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I’ve been working within the realm of abstract expressionism since 2010. I work in acrylics because I work fast

and they let me. Visual space intrigues me and I’m always looking for ways to create it using color, line, and

textures. Meaghen Jackson, teacher and mentor at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, has had a great

influence on the direction of my art. I’ve learned to push and pull with colors, how to let a drip become the

essence of a painting, how an energetic scribble through the paint can create a line of intensity.  I always love to

hear what viewers see in the pieces because it always broadens my view of the work!



Featured artist in Acrylic Artist magazine, Summer issue, 2016

2016   Solo show at Livonia City Hall

2016   Third place award in Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors juried show at the Padjewski


2016   Selected to be included in Art Exhibeo’s first publication:  Jan Brown:  A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery

2015   Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Jan Brown will have a month solo

art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” archive.

2015   Selected to be included in Sachet Mixte Women Arts Journal No. 7, October.

2015   Solo show “Outside the Lines” at Lawrence Street Gallery in March.

2014   Best of Show in Canton Fine Arts Annual Exhibition

2014  “West of Center” juried show at Northville Art House, two pieces

2014   U of M Dearborn juried show, two pieces accepted

2014   Solo show “Altered Perceptions” at Northville Art House

2014   Plymouth “Out of the Blue” show, two pieces accepted; second place for one

2014   Northville “West of Center” show, two pieces accepted

2013  Semi solo show at Canton Village Theater

2013   U of M Dearborn juried show, two pieces accepted

2013   Michigan Fine Art show at BBAC, one piece accepted

2013  Several pieces on display at Joppich’s Bay Street Gallery in Northport, MI for summer

2013   Solo Show at Gallery 822, Royal Oak, Michigan

2013  “Spatial Intensity” Solo Show at Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale in March.

2013   Scarab Club Silver juried show, one piece accepted

2012   Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Juried Show in Dearborn Dick Blick Award

2012  15th Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts Juried Show in Livonia; one piece accepted

2012   Village Theater Gallery Juried Show Honorable mention

2012   All Media Art Competition Artist’s Network “Dentist’s Dream” Honorable Mention for Mixed Media and

Collage Same art work used for Northville juried show   postcard

2012    U of M Dearborn Juried Show One piece accepted

2012    Body Eclectic Juried Show, Lawrence Street Gallery Honorable mention

2012    Semi Solo Show at Novi Civic Center

2011    Michigan Watercolor Juried show One piece accepted

2011    Michigan Fine Arts Juried show two pieces accepted

2011    Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, juried student show One piece accepted

2011    Body Eclectic Show at the Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale Two pieces accepted, one Honorable Mention

2011   Member at the Lawrence Street Gallery Cooperative in Ferndale

2010   MAE/MAEA Show two pieces accepted, one Honorable Mention

2010   Think Small, juried art show at Lawrence Street Gallery

2009   MAE/MAEA Show Two pieces accepted, one Honorable Mention

1973   BFA from Michigan State University


2010-16         Classes at Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Association

2014               Retired after 35 years of teaching

1995               MA Eastern University

1980-1992     Various art classes at EMU

1974-1982    Taught elementary art in the Wayne-Westland School District

1983-2010    Taught 3rd-6th grades in the Wayne-Westland School District Though I was not in art during this

time, I always felt like an “artist” in the way I designed my classroom to connect all the subjects into a year’s


1991              Teacher of the Year in the Wayne Westland School district

1973              BFA Michigan State University, printmaking emphasis