We’re proud to present the official 2018 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival artwork. This year’s artist, Angie Rea Jensen, was inspired by all the wonder that makes up our beloved event – food, music and fun. Jensen layered vintage sheet music and book pages with vibrant acrylic paints to make this year’s masterpiece. Reproductions of the 2018 commemorative artwork will be available for purchase on posters, t-shirts, and more. But, it’s only available on-site at the event in the official Festival Gifts Tent, so make plans to join us in September. The Festival Gifts tent is located in the heart of the festival, across from the Skeet House Stage.
About Angie Rea Jensen
Born and raised in eastern NC, Angie Rea Jensen has made the Golden Isles her home for the last 11 years. Coastal images have always been at the heart of her work. Growing up with NC sand between her toes, coastal Georgia was a natural ﬁt. A mostly self-taught artist, she takes unusual liberties with various mediums and vintage paper ephemera. She uses pages from vintage books, maps, and song sheets to help tell the story of the art. An avid collector, she ﬁnds unique images and adds them to her art along with acrylic paints, inks, and drawing supplies painting the papers and the canvas. Angie Rea Jensen ﬁnds her inspiration in the colors and shapes around her. Taking cues from Picasso’s early collages, she layers these combinations to create something that at a distance is a painting, but up close is more of a scavenger hunt of unique ﬁndings.
Angie Rea Jensen has held several solo exhibits in the Golden Isles over the past years at the SoGlo Gallery and the Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick. She is the owner and exhibitor at AR Jensen Gallery at 1422 Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick as well as an art teacher at Glynn Middle School.
Past Festival Art