Juror, Kenai, Alaska Convention and Visitors Bureau: Annual Contemporary Art Show, April 2011.
ARTICLES: Kenai Pennisula Clarion Letter, and the crowd.
Cosio-Delaunay, dealers associated with San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art and San Franscisco Arts Beat, represent Jamie Bollenbach's work in California.
New work on the air war in WWII.
Finishing up a figurative series.
A dozen large abstracted paintings based on a human figure moving through time are reaching completion.
Sculpture: The Bomber Project- Next Step: Cash.
The first element in the large WWII bomber project idea, a wall-mounted combat box of 54 6" B-17 models, has a design and a foundry in Seattle ready to begin casting. About $5000 is needed for the first aluminum castings; fund-raising is possible, but financial ideas are of course very welcome.
Some Ideas in Development.
1. The Bombers: curved, shaped canvases for large skyscapes.
2. More in the wire frame "3-d" painting series.
3. Art History: Explosion as organic form.
4. Tsunami Emergency Refuge Hill for Homer, Alaska.
NOMA GALLERY October 2011
- Artists' Talk, Opening and Presentation
NOMA GALLERY, November 2011
- Artists' Talk, Closing and Presentation
- Address on work, teaching professional art practices and creativity to the Issaquah School District Art Teachers.
- Address as the show's curator to the Intersections: the Kenai Opening at Kenai Visitor's and Cultural Center to 450 artists and attendees
- University of Washington. Lecture and Presentation of Work to the MFA painting students, at invitation of
- Other lectures in the last few years included a presentation on his artwork to The Evergreen State College Art Department, opening the year's guest artist lecture series, courtesy of Evergreen Prof. Matt Hamon. He has also spoken to the Microsoft Executive Presentations Group, at Kirkland Arts Center, and at the Northwest Film Forum, the latter as part of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington's Public Speaker's bureau.
- A November 2010 lecture to the Art Institute of Seattle covered the development of his work.
A funny, thought-provoking and engaging public speaker, his topics range from the artist's critique process to civil liberties issues to creativity, and of course his own artwork. If you are interested in having Jamie speak to your arts, business or education organization, particularly in the Seattle area, please send description of the event, here.