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Artist statement and vitae of Jane Schmidt

Photo courtesy of QC Exclusive Magazine and Jamey Price

Photo courtesy of QC Exclusive Magazine and Jamey Price

 

Jane Schmidt is a landscape painter. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Arizona State University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan. Jane’s constant quest for beauty and inspiration takes her from the coast of Maine to the countryside of California, and from the mountains of Colorado to the lowlands of the Carolinas. Jane’ s landscape paintings are noted for their unique color palettes and energetic brushwork. 'My subject is color', explains Jane 'and there is no better source for color than nature'. Jane has earned national and international recognition for her landscape paintings. She has twice been invited to exhibit at the esteemed Florence Biennale and has been selected to show at museums and universities throughout the country. Her work is eagerly sought by arts enthusiasts and can be found in prestigious private and corporate collections.


Vitae    

EDUCATION:

2004           Masters of Fine Arts in Painting, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

1977             Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI

PRIVATE, CORPORATE and PUBLIC COLLECTIONS and EXHIBITIONS:

    YALE NEW HAVEN and BRIDGEPORT HOSPITALS, New Haven, Connecticut
    MAYO CLINIC, Scottsdale, Arizona
    FLORENCE BIENNALE, Florence, Italy
    COOS ART MUSEUM, Coos, Oregon
    CORRUM CAPITAL, Charlotte, North Carolina
    PARKER POE ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Charlotte, North Carolina
    NICHOLS PAPER CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    GESSLER, HUGHES & SOCOL, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois
    BRIAN FRANCE, American CEO and Chairman of NASCAR
    RUARD VELTMAN INTERIORS, Charlotte, North Carolina
    SILVER LEAF DEVELOPMENT, Scottsdale, Arizona
    KAUFFMAN GALLERY at SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
    MINNESOTA UNIVERSITY, Moorhead Campus
    QUEENS UNIVERSITY, Charlotte, North Carolina
    WINGATE UNIVERSITY, Wingate, North Carolina
    SHEMER ART MUSEUM, Phoenix, Arizona
    CENTRAL GALLERY – PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY, Phoenix, Arizona
    HERBERGER ART GALLERY, Phoenix, Arizona

NOTEWORTHY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

   RESIDENCIES:
    University of Minnesota, Moorhead MN
    Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck MI

    GRANTS:
    Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts
    Artists Career Development Grant, City of Phoenix
    Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts

    AWARDS:
    Emerging Artist of the Year, Phoenix AZ
    Novak/Cocke Award in Painting, Arizona State University
    David Ivens Memorial Scholarship, Arizona State University
    Regents Graduate Full Academic Scholarship, Arizona State University

    VISITING ARTIST LECTURES:
    Minnesota University, Moorhead – Micro-Macro Landscapes
    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – Slide Slam invitation
    Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck MI

    NATIONAL JURIED SHOWS:
    Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT / Bernard Chaet, juror
    Kauffman Gallery at Shippensburg University / Kathryn Markel, juror
    Coos Art Museum, Coos OR / Expressions West

    INTERNATIONAL JURIED SHOWS:
    Twice selected to participate in the FLORENCE BIENNALE