Thursday, September 28, 2023

Northwest Collage


Camouflage A Show of 6 Abstract Figures 
Camouflage by GJ Gillespie. 

by GJ Gillespie

August 1 to October 15, 2023
Hurst Gallery
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033

PODCAST INTERVIEW of Artist GJ Gillespie with host Caroline Italia Carlson.

August 2023
Watch or listen to the podcast!

The interview is live on as well as Apple Podcasts and all the major podcast apps.

Links to the show notes pages of your specific episodes:
First segment.
Second segment. 


My Interview with Caroline. 

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


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 100+ literary and art journals.

To publish 4 of my collages for their "weird dreams" call!
Under the Patio,
Under the Patio by GJ Gillespie.

in an upcoming issue.

September 25, 2023
Dear GJ,
Congratulations, we are so dam excited to publish your gorgeous pieces under the patio, kurt cobain..., moon woman, and what the world needs..., in the Prompt Blog Series of Beaver Magazine!
Please let us know as soon as possible if your marvelous work is still available. Beaver Magazine does retain First North American Serial and Rights.
Thank you for trusting us with your work, we look forward to hearing back from you!
Haley and Ellery, Editors

The beaver is a keystone species that shaped the United States water systems and kept the healthy flow of biodiverse ecosystems. We strive to follow the beaver’s example in enhancing interconnectivity and diverse community through creative mediums.
To publish three GJ Gillespie collages "Lion Hearted Man #1," "Temptation of St. Anthony," and "Man Who Fell to Earth". 

Man Who Fell to Earth by GJ Gillespie. 

September 23, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,

We are pleased to inform you that your visual art pieces "Lion Hearted Man #1," "Temptation of St. Anthony," and "Man Who Fell to Earth" have been accepted for publication in Solum Journal Volume IV.  We want to personally thank you for sharing these great pieces with us and submitting them for consideration.

We plan to print the journal in late October or early November, depending on the printer's turnaround time.

We will personally update you with all developments.  In the meantime, we’d encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, where you can stay up-to-date with everything currently happening at Solum.  If you’re interested, please subscribe here:  

Again, thank you for submitting to our journal, and welcome to Solum.


Riley Bounds, Editor
Solum Literary Press

Raft of Medusa by GJ Gillespie
Accepts two collages for the print issue! 

Sept. 8, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,

Thank you for submitting to Gasher! We thoroughly enjoyed your submission and would like to publish "Only Time Will Tell" and "Raft of Medusa" in our AFTER issue of Gasher Journal.

Please email back with confirmation that this submission is still available and written permission to publish the work in our print issue. Confirmation of this acceptance agrees to American First-Serial Rights for the work.


Genevieve Hartman and Sydney Ewerth,
Art Editors,Gasher Journal


Time of Your Life by GJ Gillespie. 


Will publish my collage "Time of Your Life" in the September issue.

September, 3 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,

Thank you for sending us "Time of Your Life" and "Taco Supreme #2" We love these and want to publish them in the "Casserole" issue of Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, due for release September  9th.
Thanks again,

Elizabeth and Mark

Editors of the literary journal Making Waves: A West Michigan Review picked my collage "Man Who Sold the World #3" as cover!
Man Who Sold the World #3 by GJ Gillespie.

This is my eleventh cover.
August 15, 2023
Dear Gary,
After careful consideration and unanimous agreement from our editorial board, we are excited to let you know that we've have chosen your artwork, "Man Who Sold the World," to be featured on the cover of our upcoming fall 2023 issue of Making Waves: A West Michigan Review.
The depth, symbolism, and technical achievement exhibited in your work was truly exceptional. We feel like it embodies the spirit of our publication and will undoubtedly draw readers' attention to the essence of the issue.
In addition to featuring your artwork on the cover and bio, if you have a website URL or social media handle that you would like shared, please let us know. We want to ensure that our readers have the opportunity to explore more of your artwork.
Thank you once again for your contribution to Making Waves. We are honored to showcase your talent and share your artistic vision with our readers. We look forward to the release of the fall issue and the positive impact your artwork will have on our audience.
Warm regards,
Nicole Birkett
Editor in Chief

To publish "Oak Leaf Visions #7". This in place collaged photograph was made as part of an art residency at Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA August 2022.
August 6th 2023
"Congratulations! We enjoyed reviewing your submission and have accepted the piece titled "Oak Leaf Visions #7" for publication in The Closed Eye Open's special themed issue on Meditation. The issue is planned for online release in late summer.
Thank you for sharing your work with us,
Daniel Morgan, Editor

Lay Lady Lay #1 by GJ Gillespie. 
To publish two GJ Gillespie Collages. 

August 1, 2023

Dear GJ,

Thank you so much for submitting your work. We truly enjoyed the collection and would love to use "Lay Lady #1" and "Lay Lady #2 in Issue 10! 

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

Best, and congratulations!

Fauxmoir Editors

Read artisti statement.


To publish Personages #10 by GJ Gillespie. This is based on a statue at the Chicago Art Institute that I sketched and the writing is classical Chinese poetry on rice paper. 

Personages #10 by GJ Gillespie. 

July 18, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,


After finalizing our review, we are thrilled and honored to accept your art submission "Personages #10" to Cool Beans Lit. Your image will be included in our next issue scheduled for publication in the fall.

Thank you again for your valuable contribution. Your art piece is a perfect fit with our editorial focus. It is visually stunning and unique.

Please visit our website and Subscribe to our newsletter announcing all of the latest updates on publication dates, recent happenings and events. Similarly, you can follow us on social media linked below.

Contact us if you have any questions, GJ. Thank you!


JL Stagner, Lead Editor

Cool Beans Lit



Close Connection to My Heart #2"

To publish Close Connection to My Heart #2, Mixed media collage, 22 x 17. 2018.

July 16, 2023. 
Dear GJ Gillespie,

Thank you for sending us your visual art submission.

We love it and would like to publish "Close Connection to My Heart #2" in the winter issue of Scapegoat Review.

Thanks again. 


Erika Lutzner

Scapegoat Review


To publish "Lion Hearted Man #3" in online and print editions.

July 14, 2023 

Lion Hearted Man #3 by GJ Gillespie.
Dear GJ Gillespie,

Congratulations! This message confirms the acceptance of your work, "Lion Hearted Man," to Sunspot Literary Journal. We will pass on the other image.

We ask for first publication rights. 

In order to slot your work into the next edition of Sunspot Lit, please complete the agreement within 5 calendar days. 

Once the agreement is complete, your work/s will be scheduled to appear in our next digital edition. Each quarter's edition, along with prior quarterly editions, can be downloaded free by visiting and going to the Editions tab.

Your work will also appear in our annual print edition.
You can preorder the 2023 edition, which includes shipping to US addresses, here:

Thanks again for being part of Sunspot! 

You are welcome to submit something new for our current open call


LC, Editor

Sunspot Lit


To publish two collages. 
When the Stars Begin to Fall #2 by GJ Gillespie. 

July 10, 2023
Hi GJ, 

On behalf of Dark Onus Lit, we would like to offer acceptance to "When the Stars Begin to Fall" and "Ghosts" for Issue 4 acceptance, if they are still available. Congratulations! 

I don't have an ETA on Issue 4 yet, but likely early fall. 


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

To publish three GJ Gillespie collages.
This is the second time my art was picked by this art journal. Last time (see below) a piece was used as cover art. 
Threshold #12 by GJ Gillespie. 

July 7, 2023
Dear GJ,


We would like to invite you to participate in Red Noise Collective’s Online Gallery Exhibition entitled, “NOISE.” With your permission, we would like to include the following pieces that you submitted in the exhibition: "Personage #25," "Crazy About You," and "Threshold #12."


“Noise” will run from 7/31/23-11/30/23. 


We look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.



Olivia Pridemore


Red Noise Collective

To publish three collages. 

July 4th, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,

Thank you for sending us: 

Stop In the Name of Love by GJ Gillespie.
20 x 20 x 1.75. 2019.
Mixed media collage on canvas. 
"Stop In the Name of Love."
"A Song for You."
"I Dreamed a Dream."
We love them and would like to publish them in the Summer 2023 issue of Barzakh Magazine. 

Please confirm that these pieces are still available for publication, and if so, please send along a JGP, a list of the titles, size dimensions (in inches), date, and material. 

Finally, make sure to include your social media handles (if you're on social media)! We will be posting some of the pieces from the new issue to our social media accounts (@barzakhmag) before and after the launch of the issue, and we'd love to tag you in them! 

We will follow up with a proof for you to review prior to the publication of the issue on our website soon.

Thanks again, and all the best!

Christy O'Callaghan, Editor

Barzakh Magazine


To publish "Raft of Medusa #3". 

July 3, 2023
Dear GJ Gillespie,

Raft of Medusa #3 by GJ Gillespie. 

Thank you for submitting your work to “Rock Salt Journal” for consideration in our Fall 2023 issue. We would like to accept your piece, "Raft of Medusa #3" for publication. 

This issue will be published in October, 2023. Thanks again!

Jonah Bradenday

Rock Salt Journal

To publish"Personage #9".

Made in 2017 this figurative collage was made with spray paint, pencil, tissue and classical Chinese poetry on rice paper. Design based on a sketch of a turn of the century statue at the Chicago Art Institute.  
Personages #9 by GJ Gillespie. 

June 16, 2023
Hi GJ,

Thank you for your submission to Mud Season Review. We loved your image Personages and would like to publish it as the pairing to our upcoming issue's fiction selection. The piece will be in our June issue, which launches on the 20th.

Thanks again, and congratulations! We hope to be working with you again soon.

Kristin LaFollette
Art Editor, Mud Season Review

Stand by Me by GJ Gillespie. 
Accepts my collage "Stand By Me" for publication. 

June 1, 2023 

Dear GJ:

After carefully considering the work that you submitted to Stoneboat, the editors are happy to let you know that we would like to publish your piece, "Stand by Me," in our upcoming spring issue.

Please let us know if "Stand by Me" is still available for publication.

We are pleased to include your work in our journal. Thank you for submitting to Stoneboat!


Katie Amundsen


Stoneboat Literary Journal


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 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. 
Desolation Rose #3
(black and white version)
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

Thank you for sharing your work with us.


Aaron Lelito
Editor in Chief
Wild Roof Journal

Quartet #3 will appear on the cover of the next print edition of this literary and art 
This will be my 10th cover. See cover here. 

 Editors will also publish my collage "Ode to Billy Joe" online on march 15. 
Quartet #3 by GJ Gillespie. 

March 12, 2023
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

See cover art 


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 100+ 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.  


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 
  • Kirkland, "COLLAGED CREATIONS"  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
  • 22 Collaged Celebrities by GJ Gillespie 
    April 29 to June 18, 2023 
  • La Conner, WA. ART UP FOR AUCTION "Oak Leaf Pioneer #3" shown as part
    of the Museum of Northwest Art's annual fundraiser in La Conner, WA.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
Contact here. 317-943-3305

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