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Jossy G. Lownes

Jossy Gray Lownes was born in 1940. A former resident of Park City, Lownes is an oil painter and watercolorist noted for her color-impressionist landscape views. She currently lives in Scottsdale, AZ.

Lownes received much of her artistic training during the 35 years she lived in Utah. She also has a Masters Degree in Education which she earned while living in the state of Illinois.

Jossy Gray Lownes has exhibited her work in a large number of galleries and juried shows. " Yellow Cello" and " Two Models Talking" are to examples of her work. 

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah and material supplied by the Artist.

"Every Summer of my childhood was spent on an island in Rhode Island. There is still no electricity there and one must travel by boat. We summer there now. Yes we have running water, hot showers, stove and refrigerator.

Five years were spent on the plains of Illinois where I earned a Masters Degree in Education. The mountains of Utah were captivating for 35 years. During that time I attended many workshops to learn everything I now know about painting. A recent move to Arizona and the beautiful desert seemed to make sense for painting in oils. My little adobe house is an artist's dream - a place to inspire creativity due to its tranquility.

Living in the West has definitely influenced my approach to painting the shapes, patterns and colors of the landscape. As a diversion from painting figures, I enjoy applying colorful striations based on land forms.

Painting of figures represent relationships. A new focus depicts women of the 30's - an elegant era."

Currently Jossy teaches classes in her home studio in North Scottsdale. She is comfortable using watercolor, acrylic and oil. She has led groups of painters to Greece, Turkey, and England.

JURIED SHOWS

2001
  • Georgia National Watercolor Show - Rex Brandt Award
  • Western Federation Show - Kimball Art Center Park City Art Festival
2000
  • Bountiful Davis Open Show
  • Spring Salon - Springville Art Museum - Award of Merit
  • Utah Watercolor Society - Award of Excellence
1999
  • Utah Watercolor Society - Annual Show - Jurors Award
1998
  • Spring Salon - Springville Art Museum
  • Bountiful Davis Art Center "Open Entry" - Honorable Mention
  • Kimball Art Center - Annual "Open Entry" - Honorable Mention
  • Utah Watercolor Society Annual how - Award of Merit
  • Utah Arts Council - Utah 98 - Traveling Award
1997
  • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies - Tucson, Arizona
  • Kimball Art Center - Annual "Open Entry"

ACTIVITIES

2005
  • Member of the Sonoran Art League
1999
  • Utah Arts Council Visual Arts - 2 years
  • Park City Arts Council, Bronze Sculpture Committee
  • Lifetime Member - Utah Watercolor Society
1996 - 1998
  • Co-owner: Art at the Top Studio Gallery
  • Utah Watercolor Society, Delegate to Western Federation
1994 - 1995
  • President, Utah Watercolor Society
1990 - 1992
  • President, Park City Artists Association

Biography courtesy of the Artist's Website.

Newspaper Articles 

"$450,000 Makeover of Park City Art Gallery Draws Mixed Reviews." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 5, 2000.

"Also…" The Salt Lake Tribune, February 7, 1992.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, May 7, 2000.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, March 5, 2000.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, September 14, 1997.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, December 22, 1996.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, February 19, 1995.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, August 18, 1994.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, January 30, 1994.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, October 24, 1993.

"Art For Life' Auction Today Benefits Utah AIDS Foundation." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 5, 1993.

"Art Gallery Stroll Tonight." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 17, 2003.

"Art, Tureen Cuisine At Benefit for Community Nursing Service/Hospice." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 15, 1993.

"Art With a Heart Rape Recovery Center Will Benefit From Auction at La Caille." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 28, 1996.

"Best Bets for the Week Ahead Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 28, 1992.

"Club Notes." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 23, 1992.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 1, 2002.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 8, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 14, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 21, 1999.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, February 14, 1999.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 25, 1998.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 8, 1998.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, February 20, 1998.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 24, 1997.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 14, 1996.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 26, 1995.

"Feeling Lifts Park City Chamber Opener." The Deseret News, July 20, 1996.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, October 25, 1998.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, February 1, 1998.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, May 31, 1992.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, December 22, 1991.

"Gallery Stroll Gives Viewer's Eyes A Promenade Through Varied Terrain." The Deseret News, May 23, 1993.

"Going with The Flow." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 6, 2001.

"Group Exhibiting Art at Springville Museum." The Deseret News, August 18, 1996.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, August 31, 2003.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, April 13, 2003.

"Street Smart Art in Park City, the Fair-Weather Festival; Park City: Art, Food With 40,000 Friends." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 7, 1998.

"Fred Esplin has been named Chairman of the Utah Humanities Council. In the Limelight." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 12, 1993.

"Local Colors Artworks co-op Members." The Deseret News, May 12, 2002.

"New Exhibits Are Framed With Element of Surprise." The Deseret News, June 19, 1994.

"Park City Galleries Blossom With Beauty Amid The Snow." The Deseret News, December 20, 1992.

"Salt Lake Neighborhoods." The Deseret News, July 9, 1992.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, December 1, 2002.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, October 8, 2000.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, September 26, 1999.

"'Small Packages' Contain Lots of Beauty For Art Lovers." The Deseret News, December 6, 1992.

"Support the Arts." The Deseret News, May 12, 2002.

"Tivoli Gallery Display Shows Playful Precision." The Deseret News, February 12, 1995.

"Today." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 1, 1992.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 21, 2003.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 9, 2003.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 10, 1999.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 6, 1996.

"'Utah '98' at Salt Lake's Union Pacific Depot." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 14, 1998.

"Visual Art Calendar." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 3, 1994.

"Watercolor Exhibit Set." The Deseret News, April 29, 2001.

"Watercolor Society Names Officer For '92-93." The Deseret News, July 29, 1992.

"What's Up." The Salt Lake Tribune, February 12, 1999.

Book

Olpin, Robert S.,William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

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