Jill Soukup will be in the Ann Korologos Gallery, Saturday, July 16th from 6 to 8pm to greet her many admirers. Jill’s work has been getting more and more attention lately, (including a one-woman museum exhibition this year) for obvious reasons – her work is terrific! We arranged the exhibition more than a year and half ago, just enough time to gather enough work for the exhibition. Between commissions, collectors and museum exhibitions, Jill has been a very busy artist.
It was about three years ago, owner, Ann Korologos saw her work at the Coor’s Invitational in Denver. Ann in her best”I don’t take no for answer” style, convinced Jill she needed to show her work in Basalt. The first piece sold right away, and it has been growing from there. Now, just a week from the opening reception, we are wondering if we’ll have a few pieces that aren’t sold at the opening. Three paintings slated for the exhibition have sold before they even reached the wall, and several others have eager collectors waiting to view them. It’s a good problem to have I guess, but it’s not fun to tell collectors they missed a piece before they even had a chance to see it.
“I’m not surprised there is so much interest in her work,” Ann Korologos said recently, “she is a wonderful artist, and I am so pleased she agreed to show with us.”
Jill, wife, mother, and full time artist is more than a little busy. She paints as much as she can, but she is a perfectionist, and not that prolific. Each work gets her best, and sometimes they take awhile. Her galleries have learned to be patient. Her collector’s less so, but somehow it all works out.
Jill will be at the opening reception on Saturday, July 16th, from 6 to 8 pm. She has generously agreed to do a painting demonstration on Sunday, July 17th, from 11 to 2 pm.
The Ann Korologos Gallery is located in the historic river town of Basalt, just 20 minutes from Aspen in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.