Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Northwest Collage


"Oak Leaf Pioneer #3" is now for sale as part of a fundraiser for the Museum of
Oak Leaf Pioneer #3 by GJ Gillespie.
Northwest Art's annual fundraiser in La Conner, WA. This mixed media collage takes the image of a Whidbey Island patron and frames her in a shape of an oak leaf. Also, pencil, charcoal and shellac. They don't show it but it has a really nice carved frame. Priced to sell. 
Bid online June 2 to 11. 

Camera Roll and Report

 Art Studio at Friday Harbor Labs,
San Juan Island, WA 
We returned for third time to spend 5 days making art at the University of Washington's Whitley Center on San Juan Island. 

Dedicated to approved creative projects, the Center is part of a marine research facility called the Friday Harbor Labs. 

All Residencies


Fallen Stars Portrait Show
22 Collaged Celebrities by GJ Gillespie 
1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 
April 29 to June 18, 2023 

A Show of Six Abstract Landscapes
by GJ Gillespie
April 17 -- August 26, 2023

Hurst Gallery
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033

Just got word that my submission to ZO Magazine's "Touch of Blue Expo" contest won first place in the Cubism division. The prize includes a $120 honorarium.
This is my 20th art award. 
Horse Of Course by GJ Gillespie. 

January 20, 2023
Hi GJ,

Thank you so much for submitting to ZO Magazine's Touch of Blue Expo! Your entry "Horse of Course" is our 1st Place Winner for the Blue Expo Cubism category. All entries can be seen at the Blue Expo link below. We are giving an honorarium for this category win of $120.

Again, Congratulations and thanks for inspiring us and our viewers!

Warm regards,
Bonita for the ZO Team

Bonita Zeier | River Alexander | Concept Director
ZO Magazine Touch of Blue Expo

Watch my interview with Zo magazine. 

Art in Phoenix Show
Two GJ Gillespie collages in the "Sleeping with the Artists" Show at the Found:RE Gallery. "Twelve Graces" and "I Want to Know What Love Is" will be for sale to guests staying at the Phoenix Hotel until June 2025.

GJ Gillespie art accepted in 90+ literary and art journals.

Editors of this art and literary journal accept all 10 pieces I submitted! 
See art here. 

Fortunate Son by GJ Gillespie.

MAY 25, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,
Thank you for sending us Art of GJ Gillespie. Your work has received high commendations.

We would like to accept it for publication in Abstract: Contemporary Expressions. 

We suggest that you sign up for our free subscription at http://abstractmagazinetv.com/subscribe/ to be sure you catch your publication when it goes live.

We welcome future submissions.

Thank you, again.

Kind Regards,
JL Jacobs
Abstract: Contemporary Expressions


Accepts three GJ Gillespie collages.
May 12,2023 

Uncle Albert by GJ Gillespie. 

Hi Gary, 
On behalf of Dark Onus Lit, we'd like to offer acceptance for "Different Drum", "Uncle Albert", and "Love Will Keep Us Together" for Issue 3.
Attached is your Acceptance Letter. 

I don't have an ETA yet but I'd say mid-summer is likely. 


Erric Emerson 
Editor in Chief 
Dark Onus Lit | Dark Onus Press

Editor accepted 4 GJ Gillespie collages! This is the second time my art has appeared in Quibble. 

May 9, 2023

Dear GJ Gillespie,

Congratulations! This message confirms the acceptance of your submission to Quibble.Lit's Issue 10, Rebel. Symbol. Revel.

The names of the pieces we would like to publish:  "Immortality,” "Motorcycle Haiku #1," ”Summer of Love,” and “Forge.” 

Forge by GJ Gillespie. 

Very excited to include your artwork again, GJ.

The planned launch for Rebel. Symbol. Revel. is 10 AM Friday May 12th.

I am blown away by the collected talent in this issue. It is going to be spectacular, and all the better for your contribution.

Please consider following us on social media. Congratulations again, and make sure to promote your win!




I will be in touch with updates, and anything else that may come up.


Thanks again.



Garrett Souliere



To publish two of my collages in the online and print editions. 
Man Who Sold the World #2
by GJ Gillespie. 

"Man Who Sold the World" is a finalist for cover art! 

May 8, 20203

Dear GJ,

We would very much like to publish two of your submissions, "Desolation Row #3" and "Man Who Sold the World," in the fall 2023 print and electronic editions of Making Waves: a West Michigan Review.

“Man Who Sold the World” is being considered as a cover image, as one of our top picks, and we will let you know as soon as a decision is made.

Thank you for your submission and for allowing us to participate in the creative process with you.


Nicole Birkett, Linda Sandow, Kathy Barrett and Julia Carter

Editorial Board

Making Waves: a West Michigan Review

If You Could Read My Mind
by GJ Gillespie.
To publish "If You Could Read My Mind" in the July, 2023 issue. 

This abstract collage on paper, 22 x 17, was inspired by a Arshile Gorky painting from the 1950s.

May 1, 2023
Dear GJ,

Congratulations! I am glad to inform you that your piece titled "If you Could Read My Mind" has been accepted for publication.

We are currently placing work in our Issue #21, which is scheduled for a July release. In addition, we will include bio statement you have provided.

In the meantime, you may check out our current issue and podcast feature at wildroofjournal.com.

Thank you for sharing your work with us.


Aaron Lelito
Editor in Chief
Wild Roof Journal
Lord of Dogtown
(portrait of skate legend Jay Adams)
by GJ Gillespie.
Accepts two collages: “She’s Not There” and “Lord of Dogtown.” 

April 12, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,

Congratulations! Your submission "Art of GJ Gillespie" has been accepted for publication in Havik 2023! We would like to publish “She’s Not There” and “Lord of Dogtown.” 

The book will be released in May. The release party will be virtual/in-person (as part of the Literary Arts Festival)  on Saturday, May 13, 2023. 

Thank you for your submission and congratulations, again!


Aaliyah Gholamipour

Havik 2023


WELTER JOURNAL COVER ART Editors chose my collage "Not Dark Yet" for the cover of this print literary journal.
This is my 11th cover!
April, 3, 2023
Not Dark Yet by GJ Gillespie. 

Congratulations from Welter! 

Dear GJ,

Thank you for submitting your fine artwork to Welter. We would like to publish your submission "Not Dark Yet" in our print issue this spring 2023.

We want you to know that we're actually going to use it on our cover. It's beautiful and really fits the aesthetic of our journal.

Please confirm at your very earliest convenience that the work is still available. If this is the case, please send us your mailing address so that you may receive your contributor’s copy. While we cannot offer payment, we promise to publish your work with care and may share it additionally via social media through December 31, 2023. You retain rights to the material.

Thanks again,

Welter Editors



To publish my collage "Motorcycle Haiku".
Motorcycle Haiku by GJ Gillespie.
Collage. 10 x 8, 2014.
Made from Japanese Motorcycle magazines
and classical Japanese calligraphy.

March 24, 2023
We'd like to publish your work!
Dear GJ Gillespie,
! Your Art piece, "Motorcycle Haiku," (submitted for Text-as-Art call) has been selected for publication in our upcoming edition of Jelly Bucket (Number 13).
Please confirm on or before Friday, March 31, that your work is still available for publication. Also, please confirm the title of this artwork and send along the size, media used, and year. We will need a brief bio, less than 75 words, written in the 3rd person to be printed in the journal, too.
Publication is expected this coming summer, in July/August. We will send you a contributor copy shortly thereafter. Please send a mailing address.
Thank you for the opportunity to publish your work, and welcome to Jelly Bucket!
Regina J. Szabo
Managing Editor
Jelly Bucket _____________________________________________________
Quartet #3 will appear on the cover of the next print edition of this literary and art magazine! 
This will be my 10th cover. 

 Editors will also publish my collage "Ode to Billy Joe" online on march 15. 

March 12, 2023 
Quartet #3 by GJ Gillespie.

Hi GJ!

We're thrilled that you submitted more work to Red Noise Collective and would love to publish "Ode to Billy Joe" on Wednesday, March 15th. Please let us know if you would like to be featured in the promotional post again.

After some discussion, we would also like to consider using "Quartet #3" as the cover art for our upcoming print journal.

Your style is so aligned with the core mission of Red Noise that we feel it would be a great fit. We would also like to offer a $100 honorarium for the use of the image and credit on the title page of the journal.

Thanks again for sharing your work with us, and please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns.


Olivia Pridemore
Red Noise Collective

To publish four of my collages.
Island in the Sun
Feast of the Sun God's Cattle
Anguish of Achilles

March 7, 2023 
Anguish of Achilles by GJ Gillespie. 

Dear GJ Gillespie,

Congratulations! We are pleased to tell you that we'd like to accept "Feast of the Sun God's Cattle, Anguish of Achilles, Juggler, and Island in the Sun" and publish it in the upcoming issue of LEVITATE.

Please confirm that the work has not been published in print or online and that you allow LEVITATE First North American Serial Rights and First Electronic Rights.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Inti Navia & Jocelyn Rivera
Editors in Chief

Accepts my collage "Howl" for publication week of March 13, 2023.
Howl by GJ Gillespie.

March 4, 2023
Dear GJ,
Thank you for sending us Howl. We believe it fits our project's goals and would love to share it as a daily howl! Howler Daily stories are featured Monday–Friday on our website and shared individually on social media throughout the week.
Your submission will go live the week of March 13.
In addition to being shared in the Howler Daily, your work is automatically considered for publication in the second issue of our quarterly magazine, Hymn & Howl. Content for this magazine is curated by the Howler team and selected toward the end of the quarter. We anticipate publishing Issue II in late April. If your piece is chosen, we'll notify you by email with further details.
Thank you for trusting us with your work and for being among the first storytellers with The Howler Project!
The Howler Project
publishes "Puzzle" in issue #9.
Puzzle by GJ Gillespie.

COVER ART -- this is my 9th cover! See art here:
Feb 27, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,
! This message confirms the acceptance of your submission entiled "Puzzle" to Quibble.Lit's Issue 9, Puzzle. Riddle. Puddle.
The planned launch for Puzzle. Riddle. Puddle. is March 1st.
This issue is going to be spectacular, and all the better for your contribution.
Please consider following us on social media.
again, and make sure to promote your win!
Thanks again.
Garrett Souliere


This faith based journal will publish all five pieces that I submitted. 

Stop Worrying by GJ Gillespie.

Feb. 24, 2023

Hello GJ Gillespie, 

Thank you again for submitting to Words of The Lamb Magazine. It’s with great pleasure to inform you that your submission the Art of GJ Gillespie has been ACCEPTED!!! 

I've accepted all five pieces because I find them beautiful.

Shot of Love

Stop Worrying 

Prophecies of Love 

Beauty of the Lilies 

Please allow up to two weeks or less to see your work go live. 


Day Sibley, 

Founding Editor of WOTL

To publish three GJ Gillespie collages.
Everyone's Gone to the Moon by GJ Gillespie. 

Feb. 23, 2023 GJ Gillespie,
! "Forever On My Mind # 1" and Forever On My Mind #2 and "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" have been accepted for publication in WFR #2!
We aim to publish in May.
We'd be honored to publish this work. We look forward to hearing from you.

To publish three of GJ Gillespie collages.
Valleri by GJ Gillespie. 
This is the third time my art has appeared in Scapegoat.
Feb. 19, 2023 Dear GJ Gillespie,
Thank you for sending us your art. We love it and would like to publish all three pieces in the summer issue of Scapegoat Review.
3. Valleri.
Thanks again.
Erika Lutzner
Scapegoat Review

Ancient Oaks Figure A23 by GJ Gillespie in inaugural issue on Feb 15, 2023. 
Image made as part of a series during a University of Washington art residence on San Juan Island. See art residency report. 

January 7, 2023 
Ancient Oaks Figure A23 by GJ Gillespie. 

Dear GJ,

Congratulations! This message confirms the acceptance of your piece "Ancient Oaks Figure A23" to Compass Rose Literary Journal, in our inaugural Issue 1.0 "North".

The issue will be published online on February 15, 2023, and will remain online under the Archives section once the subsequent issue is published.

We look forward to publishing your work. Thank you for your support of our new journal!

Kind regards,

Kelly Easton, Editor

Compass Rose Literary Journal

Washington, DC

"Mother", "Soon It's Going to Rain" and "Siren Song" by GJ Gillespie will be 
featured in the February 2023 "Writing Love" issue of this literary and art print journal. 
This is my 75th art publication. 

Siren Song by GJ Gillespie.
February 7, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,

Thank you for submitting your artwork to Voices de la Luna. We are delighted to inform you that, “Mother," "Soon It's Going to Rain," and "Siren Song," have been accepted for publication in the February 2023 issue: Writing Love.

We thank you for your submission and will be sending you a print copy for your records. Voices de la Luna also encourages you to submit other pieces in the future.

If you would like to invite friends to subscribe to Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Literature and Art Magazine in time for this issue, please direct them to voicesdelaluna.org/subscribe.html.

Congratulations again on your selected work!

Viktoria Valenzuela, Associate Editor
Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Literature & Arts Magazine

Just heard from editor of the Red Noise Collective that two collages I submitted won an art contest they sponsor.
Kaw Kaw by GJ Gillespie.

"Kaw Kaw" and "Three Graces #14" will appear in the online literary and art magazine on February 6. Then the winning pieces are candidates for publication in the print version this summer.
("Winning" means that the art will be featured online and eligible for the print version. No cash award.)
February 1, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,
Red Noise Collective is excited to announce that “Three Graces #14” and “Kaw Kaw” have been selected as weekly contest winners!
Your work will be published on our website on Monday, February 6th; we will send you a link when the pieces go live.
If you would like to provide a brief bio or social media handles to accompany your work, please let us know in your reply.
All works in your submission will still be considered for inclusion in Red Noise Collective’s Summer 2023 Journal. We will distribute announcements regarding journal selections in early May.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns!
Warm Regards,
Olivia Pridemore
Five of my collages accepted including one for the cover!
This is my eighth magazine cover. See it here.
Resurrection 3 by GJ Gillespie.
January 11, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,
Thank you for sending along your work. It was a genuine joy to view your art. 

Your pieces are dynamic--their varying textures, shades, and color patterns give each piece a vivid sense of movement.
The clear insistence on the human form matched with the abstract nature of your materials and backgrounds results in work that is at once deeply human and entirely spiritual. These pieces are lovely.
We were particularly drawn to the following pieces: "Something in the Way", "Kyrie Eleison Blue,” "Resurrection 3,” "Angelus," and "Three Angels." 

With your permission, we would love to use "Resurrection 3” as the cover for our forthcoming Winter issue of Letters .
Do let us know if this is all agreeable with you.
Thank you, again, for sharing your art with us.
All the best,
Alexandra Marie Green, Managing Editor

"Letters is a semi-annual print journal of literature and visual art attending to the force and friction of religion, spirituality, and belief within contemporary experience.


__________________________________________________ FAUXMOIR LITERARY JOURNAL
January 9
Forever on My Mind #3 by GJ Gillespie. 
Just got word from the editor of Fauxmoir, a literary and art journal, that my 
collage "Forever on My Mind #3" will appear in an upcoming issue.

Dear GJ,
Thank you so much for submitting your work. We truly enjoyed the collection and would love to use Forever on My Mind in Issue 7!

Please send a brief 1st person artist's statement pertaining to that particular piece.

Best, and congratulations!


anuary 3, 2023

Dear GJ,
We love "Sad Eyed Woman” and we’d like to include it in our next issue! 
Sad Eyed Woman by GJ Gillespie. 


Please send us the following:


*a twitter handle (if you have one) that you’d like us to tag when we promote the issue.

*an email address so we can notify you when the issue is released


Thank you for sharing your work!


Have a great week!


Danielle & Jack


Fast Flesh Journal
for Creative Nonfiction

Oak Leaf Pioneer 14 by GJ Gillespie

To publish three of my recent collages made during the San Juan Island art residency!
Nov. 15, 2022
Dear GJ,
Thank you so much for considering Welter Literary Journal Online as a home for your work.
We’re pleased to inform you that we’d like to move forward with publishing your artwork in the fall 2022 edition of Welter Online! We're looking to publish the issue on November 29.
Please confirm that you're still interested in publication ASAP and reply with a brief third-person bio to accompany your work.
I'd Love to Change the World
by GJ Gillespie
From the editor of Portland, Oregon based literary journal. 

Hi GJ,
It's great to see your work again, and congratulations on having three of them already published.
Our editors loved your piece "I'd Love to Change the World." and would be thrilled to publish it in our upcoming issue (Fall/Winter 2022).
Our editorial team will be in touch this week with next steps.
We look forward to working with you!
Thank you,
Lauren Hobson, Editor
Kithe Journal

Title after a 1971 song by the band Ten Years After.

Design inspired by mid-century abstract expressionism.
Made with colored tissue, linen cloth, cheese cloth, found papers, pencil, spray and acrylic paint.
Just got word from the editors of Mason Jar Press that they want to include three of my collages in an upcoming issue. It will be included in Volume 3 of their literary journal called The Jarnal.
Cry Me a River by GJ Gillespie.

Dec. 29, 2022
From: GJ Gillespie
To: Mason Jar Press
Subject: We want this!
Thanks for submitting artwork. We want to publish Cry Me a River, Completes the Picture and Life Cycle.
Please confirm these three pieces are available.
So excited to be publishing your work!
Tara Campbell
Guest Editor The Jarnal Vol. 3
Michael B. Tager
Managing Editor, Mason Jar Press


To publish "Sunday Kind of Love."
Sunday Kind of Love by GJ Gillespie. 
Collage, 22 x 17. 2019. 

Nov. 2, 2022

Dear GJ Gillespie,

We are pleased to announce that your artwork, Sunday Kind of Love, has been selected for publication in The Oakland Review. Congratulations! 


Attached to this official acceptance letter is a contract granting The Oakland Review First North American Serial Rights and permission to use your work in our promotional material across digital and print platforms. 

To receive updates on publication and other OR news, please consider following us on Twitter (@oakland_review). 

We are honored to publish your work and excited that you will be joining the OR family! 

Warm Regards,

Rency Luan

Managing Editor

The Oakland Review


Forever and a Day by GJ Gillespie.

The Cheat River Review -- a literary and art journal sponsored by the West Virginia University MFA program -- wants to publish my collage "Forever and a Day."

This abstract is one of my favorites.
It will be one of several featured in the upcoming show in Langley BC in the spring.

Dear GJ,
We at Cheat River Review love your piece "Forever and a Day" and would like to include it in our upcoming issue.
Thank you!

Zach Hunley
Arts Editor
Cheat River Review
Nocturnum by GJ Gillespie. 
To publish "Nocturnum." 

October 20, 2022.
Dear GJ Gillespie, 

Thanks again for your submission to Straylight. The art team and I really enjoy your piece, "Nocturnum". Your submission of this piece was from 2019, but if you're still okay with us using the piece, we'd be honored.

We await your confirmation to use your photography in the upcoming Fall 2022 issue!

Catrin Homuth

Straylight Art Editor

Straylight Literary Magazine

Let's Live for Today by GJ Gillespie. 
October 2022 Dear GJ Gillespie,
! This message confirms the acceptance of your submission to mignolo arts. We would like to publish your piece, "Let's Live for Today" in our upcoming issue.
Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
Thanks again.
Charly Santagado



California Dreaming by GJ Gillespie.

DeLudge Journal  
Fall/ Winter 2021
This is my seventh cover! 

Dear GJ: We are excited to accept the following images for publication in our next issue of DeLuge Journal:

- California Dreaming
- Dream in Your Pocket Also we are using California Dreaming as the cover!


Sue Scavo

deLuge Literary and Arts Journal

See art here


Peggy Sue by GJ Gillespie.

In Parentheses, an online and print literary magazine, chose my collage "Peggy Sue" for the cover of Volume 7, Issue 2, Fall 2021. 

Art by GJ Gillespie accepted for publication in 90+ literary and art journals. 
About GJ Gillespie 

"The artists that I admire tap feelings of awe that permit the viewer to experience new perspectives of being."
-- GJ Gillespie

Living in a 1928 farmhouse overlooking Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island (north of Seattle) is an inspiring setting for an artist. The abstract expressionist masters who produced haunting images from this region are constant inspirations.

Sketching at the Getty Malibu in Los Angeles
Most of my designs are inspired by art history. 

The artists I admire tap unconscious feelings of longing for existential meaning that emerge from cultural icons. In my view, abstraction should be more than pleasing design. Instead, art should evoke connotations that permit the viewer to experience a sense of wonder, awe and new perspectives of being.

I enjoy experimenting with various media such as watercolor, collage, encaustic and mixed media on paper, canvas and board. I find that the translucent effect of layering watercolor adds depth and metaphorical meaning. 

IDEAS for an abstract piece might appear in a dream. Inspiration also come by studying the works of the masters. Alfonso Ossorio, Arshile Gorky, Hans Hoffman and Lee Krasner influence me.

Following an atemporal style, I sometimes copy the works of old master painters, giving my own take by making them into collages. 

CAROUSEL OF TIME (portrait of Joni Mitchell) by GJ Gillespie
Between periods of art making I manage an international art supply company that sells my own brand of sketchbooks -- and other supplies -- throughout North America, Europe and Japan.  Leda Arts Supply.

Larger pieces range from $340 TO $1000.  
Framing and shipping is available.
HD Prints
Leda sketchbook with every purchase upon request. 


Contact here.  
833 533 2278

Leda Sketchbooks: more than 5000 positive Amazon reviews!

I founded Leda Art Supply in 2016.
Leda Art Supply

“All that we see is vision, by generated organs gone as soon as come, permanent in the imagination.” -- William Blake


GJ Gillespie wins Honorable Mention in the Art Room Gallery online show for my collage "Forever Young".

MORE about the art

________________________ SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD For "Windmills of Your Mind." GJ Gillespie wins an award for his entry in the Summer 2022 Exhibition of the online Light Space and Time Gallery. See winning art video here.

______________________________________ HONORABLE MENTION ART AWARD
My self portrait "Will You Still Need Me" won an award for the Grey Cube Gallery March 2020 contest.

Will You Still Feed Me (Self Portrait)


Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying by GJ Gillespie
Collage on canvas. 15 x 30 inches. 2018
Art Award
Northwest Collage Society Show.
Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo
April 5 to June 30, 2018


Art Award
Gillespie Wins recognition at Mercer Island Show. 

"Invisible Men" wins SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD in the 
Light, Space and Time online gallery summer 2021 exhibition. 
Award at Northwest Collage Society Show. Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo, WA.
April 5 to June 30, 2018 
Special Merit Award in the Light Space and Time City Scape online competition. The collage was among 80 pieces selected out of 478 entries.

In addition, a second cityscape abstract work entitled "Desolation Row" earned a Special Recognition AwardYoutube slide show of winning art. MORE 

MIdnight Confessions by GJ Gillespie.
Collage. 21 x 11.5. 2019. SOLD

GJ Gillespie's piece "Forever Young" was among 80 selected out of 760 entries for the Light Space and Time “Abstracts” 2015 Art ExhibitionSee the work at 2:30 minutes into the video of winning art.  The Light Space Time gallery received 760 entries from 23 different countries from around the world.
"Forever Young" was also invited for the Fiber Fusion Show September - April, 2016.

Horse with No Name by GJ Gillespie.

Smoke on the Water by GJ Gillespie. SOLD
The day before the end of the 2017 Northwest Collage Society Winter Show one of two Gillespie pieces sold.

The other work entitled "Horse Latitudes" received one of five awards in the show of 55 works by local collage artists.
MORE about the Cascadia Art Museum show.

"Kingdom Within" 
Honorable Mention
Mind Magazine's Imagination art contest.


A piece by GJ Gillespie appeared in the 2015 May-June issue of the literary journal the Mid American Review (MAR). 

Of the three GJ Gillespie submissions the judge for the contest chose "Life Cycle" to accompany a story about a young farming couple dealing with the death of a child.   
MORE  here. 

Get Lost Sketching in the Woods by GJ Gillespie
WHOEVER SAID "stop and smell the roses" would appreciate the health craze called Forest Bathing.


The artist must have something to say, for mastery over form is not his goal but rather the adapting of form to its inner meaning.”-- Wassily Kandinsky

SIX SHOWS IN AUGUST 2017 In August 2017 Gillespie's art appeared in six shows in four cities, including Kirkland, Seattle, Bellevue and Roslyn. MORE

Vitat Regina (Queen Elizabeth) by GJ Gillespie.
Collage on canvas. 12 x 12 x .75. 2020. SOLD.

Gillespie featured artist November, 2016 in
Thought Notebook. 

Cover Art

Thought Notebook choses Kingdom Within for Cover of June issue. 

Two pieces featured in June, 2016 issue Journal Thought Notebook. MORE
She's Not There by GJ Gillespie.  SOLD

Ryan James Gallery
GJ Gillespie has appeared in the Kirkland, WA gallery's Subscription Program. 

Get Lost Sketching in the Woods by GJ Gillespie

WHOEVER SAID "stop and smell the roses" would appreciate the health craze called Forest Bathing.


Old Timer by GJ Gillespie


 Mockingbird (Portrait of Eminem) by GJ Gillespie.
Mixed media collage. 14 x 11. 2020.
“Art will remain the most astonishing activity of 
 mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind” 
Magdalena Abakanowicz


Man Disguised as Spirit by GJ Gillespie
Shown at the Bellevue Arts Museum
Order canvas print here
"To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams."
-- Giorgio de Chirico

Past Shows and Honors 
  • Langley, Canada, Civic Center April 12 to May 23, 2023. More.
  • Kirkland, WA. Fallen Stars Show, Hurst Gallery, 21 portraits. January 16 to April 14, 2023. MORE

  • Application to stay at University of Washington's Whiteley Center on San Juan Island approved for five days in August, 2022.

  • Phoenix, AZ.
    Motorcycle Haiku by GJ Gillespie.
    April to July 23, 2022. Found:RE Gallery, Phoenix Hotel, 1100 North Central Ave. Phoenix. "Acrobats" and "Motorcycle Haiku."

  • Phoenix, AZ. "I Want to Know What Love Is" in “FOCAL POINTS: Minimal VS Maximal".From December 3 to March 29, 2022. Phoenix Hotel, 1100 North Central Ave. Phoenix. MORE
  • Oak Harbor, WA. SHELTER FROM THE STORM SHOW. 12 GJ Gillespie collages.
    I Will Survive by GJ Gillespie
    Oak Harbor Public Library. September 3 to 28, 2021. MORE.
  • Starkville, Mississippi. "Time On Our Hands" Exhibit, Partnership Art Center. July 7 to Sept. 13, 2021. "I Will Survive."
  • Bellevue, WA. Pacific Regent Show. Three collages in this condo art show. November 2020 to February 2021. MORE 
    My self portrait "Will You Still Need Me" the Grey Cube Gallery March 2020 contest.
  • "Never Comes the Day" in The Tempered Ruin Press quarterly Bluing the Blade --Volume 1, Number 1 -- December 2020.
  • Bellevue, Pacific Regent Show 
    Three collages in this condo art show. November 5, 2020-- February 2021
  • AWARDS for Blue Girl Gallery Shows
    First Place for Kaw Kaw
    Honorable Mention for Life Cycle MORE
  • Bellevue, Pacific Regent Show
    Bellevue WA 
    Two pieces in this condo art show.
    No reception because of Covid. Starts June 15.
  • ART AWARD, Honorable Mention in the Art Room Gallery online show for my collage "Forever Young".MORE about the art

  • Kirkland, Art Class with Miha Sirani Mixed Media Creation at Kirkland Art Center.
  • Thought Art Magazine
    3 GJ Gillespie pieces selected for current issue.
  • Kirkland, Quantum Paint: a solo show by artist Crystal Edwards and curated by GJ Gillespie. 
  • Kirkland, 21 Century Women Show. Kirkland Art Center, June 20 -- Oct. 16, 2019. "The Way You Look Tonight" at the KAC.
  • Kirkland, Desperado Show5 abstract collages by GJ Gillespie at Hurst Gallery in Kirkland. August 20 -- October 10, 2019. More.
  • Kirkland, Surface Design In Full Swing Show, Hurst Gallery in Kirkland. May 30 to August 17, 2019. 
  • Kirkland, BEST OF KIRKLAND ART CENTER SHOW, May 11 -- June 16. "Shelter from the Storm." More. 
  • April Envision Arts Magazine, "Something in the Way" a mixed media collage on canvas by GJ Gillespie is featured as a pairing with a poem in the literary and art online magazine. See the poem and collage here.
  • Seattle, Northwest Collage Society Winter Exhibit at Washington State Convention Center. January 12 to March 30, 2019. MORE
  • Kirkland, Earth Angel Show, Hurst Gallery, December 8 to March 23, 2019  MORE   
  • Kirkland. Tangled Up in Blue: Solo Works of GJ Gillespie, Hurst Library, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA. Enjoy ten collages by the professor and artist from April 23 to July 14, 2015. See works here.  Directions.
  • Kirkland. Riddle: Collages of GJ Gillespie. 8 Works by GJ Gillespie at the Northwest University Hurst Library, Kirkland, WA September 14 to December 10, 2014. 
  • Kirkland. Parklane Gallery Show. Four works by GJ Gillespie were shown at the Parklane Gallery in Kirkland From September to November 2, 2014.  Parklane Gallery 130 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA 98033
  • Kirkland. Two works sold at Event to Benefit Syrian Refugees on Nov. 21. Students at Northwest University raised funds for victims of religious persecution in Syria which featured some works by GJ Gillespie. One of the pieces sold, Threshold #3, was recently shown at the Parklane Gallery Show (below). The other work sold was a 10 x 8 inch orange and blue abstract entitled Legacy
  • Gillespie CENSORED! 
"Punishment of Prometheus", a collage by GJ Gillespie -- although accepted by the Northwest Collage Society for a show in Mukilteo -- was rejected by Mukilteo officials who felt it is offensive. The city refused that it be on the walls of the Rosehill Community Center. See it here. 
  • Kirkland. Works of GJ Gillespie.       
    11 paintings by GJ Gillespie on display at Hurst Gallery in Kirkland,
    WA 2014.  

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