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JESS OF ALL TRADES
I am excited to announce the launch of Jess of All Trades! Studio now open at Art Up Front Street in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Jess of All Trades offers photography, visual art, and creative assistance. As a photographer, I specialize in portraits, artistic flatlays, and documenting the processes of artists and innovators. As a visual artist, I incorporate photography, painting, and collage to create an eye-catching body of work that revels in color, detail, and storytelling. In my role as a creative assistant, I help fellow artists and entrepreneurs to tell their stories and authentically showcase their brand through photography, social media support, & marketing.
Additionally, I offer creative collage workshops for libraries, schools, and small events.
BRINGING ART & COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Firsthand: A Portrait Project to Close the Distance brings humanity & connection to social distancing by capturing each participant’s unique experience of the pandemic. In June 2020, Jessica worked as Artist-in-Residence at The Switchboard in Haverhill, capturing the city's architecture & community as the backdrop to each portrait.
This project's next chapter, Second Nature: Portraits of Resilience is currently underway. Portrait sessions are complete, and photos are now being prepared for the upcoming exhibition.
Please join us for the opening reception of this special exhibition at Cogswell ArtSpace in Haverhill, MA on Saturday, October 22nd from 3-4pm. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments as you wander through this outdoor art installation.
Second Nature is supported by a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as the Mass Cultural Council Cultural Districts program.
SECOND NATURE: PORTRAITS OF RESILIENCE
Exhibition Reception: Saturday, October 22, 3-4pm
at Cogswell Artspace, 351 S. Main Street, Haverhill, MA
FIRSTHAND: A PORTRAIT PROJECT
TO CLOSE THE DISTANCE
Portraits taken during June 2020 & exhibited in Haverhill, MA July - August 2020.
Jessica Furtado is a photographer, writer, and multi-disciplinary artist. She is the former owner of All You Need is Pug, whose whimsical pet fashions have been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine, Fortune, InTouch Magazine, Etsy Editors' Picks, and others.
Jessica's visual art has appeared in PANK, Waxwing, & elsewhere. Her writing can be found in Rogue Agent, Stirring, & VIDA Review, among others, and her poem "Self-Portrait as Owl" was a finalist in Best of the Net (2020). Her debut poetry chapbook A Kiss for the Misbehaved is forthcoming from BatCat Press.
Jessica recently opened her first art studio at Art Up Front Street in Exeter, New Hampshire, and works as a full-time artist and creative assistant. Her freelance business, Jess of All Trades offers photography services, social media management, and small business outreach. As a visual artist, her original photos, collages, paint pours, and functional art pieces bring pops of color and wonder to the spaces they inhabit.
A former children's librarian, Jessica is a patient and flexible professional who enjoys capturing authentic moments for families, organizing events, and working with fellow creatives.
She lives in Massachusetts.
First published in Waxwing literary magazine, 2019. Featured at The Switchboard gallery in Haverhill, MA, 2019.
P O E T R Y
Click on poem titles to visit publications & enjoy!
December 2021 - "The World Ends in the Single Handshake" appears in FERAL
March 2020 - "Self-Portrait as Owl" appears in Rogue Agent
Fall 2019 - "Medusa Phase" & "She" appear in From the Ashes: The Womxn Anthology, a print anthology from Animal Heart Press
Summer 2019 - "Candy Apples" & "Therapy Animal" appear in Ink&Nebula
July 2019 - "A Mouth, Full" appears in Rogue Agent
Other Published Works:
"The Twin Bed" - apt
"Conjoined" - Drunk Monkeys
"Feeding the Wolves" - Drunk Monkeys
"La Castiglione" - Drunk Monkeys
"Night Swim" - Drunk Monkeys
"Swim Practice" - Drunk Monkeys
"The Sister Shell" - Rust + Moth
"Communicating with Crows" - Spry Literary Journal
"Cul-de-sacs" - Stirring
"Flesh Cave" - Stirring
"One for the Boys" - Stirring
"One of These Days" - Stirring
"Vacancy" - Treehouse Magazine
Additional poems can be found in The Common Ground Review, Meat for Tea, Mock Orange Magazine, A Narrow Fellow, & The Sundress Publications anthology Not Somewhere Else But Here.