Jam 'N Photos: Blog https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog en-us (C) Jam 'N Photos (Jam 'N Photos) Wed, 16 Aug 2023 03:10:00 GMT Wed, 16 Aug 2023 03:10:00 GMT https://www.jamnphotos.com/img/s/v-12/u19808003-o405286460-50.jpg Jam 'N Photos: Blog https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog 120 80 New gallery location! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2023/8/new-gallery-location Hello everyone! I am happy to announce that I have become a member of the North coastal art gallery in Carlsbad! I am on my third month of membership and monthly shows, and I was so honored to have won honorable mention for my Ocean Beach Sunset Surfer photo! Stop by the gallery in the Carlsbad Village Faire complex, and check out all of the amazing pieces that are entered into the gallery every month by local artists!  And as always, I will be at the Vista farmers market every second Saturday with plenty of large canvases, smaller prints, magnets, cards, gift tags, etc. which make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2023/8/new-gallery-location Wed, 16 Aug 2023 03:10:07 GMT
Alley Art Festival is back!!! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2022/5/alley-art-festival-is-back As I write this, Memorial Day weekend is well underway, bringing the promise of summer around the corner!  I am very excited to share that I will be kicking off the new season by having a booth at the upcoming Alley Art Festival on June 11th at Green Oaks Ranch in Vista!  There will be music, storytelling, food, games, and most importantly ART!  Please stop by and see some of my new photos, and some of my old--it should be a beautiful day!

If you can't make it, you can also find me at the Vista Farmer's market most Saturday mornings--look for the orange canopy.......and I am continuously changing out my work at Wildwood Crossing in Vista--a great place with a great atmosphere and great food!  As a side note--my band "The Troublemakers" will be playing there this Friday night 5:30-7pm if you'd like to get out and hear some classic rock, blues, and oldie but goodies!  I hope to see you somewhere!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2022/5/alley-art-festival-is-back Sun, 29 May 2022 16:33:05 GMT
San Marcos Library Exhibit! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2021/11/san-marcos-library-exhibit Wow, once again, time has flown.  With the opportunity for a new display came some motivation to update anyone reading ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!  I just put up a collection of rural structures, animals, and landscapes on a beautiful stone tile wall in the San Marcos Library.  I am thrilled to branch out into another town, as most of my exhibits fall within Vista and Oceanside.  Please stop by and check it out, along with a library book or two!

I have been lucky enough to have been able to maintain wall space at Wildwood Restaurant in Vista, so I regularly change out pieces there, often showcasing new work there first.  This place has great ambiance, great food and drinks, and often live music!  If you're interested in hearing my band "The Troublemakers" play, come on by December 10th, either 5:30-7:00pm, or 7:30-9:00pm--reservations recommended.  

And as always, I am at the Vista Farmer's Market the second Saturday of each month with a large selection of cards, prints, canvases, and some other "gifty" products--great for the holiday season ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.  I hope to see you somewhere soon!  Have a happy season of gratitude and celebration!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2021/11/san-marcos-library-exhibit Wed, 10 Nov 2021 01:59:12 GMT
New Vista Library Exhibit! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2021/5/new-vista-library-exhibit Can you believe summer is almost here??

I am sure looking forward to a little more flexibility to explore, celebrate, and enjoy every moment of this glorious season!  In the meantime, I recently installed a new exhibit at the Vista Library!  They are currently only open a few days a week, but are hoping to expand their hours soon.  Please visit the library to check out my display, and of course to check out a good book or two!

I also still have pieces up at Wildwood Crossing--one of my most favorite places to display!  Their ambiance is so great, indoors and out.  Those of you that have admired the Cupcake Campfire scene might get a chuckle out of my latest cupcake endeavor--"Blackjack"--it can be found in the second dining room ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

You can continue to find me at the Vista Farmer's Market most Saturdays, the second Saturday of each month is my complete display.

I hope that everyone is well, and that you will get a chance to visit one of the above locations.  Thank you for staying connected!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2021/5/new-vista-library-exhibit Sat, 22 May 2021 14:32:02 GMT
New Portfolio Added! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2020/7/new-portfolio-added Hello Friends!

I hope this finds you happy and healthy, somewhat adjusted to this summer's way of life, and able to take joy in the little moments that make you smile!  I was not able to complete the couple of trips I had planned in hopes of photography opportunities, so I have shifted my focus locally.  What has been intriguing me this summer, are all of the amazing birds we have right here in San Diego County.  While I have only added a couple of new photos I was happy with to the website, I have had a blast observing these fun feathered friends.  So you will find that I have created a new portfolio, dedicated just to them!  If you are a bird lover yourself, you can go straight to the birds!  

The Vista Farmer's Market is still in full swing with many safety precautions in place, making it a super place to shop for healthy foods (among many other things), outdoors in the sun, while feeling a little sense of normalcy!  I will continue to be there the second Saturday of each month with magnets, cards, prints, and now canvases!  I am also there many other weekends selling Jackie's Jams, and on those days I always bring my cards and magnets for quick easy purchases!  I hope to see you there--look for my bright orange canopy!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2020/7/new-portfolio-added Sun, 26 Jul 2020 05:08:57 GMT
What a few months it has been! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2020/6/what-a-few-months-it-has-been Hello friends!

I hope all of you are doing well, and making your way through the craziness that surrounds us at the moment.  The last I wrote, I was filled with high hopes of adventures that would bring new photos, but that got squashed!  I was lucky enough to get a couple of mini-trips in before the shut down occurred, so you might spot a few new additions!  At this point, I am just thrilled to announce that as things are opening up, opportunities are slowly arising.  While I hope to have some new venues and exhibits throughout the rest of the year, for now I still have my spot at Wildwood which allows me to rotate out so there are some new pieces up there!  I am also always at the Vista Farmer's Market on the second Saturday of the month with a large selection of cards, prints, magnets, and canvases, and other every other Saturday I at least have the cards and magnets with me.  So stop by, pick up a card or two, and make someone smile with good old-fashioned snail mail ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!  Liberty Station also just opened back up, and two new pieces are displayed down there across from Wicked Maine Lobster!  As always, if you see something you like, I can print it in any size, or make it a card or a canvas too--just email me and let me know your request!  Take care, stay safe, and keep smiling!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2020/6/what-a-few-months-it-has-been Sun, 14 Jun 2020 03:15:36 GMT
New Year, new adventures! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2020/2/new-year-new-adventures Welcome to 2020 friends!  With this post I would like to share that I have several adventures planned to travel to new grounds in our beautiful state of California, with the hopes of bringing you some fresh new images to enjoy!  In the meantime, I would like to re-cap current exhibits if you are looking to check them out, and see the prints and canvases on walls!  Really, I would just like to promote the venues because they are all awesome places to visit and grab a drink or a bite to eat!

Wildwood Restaurant in Vista

Jitters Coffee House in Oceanside

Liberty Public Market (across from Wicked Maine Lobster) in San Diego

Future exhibit coming soon in April:  Vista Library!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2020/2/new-year-new-adventures Sun, 23 Feb 2020 03:34:40 GMT
Exciting News! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2019/11/exciting-news I am thrilled to share that 3 of my pieces were chosen for the Vista Civic Center Photo Contest!  They will be on display through December 18th.  Stop over and take a look if you get a chance and don't forget to cast a vote for your favorite one!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2019/11/exciting-news Sat, 23 Nov 2019 05:18:25 GMT
Don't forget! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2019/9/dont-forget If you find yourself at Liberty Station in San Diego, please check out my newest display of goats right across from Wicked Maine Lobster in the Public Market!  If you are in North County and haven't had a chance to visit Wildwood Crossing in Vista yet, please do!  This restaurant has a great atmosphere, frequent live music, and my exhibit is still up in the second dining room!  As always, you can also find me at the Vista Farmer's market on the 2nd Saturday of the month--next one: October 12th.  Happy Autumn to everyone!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2019/9/dont-forget Fri, 27 Sep 2019 22:44:44 GMT
Fun Event Ahead!!! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2019/8/fun-event-ahead Please join us for this amazing opportunity to celebrate local artists and enjoy exceptional music as we snack and party!


https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2019/8/fun-event-ahead Tue, 06 Aug 2019 17:19:25 GMT
Alley Art Festival is back!!! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2019/6/alley-art-festival-is-back Please come find me at the Vista Alley Art Festival on Sunday, June 9th 1:00-7:00pm!  This great event will have over 100 vendors--predominantly artist booths, but also food, crafts, and music will be part of this fun day in downtown Main Street in Vista!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2019/6/alley-art-festival-is-back Sat, 08 Jun 2019 17:25:55 GMT
Summer is coming! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2019/5/summer-is-coming Hello Friends!

Please check out my latest exhibit at the Vista Library through June 30th--3 extensive wall areas with both canvas and glass framed pieces!

I will continue to be at the Vista Farmer's Market on the 2nd Saturday of each month with my photos, but I am also there more frequently selling Jackie's Jams so you can always request something and I can bring it any week ๐Ÿ˜ƒ!

If you happen to be down in San Diego, check out my wall at Liberty Station--I am right across from the Lobster Roll place!

I will be traveling back to the east coast in a couple of weeks so stay tuned for some fresh additions to the website!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2019/5/summer-is-coming Mon, 27 May 2019 15:34:24 GMT
Put a smile on someoneโ€™s face! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2018/11/put-a-smile-on-someone-s-face The holidays are upon us, starting with Thanksgiving!  Imagine opening your mailbox to find a REAL card?  Not a bill, junk flyer, or political propaganda!  You could be the spreader of joy!  I will be bringing my cards with me regularly to the Vista Farmer’s Market, even if it’s not a photo day, so please stop by and check out my selection of fall-themed, and winter/holiday, good old snail-mail greeting cards!  Individually they are only $3.00, but I also have a boxed set deal in which you can choose your own 6/$15–that’s getting one free!  If you are checking out the website and have some favorites, email me and I will have them ready for you at my next venue!  Please see below where I will be in the next couple of months.  I hope to see you!


Saturday, November 17th  Vista Farmer’s Market 8:00-1:00pm

Saturday, December 8th  Vista Farmer’s market  8:00-1:00pm—full photo display

Saturday, December 15th  Vista Farmer’s Market  8:00-1:00pm

Sunday, December 16th  Backfence Society’s “Holidazed Bazaar”  4:00-8:00pm @ 110 S. Citrus Ave.  Vista

Saturday, December 29th  Vista Farmer’s market  8:00-1:00pm


https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2018/11/put-a-smile-on-someone-s-face Sun, 04 Nov 2018 01:05:30 GMT
Upcoming โ€œPop-Up Showโ€ in Vista! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2018/8/upcoming-pop-up-show-in-vista Hello friends!

Please join me Saturday, Sept. 1st for my next show “Natural Inspirations”!  The event will be held at Vista’s Backfence Society Clubhouse (110 S. Citrus Ave.)  from 6:00-9:00pm.  We’ll have snacks, music, and lots to look at!  Framed and matted pictures, canvases, and cards will be available for purchase.  Hope to see you there!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2018/8/upcoming-pop-up-show-in-vista Wed, 15 Aug 2018 02:51:13 GMT
The Gift of Art! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2018/2/the-gift-of-art Come visit me at the Vista Farmer's Market this Saturday, February 10th, 8:00-1:00pm!  I have some fun new cards that you can surely use to express love, joy, and gratitude this upcoming Valentine's Day!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2018/2/the-gift-of-art Wed, 07 Feb 2018 03:54:21 GMT
New Pics at Lush! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2018/2/new-pics-at-lush If you are in the downtown Vista area, please stop by Lush and check out some new prints on the wall!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2018/2/new-pics-at-lush Wed, 07 Feb 2018 03:52:31 GMT
Alley Art Festival 2017 https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/8/alley-art-festival-2017 Please stop by and visit my booth at the annual Alley Art Festival on Sept. 10th in downtown Vista!  It's a fun day, packed full of arts-inspired fun!  Lots of artist booths, performances, interactive projects, music, and food--don't miss it!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/8/alley-art-festival-2017 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 05:00:08 GMT
New exhibit at LUSH! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/8/new-exhibit Stop by for a drink or snack at Lush Coffee on Main Street in Vista, and take a look at my latest exhibit!  I would like to thank both Charity Wings and Urge in San Marcos for hosting my last big exhibit--both were special places to be able to share my photos!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/8/new-exhibit Sat, 26 Aug 2017 04:56:56 GMT
Artist reception! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/7/artist-reception I am happy to share that I was asked to display my photos at Charity Wings Art Center in San Marcos for the summer!  As part of the installment, I was also able to hang some in Urge, the new Gastropub that opened up across the street from Charity Wings.  A reception will be held to share the two displays Friday, July 14th from 7:00-9:00pm at the art center.  Snacks and drinks provided.  Please come help us celebrate this fun opportunity!



https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/7/artist-reception Mon, 10 Jul 2017 04:11:31 GMT
Exciting news! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/6/exciting-news I just finished putting up a photo display at both Charity Wings Art Center and Urge Gastropub in San Marcos!! Please stop by and check them out!  Framed prints and canvases are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to Charity Wings.  This is a wonderful organization that offers great classes and opportunities to connect to art.  I am honored and thrilled to be a part of it!

Charity Wings

200 E. Barham Dr. Suite 127

San Marcos, CA 92096


Urge Gastropub

255 Redel Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92078

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/6/exciting-news Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:13:31 GMT
Need coffee? And art? https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/6/need-coffee-and-art Stop by Jitters coffee shop on Coast Highway in Oceanside!  This is a very cozy place with great people and a great atmosphere!  Couches, art, books, pastries, coffee of course, and full breakfast on the weekends.  I just discounted my canvases that are on display to $75 for the 18 x 24 size!  I also have cards, matted 5 x 7s, and several framed pieces for sale.  Check it out!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/6/need-coffee-and-art Sun, 11 Jun 2017 02:17:05 GMT
Upcoming market dates https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/6/upcoming-market-dates Summer is here!  Please visit me at the Vista Farmer's Market on the following dates:


Saturday, June 17, 2017--Jam only

Saturday, July 8, 2017--Jam and photos

Saturday, July 15, 2017--Jam only

Saturday, August 12, 2017--Jam and photos

Saturday, August 26, 2017--Jam only

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2017/6/upcoming-market-dates Sun, 11 Jun 2017 02:11:44 GMT
October 8th is the date for the Festival! https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/9/october-8th-is-the-date-for-the-festival https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/9/october-8th-is-the-date-for-the-festival Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:04:44 GMT Vista Fall Festival https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/9/vista-fall-festival I am foregoing my normal Second Saturday location at the Vista Farmer's Market to participate in the Vista Fall Festival at Brengle Terrace!  Come on up to the Children's Garden area for a day of arts, crafts, and good old Vista community fun!  The event is from 10:00-3:00pm.

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/9/vista-fall-festival Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:03:34 GMT
ArtBeat on Main Street--Vista https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/6/artbeat-on-main-street--vista The flowers have been blooming on my chunk of wall at ArtBeat, but soon the animals will take over!  If you haven't discovered this special place yet, please do!!  The gallery itself is wonderful, but there is also a boutique with unique products, all from local (and some national!) artists.  Great gifts!  If that isn't enough, there is a comfy wine lounge in the back that serves wine of course, but also beer, and local craze "Living Tea" kombucha on tap.  PLEASE check out their website for upcoming events--they offer such amazing classes, they host fun events like Comedy Nights, Trivia nights, and concerts, there is a hoppin' Open Mic on Tuesday nights, the list goes on!  What a treat to have such a community-connected wonder right in downtown Vista!


https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/6/artbeat-on-main-street--vista Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:21:25 GMT
Oceanside Public Library--Mission Branch https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/6/oceanside-public-library--mission-branch Exciting news:  The Oceanside Public Library found me through ArtBeat's website and asked me to be their artist of the month for June!  With such big wallspace, I decided to branch out and print on canvas for the first time.  I am happy with the results!  So be on the lookout for canvas coming soon to some of my other exhibit locations!  In the meantime, check out the Mission Branch Library on Mission Ave. next to the Police station!

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/6/oceanside-public-library--mission-branch Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:12:34 GMT
BokuJoy Product Shoot https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/6/bokujoy-product-shoot I was honored to have Joy from BokuJoy Bath and Body (some of you may know her as "the soap lady" from the Vista Farmer's Market) ask me to capture her products in a fun and creative way for her new website.  We spent a very fun morning playfully arranging soaps, lotions, scrubs, and oils!  Her products are all-natural, based on essential oils, and absolutely amazing!  They make great gifts with her thoughtful names, inspiring descriptions, and beautiful packaging.  Stop by and visit her booth any Saturday at the market, or check out her website to also see my photos!


https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/6/bokujoy-product-shoot Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:07:04 GMT
Jitters Coffeehouse--Oceanside https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/6/jitters-coffeehouse Start your day with a great cup of coffee and home-baked treat with Vallie over at Jitters in Oceanside!  They are located on Coast Highway, right before the 76.  While you're there, check out my photos above the main window and bar!  Don't forget to also visit the bathroom for some fun, goofy shots ๐Ÿ˜„.

https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/6/jitters-coffeehouse Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:01:05 GMT
Vista Farmer's Market https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/6/vista-farmers-market Come visit us at the fabulous Vista Farmer's Market on the following dates this summer:

  • Saturday, June 11th with both Jackie's Jam and photos
  • Saturday, June 18th with Jackie's Jams
  • Saturday, July 2nd with jam
  • Saturday, July 9th with jam and photos
  • Saturday, July 30th with Jam
  • Saturday, August 13th with jam and photos
  • Saturday, August 27th with jam




https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2016/6/vista-farmers-market Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:56:31 GMT
Notes & Pixels https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2015/5/notes-pixels Notes & Pixels

Our talented friends Coco & Lafe will be playing a concert at the amazing ArtBeat on Main Street in Vista, CA. ArtBeat is a six room gallery with a living-room, speakeasy styled wine and craft beer lounge. As an added bonus our photographs are currently on display in the gallery and will be up while Coco & Lafe are playing.

The concert is on Friday, June 5th. This will be cabaret style seating in the performance room: tables to hold your glasses. Click here to reserve a table.

Seats are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Artist reception at 6 – 6:30, concert at 7.

Notes & PixelsA Musical and Visual Celebration


https://www.jamnphotos.com/blog/2015/5/notes-pixels Fri, 15 May 2015 07:43:54 GMT