Artist Jan Crooker

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Jan Crooker
Color is the New Black
While many kids had favorite football and baseball heroes, mine were Van Gogh and Edward Hopper. As an adult, I have added Janet Fish and Wayne Thiebauld into my pantheon of influences. All these artists use color in an unique way and have inspired my own search for color use. I admire Van Gogh’s use of complementary color, Edward Hopper’s interest in contrast, Janet Fish’s love of transparent light and Thiebauld’s playful use of color, and look to insert complementary color, contrast, transparency and playfulness into my own work and to make color the new black.


Members Fine Art Show, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Chroma, Color Compendium juried show, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
HOME, Bethlehem House Gallery, Bethlehem, PA (Painting featured in advertising)
Inner Visions, Phoenix Gallery, Doylestown, PA
Spring Show, Connections Gallery Easton, PA
Summer show, Connections Gallery, Easton, PA
Two Person Show, Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem, PA 
FH Gaige Juried Exhibit II, Penn State Berks, Purchase Award
Compendium Juried Show, Banana Factory, Bethlehem , PA
Ocean City Art League Artist Choice Show, Ocean City, MD, Honorable Mention
Parallel Lines, Two person show with Jan Crooker and Bill Hudders, NCC Galley, Bethlehem, PA
One Person Show, Color is the New Black, Connections Gallery, Easton, PA
Landscape Compendium Juried Show, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA 
Ocean City Art League Artist Choice Show, Ocean City, MD, Honorable Mention
Ocean City Art League Roses are Red Show, Ocean City, MD, Honorable Mention
Spring Show, featured artist Bethlehem House Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
“Beaches Boards and Treats” three person show at Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE
The Art of the Flower, Profiles Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA
New Work, Connections Gallery, Easton, PA
Light and Shadows, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE
Penn State Summer Invitational Show, Zollar Gallery, State College, PA
Ohio+5, Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, Ohio
Spring and Winter Shows, Connections Gallery, Easton PA
Featured artist SOTA house, Allentown, PA
Selected Artists, Bishop’s Stock Gallery, Snow Hill, MD
Primadonnas, Santa Baynon Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
Published in Artists in Residence, by Luke Wynne
Artists in Residence Show at Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
One Person Show at the Peninsula, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Published in Acrylicworks
One Person Show at Bishop’s Stock Galley, Snow Hill, MD
Less is More, Mitchel Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD
Bethlehem Pallate Club Juried show, Bethlehem, PA award
Four Person Invitational, Penn State Lehigh Campus, Saucon Valley, PA
One Person Guest Artist Show, Palisades H. S. Kintersville, PA
Featured artist in Art for Collectors, Allentown Art Museum
One Person Show, Dover Art League, Dover DE
One Person Show, Ambre Studio, Bethlehem, PA
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