Back to NYC...
Jacob accepting his award from Doug Wiltraut, President of the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic
More good news - Jacob has placed as a finalist again this year in The Artist's Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition in the landscape category. The artwork that received this year's award is "Lovable Vermont". Over 7,500 entries were submitted to this contest from around the world.
Jake's famous cupcakes
At his high school graduation in June 2011, Jake was honored to receive the Grace Griffis Scholarship. The scholarship is given in memory of Grace, was who was an incredible person and a very gifted artist before her untimely death. Grace's sister, Mackenzie, and her business partner, Kate, have written a wonderful article about the scholarship on their website, "The Official Meatbagz Blog". And thank you so much, Kate and Mackenzie!
Jacob just returned from 2 weeks in Italy. Will he be inspired to paint something Italian (besides pizza) ?! Stay tuned...
Jacob just has been notified that his piece, "Sunrise Farm", has been selected as a finalist in the Animal/Wildlife category of the Artist's Magazine 35th Annual Art Competition. This is an international competition in a popular artist's publication.
Finalist in Artist's Magazine Competition...
Here's a few shots from my most recent Pop Up...
You all tired Lily out
a 6 pack of Greenwich's own "Tractor Parade" note cards
Jacob was accepted by the Jury of Selection to be included in the 63rd annual National Juried Exhibition of the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, 47 Fifth Avenue. The Exhibition was open June 26 through July 14th, 2017. At the Presentation of Awards Ceremony on Friday, July 14th, Jacob's recent painting, "Greenwich Lighted Tractor Parade" won the Winsor & Newton Award. He was happy to bring a taste of our small village to the Big Apple with his tractor parade painting.
Another fun crowd came to the summer Pop Up. Thanks so much for continuing to support Jacob's art!
NEW ! Greenwich Post Cards:
Jacob was in The Chronicle newspaper:
...and the artist himself
a note card collection of 6 Greenwich sites
The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., NYC
Mark Frost of The Chronicle
You can also see Jake's art on his Facebook page "Jacob Houston Art". His very newest works appear on there first before getting entered on this website.
For the third year in a row, Jacob has earned the honor of receiving a finalist position in The Artist's Magazine's Annual Art Competition. The magazine's 33rd annual art competition drew more than 7,300 entrants from around the world. Jacob's painting, "London Evening", received this distinction in the landscape category.
To purchase these, or any other items, you may contact Jacob at this website's "contact" page, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to everyone who came to my spring Pop Up. Lots of great conversations and laughter.
You can now go to etsy.com to order note cards and prints that can be purchased with a credit card and will be mailed directly to your home...just click on the red "etsy.com" above.
Remember that if you live locally and would rather contact us directly (see contact page) to purchase items so that packaging and shipping costs are avoided, or to request matting and framing, you are always welcome to go that route.
Special thanks to the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce for including a piece of Jacob's art in their new attractive tourism brochure...
***** Coming in spring 2019....an incredible opportunity for me.... an exhibit at The Hyde Collection
Exhibition dates: April 7th - June 23rd, 2019 *****
Also, in 2019, Jacob Houston Art will be part of the
Open Studios Tour of Washington County from July 19-21, 2019
Friday, July 19th - 11am- 5 pm
Saturday, July 20th - 10am-5pm
Sunday, July 21st - 10am - 5pm
The Country Peddler Shoppe in Washington Square
Jacob was recently interviewed by David DeVries and Claudia Blackler for inclusion in the Greenwich Library Gill Room archives of notable Greenwich people. A big thanks to both of them!
Here are some photos of Jacob's solo exhibit Opening Reception at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont. He exhibited there from November 12th, 2016 until January 1st, 2017
Jacob with Logan of The Country Peddler Shoppe in Greenwich, NY
One of Jacob's favorite places to eat is Steiningers on Main Street in Salem, NY where he gets to see his print, "Tasteful Steiningers" on the wall. His usual order is turkey on croissant followed by a scrumptious fudge topped sundae made with famous Steiningers homemade chocolate. (854-3830)
Here are a few photos from the Opening Reception at the Courthouse:
Jacob Houston Art's note cards are now available at the Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls, NY
"New York 1950"
Jacob received a first place award for this painting, "The Matterhorn of Switzerland", at LARAC's 120 Degrees Intercollegiate Art Competition at Lapham Gallery.
***GOOD NEWS! Jacob won an award at LARAC's "Realism vs Abstraction" Juried Exhibit at Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls for his painting entitled, "Lovable Vermont". The show was judged by guest juror Elizabeth Dubben of Saratoga Arts.
Special thanks to Chelsie Henderson of the Schuylerville Small Business Association for using Jacob Houston Art on posters and publicity for the "1st Annual Schuylerville Fall Festival: Turning Leaves at the Turning Point" in October. The day was a great success thanks to Chelsie and other organizers.
LARAC's Lapham Gallery in downtown Glens Falls, NY
Good news! Both of the artwork pieces that Jacob entered in The Artist's Magazine's 31st Annual Art Competition were selected as finalists in the landscape category. The artwork pieces that received the award were "The Countryside" and "Frosty Night on Phila Street". Over 7,500 entries were submitted for this contest from around the world.
We can now add North Carolina! These are the places where Jacob's art now hangs- 26 different states so far. His goal is to hit all 50... he also has art in Norway, England, France, Japan, Israel, Holland, Italy and Germany. It is a big world, so he'll keep painting...
Jake's famous cupcakes
Jake's High School art teacher, Naomi Meyer
Now available: Jacob Houston post cards:
... special thanks to Mark Frost, editor of The Chronicle, for his terrific article on Jacob
The Hyde is an historic house and museum complex located in Glens Falls, New York with a distinguished collection of art, featuring Old Masters, 19th- Century European and American Art, and Modern and contemporary art. It is one of the Northeast's exceptional small art museums, with a collection which includes works by artists such as Rembrandt, Degas, Renoir, Picasso, Seurat, Homer, Whistler, El Greco, and Botticelli. Jacob will be honored to fill one of their galleries with his art exhibition.
Solange Herter of Gallery 668
At the Great Hall in Salem Courthouse:
Jacob recently exhibited in the Great Hall at the Historic Salem Courthouse in May and June.
Houston Hits NYC...
He did it again! Jacob was accepted by the Jury of Selection to be included in the 64th annual National Juried Exhibition of the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan, 47 Fifth Avenue. The exhibition was open on Monday, June 18, 2018 through Friday, July 6, 2018. His recent painting, "New York 1950" was displayed. He was awarded the Richeson/Shiva Award at the Exhibition Ceremonies on July 6th.
Jacob's dad, Jim, greeting guests
The Country Peddler Shoppe in Washington Square in Greenwich, NY is now selling Jacob Houston Art note cards, postcards, and Christmas cards. Thanks to Joan and Logan for picking up Jacob's art in their fabulous shoppe!
In the "Open Studio Tour of Washington County":
Jacob Houston Art took part in the "Open Studios Tour of Washington County" for the first time. This juried biennial event, which was established in 2005, showcased 20 professional fine artists of Washington County. Five successful tours began in 2007, and the event was expanded this year to take place over a four day period from July 13- 16, 2017. Jacob thanks all of the visitors to his "pop up" gallery. It was a wonderful experience that he hopes to repeat in the future.
Pop Ups for 2019
(All Pop Ups are located at 2432 State Route 29, Greenwich, NY)
Spring Pop Up: March 16th, 11am - 4pm
Summer Pop Up: July 19th (11-5pm), 20th(10-5pm), & 21st(10-5pm)-
as part of the Washington County Open Studio Tour
Fall Pop Up: November 2nd & 3rd, 11 am -4 pm
Jacob made it into the Schenectady Daily Gazette! Thanks for the nice article and photo, reporter Karen Bjornland.
Holiday Craft Fair:
-December 8th, 2019
-located at Greenwich High School
Jacob was invited to his alma mater, Greenwich Central School, as a presenter in the 20th Annual Greenwich Junior High "Career Fair" representing the field of art. He had a great time and was inspired by the strong interest in the arts that many students exhibited as well as their perceptive questions. It was a fun day...here are a couple of pictures.