- GUILD TEACHER -
Corner Brook, NL
Honing self-taught skills through window painting for 33 years, Jackie Alcock, a self-proclaimed dabbler who lives in the gray area between fine art and fine craft, received a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2008.
Soon after, her affair with rug hooking began and she has hooked more than 135 mats, beginning with a codfish, under the tutelage of Beverley Neville, for her project ‘The Newfoundland Buffet Table’.
As a Newfoundland and Labrador Artist, Jackie has and continues to have many accomplishments:
In 2012, Rug Hooking Magazine published Jackie’s ‘The Change”
In 2016, Flanker Press published “Colouring the Rock with Jackie” a colouring book for adults. She is now compiling the artwork she made over the last three decades and has just finished book 10.
In 2017 Jackie digitally created a 48 poster timeline for the troops killed in the “Afghanistan Conflict”
Between 2014 and 2018 Jackie committed her heart and soul to complete her “Forget-Me-Not Project” of which 6 pieces are hooked rugs.
Rug Hooking Magazine published the piece in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue
2019 has been a banner year for Jackie.
She completed a large series of murals for the Corner Brook Plaza;
She was named one of the Hooked Rug Artist of the Year for the Hooked Rug Museum of North America;
She created/painted the Public Piano for the Deer Lake Airport through the Business and Arts NL Public Piano Project;
She’s been nominated as one of 52 Finalists for the renowned Salt Island Art Show in British Columbia, winner to be announced in October of 2019;
She completed her Teacher Training Certification with the Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador; and,
The year is not over!
Jackie has also had success in selling her rugs, including two purchased by The Rooms.
To view all of Jackie’s work, please visit her website.
• Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador, Teacher Certification 2019
• Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia
• LAWN, on the board of the League of Artist Wettest Newfoundland
• The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador