Jamie Columbus

photo of Jamie Columbus inside house


Jamie Columbus is a painter and photographer whose works are exhibited widely and included in international, university, corporate and private collections. Columbus’ art is featured in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and her photographs are published in the award-winning book Becoming a Chef by Van Nostrand Reinhold. This work is on display at the Peter Kump School of Cooking in NYC.

Jamie has licensed her greeting card designs to Chronicle Giftworks, and helped dozens of not-for-profit organizations, hospitals, universities, and corporations by creating outstanding identity packages featuring original art, later used to launch events including school reunions, anniversary celebrations, and the founding of new ventures.

A documentary of her work, Jamie Columbus, Portrait of an Artist, has been produced on CD by Eastman Kodak Company.

Earth Tones Woman, Jamie’s artful, photo-journalistic coffee table book, features a spicy rainbow of exotic locales, intriguing poetry and contemporary subject matter. Her photographs honor tribal women living in Southeast Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and Africa. Images capture color, soul and the sacredness of daily living while revealing her desire to preserve the dignity of indigenous cultures and cross-cultural harmony.

Earth Tones Women: A Modern Gypsy’s Photo Journal, held in 2009, attracted thousands of art lovers and garnered rave reviews. In honor of the diverse women she met in her travels and the international women who live in the Rochester area, Jamie founded RIWD, the Rochester International Womens Day celebration. Jamie, together with a dozen other Rochester women, hosted a successful RIWD community-building celebration in both 2009 and 2010.