Paintings & Drawings by Janet

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2018 10th Annual Glen Arbor Plein Air Festival, Third Place

          7th Annual Dexter Plein-Air Paint-out Festival, Second Place, Professional Category

          Great Lakes Pastel Society National Exhibit, Honorable Mention, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI

2017 9th Annual Glen Arbor Plein Air Festival, Second Place

         Great Lakes Pastel Society Members Exhibit, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI

         State of the Arts Exhibition 2017, Purchase Award, Saginaw, MI

2016 8th Annual Glen Arbor Plein Air Festival, Second Place

2015, 2017, 2018 First Place Awards, Quick Draw, Great Lakes Bay En Plein Air Festival, Saginaw, MI 

Aug. 2014      Plein-air Landscape in Pastel, Jackson Civic Art Association, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI

June 2014 & '13   "Still LIfe" Pastel Workshop, Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ

May 2014      Pastel Presentation, Great Lakes Pastel Society Convention,  Traverse City, MI  

Nov. 2013      Ann Arbor Painted- 25 Artists/25 years - An exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center of 45 paintings of iconic                                                      Ann Arbor scenes commissioned by First Martin Corporation and painted by Michigan Artists

Aug. 2012     Still Life Painting Demonstration for Great Lakes Pastel Society, Ann Arbor Art Center

Summer '11-'14  Instructor, Pastel Workshop, Interlochen College of Creative Arts, Adult Visual Arts Programs

July 2011      Instructor, Pastel Workshop, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI

May '11 &'12    Demo Artist, “Paint the Town”, Ann Arbor Art Center

October 2010   Instructor, Fall Colors and the Landscape in Pastel Workshop, Interlochen College of Creative Arts, 

                          Adult Visual Arts Programs, Traverse City, MI

May 2010        Coordinator & Critique Facilitator, Great Lakes Pastel Society Convention

July 2009        Instructor, Landscape Pastel Painting Workshop, GLPS

'90-Present      Instructor, Figure Drawing & Painting, Pastel & Plein-Air Painting, Ann Arbor Art Ctr.

June 2008       Plein-Air Painting Demonstration for GLPS

Fall 2008         Instructor, Drawing I, Washtenaw Community College

'02 -'07            Instructor, Charcoal, Pastel, and Drawing Workshops—U of M League

May 2006        Juror, EMU Student Exhibition, Eagle Crest Convention Ctr.

3-'03-3-'06       Chairperson for the Ann Arbor Area Pastel Group

Winter ’91       Instructor, Intro To Art, Eastern Michigan University

9-'83 -11-'98    Graphic Designer, Chrysler Corporation and Cushing-Malloy, Inc.

4-'83 -1-'85      Instructor, Fashion Illustration, Color, Line & Design, John Robert Powers

6-'80 -6-'84      Treasurer, Detroit Focus Gallery


2014             Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, U of M Dearborn, Open Juried Competition

                     Key West Art Center, 6th Annual Plein-Air Competition, Key West, FL

                     "Legacy of the Land Through Art" , Sandhill Crane Vineyards, Jackson, MI

2013             25 Works/25 Years – First Martin Corporation

                     "Legacy of the Land Through Art” U of M Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI 

                     Ann Arbor Area Pastelist Exhibit-MI Union and Esquire Interiors, Ann Arbor, MI

2012             "The Nature of Art", Chelsea Center for the Arts & Chelsea Community Hospital, Juried Exhibition

                     27th Annual Our Town Juried Exhibition, Community House, Birmingham, MI

           –Invitational, Ann Arbor Art Center Satellite Gallery, May - Aug. 2012

                     Michigan Fine Arts Competition–30th Annual, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

                     Ann Arbor Area Pastelist Exhibit–Ypsilanti District Library

2011             Stand in the Place Where You Live: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Legacy Land Conservancy – 

                                Juried Exhibition, Chelsea Ctr. for the Arts, Nov. 11, 2011- Feb. 29, 2012

                     Carnegie Center for the Arts–GLP Members Juried Exhibit, Three Rivers, MI

2010             Great Lakes Pastel National Juried Exhibit–Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

                     “About Face” Juried Portrait Exhibit–Side Door Gallery, Dexter Frame Gallery

2009             GLPS–Member's Juried Exhibition–Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI

                     Faculty & Student Exhibition–Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

                     Ann Arbor Area Pastelist Exhibit–Ypsilanti District Library (Winter) and Mallett’s Creek, Ann Arbor District Library (Fall)

                     Hydrology–Juried Exhibition, Chelsea Center for the Arts

'09 -'11         Crooked Tree Arts Center–Plein-Air, Paint-Out Exhibition, Petoskey, MI

2001-2013   AnnArborWomenArtists–Juried Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall Exhibitions (Various locations)

2008             GLPS Member's Juried Exhibition–Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

                     Silver Medal Exhibition–Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

                     Mi Plein-Air Painters–Celebrating 10 Years 1999-2009, Huron Valley Council for the Arts, Livingston County, Highland, MI

'07-'08          ArtSearch Satellite Gallery, 350 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI

2007             Ella Sharp Museum–Statewide Exhibition, Jackson, MI

                     4th Biennial Exhibit, Ann Arbor Area Pastelist–Ann Arbor Women's City Club

2006             Michigan Landscapes–Invitational–Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI

                     GLPS–National Juried Exhibit–Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

2006 & 2007   The Body Eclectic–Lawrence Street Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2005             Water Wonderland: Michigan's Fragile Resource–Lowell Area Arts Council

                     GLPS–Member's Juried Exhibition–Carnegie Center for the Arts, Three Rivers, MI

                     3rd Biennial Exhibit–Ann Arbor Area Pastelist, Main Library, Ann Arbor, MI

2004             Great Lakes Drawing Biennial–Eastern Michigan University

                     Ella Sharp Museum–12-Counties Winter Exhibition, Jackson, MI

2003             2nd Biennial Exhibit–Ann Arbor Area Pastelist, Ann Arbor, MI

                     Views & Visions, Milford, MI

2002-2006    Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition and Livonia Civic Center Exhibition

2002             U of M League–One person Exhibit –Charcoal Drawings

                     Art Oasis–Inspired by Nature–Invitational

                     U of M Gifts of Art and Ella Sharp Museum (Jackson Area Show)

2001             Ann Arbor Women Artists 50th Anniversary Traveling Exhibitions: Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI and ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994             One Person Exhibit –Invitational, Ann Arbor Art Center, Off-Site Location, ERC

1991-1994   Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI

1993             Krasl Art Center–All Michigan-All Media Exhibition, St. Joseph, MI

1992             MFA Exhibition, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

1981-1991   Detroit Artists Market–Various Juried Shows–Upstairs Gallery

1990             Silver Medal Exhibition–Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

                     8th Annual Eyemediae Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI

1989             Rites of Passage–Invitational, Detroit, MI

                     Motor City Review–Invitational, Institute of Culture, Zacatecus, Mexico

1988             Art for the Homeless–Invitational, Birmingham, MI

                     Works on Paper–Invitational, Paint Creek, Rochester, MI

                     A Block of Art (Atlas Furniture Building), Detroit, MI

                     Friends of Fresco–Invitational, W. Bloomfield, MI

1987             Michigan 150, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

                     A-Z, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

'87 & '86       “Our Town” Community House, Birmingham, MI

1986             CCS Alumni Show–Immortalization, Detroit Historical Society

                     Brookfield Office Complex–Invitational

                     Detroit Focus Gallery–Invitational

1983             MI Arts Competition–Statewide Fine Arts, Battle Creek, MI

                     Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association–All Michigan Exhibition

                     24th Annual Mid-Michigan Fine Arts Exhibition, Midland, MI

                     National “Energy Art” Exhibition, Golden, Colorado

1982             Atlas Building Show–Detroit Artists Market

                     23rd Annual Mid-Michigan Fine Arts Exhibition, Midland, MI

                     Cade Gallery–Invitational, Detroit MI

                     Ann Arbor Art Center–All-Media Exhibition

1981             Detroit Focus Gallery–Drawing Exhibition

1979             Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Annual Exhibition –Invitational

Honors and Awards

2014              1st Place and  People’s Choice Award, 6th Annual Plein-Air Paint-out, Key West Art Center, FL

2014 & 2013  1st Place "Quick Draw", Dexter Plein-Air Paint-out Festival, Dexter, MI

2013               People’s Choice Award, Brighton Art Guild Paint-out and Dexter Plein-Air Paint-out Festival, Dexter, MI

                       Ann Arbor Women Artists Winter Exhibition–Honorable Mention

2009              GLPS Exhibition, Juried by Terry Ludwig, Colorado Artist–Honorable Mention

2007              “Best of” Michigan Artists & Artisans Book Series–First Place, Pastels Kennedy Promotions, Williamsburg, VA

                       14th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition–Merit Award

2005               MI State Fair Professional Juried Art Exhibit–People's Choice Award

                       13th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition–Merit Award

2003               20/20 Best Vision Award–Views & Visions, Milford, MI

2002               U of M Gifts of Art–Honorable Mention

2002 & 2005  MI State Fair Professional Juried Art Exhibit–Fourth Place–Drawings

2001                Ann Arbor Women Artists Fall Exhibition–1st Place

2001 & 1986  MI State Fair Professional Juried Art Exhibit–Honorable Mention

1993                Krasl Art Center–Purchase Award

1993 & 1991  Ella Sharp Museum–Exceptional Merit Award

1991                14th Annual Student Exhibition–EMU 1991 Drawing Award

1990                EMU Graduate Fellowship Award

1982                Ann Arbor Art Center All-Media Exhibition–Jurors Choice Award

                         Paint Creek Art Center, Rochester, MI–Honorable Mention

1978                Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors–Scholarship

                         Center for Creative Studies–Honorary Scholarship

Publications & Images

Fall 2014        Stroke of Genius 6: Value-Lights & Darks, F & W Media, Inc., North Light Books

Spring 2014    Publication: “SAVING Land”, Land Trust Alliance, Washington D.C.

May 2014        Ann Arbor Observer Cover Art

January 2013  Naturally Inspired––Art Review by John Carlos Cantu

                        Best of Worldwide Artists 2013, Kennedy Promotions Book Series, Williamsburg, VA

2011                 Stroke of Genius 3: Fresh PerspectivesThe Best of Drawing, F & W Media, Inc., North Light Books

October 8, '09  “Show Stoppers”–Heritage Newspapers/Western Region, 

June 2007       Artist of the Month–Judson’s Plein Air Outfitters, Livermore, CO and Judson’s Art Outfitters Almanac, 2008, 2009, 2010, Pastel Category

                       Best of Michigan Artist and Artisans 2007, Kennedy Promotions Book Series, Williamsburg, VA

                       Listed in Who's Who of American Women–25th Silver Anniversary Edition 2005, also listed 2006-2007 Editions

May 2006     MTV “M.A.D.E.” – Facilitator for Figure Drawing Session at the Ann Arbor Art Ctr.

May 2005 & 2004  Ann Arbor Observer Covers

March 16, 2003 Ann Arbor News – “Pastel Exhibit Colors Library With Cheer”, review by John Cantu

May 29, 1992   Detroit Free Press–Art Listing by Marcia Miro

Professional Affiliations

                       Board Director of Great Lakes Pastel Society (GLPS)

                       Member of Ann Arbor Area Pastelists, Ann Arbor Women Artists and Michigan Plein-Air Painters


                       Belarus Botanical Gardens, Minsk, Belarus

                       St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Ypsilanti & Brighton, MI and Elkhardt, IN., Providence Hospital & Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

                       Chelsea Community Hospital, Chelsea, MI

                       Glacier Hills Retirement Ctr., Ann Arbor, MI

                       Travis Pointe Country Club, Saline, MI

                       Ann Arbor Observer, Ann Arbor, MI

                       Michigan Bell, Detroit, MI

                       1300 Lafayette Towers, Detroit, MI  and many more corporate and private collections


1992             MFA, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

1979             BFA, Center for Creative Studies, College of Art & Design, Detroit, MI

1971             Associate, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Represented by

           Represented by Mr. Miller's Art Emporium, 48 Center Street, Douglas, MI 49406 (an "artist" haven, across the street from Saugatuck, MI) 574-520-7436