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About Wendy Bale

Wendy Bale is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and environmentalist in Jamestown, New York. Through her drawings and sculptures, she tells visual stories of life in the forests and waterways of the region.


“It is my goal to connect to people through the shared love of nature and art.  I find it particularly rewarding to make friendships with diverse people and discover— through these shared interests—how much we have in common.”


A Midwestern native, Wendy relocated to Jamestown, NY in 2015 to finish out a creative design career. Ultimately she transitioned to a full-time artist and now enjoys contributing to the burgeoning art scene in Western New York. Her work has been included in international, national, and regional juried shows.

Her most recent major show was Wood Wide Web, a duo show with Miles Hilton at Jamestown's Pearl City Clay House, a deep dive into fungi and the mycelial network.


Wendy is a founding member of International Online Art Collective and collaborated with these global artists to present “Chain Reaction” a multi-media100-panel art installation. She facilitated the debut of this traveling exhibition and community art outreach at Jamestown’s Pearl City Clay House in the fall of 2023.


Other recent international shows include: Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s “Art that Matters to the Planet: Interconnectivity” which featured her Mushroom Menagerie ceramic installation (2023); The Weeks Gallery’s “Out of Paper,” at JCC included Wendy’s work in an invitational show of nine international paper artists (2022).


Representation includes Painted Finch Art Gallery in Corry, PA, and Chautauqua Art Gallery in Jamestown, NY.  Professional memberships include The Guild of American Papercutters, North Shore Arts Alliance, and Tri-County Arts Council. Additionally, she held an executive position on the board of directors at Jamestown’s, Audubon Community Nature Center.


"I am a nature artist and an environmentalist in Western New York, USA. I have carefully researched my subjects for my sculptures and drawings.…in that process, I have discovered something more than just connecting with nature. Bringing that sense of wonder and understanding to the people who view my work has become my top priority."

--- Wendy Bale

Hear how I started doing paper cuts

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