Suburban Essex Magazine Reports...                                                                                   July 3, 2011

I was never expecting to read our county's monthly magazine and see coverage of the Twelfth Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show and Sale. I was so excited to see my name!

Awards & Articles

I am so excited to announce that my scratchboard piece, "Morning Light" won Honorable Mention in the Mixed Media category at the Twelfth Annual Gaelen Juried Art Show and Sale.
More exciting news! To make the public more aware of my efforts to help the Feline Conservation Federation an article about me and my artwork were featured in the FCF monthly journal. CLICK TO VIEW FULL SIZE

Price Drop!                                                                                                                                 April 9, 2011

Special Summer Prices! Drastic drop in fine art pet portraits all summer long! Please enjoy the new prices and don't hesitate to email me for your own pet portrait!

Exciting News                                                                                                                        March 30, 2011

I am very excited to announce that I have officially partnered up with the Feline Conservation Federation! My domestic and wildcat artwork and prints will now be for sale through the FCF store where they will receive 20% of the proceeds! The work the FCF does is amazing and I am so happy to help their cause. 

Best in Show Win & March Contests                                                                               March 1, 2011

'Peaceful Slumber'

I am thrilled to announce that "Peaceful Slumber" has won Best in Show at Little Strokes Gallery Animal Exhibition! I am honored to be a part of such beautiful work.

Guest Gallery is live with their Realism Exhibition. Last year I won Honorable Mention for "Crystalline Pools". I have entered 2 pieces of work and you can vote for me here. Thank you in advance!

In honor of "Peaceful Slumber" winning Best in Show I am offering my 8x10 prints of "Peaceful Slumber" with FREE SHIPPING! Limited time offer!

Animal Portrait Contest for Fans                                                                                 Jan 31, 2011

On my facebook page I am currently offering fans a chance to win their own pet portrait! A $100+ value that may not be offered again. Fans will be allowed to post photos of their pets or any animal of their choosing and then fans will vote on which photo they like the best [not their own]. The photo with the most votes wins! Don't miss this amazing opportunity! Click to view the event and enter.

Happy New Year!                                                                                                           Jan 1, 2011

Wishing everyone a happy new year! Stay tuned for updates on my artwork and don't forget to check my portfolio for new artwork.

Holiday Special                                                                                                              Oct. 3, 2010

Holiday prices are now listed next to original prices for fine art pet portrait commissions. Take advantage of this special offer before time runs out!

Holiday Greeting Cards                                                                                           Sept. 24, 2010

A seasonal greeting card featuring a print of my scratchboard piece titled "First Snow". A cat delighted by catching snowflakes. The cat is framed in a snowflake border.

This card is printed on Bright White Cardstock with nothing printed on the inside of the card. Not only is this a card but a print that can be cherished and put on display.

Envelopes included!

A pack of 2: $6

Ask about varying pack sizes.
Contact me to order!

Online Newspaper Review of Gallery Opening

Artist’s Love of Animals Comes to Life at Art Show
BY Meg Beattie Patrick  |  SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 11:42AM  |  

If you were lucky enough to attend Jessica Kale’sfirst art gallery opening last Friday evening at Erin Anthony’s Artistic Endeavors Art Studio & Gallery  in Little Falls, you’re probably still marveling at the expertise of Kale’s intricate artwork.  Perhaps you even purchased a print or an original. Perhaps you’re already a collector.

Kale’s etchings and watercolors speak to animal lovers of all types because her work primarily focuses on animals.

“I find the creative use of animal subjects gives the subject of my artwork an essence of spiritual power,” states Kale in an Artist Statement distributed at the opening.

Using a technique known as scratchboard, Kale meticulously creates warm renderings of animals ranging from cats and dogs to wolves and birds. Some of Kale’s art is done with watercolor paint.

The daughter of a well known etcher in the art world, Linda Kale, Jessica was born weighing a mere one-and-a-half pounds.  Tragically, her mother died during childbirth.

Jessica is proud to carry her mother’s talent gene for art saying, “When I’m painting and etching, I feel a connection to my mother.”

Diagnosed at three months with pulmonary hypertension, the artist underwent two double-lung transplants in early adulthood at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.  Today, she volunteers her time with NJ Sharing.  The artist holds an associate’s degree in fine arts and is currently studying for her bachelor’s degree in illustration.

The collection of 26 pieces was exhibited at Artistic Endeavors and works not sold are still available on her website.  Her work may also be commissioned through her small business venture.

Kale lives with her dog, Ellie, and two cats, Jasper and Evy. Her proud father, Marty Kale, said that seeing his daughter create art and smiling is one of the most important gifts in his life.

For the website article CLICK HERE

My First Gallery Show                                                                                                          August 28, 2010

Artistic Endeavors Showing the Artwork of Jessica Kale!


Little Falls, NJ. – Artistic Endeavors is proud to announce that they will be showing the artwork of Jessica Kale from September 10th- September 24th!  A special exhibition reception will be held on Friday, September 10th at Artistic Endeavors, located at 102 East Main Street, Little Falls, NJ from 6pm-9pm.  Refreshments will be served and a meet and greet with the artist will also take place!


Jessica Kale is a fine artist who currently holds an associate’s degree in fine arts and is studying for her bachelor’s degree in illustration. Animals have been her passion since she was young and they influence her artwork on a spiritual level. She also does fine art pet portraits. Her primary medium is scratchboard. Scratchboard is a technique where drawings are created using sharp tools for etching into a clay tablet covered with black ink. This gives a great amount of detail to the artwork. Another medium, pastels, are also used to capture the intensity and eye-catching colors of the animal’s fur and eyes. Her artwork will be displayed at Artistic Endeavors’ Art Gallery where she will be selling original pieces of art, high quality prints, and taking commissions.

Selling an Original Work of Art                                                                                     July 3, 2010

One of my favorite wild cats is the Ocelot. I always found this majestic creature fascinating and would make a beautiful work of art. Below is a baby Ocelot on Art Spectrum Pastel Paper done with pastel pencils. It measures 9x12. I will be selling this original piece for $200 and original prints for $100. A portion of the profits will be going to The Defenders of Wildlife Fund.
If interested please send me an email!

Here Kitty, Kitty                                                                                                               July 2, 2010

The Canine Art Guild is hosting another art exhibit featuring cats, hence titled "Here Kitty, Kitty". I have entered 3 pieces. They can be found on pages 1, 4, & 5. Please take the time to vote for one of my pieces in the show. Thank you!

3 for the price of $1                                                                                                        June 24, 2010


I have entered my new puppy, Dexter and Evy the kitten in my favorite shelter's annual Calendar Photo Contest. Each vote is $1. That $1 goes directly to helping the shelter care for all of those beautiful dogs and cats that need a loving home. Your $1 vote not only helps the shelter it helps me gain votes...and...if you email me telling me you have voted you will receive 10% off a pet portrait or any other item of your choosing. Vote here! Thank you!

Dog-Gonn-it Art Exhibit                                                                                                     April 6, 2010

I'm happy to report 3 pieces of my artwork are in the Canine Art Guild's "Dog Gonn-it" Art Exhibit celebrating 5 years of amazing canine art work. Please vote for me for People's Choice. My work can be found on page 1 & 4. Thank you!

Magnets Now Available                                                                                                      April 5, 2010

I'm excited to announce my first magnet. This beautiful magnet is of one of my favorite pastel pieces "Crystalline Pools". You can now display this majestic wolf on your refrigerator. Get yours today!
Wolf Magnet
Shipping: $2.00

New Business Cards                                                                                                     March 14, 2010

I am making new business cards. It's hard for me to choose a piece of work that represents my artwork the best. I have decided to get help from all of those wonderful people that take the time to check out my work. I have created a poll. I picked the pieces of work that are my favorites and added a spot to suggest your favorite. Once the results are in the winning piece will be featured on my next business card set! Thank you for participating! 
Call of the Wild Illustration
Crystalline Pools

Guest Gallery Art Show                                                                                            March 1, 2010

I entered the 2010 International Guest Gallery Art Show - Realism. Judging is based on YOU. If you think the artwork I submitted [2 entries] is worth a vote please go here! Thanks!

Kodi Fundraiser                                                                                                         Feb 14, 2010

It's unfortunate my first news post has to be about having to put my beloved buddy to sleep. My dog Kodi was a 7 year old Carolina Dog who developed a sarcoma. There was no choice but to end his suffering. Kodi was my best friend, companion [he would follow me everywhere], and cuddle buddy. He knew when I was sick and would stay by my side the whole time [except for walks and meals]. My 2 cats adored him and he played so nicely with them. To sum it up; Kodi was everything a good dog should be.

As I'm sure many know how expensive medical bills can be. I hate the idea of asking for money so I tried to think of a way I can make it a little easier to pay off the bills but make it beneficial for everyone, as well as a way of remembering Kodi. So, I have decided to offer pastel pet portraits to those interested. All of the money earned will go directly to paying off Kodi's medical bills.

I am offering Pastel Pet Portraits. This offer will only be available until March 15, 2010
There is a non-refundable $10 deposit
Unmatted Pastel Portrait
5x7- $20
8x10- $25
Shipping- $1
Matted [black mat]  Pastel Portraits
5x7- $30
8x10- $35
Shipping- $2
Please provide high quality photographs of your pet. Keep the photo from neck up. I am sorry but I am not doing full body portraits at this time. If you are really interested in full body please contact me.
Delivery within 4-6 weeks.
It'll be first come first serve according to when I get the $10 deposit.

Only click on the button to put down your deposit