Biography

Originally from upstate New York, Jackie Mangione earned her BFA from Pratt Institute and, following graduation, was a freelance photographer working in photojournalism before moving to Vermont. While raising her family, she spent several years working as the office manager for Common Ground Center, a local summer camp that fosters the arts. Working at summer camp with other artists, she began exploring more ways to fit art into her work schedule and transitioned to painting and teaching year round. She chose watercolor painting after taking lessons from Vermont watercolor artists she met that had the same appreciation for nature that intrigued her, as well. “I had to unlearn many of the painting techniques I learned in oil and acrylic, but I was, and remain, intrigued at how many endless areas of technical skill watercolors can employ.”

Her paintings draw on strong combinations of color and value, while allowing the watercolor medium to guide her exploration of space. She explains, “I am aware and am in awe of nature’s way of blanketing the landscape with both chaos and solitude, as well as what is caused by human nature, versus just letting the natural world guide us.”

Jackie currently sells her artwork and handpainted silk scarves at the Waitsfield and Stowe Farmers' Markets. She also demonstrates and teaches art at Shelburne Craft School, Common Ground Center and Spruce Peak Ski Resort, as well as through private instruction. She received the Holbein Artist Award in 2013 for her painting, “Wasatch Mountains” at last year’s Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibit.

Awards and Honors

2013

Holbein Artist Award, “Wasatch Mountains” at the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibit

2012

Demonstration artist representing State of Vermont at the Big E Regional Fair in Springfield, MA

2010

Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce Selected and Sponsored Artist, in the Cows Come Home to Burlington fundraiser, where my life-sized painted cow remained on display at the Church Street Mall for several months.

2008

South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA) Chair for Charity Contest—one of five winners picked for best chair design. After the contest, the chair was successfully auctioned off and proceeds given to charity.

Exhibits and Shows

2014

The Gathering, Member Exhibition, Valley Arts Foundation, Waitsfield, Vt.

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibit, National Juried Group Show, Red Barn Gallery, Waitsfield, Vt.

2013

Vermont Songbirds and Local Landmarks, Solo Exhibit, Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, Jericho, Vt.

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibit -National Juried Group Show-Artist of Distinction, Red Barn Gallery, Waitsfield, Vt.

Urban Landmarks of Vermont, Solo Exhibit, Vermont Red Cross Regional Donor Center, Burlington, Vt.

Art and Soul: Lake Champlain, Juried Group Exhibit, Dunkiel and Saunders, Burlington, Vt.

2012

Vermont Hand Crafters, Group Exhibit, Chamber of Commerce Visitor and Welcome Center, Williston, Vt.

Waitsfield Farmers’Market, Vendor Exhibit, Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, Guilford, Vt.

Urban Landmarks of Vermont, Art Exhibit, Winooski Pop Up Art Gallery, Winooski, Vt.

Art and Soul: Intervale Center Gardens, Juried Group Exhibit, Dunkiel and Saunders, Burlington, Vt.

2011

Vermont Landscapes, Solo Show, National Life Building, Montpelier, Vt.

Vermont Summer Gardens, Solo Show, Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burlington, Vt.

Arts Alive Festival of Fine Art, Juried Group Show, One Main Street Landing, Burlington, Vt.

Soda Plant Artist Exhibit, S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, Burlington, Vt.

2010

Cows Come Home to Burlington, Juried Group Display, Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, Vt.

Small Works Show, Group Exhibit, Soda Plant, Burlington, Vt.

2009

Vermont Hand Crafters, Group Display, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington, Vt.

2008

Vermont Summer Garden Series, Solo Exhibit, Brownell Library, Essex Junction, Vt.

Art Hop, Group Display, The Soda Plant, Burlington, Vt.

The Landscape, Solo show, UnCommon Grounds, Burlington, Vt.

2007

Summer Garden Series, Solo Show, Daily Planet Restaurant, Burlington, Vt.

Discovery in Nature, Art Hop Exhibit, Burlington Futon Company, Burlington, Vt.

Independence Day Exhibit, Group Art Show, Williston Library, Williston, Vt.

2006

Women’s Business Center Art Display, Selected Artist, Vermont State House, Montpelier, Vt.

Bibliography

2011

Art Map Burlington, Featured Cover Artist, Artist Profile Interview

2010

Vermont Home Style, Interiors in Trends, Article: Artistic Renewal, Repurpose With Art, Featured Artist