Splendora Summer

Hey ya'll - if you're in the mood for gelato and art, stop by Splendora's, where some of my work is displayed this summer!

Splendora's is located at 317 East Main Street, Charlottesville

internet at large

I've just recently started an etsy! Not sure what direction it will lead, but I'm excited. I see in the coming months a switchover towards a more dedicated freelance art existence so this will be a springboard maybe...

In trying to "figure out" the internet for these uses, I came across my artwork featured on an art blog - from last year! Guess I'm still catching up on this whole thing... but here it is, have a look:

New Dominion Opening

photo by Kendall Cox
Was really happy with my opening last Friday at the New Dominion Bookshop - thanks to all who stopped by!

"Jesse Wells' most recent series is an assemblage of tokens pointing to peripheral moments and the significance we attribute to incidental human actions over time. In applying a frontier mentality to everyday life, viewing the explored as unexplored, it appears that what hovers in the distance can either be a danger or a discovery. Maybe it is both."


Upcoming Art Show!

New Dominion Bookshop
on the Historic Downtown Mall
404 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jesse Wells
May 4th-May 28, 2012

Opening Reception
Friday, May 4, 2012

Gallery Hours
during Bookshop hours

Contact Information:
jesskawells [!at] gmail [dot!] com

getting ready!


So the past few months have been crazy with working, but I've been lucky to have a side project that excites me! It's called The Shuckster, and is a little art gallery in our house. It is a short-term project (only about 10 months) and features 2 artists per month. Have a look!

art show at the garage!

"Carl, Meet Virginia"

New work by Jesse Wells
May 6 - 29

Jesse's newest work explores impossible connections and unifying totems. Mapping the interpersonal aesthetics of the quest, it features prints and works on paper, zines, crochet, and embroidery.

The Garage
N. 1st Street (across from Lee Park)
Charlottesville, VA

Opening Reception May 6, 5:30-8pm
Please come for refreshments, friends, and art!

Gallery Hours: During scheduled events, or by appointment.

Contact (for additional information):
Jesse: jesskawells [!at]

Information regarding the image:
Jesse Wells, "Listo" letterpress on paper 9"x9", 2011

January Art Show

If you didn't get a chance to see the pieces up at Virginia Discovery Museum, I have a few of them (plus some new ones!) over at Splendora's through the end of January -!

Come on by on Charlottesville's First Friday for a reception, with refreshments and plenty of artwork to look at (not to mention, access to gelato!)

January 7, 2011
5pm - 7pm

Splendora's Gelato Cafe
317 East Main St. (On the Downtown Mall)
Charlottesville, VA

This series focuses on moments of naïve and dangerous exploration – actions that come from an innocent place that might still bring about irrevocable knowledge.

Shark Fin, 10" x 13" Gouache and Pen on Paper, 2010

Art Show at The Virginia Discovery Museum

November 16 - December 6

Works on paper by Jesse Wells

A series which focuses on the interaction between individuals, and the gentle and ambivalent education that they approach each other with.

Virginia Discovery Museum
524 East Main Street (East end of Downtown Mall)
Charlottesville, VA 22902

While there is no opening or closing reception, the gallery is accessible for viewing during open hours. If you want to tour the exhibit with the artist, email Jesse at: jesskawells [at] gmail [dot] com

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-5:00; Sunday 1:00-5:00; Closed Mondays; Closed the day before Thanksgiving

To get to the gallery room: Go to the front desk to let them know you’d like to see the exhibit. The room is in the back on the left-hand side with a “Room In Use” sign on it.

Two hours free parking at Market Street Parking Garage (5th & Market) or Water Street Parking Garage (3rd & Water) with museum validation. Have ticket stamped at front desk.

Image: "With Suitcases" pen and gouache on paper. 9" x 7", 2010