Updated: Sep 23, 2019
We are honored to announce that Steve Jensen will be exhibiting his work in person with Paint my Meditation at Savoir Fair located at Gray Sky Gallery.
We are deeply humbled and grateful that Steve has agreed to exhibit with us in support of our company's continued mission in sponsoring both Autistic and US military Veterans to exhibit, sell, and market their work free of charge.
Steve's art is out of this world.
Recently two of his works have been flown to space by Microsofty and gamer Richard Garriott de Cayeux.
The two watercolors flown into space have been successfully sold and the money went directly to Aerospace Program for Kids.
Above: Photos of Richard Garriott de Cayeux, courtesy KCTS9 Channel 9 “Art as Voyage: Steve Jensen’s Nordic Heritage” on PBS News Hour by Stephen Hegg.
If you have not had the chance to fly to space yourself to see his work, you've probably run across it at SAM Seattle Art Museum among many others.
From 2015 and 2018 Steve has solo exhibited the “Voyager” or Boat series at the “SAM” gallery at the Seattle Art Museum, The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, The Foss Maritime Museum in Tacoma, WA. and The Museum of Northwest Art in LaConnor, WA., The Vashon Center for the Arts, The Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA and the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA.
This work was also featured by KCTS Channel 9 “Art as Voyage: Steve Jensen’s Nordic Heritage” on PBS News Hour by Stephen Hegg.
And if you have not taken a recent space walk, or a stroll through the Museum, perhaps you have run into his many wildly popular public installations.
The image of the “Boat” is personal to Steve as it incorporates his background growing up on and around boats and boat building.
But it is not just Steve's awesome experience and impressive track record in the arts, it is the story behind each of his pieces which really resonated with our company, inspires the art world, and attracts collectors.
Steve has undergone immense tragedy in his life and his ability to inspire others by converting tragedy into beauty is an awesome feat few of us are capable.
Here are a few words from Steve
My parents are both from Norway. My father was a fisherman, my grandfather was a fisherman and my other grandfather was a boat builder. Upon the death of my parents, I made a boat for their ashes and took them out to sea and buried them something like a contemporary viking funeral.
I also made a boat for my best friend, and my former partner of 24 years. The deaths were very tragic.
My best friend died of AIDS. My father committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. My mother fell apart first emotionally, then physically. My former partner died from alcoholism.
What I am attempting to do is take something tragic in my life and turn it into something beautiful.
Meet Steve in person and perhaps take home one of his amazing pieces at Savoir Fair located at Gray Sky Gallery. Tickets are limited.
Artwork copyright Steve Jensen