About

A purveyor of exuberance, Jana Johnson throws vibrant color into all her varied artistic  productions. She has been a self employed professional artist since 1982 and her work is held in many private collections. She’s participated in numerous group and juried shows in galleries throughout Oregon. Her artwork is represented at Art In The Valley Gallery in Corvallis Oregon. She is involved with the Vistas and Vineyards plein air group that meets at various locations in the Willamette Valley. All original artwork is painted on archival paper, or on canvas surfaces she has prepared with a water based primer. She uses a variety of materials ranging from Daniel Smith and Windsor Newton watercolors to Schminke, Unison, Rembrandt or Terry Ludwig pastels. Lately, Jana has chosen to focus on acrylic painting, is dabbling in relief printmaking, while she continues to paint in pastel and watercolors. This past year, she pulled out some oil paints and is learning how to be patient, while she waits for the oil paint to dry — seeking to further enhance the strength and spirit already so warmly expressed in her work.

EXHIBITIONS

Feb. 2017: Beaver Tales Juried Art Exhibit traveling show – Guistina Gallery, Corvallis OR
Feb. 2017: Footwise Artist Display window, group show, Corvallis OR
Feb. / March 2017: Community Art Show at the Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 2016: Vista Vineyard Juried Art Show, Guistina Gallery, Corvallis OR
Aug. 6, 2016: Corvallis Art Guild Clothesline Art Sale, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 2015: Vista Vineyard Juried Art Show, Guistina Gallery, Corvallis OR
Aug. 1, 2015: Corvallis Art Guild Clothesline Art Sale, Corvallis, OR
May – June 2015: Window On Art Show, Pegasus Gallery, Corvallis OR
May 2015: Featured Artist Solo Show, Art In The Valley Gallery, Corvallis OR
April 2015 Window On Art Juried show / event, Corvallis OR
Oct. / Nov. 2014: Philomath Open Studio Tour, Philomath OR
Aug. 2, 2014: Corvallis Art Guild Clothesline Art Sale, Corvallis, OR
July 21st-Aug 28th 2014 Reflections Of Oregon, Invitational Show, Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, Oregon State University
Oct. / Nov. 2013: Philomath Open Studio Tour, Philomath OR
Oct. 2013: Vista Vineyard Juried Art Show, Honorable Mention Award, Guistina Gallery, Corvallis OR
Aug. 3rd, 2013: Corvallis Art Guild Clothesline Art Sale, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 2012: Vista Vineyard Juried Art Show, Guistina Gallery, Corvallis OR
Sept. 2012: Fall Festival Showcase Invitational Show, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
Dec. 2011: Portals, Winter Show and Silent Auction, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 2011: Vista Vineyard Juried Art Show, Guistina Gallery, Corvallis OR
Apr. 2011: Hip to Be Square Show, Sequoia Gallery, Hillsboro, OR
Feb. 2011: The Red Juried Art Show, Oregon Arts Alliance Gallery, Eugene OR
Feb. 2011: Community Art Show at the Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 2010: Footwise Artist Display window, solo show, Corvallis OR
Oct. 2010: Vista Vineyard Juried Art Show, Guistina Gallery, Corvallis OR
July 2010: Olive Grand group show, Eugene OR
July 2010-2012 Currents Gallery, McMinnville OR
Oct. 2009: Vista Vineyard Juried Art Show, Guistina Gallery, Corvallis OR
Jan. 2009: Anniversary Show, New Morning Bakery, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 2008: Vista Vineyard Juried Art Show, Honorable Mention award, Guistina Gallery, Corvallis OR
Aug. 2007: Group show at Unitarian Fellowship, Corvallis, OR
July/Aug. 2007: Group show, Eugene Public Library, Eugene, OR
July 2007: Featured Artist, Art In The Valley Gallery, Corvallis, OR
October 2006: Vista & Vineyard Juried Art Show, Cha Teemawi Award, Corvallis, OR
October 2006: Around Oregon Annual Juried Art Show, Corvallis, OR
Feb.-Aug. 2005: Featured Artist Eola Hill Winery, Rickreal, Oregon
October 2004: Vista & Vineyard Juried Art Show, Corvallis, OR
June 2003: First Around Oregon Annual Juried Art Show, Corvallis, OR
April 2003-2005: represented at The Pearl Gallery, Dallas, OR
April 2003: Centenarian In The Garden Juried Show, Benton County Museum, Philomath, OR
August 2002-present: Art In The Valley Gallery (previously Illustrated Garden Gallery) Corvallis, OR
September 2001: Leaf watercolor chosen for Corvallis OR Fall Festival Poster
July 1996-Dec. 2004: represented at Wild Rose Gallery, Philomath, OR (closed Dec. 2004)
Dec. 1995: Solo Show at Unitarian Fellowship, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 5-8, 1995: LOCAL 14 Juried Art Show and Sale, Portland, OR
Sept. 1995: Solo Show at Sam’s Station, Corvallis, OR
Aug. 1995: Group Show at OSU, Memorial Union Concourse, Corvallis, OR
Feb. 1995: Featured Artist Show at Illustrated Garden Gallery, Corvallis, OR
Jan. 1995: Group Show at Boccharini’s, Albany OR
Oct. 1994: Willamette Valley Juried Art Show, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 6-9, 1994: LOCAL 14 Juried Art Show and Sale, Portland, OR
Aug. 6th, 1994: Corvallis Art Guild Clothesline Art Sale, Corvallis, OR
Feb. 1994: Community Art Show at the Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 1-3, 1993: LOCAL 14 Juried Art Show and Sale, Portland, OR
Sept. 11, 1993: Art Show and Sale at the Corl House, Corvallis, OR
Aug. 6th. 1993: Corvallis Art Guild Clothesline Art Sale, Corvallis, OR
Aug. 1993: Group Art Show at the Corvallis Public Library, Corvallis, OR
May 1993: Duo Art Show at Good Samaritan Hospital, Corvallis, OR
May 1993: Group Show at the First Congregational Church, Corvallis, OR
April 30-May 2, 1993: Art Show and Sale at The Cannery Mall, Corvallis, OR
Feb. 1993: Community Art Show at the Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 1992: Vista and vineyard Juried Art show, Corvallis, OR
Aug. 7, 1992: Corvallis Art Guild Clothesline Art Sale, Corvallis, OR
Aug. 1992: Featured Artist Show at Illustrated Garden Gallery, Corvallis, OR
June 1992: Lake Oswego Art Festival Art Show, Lake Oswego, OR
May 1992: Floral Open Art Show at Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
April 4, 1992, Invitational Benefit Art Auction for the Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis OR
April 1992: Group Art Show at the Majestic Theater, Corvallis, OR
Feb. 1992: Community Art Show, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis OR
Dec. 1991: Finalist in the Artist’s Magazine 1991 Painting Competition.
Oct. 19, 20, 1991: Art Walk Group Art Gallery, The Illustrated Garden Artists, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 1991: Vista and Vineyard Juried Art Show at the Benton County Museum, Philomath, OR
Aug. 1991: Featured Artist Show at Illustrated Garden Gallery, Corvallis, OR
July 3rd, 1991: Opened The Illustrated Garden Gallery, A cooperative Art Gallery with 11 other members in Toledo, OR
April/May 1990: Floral Open Art Show at Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
Oct. 1990: Vista and Vineyard Art Show at Pegasus Gallery, Corvallis, OR (painting sold within 2 days of opening)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Art In The Valley Gallery
Vista Vineyard Plein Air Art Group
Corvallis Art Guild

EDUCATION

July 2012, Eric Jacobsen Workshop
June 2011, Eric Sandgren Workshop
July 2010, Mitch Baird Workshop
July 2009, Ned Mueller Workshop
August 2008, Marla Baggetta Workshop
July 2007, Michael Gibbons Workshop
1977-1980 Oregon State University
Fine Arts Major

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2002-present: Art In The Valley Gallery. Cooperative gallery owner
1982-present: Jana R. Johnson Fine Arts. Professional Artist, janajohnsonartwork.com
2009-2012:  Currents Gallery
2007-2011: Oregon Art Alliance member, gallery representation.
1991-2002: The Illustrated Garden Gallery. Cooperative owner, accountant, art juror, board member.
1994-1995: The Illustrated Garden Gallery. Director

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