Name

Elaine Jek

About

ABOUT MY WORK
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The textures, colors and sparkle of Nature call to me and ask me to tell their story.

My Botanical Illustration spell the softness of a petal, the roughness of bark, the tenacity and yet transience of plants. By close observation, Nature unravels its wonders.

My Handmade Jewelry is formed from natural gemstones retrieved from the Earth’s depths. My one-of-a-kind pieces are made from stones I personally cut and polish and set in custom Sterling Silver settings.

Earth can be solid and yet moldable. My Ceramic pieces… some are made from dark, nubbly clay and glazed to highlight this texture. Some of my ceramic pieces are made from smooth, pliable fine porcelain that I shape into faces to bring whimsy to your day.

The Neutrino is a phenomenon whose story of its discovery and its nature is worth describing in painting.

I hope to hear from you, and tell you more...

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
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2017 ( 3 - 31 June )
• The Alcatraz Florilegium
The Orinda Library. Orinda, CA
-Giclée of Watercolor botanical illustration

2016
• The Gardens of Alcatraz Florilegium
UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens. Berkeley, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration

2015
• Plants Illustrated
UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens. Berkeley, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration

2015
• Selections from the Alcatraz Florilegium
Stinson Beach Library. Stinson Beach, CA
Mahoney Library, Santa Rosa Junior College. Santa Rosa, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration

2014
• The Gardens of Alcatraz Florilegium
Greening Gallery. Marin Headlands, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration

2014
• Filoli’s 16th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition
Filoli. Woodside, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration

2014
• Northern California Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition
San Francisco Flower and Garden Show 2014. San Mateo, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration

• ArtScape 2014
Hayward City Hall Rotunda, Hayward, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration

2013
• The Gardens of Alcatraz Florilegium
Alcatraz Prison. Alcatraz Island, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration

2012
• Silicon Valley Open Studios
Palo Alto, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration, silverwork & lapidary, oil paintings

2012
• NuFact 2012 Conference, Solo Exhibition
College of William and Mary. Williamsburg, VA
-Oil paintings

2012
• Charles Street Garden Show
Sunnyvale, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration, silverwork & lapidary, oil paintings

2012
• Tandem Art Show
Hayward, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration, silverwork & lapidary, oil paintings

2011
• 100th Jubilee Celebration of St Albert the Great
Palo Alto, CA
-Oil paintings

2010
• Holiday Boutique and Gift Show
Sun Gallery. Hayward, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration, silverwork & lapidary, oil paintings

2007
• Holiday Gift Gallery
Phantom Studios. San Jose, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration, silverwork & lapidary, oil paintings

2007
• Anti-War Medals
Thomas Mann Gallery I/O. New Orleans, LA
-Silverwork & lapidary

2004
• Metal Arts Guild 2004 Exhibition
Oakland Museum of California's Collectors Gallery. Oakland, CA
-Silverwork & lapidary

2003
• Anti-War Medals
Velvet da Vinci. San Francisco, CA
-Silverwork & lapidary

2002 Open Studio
• Silicon Valley Open Studios. Los Altos, CA
-Watercolor botanical illustration, silverwork & lapidary, oil paintings

ART FAIRS AND SHOWS
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2002 - 2005
• Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society
Redwood City, CA
-Silverwork & lapidary

2002 – 2004
• Little House Bazaar
Menlo Park, CA
-Silverwork & lapidary

2002 – 2004
• United Methodist Church
Craft Faire, Los Altos, CA
-Silverwork & lapidary

TOURING GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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2008
• Anti-War Medals - expanded to 200 artists from 16 countries
Shaw Jewelry. Northeast Harbor, ME
-Silverwork & lapidary

2004 - 2005
• Anti-War Medals
Electrum Gallery. London, UK – Norway – Spain
-Silverwork & lapidary

AWARDS
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2004 San Mateo County Fair - Gold Award in Jewelry
2004 Opal Traders International Jewelry Award

PR/MEDIA
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2007 Published in Art Jewelry Today 2
Edited by Jeffrey B. Snyder, Schiffer Publishing

EDUCATION
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Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts
1990 Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Specialties

  • Oil Painting
  • Watercolor Botanical Illustration
  • Artisan Crafted Jewelry and Lapidary