Dec 6, 2012

Someone make me this clock, or one like it.

I was thinking this morning about analog clocks and how I've always had a hard time reading them at a glance. Am I the only one who has this problem?
I made a quick sketch of a clock to help solve this problem. Using the same components as any old regular analog clock, this "background" makes it easier to glance at the time. Its 11:30(ish)!

Nov 9, 2012


Exquisite Corpse at Vera Project. 
Gold Teeth

Getting ready for Lights & Magic at Ghost Gallery
My Apartment is taken over by sculptures!
Installing the show
Lights & Magic at Ghost Gallery
 All City Art
At All City Art
Birthday Gift for Shane  - we glued on 1600 rhinestones! 
Handbound at SOIL
Handbound at SOIL
Short Run, set up next to Pete Bagge
Vermillion Arta Che
Deinstall at Ghost Gallery

Stickers for CHUG

Poster show at Caffe Vita
Porcelain Installation at Spectrecle
Porcelain Lamps with LED
Installation View

Getting Set Up

Oct 1, 2012

October & November

Its going to be a busy fall.


First and Foremost, Solo Show at Ghost Gallery. I've been preparing for this show for a while, and an excited and nervous!

Lights & Magic 
Universal Truths Through Truths About the Universe 
Sculpture, Installation, Drawings and Prints by Jess Rees
October 11 to November 10, 2012
Opening Reception: October 11, 2012, 5-9pm


All City Art
Georgetown, Seattle
Guy Merrill and Jess Rees, Souvenirs
Opening Saturday, October 13.
The show continues through Monday, November 5.
Artist Reception Saturday, October 13 from 7 - 9PM

All City Art is pleased to present Souvenirs, paintings by Guy Merrill and ceramic wall reliefs by Jess Rees. Guy Merrill delivers a new body of paintings exploring invasive species and landscapes remembered. Jess Rees reintroduces a series of ceramic "Gold Teeth" inspired by the wisdom excavated from her jaw.


Georgetown History Tour 
October 25-27
Details forthcoming


Short Run Group Show
SOIL - Seattle, WA
November 2012
Details forthcoming


This is the most awesome Zine Fest you've even seen!
One Day Only.

Short Run Small Press Fest
November 3, 2012
10:30 - 5:30 at the Vera Project, Seattle, WA


See You There!

Jul 11, 2012

Getting Ready for Capitol Hill Block Party

Preview of "Caves" with Jihee Kim 

One Hundred Dollars

I was super excited to be asked to participate in the One Hundred Dollar show.
Curated by Sergio Barrale, and including a couple of old east coast artist friends like Reid Bingham, Ariana Baret, the only thing that leaves me bummed is that I cant see it in person while it's up in Brooklyn's Littlefield Gallery.

Jess Rees "George Baldessari" Price Sticker on Dollar Note 

Jan 27, 2012

California Green Thumb

I'm thinking of making a screen print of this.

Nov 26, 2011

My Black Friday was filled with Gold...leaf

Thats right. Today I gold leafed all I could get my hands on.
That included these tiny porcelain teeth.

Check it out on my etsy page

Nov 9, 2011

Short Run Fest on Saturday

Here is your Saturday planned out for you:

The Short Run Small Press Fest, where there will be EVERY SINGLE BOOK AND ZINE THAT I'VE EVER MADE (all five of them), including one Field Guide thats brand new and you've never seen before.

10 to 430 at the Vera Project in Seattle Center

Nov 7, 2011

2012 Art Walk Calendars

Its time for the release of the 2012 Seattle Art Walk Calendars!
These calendars are silkscreened on 11x17 heavyweight paper.
The images are designed by some great Seattle artists, and the printing is done by myself and Brian Lane of Print Zero Studios.

You can start your order today at

Oct 27, 2011

Field Guide to N. American Feathers


I'm working on 28 pages of natures splendor.
Illustrations of some of North America's finest feathers. Some will seem familiar, some strange and new. 

Release Date November 12, 2011. 
Come to the Short Run Fest in Seattle to see!

Fresh off the Press

Two color screen print. Blank and GOLD ink.

Available here:


Jun 19, 2011

Postcards from Omaha

My friend Mary Elise sent me this postcard from the road because it reminded her of a poster I made, not too long ago.

Jun 11, 2011

summer project

summer project: QUILT.
This way it will be ready by winter.
the squares are scraps from projects ive worked on
over the years, all the way back to highschool.

May 31, 2011

New Paintings

So I'm not much of a painter, but the other day I finished reading Object of Beauty by Steve Martin, and felt inspired to break out the oils.
I blew the dust off my old paintbox and fished out my favorite painting tool, the pallet knife (cant get the hang of painting with a paintbrush), and made these three little guys.
On a side note, I also just saw a play written by Steven Martin, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which I really liked and recommend.

My favorite painter is definitely Morandi, and I'm not hiding it.


May 17, 2011

Mapping Capitol Hill

Nicole and I are coming super close to finishing the Mapping Capitol Hill project.
We are in the final stages of editing, and getting ready to print! WAAHHOO I'm so excited and nervous.

Preview the project here and tell us what you think:

Apr 7, 2011

The theme of this poster is "BANGS"

Today I worked on the poster for the Vivian Girls show at Vera Project. It was my first poster at the Vera and I am having fun experimenting with colors. I'm happy that I got to do the Vivian Girls poster since some of the band members lived in new brunswick when I lived there (or all of them, im not sure). I only sort of knew them then, and I'm not sure if they knew me, but I definitely know them now since they are a pretty popular all-girls punk noise pop band.

Mar 27, 2011

Feather collection up through april and Installation at the Hideout

In case you missed the first month of the Feathers and Treasures at Cakespy Gallery on Pine, you have another whole month to visit! Its now up through April 30th. The show fills the upstairs gallery.

There are a lot of brand new water color paintings for sale, and cabinet of curiosities on view!

Also in other news, I put up a sculptural installation at the Hideout (Boren and Madison).
Its made of plaster and light, and I am very excited to present it!
Here is a sneak peek picture. 

Now go to the Hideout, enjoy a cocktail, and gaze in wonder into the light. 
It will be up through the end of the summer 2011.

Jan 14, 2011

Ecotone at Ghost

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the show last night! And in case you missed it, you have a WHOLE MONTH to stop by! (whew no excuses)
See all the details here: Ecotone

Here are some pics from the show.

"Look Without Seeing" Jess Rees

 "City Dove" and "Tumbler" Jess Rees

Michael Alm

 Mary Elise Bolam

Jody Joldersma

Joey Bates