About

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Jessica Dame is an artist and freelance illustrator based in Columbia, South Carolina. Originally from Virginia, she grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and spent her days organizing her sticker collections, crafting illustrated stories, and drawing sea life. She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Art in Art History and from the University of South Carolina with a Masters of Library and Information Science.

The natural world, fashion, book illustration, and design are among Jessica’s strongest sources of inspiration. Jessica works in mixed media and has a particular love for ink, watercolor, gouache, and found paper. Under the moniker of Lady Dame Prints, her evocative designs appear on greeting cards, postcards, and stickers.

Jessica has exhibited in Virginia and South Carolina, and has participated in pop-up markets for Anthropologie, and The Collective. She has published in Skirt! Magazine, Sea Foam Magazine, and Kakalak 2017, and can be found in the Women Who Draw directory and the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory.

Retailers | Catitude Cat CafeOver the Top Boutique | Pelliclaude


Past Exhibitions & Events

2018

63rd Annual Art Auction | McMaster Gallery| Columbia SC

Spring Pop-up Market| Anthropologie | Columbia SC

March Local Artist | It’s the Little Things | West Columbia SC

2017

Pop-up Market| Pelliclaude | Columbia SC

State Fair Juried Art Show | SC State Fair | Columbia SC

Art Walk on Carlisle | The Collective | Columbia SC

Juried Art Show | Rosewood Art and Music Festival | Columbia SC

Figure Out | Tapp’s Arts Center | Columbia SC

Pop-up Market | The Collective | Columbia SC

Women Speak Art Gallery | SC State Library | Columbia SC

Cool Beans Exhibit #3 | Cool Beans Coffee Company | Columbia SC

2016 

Juried Art Show | SC State Fair | Columbia SC

October Featured Artist | It’s the Little Things | West Columbia SC

Cool Beans Exhibit #2Cool Beans Coffee Company | Columbia SC

2014

Cool Beans Exhibit #1Cool Beans Coffee Company | Columbia SC

2010

Annual ArtCNU Majors Exhibit | Christopher Newport UniversityNewport News VA

2009

Invidia: Gallery Des Refusés | Christopher Newport University | Newport News VA

2008

The Next Generation | Charles H. Taylor Arts Center | Hampton VA

2006

Preliminary | Thomas Nelson Community College | Williamsburg VA

2005

Vanity | Phoebus Art Factory | Hampton VA