Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

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Jennifer Mercede

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Jennifer Mercede is one of the most ambitious artists we’ve encountered here at Launch Pad and perfectly exemplifies the type of artist we aim to support: She participates actively in the local art community, regularly taking part in group shows here and at other emerging galleries and always checking out the scene on First and Last Thursday, she engages the public with her art in diverse ways, collaborating on the “Share the Road” Mural on upper Hawthorne and teaching art at after-school classes at Buckman; she creates a living for herself by showing her work in alternative spaces such as wine stores, coffee shops and kids clothing boutiques and compares notes on the business of being a full-time artist as part of a women’s art marketing group that she co-founded.

Mercede’s spontaneous, colorful and playful work has consistently flown out the door during group shows at Launch Pad, but we felt that the size restrictions of a salon-style show didn’t do Mercede’s work justice and we wondered what she would do with a show all to herself. Now, after over a year of working with her and watching her refine and master her craft, It is our distinct pleasure to work with her on her first solo gallery show. Mercede will fill the gallery with a series of dramatic 4′ x 4′ mixed-media panels, along with a smattering of smaller works for beginning collectors, and she has enthusiastically agreed to offer one of her smaller works as a raffle prize to benefit p:ear.


Afterward:

Jennifer’s show was a smash hit! The opening was a roaring dance party, the raffle raised $110.00 for p:ear, and she sold over 2/3 of her show! As well, her work was featured in PDX Magazine and the Willamette Week Finder! And her work has been picked up for representation by Heidi McBride!

You can find more information about Jennifer’s upcoming shows on her website, as well as contact her about purchasing work.

(Launch Pad cannot guarantee the availabilty of any work from previous shows)

Selected Pieces

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It's not about what it's not about
It's not about what it's not about
Sleeeping Peeeople
Sleeeping Peeeople
Happen
Happen
I am only human
I am only human
Write back already and tell me you love me
Write back already and tell me you love me
Miss
Miss
Super against the grain
Super against the grain
Prolifik
Prolifik
Little G
Little G
Painting/Drawing/Scribbling/Writing
Painting/Drawing/Scribbling/Writing
Taboo World
Taboo World
This Pencil
This Pencil
Mish Mosh
Mish Mosh
That Would Be Logical
That Would Be Logical
M.L.A.P
M.L.A.P
I'm Falling in Love, He Told Me
I'm Falling in Love, He Told Me
I Believe Serendipitous Results are the Best
I Believe Serendipitous Results are the Best
Vision
Vision
Love It
Love It
Want Some Breathers?
Want Some Breathers?
Subject Matter More or Less Random
Subject Matter More or Less Random
Like the Clock
Like the Clock
If You Say So
If You Say So
Klimt Said It Was Okay
Klimt Said It Was Okay
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Gallery View