Jan Blencowe

Biography

Landscape painter, Jan Blencowe, BFA Caldwell College, elected member Salmagundi Club, and Connecticut Women Artists, member Guild of Boston Artists, and Connecticut Plein Air Painters, exhibits her work in New York, Boston and Connecticut. Inspired by the landscape of New England she paints both outdoors and in the studio. She is dedicated to capturing and preserving the beauty of coastal waterways and inland farms and fields. Her work has recently be accepted into The Academic Artists Association Annual National Exhibit, The New Britain Museum of American Art Show, the Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Show, The International Society of Acrylic Painters Show, and the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic Show in New York City, and the American Artists Professional League 84th Grand National Exhibition. Blencowe's Clinton, Connecticut home and studio are nestled on a parcel of land which is home to a beaver pond and a diverse community of wildlife which delights and inspires her.

 

Artists Statement

A deep connection to nature is the driving force in my work. An urgent impulse to interact and connect with the natural world keeps me outdoors walking, observing and recording in field books and nature journals. It is in nature that I find my authentic self and connect to the spiritual forces of love and creativity that are at the center of all things. Trees, birds, marshes, stars, wildflowers, insects and creatures of all kinds and sizes speak their own language to me. Changing seasons, tall grasses, gentle winds, changing tides, and  the textures, smells, and colors of nature are all carefully woven into each of my creations. Whether I'm creating a painting , a spirit doll sculpture, rendering a drawing or simply working in my sketchbook it is my time spent in nature that is at the core of the work and gives it soul. 

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Professional Memberships and Associations

Elected Membership:

Landscape Artists International

Salmagundi Club NYC

Connecticut Women Artists

Associate Memberships:

The Guild of Boston Artists

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society

International Society of Acrylic Painters

National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

Audubon Artists Society

Allied Artists of America

Connecticut Plein Air Painters

 

Recent Awards, Accomplishments & Shows

2013

  • Salon Show Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CT

  • Invitational Show Art Essex Gallery, Essex, CT

  • Noble Nocturne Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, NYC

  • The Historic Black and White Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2012

  • Winter & The Holidays Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

  • 104th Annual Thumb Box Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

  • New Wave Art Award, Salmagundi Club New York, Plein Air Exhibition

  • Salmagundi Club, NYC Annual Member's Exhibition

  • Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Show

  • Guild of Boston Artists Regional Painting Competition

  • New Britain Museum of American Art Juried Show

  • 84th American Artist Professional League Grand National Exhibit

  • Connecticut Plein Air Painters Members Show, Hartford Fine Art

  • Drawings Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, NYC

  • North Light Publisher's Strokes of Genius competition winner

  • 68th Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum

  • Guest Artist, Maple & Main Gallery, Chester, CT, Autumn Show

  • Connecticut Women Artists Juried Members Exhibit, Galore Gallery, Middletown, CT

  • Guest artist, Maple and Main Gallery, Chester, CT, Summer Show

  • Twitter Art Exhibit, Moss Norway

  • National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic Exhibition, NYC

  • International Society of Acrylic Painters Online Exhibition, Honorable Mention

  • Connecticut Plein Air Painters Spring Exhibit, Lyme Art Association

  • Third Annual Sylvia Maria Glesmann Floral Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, NYC Winner 2nd SCNY Prize

  • The Black & White Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, NYC

  • 62nd Annual National Exhibition Academic Artists Association, Springfield MA

2011

  • Winter & The Holidays Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC

  • 68th Annual CT Artists Show, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT

  • Accepted as an elected member Salmagundi Club, NY

  • New Britain Museum of American Art Juried Show

  • Guild of Boston Artists Annual Regional Painting Competition

  • Rockport Art Assoc. New England Invitational Exhibition

  • Rhyme & Season: The Poetic Landscape, exhibit, Celeste Le Witt Gallery, UCONN

  • Landscapes for the Soul, solo exhibit, Arts Center of Tolland

2010

  • Kent Art Assoc. Juried President’s Show

  • Connecticut Academy of Fine Art Juried Show

  • Connecticut Artists Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum

  • Paint America Second Mini Top 50 Finalist

  • Spring Group Show, The Gallery on Main, East Hartford, CT

2009

  • New Britain Museum of American Art Juried Show

  • Best in Show Tracy Art Center pARTners in Art Show

  • Chosen by Chroma Interactive Acrylics to be featured in their promotional materials

  • Hudson Valley Daily Painters Landscape Group Show, Rhinebeck, NY

  • Hudson River Landscapes Show, Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY

2008

  • New Britain Museum of Art Juried Show

  • Two paintings selected to hang in the US Embassy in Honduras

  • US Dept. of State Art in Embassies Program

  • Clinton Art Society 59th Summer Exhibition Jane Stannard Grannis Memorial Prize

  • Best in Show Tracy Art Center pARTners in Art Show

  • Paint America Competition Mini Top 50 Landscape finalist

  • Lyme Art Association Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition,

      Juried by David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw             

  • Connecticut Plein Air Painters Show Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm

      Juried by Gregory James Mullen, owner Gregory James Gallery

  • Gallery at 85 Main Street, For the Love of Art-group show

  • Friends & Co.- Landscapes of Peace – solo show

  2007

  • First Place Madison Art Society annual juried show

  • Gallery at 85 Main Street, A Different View- group show

  • Gallery at 85 Main Street, A Visual Edible Feast- group show

  • Gallery at 85 Main Street, Treasures Great and Small- group show

  • Scheld Farm Gallery- group show

  • Gallery at 85 Main Street A Year at Hammonasset – solo show

  • Face Arts Music Gallery Spring Fling, solo show       

2006

  • Paint America Top 100 Landscape Competition finalist

  • Hartford Fine Art, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Juried Show

  • Tracy Art Center Recent New England Works: Jan Blencowe &

  • Jay Folger

2005

  • Mystic Art Association Regional Juried Show

  • Mystic Art Association Juried Cabin Fever Show

2004

  • Connecticut Fine Artists Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum

2003

  • Honorable Mention Essex Art Association Summer Juried Show

  • Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibit, Club House Gallery, W.Hartford          

2002

  • Honorable Mention Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibit, Slater

  • Memorial Museum

Speaking Engagements

  • The Connecticut Historical Society

  • The Florence Griswold Museum

  • The Massasoit Art Guild, E. Brookfield, MA

  • The Middletown Art Guild

  • The Guilford Art League

  • The Cheshire Art League

  • The Madison Art Society

  • The East Hampton Art Society

  • The Manchester Art League

  • Maple and Main Gallery, Chester, CT

  • The Gallery in Main, East Hartford

Formal Education

BFA Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ

Selected Continuing Education

Don Demers

Charles Sovek

Marc Anthony Massaro