About Janet Cannon's Art   IsleWrite.com

Janet Cannon studied art at the University of Iowa Graduate School of Art. She has shown her work in California, New York, New Mexico, Iowa, Illinois, and Washington. Her graphics have appeared in various publications, and Janet was a collective gallery curator for The First Majority Art Gallery in Berkeley, CA. Janet has taught art at the elementary and high school levels, as well as to adults.

As a graduate student Janet was a ceramics major doing mostly clay sculpture, but she also made functional pottery pieces that she sold at art and craft fairs. In addition to ceramic sculpture, Janet studied photography, drawing, painting, and metal sculpture while at graduate school.

Since then, Janet has focused her visual art on painting and photography. She has painted with oils and for a period of time worked solely with watercolors. Now Janet paints with acrylics on canvas, and takes digital photos that she manipulates to create unique aesthetic images.

  • McNider Museum—Mason City, IA
  • Julia Black Gallery—Taos, NM
  • Kachina Lodge—Taos, NM
  • First Majority Gallery—Berkeley, CA
  • North Hill Bakery—Seattle, WA
  • Quincy Art Gallery—Quincy, IL
  • Chocolati Cafe—Seattle, WA
  • Berkeley Public Library—Berkeley, CA
  • UC Berkeley, Women's Center—Berkeley, CA
  • JournalIssues in Radical Therapy
  • AnthologyHer Echo
  • Poetry MagazineCrow Call
  • NewspaperPlexus
  • ChapbookPercipience
  • Poetry MagazinePlumbers Ink
  • BookStone Lantern Essays
  • BookThe Last Night in New York
*   Four of Janet's paintings are in the permanent collection at CityBank in New York City.

Display Designer, Macys San Francisco; Collective Curator, First Majority Gallery; Associate for Design and Print Production, PC (U.S.A.); Scenic Art, San Francisco Opera (Walkure, Rheingold); Scenic Art, FM Productions (Foreigner and Air Supply stage sets; Atari, San Francisco, and US Festival trade shows; and the Venice Biennale architectural show); Scenic Art, American Conservatory Theater (Loot); Murals, Jessica McClintok mansion (Architectural Digest); Scenic Art, Bill Grahm Productions (Christmas Festival); Murals, private residences in San Francisco, San Diego, and New York City.

Arts Magnet School, Oakland, CA; Berkeley Parks and Recreation, Berkeley, CA; West Berkeley Children's Center, Berkeley, CA; Grant Wood School, Iowa City, IA; Our School H. S., Berkeley, CA; Potter's Studio, Berkeley, CA; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (taught an undergrad class—as a grad student); Friendship Daycare, Iowa City, IA; Iowa City Parks and Recreation, Iowa City, IA. ART TEACHING

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