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Janet Schwartz


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  • Painting / Drawing
Artist Bio or Résumé
Formal Education
B.A.E. Bachelor of Art Education, Ohio State University
M.Ed., Masters of Education (Instructional Media), Boston State College
Studied painting with Charlotte Wharton, Deb Quinn Munson, Dave Kaphammer, Christine Bodnar, Michele Mozzone,
Jen Evenhus, Laurinda O’Connor, Tony Allain, Amy Brnger, and Paul Schulenberg

Copley Society of Art Concord Art Association
Pastel Society of America (PSA) Arts Worcester
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Signature Member Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Connecticut Pastel Society Falmouth Art Association
Pastel Society of New Hampshire

Teaching and Demos
I teach art classes at Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Wellesley Recreation, Post Road Art Center and the Commons in Lincoln as well as private lessons and workshops, “Release Your Inner Artist,” throughout Massachusetts and beyond. I have done demos for the Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Blackstone Valley Art Association, and the Northborough Art Guild. I also co-chair the annual national juried exhibit, “For Pastels Only,” sponsored by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod.

2018 Shows
• 46TH PSA Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance, National Juried Show, NYC, Sept-Oct 2018
• The National, National Juried Show, Cape Cod Art Association AWARD RECEIVED
• 83nd Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft, Fitchburg Art Museum, June-Sept 2018
• Anchors Aweigh, Juried Summer Member Show - Copley Society of Art, June/Aug 2018
• Three, A National Juried Exhibit - Attleboro Arts Museum, June/July 2018
• For Pastels Only, Juried National Show, PPSCC – Cultural Center of Cape Cod, June/July 2018 AWARD RECEIVED
• The 6th One Member Show – Arts Worcester, June/July 2018
• Small Works, Ports of Call - Copley Society of Art, May/Aug 2018
• UART 2018 Online Pastel Competition, May/Dec 2018
• In Motion, At Rest, 2-person show, artist talk, demo - Creative Circles, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, May/June 2018
• Arts in Bloom, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, May/June 2018
• Annual Juried Art Show - Hudson Valley Art Association, May 2018
• Purely Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society, Southington, CT May 2018
• Making Our Mark, 6-person show - Sprinkler Factory, April 2018
• Member Show - Pastel Society of New Hampshire, March 2018 –FIRST PLACE
• 32nd Annual Member show – Connecticut Pastel Society, Southington, CT Mar 2018, AWARD RECEIVED
• MJ2 Juried Exhibition – 2018, Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord, MA, Mar 2018
• 32nd Juried Exhibition at the American Art Gallery, International Association of Pastel Societies, Tacoma, WA ,Mar 2018
• Member Show, Hopkinton Art Association, Feb 2018
• Floral Show, Post Road Art Association, Jan 2018
• MJ1 Juried Exhibition – 2018, Concord Center for the Visual Arts Concord, MA, Jan - Feb 2018
Artist Statement
My work currently includes a cross-section of subjects that explore different media (mostly pastels, oils, and charcoal), varied palettes, the variation of light on nature and architecture, and artistic style. Despite my need to explore diverse themes, I am consistently drawn to bold images, dramatic light, contrast and deep perspective. My work depicts my strong interest in painting rainy, blurry, realistic and impressionistic subjects. I am particularly drawn to the chaos and unexpected beauty of urban landscapes and traffic.

Trained as an art teacher, it wasn’t until four years ago that I had the time to return to art, this time with passion and conviction. I currently divide my time working in corporate training, teaching art, and creating and exhibiting my work throughout New England. My workshops focus on the importance of value and composition in painting.
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