Art on Demand | Meet Artist Jenna Varney
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About the Event
Join us on Facebook Thursday, July 15 at 12 p.m. for another virtual Art on Demand event brought to you by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) in partnership with Alys Beach, 30a.com and Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
In this episode, meet local artist Jenna Varney. You’ll be treated to a behind the scenes glimpse into her painting process, discover what inspires her and enjoy a painting demonstration.
Jenna Varney was born on Long Island, NY in 1981. Her artistic talent was noticed early on and she was invited to study with local Watercolor Artist Mary Reay. As a high school student Jenna apprenticed for Modern Contemporary Artist Malcolm Morley. She attended SUNY Farmingdale from 1999 to 2002 and earned a bachelor's degree with honors. While at college she also met her husband Matt, who is a pilot in the United States Air Force. Since their marriage, Jenna has traveled the world and cataloged the experiences on canvas. They are now settled in Freeport, Florida.
Her childhood memories of life on the Great South Bay, Long Island, NY resonated in her choice of subject matter. Zooming in on the smaller things of everyday coastal life, her style amplifies the natural beauty of each study, going beyond the sense of sight and the power of the lens.
An award winning artist, Jenna was named “Visit South Walton 2019 Artist of the Year”. She was also the featured artist for the 30th Annual ArtsQuest Festival and was named the “Best Acrylic Paint Artist” by Visit South Walton in 2018. She was recognized for simultaneously winning “Best in Show” and the “People's Choice Award” in the 2017 Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County Annual Member Juried Show.
This event will be viewable on the 30A Facebook page as well as available on the CAA website and YouTube channel following the premiere. For more information on Jenna, visit JennaVarney.com.