Florida Artists Group

  Area VI Member

  Jan Miller— Painter

Jan Miller

 Jan Miller

  Jan Miller
Jan Miller

Jan Miller


40 x 60

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Member of Flag since

FLAG Positions Served:

Membership Chair: 2000
Through 2012

Jan's Bio:

My career in the visual arts has spanned about 40 years now. Born and raised in Chicago my education
and career started there. I have been fortunate to not only sell much of my art but I
have also won many awards during this time. My works are in the Illinois State Museum, the
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Jesse Besser Museum in Michigan and in many corporate
and private collections throughout the United States. I had my own gallery, the Jan Miller Gallery
prior to founding the Butterfield Garage Art Gallery here in St. Augustine. Butterfield Garage will
celebrate its 14th year next February. Next door to the original gallery, Butterfield Too Gallery
was opened four years ago….however, it has recently been closed. I was part of a group of artists who
were responsible for starting the current successful ART WALKS on First Friday of every month.
I have been a member of the Art Galleries Of St. Augustine (AGOSA) for 17 years….the first 4 of which
I was the Publicity Director. Since 1999 I have been the State Membership Chairman for The
Florida Artist Group, which is a prominent Statewide Organization of Professional Artists and I have participated in 12 FLAG exhibitions throughout the state. I currently exhibit my work at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida and Arts on Douglas in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. I have worked to promote and nurture the amazingly talented and diverse Art Scene in St. Augustine by offering exhibition space to many of our most prominent artists, to network with other galleries in order to keep it vibrant, and to bring new and upcoming artists to the public.

Artist's Statement:

           I have been a realist for many years. Still life has been my favorite subject and for years I
painted my favorite objects….arranging and rearranging the shapes and colors following traditional
painting techniques. The paintings were usually larger than life…and the subjects were most often
unusual or unexpected. I want the viewer to appreciate the world around him…to notice the everyday
beauty that exists in what we call ordinary things. However, for the past 15 years or so, I have deviated
from that tradition and like to have fun painting ‘characters’ in 3D. In a way I have returned to the
playful era of my childhood. I have a sense of humor that was not prominent in my ‘serious’ painting
and now I am doing whatever I feel like….but always enjoying painting!


                      Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Jr. School
                      Grandview College, Des Moines, IA
                      St. Xavier College, Chicago, IL, B.F.A. 1973

Professional Experience:
                      Co-director and artist member of ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL. 1974 - 1979
                      Chairman of 4 Invitational Exhibits at ARC Gallery, including
                      Wisconsin Women in Art
                      Visiting Faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Il.
                      Owner of the JAN MILLER Gallery, St. Augustine, Fl., 1994 - 1998
                      Founder and owner of the BUTTERFIELD GARAGE Art Gallery, St.
                      Augustine, Fl., 1999 to the present.
                      Owner/Director of the BUTTERFIELD TOO Gallery, St. Augustine,
                      FL, 2008.
                      Florida State Membership Chairman of Florida Artists Group, Inc.
                      2002 to 2013.
                      Painting Instructor: Butterfield Too Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

Solo Exhibitions:

                      Joyce Petter Art Gallery, Douglas/Saugatuck, MI, 1986 - 2006
                      St. Xavier College Gallery, Chicago, IL
                      Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
                      Art Rental & Sales Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago
                      Jesse Besser Museum, Alpena, MI
                      University Club of Chicago
                      One Illinois Center, Chicago
                      Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, WI
                      Millikin University, Kirkland Gallery, Decatur, IL
                      Concordia Teachers College, Chicago
                      Mitchell Fine Arts Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
                      ARC Gallery, Chicago
                      Habitat Gallery, Dearborn, MI
                      Northern Indiana Art Association, Hammond, IN
                      Northwestern University
                      Krannert Gallery, University of IL, Champaign Urbana, IL
                      Moreau Gallery, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
                      American Bar Association, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
                      Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
                      Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
                      Butterfield Garage Art Gallery

Group Exhibitions:

                           75th Chicago & Vicinity Exhibit, Art Institute of Chicago
                      27th Illinois State Invitational, Springfield, IL
                      “Contemporary Still Life”, University of Chicago, Renaissance
                      Society Gallery
                      Rockford University, Rockford, IL, Best of Show award
                      Mainstreams Exhibit, Marietta, OH
                      Critics Choice, Art Rental & Sales Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago
                      “Three Women”, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
                      “Forty Women”, One & Two Illinois Center, Chicago, IL
                      More Chicago & Vicinity, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
                      Union League Club Exhibits: 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982
                      Governors Mansion Exhibit, Springfield, IL
                      Women In Art, Sangamon State University, Springfield, IL
                      Illinois State Fair Professional Exhibit, Springfield, IL, First Place
                      Indiana & Illinois Bicentennial Exhibition
                      Aspects of Realism, Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
                      Young Collectors Exhibit, Renaissance Society, University  of Chicago
                      Cortesi Gallery, Highland Park,  IL, Best of Show Award
                      “Illinois Painters Three”, Illinois Arts Council Travelling Exhibit 1980
                      Old Orchard Invitationals, Highland Park, IL, 4 awards of excellence
                      34th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL, Purchase Award
                      38th Annual Salon show, Northern Indiana Art Association, Hammond, IN
                      “Twenty Illinois Painters”, Springfield Art Association Gallery
                      ARC Past members Exhibit, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
                      Norris Arts Center, St. Charles, IL
                      Fairweather Hardin, Chicago, IL
                      Krannert Art Museum, University of IL, Visiting Faculty Exhibit,1986
                      Illinois Painters , Springfield Art Association Gallery
                      Presden Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
                      50th Annual FLAG Exhibit, Edison Community College Gallery, 2000
                      51st Annual FLAG Exhibit, The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 2001
                      52nd Annual FLAG Exhibit, The Arts Center at St. Petersburg, 2002
                      53rd Annual FLAG Exhibit, St. Augustine Art Association, 2003
                      54th Annual FLAG Exhibit, Art Serve, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2004
                      55th Annual FLAG Exhibit, Florida Gulf Coast University, 2005
                      56th Annual FLAG Exhibit, Ridge Art Association, 2006
                      57th Annual FLAG Exhibit, Daytona Beach, Museum of Art, 2007
                      58th Annual FLAG Exhibit, Leepa Ratner Museum of Art, 2009
                      59th Annual FLAG Exhibit, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, 2009
                      60th Annual FLAG Exhibit, BIG ARTS, Sanibel, 2010
                      61st Annual FLAG Exhibit, Art & History Museum, Maitland, 2011
                      “Artists From Area VI”, Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
                      FLAG Area VI Exhibit, Arts on Douglas Gallery, New Smyrna Beach
                     Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, St. Augustine FL, 1999 - present

Permanent Collections:

                     The Illinois State Fine Arts Museum, Springfield, IL
                      The Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
                      Jesse Besser Museum, Alpena, MI
                      Kemper Insurance Company, Long Grove, IL
                      Borg-Warner Corporation, Chicago, IL        
                      The Union League Club of Chicago
                      AT & T, Illinois Bell Telephone
                      Springfield Civic Collection, Springfield, IL
                      Standard Oil of Indiana
                      Household Finance Corporation
                      First National Bank of Chicago, 1st National Plaza
                      Danville Community College, Danville, IL
                      Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., Chicago, IL
                      Ruttenberg & Ruttenberg, Chicago, IL
                      McLaughlin Manufacturing Co., Plainfield, IL
                      Schiff, Hardin & Waite, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
                      Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor Ltd., Chicago
                      Joliet First Federal Bank, Joliet, IL
                      Carlton Club, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chicago, IL
                      McDonald's Corporation, Oakbrook Ntl. Headquarters, IL
                      Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, CA
                      Amoco Corporation
                      Elmhurst Art Association Collection, Elmhurst, IL
                      Quill Corporation, Lincolnshire, IL
                      Willard Ice Revenue Center, Springfield, IL
                      Marshall Field's Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL
                      Blount Collection, Schaumburg, IL
                      Eastern Illinois University
                      College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
                      Rosenthal Collins, Rookery Building, Chicago, IL

Private Collections:

                       Leigh Block, Chicago, IL
                      Mr. Henry R. Hope, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
                      Mr. Paul Barker, Springfield and Chicago, IL
                      Burton Kantor, Highland Park, IL
                      Norman B. Schreiber, Rancho Mirage, CA
                      Jacques Israelievitch, St., Louis, MO
                      Peggy King, New York City, NY
                      Lawrence Frieder, Boca Raton, FL
                      Philip Corboy, Chicago
                      Les Rosenthal, Chicago
                      Ed Harris, South Haven, MI and New Smyrna Beach, FL
                      Among others.......