Painting & Poetry Annual Exhibit

This is my second year doing the Painted Poetry exhibition.  It is a unique event and has proven to be a bit of a challenge both years. It begins when the artists send in a jpg of a finished painting. The poets do the same with a poem.  Then, each artist receives a poem written byt one of the poets, and each poet receives a photo of a painting originally submitted by an artist. The artists must paint a picture inspired by the poem. The poets must write a second poem, this time about the painting they received. The result is an exhibition with a pair of poems/paintings from each pair of writers/artists.


Poppies – Jill DeFelice


This Wednesday evening, at 6 PM, the opening reception will be held at Surf City library. The poems will be read aloud while the corresponding painting is projected behind the poet.  Come on out to see this beautiful collaboration of pen and paintbrush! You won’t be sorry!


Moonlight Dance of the Trees – Jill DeFelice



Painted Poetry article from Sandpaper


Next weekend I will be down in Ocean City, NJ for the annual boardwalk show. First time for this one. It will be a three-day event.  I am hoping for nice weather and a big crowd.

This show gets good traffic and also offers judged awards. It’s tough logistically but I a keeping my fingers crossed and looking forward to being on the boardwalk and meeting new customers.


                                                                                                                                                                 photo from the Shore News

AtlantiCare Opening Reception

It is very exciting to see my work on display at the new AtlantiCare medical campus in Manahawkin, NJ. Below are some shots from the opening reception.

Here is a photo of the attending artists at last week’s opening.  There is work by 41 different artists in this new building! Really proud to have been chosen for this project and am honored to be included with wonderful fellow artists.


The full article link:

Press Release: AtlantiCare Manahawkin Reception