Address: 62 Maney Avenue, Apt. 4, Asheville, NC, 28804, USA
2012 - present: Apprenticeship with professional landscape painter John Mac Kah, Longbranch Studios, 122 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC.
2012 - present: Study of figure drawing and painting at Studio Escalier. Winter at the Louvre 2012, Paris, Fr. (8 weeks), Summer Intensive 2013, Argenton-les-Vallées, Fr. (12 weeks), Summer Intensive 2014, Argenton-les-Vallées, Fr. (12 weeks), Spring in Paris 2 Figure Drawing 2015, Paris, Fr. (4 weeks).
2012-present Workshop studies with professional artists Nicholas Raynolds, Rebecca King, J.P. Sullivan, and Ben Long IV in Asheville, NC.
2009 - 2012: Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, classical approaches to drawing.
2009 - 2011: UNC Asheville, Art program, drawing, painting & sculpture.
2008 - present: Copying at numerous museums in US & abroad after various masters.
Awards / Grants
2014: Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2014: Waterway Fellowship for Artistic Merit
2013: Waterway Fellowship for Artistic Merit
2015 Group Exhibition, The Shop at Greenhill, Greensboro, NC. Nov. 19th, 2015 - January 2016.
2015 Group Exhibition, Désirant Boutique, Asheville, NC. Ongoing.
2015 Group Exhibition, Nonprofit Benefit: River Link “Of Time and the River: Artists Interpret the French Broad”, Asheville, NC, Sept. 30th & October 15-18th, 2015.
2015 Group Exhibition, Nonprofit Benefit: Western NC Aids Project “Raise Your Hand Gala”, Asheville, NC, Sept. 26th, 2015.
2015 Fine Arts & Master Crafts Juried Art Fair, Banner Elk, NC. July 2015.
2015 Juried Art & Crafts Fair, ASCI Bastille Day Celebration, July 2015.
2015 Group Exhibition, Alchemy Fine Art Gallery, Asheville, NC, May 24- June 26th.
2015 Art Fair, "Art in the Park", Asheville, NC. 3 dates.
2015 Group Exhibition, Nonprofit Benefit: Pisgah Legal “Art for Justice”, Asheville, NC, May 14th, 2015.
2015 Group Exhibition, Windsor Boutique Hotel, Asheville, NC. Jan. 5th - Ongoing
2014 Solo Exhibition, “Art of Jason Rafferty: Second Solo Exhibition”, Metro Wines, Asheville, NC. November 1, 2014 - January 2, 2015
2014 Group Exhibition, Chestnut, Craft Food & Cocktails, Asheville, NC
January 5th, 2014 - present (ongoing exhibit)
2014 Group Exhibition, “Of Time & The River: 15 Artists Interpret the French Broad River”
Thursday, October 23rd, 6-9pm. Sol's Reprieve, Asheville, NC.
2014 Group Exhibition, Old Europe Cafe, Asheville, NC 2012 - December 2014 (ongoing exhibit)
2014 Group Exhibition, “Longbranch Studios 14th Anniversary exhibition - featuring John Mac Kah, Alisa Lumbreras, & Jason Rafferty”, Asheville, NC March 2014
2013 Group Exhibition, “Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina Traveling Exhibit”, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC April - November 2013.
2012 Solo Exhibition, “Art of Jason Rafferty: Two Dispositions”, Izzy’s Coffee Den, Asheville, NC. July 2012
2011 Group Exhibition, “Annual Art Front Members Exhibition”, Highsmith University Gallery, Asheville, NC
2011 Group Exhibition, “UNCA 44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition”, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Asheville, NC; Kate Silvio, Juror
2011 Group Exhibition, “Norfolk Cultural Council’s January Art Exhibition”. Norfolk Public Library Gallery, Norfolk, MA
2016 - multifigurative composition, working title. - oil on panel.
2015 - “B. Fuller in Contemplation” - oil on canvas, 20 x 24”
2015 - “Bust of Pythagoras” - graphite, ink and conté on tone paper, 8x10”
2015 - “Portrait of Grace” - oil on panel, 18 x 24”
2015 - “Study of Trees, French Broad” - graphite and chalk on paper, 14” x 11”
2015 - “Ethereality”, oil on panel, 18” x 12”
2014 - “Two Hummingbirds”, oil on panel, 9”x12”
2013 - “Mr. & Mrs. Adams”, charcoal and chalk on paper, 18” x 24”
2013 - “El Niño”, oil on panel, 24” x 30”
2013 - “‘Pudge’ Battle Scene”, graphite, ink and chalk on paper, 18”x24”
2012 - Various portraits while traveling abroad in Ireland
2011 - “Cameron”, graphite and acrylic paint on board, 14”x11”.
2011 - “House Portrait”, conté on tone paper, 20” x 16”
2011 - “A. Wertheim”, graphite and chalk on paper, 16” x 14”
2010 - “Two drawings of Duke Ellington”, graphite on paper, 11”x14”
2016 - Cover, Capital at Play magazine. March 2016.
2014 - Mountain Xpress, October 9, 2014, “Open air art exhibit with French Broad River theme to benefit RiverLink”
July 2012 - Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 11,
“Fine Art - Interview with Jason Rafferty”
2011 - Headwaters Creative Arts Magazine, UNC Asheville
2011 - The Country Gazette, January 14, 2011. “Art at the Norfolk Library: Jason Rafferty, Rick Tedoldi, Bill Robinsion”
2010 - Metabolism Art & Culture Review, UNC Asheville, Vol. 5, Issue 4.
Radio / Video
2016 - The Dead Files, sketch artist. Episode premieres summer 2016.
2014 - Interview at “Of Time & the River” exhibit, WPVM Radio, Asheville, NC, Nov. 7th, 2014.
2011 - Garza, Jonathan, Collective Perspectives. Interview at “The Garage at Biltmore” Asheville, NC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrBBJSYWW-s
2015 - Asheville Chamber of Commerce, “Local painter offers prints of French Broad River to benefit RiverLink” Asheville Business Blog, 07/21/15 http://blog.ashevillechamber.org/2015/07/local-painter-offers-prints-of-french.html
2015 - McReynolds, Kay, “Local Artist Jason Rafferty gives back to the community he muses on” Mountain Xpress Blog, 03/12/2015 http://mountainx.com/arts/local-artist-jason-rafferty-gives-back-to-the-community-he-muses-on/
2015 - Basalo, Philip, “How to Collaborate with Nonprofits to Increase Art Sales”, written by Jason Rafferty. The Abundant Artist, 03/11/2015. http://theabundantartist.com/collaborate-nonprofits-increase-art-sales/
2015 - Higgins, Lauryn, “10 Questions with Local Artists Jason Rafferty & Sally Garner” Asheville Grit, 02/12/2015 ashevillegrit.com/10-questions-local-artists-jason-rafferty-sally-garner
2014 - Trippi, Gina, “Jason Rafferty” Art Space: Metro Wines Blog, 10/09/2014 https://www.metrowinesasheville.com/blog/entry/jason-rafferty
2014 - Poirier, Alexander, “Pencil Artist of the Week: Jason Rafferty” The PENCILS Blog, 02/11/2014 http://pencils.com/pencil-artist-jason-rafferty/
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