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Jeannine Dabb

Appell Arts Fellow, 2021–2022

Jeannine Dabb Is an artist residing in York, PA. After 22 years of owning a small business in the medical aesthetics industry, she recently returned to college to study painting. She is graduating from York College of Pennsylvania, in December 2020 with honors and received her bachelor of fine arts with a minor in art history. After graduation, Jeannine became the 10th Appel Fellow and is now the Artist in Residence at Marketview Arts in York, PA, a part of York College of Pennsylvania. She has consistently gotten into local and international juried shows and has won numerous awards.” High Tides” on exhibition at Hood College Galleries till January 17, 2023, is Jeannine’s 5th solo show in two and a half years.

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Jeannine Dabb, 2021-2022 Appell Arts Fellow

Learn More About the ArtistInsight and Advice for Prospective Fellows

  • What things did you accomplish as an Appell Fellow of which you are most proud?

    I am most proud of overseeing Stauffer’s Mural Project. It was my first opportunity to oversee and work alongside students in creating the first project that allowed students to design and create murals that are now hanging in Stauffer’s Cookie outlet. This project helped me learn what it takes to lead, direct, expect the unexpected, and follow through. 

  • How did the Appell Fellowship help you to advance your own goals as an artist and/or help you to advance the arts community in York?

    Working as an Appell Fellow placed me in situations I may not have been in otherwise. It included me in meetings and places that I might not have been otherwise. I had amazing mentors, Ophelia Chambliss, Pamela Hemzik, Matthew Clay-Robinson, and Ry Fryar who helped direct me with my professional development.

  • If you were talking to someone considering applying to be an Appell Fellow, what would you say to them?

    I recommend to all YCP Fine Art and Graphic Designs students to consider the Appell Fellowship. It is an amazing opportunity to focus on growth as an artist, with the support of the local York Community.