Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenn Sherr.
Jenn, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I am a decoupage artist, entrepreneur and teacher. At the age of five I started doing collage and have always loved fashion. When I see objects around me I have always thought how could I rearrange it, assemble it and make it beautiful again with collage. People know me in the South End as the “decoupage diva.” My art studio is in the south end where I teach decoupage group and private lessons.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I create accessories and am an art teacher. My mother is a decoupage artist and has done the art since the age of five. I have always loved fashion and the message of inspiration is to take the ordinary and make it unique. There are a few messages and inspiration in my work. Explaining my work may come from a metaphor of a poet. Talented poets do not write the same poems over and over, but they may use some of the same vocabulary in different poems. This is true of my accessories I design and my work overall, I have been fortunate for the past four years to travel to Italy and Paris, Inspiration is always found in Europe and I bring back new ideas and information for my classes.
I hope people take away the same thoughts when they view a piece or take a class, Decoupage has been around since the 17th century, I have taken the art and brought a modern flair to it. In addition to this I help other artists market their work, designing a business plan, implementing it and undertake the ownership and risk of their business to make it successful, most artists I have helped also have been successful artists in selling and getting press to enhance their careers as artists,
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
Qualities that have been essential to be a successful artist is to have a mindset of an entrepreneur. Acting and having the courage to get what my goal is at the end of it all which is to have my work be in the public eye and profitable.
My father instilled strong work ethics growing up. I always went out into the marketplace to promote work. I wore my cuffs around Boston and people would ask me about them. In 2005 I decided to personally visit stores and kept a goal log. In one year, I was in 25 stores nationwide.
Success is being humble to learn and listen to constructive criticism. When I got rejected from shows I would politely ask why and from that feedback have typically got into them the following years. I am not competitive but try to obtain knowledge to grow. Understanding my audience and marketing have been essential tools of my success Many artists struggle with marketing there work and I feel this is essential.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
By appointment at my studio, Word of mouth is bringing in the corporate space. Creative outlet for team building, in group and private classes. The South End Studios is September 15 and 16 which is a great time for people to come out and look at artists living and working in their studios. I also am an active member and on the Board of United South End Artists. This organization runs the South End Open Studios and many other events in the city of Boston,
- Address: 59 Wareham Street
Boston ,Ma 02128
- Website: Http://www.Jennsherrdesign.com
- Phone: 627/842-7807
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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