Lately I am doing sketchbook drawings of natural settings around my home, and will show 12 of these beginning October 1st for three months at the Back Bay Muth Center in Newport Beach. If you get a chance to go visit the center, it is in a beautiful wild area not far from the beach. It is off Irvine Ave at University.
JANET INEZ ADAMS, MFA
I am searching for the sacred in every day, and finding it with the help of color and shape.
Sometimes my dog and I walk in the Back Bay, and I notice the changes in the seasons and weather, and the activities of the wildlife. Birds are my favorites. I carry a clipboard, archival papers, and some Portfolio Crayons that dissolve in water. Later in my studio I finish each image by adding water and other colors. When I was a teenager I began working with images of Nature, and still I am inspired by what is revealed. email@example.com http://janetadams.typepad.com
On Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Jabulani Studio for Yoga, there was a reception for artist Janet Inez Adams. Eight paintings from her Haiku Poetry Series were on display, and Janet gave a synopsis of how yoga and visualizations are linked in her imagery. From 7:30pm to 9:00pm following the reception there was live music, crystal bowls played by Jill Manly, and a gentle yoga session. Jabulani Studio is at 2711 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar, 92625 (near Sherman Gardens). www.jabulaniyoga.com
My educational background includes a Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University at Fullerton (Art Alliance Award), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York (Graduate Study Award). I taught art to university level students at Orange Coast College (CA Grant for Instructional Improvement) and Cal State University at Fullerton, and to elementary students at Harbor Day School in Corona del Mar (CAEA Exemplary Art Educator Award).
The following museums have exhibited my work: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Sales and Rental Gallery), San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (Award), Orange County Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum, San Bernardino County Museum.
These galleries have exhibited my work: Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, Cypress College Gallery, Brea Cultural Center, Ariel Gallery in New York City (Award), Fullerton Museum Center, Palos Verdes Art Center, Chapman University Gallery, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Huntington Beach Art Center, LA Harbor College Gallery, Grand Central Art Center, Spezzano Gallery in Long Beach, Santa Ana College Gallery (Award), Pomona Gallery 57 Underground, 2nd CC Gallery in Long Beach, CA, Aliso Viejo Library Retrospective in Southern California, Coastline College Invitational, Huntington Beach, CA., Coastline Gallery in Newport Beach, CA.
I have been selected for Public Art Projects, including Caltrans Freeway Art Panel Project, Orange County Transit District Bus Mural, Irvine Fine Arts Center Magnetic Mural ,KOCE Butterfly Initiative Fundraiser Project at Rogers Gardens, CSU Fullerton Medical Center “Art4Health” Project (Award), Pasadena Park Playground Design.
For the City of Irvine, I was chosen to serve as Artist-in-Residence at the Storefront Studio Gallery in the University of California, Irvine Marketplace for three months.
The outdoor Art Festivals that I have been in are: Beverly Hills Art Faire, La Quinta Art Faire, Long Beach Museum of Art Faire, the Costa Mesa Artistic License Faire, and the San Diego Talmadge Art Faire.
Through the Arts O.C. (California Art Council), my husband and I funded an Artist-in-Residence Program for O.C. public elementary schools, bringing professional artists into classrooms for five years. Also, I currently serve on the Board of Directors for ART4KIDS, INC., a non-profit foundation that reaches out to children in distress by making art supplies available to them. I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer art teacher at the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia, South America.
My professional memberships include: Orange County Visual Artists (past-president), Southern California Artists (past president and current Exhibitions co-chair), California Art Educators Association, and SoCalpapa (plein aire painters group) .