, posters, and note cards featuring Jennifer's artwork are available. Shirts are $20, hoodies are $40, hats are $20, note cards are $10, and posters are $5. Jennifer will be on site in booth #52 to sign 2022 Brookside Art Annual posters. Limited quantities of commemorative items from past shows will also be available including posters, cards and shirts. Quantities are limited so grab them while you can. Unless sold out, items are available during Art Annual hours:
Friday, April 29th, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, April 30th, 10am - 9pm
Sunday, May 1st, 11am - 5pm
For more information about the 2022 Brookside Art Annual, click here.