Blue Heron Gallery Online
Vermont Artist Jackie Sedlock
By: Blue Heron - May 10, 2021
Blue Heron Gallery Online, a virtual art gallery, will be presenting the art of Vermont artist Jackie Sedlock beginning at noon on Tuesday, May 11 2021. The show, appearing on www.blueherongallery.online, will feature her pottery, her massive wood kiln, and present the artist in photographs and her Artist Statement.
A western Massachusetts native, Sedlock is a graduate of Mt Ida College, where she studied graphic design, and also of Bennington College with a concentration in ceramics and fashion history. She apprenticed with Ray Bub and Susan Nykiel of Oak Bluffs Pottery in Pownal, Vermont, taught ceramics at the Buxton School in Williamstown, MA from 1994-2002, and has taught in her private studio for 9 years. Sedlock has been making pots since 1989.
Sedlock built a wood kiln in 2019, a dragon that reaches upwards of 2300 degrees Fahrenheit during its 18 hour burns. All of the pieces from her show were part of her first burn of 2021 in April.
The show will present a variety of his work in varnished watercolor on paper on canvas. Each piece will be available for purchase directly from the show online, which runs through May 11. Pieces purchased will be shipped to the buyers.
Blue Heron Gallery Online
The gallery is the creation and work of Michael McGrath, a former web designer and developer who earned Webby Award recognition for work in 2005.
A recent transplant to North Adams by way of a small Daoist temple in central China, he saw an opportunity to serve the rich artist community in the northern Berkshires by offering an online art gallery for both showing and selling their work. With sticks-and-bricks galleries shut down still by Covid-19 and quarantine, artists had no outlet for their work, and the need for a safe yet full venue arose.
The virtual gallery’s first three shows, “Still Standing Standing Still,” featuring North Adams artist Galen Cheney, and “Getting Loud In A Quiet Way,” featuring Boston artist Peter McGrath, “Time Flies Like an Arrow, featuring North Adams artist Chalice Mitchell, and “An Eerie, Disquieting Transcendence,” featuring New York artist Robert Morgan, were successful during their thirty days each, and saw visitor traffic from 36 states in the US, and 28 countries from all over the world, that averaged nearly 75 people per day viewing their art. Sales have been generated from the Gallery’s shows.
Gallery shows are presently booked through June, 2021, and news of future shows is regularly updated on the gallery website www.blueherongallery.online.
McGrath also offers support services to artists through the gallery, including website design and development, and recently launched a new website that was developed for first show artist Galen Cheney - www.galencheney.com. A second new website, for second show artist Peter PcGrath, was recently launched - www.petermcgrathstudio.com.