2015 Artist Overview

Jill Basham

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Sample Works

Chesapeake Bay, Maryland 

Contemporary Landscape Artist, Jill Basham, was born in Washington DC and raised in Columbia, MD. Basham is an award winning landscape oil painter. Most recently accepted as an Artist Member of The Salmagundi Club in NYC, as well as winning Third for the national plein air competition, Plein Air Easton! 2012 (Juror: Don Demers, Judge: Tim Newton). Her work hangs internationally, including the US Embassy in Sri Lanka, per a request by The US State Departments Art in Embassies Program. Basham was past Vice President of The Working Artists Forum and is a member of AIS, OPA, AWA and MAPAPA. Basham comes from a family with a multi-generational history of artists.  She grew up with an interest in art, yet it was not until later in adulthood that she began oil painting.  Once she began, she never looked back.  Known for her atmospheric landscapes, she paints in plein air (on location), but also works in her studio.  Basham now resides near the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore of Maryland..
Jill was most recently recognized by the National Oil and Acrylic Painters: Awarded 'Best Landscape", Spring 2014 Online Exhibition 2014 for "Winter in the Country".
Shows, Exhibitions and Honors:
Juried into Plein Air Easton! 2014 by Christopher Forbes
Juried into Paint Annapolis 2014 by Ned Mueller
Solo Show, "Making Waves" Color Wheel Gallery 65, McLean, VA (3/3-3/28) Extended to April 15th
American Art Collector March Edition for Solo Show "Making Waves"
Juried into Salmagundi Club's 130th Members Show (March Show)
Boldbrush National Competition "FAV 15" ("Far Back")
Book: 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, by Gary Pendleton
People's Choice First Place:  Holiday Show, Easton Studio, MD for "Slumber"
Juried into Randy Higbee 6" Squared National Show, CA
Group Show: Peninsula Gallery, "Small Gems"
Group Show: Best of 2013 Artists, Crystal Moll Gallery, MD
Boldbrush National Competition "FAV 15%", 3 times
Group Show: Crystal Moll Gallery, MD "Plein Air Summer Show"
Group Show: Peninsula Gallery, DE "At Water's Edge"
"Circle to Circle Award" for "Church from West" Paint Annapolis, awarded by Steve Doherty (Editor, Plein Air Magazine)
Accepted artist: Plein Air Easton! 2013
Demo. Artist: Plein Air Easton!2013
Juried into The Oxford Fine Arts Fair, Oxford Md
Juried into Paint Annapolis, 2013 by Steve Doherty (Editor, Plein Air Magazine)
Salmagundi Club NYC, Accepted Artist Member (11/12) 
U.S. State Department "Art in Embassies" requests work for US Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Plein Air Easton! Third Place Overall, "Blackwater Dawn". Judge: Tim Newton (Salmagundi Club, NYC)
Juried into Plein Air Easton!. Jurist: Don Demers (Internationally recognice marine artist)
Juried into Mountain Maryland Plein Air.  Jurist and Judge: Steve Doherty (Artist/Editor, Plein Air Magazine)
Arts in Easton Banner Artist
Festival of Trees Poster Artist
2011: U.S. State Department, "Art in Embassies" program, accepted artist
Second Place: SMAL Plein Air Exhibit. Judge: Matthew Hillier (Internationally recognized artist)
Paint the Town, St. Michaels, Grand Prize, "Morning Hope".                                      Judge: Carla Huber (Plein Air artist)
Plein Air Painters of the Eastern Shore, First Place, "Otwell Sheep", Judge: Greg Vandevissar (artist)
Juried into WAF Selections Gallery, Academy Art Museum, Easton MD.     Judge: Alejandro Castro 
Solo Show: Easton's Promise Art Gallery (August)
Juried into Plein Air Easton! Local Color. Jurist: Ned Mueller
Juried into membership: Working Artists Forum