Arizona artist and writer, Jacqueline Cohen, is best known for her dynamic acrylic paintings, captivating photographs, and original handmade jewelry.

Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Munster, Indiana, Jacqueline began honing her artistic talents early with formal and informal art classes; including classes at the renowned Chicago Art Institute. Ultimately she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, with an emphasis in painting and photography. Before moving to Arizona, Jacqueline taught art in public secondary schools, as well as children and adult art classes for various organizations.

Upon her arrival in Phoenix in 1980, Jacqueline became a Senior Publications Specialist and Senior Writer for Motorola and General Dynamics. There she wrote materials for and collaborated on projects of diverse media for more than 25 years. During that time she was presented with several prestigious writing awards such as a Telly Award and The Communicator Awards, as well as recognition from various film festivals and non-profit organizations; including the Heartland International Film Festival and The Boys and Girls Club. She was also a contributing writer for the production of “Memories of Route 66” which was broadcast on PBS.

Jacqueline’s art creations have appeared throughout Arizona in various juried shows such as, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG), Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA), the Tucson Jewish Community Center (JCC) Jewish Artists, the Flagstaff Art Walk, Long Realty – Golder Ranch Art Gallery, and more.

A resident of SaddleBrooke since 2009, Jacqueline is currently a member of the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild and is an artist at Absolutely Art Gallery & Gifts in Tucson.

 

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