Let It Be A Blueish Bird by June Jacobs
Bio: June was born on July 16, 1952 in Vanguard, Saskatchewan. For more than thirty years she has owned and operated The Hand Wave Gallery in Meacham, Saskatchewan where her focus is the promotion of quality handmade works of art by innovative and creative artists and craftspeople who continue to challenge themselves in their work. It has also provided many artists with their first opportunity to exhibit their work professionally. These exhibitions also provided June with the opportunity to present artists' work in an innovative manner utilising her curatorial skills for the artist’s benefit as well as the viewing public.
Her Own artist studio practice allows her to hone her skills, challenge herself with exhibition of her work in international, national and provincial exhibitions and private commissions.
Her work is inspired by the harsh and severe landscape in which she lives and engages with all the subtleties it can offer. It resonate in her form, her colour palette and surface treatment whether they sculptural works or wearable garments and accessories.
June has been active in Saskatchewan arts for over thirty years as a fibre artist, gallery owner, educator, workshop participant, adjudicator and juror, and active Saskatchewan Craft Council member and Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Weavers and Spinners Guild President and member. She has also played an active role in the Saskatchewan Professional Art Galleries Association as it president and long serving board member. In addition to being CARFAC member, June has served as a mentor in the Mentorship program several times. Recently, June has completed two Sask Arts Board ArtSmarts projects.
Opening Bid: $100