The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF, our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are key to this network. www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Jake Cassevoy – Amesbury
Learn more: wwww.jakecassevoy.com/Rest_Press
Creative Practice: I make graphic inspired woodcut and screen-print images that i use to create custom prints, t- shirts, pins, patches, stickers and more for the purpose of selling and supplementing my income as a working artist. I also engage with the community through the art of printmaking by doing local demos and workshops.
Artist Statement: Jake Cassevoy is a graduate of Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. He is an artist by profession and trade. He holds a Bachelors Degree in the Fine Arts of Printmaking. Much of his work focuses on woodcarving and the reductive nature of the mark making process. His imagery is inspired by different sources like tattooing, skateboarding, punk rock, and folk art. The graphic nature of his style is informed through the process of woodcarving and screen printing.
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