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Name Jennie Traill Schaeffer
Title Teaching Artist
City West Orange
State New Jersey
Country United States (US)
Tell us about yourself! I was born in Easton, PA, from a very artistic family and hold a BFA in painting and art education from Syracuse University. Beyond my education at Syracuse, my time studying in Florence, Italy, greatly impacted both my art-making and my teaching. Out of college, I began teaching art in public schools, then started TraillWorks in 2005 from my home, eventually running a brick and mortar studio / gallery in Newton, NJ, where I both taught and created art. Thirteen years later, I has separated her teaching and art-making spaces, offering classes at Oh Canary Studios in Maplewood, and maintain my home studio in West Orange where I live with my husband, two sons, and dog, Ringo. When I'm not creating or teaching, I am actively working on developing a more mindful life through meditation and running. I enjoy cooking, gardening, reading historical fiction or books on creativity and art history, singing, playing the piano, and decorating my home.
Primary Medium/Industry Fine Art/Fine Craft
Experience level in primary Medium/Industry Advanced
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Education BFA in Painting / Art Education from Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, 2000 Study Abroad, Florence, IT, 1999
Associations and Affiliations Studio Montclair Valley Arts Montclair Art Museum College Art Association
Awards 2nd Place in Show, Maplewood Art Walk, 2016 George W. Morville Honorable Mention, Skylands Juried Art Show, 2011 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Recipient, Peters Valley Craft Center, Guest Artist in Residence, 2008 Best New Artist, Skylands Juried Art Show, 2006 Honorable Mention, Members' Annual Juried Show, Somerset Art Association (now Center for Contemporary Art), 2004 Hiram Gee Senior Painting Award, Senior Painting Competition, Syracuse University, 2000
Type of Artists I want to connect with Fine Art/Fine Craft
Type of Businesses I want to connect with Gallery/Exhibitions
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