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Jersey Shore Ballroom Dance Club’s “December to Remember” photo gallery

Photo gallery from the Jersey Shore Ballroom Dance Club‘s 2017 holiday dinner dance, “December to Remember” held on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Willow Creek Winery  in West Cape May, NJ.



Thanks for taking the time to look. Some of the photographs in this gallery are cropped automatically when zoomed. Please contact me if you’d like to see a better version of a picture that’s cropped funny… prints are available too.

If you enjoyed these photos and want to buy me a coffee, I’d do a little happy dance 🙂

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Swing Swag dance designs

Swing dance clothing designs
dance gifts
Swing swag. Dancer gifts

Latest design project: Swing Swag dancer gifts 

It was a natural progression. I got this idea, tried it, lost my  balance. I stepped down on a random note… but I grooved it out and into my dance. Dance designs, of course.

<< This is not an uncommon example of my creative process. Continue reading Swing Swag dance designs

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Visual Art Spotlight at Gateway Playhouse

Jodee Clifford with Connection paintings at Gateway Playhouse
Photo by Jeffrey Schwartz

In October, the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, New Jersey further expanded their support of the arts to include featuring the work of a new local visual artist each month. The artwork can be viewed prior to the shows and during intermission and is available for purchase.

I had the opportunity to be the first  artist to show my artwork at the Gateway Playhouse. My connection paintings displayed through the month of October 2017. It’s really exciting to experience the overlap of artists supporting artists. Continue reading Visual Art Spotlight at Gateway Playhouse

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Stone Harbor Arts Festival this weekend

Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, Point prep 30x40, Oil on Canvas (Jodee Clifford / 2017)
Art by Jodee Clifford is in Tent 1 (fine art), booth #3
Find me in tent 1 (fine art), booth #3

I’m kind of really excited to be doing the Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival for the first time this weekend. Come look, bring friends and a coffee for me (just cream;) ), save me a dance, or just say hi.

Fine art tent #1, booth #3. Continue reading Stone Harbor Arts Festival this weekend

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Social Dancing at the Southern Jersey Shore

Social dance group at the Jersey Shore
Social dance group at the Jersey Shore

Now that dance has made its way into my artwork, it seems somewhat appropriate to share this here.

I recently set up the Facebook group, Salty Dances at the southern Jersey Shore to provide dancers a place to connect and arrange impromptu meet-ups in beach towns between Atlantic City and Cape May, NJ. If you or someone you know are into social partner dancing, join the group and please add your friends.

Inspired by the group DanceAir, I thought it would be helpful to set up a place for dancers to arrange and share plans with other dancers who also might be in town. West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Fusion,  Hustle, Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk, Country, etc… all dance styles are invited.

Who doesn’t want to dance on vacation, right?!

The south Jersey Shore area offers so many excellent venues with great dance floors. Being a resort area, people come and go often which sometimes makes it challenging to find the other dancers down the shore. From outdoor concerts and band performances to open mic nights, nightlife venues, festivals and other events, the area has so much dance magic potential.

 

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Artist Statement

Jodee Clifford, 2004, Oil Painting: Green Sweater, Mixed Media

Exploring relationships through human form, body language, and connection.

(I use words as subject matter more often than a medium but for the purpose of having a statement and communication as people and Google do, here are a few words. )

Connection

Connection is my most recent work. Started in 2016, it’s a series of works exploring human connection through body language, touch, and gesture; communicating and connecting without words using improv lead-follow social dance.

Relationship

Everything in this world relates in one way or another.

Across all my projects and mediums, I’m fascinated with relationship and connection. Usually it’s some language-less intuition. 

Figures on Clothes

Figures on Clothes was my first series of paintings starting c. 2003. To me, they’re about the relationship between clothing and nudity using the human form. I painted nude female figures directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as I would on primed canvas.

With art my intention is to evoke something, maybe feelings of connection in that another human gets excited about the same ideas.


Jodee Clifford, 2004, Oil Painting: Green Sweater, Mixed Media
Figures on clothes: Green Sweater. Oil / Mixed Media, 2004

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