Jeanie Mossa's art is derived from dreams and archetypal images found deep in the World Soul. Her artworks are an eclectic collection of mixed media, sculpture, spirit-being dolls and artisan jewelry. With influences from the impressionists to Roger Dean and Dale Chihuly, she continues to create new works in old and new forms.
Jeanie also holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. A modern day medicine woman with additional training in Bach Flower Remedies, Aromatherapy and Energy Healing. She is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and owner of Four Paws Acupuncture. She is the author of several books and articles on alternative medicine for people and pets.
MIX: Adventures in Mixed Media
The MIX show, at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery, in partnership with Artistic Artifacts, is a mixed media art event. In this show, Jeanie has three pieces: "Nesting", a spirit being nestled in a dreamcatcher; "Dances with Sticks", a piece expressing Jeanie's ability to stand on her own two feet; and the award winning "The Empress", a spirit doll expressing the Tarot card of the same name (Juror's Choice Award). She also has ten art jewelry pieces in the "Marketplace", an extension of the show. Works are on exhibit from May 1 through May 31, 2015.
"Art and Story" art exhibit at the Shirlington Library
The Art and Story show at the Shirlington Library is an ongoing art exhibit. For this run, Jeanie has two pieces, a mixed media piece incorporating a Spirit Being, and a stand-alone Spirit Being showing from March 29 through April 26, 2015. The theme of this ongoing exhibit is the power of art and story. "A good story or other form of literature can spark the imagination and inspire artists to create meaningful work. Behind every piece of art is a story–whether borne of the artists’ experiences or their interpretation of social or cultural events." Jeanie's works shown are the mixed media piece "Enchanted Slumber" and the Spirit Being "Madonna".
"Dream On" art exhibit at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jeanie's has two pieces, a watercolor and a sculpture, currently showing at the "Dream On" show at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery. The theme of this show is: "Weird, wonderful, surreal or scary, our dreams conjure images and influence feelings. Some dreams are thematic; some are more random, disjointed occurrences—fragmented images that question the meaning of past experiences or forewarn of future occurrences." Jeanie's works in this show include the watercolor "Insomnia" and a mixed media Spirit Being sculpture "When Trees Dream". Pieces are on exhibit March 6 through March 29, 2015.
"Paws ‘N Claws for Art" exhibit at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Jeanie's mixed media piece "St. Gertrude Patron Saint of Crazy Cat Ladies" is currently showing at the "Paws ‘N Claws for Art" exhibit at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria in Alexandria, VA. In cooperation with the Del Ray Artisans, the theme of this exhibit is "two-dimensional works of art celebrating the animals that enrich and inspire them." The works in this show include a variety of styles and media inspired by animals and their roles in our lives. The show helps support two good causes -- "As a fundraising effort, a percentage of each sale goes directly to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and Del Ray Artisans—both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations." Jeanie's artwork is a piece inspired by her own cats. Pieces are on show February 21 through May 31, 2015.
"The Color Pink" art exhibit at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Two of Jeanie's works, a Spirit Being entitled "Madonna and Child" and a mixed media work entitled "The Healing Garden" are currently showing in "The Color Pink" juried exhibition at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Alexandria, VA. The theme of this exhibit is the color pink: "Just thinking about pink will warm you up and help chase away those winter blues! Artists have used the color pink in its many shades to evoke purity, hope, seduction, romanticism, and many other emotions." Pieces are on show January 2 through February 1, 2015.
"Nourish and Flourish" art exhibit at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Three of Jeanie's Spirit Beings were shown at the "Nourish and Flourish" juried exhibit at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Alexandria, VA. The theme of this exhibit is "Art Inspired by Food". Jeanie has three Spirit Beings in this show: Abundance, Blessings and Gratitude. Pieces were on show November 7 through November 30, 2014.
"Art and Story" art exhibit at the Shirlington Library
Three of Jeanie's Spirit Beings are currently showing at the "Art and Story" exhibit at the Shirlington Library in Arlington, VA. The theme of this exhibit is the power of art and story. "A good story or other form of literature can spark the imagination and inspire artists to create meaningful work. Behind every piece of art is a story–whether borne of the artists’ experiences or their interpretation of social or cultural events. The works in this show demonstrate a wide assortment of media types and draw from a variety of subject matter, while each piece depicts a story in some way." Jeanie has three Spirit Beings in this show: Dances With Love, Tree Guardian of Avalon, and La Befana Strega. Pieces are on show October through November, 2014.
A themed work integrating Jeanie's Spirit Beings showed October 3 through November 2, 2014 at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Alexandria, VA. The show, Metamorphosis, was a juried art exhibit featuring work by local artists. Jeanie's entry, "Maiden, Mother, Crone" captures the theme of metamorphasis with a piece drawn from Celtic symbols of the life cycle. Jeanie also contributed a mask to the Mask-erpiece Silent Auction fundraiser, titled "Gaia."
A Show of Hands, Alexandria, VA
Jeanie Marie's extraordinary jewelry and crocheted wire neck and wrist sculptures were on show from August, 2013 through March, 2014 at A Show Of Hands Gallery in Alexandria VA. Some pieces shown included:
The Pig's Eye Art Chair Benefit Project
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, a local restaurant/gallery asked Salem, Massachusetts artists to turn old chairs into works of art, to be auctioned away to raise money for the Julia Gauthier Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund was created after the tragic death of Julie Gauthier in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver. Each chair-based artwork was to have a theme of pigs. Jeanie Marie happily took one of these chairs to her studio and began work on it. This beautiful chair, a tribute to the Chinese Year of the Pig, was her contribution to the project.
Art Returns From the Dead: A Day of the Dead Collection
Imagine a holiday when the dead return to their homes and visit their families! The Day of the Dead is a joyous Mexican tradition celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, a time to remember and spiritually reconnect with departed loved ones. Originating in ancient Mexico, this custom is celebrated in many North, Central and South American countries. Inspired by Mexican, Mayan and Aztec imagery, these pieces celebrate the Dias de los Muertos. Masks like El Mago Del Mar (shown), combine sea glass and pottery from the shores of Salem, Massachusetts with skulls, bones and other playful Day of the Dead inspirations. Others, like Waiting for the Sun and Ix Chel draw on darker images and themes. These are two of the pieces that were on exhibit and the photographs really don't adequately capture their light, color or presence.
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