Loved Jazz then
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 Love Jazz now! -->
Older and still loving Jazz

As a longtime painter/printmaker, I have a variety of art interests and have used a variety of art mediums. During the last three decades, reminiscences and independent studies have led me to conclude that there has been a continuous jitterbug dance which has partnered Jazz with American History.

There has been a broad spectrum of  Americans who have danced around with the originators of Jazz. As if in a Jazz-dance partnership, many Americans have determined to fling out the jazz originators, then pull them in; twirl and become twirled; move to ignore, and then turn about to engage; tread upon toes and sometimes get stepped upon in return.

Such styles of dance may vary from dismissal to invitational and even to courtship. The hope is that this dance can become more graceful and more harmonious with each day's efforts.In my opinion, President Obama's position lends the greatest hope ever for making the Jazz/American History dance harmonious.

I offer this book, Jazz from the Belly of the Blues, as an entertaining tonic to help enhance the dancing harmony in this partnership-dance of majority Americans with minority Americans.

Jazz Blues book cover
from the Belly of the

is a work in progress (and free to read until all ten chapters have been presented here).
Jazz Blues poster image


1995 -  (Returned to Delaware) - Present
           Two solo exhibitions Arts Center Gallery of Delaware State University
           Two solo exhibitions Mezzanine of the State Office Building in Wilm., DE
            One solo exhibition, Nassau Valley Vineyards Gallery in Lewes, DE
            One solo exhibition, WBGO Radio Studios, Newark,    NJ
            Several two person and group shows, including:
                  The University of Delaware, Newark, DE
                  Ward Museum, Salisbury, MD
                   Legends and Lore Gallery, Dewey Beach, DE
                   Beachcombers Easel Art Gallery, Ocean City, MD
                   Dover Art League, Dover, DE
                   Millsboro Art League, Millsboro, DE
                   Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE

Selected  solo exhibitions in the NY area, from 1977 to 1992
1977 - State University of NY at Buffalo, NY
1980 - American International College, Springfield, MA
1983 - Cellar Gallery, So. Nyack, NY
1984 - Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NYC
1986 - Jamaica Arts Center, Queens, NY
1987 - Spiral Gallery, Brooklyn,  NY (with sculptor)
1988 - Design Masters Art Gallery, Manhattan, NY
1990 - Design Masters Art Gallery, Manhattan, NY (2 person exhibit)
1992 - Jamaica Arts Center, Queens, NY

Selected group exhibitions in the NY area, from 1977 to 1992
1980 - Salmagundi Club, NYC (juried)
1980 - Sarah Lawrence College, NY
1980 - Bergen County Museum, Bergen County, NJ
1981 - Automation House, NYC
1982 - Customs Museum at the World Trade Center, NYC
1982 - Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, NYC
1983 - Essex County College, Newark, NJ
1985 - E. Nelson Galleries, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
1986 - Knickerbocker Artists, NYC (juried)
1990 - Queens College, Queens, NY (juried, honorable mention, purchase)
1990 - Savacou Gallery, NYC
1990 - Medgar Evers College (Permanent Collection purchase), Brooklyn, NY
1991 - Design Masters Art Gallery, NYC
1992 - NYNEX Corporation, White Plains, NYj
1992 - The Reader's Digest Association, Pleasantville, NY
1993 - Eastern Wash. Univ. 6th nat. comp.., Cheney, WA (purchase award)
1994 - Jamaica Arts Cntr. Tribute to MacArthur winning printmaker Robert   
          Blackburn; NYC
1994 - Artdex International (juried, award of special merit)
1994 - Art Institute & Gallery (tri-state, third place award); Salisbury, MD
1994 - Sixth Annual D.M.Davidson Contemp. Print Exhb; Elon College, NC

1976 - Moved to New York City.
          Became involved in printmaking workshops, art centers and exhibitions.
          Frequented galleries and museums.
1974 - BS, Painting and Writing, Empire State College, SUNY, Old Westbury, NY.
1968 - Completed (now defunct) Famous Artists Schools' Fine Art Course
          Took non-credit courses in printmaking; Began exhibiting paintings and                  prints.
1963 - 1974 Moved to Long Island, NY; Developed family (3 children); Active in            art leagues
1956 - married and moved to Wash, DC.where school integration was just                      beginning
  •  Began to create visual aids and cryptic dental verse to promote dental      health.
          Rekindled rare but intriguing elementary school interest in drawing,  
          working with colors and molding clay
         Began to find time to visit galleries and museums.

1953 - 1956 employed in private dental office, Phila, PA- to escape ridiculous        DE  segregation
1950 -1962 Practicing Registered Dental Hygienist (3yrs, private practice; 9yrs in               public schools
1950 - Oral Hygiene certificate, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Doris Price is listed in:
     THE BEST OF ACRYLIC PAINTINGS; pp. 98; published by Rockport Pub., MA  1996
     CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS published by Rockport Pub., Ma; 1997 

In the collection of:
     Library of Congress, Wash., DC
     Nassau County Museum, Long Island, NY
     Apex Museum, Atlanta, GA
     Delaware State University, Dover, DE
     Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
     Medgar Evans College, Brooklyn, NY
     Queens College, Queens, NY
     Many personal collections

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