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cats3386 on Sep 2, 20175 out of 5 stars
Amazing seascape painted by the seller's father. I love it and it's already hanging on the wall. Jeff was nice enough to reserve the painting for me and work out a payment plan. Very nicely packaged for a safe arrival. Thank you!
Rochelle on Jul 9, 20175 out of 5 stars
I was so happy to receive this piece. It is enigmatic and it communicates to me in a language beyond my ability to articulate. Thank you. Never stop creating! (10/10 would purchase again)
Roy on Sep 21, 20165 out of 5 stars
Great services from seller! The painting is fantastic, great colors and subject!!
edecrozuc on Apr 17, 20155 out of 5 stars
This painting is so FABULOUS!! It is so much more intriguing in person! The seller is very kind, helpful, and I highly recommend him!!!
Amy on Nov 26, 20135 out of 5 stars
I can't praise this poetry enough -- such a beautiful meld of imagery, metaphor, contemplation, and naturalness ("The moon melts, greasing a path for the skiff"; "The infinite blackboard ... can name the color of missing teeth"; "I may as well be traveling the ocean between a man and his father"), and such gentle nudging toward that "hmmm ... let me soak here awhile." Strong endings; in particular, that last stanza to Silent Bells is linguistically GORGEOUS. Black Hole, The Boatman, and the weighty, matter-of-fact Fish Story ... probably my favorites in the collection. Beautiful book!
Anonymous on Feb 3, 20135 out of 5 stars
Lovely quality and unique designs. Can't wait to use them as invitations for a gathering of goddess friends!
Poem Objects: Creating Visual Poems
I live in North Andover, Massachusetts with my wife, Barbara Hyle, and a hamster named HRH King Bernard de Jambon V (Barney).
I am, first, a poet. I write, and I create visual “poem objects” that, I hope, convey messages or feelings with visual poetics: analogy, metaphor, rhyme and alliteration of color and shape, juxtaposition, and things left unsaid.
I am self-taught and self-represented. I am happy to be considered an “outsider artist” or part of the “art brut” genre. These are terms used to label artists to help with marketing or to aid in Internet search results. If it helps us connect, I’m fine using them. In the end connecting with art and artists is a personal journey immune to and from labels.
I believe that art either affects us or it doesn’t. Our reaction to art needs no defense or explanation. Not liking a work of art is perfectly acceptable. We explore. We discover. We winnow. A poem or a piece of art needs to hit us somehow. To make us windmill an arm like Pete Townshend. It's what drives us to create and to collect.
I believe that any form of art is only successful if the work turns a common item or idea into an uncommon one, creating not only the poem or poem-object, but some form of emotional power chord. Or sometimes just the sense—or possibility—of that kind of alchemy.
My poetry work has appeared in The Aurorean, Meanie Magazine, Recursive Angel, 15 Credibility Street, The Hudson Street Review, The Pictish League, and the Blood Pudding Press.
Her Unusual Journey won first place in the annual Lawrence (Massachusetts) Eagle-Tribune Poetry Contest (1999).
Beach Glass, which first appeared in the Aurorean, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2009.
My first book of poems, Chatter in the Canopy, was published in Jan 2009 and is available from Etsy and Amazon.
The International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists
Newburyport Art Association (MA)
The Andovers Artists Guild (MA)
East Mill Art Space (North Andover, MA)
Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley (MA)
Academy of American Poets
New England Poetry Club
Listed Poet in the Poets & Writers Writers’ Directory
Events / Exhibitions / Awards
• Jeff Roberts: Surfaces 2012-2013. UForge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. July 18-Aug. 18, 2013
• Jeff Roberts Poem Objects: Assemblage, Collage, and Boxes 2011-2012. Gafney Library. Sanbornville, NH April 1-30, 2012
• Newburyport Art Association – 2014 Regional juried Show
• Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley - Art in the Orchard. Jun 7&8, 2014.
• Art at the Gafney – Gafney Library Sanbornville, NH June 2014
• Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley – Art at the Library. Oct-Nov 2013.
• REM: Uforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. Aug. 1-31, 2013
• North Conway Public Library Annual Book and Art Sale. July 13 & 14, 2013
• Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley - Art in the Orchard. Jun 8-9, 2013.
• Contemporary: UForge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. June 1-30, 2013
• Textures: UForge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. January 3-27, 2013
Honors | Awards:
• Judge’s Choice Award in Mixed Media – Art at the Gafney 2014 – Selected by Matt Wyatt of the Rochester N.H. Museum of Art (Hypotheticals: collage)
• Judge’s Choice Award in Mixed Media – Art at the Gafney 2014 – Selected by Matt Wyatt of the Rochester N.H. Museum of Art (Fire in the Desert III: box assemblage)
• Judge: Mount Washington Valley Arts Association. Art in the Park. Aug. 2013 & 2014
• Finalist/Winner: To the power of n: When n Equals 12. International Collage Project. http://tothepowerofn.joellambeth.com
• 2nd Place: Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley – Art at the Library. Oct-Nov 2013. (Take 5-Thanks Dave: collage)
• Honorable Mention: Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley - Art in the Orchard. Jun. 2013 (Cattails: box assemblage)
Sisters We Three Gallery, 57 Pleasant St., Newburyport, MA 01950
I am a member of The International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists, the Andovers Artists Guild, the Academy of American Poets, and the New England Poetry Club. My first book of poems, Chatter in the Canopy, was published in 2009 and is available from Etsy and Amazon. It contains the poem Beach Glass, which first appeared in the Aurorean, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2009.
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