jessie groeschen events
                and appearances

EDUCATION
AA - Fine Arts, College of the Redwoods
BA - Art, Sculpture and Art History, Humboldt State University

SELECTED EXHIBITS * EVENTS

2012

  • Wood Fair, Humboldt Woodworking Society, Demonstration, Eureka, CA
  • Solo Exhibit, Sacred Palace, Eureka, California

2010

  • College of the Redwoods, Guest Artist, Eureka, California

2009

  • Festival of Trees, demonstrations, Seattle, Washington

2007

  • Fansacarve  1st Dutch Internationl Chainsaw Competition, Vassaan, Netherland.
  • The Eye and I of the Storm  A one woman Gallery Exhibit featuring wind blown trees.  Westhaven Center for the Arts, Trinidad, CA.

2006

  • Wild West Winter Fest, demonstrating sculptor, Bozeman, Montana
  • Almquist Lumber Grand Opening, demonstrating sculptor, Arcata, California

2005

  • Downtown Juried Sculpture exhibit, March 2005-March 2006, Tribute to Van Gogh, Puyallup, WA
  • World Forestry Museum, Grand Re-opening, demonstrating carver, Portland, Oregon
  • Everett Center for the Arts, Bi-ennial Juried Art Exhibition for Painting, Mr. Robert Cotton  Everett, Washington
  • Carve Carrbridge! Chainsaw Carving Event, Carrbridge, Scotland
  • The English Open, Chainsaw Carving Event, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, England

2004

  • Downtown Juried Sculpture Exhibit, March 2004-March 2005, 'Tribute to Van Gogh", Puyallup, WA
  • The Sawblade and Chain of Events presents, The Yard Dogs Road Show, Phillipsville, CA
  • The English Open, Chainsaw Carving Event, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, England

2003

  • 'Ready, Set, Van Gogh one of three carvers chosen for a show on Art by Gay Rosenfeld Productions for the Bravo channel. Venice Beach, California.
  • The Rendezvous, a chainsaw carving event, benefiting The Make A Wish Foundation. She was one of 175 carvers from around the world. Ridgeway, Pennsylvania
  • ESPN Great Outdoor Games, Demonstrating Carver, Reno, Nevada.

2002

  • Artist Cooperative of Whidbey Island, Featured Artist, Langley, WA
  • Folklife, Juried Show, Working the North Woods: Documenting a Century of Working in the North Woods, funded by the King Co. Arts Commission, Wash. Commission for the Humanities, Wash. Forest Protection Association, National Endowment for the Humanities & the National Endowment for the Arts. Seattle, WA
  • Kabuki Chainsaw Carving Club, The 2nd Annual Chainsaw Carving Event, Toei, Japan

2001

  • Lowe's Hardware, Grand Openings, Washington, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada

2000

  • Kenai Peninsula State Fair, Demonstrating Carver, Ninilchik, Alaska

1999

  • Whidbey Island, 3rd Annual Studio Tour, Langley, WA

1998

  • Island Arts Council, Annual Juried Art Show, Mr. Robert Cotton, 2 Guys on a Bench (paintings) Langley, WA
  • Bayview Studio's, Holiday Art Bash, Langley, WA

1997

  • Everett Center for the Arts, Annual Juried Art Show, 'Feminine", Everett, WA

1996

  • Everett Center for the Arts, Annual Juried Art Show; 'The Wedding Gift", Everett, WA
  • The Kentucky Nationals, Chainsaw Carving Event, The Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky

1995

  • Island Arts Council, Annual Juried Art Show; 'The Wedding Gift", Langley, WA

1994

  • Everett Center for the Arts, Recycling & Art;Salmon Ella, Everett, WA
  • Sisters Restaurant, Blue Plate Special, Everett, WA,


COMMISSIONS (Selected Works)


2012
2011
  • Safeway Entrance Pillars, 12' x 4, Redwood, Eureka, CA, Public
  • Bigfoot. Salmon. Thunderbird. Totem Pole. 14' Hemlock, Woodinville, WA, private

2010
  • Owl and Supermoon, 3' Redwood, Big Lagoon, CA, private, M. Thorpe
  • Ready, Steady, Oak, 20' Oak, Salmon Creek, CA, private
  • Dr. Fire & Passionate Pinky Totem Pole, 22', Cedar Duvall, Wa, private
  • Kayak Point Eagles, 15', Douglas Fir, Stanwood, WA, private
  • Two Tigers, 8' H, Douglas Fir, Edmonds, WA, private.

2009
  • Eagle and Snohomish River 10'  Douglas Fir, Snohomish, WA, private, L.Cole
2008
  • Redwood abstract, 18' H, Redwood, Hopland, CA, private, D. Dobson
  • Fern Faeries #2, 2' H, Red Cedar, Federal Way, WA, private, J. Schulz & G. Kallman
  • Two Salmon in Cedar, 8' H, Red Cedar, Federal Way, WA, private, J. Schulz & G. Kallman
  • 32 Pillars, 8' H, Sitka Spruce, Castaic Valley, CA, private,  J. Levy

2007
  • Stagecoach Totem Pole, 35' H, Sitka Spruce. Trinidad, CA, private, C. Netzow
  • Heron, 3' H, Guan Acosta. Nicaragua
  • Baby Humpback Whale, 8' H. Trinidad, CA, private, Marian and Richard
  • Donker Totem Pole, 13' H.  Douglas Fir.  Everett, WA, private, L. Donker.


2006

  • Forsburg Totem Pole, 14' H, Douglas Fir, Edmonds, WA, private, P. Forsburg
  • Cedar Zen, 6' H, Red Cedar, Seattle, WA, M. Norwood
  • Eagle, 5' H, Redwood, Trinidad, CA, Adi Da Revelation
  • Fern Faeries, 3' H, Redwood, Arcata, CA, Tir n nog Garden

2005

  • Restoration of 25 Totems and Shields for Ivars Salmon House, Seattle, Washington
  • Restoration of 1949 Ford Woodie Wagon, for CruiZen Magazine, Whidbey Island, Washington

2004

  • Flora, 11' H x 1' W, English Holly, Everett, WA, private, The Church's
  • Double Chairs, Douglas Fir and Cedar, Langley, WA, private
  • Fir Woman and Dolphins, 7' H x 4' W x 7' L,  Douglas Fir, Harris, CA, private, Hanko
  • Trio of Salmon, 11'H x 2'W, Maple, West Seattle, WA, private, M. Olsen

2003

  • Oak Woman, 6' H x 3' W, Black Oak, Harris, CA, private, K. Quinn
  • Autumn Cat, 3' H, Western Red Cedar, Bemidji, MN, private, B. Anderson
  • Sea Otters, 7'H x 1' ½"'W, Western Red Cedar, Whidbey Island, WA, private, P. Tharp

2002

  • Thunderbird, 6ft. (w), Western Red Cedar, Shorewood High School, Seattle, WA

2001

  • The Giant of the Avenue, 19 ft. cypress, Phillipsville, CA, The Sawblade, Druid Will Ozone
  • In Honor of MC Escher's Lizards, 8ft. black walnut, Albuquerque, NM, private, S. Stewart

2000

  • The Fisherman, 6ft, pine, Anchorage, Alaska, Sea Galley Restaurant

1998

  • Female / Male Form #2, 8ft, Chimacum, WA, private, Henner Schroeder, Melanie McGregor

1997

  • The Dickens Houses, 4ft, red cedar, Spokane, WA, private, D. Westfall

1996

  • Mix Master! 1 1/2ft. painted red cedar, Seattle, WA, private, Ginny Ruffner
  • Fruits & Veggies, 2ft. painted red cedar, Mukilteo, WA, Mukilteo Coffee Company
  • The Giant Concrete Man & Concrete Cadillac, installation, Santa Barbara, CA, The Hermitage


AWARDS & HONORS


2008

  • Fansa Carve, Premier of the Dutch International Chainsaw Carving Championships, Vaassan, Netherlands, 7th Place.

2003

  • The 1st Women in Art; Chainsaw Series, Tacoma, WA, 1st Place.

1999

  • The Big One! Washington's premier chainsaw carving event, Westport, WA, 10th Place
  • Northern California Chainsaw Carving Championships, Pt. Arena, California, 7th Place

1998

  • Northern California Chainsaw Carving Championships, Pt. Arena, California, 7th Place
  • Island Arts Council, Juried Art Show, Langley, WA, Award, painting, Mr. Robert Cotton

MUSEUMS

  • The Toaster Museum, Charlotte, SC, featuring 'The Wedding Gift"