The Wandering Watercolorist & Captain Jim Art Auction

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PedNet Coalition is proud to partner with Paul Jackson and the Froese Family to host The Wandering Watercolorist and Captain Jim Art Auction, sponsored by Accounting Cycle!

  • Date: Friday, December 9, 2016
  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Location: Bleu Barrel Room | 811 E. Walnut St. Columbia, MO
  • Tickets: $15, includes two drinks and hors d’oeuvres

This classic evening event will offer great works of art by gifted artists Paul Jackson and James J. Froese for bid or buy-it-now. Libations and hors d’oeuvres are included in price of admission. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to support PedNet’s advocacy work for walking, biking, and public transit.

Tickets are limited! Buy your tickets early so you don’t miss out on this exciting event!

Tickets will be available to purchase at the door.

Can’t make the event? Select pieces of artwork are available for an Early Bird buy-it-now purchase online ahead of the event.


Sponsored by:

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Wine sponsor:

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Beer sponsor:

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About the Artists

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson Painting by the OceanHonored by the American Watercolor Society with signature membership at the age of 30, Paul is also a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and an Honor Member of the Missouri Watercolor Society.

Paul was the Grand Prize winner in the Paint Your Way to Paris competition and has been featured as one of the Master Painters of the World in International Artists Magazine. Jackson’s artwork has been on the cover of The Artist’s Magazine four times. Other media featuring Jackson’s work include American Artist, Watercolor magazine, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor Artist, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, NPR, CBS News, The Baltimore Sun, The St Louis Post, The Kansas City Star, and TWA’s Ambassador Magazine.

Much of Paul’s portfolio of watercolors hangs in private collections, but some examples are on display in museums and public buildings. The Missouri State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion and Supreme Court all prominently feature Jackson watercolors.

James J. Froese

James Froese standing in front of wood gateA prolific and versatile artist, James J. Froese worked in a variety of media. He is best known for his paintings, drawings and assemblages. His artistic style encompasses a range from highly realistic to totally non-objective, often using references to historical events and influences of Native American Art.  A visual storyteller, Froese juxtaposes whimsy with the mundane, unraveling the complex layers beneath our common experiences. James Froese is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Ford Foundation Purchase Award (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri). Froese has been exhibited alongside Salvador Dali in a juried art show. His works reside in the private collections of artists throughout the United States.

James J. Froese received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. He attended KCAI under full scholarship all four years, graduating second in his class. He continued his studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art, working towards his MFA degree, finishing his Master’s degree at Wichita University in Kansas.