Jackie Dorsey is an award winning artist based in Athens, Georgia. Her work has been exhibited in local, state, national and international shows and was recently featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine under "This Years Best Paintings". She is a signature member, board member and past president of the Georgia Watercolor Society. Her work is primarily watercolor and portraiture. She is inspired by the vibrant art and music scene in Georgia and is currently working on an exhibition of Legendary Georgia Musicians.
For current news, awards and shows, please visit jackiedorseyart on Facebook! Search or just click on the facebook icon (f) on the top right corner of this page.
To navigate this website, please click on the links above. Many paintings are for sale. Each painting has a beautiful, custom professional frame and mat with UV protected glass. Limited Edition Prints, giclees, which are archival ink reproductions on watercolor paper, can be purchased for $100-$300.
The artist is passionate about music and the Athens music scene and gives back by combining efforts with musicians to benefit Nuci’s Space. Autographed prints of Michael Stipe, That's Me in the Corner", are still available. Autographed prints by Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of the Drive By Truckers are available in very limited quantities. Autographed prints by Sunny Ortiz of Widespread Panic are also available. Nuci's Space is a non-profit health and music resource center for musicians in Athens, GA www.nuci.org.
Please contact Jackie if you are interested in seeing any painting. For one of a kind, commissioned paintings please click the commissioned paintings link for information.
Recent, Current or upcoming Shows:
40th Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors Bare Ruin'd Choirs will be on exhibit August 7-September 26 at the View Center for Arts & Culture in New York.
Tri-State Juried 33rd Water Media Exhibition. Off Tour (awarded) and My Whole World Ran Dry will be on exhibit May 21-July 24 at LeMoyne Arts Center in Tallahassee, FL.
60th Exhibition of Watercolor USA, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang received the Robert E. Goodier Memorial award for Traditional Transparent Watercolor and will be on exhibit June 4-August 29 at the Springfield Art Museum in the Weisel and Kelly Galleries in Springfield MO.
44th Southern Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition, Pulse received the M. Graham award and will be on exhibit April 23-June 19, 2021 at the Gadsden Art Center and Museum in Quincy Florida.
Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Unraveled, was on exhibit April 5-May 14, 2021 at the Center for the Arts in Carrollton, Georgia.
44th International Watermedia Exhibition, Wick of Youth (sold), was awarded the Margaret Scott Bock Award and is on exhibit virtually at https://www.watercolorhouston.org/.
North American Open Juried Exhibition, Blue Tattoo, was on exhibit at the Plymouth Center for the Arts November 1-December 5, 2020 (New England Watercolor Society).
Northstar National Juried Exhibition, Natural Light, was on exhibit in Mahtomedi MN from October 2- November 13, 2020.
The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 41st International Juried Exhibition, My Whole World Ran Dry, awarded third place, was scheduled to show September 26- November 1, but was moved on-line due to the corona virus.
Illinois Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2020, Blue Heat, was scheduled to show May 2- 29 at the Fine Arts Center, Dixon, Illinois but was moved on-line due to the corona virus.
Watercolor Society of Alabama National Exhibition, My Whole World Ran Dry (painting of Brent Cobb), was scheduled to be on exhibit at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Alabama from April 3-May30, 2020 but was closed due to the corona virus.
Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Off Tour (painting of Chuck Leavell at his home), awarded, was scheduled to be on exhibit at the Oglethorpe University Museum in Atlanta from March 14-April 26, 2020 but was closed due to the corona virus.
National Juried Water+Color Painting Exhibit, Apathy & Good Books, awarded 2nd Place, and Long Cast Shadow were on display at the Pence Gallery, Davis, California February 14-March 31, 2020.
Pennsylvania Water Color Society 40th International Juried Exhibition, Blue Tattoo, awarded, was on display August 31-October 26, 2019 at the Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 N. Lime St. Lancaster, PA.
Georgia Watercolor Society Member Exhibition, Lullaby (a painting of Shawn Mullins) was on display June 2 - August 2, 2019 at the Lyndon House in Athens.
Reflections Juried Exhibition, Apathy & Good Books, Natural Light which was awarded Best In Show, and Hendershots was on display August 15-October 5, 2019 at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center 514 Green Street N.E., Gainesville, GA
WSA 78th National Annual Exhibition, Summer Wind was on display June 2 - August 2, 2019 at the Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA) 133 Second Ave NE, Decatur, AL.
2019 Tri-State Juried Watermedia Exhibition, Blue Heat, won First in Show (First Place) and Summer Wind II was on display in Tallahassee, Florida at LeMoyne Arts from May 2 , 2019 through June 29, 2019.
Georgia Watercolor Society 2019 National Exhibition, Apathy & Good Books, First Place, will be on display March 9-April 26 at the Bowen Center for the Arts, Dawsonville, GA.
Ringer: Contemporary Portraiture, Blue Heat and Blue Tatoo are currently on exhibit at the Athens Institue for Contemporary Art (Athica) until March 14. Jackie Dorsey will be part of an art panel on March 10 from 4-6 p.m., all are welcome.
Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition, Anchored in You and Summer Wind were on display at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), 34 School Street, Watkinsville from January 19-Feburary 22, 2019.
Tannery Row Artist Colony Fall Juried Exhibition, The Look and Sienna were on show from October 13-November 17. 554 W. Main Street, Buford GA 30518
South Carolina Watercolor Society National Show, Real Life, awarded, was showing at City Art Gallery, 1224 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC from Oct. 6-November 26 and is currently on tour.
Georgia Watercolor Society Member Show, Natural Light was on display at the Sautee Nacoochee Center in Sautee Nachoochee, Georgia, October 5-November 18, 2018. The Opening Reception and Awards is October 14, 2018.
Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, American Flag, Riffing, Shaky and Summer Girls were on show in this curated exhibition from August 30-September 27. Demorest, GA 30535
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition,
Apathy & Good Books, awarded, was on display at the Center for the Arts Evergreen, Evergreen, CO from September 7-October 27, 2018.
Fine Arts Exhibition of the 2018 Decatur Arts Festival, Natural Light was on display at the Dalton Gallery on the campus of Agnes Scott College from May 22-June 10.
Tri-State Juried Watermedia Exhibition, The Day that Atlas Dropped the Ball and Hendershots (received the Silver Award) were on display at FSU Museum of Fine Arts from May 18-June 16 in Tallahassee, FL.
Tannery Row Art Association Spring Juried Art Show, Summer Wind II awarded second place, and Real Life were on display from March 10-April 7 at 554 W. Main Street, Buford GA.
Watercolor Art Society-Houston 41st International Watermedia Exhibition, Apathy and Good Books, was on display March 4-April 5. 1601 W. Alabama St. Houston, TX.
Georgia Watercolor Society 2018 National Exhibition, Blue Heat, awarded, was on display at Oglethorpe University Museum from March 16-April 29.
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) Resonance. This was a curated show by Jackie Dorsey and Melody Croft of 13 artists. January 19-February 16, 34 School St, Watkinsville, GA.
Rhode Island Watercolor Society National Show, Summer Wind, awarded Third Place, was on display at Slator Memorial Park, Pawtucket, RI, from October 14-November 24, 2017.
South Carolina Watermedia National Show, Natural Light was on display at the SC Airport. 2017. Awarded.
Art of the Heartland National Show, Southwest Artists, Inc. The painting American Flag was on show at the Mena Art Gallery in Arizona from October 4-28th. 2017.
Georgia Watercolor Society 2017 Exhibition Quinlan Arts Center Gainesville, GA. The painting, Long Cast Shadow of musician Michael Lesousky, was on show from August 17-October 7, 2017. It was awarded First in Show.
30th National Juried Exhibit of the SCAA at Mable House Arts Center, Mableton GA. The paintings Summer Wind 2 (awarded) of musician Erin Burchfield, and Hendershots with musician Seth Hendershot was on display from August 14-September 20, 2017.
Classic Center Gallery 2 300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA Eleven encore paintings of Athens in Portraiture were on show in Gallery 2 at the Classic Center through December 10 2017.
29th Tri-State Juried Watermedia Exhibition The paintings American Flag and Georgia Theatre were on display in this juried show from May 19-June 19 at the the Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL. The painting, Georgia Theatre, received 2nd place at the awards ceremony May 19 from 6-8 p.m., 2017.
Southworks 2017 The painting Real Life was displayed in this National juried show at OCAF (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation), 34 School Street, Watkinsville, from April 7 to May 5, 2017.
Georgia Watercolor Society XXXVIII National Exhibition The painting Butterfly Clip of the musician Erin Burchfield (Wrennpop now Pip the Pansy) was on display at the Rousch Family Gallery, 251 Alabama Street, Carrollton, GA from March 11 – April 28, 2017. It was awarded the Peach Award by juror Fealing Lin.
American Watercolor Society 150th International Show The artist's painting entitled Natural Light, of Mike Cooley of the Drive By Truckers, was juried in to this prestigious show. The Exhibition was held April 3-22, 2017 at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Show January 12 through February 24, 2017 334 Highway 9N, Dawsonville, GA. Two of the artist's paintings were on show plus paintings from 65 other Georgia Watercolor Society Signature members. The painting, Real Life, was awarded First Place.
Athens Celebrated January 20 through February 17, 2017 at OCAF (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation), 34 School Street, Watkinsville. This show was the artist's homage to Athens. She states "All of the people I invited to participate represent something that I value in our community. The people, the music, the arts, the unique shops and restaurants, the university and the community activism and events make this town the gem that it is."
In the news:
Nice shout out https://americanwatercolor.net/grade-a-watercolors-on-display-in-georgia/
Featured work in Artists Network! www.artistsnetwork.com/art-techniques/composition/5-reasons-composition-matters-most/
In depth interview with Creative Catalyst Productions https://ccpvideos.com/blogs/news/interview-with-watercolorist-jackie-dorsey
Interview with Voyage Atlanta http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet-jackie-dorsey-jackie-dorsey-original-paintings-portraits-athens-georgia/
4/16/18 Splash 20 Winners are announced. Out of more than 1100 entries 123 artists were selected, including Jackie Dorsey, for North Light Books’ watercolor competition Splash 20: Creative Compositions!
4/27/17 Splash 19 Winners are announced. Out of more than 1700 entries 126 artists were selected, including Jackie Dorsey, for North Light Books’ watercolor competition Splash 19: Illusion of Light!
11/25/16 Flagpole Magazine and the Athens Banner Herald listed the reception as one of the top things to do that weekend. The show also received a wonderful write up by art blogger Barbette Houser see http://flagpole.com/blogs/culture-briefs/posts/jackie-dorsey-s-soundcheck-is-an-ode-to-the-athens-music-scene.
Opportunity to Benefit Athens Musicians. Buy an autographed print of Sunny Ortiz from Widespread Panic and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Athens Musicians Emergency Fund named in honor of G. Vereen. Limited Edition of 14 prints. There is one left. They sell for $200 and the full $200 of each purchase will go directly to this fund. Print image is 20 x 14, with white space 22.5 x 18. Please use the contact form below to order this last print.
Other ways to support Nuci's Space:
Drive-By-Truckers Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood signed prints of their paintings during one of their Athens Homecoming. The prints are limited edition, less than 11 made of each, and printed on watercolor paper with archival ink. They sell for $200 and $100 of each purchase will go directly to Nuci's Space. For Cooley's painting, Natural Light, the image size is approximately 13.75 x 20.25 with a white border trim to allow for his autograph. For Hood's painting, What it Means, the image size is approximately 15 x 20.25 also with a white border trim for his autograph. With the white border trim both prints are 18 x 22.5.
CONTINUING OPPORTUNITY TO BENEFIT NUCI'S SPACE
WITH R.E.M.'S MICHAEL STIPE AUTOGRAPHED PRINT: ORDER NOW
Archival limited edition print of “That’s me in the corner” signed and numbered by Jackie Dorsey, the artist, and individually autographed by Michael Stipe of R.E.M. on the back. Archival print of his autograph, included, can be incorporated in framing. See Watercolor Gallery for image. Only 20 made. Each print is 21 by 14 inches and comes in a double mat 22 by 28. Beautifully presented for gift giving with Nuci's Space sticker. We are combining our efforts to benefit Nuci’s Space, a non-profit health and music resource center for musicians in Athens, GA (see www.nuci.org) . These autographed prints sell for $500; for each print sold $300 will be donated to Nuci’s Space. Limited 20 made.