About Jacqueline DeGavia

Jacqueline DeGavia’s tranquil watercolors and oil landscapes reflect her childhood in the Canadian North woods. A working artist for most of her adult life, she finds special joy in the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. She holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education and taught for many years with special-needs students. To encourage other to “Echo Their Magic,” she wrote a booklet called Creating Simply: Create a Painting in Three Easy Steps. It is available with her paintings and note cards.

Major Influences

Tom Thompson for the Canadian Group of Seven, renowned artist Zoltan Zsabo, and other Pacific Northwest artists such as Glen Oberg and Deanne Lemley.

Jacqueline is available for workshops.
Please contact for availability

DeGavia Gallery & Retreat
Lake Tyee
P.O.Box 524, Concrete, WA  98237
Phone 360-708-1966, 1degavia@gmail.com

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Member National Watercolor Society – Current
  • Associate Member Canadian Society of Painters WC – Current
  • Associate Member Transparent Watercolor Society of America – Current
  • Skagit Artists – Since inception
  • Art League North  1994 – 2005
  • University WA Women Exhibitors  1982 – 1989
  • Northwest Artists, Frye Museum    1982 – 1989
  • Stanwood/Camano Arts/Crafts Fair   1980 – 1982
  • Museum of Northwest Art  2006
  • La Conner Art Workshops  1990 – 2006

Professional Experience

  • Annual Tulip Vineyard/Orchard Festival/Art Shows  2005 – 2013
  • Art Show Benefit/Youth Services, Mount Vernon, WA  2003
  • Art Show/Workshop/Conway Muse/Tulip Festival, Mount Vernon, WA  2002
  • Annual Cascade Days, Featured Artist, Concrete, WA   2006
  • Skagit Artists Together Studio Tours   2005 – 2016
  • Skagit Artists Together Depot Show, Anacortes, WA  2009 – 2011
  • Bowman Gallery Art Show, Anacortes, WA  2010
  • Majestic Inn Art Show, Anacortes, WA  2011
  • Church Religious Science, “Art and Creativity”  2005
  • “Create a Picture” workshops, School District, Mount Vernon, WA
  • Art Consultant/Teacher, Skagit Mental Health/Adult Services, Mount Vernon, WA
  • Spring, Summer and Fall Workshops   2001 – present
  • Art Programs/Galleries/Workshops – Private Sector
  • Showing in local venues, Sedro-Woolley, Concrete, WA  2004 – present
  • Show and Sell at the Schack Center, Everett, WA  2012 – present
  • Special Ed Teacher – Lake Stevens, Indian Ridge, Monroe, Twin Rivers Penal Institutions  1991s
  • Stillaguamish, Tulalip, Upper Skagit and Sauk-Sulattle Tribal Learning Centers  1980s/90s
  • Director Adult Ed/Nw Indian College, Bellingham, WA  1989 – 1993
  • Lake Tyee Studio, By appointment