About

Jayne Guertin is a writer, editor and visual artist/photographer. She writes nonfiction, essays, poetry, creative literature, and also provides clients with original digital and print content, collateral marketing, advertising copy, long and short form articles, and public relations and communications services. She is currently accepting freelance work. Contact her here. She has written about art, business, education, preservation, lifestyle, medicine, nature, politics, and other concerns; and she occasionally blogs at Banks of Noon about whatever comes to mind. This portfolio represents a moiety of her work.

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Jayne’s writings can be found in various local, regional and national publications and literary journals, such as Entropy MagazineLiterary Mama, the Los Angeles Review of Books,  PANK Magazine, Star 82 ReviewThe Tishman Review  Yankee Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, Providence Monthly, East Side Monthly, and elsewhere.

Among other publications, she has created photographs for SmokeLong Quarterly,  The Tishman ReviewYankee Magazine,  and the front and back book covers of Seeking It’s Own Level, an anthology of writings about water—including writings by Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, Bret Anthony Johnston, Jamie Quatro, and others. Her photographs also appear across several print and digital media outlets.

Jayne’s nonfiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and for a Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net Anthology. She holds an MFA in creative writing and literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington College.

Find her CV here.

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Photography Exhibitions/Honors

December 1 – December 28, 2018. East Greenwich Free Library‘s 8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit.  Jurors Marjorie Hellman and Marsha Katzman. Two photographs: Songs of Love and Desperation, and Race Point Remembered. Jurors’ Award for Songs of Love and Desperation. East Greenwhich Free Library, RI.

November 11 – December 23, 2018. The Providence Art Club‘s Little picture show.  Six photographs on wood panels. Providence Art Club, Providence RI.

September 14 — December 1, 2018. Art League Rhode Island’s juried exhibition, Parsing Sign and Images, at The VETS Gallery.  Juror: Kaveh Mojtabai, Publisher, Artscope Magazine. One collage on canvas: Night. Providence, RI.

August 13 — December 12. Women and Infants Hospital.  Four-month solo exhibition: The Sunflowers. Malcolm and Elizabeth Chace Education Center, South Pavilion Gallery, Women & Infants Hospital. Providence, RI.

August 12 — August 31, 2018. Providence Art Club’s The Summer Members’ Exhibition. Juror: Willa Van Nostrand. One photograph: Hannah’s Girl. Providence, RI.

June 14 – July 13, 2018. Attleboro Arts Museum national juried exhibition, THREE. Juror: Alexander Castro,  a writer, journalist, and art critic, who regularly contributes to Art New England, Big Red and Shiny, Mercury, and GLASS Quarterly. His work also appears or is forthcoming in Don’t Take Pictures and Lost Balloon. In 2018, Castro was a runner-up for the inaugural Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing. One Photograph: After Renoir: The Girls’ Manifest Charm. Attleboro, MA.

May 6 – June 2. Plymouth Center for the Arts Eighth Annual Exhibition: The Fine Art of Photography, an international juried exhibition, jurored by Mark Chester, Suzanne Revy, and Bob Singer, award-winning photographers and educators. 150 artists chosen out of 1,400 entries. Two photographs: Fluid, Frozen; and, A Puddle Is A Body of Water. Plymouth, MA.

February 28 – April 12, 2018. Honorable Mention Award for digital collage/erasure poetry In Its Grip Now, recognized as an “innovative combination of form evocative of intangible states of the soul” by juror Susan Fossati—an award-winning artist and an Art League Rhode Island Elected Member, as well as a recognized local and international freelance artist with 25-years of experience teaching at RISD and CCRI. Art League Rhode Island 2018 Members Exhibition. Digital Collage/Erasure Poetry: In Its Grip Now. Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, RI.

February 15, 2018 – Undetermined. The Golden Hours, an international juried online exhibition sponsored by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. 33 images selected. One photograph: Children of the Lake. South Yarmouth, MA.

January 12 – February 6, 2018. FilmNorth’s  “The North” , an International Juried Exhibition. Juror:  Pei Ketron, award-winning photographer, speaker and educator. Sixty images selected. One Photograph: The Missing Silo. St. Paul, Minnesota.

December 4 – December 29, 2017. Winter’s Eve 7th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at East Greenwich Free Library. Juror: Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Attleboro Arts Museum. One Photograph: Helianthus Halo. East Greenwich, RI.

October 12 – November 3, 2017. Providence Center for Photographic Arts 4th Open Call Exhibition, Jurored by Julie Grahame, publisher of aCurator.com, a Life.com top 20 best photo site. One photograph: Hannah’s Girl. Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI.

September 8 – November 26, 2017. Art League Rhode Island Juried Exhibition: IN TRANSIT. Juror: Abigail Newbold, Director of Exhibitions, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. One photograph: Rails. The VETS Gallery, Providence, RI.

May 6 – June 2017. Art League Rhode Island Members’ Exhibition. Two photographs: Sunflowers: Black & White. Dryden Gallery, Providence, RI.

September 2015: Solo Exhibition. The Cumberland Public Library Gallery. Original photography accompanied by literary works. One month exhibit. Cumberland, RI.

 

Permanent Collection

Women and Infants Hospital. Two Photographs: Let Me Through, and Giselle (from the sunflowers series).  Providence, RI.

Literary Honors

July 2015: Devotion, an essay, nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The Tishman Review.

November 2015: Devotion, an essay, nominated by The Tishman Review for Best of the Net Anthology, Sundress Publications.

May 21, 2015 : “The Bad Wife” published first in [PANK] Magazine, featured in Paragraph Shorts, “Save The Date.” A digital literary experience bringing the world’s best short stories in text, video, and audio. Available through iTunes.

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