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Joanie Gagnon San Chirico
Works at freelance fine artist
Lives in Toms River, NJ
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Catching Up...
The strong women in my family: Mom, niece Kirsten Dahlquist, me, my daughter Erin Goodsell, and my sister Linda Dahlquist Next week, because my daughter asked me to come march with her instead of attending locally, I'm headed to Los Angeles to the Women's M...
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Three Excellent Chelsea Shows
I saw three excellent shows in Chelsea on Saturday. The first two continue, but the Spencer Finch exhibition ends this weekend. Joan Mitchell at Cheim and Read. Here's a link to the exhibit . Untitled, 1955 part of Mark Rothko's Dark Palette at Pace Gallery...
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Stanek Gallery VIP Opening
Before visitors arrived, I took two photos of the diptychs that are part of "Bridges" at Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia. The exhibition runs until December 31.
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Group Exhibit at Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia
I'll be participating in a group exhibit titled Bridges at Stanek Gallery , 242 North 3rd Street in Philadelphia.  The VIP reception is November 3, and the First Friday Opening Reception is on November 4 from 5-9pm. The show continues until December 31, 2016.
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Surge #5 In Progress
Here are two photos of a painting that I've been working on. It will be #5 in the Surge Series. It may be ready for topographic map stitching, or maybe not. I have to let it sit overnight to decide. It will be about 44" x 30" when finished.
Here are two photos of a painting that I've been working on. It will be #5 in the Surge Series. It may be ready for topographic map stit...
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Days 1 & 2, Rome
Here's Erin (my daughter) on our street. We rented an apartment on San Eligio, which is right off the Via Giulia in a great area. All over Rome, there are ruins. They're in the middle of piazzas, on the side of the roads and archeological digs are going on ...
Here's Erin (my daughter) on our street. We rented an apartment on San Eligio, which is right off the Via Giulia in a great area. ...
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Surge #6 Finished
I haven't felt much like writing in my post-election funk, but I have been working on this painting. The full title is Surge #6: Requiem for Environmental Practice and as shown, it's 14" x 40". Materials are as usual, acrylic and thread on canvas. I guess i...
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Surge #5 Finished
        Surge #5 44 x 28 Acrylic, thread on canvas I finished this painting while watching the news of the week. For storage reasons, I won't stretch it until it goes somewhere. My studio is out of room, actually my house is out of room. I have paintings ha...
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Group Exhibit at Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia
I'll be participating in a group exhibit titled Bridges at Stanek Gallery , 242 North 3rd Street in Philadelphia. The VIP reception is November 3, and First Friday Opening Reception on November 4 from 5-9pm. The show continues until December 31, 2016.
I'll be participating in a group exhibit titled Bridges at Stanek Gallery , 242 North 3rd Street in Philadelphia. The VIP reception is N...
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Bushwick Open Studios 2016
For the first time, the organizers moved #BOS2016 from June to October. One reason was the better weather, but the other was the party atmosphere that had taken over the studio visits. This iteration of the event was more about the art, which I liked. Last ...
For the first time, the organizers moved #BOS2016 from June to October. One reason was the better weather, but the other was the party atmos...
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Days 1 & 2, Rome
Here's Erin (my daughter) on our street. We rented an apartment on San Eligio, which is right off the Via Giulia in a great area. All over Rome, there are ruins. They're in the middle of piazzas, on the side of the roads and archeological digs are going on ...
Here's Erin (my daughter) on our street. We rented an apartment on San Eligio, which is right off the Via Giulia in a great area. ...
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Introduction
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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