Jackie Cory is a multi-media artist formerly from Sarasota, FL. Quilting, watercolor & mixed media are some of the areas she peruses to develop her style. When asked about her work, she says “To me, art is infinite.” Ms. Cory delights in promoting the arts by teaching easy to learn methods for adults & children.
Graduating from manatee Community College with an Associates in Art education, Ms. Cory was selected as outstanding Art Student of the Year. She completed her Bachelors in Fine Art at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl. on Dean’s list & cum laud.
Ms. Cory became the Executive Director of the Hilton Leech Studio/Friends of the Arts; Sarasota Florida’s premier watercolor school; well known for workshops with nationally known artists in the water-media field. As Director, she developed her skills in painting mix media under the talents of Pat Dews, Frank Webb, Barbara Nechis, Frank Francese and others. The school merged with Sarasota Art Center and she continued on as Director of Education. Through her love of the arts & skills, she was nominated “Quilt Teacher of the Year” by Professional Quilters Magazine and has been published in other trade magazines. She has received numerous awards in quilting & painting in FL, TX, & TN.
Currently, Ms. Cory now resides in Cleveland, TN with her husband and is developing classes at her studio located in the Old Woolen Mill with Cleveland WorkSpace. She specializes in workshops in fiber arts & watercolors. Ms. Cory has taught at Hyderhangout Quilt Shop, 5 Points Museum, Cherokee Blossom Quilt Guild, RiverBend Fiber Arts Group, Art Creations and John C. Campbell Folk School. Ms. Cory’s work can be seen at her studio and Gartell Gallery in Blue Ridge, GA.