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Born and raised in New York, Janet attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1970 through 1974, studying painting and drawing with Allen Barber, Dick Cunningham, Bill Jensen, Sheridan Lord, Andy Reiss, and Kendall Shaw.

An active participant in San Francisco Open Studios through the early and mid 1990s, Janet served on the Artspan Artist Advisory Council during 1997-1998, and was a member of the Sunset Artist Society from 2001-2003. She taught beginning acrylic painting at Fogbelt Studio and offered private painting lessons at her home studio. 

Janet began spending time in Ukiah in the late 1990s, started painting landscapes of the area shortly thereafter, and moved up full time in 2007. 

SELECTED SHOWS & PRESENTATIONS
2014 “The Forest” - Corner Gallery (group show)

2010 “Lay of the Land” - Terrain Gallery (solo show)

2008 “Fiber and Paint: Interpreting Mendocino” - MEC Gallery  (group show)
           “Land and Sea” - Ukiah Players Theater Gallery (solo show)

2007 “Hello Pussy” - Frankenart Mart, San Francisco (group show)         
         “Brown Paper Bag” - 
Frankenart Mart, San Francisco (group show)

2006 “New Work” - Artwaves Gallery, San Francisco (group show)

2005 “Café Show” - SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco (group show)
          “Constructing Reality: 3-D Art” - Lecture/Demonstration, Parkside Branch, SF Public Library

2004 “Time and Place: Mendocino Landscapes” - Tangerine Gallery,    Ukiah (solo show) 
         “Preparing to Paint: Palette and Ritual” - Lecture/Demonstration, Parkside Branch, SF Public Library

2003 “Landscapes” - Tangerine Gallery, Ukiah (group show)  
          “What Joseph Wore” - Jewish Community Library, San Francisco  (group show)

2002 “The Coast Range” - Walter Adams, San Francisco (solo show)
          “Land and Sea” - Walter Adams, San Francisco (solo show)
          “Counting and Recounting: Omer Calenders” - Jewish Community Library, San Francisco (group show)

2001 “The Art of Jewish Healing” - Jewish Community Library, San Francisco (group show)

2000 “Millennium Show” -  Atrium Gallery, Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA (group show)

1999 “New Sculpture and Plein Air Paintings” - Terrain Gallery, San Francisco (group show)
        "New Works" - Hydrangea Gallery, Newport, R.I. (group show)

1998 “When Voices Become Pictures” - Terrain Gallery, San Francisco (group show)

1997 “Pacific” series - The Project Space, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco (solo show)
       “Selections” - Artspan Annual Juried Show, Maxwell Gallery, San Francisco (jury: Francis Mill, Sandra Phillips, Peter Wright)          (group show)

1996 "I Stopped Breathingpainting and text project - Atrium Gallery, Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA (solo show). 
         “Womens’ Work”, featured artist - ARTwork Gallery, San Francisco (group show)