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Joanie Gagnon San Chirico
Works at freelance fine artist
Lives in Toms River, NJ
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Phase 2 of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Project Installed
We installed Phase 2 of the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Pomona, NJ project yesterday. As you can see, the lighting isn't done yet and will make a huge difference as seen in the photo below. The first six panels from the right are already lit. Light...
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Visiting the New Whitney
We've had non-stop company typical of summer at the NJ Shore. Have a small break this week before my sister comes next weekend, so finally catching up here.  Two weeks ago, I went to the new Whitney Museum with my friend Katarina Wong . The layout of the bu...
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Project Installation
After two delays, we finally got six of the 4'x6' eco-resin panels hung. The other four will be installed after the remainder of the wall is completed in a month or two. It's difficult to get good photos at this point because there's a temporary wall right ...
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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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Watershed Study in Local Sculpture Exhibit
Watershed Study Eco-resin embedded painting and satellite imagery, LED 9" x 9.5" x 9" Rock Paper Chisel is an exhibit from New Jersey artists currently at the Ocean County Library in Toms River, NJ. This is the same library where my public art commission at...
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New York City has public art that's older than the city itself.
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Big Smile After Installation!
Photo by Bill Horin of ArtC Here I am at the Artists' Opening Reception for the new pavilion of the Mainland Campus of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona NJ. ARMC is a strong supporter of Evidence Based Design in their Healing Arts Program . At t...
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Installation... It's Always Something
 Here is one of the 4 x6 foot resin panels. The colors look a bit dark because there's a layer of plastic on the front and paper backing on the back before hanging. Good news! I did find out that they plan on installing LED lights behind the panels which ar...
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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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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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New York City's Oldest Public Art Is Pompeii Ancient
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New York City has public art that's older than the city itself.

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