COLUMNS: 1

COLUMNS: 1

Current Exhibit:

- Jefferson Healthcare Hospital - Northwinds Art Center, Port Townsend, Washington 2017

 Marrowstone Vinyards, Port Townsend, Washington 2017


A Selection of Past Exhibits:

Juried Shows, Awards:

- Grand Prize, Illustrators Showcase, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, New York, NY, 2005
- Top Ten Finalist, Illustrators Showcase, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, New York, NY, 2006
- Landscape Competition/Exhibition, Society of Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY, 2004
- Honorable Mention, RSVP Juried Portrait Competition/Exhibition, Society of Illustrators Gallery, New York, NY, 2003
- "Waterworld" Juried Exhibition, University House Wallingford, Seattle, Washington, 2014
- Keller Gallery, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California 1999, 2000
- The Boiler Room Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington 1994

A Selection of Donated Art/Benefit:

- PT Education Foundation, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
- Hamptons for Haiti, New York 2011
- Ripple, Illustrators fundraiser for the Gulf Spill 2010
- Eyewitness Reports, Los Angeles, California 2010
- Behind the Book Third Annual Benefit, New York City, New York 2009
- Chair Affair,Port Townsend,Washington 2009, 2010
- Boiler Room Art Auction, Port Townsend, Washington 2008, 2009
- Playschool Coop, Port Townsend, Washington 2008, 2009, 2009
- King of Kings Foundation Auction for Shashamane Ethiopia -Ashland, Oregon 2006
- Art Auction to benefit Waldorf Education Center, Seattle, Washington 2005
- CD cover for Peter Tosh Tribute Album in benefit for Instruments for Youth, 2004
-  Free Mumia Benefit Exhibition, San Diego, California 2000

Museums:

- Wenhouse Museum, March 2015  Draw Me a Story exhibit featuring Tomie dePaola,  Jesse Joshua Watson and several other children's book illustrators. 
- Wenhouse Museum, March 2015
- Washington History Museum, April -November 2010
- Karpeles Museum, Tacoma, Washington 2001, 2002

Selected Gallery Exhibitions:

- Marrowstone Vinyards, Port Townsend, Washington 2017
- Max Grover Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington 2015
- Artisans on Taylor Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington 2012
- Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington 2009
- Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington 2008
- Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington 2007
- Richard Jesse Watson Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington, 2007
- Helen S. Smith Gallery, Auburn, Washington, 2006
- Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Washington 2005, 2006
- Richard Jesse Watson Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington, 2004
- New Life Gallery, Cave Junction, Oregon 2000
- Bebe's Art Gallery, Cave Junction, Oregon 2000

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

- Taps at Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA
- Disco Bay Detour, Discovery Bay, WA
- Kommune Kujalleq, Qaqortoq, Greenland
- Public House, Port Townsend, WA
- Stepping Stone, Ballard WA
- The Vault, Port Townsend, WA
- Sweet Laurettes, Port Townsend, WA
- Revolution Coffee & Art, West Seattle
- Zukafe, Edmonds, Washington, 2006
- Tommy's Nightclub, Seattle, Washington, 2005
- Sunlight Cafe, Seattle, Washington, 2005
- Java Bean, West Seattle, Washington, 2005
- Star Life on the Oasis Cafe, Seattle, Washington, 2004
- Coco Tree Cafe, Seattle, Washington, 2004
- Tyler Street Cafe, Port Townsend, Washington, 2004
- Casuelita's, Seattle, Washington 2004
- Central Grind, Seattle, Washington 2004
- LoudEye Music Headquarters, Seattle, Washington 2004
- Larry's Blues Cafe, Seattle, Washington 2003
- Tyler Street Cafe, Port Townsend, Washington, 2003
- Ballard Firehouse, Seattle, Washington 2003
- Sirens, Port Townsend, Washington, 2003
- One World, Bremerton, Washington 2003, 2004
- Bohemian, Seattle, Washington 2001-2002 rotating exhibit
- Otto's, Olympia, Washington 2002
- Zion's Gate Records, Seattle, Washington 2001-2003
- Zion's Gate Records, Portland, Oregon 2001, 2002
- The Western Vine, Seattle, Washington 2001-2002
- Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, Washington 2001
- Frog's, Encinitas, California 2000
- Trade Roots Reggae, San Diego, California 2000

Festival, Other:

- Lasting Impressions Group Show, University House, Wallingford, WA
- Bob Marley Day Festival, Seattle, Washington 2001, 2002, 2003
- Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Angels Camp, California 2002, 2003

In Print:

- School Library Journal November 2007
- Port Townsend Leader, March 21, 2007 Jesse was featured in the Arts and Entertainment section of the paper. Bio, interview and images of Jesse's art.
- The Chinook, SCBWI Western Washington, Spring 2007, Jesse's artwork was featured along with a Survival Guide for Artists, taken from Jesse's workshop at the SCBWI WW April Conference.
- Reggae on the River Program Guide, 2006 Jesse's art was featured throughout the program with Jesse's portraits of reggae artists used as bio pics.
- Reggae Festival Guide, 2004-2006 Jesse's art was featured throughout the magazine along with a bio.
- Afro-Hispanic Journal Review, Vanderbilt University, Volume 24, Number 1, 2005, Jesse was featured artist showing many images of Jesse's work and a biography.
-  Gatheringplace Calendar 2006, Jesse's bio featured along with his student's work.

On TV:

- Jesse was interviewed and filmed for The Today Show, NBC New York, during one of his Chess Rumble presentations in Harlem.
- Jesse's artwork featured on Oprah! Interview with Henry Winkler, full screen displays of multiple Hank Zipzer book covers.
- Jesse's artwork featured on Good Morning America. Henry Winkler interview, full screen displays of Jesse's Hank Zipzer covers.
- Olympic Peninsula Public Television, 2007: Jesse was filmed during his art intensive at Mt. View Elementary School.
- October 18th episode of Designing Your Future, Los Angeles, 2007: Jesse was interviewed and recorded during his workshop at the SCBWI conference, designingyourfuture.tv.
- Olympic Peninsula Public Television, 2008, 2006: Jesse was filmed for two hour long shows about his current artwork and his artistic process and goals.