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Article from American Art Collector magazine featuring "Still Water II" by Janet Fons

Cottonwood in Winter

Cottonwood in Winter, oil, 12x9 by Janet Fons
This painting is a stroll down memory lane for me. The image is from Prospect Park in the Denver area. I took this photo during a plein air class I was taking with Doug Dawson through the Denver Art Students League in March of 2005. Spring was just around the corner but the landscape was still pretty bleak with dead grass and bud-less trees. I just decided to paint this image this month (March in St. Louis). Take a look at more paintings of rivers and stream here.

Gallery News: 2015 Small Works Invitational--Opening Reception November 20, 6-9 pm.

2015 Small Works Invitational presents talented, award-winning artists from around the region and across the country. From realism to abstraction, the subjects are eclectic and diverse, showcasing the talents of a large group of artists, many who have never before exhibited in the St. Louis area. An opening reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2015 will allow guests to meet many of the artists and get the stories behind their memorable works.

I have three paintings in this exhibition. Please consider joining me on November 20 to view this extraordinary show. Some of the artists to be featured in Small Works include: Marc Hanson (CO), Sarah Blumenschein (AZ), David Castle (OR), Rodgers Naylor (CO), Lee McVey (NM), Chris Saper (AZ), Spencer Meagher (IL), Arlene Sternberg (NY), LaVone Sterling (CA), John Bayalis, (FL), Julie Wiegand (MO), Susan Rodgers (MO).

palette knife paintings
Rocky Overlook, oil, 12x9 by Janet Fons
Contemporary art can encompass extreme realism to absolute abstraction…and all genres play a unique role contemporary art. Contemporary just means "art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes." In other words, contemporary to us. Today’s art covers a broad range of materials, mediums and technologies offering remarkable diversity. Contemporary artists work at capturing their version of the world creating remarkable artwork everyday.

To showcase this variety, OA Gallery artists have invited artists they know and admire from across the region and country to share their talents in a small format. From November 6 through December 31, 2015, over 150 small works will be featured at OA Gallery101A West Argonne in Kirkwood
Secret Stream, oil, 12x9 by Janet Fons

Upcoming Reception at Art St. Louis XXXI The Exhibition

I am so excited to be juried into this exhibition! Only 40 artists were juried into this show. I hope you can attend the opening reception.
To see the painting that is in the exhibition:

Art St. Louis XXXI, The Exhibition • November 7 - December 23, 2015 FREE reception, Juror's Gallery Talk & Awards: Saturday, November 14, 6-8:30 p.m. 
Art Saint Louis presents Art St. Louis XXXI, The Exhibition, our 31st annual all media, all themes, all styles, all techniques juried exhibit, appearing in the Art Saint Louis Gallery at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, MO. The exhibition is presented November 7 through December 23, 2015, with a FREE reception, Juror's Gallery Talk & Awards on Saturday, November 14, 2015, 6-8:30 p.m., with Juror Porter Arneill.

For this year's exhibit, 603 artworks were submitted by 144 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by exhibition Juror Porter Arneill, from which he selected 51 artworks in a variety of media by 40 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final show. 

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