Friday, February 6, 2015

June Tucarella offering Watercolor Classes in March 2015

Watercolor classes with June will start on March 3rd.

She will offer day classes and night classes.
Each class is limited to 6 students.
The classes will be held in Irmo.

June is an award winning artist and I am
sure if you google her name you will see the 
quality work she does. 

Contact June for further info at: 


Yours Truly,

Jeanee Bourque

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

St. Patty's Festival Five Points Columbia SC JeaneePaintsLive to Mix Masterson March 14 2015

Once again, Five Points in Columbia, SC will host the annual St. Patty's Festival with a day full of music, food, beer and entertainment. I wonder if they will have the fountains filled with green water as they have done in the past? I heard there had been some problems with it last year, so I guess we will have to wait and see.

Sat. March 14, 2015
Mix Masterson's Music

Hoping for great weather and seeing lots of friends.

Thanks.... Jeanee

Shannon Lindsey wins SC Young Artist of the Year at 701 Whaley St Columbia SC

Shannon Lindsey,  my art professor this term and last term has won the prestigious award as SC Young Artist of the Year. So thrilled to be learning from the best at USC.  Last semester we did many drawings and toward the end of the semester we painted. I feel like my art developed a lot more depth and stronger design skills as a result of having had her direction.  This semester, I am taking 3d Art with her and I know her art is typically 3D and this is her sweet spot for art direction.

She leads us into our work, helps us develop the idea, but never touches our projects, she lets each person work independently, yet we all work together as a class as well. The class before the project is due the students all show their work and each person critiques the work and helps make us all better artists. You can go to her anytime for help or email her as well. She post lots of info on the electronic blackboard, so you always know what you need to do.

Right now, I am working on a sculpture with baseballs, assorted paper cups, nails and glue. I was going to make it rather small and she encouraged increasing it and making it grow. I tried to find more baseballs at thrift stores but only managed to find five. So that is the inside of the sculpture and each ball is in a clear paper cup allowing you to see them. But then as more cups were added, I decided to add color and now I have red cups at the tips of every arm off of the balls. It's really kind
of otherworldly looking now. I will continue to add more. It is about 2 ft high by 2 ft wide now.

Most of my new classmates in this second class do not know about Shannon's win, so I let them know about it! We are all very lucky to have classes with Shannon Lindsey at USC. In both classes, I felt like I got to know my fellow students which I really appreciate because in none of my other classes except photography, was that the case.

Congratulations go to Shannon Lindsey!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Artists Wanted for 30th Annual Int'l Exhibit DL 11/21/14

The University of Texas at Tyler is inviting artists from all over the world to participate in a juried show to be held on January 20th through Feb. 27th 2015. This is the Meadows Gallery 30th Annual International Art Show to be in Tyler TX. The Juror for the show is James R Pace.

Pace is a Professor of Visual Art at The University of Texas at Tyler where he has taught since 1985. He holds an MFA from Arizona State University, and a BFA from the University of Oklahoma. Pace was appointed to the Oge’ Professorship in Visual Art, the White Fellowship for Excellence In Teaching, and received the Chancellor's Council Teaching Award. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and multiple University Research Grants. Pace trained in the Tamarind Summer Printmaking Program, and participated in the International Artist Residency Program in Budapest, Hungary. He continues to serve as juror, lecturer, and visiting artist at museums, galleries, art centers, and universities throughout the states as well as in Germany and Japan.

The deadline to enter the show is Nov. 21, 2014. For further information please see the website at

Yours Truly,
Jean Bourque

CICA and USC Art Students United Creativity

We recently were part of a paint to music event through USC's Art program. CICA a group of USC's most talented musicians, many with advanced degrees in their chosen profession and continuing their education and work as performing musicians have created a collaborative association in which they want to add other elements of the arts in combination with the music.  CICA provided the artists with several MP3 musical choices and each artist chose the music that most inspired them to create a unique work of  art.

The Music I selected to paint to was, "In C", a Terry Riley original composition from the 60's. It just so happens that "In C" was the most collaborative piece and the grand finale of the evening with it's unique sound lasting approximately 18 minutes. Because of the steady beat of the music, I was inspired to dot my canvas in an impressionistic style, keeping the beat as I painted. Here is my painting "In C".

 Yours Truly,
Jean Bourque

McMaster Art Gallery at USC through Dec. 16

Dan Smith’s exhibition, “CephalicUS: A head of indecision”, is on view at the University of South Carolina’s McMaster Gallery, now through December 16. Smith earned his MFA degree in Painting from the University of South Carolina in 1991. The McMaster building is just off Gervais St. and on Pickens St. The Gallery is located on the first floor.

The human face has been a favorite subject Smith has examined utilizing a wide variety of styles and subjects during his artistic career. His exhibit at McMaster includes large acrylic paintings incorporating a variety of iconic portraits. Integrated into this exhibition are montage-based labels that integrate Smith’s verse with T.S. Elliot.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Inspiration is Everywhere on Main St. Columbia, SC

The new school year has kicked off and so has this season's art year!
In downtown Columbia SC on Main St. every First Thursday, is an
event where many stores, restaurants, museums and other businesses
stay open and celebrate the arts. Everything from visual arts to live
music by area musicians, poetry readings, dance, entertainment of
all kinds abounds and every First Thursday is different.

As a visual artist myself, I do try to attend these First Thursday events
when I can. I did go tonight and saw lots of great art, lots of friends
and heard lots of music. I was really thrilled about the show at Tapps
as I am now attending USC and I have an opportunity to attend a
figure section tomorrow and I saw lots of art that inspired me for Friday

So tomorrow I shall grab my sketch pad and charcoal...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Sweet" Art Show First Thursday Sept 4 2014

Sweet by Jean Bourque

Thursday, September 4, 2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: CertusBank 1241 Main St. Columbia SC
Cost: Free
Description: A collaboration of inspired artistic interpretations opens at Columbia's First Thursday event. Featuring artworks of area artists inspired by USC School of Music composer Jesse Jones' "In Dulcet Tones." Jones will jury the works, and the winners will be announced at 7:30. The North American premier of “In Dulcet Tones” will be performed by Rebecca Hunter and Lynn Kompass on the Cornelia Freeman Concert Series Sept. 28 at 3:00 p.m. in the School of Music. The winning artworks will be displayed on stage during the performance.
Contact: School of Music 803-576-5763

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jean Bourque Art Show at Old Mill Main St. Theatre Rowe Lexington, SC

Haven Palm c2014
by Jean Bourque
20x16 inch on canvas
Painted live to Keith Bates

New art show for 

Jean Bourque Art at the newest theatre

 in Lexington, SC. 

Now, you can see 12 new works at 

The Old Mill Shopping Center Main St. 

(aka Rt 1) Lexington, SC

on the first floor, at the 

NEWEST Theatre Rowe Productions. 

They are all for sale!

The prices are on the back. 

Just see Philip Rowe to purchase

or contact me, direct.

Thank you!!!

Hope you enjoy my art show

and the new dinner theatre!

Announcing Artwork by Jean Bourque is now available for you to enjoy at Alala on Harden St Columbia SC (USA) Across the street from the Palmetto Richland Hospital. Work on display throughout the summer season. Alala is open Mon. - Fri. 9 AM-6PM. They take MC/Visa and of course cash or check. If you want to buy direct through the artist she can take PayPal


All paintings will be for sale with the price on the back of each one. All are original one of a kind works of art created by Jean Bourque. Prices start as low as $35. for small original art and as high as $750. for larger art. There are pieces in a wide variety of sizes, colors and designs. You will have over 35 pieces to select from. There will also be several 
large pieces if you are looking for something big for your home or office.

Much thanks to Kim Neel and Sherry Norris and the Alala team for this wonderful opportunity to showcase my artwork.