Jennifer Droblyen

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UPCOMING- 3/1-3/28
DC SWAN Day exhibition of works by Three Women Artists at Baked & Wired from March 2 to March 28, 2017

From March 1 through March 28, 2017, Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, WDC 20007) will host an exhibition of works by artists Jennifer Droblyen, Joy Nathan, and Veronica Szalus. The show, /in(t)ərˈakt/, is part of the 10th Annual DC SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day celebration of women artists and is curated by Alia Faith Williams.

In preparing for /in(t)ərˈakt/, Williams was intrigued by the possible combinations of each artist and the physical spaces at Baked & Wired -- and how the audience might then interact with the works. Thinking broadly of the varied ways women interact with the world, and then more specifically how women artists interact with their environments and then on a micro level how the crowds at Baked & Wired might interact with this particular art in this space. The three artists that were selected to participate bring a range of styles and perspectives to the show.

Jennifer Droblyen is a mixed media artist who finds inspiration in taking a “natural and ordinary (object) that (is) seen everyday but might be overlooked, and expand, saturate, and improvise its spirit to breathe new life and focus on to the subject- making it extraordinary.”

Joy Nathan is a painter of diverse interests and skills. Her works range from traditional to abstract, from ethereal to concrete, from suggestion to reality. She has worked in all media at The Art Students' League, the Columbia School of Painting & Sculpture and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her paintings are included in many collections from New York to Santa Fe, as well as in DC, where she lives and exhibits.

Veronica Szalus typically exhibits large installation pieces. We are fortunate that she will stick to the wall with us for Baked & Wired. “Utilizing physical elements of form and space intersecting with light and with time, I create a means and expression for the transition from one state into the next. My work demonstrates the constancy of transformative change that extends from the life of organic matter to the existence of the non-organic.”

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Guillotine Theatre and Women in Film and Video will host the 10th Annual DC SWAN Day, an all-day event in Lower Georgetown, DC SWAN Day will feature Staged Readings of works by women playwrights at Grace Church (1041 Wisconsin Ave, NW WDC 20007), Film Screenings and a Collaborative Art Event at Hickcok Cole Architects (1023 31st St NW, WDC 20007).

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My Mixed Media Art

Currently, I am taking photographs and manipulating them into mixed media pieces- and I'm taking a break from canvas paintings unless I am commissioned. I feel another evolution on its way and will return to larger acrylic works soon. I've also been experimenting with encaustic wax and embossing powder to build texture.

Art Exhibitions and Commissions
*ARTOMATIC*10/30-12/12/2015 in Hyattsville, MD
*We Tweet Art V3 group show*ART DC Gallery: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781 1/11/15-2/8/15
ARTOMATIC TAKES FLIGHT "Counterpart": 20"x24" 7/25/2014-1/2/2015 Reagan National Airport, Terminal A
Pancakes and Booze JULY 24, 2014 Penn Social 801 E Street NW
Magnetism group show- June 1-June 29, 2014 ART DC Gallery: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Public Reception June 7, 7-10pm
16x16 group show- May 10-May 31, 2014*
ART DC Gallery: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Sting April 5- May 31, 2014- 23 piece solo exhibition, JHU Montgomery County campus- Atrium Gallery 9601 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD
Artomatic Frederick, MD Sept 4-Oct 5, 2013 26 piece exhibition as part of a group show
Artomatic Crystal City- Alexandria, VA May 18- June 23, 2012. 40 piece exhibition, as part of 1300 artist show.
Bedrock Adams Morgan, DC September 2010- February 2012. 17 piece solo exhibition
Ronald Reagan National Airport Historic Terminal A. May-June 2011. Ego, 2010
Piola 1550 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA December- February 2011, 26 piece solo exhibition
Planet Connections Festival, 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette St NY, NY- June 1- June 27, 2010-3 piece group exhibition
"Casa De Canvas" Columbia Heights Salon Series, Washington DC- May, 2010- 6 piece group exhibition
Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD- May, 2010- 10 piece exhibition
Fairlington Community Center, Arlington, VA-January- February 2010
Gallery 788, December 2009, Baltimore, MD- 13 piece exhibition.
Artomatic, May 2009- July 2009, Washington, DC. 16 piece exhibition.
Dejabel Cafe, November 2008, Silver Spring Maryland.
Group exhibition 15 pieces.
Kramerbooks, May 2004, Washington, DC-
Twelve piece solo exhibition
Port City Java, November 2003, Baltimore, Maryland- Twelve piece solo exhibition
Center Stage Theatre, May 2002, New York, New York- Nine piece solo exhibition
Malealea Lodge, 1999, Malealea, Lesotho- Four panel mural on side of barn approximately sixty feet in length, acrylic.
Short North Tavern, April, 1998, January, November 1997Columbus, Ohio- Three six piece solo exhibitions.
Vault 328/ Purgatory, October, 1996, Akron, Ohio- 10' x 10' mural.

My Experience
After receiving a scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio, I was awarded a BFA in Painting and Art Therapy in 1996. Since then I have had many commissions and solo exhibitions in the US. While serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho, Southern Africa , I created a sixty foot mural permanently displayed at a major tourist center.

In 2007, I started an organization called Art/Engage LLC which provides art appreciation programs for adults with cognitive disabilities, especially seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Currently, my contractors and I work in group homes in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The website is Outside of work, I paint commissions upon request.