Portrait of Jason Witte

Biography

As young child I enjoyed drawing. My earliest scribbles with a ball point pen are found in my mother’s 1960–ish dated Encyclopedia Britannica. Today, I scribble in a sketchbook or paint on a canvas.

Lately I’ve taken to painting outside or “plein air” so you might see me and my easel somewhere around Baltimore. Cylburn Park has been a frequent location on my plein air adventures.

I strive to create a strong sense of shape, color, and design in my work. I attend workshops, read, and think about art often painting late into the evening after the kids are in bed or getting up up early in the morning to capture that elusive sunrise. When not painting I'm chasing my two toddlers around the house and being a dad.

My work is found in private collections throughout the country.

Selected Shows and Workshops

  • Holiday Gallery in historic Havre De Grace, December 2016
  • Paint Berlin. Berlin, Maryland Plein Air Event, September 2016
  • Ken Karlic Gallery in Bel Air, June 2016
  • Crystal Moll Summer Plein Air show, 2016
  • Friends of Herring Run charity event and art auction, June 2016
  • Zoll Student and Faculty Show, November 2015
  • CityScape 2015, Plein air views of Urban Landscapes at the Peale Museum October 2015
  • Plein Air Oils by Jason Witte, solo show at Truax Frames. October 2015
  • Schuler School of Fine Arts Student show, May 2014
  • Size Matters, juried show at Crystal Moll Art Gallery, February 2015
  • Tim Bell Workshop at Crystal Moll Gallery, May 2014
  • “Inside Out Show,” Crystal Moll Gallery, March 2014
  • Premise to Reality, April 2013
  • Schuler School of Fine Arts 4th Annual “Fur to Feathers” juried competition, March 2013
  • Snowcamp, with Stapleton Kearns, New Hampshire, January 2013
  • Painting Cows, Walter Bartman, Middleton, Maryland, November 2012
  • James L. Pierce Fine Art Framing & Gallery, Lutherville, Maryland, 2009
  • “Steel Life,” Art Underground Studio, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2009
  • The Metropolitan Winehouse, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007
  • Real Networks, Seattle, Washington, October – December 2003
  • Essentials Baking Company, Seattle, Washington, November 2002
  • Starbucks Coffee, Seattle, Washington, August 2002
  • Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle, Washington, August 2001
  • Stomping Grounds Coffee House, Ames, Iowa, Summer 1998

Galleries

  • The Crystal Moll Gallery, selected shows
  • Art Underground Studio, selected works, 2006 – current
  • Antresian Gallery, selected works, 2007 – 2009
  • Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2001 – 2005
  • Embellishments Gallery, Ankeny, Iowa
  • Iowa State University Art and Design Annual Spring 95, 96, Ames, Iowa
  • Art at the Knoll, ISU President’s Residence, Fall 94, Ames, Iowa
  • Iowa State Memorial Union’s Students of Creativity Annual, Fall of 94, 95, 96, Ames, Iowa

Awards and Recognition

  • Easels of Frederick, Plein Air Event non-juried category 3rd place, June 2016
  • Paint the Farm! Plein Air Event, Cockeysville MD, First place, April 2016
  • Crystal Moll Best of Show 2015, December 2015

Publications and Reviews

  • Wunderkummer online digital magazine, 2009.
  • SGN News, Seattle, Washington

Speaking Engagements

  • Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington 2005

Affiliations

  • Creative Alliance, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters