Artist Janis Graves

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Janis Graves was born in 1951 and grew up in Bellevue, Washington. Since childhood her world has been one of color and texture brought on by the beauty of land and sea. The high school years offered an array of art related classes and a devoted group of teachers that strived to create interest. They offered such classes as "Illustration" and "Commercial Art" as well as the standard "Drawing and Painting." After two decades of growth with her family, Janis has been free to devote to her art. She has worked in both acrylic and oil, but has found nothing more immediate and vibrant as pastels. She has had the opportunity to take classes and workshops from an array of fine artists. She has taken several classes at the The Gage in Seattle (formerly the Seattle Academy of Fine Arts) and oil and/or pastel workshops from admirable artists such as Ned Meuller, Dorothy Lampl, Jennifer Deihl, Bill Hosner, Susan Ogilvie, Jill Soukup and Kitty Wallis, just to name a few. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Women Painters of Washington, American Women Artist and a signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society. Juried Shows
American Women Artist  Spring online show 2018
Women Painters of Washington "Fusion" April 2018
Richeson Award 
Northwest pastel Society Int'l Exhibit, Tacoma, WA 2017
CVG show 2016
Women Painters of Washington Exhibit, Tacoma,WA 2009 Art & Soul Award Northwest pastel Society Int'l Exhibit, Tacoma, WA 2017 Arts Council of Snohomish, Clocks and Crows Exhibit, Everett, WA 2009 Arts of the Terrace, Mountlake Terrace,WA 2008 First Place and Best of Show Northwest Pastel Society Int'l Exhibit,Tacoma, WA 2008 Past Presidents Award On Wings Bird Show, Edmonds, WA 2007 Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, WA 2007 Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes,WA 2007 Art of our Mothers, Edmonds, WA 2006  Clymer [...]

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