Florida Artists Group

  Area III Member

  Janet Mishner— Painter

Janet Mishner


Janet Mishner 


  Janet Mishner
Janet Mishner

Diamonds on Her Soles

Janet Mishner

This Too Shall Pass

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Member of Flag since:
FLAG Positions Served:
Assistant Area Chair 2013

Artists Bio:

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Janet Mishner received a B.A. in Art Education from University of Maryland, with post-graduate classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Towson University. She taught art in Baltimore City Public Schools and Towson University Community Art Center. She studied painting for many years with distinguished Maryland artist Gladys Goldstein.
Her expressionistic work was featured in numerous solo shows, galleries and private collections in Baltimore.

 Since moving to Florida in 2002, she continues to participate in shows as a member of the Women Contemporary Artists, a regional organization of professional artists, The Dancing Crane Gallery of Fine Art, and numerous other venues in this area. Her work is in several public collections including Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Florida Cancer Specialists, and Kaizen Total Wellness Center. In addition to Florida Artists Group, Inc, she is a member of the Petticoat Painters (artists must be nominated and art work juried before being invited into the group.)

Artist Statement:

My present work articulates my experience of psychoanalytic ideas as they relate to the process of art. I approach my work with an impulsive choice of materials and mark making as an attempt to replicate thinking at a subconscious level, eliminating rationalization for artistic decisions. By choosing various art mediums, papers, stains, etc. without much thought I strive to activate the part of my mind outside the range of awareness.
            I proceed to create layers, with each successive layer covering but yet exposing the layer beneath it.  Gradually, as my layers build, I become more aware of something on the canvas that resonates for me.  At this point, I start to build in a purposeful way.  At this stage in the process, the canvas begins to tell me what to do.
            Equally important to me, in the process of creating the artwork is the viewer. I try to finish a piece before my conscious awareness of it becomes so defined as to eliminate the opportunity for other interpretations. If I am authentic to this purpose, then the work must leave space for the viewer to be an integral part of the process.



   2006 - Harmony Art Gallery - Florida West Coast Symphony, Sarasota, FL
   2005 – Venice Women’s Resource Center, Venice, FL
   2003 – Hagan’s Gallery and Framing, Lakewood Ranch, FL
   2002 – Paradox Art Gallery, Sarasota, FL
   1997 – Baltimore Hebrew Art Gallery, MD
   1995 – Paper, Rock, Scissors Gallery, Baltimore, MD


          SIGHTLINES: Six Artists’ Views,  Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, FL
          Simply Original, Art Center Sarasota, FL, Juried
          It’s Political, Art Center Sarasota, FL, Juried
          Diaspora, National Jewish Women’s Art Network, New Century Gallery,
          Chelsea, NYC, Juried Exhibition
          Point of View,” Art Center Sarasota, FL, Juried

          It’s Political, Art Center Sarasota, FL Juried
          Women Contemporary Artists, Fall Juried Exhibition, Sarasota, FL Juried
          Dog Days, Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasota, FL, Juried
          The Sum of Our Parts, Art Center Sarasota, FL, Juried
          Places & Process,Women’s Caucus of Art, San Diego CA, Juried
          Dancing Crane Fine Art Gallery, Sarasota, FL
          It’s Who We Are, Art Center Sarasota, FL,  Juried
          WCA Spring Juried Exhibition, Women Contemporary Artists, Players Theatre, Sarasota, FL

          Y Not Women Artinsight, sARTee Festival, Sarasota, FL
          The Other Persona, Art Center Sarasota, FL, Juried
          Windsor Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Lakewood Ranch, FL
          Artinsight, Sarasota and Friends, Dancing Crane Gallery, Sarasota, FL
          WCA Spring Juried Show, Women Contemporary Artists, Sarasota, FL
          An Intimate Conversation, Dancing Crane Gallery, Sarasota, FL, Two-person show

          Artinsight-Sarasota, Met Life, Sarasota, FL
          Dog Days of Summer, Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasota, FL
          WCA Spring Juried Exhibition," Women Contemporary Artists, Gallery at Gulf and Pine,
          Sarasota, FL

          Yikes, Bleeps, and Other Conversations: Five Women Artists, Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL
          Embracing Our Differences, Coexistence, Inc., Sarasota, FL, Juried

2001 - 2002
          Life, Loss, Hope, Beveled Edge Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Juried
          Juried Artist Exhibition, School 33, Baltimore, MD, Juried



2013  Juror’s Merit Award, WCA Winter Juried Exhibition, Sarasota, FL
2013  Special Recognition, “Point of View,” Juried Exhibition, Art Center Sarasota, FL
2012 Honorable Mention, “It’s Political,” Juried Exhibition, Art Center Sarasota, FL
2012  Second Place, “Places and Process,” Juried National Exhibition, Women’s Caucus of Art, San Diego
2010 Honorable Mention, Windsor Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Lakewood Ranch, FL


Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Florida Cancer Specialists, Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Kaizen Total Wellness Center, Lakewood Ranch, Florida



Susan G. Komen Foundation, Suncoast Affiliate



Editor’s Choice, Art & Beyond, September/October 2012

Brittany Norwood, “Sarasota Artist Janet Mishner Receives Award in National Competition,”
Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, July 27, 2012

Pam McTeer, "Ranch Artist's Work Offers Hope," East County Observer, October 9, 2008

Melissa Followell, “True Colors: Artist Janet Mishner Creates Vibrant Greeting Cards,” Sarasota Herald Tribune, February 28, 2006

Cover Image: Awakenings Magazine, October 2005

Cover Image: Awakenings Magazine, September 2005

Francine Milford, “Fabulous Faces Smile on South County,” Sarasota Herald Tribune, June 24, 2005.

Cover Image: Awakenings Magazine, December 2004

Cover Image: Awakenings Magazine, November 2004

Debi Springer, “Each Fabulous Face Has a Story to Tell, Sarasota Herald Tribune, February 16, 2004 

Glenn McNatt, “Reflecting Reality,” Baltimore Sun, September 2002


Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore  
Towson University, Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland, College Park, BFA


Present - FLAG, Florida Artists Group, non-profit association of professional artists -
membership determined by jury.
Women Contemporary Artsts, regional organization of women artists