Jackie Battenfield is an artist known for her luminously colored paintings and prints of natural forces. From 1981-89, she worked as the Director of The Rotunda Gallery, overseeing its development from a tiny, fledgling space to a stable, dynamic arts organization. For nearly twenty years, she has made a living from her art and is a popular lecturer on the challenges of sustaining a successful career in the visual arts.
Jackie teaches professional practice classes for visual artists in the graduate program at Columbia University, and the Professional Development Program at the Creative Capital Foundation. She directed the post graduate seminars for The Artist in the Marketplace Program (AIM) at the Bronx Museum of the Arts for over sixteen years. She is the author of The Artistís Guide: Making a Living Doing What You Love.