Offsite Gallery 2019 June 28 – August 9 “Make Me Wanna Holler” curated by Maizelle
Offsite Gallery 2024 August 3 – September 13 solo exhibition

Jackie Merritt is an artist/musician from Hampton, VA. “As an Artist/Musician/Songwriter, I am by nature a storyteller. It doesn’t matter if my story is told on canvas or in song. Whether it’s intentional or not, ideas overlap and influence each other during the process of creating.”

BFA (Art Education)-Norfolk State University
MA (Painting)-University of Wisconsin, Madison

1968 Graduate Fellowship – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
1969 Graduate Fellowship – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1969 Teaching Assistantship – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Full Scholarship (Tuition) – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Teaching Positions:
2019-present: Online Private Drawing Instruction.
2019/2007-Retired: Adjunct Instructor (Drawing, 2D & 3D Design, Painting),Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA
2014/2008-Instructor (Drawing) Governor’s School for the Arts, ODU, Norfolk, VA
2010/2008-Instructor (Drawing)
Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA
1978/1976-Assistant Professor (Undergraduate and Graduate Painting/Drawing) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1976/72-Instructor (Painting/Drawing) Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
1972-Visiting Lecturer (Drawing, 2D and 3D Design),University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professional Awards/Achievements:
2018-Hampton City Council Spotlight Award (Artist & Musician)
2010-Alli Award for (Art/Music): presented by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Rds.
2004-One Woman Exhibition: Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
(I exhibited my Women of the Blues series, ‘Color Me Blue’. The exhibit and performance showcased not only my paintings, but also my original music. Performed by my trio M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio.
1971-Summer visit Georgia O’Keeffe, Abiquiu, New Mexico

M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio; Jackie & Resa; Piedmont Sisters (Multi-Instrumentalist; Harmonica, Guitar, Uke, Banjo, Bass & Bones)
Musical Achievements:
2020-‘Breaking Out’, feature article Living Blues Magazine, International Publication.
2017-First Round Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album.
2015-Blues Harp Women, recording Produced by Ruff Records, Germany. (First International Recording of Women Harmonica Players).

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