Jake Gaedtke Oils

Last Kawl
Last Kawl

Oil, 12x8, framed Sold

Traces Of Winter
Traces Of Winter

Oil, 16x20, framed Sold

Dancing In The Moonlight
Dancing In The Moonlight

Oil, 20x26, framed Sold

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger

Oil, 12x8, framed Sold

Trailhead
Trailhead

Oil, 10x10, framed Sold

A Sight to Behold
A Sight to Behold

Oil, 9x12, framed Sold

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"Painting from life challenges artists to concentrate every sensory nerve on the information in front of us. We absorb it all, from sight to sound and scent, from temperature to atmosphere - we recreate the experience by channeling those feelings from head and heart to hand, through paint, onto paper and canvas.

 

My calling as an artist is to share my vision and experience of the natural world and its many marvels through plein air painting. My goal is to couple my knowledge of art history and the learned disciplines of skilled technique with all the emotion I feel 'in the moment' when I am painting - to capture that moment of intense awareness for the viewer to experience and enjoy. This is accomplished in the form of painted and/or sketched field studies as my main source of reference. I am then able to create larger paintings of these studies in my studio.

 

In both my field studies and my studio paintings, I invite the observer to journey with me into a world of total sensory awareness of the countless wonders and manifold expressions of nature".

 

Selected Recent Exhibitions

 

2015

American Miniature Show, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, Arizona

Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

 

2014

Masterpiece Miniature Show, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, Colorado

6 Squared Holiday Show, Randy Higbee Gallery, Newport Beach, California

Holiday Treasures Show, Debra Huse Gallery, Balboa Island,California

Outdoor Painters Society National Show, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Weekend In The West, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, Colorado

Western Stampede Invitational Art Show, Greeley Stampede, Greeley, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Judges Choice Award

Folsom Art Association Members Show, Bank of America Gallery, Folsom, California 2nd Place Award

Mendocino Plein Air Event, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California 3rd Place Award.

 

2013

Annual Colorado Governor's Invitational Art Show, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO

Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, WY

Weekend In The West, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Plein Air On The Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ

Masterpiece Miniature Show, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO

 

2012

Annual Colorado Governor's Invitational Art Show, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO

Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, WY

Weekend In The West, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO

Windows To The Divine Plein Air Event, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Plein Air On The Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ

Masterpiece Miniature Show, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO

 

2011

Annual Colorado Governor's Invitational Art Show, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO

12th Annual Western Stampede Invitational Art Show and Exhibit, Greeley, CO

Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational, Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO

Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Wild Spirit Gallery, Pagosa Springs, CO

Weekend In The West, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO

Colors of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO Award of Merit

American Impresionists Society National Show, Mountainsong Gallery, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

Windows To The Divine Exhibition & Sale, Madden Museum of Art, Greenwood Village, CO

Masterpiece Miniature Show, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO

 

2010

Landscapes in Art; Four person show; Arts at Denver Gallery, Denver, CO

Four Seasons Show, Elkhorn Gallery, Winter Park, CO

Celebration Of Rocky Mountain Masterworks of Landscape, Reily Fine Art, Estes Park, CO

Windows To The Divine Plein Air Paint Out and Show, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO

Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO Award of Merit

Colorado Governor's Invitational Art Show, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO

Color Of Night Nocturne Show, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO

Longmont Open Studio Tour

 

 

Selected Publications

Southwest Art Magazine: Feature Article “Total Immersion” And Cover Image, April, 2014

Southwest Art Magazine: Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, August 2012

Western Art Collector: "A Colorado For All Seasons," December 2009

Southwest Art Magazine: Back Page Feature, RMPAP Best of Show Award, October 2008

Cowboys and Indians: Gallery Tour, March 2008

Southwest Art Magazine: article, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, October 2002

Cowboys and Indians, Gallery Tour, March 2005

Wildlife Art Magazine: article, "Delicious Landscapes," January 2004


Education
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Fine Art
University of Northern Colorado - Illustration- Gene Hoffman
Plein Air Workshops Jay Moore - Instructor 1999, 2001
Loveland Academy of Art
Jay Moore Workshop- Field Study to Studio Painting - 2002
Jay Moore Mentorship Program 2003

Affiliations
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Founding Member, Officer
Oil Painters of America