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.
Past Exhibitions & Events
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
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
Juried Art Show | SC State Fair | Columbia SC
October Featured Artist | It’s the Little Things | West Columbia SC
Cool Beans Exhibit #2 | Cool Beans Coffee Company | Columbia SC
Cool Beans Exhibit #1 | Cool Beans Coffee Company | Columbia SC
Annual ArtCNU Majors Exhibit | Christopher Newport University | Newport News VA
Invidia: Gallery Des Refusés | Christopher Newport University | Newport News VA
The Next Generation | Charles H. Taylor Arts Center | Hampton VA
Preliminary | Thomas Nelson Community College | Williamsburg VA
Vanity | Phoebus Art Factory | Hampton VA