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Artist Jan Frank


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Biography


Personal Statement:
I am inspired by the beauty of person and place. I have been fortunate to live in beautiful areas of Kansas, Colorado, West Virginia and California. I try and communicate my love for what I see and experience.
 
Materials:
Primarily I use La Carte sanded papers and prefer to dry mount to 4-ply cotton museum board. My choice of pastels include Sennelier, Nupastel, Unison, Terry Ludwig, Schminke, Great American Artworks and Girault pastel sticks, PanPastels, plus CarbOthello, Derwent, Pitt Pastel and Creatacolor pastel pencils.
 
Memberships:
•Pastel Society of America
•Pastel Society of the West Coast
•Santa Cruz Art League
•The Arboretum at the University of California Santa Cruz
 
Awards & Honors:
•2019 Santa Cruz Art League 89th Annual Statewide California Landscape Exhibition "Protected Path" - Honorable Mention
•2018 Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastels USA 32nd Annual International Open Exhibition "Protected Path" - Mike Mahon- Pastel Porter/Workshop Award
•2017 Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastels USA 31st Annual International Open Exhibition "Point Lobos Staircase" - Wakeham/Sutherland Award
•2016 Pastel Society of America, Enduring Brilliance 44th Annual Exhibition 
  "In the Narrows of Zion" - PanPastel Award
•2016 The Pastel Journal 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, April Issue
  "Zebra Dreams" - Honorable Mention - Still Life Division
•2015 Point Lobos Foundation "Low Tide Rocks Point Lobos"
one of ten juried pieces selected as a fine art notecard for Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
•2015 Pastel Society of America, Enduring Brilliance 43rd Annual Exhibition 
"Low Tide Rocks Point Lobos" - New Hampshire Pastel Society Award
•2015 The Pastel Journal 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, April Issue 
"Low Tide Rocks Point Lobos" - Honorable Mention - Landscape Division
•2014 Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastels USA 28th Annual Open Exhibition 
"In the Narrows of Zion" - Great American Art Works Award
•2013 Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Central Coast Landscapes: Celebrating Nature in Painting,"Restless Asilomar" Winner of the best depiction of Asilomar State Beach 
•2013 Santa Cruz Art League 83rd Annual Statewide Exhibit, Incredible Places: Contemporary [...]

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