The following information was submitted by the artist:
Jane had an active, imaginative youth in Waco, Texas. Her parents were teachers
in their early careers and so gave her the opportunity to experiment with the
arts including dance, music and painting along with her public school education.
After high school, she went to Denton, Texas to get her BA and MA in art
education from University of North Texas.
She taught art in the elementary
school art program in Dallas for 10 years, then was accepted in the DOD School
System for American bases overseas. She taught middle and high school art
classes one year in GooseBay, Labrador. That summer, she was married to Jim, who
was stationed there at Goose Bay AFB. She also taught art history for the
University of Maryland while she was at Goose Bay AFB.
After moves to Tucson for
2 years, the Philippine Islands for 2 years, and Albuquerque for 4 years in the
USAF, they were both happy to get jobs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and
settle down in the mountain community of Los Alamos, NM, where they lived for
20+ years (from 1978-2000). At the time she was hired at LANL in 1979 as a
drafter/illustrator, pen and ink and airbrush were the modus operandi.
Eventually she trained herself on the computer and became a computer graphics
specialist for DX Division.
She has since given up the day jobs to come back to
being an active, imaginative child again! Moving to Santa Fe in the spring of
2000, both Jim (photographer) and Jane (two-dimensional artist) are active in
the art community that thrives there.
Honorable mention in the employee’s art show, Los Alamos Nat’l Laboratory, 1988
Reserve grand champion award in the County Fair , Los Alamos, Fall 1998
Honorable mention in the Pastels Aplenty Show, “Pacifica”, International Pastel Society (IPS) convention, Albuquerque, July, 1999
Graham Watercolors Award for “On Willow Creek”, NMWS , Spring 2001
Armadillo Arts and Crafts Award for "Winter Chamisas" PSNM Annual National Show Fall 2006
Cafe Allegro, Los Alamos, May, 2000
Church of Religious Science, Santa Fe, March, 2000
E l Gancho Racquet and Swim Club, Santa Fe, June, 2000, Sept, 2003, Sept, 2005
Betty Ehart Senior Center, Los Alamos, February, 2000, May, 2001
Katherine’s Restaurant, Los Alamos ,October, 2000
NM Art League, Albuquerque, Sept, 2001 Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, “Walking in Provence”June-July, 2002
Andrews Gift Shop, Los Alamos, “The Cottonwoods” ,
Sept 2002 Santa Fe Public Library, "Santa Fe and Provence", November, 2002
WFS (Western Federation of Art Societies) annual juried show in San Diego, CA , May, ‘99
PSNM (Pastel Society of NM) National Show in Albuquerque, Fall ’99
Masterworks Show, Albuquerque, statewide juried show, Spring ‘99
NMWS (New Mexico Watercolor Society) 1998-2006
Los Alamos Art Center statewide juried shows, 1998- 2006 NWS (National Watercolor Society), San Pedro, CA, Spring 2003 Masterworks Show, Albuquerque, statewide juried show,
Albuquerque, Spring 2004
Taos National Watercolor Society Show, Fechin Inn, Fall 2004
Masterworks Show, Albuquerque, statewide juried show, Spring 2005
Women Artists of the West, Chicago, Illinois, 2006 and 2007
New Mexico Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of New Mexico, National Watercolor Society (Associate), American Watercolor Society (Associate)