Jacque L. Keller
JACQUE LYNN KELLER is an internationally known artist who has been drawing and painting since she was 8 years old. In the farm country of northwest Ohio, she was encouraged by teachers and family to explore this passion. Throughout her childhood she was a student at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Youth Studies Program. Jacque began painting professionally in the early 1980’s after attending the University of Toledo and Arizona State University’s School of Art. She began as a muralist and specializes in trompe l’oeil and commissioned artwork. One of Jacque’s art goals is image diversity; ”…you will see everything from portraiture to non-representational work. I need diversity in painting as in life. I want the viewer to think, to smile, to enjoy…” Jacque is co-owner of Quantum Art, Inc. based in Arizona.
Since 1995, Jacque has been a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (previously called National Acrylic Painters Association). “Nature Watch” was exhibited to great reviews in England. It is now in the slide registry at the Royal Academy of Art, London. Some of her kudos include her juried participation in numerous international and national exhibitions including those in England, Washington, Louisiana, Florida, Illinois, Oregon, California, and Arizona. She has experienced great success with her solo and group exhibitions at the Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona. “Mama”, a realistic portrait of her deceased 99 year-old grandmother, was included in a national exhibition in Florida honoring the history of women. She was the winning artist in the national art competition for the 1998 Bashas-Chandler Ostrich Festival, Arizona, creating the colorful ostriches in “Where’s the Party?” In January 2004 her work, Hope, was included in a national War Forum Exhibition in Chicago. In March 2004, her work Red Corners was included in an International Exhibition of ISAP in Seattle, WA. The City of Chandler (AZ) commissioned Jacque to paint three large paintings of their historic downtown; they hang in the city’s Planning & Development Office. Silent Without You and other works by Jacque will be used by the Chandler Center for the Arts (AZ) as the featured artwork in their 2005-06 yearly event brochure and playbills. In March 2006 her painting, A Rose in the Desert-–depicting Glendale’s (Arizona) historic Sahuaro Ranch, was used on the program cover and invitation of Glendale Celebrates the Artists. The painting is now part of City of Glendale’s permanent collection. Her work and career were featured in Ahwatukee Life Magazine in April 2006. Jacque’s surreal painting, Raining Tomatoes, was part of the Best of the West: Expressions West Exhibition at the Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, in 2006. Western International University, Apollo Group, is a major collector of Jacque’s work. In the Spring of 2009 Rugs of Kaibab is unveiling the Jacque Keller Signature Collection of hand woven rugs. Jacque along with John Gleason was featured in Be Noticed Magazine. Jacque’s work, Survivor, in collaboration with John Gleason, won first place in the Arizona state-wide call by the West Valley Arts Council (2010) in conjunction with the NEA’s Call of the Wild. Jacque’s work took 1st and 3rd places in a Gilbert Visual Arts League Art Show, Mesa, AZ (2013). Her work Raindrops will be part of an international juried ISAP show in California, July 2013, and her work with John Gleason will kick of a sculpture garden in El Morro, NM, July, 2013. In December 2013 she won Best of Show for The Guardian at Arizona Art Alliance Gallery, Scottsdale.
Jacque’s works are included in prestigious private, corporate, and public collections and are eagerly collected and commissioned nationwide. Her work is currently represented by Quan’tum Art, Inc., Scottsdale’s renowned art district, AZ, Galleria Carnaval, Ramah, NM.