NEWS & AWARDS
2019 - “Bring Back the Old West” egg tempera painting was awarded finalist in the Non-Commissioned category of the Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition.
2019 - “Daybreak at River’s Edge” was awarded second place in the Animal category of the 14th International ARC Salon hosted by the Art Renewal Center.
2018 - My painting, “Daybreak at River’s Edge” was named a Finalist in the category “Animals as the Subject” in the Portrait Society of America Members Only competition for 2018.
2018 - Selected by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine as one of “Three To Watch” artists for the year. The article by writer Allison Malafronte described my work by writing, “With so much thought, observation, and reﬂection behind each piece, it is clear why Drake’s paintings frequently cause viewers to pause.”
2017 - "Morning Chores" (16 x 24 in., watercolor on paper) was named a Finalist in the Still Life category in the Portrait Society of America Members Only competition for 2017.
2017 - Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery hosted a solo exhibition of work in a show titled, "Close to Home." Fourteen pieces were offered including watercolors, oils and egg tempera paintings.
2017 - High Country Magazine featured an article on Jason’s painting career and promotion of the upcoming solo exhibition at the Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery in Blowing Rock, NC.
2017 - The Mountain Times newspaper displayed an article on Jason’s recent solo exhibition at the Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery in Blowing Rock, NC on the front cover along with stories on the total eclipse.
2017 - "Time to Dream," a figurative oil painting depicting my friend Shamba Wright in his quest to follow his artistic dreams was included in a Fine Art Connoisseur magazine article entitled "More Than Just Faces" under the recurring section, "Today's Masters." This painting was selected alongside the work of 29 other outstanding artists.
2017 - The egg tempera painting, "The End of Summer", was exhibited at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT and offered for sale at The Russell, the annual fundraising event hosted by the museum. The auction accounted for $5.6million in art sales.
2016 - The egg tempera painting, "The End of Summer" was named a Finalist in the category, Non-Commissioned Portrait in the Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition for 2016.
2016 - The egg tempera painting, "The Promise of Spring" is displayed in a Fine Art Connoisseur magazine article entitled, "The Enduring Appeal of Youth" that looks at recent examples of contemporary artists who capture children in their paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and other art forms. the pages offer 26 images of art from some of the best and most recognized figurative artists in the country today.
2016 - "The End of Summer" has been selected for inclusion at the Russell Event, an exhibit and fine art auction at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana in March 2017.
2015 - The oil painting, "Saddle Up" was selected for an honorable mention in the category, Still Life in the Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition for 2015.
2014 - The oil painting "Grandfather Mountain Reverie" was judged a finalist in the Figurative Category of the Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2013-2014 Salon. With an approximate 2200 entries by over 1,000 artists, the 2013/2014 ARC Salon competition only selected 685 finalists.