It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture.
-Benjamin E. Mays
Creating is much more than putting paint on a canvas. Starts conversations that
lead to Sharing, Releasing and Envisioning
Lisa has had the mission of giving a voice to the unheard for as long as she can remember with the mindset of utilizing art as a medium to engage, educate and more importantly promote self expressionism.
Since arriving in the DMV from Mannheim Germany, Lisa has immersed herself in creating purposeful art and fostering community relationships through artist collectives and movements that use art to effect positive change in our youth. "Someone can go further than they thought they would because someone else told them they could," Lisa says.
In 2006, Lisa Jones produced and sponsored the Silver Star School Arts Competition grades 9th - 12th, an innovative program that provided educational seminars, showcased artworks, involved parents and professional artists partnered with DC public and charter schools so that youth had the opportunity to develop more fully as knowledgeable artists.
In 2008 sponsored the 3 day Washington DC Convention Center International fine arts expo featuring more than 100 artists from all over the world. This affair benefited Howard University art department, Hoop Dreams and Dr. King Memorial.
For continued philanthropic endeavors Lisa was awarded the Howard University Office of Director Armour J. Blackburn University Center "Support of the Arts and Youth" Award.
This passion continues as she advocates and showcases artists 13 - 24 years old from a range of artistic disciplines, to connect, create, and celebrate.
2022 Phenomenal Women Exhibition
2022 INMED DMV Youth Art Project
2020 - 2021 Loudoun County Arts Advisory Committee
2021 Federally Employed Women National Commencement Print
2021 INMED Youth Artists AAC Government CTR Exhibit
2022 The 99% Complete Exhibit
2019 Sheehy Infinity Art Showcase
2019 Loudoun 99% Complete Solo Exhibit
2017 Washington Nationals Park Association Project
2014 H ST. Community Paint for a Cause Fundraiser
2013 Reflection on Glass DC Solo
2013 World Bank Art All Night Team Builder
2011 Barbara Lang, President DC Chamber of Commerce Commission
2010 Duke Ellington School of the Art Project
2010 Beyond Words Fashion Show
2010 Reflections Exhibition DC Solo, Heroes Exhibition
2009 Wood Illusions Howard University Solo
2009 Solo opener for Stevie Wonder Maya Foundation fundraiser
2008 Howard University Office of Director of Armour J. Blackburn University Center
Outstanding Support of the Arts & Youth Award
2008 HCASC Honda Expo Student Union Solo
2008 SOHO NY Transformation Exhibit
2008 The Washington DC Convention Center International Fine Art Exhibition 100 Artists
2007 The Washington DC Convention Center International Fine Art Exhibit 100 Artists
2007 Moods Experience Solo Exhibition
2005 - 2006 Silver Star Art Seminar DC High and Charter School Competition
2005 Reflections Experiment Solo Exhibition
2004 A Better Chance NY Solo Exhibition
2001 Pentagon Commission honoring victims "Honor 911