Past Exhibits and Events

FALL EXHIBITION: SEPTEMBER 7 – OCTOBER 30, 2016 

NEW HOURS:
NOW OPEN THURSDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS, NOON TO 5 PM
and on SUNDAYS, NOON TO 5 PM. All other hours by appointment.

Summer may be over, but the heat is still on at JAM Gallery. Some of the finest talents from the region will be on display (and sale) for the public from September 7 through October 30. The opening reception will be on Saturday September 10 from 5 to 8 PM. The reception is free and open to the public and features complimentary refreshments as well as a chance to meet and chat with artists represented in the show.

“The Fall Show celebrates the coming season with magical landscapes and dream-like imagery, capturing the bittersweet beauty of autumn,” says JAM Gallery owner and artist Melanie Fisher.

“JAM Gallery offers the public some of the finest contemporary artists from our region”, says JAM Gallery Marketing Director and artist Lynnette Shelley. “We are an artist owned and operated gallery and we support the arts in our community by offering the highest quality work from both emerging and established artists. Buyers can be assured of purchasing unique, one of a kind works for their homes as well as helping to keep the arts alive in Chester County.”

The Summer Exhibition will display artwork by both resident JAM Gallery artists Melanie Fisher and Lynnette Shelley as well as original works by artists: Nancy CatalloBarbara StraussbergBarbara GrantVidya ShyamsundarThomas HopkinsonLaura DemmeMarianne TebbensSteven SchaeferBrandon Lord RossDaisy CohenJennifer DomalCarla LombardiNorm DodgeBok ReadBob Bauers, Wendy Edsall-Kerwin, and Rose Manteghian, among others.

Story about JAM Gallery Malvern

A CONTEMPORARY FINE ART GALLERY IN MALVERN, PA

JAM Gallery, established in 2013, provides local and nationally recognized artists a venue for exhibition. In doing so, the gallery serves the Chester County and Malvern community as a diverse source of talent in the fields of painting and sculpture. Featuring a unique range of representational and abstract styles by both established and emerging artists, JAM Gallery offers quality original contemporary art produced by individuals who are dedicated to their creative visions.

In addition to the gallery’s guest artists, JAM Gallery is also the home of award-winning Pennsylvania artists Melanie Fisher and Lynnette Shelley.

JAM Gallery is an artist owned and operated art venue located in historic Malvern, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, convenient to Philadelphia and the Main Line.

Melanie Fisher

BIOGRAPHY

Melanie Fisher lives in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Having received her B.F.A from the Columbus College of Art and Design, she spent her early career as a graphic designer, and received the 1985 Award of Excellence from the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts. Interested in art history, Melanie received an advanced degree in the field (Ph.D. from The Ohio State University) and taught both commercial design and art history at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey.

Having moved to Malvern in 1998, Melanie devotes her creative time to painting and illustration. Much of her inspiration comes from her longstanding interest in patterns. Influenced by such diverse areas as fabric design, glass-blowing, ethnic symbols, and geometry, Melanie’s goal is to create sophisticated compositions which are both decorative and intriguing.

Melanie Fisher’s paintings have been exhibited at a number of private galleries in the U.S., as well as The State Museum of Pennsylvania, John James Audubon Center, PA, and Fairleigh Dickenson University, NJ. In 2013 she founded JAM Gallery in Malvern, PA.

Lynnette Shelley

BIOGRAPHY

Lynnette Shelley is an award-winning Pennsylvania artist specializing in contemporary mixed media animal paintings. Having a great love of wildlife, folktales, tribal art and world mythology, Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique artworks. Her paintings strike a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her complex compositions and zoomorphic and totemic animal art and folklore-inspired creations are both primitive and sophisticated, and have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

Shelley is the Marketing Director and co-curator for JAM Gallery.

Shelley’s animal and mythological-themed artworks have been displayed nationally as well as regionally. Most recently, she was one of 28 artists selected to paint 57 fiberglass donkeys that will be displayed in downtown Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention in the summer of 2016.

In addition to her fine art pursuits, Shelley is also the co-founder of The Red Masque, an original dark art rock / progressive rock band she has been performing in since 2001. The Red Masque is signed to Beta-lactam Ring Records in Portland, OR. Shelley is also the vocalist in Green Cathedral, a newly formed contemporary art rock band. They are currently recording their debut album.

Originally from Delaware, Shelley lives and works out of Ambler, in addition to a studio in West Chester, Pennsvylania.