JenniferMaria: Blog en-us (C) 2005-2024 JenniferMaria. All rights reserved. (JenniferMaria) Thu, 14 Jul 2022 02:46:00 GMT Thu, 14 Jul 2022 02:46:00 GMT JenniferMaria: Blog 94 120 Global Pride 2020  


The Stonewall Inn, New York City, NY (2019)The Stonewall Inn, New York City, NY (2019)

(Image: The Stonewall Inn New York City, NY)

Though Pride 2020 may not be what we expected or hoped, may we use this opportunity to reflect on the history of the Stonewall Riots (28Jun-3Jul 1969) and the work we have ahead of us.

On this 51st anniversary of the catalyst for the lgbtq* civil rights movement, may we remember those still vulnerable to discrimination and violence and may we honor them with action.

We still have children fearful of being outcast by their own family and of being bullied to the point of considering suicide as an option.

We still have seniors vulnerable to abuse and discrimination by caretakers and assisted living facilities.

We still have a disproportionate amount of our trans* brothers and sisters of color being murdered.

We have lgbtq* people fleeing their homelands seeking asylum in the US only to be subjected to more abuse when they get here.

We still have much work to do.
Let’s use this time to reflect, roll up our sleeves and get to work.

Below is a list of nonprofits I support.
Some are dedicated to lgbtq* civil rights.

List of Non-Profits

Your support is tax-deductible unless noted otherwise.

If you’re a US citizen, please use your voice and vote.

We may not be able to have our traditional parades and parties with our people this year, but we can use this time to make a positive difference.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Dr Martin Luther King Jr


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Debut of New Work at The Square Foot Art Show


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Mother's Day


Mother's Day is 11May2014.

If you were blessed to have the kind of unconditional love that comes from a mother's heart- celebrate your mother today and always.  Also celebrate the women who've nurtured you and were there for you when your mother couldn't be there.

If you think you have nothing to give her, think again-- give her your time.  

Try to record a moment of that precious time together- voice, video &/or photo. Write her a letter to thank her and show her your love and appreciation.

If you'd also like to shower her with gifts, feel free to take a look at some of the art in my shop.

I'm pleased to offer a 20% discount off your entire purchase from my Etsy shop- simply use the code: 2014MAMA at check-out.


To every woman who's stepped in that role- thank you.



(Mama's Girl)



(JenniferMaria) art mother mother's day Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:38:03 GMT
Upcoming Event-SWAN day Miami with the Spoken Soul Festival Spoken Soul Festival celebrates SWAN Day 2014

Another month, another project.  This month, I've been preparing for SWAN Day with the Spoken Soul Festival.

This year marks the 7th year for SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) and the 10th for Spoken Soul Festival.

This weekend there will be events  showcasing a finely-curated selection of women making moves in the Arts.

Visual artists, poets, singers, comediennes, performers- with the common denominator among us being that we are passionate women artists who use our talents, not just to express ourselves, but to bring issues to light and better the world around us.

For those who are not in the Miami area, at least a couple of these events will be streamed live online.

Saturday, 29Mar2014, if you're unable to be with us in Wynwood as we celebrate, feel free to join us online at 8PM EST.

Log on to to meet the artists and check out the site's new features- such as Spoken Soul TV, Spoken Soul Radio & special event listings for women artists.

I will be unveiling a few things at this event so stay tuned!

Sunday, 30Mar2014, an exclusive brunch in Bal Harbour, FL, benefiting two art organizations that provide opportunities to children with autism.


See you soon!



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Upcoming Exhibition: Aqua Aqua

(Image: Aqua. Acrylic on canvas.)

Aqua was selected for exhibition at "ArtExplosion", a Juried Art Exhibition by Arts United.

Art Opening date & time:

Sat 8Feb2014 from 6pm-9pm


ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 


$10 suggested donation

This exhibition marks the debut of this painting.

Aqua will remain on exhibit from Mon 3Feb2014 until Sat 15Feb2014 at the ArtServe Gallery.




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Upcoming Exhibition: Berryluscious Berryluscious

(Image: Berryluscious)

The first art exhibition of the year!

Berryluscious was selected to be part of a Juried Art Exhibition entitled "Red" by the Broward Art Guild.

Art Opening date & time:

Sat 1Feb2014 during NoBe Art Walk from 6:30 pm-9 pm


Broward Art Guild Gallery, 3280 NE 32 Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308



Berryluscious will remain on exhibit from Wed 29Jan2014 until Fri 21Feb2014 at the Broward Art Guild Gallery.

So far, Berryluscious has exhibited in galleries throughout South Florida and beyond, and it's been published, along with the other Luscious series in Make-up Magazine (issue 84, 6-page spread "Luscious Life").

Thank you!


(JenniferMaria) art art exhibit art exhibition art opening art walk artist berryluscious broward art broward art gallery color exhibit lips luscious photograph red Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:37:16 GMT
New Year, new projects.

(Image: New York City skyline during an Independence Day fireworks display. 8 @ f/16 - 25mm 4Jul09)

Hello and welcome to my blog!

In this section, you'll find new work as well as notices of art openings, exhibitions and publications.

You'll also find my spotlight on some of the wonderful people I've come across.

These are people who've inspired me in one way or another, most of whom I've photographed or created with.   

This year is a wonderful year to seize.  Let's make 2014 a great one! 

Thank you for your visit. Check back often!


(JenniferMaria) art city events exhibitions fireworks new york nyc openings photography publications Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:05:34 GMT