Florida Artists Group

  Area V Member

Jane Jennings— Mixed Media

HIgh Desert

Harvest Moon

Red Dragon 

Mother Earth

 Jane Jennings
Poetry In Motion

The Journey

Jungle Symphony

Tree Of New Life II

FLAG Positions Served:

Artist Statement:

Architectural forms and other three dimensional objects related to churches, houses and vessels on wheels are the framework for these creations which first appear to me as a rough vision, then evolve as I create them.  The strength of each piece is generally first in the design element and then, as they are assembled, become a study in color and pattern. The rich, luminous hues of hand-dyed Indonesian cotton batiks are the basis for all my work. I marvel daily at their radiant yet subtle beauty, often just fingering through my delicious collection of fabric pieces with sheer delight.
While I enjoy incorporating humor into my work, the serious side of my creative inspiration comes from spirituality, a reverence for nature and an unconditional love for mankind. My desire is to express these concepts without words, using only form and color to convey a message.

Jane's Bio:

Education, Formal

         East Carolina University, 1978
         Daytona Beach Community College, A. A., 1984                 Summa Cum Laude, Visual Arts
         University of Central Florida, 1999-Present                         B.F.A. Candidate

Education, Other

        Carriage House Paper Mill, Boston,  MA, l987
         Fellowship, Atlantic Center for the Arts,  New Smyrna Beach, FL
         Master Artist Program, November, l988
         Rugg Road Paper Mill, Boston, MA, l992
         International Quilt Association, Houston, TX, 2004 – 2007

Teaching and Lectures/Demonstrations

         Numerous State and Local Workshops, 1984-present
          Chamber of Commerce Leadership Forum, workshop 2001, 2002, 2003
          Currently teaching after school art classes (elementary age) since 2002
          ArtHaus Foundation, Port Orange, FL
          Gallery Lecture for “WORD pLaY” Solo Exhibition, May 2007
          Gallery Lecture for “The Language of Luminosity”, Sole Exhibition, March 2011

Selected Exhibitions

Surface Design Association National Juried Exhibition, Minneapolis MN     May 2011
Solo Exhibit “ The Language of Luminosity” Arts on Douglas Fine Arts Gallery, March 2011
The Museum of Florida Art Biennial IV, April 2009, Honorable Mention
CraftForms 2008 Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA December 2008
Solo Exhibit “WORD pLaY” Arts on Douglas Fine Art Gallery, May 2007
ArtHaus Director’s Exhibition, Port Orange, FL, June/July 2006
Florida Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Competition, Broward Community College
 Fine Arts Gallery, Davie, FL, October 2005
ArtsEtc Annual Juried Competition Harris House of Atlantic Center for the Arts, 
           New Smyrna Beach, FL, October 2004
“Exhibition Number 3”, Group Exhibition Arts on Douglas Fine Art Gallery
           New Smyrna Beach, FL, September-October 2002
“ Spotlight 2000”  Juried Exhibition of the American Craft Council
           Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA, September-October 2000
Florida Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Competition
           Museum of Art, St. Petersburg, FL April 2000
Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami, FL 1991-2001
“Paper as an Art Form”, Group of 5
           Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, September-October 1994
American Craft Enterprise, Tampa, FL, and Atlanta, GA, 1995-1998
“Spotlight 96”, American Craft Council
            Northport, AL, St. Petersburg, FL, Atlanta, GA 1996
“Paper/Fiber Invitational”, Iowa City Arts Council  Iowa City, IA 1993
“Registered Paper”, The Paper Press, Chicago, IL, 1993

Permanent Collections:

Daytona Beach International Airport, Installation
Florida Art in Public Places Commission, Daytona Beach, FL
Walt Disney Corporation, Orlando, FL
Wachovia Bank Headquarters, Jacksonville, FL
St. Vincent’s Hospital System, Jacksonville, FL
Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY
Clifton Springs Medical Center, Clifton Springs, NY
The Children’s Museum, Holyoke, MA


Artisan Search 2012 Finalist, Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine
         Featured Artist Jan-Feb 2012
Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem, NC, Lifetime Membership as of 11/11
Charter Member/ Board of Directors of ArtHaus of Volusia and Flagler Counties,
         a non-profit children’s art organization
         1997-1999, Chairman of the Board
         1999-2012 Vice Chair/Program Development
         2004-present, developer of numerous children’s programs, events and fundraisers
Special Event Consultant
Art Festival Juror and Judge

Currently represented by:
Arts on Douglas Fine Art Gallery New Smyrna Beach, FL
Florida Craftsmen, Inc, St. Petersburg, FL
Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem, NC