Story about JAM Gallery Malvern


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


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


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.

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