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Janet Hammond

The Strumstick- 30 x 30 oil on canvas

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"My paintings are about my life experience -everyday surroundings, people in my life, places I have been, things I have seen. They begin with an emotional reaction to the subject, usually brought on by some abstract quality such as shape, line, color or negative shapes. Light usually comes into play. I am fascinated by the way light shapes form, the patterns of shadows and those neutral tones within the shadows. I work from life, sketches and notes, photos, memory, imagination or a combination of all of these things. I try to stay true to my initial reaction to the subject, and the painting tells me when it is finished." --J. Hammond 2005

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EDUCATION

  • Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Springs, Md. Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • Somerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, DE
  • Saratoga Golf & Polo Club, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Maryland Fine Arts, Monkton, MD
  • Burke Herbert Bank, Alexandria, VA
  • Cherokee Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • Godwin Building, Northern Va.
  • Community College Belle Cose Gallery, Alexandria, VA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • Somerville Manning Gallery, Wilmington, DE 1985-1996
  • Sales and Rental Gallery, Delaware Art Museum, '94-95
  • US Artists '93, '94 & '95, Philadelphia, PA
  • In Pursuit of Sport, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA
  • Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY
  • Criswick Associates, Saratoga Springs, NY and NYC
  • Beresford Galleries, W. Palm Beach, FL and Potomac, MD
  • Gallery at Berwyn, Berwyn, PA
  • Loyola Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • HEW Building, Washington, D.C.
  • Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
  • Lynden Gallery, Elizabethtown, PA

  • JURIED EXHIBITIONS
  • National Arts Club, Annual Exhibitions, 1993, 1997
  • 57th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, 1997
  • 10th Biennial National Print Show, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, 1996
  • Annual Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Watercolor Club American College, 1994

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Portrait Demonstration and Lecture, Delaware Art Museum
  • Lecture on Portraiture, Brandywine River Museum (Sponsored by DuPont Co. for LPGA program)
  • Demonstrations and Lectures, Studio Group, Howard Pyle Studios, Wilmington, DE
  • Juror for Studio Group, Howard Pyle Studios, Wilmington, DE, 1994
  • Juror for League of American Pen Women Delaware State Biennial Exhibition, Clayton Hall, University of Delaware, 1997
  • Faculty of Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA 2001-Present
  • Member of National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • Artist of the Month, THE HUNT Magazine, Oct. 1997
  • Profiled in THE HUNT Magazine, Feb. 2000
  • Profiled in CHESTER COUNTY TOWN & COUNTRY LIVING Magazine, Fall 2001
  • Profiled in Book, "Speaking for Themselves, The Artists of Southeastern Pennsylvania" 2003 Poster for Winterthur Museum and Gardens Point-to-Point

COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS
  • MBNA America Bank NA, Wilmington, DE
  • Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Wilmington, DE
  • Somat Corporation, Lancaster, PA
  • Palace Packaging Corporation, Downingtown, PA
  • Criswick Associates, NYC, NY
  • Cavendish Investment Corporation, Toronto, Canada
  • Harlequin Ranches, Calgary, Canada
  • L'Apogee Restaurant, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Buckingham Farms, Chestertown, MD
  • Lok-Box, Inc., York, PA
  • Lenfest Communications, Inc., West Chester, PA
  • AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE
  • Janet Hammond's paintings are in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.