Upcoming Show at Third Degree Glass by Art Group 360

Opening on August 19th from 6 to 10 pm at Third Degree Glass, Art Group 360 will present Multiple Choice.

The members of Art Group 360 are John Dean, Marie Donato, Janet Fons, Steve Morris, Lisa Ober and Linda Smith.

We explore the world around us from diverse points of view, through different mediums and in uniquely personal styles.  

This exhibition features work done by each of the members in a square format no larger than 12” by 12”.

Third Degree Glass
5200 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

American Art Collector reprint

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 the reference 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).

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