JAXPORT & The Arts - Exhibiting Artists
Annelies Dykgraaf is a seasoned artist, creating mainly in relief style. She was born in Nigeria, which has greatly influenced her art. Her most successful works are wood block carvings depicting the people, symbols, textile patterns and motifs of West African folk tales and myths. She has a BFA from Calvin College and has studied in France through the Cleveland Institute of Art.
In 2008, Annelies was awarded an Art Ventures Grant from the Community Foundation in Jacksonville. She is a founding member of Jacksonville Consortium of African American Artists and The Art Center Cooperative Inc., its immediate-past president. She also serves on the Board of the Beaches Fine Arts Series. Her work has exhibited at the Jacksonville International Airport’s Haskell Gallery, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Florida State College Jacksonville, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Reddi Arts Gallery 1037, Riverside Fine Arts Series, Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum and University of North Florida (permanent collection). For more information, visit www.amd-visions.blogspot.com.
Sharon Crumbliss is new to the Jacksonville art community. However, she has been creating art since she was a child. With her passion to create through various mediums, she provides an exciting experience to the viewer with abstraction. Paint, textiles, beads, chain and found objects are all inspiring to her, and used in her work.
A bookkeeper by trade, her professional life is dictated by rules. Abstract art is her way of breaking the rules. She experiments with color, texture and application techniques (spray bottles, water hoses, rain, blow dryer and leaf blower). For Sharon, art is about process and the completed piece is an interesting result of that process.
For additional information and/or images, please contact Meredith Fordham Hughes by email or by phone at (904) 357-3052.
Located on the first floor of JAXPORT Headquarters, the Gallery features local artists rotating on a bi-monthly basis. JAXPORT Gallery is open during normal JAXPORT Headquarters hours and admission is free. Learn more about JAXPORT and the Arts.