Jackie Heitchue




Jackie Heitchue is an emerging artist with a long history behind the camera. After graduating with a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art, she was a photojournalist and chief photographer for a chain of newspapers in Northern Virginia. Jackie went on to study art education at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and taught photography to public high school students. After moving to Connecticut with her husband, son, and daughter, Jackie began to uncover family ties to New England’s history dating back to the Salem witch trials. Ruminating over these connections while watching her children grow and fledge, inspired the work that has been her recent focus. While her images are deeply personal, even autobiographical, they are also metaphorical and fantastical. Each picture is a carefully constructed allegory of such universal themes as love, loss, intimacy, and solitude.


Recent Exhibitions

The Still Life
Southeast Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina
April-May, 2018

Shoreline Arts Alliance
uilford, Connecticut
March-April, 2018

Artist as Curator III
Kehler Liddell Gallery
New Haven, Connecticut
July-August, 2016

UnBound 4!
Candela Gallery
Richmond, Virginia
July-August, 2015

Portfolio ShowCase 8
Center for Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, Colorado

Shoreline Arts Alliance
Guilford, Connecticut
March, 2015

34th Annual Photography Show
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan, Connecticut
January-February, 2013


Recent Publication


Portfolio Showcase, Volume VIII
Center for Fine Art Photography
May 2015


Awards and Professional Recognition


Shoreline Arts Alliance
First Honors Award, Images 2013, 2018
Ann Christensen Award, Images 2012

Gourmet Magazine
First Place annual travel photography contest, 1991

Society of Professional Journalists
Photojournalism Award Finalist
Washington, D.C. Chapter, 1989

Virginia Press Association
Sweepstakes Award. Presented for the most awards to a single publication, 1989
First Place.Personality/portrait photo, 1989, 1988, 1987

Suburban Newspapers of America
Third Place. Best Cover, 1988
First Place. Best Cover, 1987 Second Place. Best Cover, 1986