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Joanie Gagnon San Chirico
Works at freelance fine artist
Lives in Toms River, NJ
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Earth Day 2015 - Doing My Small Part
   On this Earth Day, I'm sharing the ecoresin panels for the project that I've been working on for the      past couple of months.  Here are all ten panels. Click to see them all. Project: Watershed - Feature Wall Commission for AtlantiCare Regional Medica...
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Living in the Wilds of the Suburbs
We've been wondering where all the water is coming from in the wooded Green Acres area behind our house. The water table has been higher since Sandy, but something else was going on. So yesterday, we put on our boots and went out to investigate. The stream ...
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Coming Up For Air
I've been working non-stop on this project for almost two months. Not a long time line considering the amount of work involved. On Monday, the images for 10 panels (the now decided upon amount for the 100 foot wall) each at 4x6 feet were submitted to the fa...
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Red Tide #17 In Progress
I've made some progress on what was formerly the red angry painting (because of news events of a couple of months ago). I always paint what I feel. Since this week has been a good week (details soon), the painting isn't as angry anymore. It's not stretched ...
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Saturday Gallery Visits
Here are my two fave Jack Davidson paintings currently at Theodore:Art  at 56 Bogart. Great show, but hurry, this is the last weekend. The show ends on April 12. Walked over to Luhring Augustine , also in Bushwick, to see Philip Taaffe's gigantic and beauti...
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Hospital Lobby Project Update
This photo won't make much sense unless you click to make it larger. When small, the pieces just look like abstract paintings, but when life size, you realize that there are satellite images superimposed over the paintings depicting the area served by the h...
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Hospital Lobby Project Update
I've been working non-stop on this project and even skipped the NY Art Fairs last week so you won't be reading about my usual synopsis of favorites. Here's a photo of a small sample of my resin paintings. I'm working on them for a lobby feature wall in the ...
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Commission for Feature Wall at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Pomona, NJ
Last Friday I found out that I had been awarded a large commission for a feature wall in the renovation of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Pomona, NJ location. Although in sections, the entire wall is about 100 feet long, and the narrative that I wrot...
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News/Work in Progress
Here's a small detail of an angry red painting that I've been working on for the past couple of weeks. Yes, it's an outpouring of my frustration and disgust at recent current events. I'm not sure yet where it's going, but it always helps calm my mind to put...
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art for public (and private) spaces

My work relates to preservation, regardless of the series. The art has a certain ambiguity to it, the viewer relates to the image and places it in his mind to a specific location. The actual original setting most likely has nothing to do with the viewers’ preconception, and may not physically exist anywhere except in my imagination. I portray imagery of the planet's fragile beauty while questioning our culture, which promotes instant gratification while ignoring evolving consequences. I feel obligated to make work that addresses these issues.

By working this way, I stay true to my convictions, and can possibly raise awareness after viewers realize that these are not just pretty paintings, the beauty is only skin deep; a reminder that it’s urgent to understand what is real and what is fabricated. 

I began my current series depicting harmful algae blooms because of the ongoing issues facing Barnegat Bay close to my home. The work displays my interpretation of existing toxic algae species. 

I offer acrylic paintings or textiles, combining media to attain intricate textures using an accumulation of thin layers of color and delicate line work created with thread. Mosaic or glass installations can be constructed utilizing a qualified fabricator. My atrium sculptures and commissioned wall mounted pieces are site-specific and inspired by the environment and the area surrounding the installation. I work closely with architects, designers and developers. Natural, recycled and organic materials are available for LEED certified buildings and work is available for Evidence Based Design applications in healthcare.

In addition to exhibiting my work and completing numerous commissions for public spaces, I’m a Signature Artist Member of the Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ and represented by several galleries.

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Toms River, NJ
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Lawrence, MA - Huntingdon, PA
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It's a New Landscape: Art in Post-Sandy New Jersey - DwellableTrends
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Living near the ocean has always had an impact on my work and my life. We were fortunate to only lose trees and a fence after Sandy. Others

Percent for Art Programs Struggling Nationwide
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If you've ever admired a beautiful mosaic or mural in New York City, there's a chance you have the Percent for Art Program (PCA) to thank.

Margery Amdur at the Noyes Museum of Art
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I dropped off paintings for the Signature Artists' Exhibit at the Noyes Museum of Art today. While there, I saw Margery Amdur's wall sculptu

Cape Cod, Encaustics and My Close Up
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Super low tide last weekend at Bass Hole at Gray's Beach in Yarmouthport, MA Of course while visiting my parents I have to have the requisit

The Artistic Vision of an Artist Who Almost Disappeared
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VENICE — Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei's six-part "S.A.C.R.E.D." (2011–2013) is a stark installation that sits underneath a round heave

It's Still Not Fine
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Sad t-rex at the destroyed Funtown Pier, Seaside Heights, NJ When I post photos of hard hit by Sandy areas here at the NJ Shore, people are

Paralibrarian of the Year 2012: Linda Dahlquist
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Reference Associate, Volusia County Public Library, FL. ljx120301webLinda3 Paralibrarian of the Year 2012: Linda Dahlquist The first person

Business Class Art at JFK
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I realized I was surrounded by a collection of work by some of the world’s leading artists at the British Airways lounge at JFK.

Shipped today!
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Sandbar Triptych, each painting is 50' x 34". and (click). Blue #3, 26.5" x 40". Posted 1 minute ago by Joanie Gagnon San Chirico. Labels: C

Post Superstorm Sandy
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We were extremely lucky. There has been mind boggling devastation in our area at the New Jersey shore. We only lost 2 trees and some of our

LA: Not Enough Time in the Day
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Downtown LA Banksy (we couldn't figure out where the reflected letters were coming from on the adjacent building even though we tried) Click

Four Painting Commission in Progress
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I took these photos while they were still in progress. I just put the last coat of varnish on them, will be shipping them on Thursday. I'll

Back At It
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I'll post more about my LA trip later, but here's a shot I took in Malibu. I've been working on the latest commission since I got back Wedne

L.A. Bound
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I've had a very busy few weeks working on a 4 painting commission but I'm headed to California tomorrow. The trip has been booked for months

On the Road Again
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Once again, I was on the road yesterday. First stop was the Noyes Museum where I helped my friend Joan Dreyer install her work in the soon-t

I painted this study in 2005. Yesterday I got...
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I painted this study in 2005. Yesterday I got approval for a site-specific commission for this painting plus 3 similar ones. The paintings w

Bloom #3
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Bloom #3 22x56 mixed media on canvas continuing my studies of toxic algae click to see a detail shot and an inspiration photo. Bloom #3 deta

Solo Exhibit Continuing
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Come down to the Shore this weekend! Let me know if you're coming and I'll try my best to meet you at my solo exhibit. Red Tide #3 a