.kay jackson

Using old masters glazing methods and ancient gilding techniques, Kay Jackson explores subjects ranging from endangered species and the environment to nocturnes and the human figure. Her paintings have been shown nationally for thirty years and exhibited internationally through the Arts in Embassies Program and Museums. The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and the National Academy of Science have her work in their permanent collections, and in 1997 President and Mrs. Clinton commissioned Jackson to paint a nocturne of the White House for their official Holiday Card.

Artist Resume





1970 through 1974     Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA 

1977 through 1978     The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC 

1979 through 1984     George Washington University, Washington, DC__MFA, Painting





January 2017              Catholic University of America, Mullen Library, May Gallery, Washington, DC

October 2016              Catholic University of America, Salve Regina Gallery, Washington, DC

March 2015                 Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC*

March 2014                 Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE***

June 2012-Jan 2013   National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA*

February 2012            Muscarelle Museum, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA*

January 2012              Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC *

December 2011          Quick Center at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY***

October 2011              Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silverspring MD***

September 2011         The George Washington University Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, WDC*

May 2011                    Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC***

April 2011                    American University, SIS Building, Washington, DC*

Sept 09-Jan 2010        Cosmos Club, Washington, DC*    

January 2008               Koman Fine Art, Vero Beach, FL**

April 2007                    Gallery Yellow, Cross River, NY***

January 2007              Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC*

January 2006              Reed Savage Gallery, Coral Gables, FL***

December 2005          Reed Savage Gallery, Coral Gables, FL***

October 2005              The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC**

March 2005                 Faces of the Fallen, Arlington National Cemetery***                                                                                                      

December 2004          The Studio, Middleburg, VA*** 

May  2004                   Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York, New York** 

March 2004                 The National Academies’ Keck Center, Washington, DC*** 

October 2003              The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC*** 

July 2003                    Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC*** 

December 2002          Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, Washington*** 

Summer 2002             Party Animals, Washington, DC*** 

December 2000          Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA***  

June 2000                   Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA* 

April 2000                   The Singapore Museum of Art, Singapore*** 

February 2000            The CIPTA Gallery, Jakarta Arts Center, Jakarta, Indonesia*** 

December 1999          Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA*** 

December 1999          The Working People’s Cultural Palace, Beijing, China*** 

November 1999          The Painting Institute, Shanghai, China*** 

October 1999              The Museum of Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam*** 

August 1999                The Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam*** 

May 1999                    Meridian International Center, Washington, DC*** 

March 1999                 Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC*** 

March 1999                 Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, New York*** 

December 1998           Spanierman Gallery, New York, New York*** 

October 1998               National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC ** 

October 1998               Spanierman Gallery, New York, New York*** 

December 1997           Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC* 

November 1997           Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, New York, New York*** 

April 1997                    Creative Resource Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan** 

February 1997             Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC***                            

November 1996           Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC* 

December 1995           Gallery Okuda International, Washington, DC*** 

March 1995                  The Bell Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan** 

February 1995             The Bell Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee*                                                                                                                                                                  

December 1994           The Parrish Gallery, Venice, Florida* 

December 1993          Pensler Galleries, Washington, DC* 

January 1993              Vaughn-Goodman Gallery, Jackson, Mississippi* 

November 1992          Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC*

October 1992              Meridian International Center, Washington, DC* 

May 1991                    Newark Museum, THE REGILDED AGE, Newark, New Jersey*** 

April 1990                   The University Club, Washington, DC*   

October 1989              The College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland*

March 1989                 Georgetown University Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, DC* 

January 1989              Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Rockville, Maryland** 

September 1988         Adelle M. Gallery, Dallas, Texas* 

May 1988                    Red Fox Fine Art, Middleburg, Virginia* 

December 1987          Vorpal Gallery, New York, New York*** 

November 1986          Wallace-Wentworth Gallery, Washington, DC** 

March 1986                 Wallace-Wentworth Gallery, Washington, DC* 

October 1985              Wallace-Wentworth Gallery, Washington, DC*** 

April 1984                    Dimock Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, DC*** 

June 1984                   Gallery Astrid, Monte Carlo, Monaco** 

June 1983                   Arena Stage, Washington, DC*** 

December 1982          Gallery K, Washington, DC*** 

June 1982                   Gallery K, Washington, DC*** 

January 1982              Washington Women’s Art Center, Washington, DC*** 

                                                   * Denotes solo exhibition 

                                                   ** Denotes two person exhibition 

                                                   *** Denotes group exhibition





Nocturne painting of the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton’s official 1997 Holiday Card. 



                  ART IN EMBASSIES PROGRAM 1988 to 2012 


Nassau, Bahamas                                                                     Moscow, Russia            

Belize City, Belize                                                                      Paris, France                                                                                                                       Riyadh, Saudi Arabia                                                                 Phnom Penh, Cambodia                                                             Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea                                            Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                                                               Lima, Peru   

Bangkok, Thailand                                                                    Suva, Fiji

Colombo, Sri Lanka                                                                   Rangoon, Burma





December 2015            Greenpeace uses Constellation Tableau by Kay Jackson for Holiday card

April 23, 2015                Kay Jackson at Addison/Ripley Fine Art by Ari Post, The Georgetowner

January 2012                Kay Jackson at Addison/Ripley Fine Art by Ari Post, The Georgetowner 

October 2011                Washington City Paper, Reviewed: Kay Jackson at Luther W. Brady Art 

                                      Gallery by Louis Jacobson

March 2011                   100 artists of the Mid-Atlantic by E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer

April 2007                      Witness for the Environment, Elan Magazine

April 2005                      Faces of the Fallen, Smithsonian Magazine 

March 2004                   National Academies’ Keck Center, Washingtonian Magazine

2004                              Art in Embassies Program Catalog, U.S. Mission to the OECD, Paris, FR 

December 13, 2002      DC Commission on Arts does itself a Party Favor, Washington Post 

December 25, 1997      A Gilder’s  24-Karat Restoration, The New York Times 

December 4, 1997        White House Card, USA Today 

Nov/Dec 1996               The Midas Touch, Southern Accents Magazine 

October 2, 1994            Gilt by Association, The Washington Post Sunday Magazine

April/May 1994              The Young at Art, Washington Life Magazine 

January 1, 1994            Kay Jackson at Pensler,  The Washington Post 

December 1993            On the Wings of Angels, Traditional Home Magazine 

August 1993                 Granito and Sgrafitto: Two Methods of Adornment, Picture Framing 


November 21,1999       Glorifying Washington’s Subtle Charms, The Washington Post 

April 7, 1989                  Jackson Exhibit Highlights Watercolor’s Beauty, The Hoya, Georgetown


September 1988            Rapping, Museum and Arts Washington 

January 4,1987              Strathmore Show, The Washington Post 

July 1987                       The Softest Stroke, Washingtonian Magazine 

June 1984                      Radio interview, American Radio-Cote d’ Azur 

September 1982            Three to Watch-Realists of a Different Hue, Washingtonian Dossier 

June 17,1982                 DC Talent at Gallery K, The Washington Post







                                  PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


The Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago Illinois 

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

District of Columbia Commissions on the Arts, Washington, DC 

Embassy of the United States of America, Cambodia 

Embassy of the United States of America,  Peru 

Embassy of the United States of America,  Russia 

Embassy of the United States of America, Saudi Arabia 

Embassy of the United States of America, Tajikistan 

Federal Reserve Board Fine Arts Program, Washington, DC

Muscarelle Museum of Art, at The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

National Academy of Science, Keck Center, Washington, DC 

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC


                             CORPORATE COLLECTIONS


Bell Atlantic, Arlington, Virginia 

Bracewell and Patterson, Washington, DC 

The Club at Franklin Square, Washington, DC 

ERC, Fairfax, Virginia 

Ernst and Young, Baltimore, Maryland 

Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, Washington, DC 

ICF, Washington, DC 

Kenwood Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland 

LCOR Inc., Bethesda, Maryland 

Landsdowne Conference Center, Leesburg, Virginia 

Mintz, Levin, Cohen, Ferris, Golvsky and Popeo, Washington, DC 

Oliver T. Carr, Washington,  DC 

Paine Webber, Washington, DC 

Ross, Dixon and Bell, Washington, DC

Sallie Mae, Inc., Reston, Virginia 

Signet Bank, Washington,  DC 

Silverstein and Mullens, Washington, DC 

Society for Human Resource Management, Alexandria, Virginia 

The Tower Club, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia 

The Washington Post Company, Washington, DC 

The Willard Hotel, Washington, DC