An Artist Talk, First Friday March 1st, at 6pm is an opportunity to hear Jan speak of her long storied career in the arts, and see some of her newest works of whimsy.
Jan seamlessly combines leadership qualities with nurturing her own creative Art Spirit. While much of her early career was spent creating beautifully composed and rendered acrylic still life’s, Jan’s current work is filled with playfulness. Characters created out of gourds, imaginative hanging characters, all with the skill of a master painter.
Jan has been an exhibiting artist for over 45 years. She has won many awards, and her works hang in museums and corporate collections throughout the United States. Jan has also been an instrumental member of the arts community in St. Augustine. She was one of several artists who initiated First Friday Art Walks in St. Augustine, served in leadership positions with Art Galleries of St. Augustine (AGOSA), The Florida Artists Group, (a statewide professional artists organization) and is a recipient of the St. Johns Cultural Council’s ROWITA Award for her contributions to the arts in St. Augustine.
She says “I have worked to promote and nurture the amazingly talented and diverse art scene in St. Augustine by offering exhibition space to many of our most prominent artists and to network with other galleries in order to keep it vibrant, and to bring new and upcoming artists to the public.”
image: “Homage to Picasso” acrylic painted gourd by Jan Miller