I am incredibly honored to have been invited to write an article for Artists on Art Magazine.



Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart of Paris will be representing me! and exhibiting my work at the Affordable Art Fair in NYC March 3 - April 2.  


 East Side Magazine of Austin wrote a fantastic article entitled "Beneath the Mask," and included a photoessay on me and my work.  

The intriguing Walt Morton interviewed me for Poets/Artists Magazine's Artist of the Week:  https://www.poetsandartists.com/magazine/2017/1/26/artist-of-the-week-jennifer-balkan 

I am giddy to share that I am now represented by the Chimera Gallery in Mullingar, Ireland.  


I am elated thrilled to have been included Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine's list of leading figurative contemporary painters today.   


My painting "Sisters" is included in the Texas Top Ten Competition by the Portrait Society of America!




I am honored and thrilled to have been interviewed on the Savvy Painter podcast, by Antrese Wood.  
To listen, click here:  

Time for the East Austin Studio Tour!  
11/12-11/13 & 11/19-11/20, 11am-6pm both weekends open with plenty of art to see and enjoy :)
I am studio #92.

I am so honored to have been recommended by The Austin Chronicle , The Austin American Statesman , and Big Medium , and Trove Artist Management.


I am one of ten Austin artists participating in Painters Painting Painters at Davis Gallery in Austin, TX.  We will each be exhibiting two paintings of each other and one self-portrait.  Exhibition opens Saturday, September 24th at 7pm.


I am one of ten painters invited by the Academy of Realist Art in Boston to participate in a five-day figure painting competition.  


I will be exhibiting in a 5-person show at the Vendue Inn in Charleston through the Principle Gallery. Exhibit opens June 17th at 5:30.  


I am participating in Contemporary Figuration at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO.

I will be part of a group exhibition at ICOSA Collective in Austin, TX.  Show opens May 27th.


I will have two paintings in Nexus at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO.


I will have three paintings in One at Art Room.Space Gallery in Fort Worth, TX.  Exhibit opens March 19th.  








I'm super duper thrilled to be sharing the title of Best Visual Artist of 2015 by the Austin Chronicle's Readers' Poll!!!

And congratulations to my co-winner, Jenn Hassin www.jennhassin.com!


I will have three small works in Abend Gallery's 25th Annual Holiday Miniature Show opening December 4th in Denver, CO.

I was awarded First Merit for "Hope" and 9th Place for "Public Art" by the Portrait Society of America


The East Austin Studio Tour is back!  Come visit my studio, no. 24 on the tour at www.eastaustinstudiotour.com: November 14-15/20-21, 11am-6pm.


I will have work in the Urban exhibit at the Abend Gallery in Denver, CO.  


I will be participating in the Red Dot Art Spree at Women and their Work Gallery on September 10th at 6:00pm in Austin, TX.

I have been invited into VESSEL, a 2D and 3D exhibition curated and organized by Brian David Johnson on September 12th at 6:00pm in Austin, TX.


I have been invited to participate in The Edge of Realism which opens August 7th at the Abend Gallery in Denver, CO.  

I have been invited to participate in Mia Bergeron's first curated exhibit, entitled "Unfurl" at Gallery 1261 in Denver, CO.  Show opens August 23rd.


I will be showing two paintings in a group show entitled Introductions at the Abend Gallery in Denver, CO.  Show opens July 10th.  

I have been invited by Kevin Weckbach to participate in a group exhibition entitled A Friendly Challenge at Gallery 1261 in Denver, CO.  Show opens June 27th.  

I was thrilled to be included in American Art Collector's preview of this exhibition:


I am participating in our first regional Women Painting Women at the Georgetown Art Center as one of fourteen Texan women artists organized by Austin artist Felice House.


Two paintings will be featured in "Vox Femina" at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, Arkansas.  

Three paintings have been juried into Poets/Artists' "The Artist's Gaze: Seeing Women in the Twenty-first Century" exhibition held at Sirona Fine Art in South Florida.  


I am one of ten painters invited by the Academy of Realist Art in Boston to participate in a five-day figure painting competition.  









  My painting "Public Art" was featured in American Art Collector, July 2015.


My painting "Public Art" was featured in American Art Collector, July 2015.







Austin Woman Magazine this month writes "It’s hard to look away from one of Jennifer Balkan’s paintings after you’ve set eyes on it."  They have featured me here in Artist Choice: http://www.austinwomanmagazine.com/articles/artists-choice

East Austin Studio Tour!!  November 15-16 and 22-23: 11am-6pm
#44 on the tour in the little blue house


2-Day figure oil painting workshop in Georgetown, Texas, October 18-19 : details forthcoming.  


I have been accepted into the 5th Annual Women Painting Women show at the Principle Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina.  Show opens September 5th. 

I will have two paintings in the "Pay It Forward" show at the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.  Show opens September 5th. 

Fall classes resume in September!

I'm currently featured on Combustus and The New York Optimist!