August, 26, 2010, Syracuse, New York - Internationally recognized artist Jan-Marie Spanard '83 will have 3 of her 10 Adirondack Calendar Paintings featured in an art salon September 24-26, 2010, as part of the Conference "Alchemy Throughout the Ages: Enlightenment Through Experience" in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Three of the ten Adirondack Calendar Paintings , which are earthscapes painted in acrylic and mica on canvas by internationally recognized artist Jan-Marie Spanard, will be included in an art salon September 24-26, 2010, as part of the Conference: "Alchemy Throughout the Ages: Enlightenment Through Experience" in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The salon, a digital "Esoteric Mysteries Salon" filled with artist's work from around the world, focuses on the concept of "Enlightenment Through Experience". People of like consciousness, members and associates from across the U.S. and internationally will gather for three full days of lectures, presentations, workshops and events focused on alchemy. The conference and salon are open to the public. Contact [email protected] for further information or questions.
Three of the ten Adirondack Calendar Paintings , which are earthscapes painted in acrylic and mica on canvas by internationally recognized artist Jan-Marie Spanard, will be included in an art salon September 24-26, 2010, as part of the Conference: "Alchemy Throughout the Ages: Enlightenment Through Experience" in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The salon, a digital "Esoteric Mysteries Salon" filled with artist's work from around the world, focuses on the concept of "Enlightenment Through Experience".
People of like consciousness, members and associates from across the U.S. and internationally will gather for three full days of lectures, presentations, workshops and events focused on alchemy. The conference and salon are open to the public.
Contact [email protected] for further information or questions.
Prints on Demand Now Available
- August 1, 2010. Bespoke "Prints on Demand" of the individual Adirondack Calendar Seriespaintings are now available via the JanMarieSpanard.com website. This means that you can now own one or more of the Adirondack Calender painting images without the investment in purchasing an original painting.
Spanard Paintings on Exhibit in New Hampshire
- September 17 to November 5, 2010, "A Personal Landscape". Two of the ten Adirondack Calendar acrylic and mica on canvas paintings by artist Jan-Marie Spanard, WaterSky and SoftWind, will be exhibited at the Soo Rye Art Gallery in Rye, New Hamsphire (on the Atlantic seacoast at the New Hampshire/Maine border) in the exhibition, "A Personal Landscape," which features photographer Gary Samson and visual artists from across the United States. Opening reception is September 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
New Painting Series Begun: Adirondack Erratics
- 21 June 2009 - A new series of abstract trompe l'oeil paintings, Adirondack Erratics, is now in process. Envisioned as a series of 10 acrylic and mica paintings that explore the character and existence of the large foreign boulders of rock called 'erratics' that were carried on glaciers during the last ice age into the Adirondack Mountains and then left behind as the ice retreated. Often solitary, but sometimes clustered unintentional travelers, erratics have become permanent immigrants to these mountains and lakes, left without transportation back home.
Spanard Paintings on Exhibit in Blue Mountain Lake, NY
- 11 September to 31 October 2009 "Four Natural States" - The newest Spanard painting, The Cake is a Lie, first in a new series of paintings Adirondack Erratics, and three of the ten Adirondack Calendars acrylic and mica on canvas paintings by artist Jan-Marie Spanard will be exhibited at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, in the exhibition, "Four Natural States." Four internationally acclaimed artists - Ignacio Gonzalez, Joan Riccardi, Jan-Marie Spanard and Anne Vaccaro - exhibit their work; four artists, four different perspectives, one integrated exhibit.
- 6 May to 12 June 2008 "Adirondack Lakes Artists" - The paintings "Forest Alchemy" (2006) and "CedarMoss" (2007) have been included in the 2008 group exhibition at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, May 6 - June 18, 2008. -
Spanard Paintings on Exhibit at Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY
- 17 June to 28 July 2008 "RIVER" - The first of the ten Adirondack Calendar Series paintings, "WaterSky" (2001), will be included in the exhibition "River" at the Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY from June 17 - July 28, 2008 The opening reception will take place on Friday July 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition information: albanycentergallery.org/news/2008/05/28/river/
New photographs of Adirondack Calendar Series Paintings
- 21 February 2008 - The final five paintings of the Adirondack Calendar Series have now been posted on Jan-Marie Spanard's studio website: SpanardArt.artspan.com.
Adirondack Calendar Series, a sequence of ten abstract trompe l'oeil paintings communicating the experience of a range of moments throughout the calendar year in the Adirondack Mountains, was begun by Jan-Marie Spanard in 2001 and is scheduled for completion in 2008. Nine of the ten paintings are now finished. These include, "WaterSky" (2001), "Summit" (2002), "SoftWind" (2003), "Solstice" (2003), "Finale" (2004), "WindIce" (2004), "SpringSnow" (2005), "Forest Alchemy" (2006), and "CedarMoss" (2007).
The final painting, "SeekingSky," is currently still 'maturing' and not yet ready to be released without modifications and further additions. The work-in-progress is posted in its current state on the website with the other nine completed paintings.
Several of the the Adirondack Calendar Series paintings have been exhibited in galleries in New York and New England. An exhibition of all 10 finished Adirondack Calendar Series paintings is planned for 2009.
The paintings were photographed by Michael Fredericks, of Ghent, New York.
First American Winner at International Trompe L'Oeil Festival in Italy
— May 2005 — For the first time, an American has won an award at the International Trompe L'Oeil Festival and painting competition in Milan, Italy www.trompeloeilfestival.com.
Jan-Marie Spanard, principal artist of AlbanyMural, an Albany, New York-based group of artists who produce large scale public artworks, placed second in the May 2005 painting competition.
Sixty-seven trompe l'oeil artists from Europe, America and Mexico participated in this year’s competition. Each artist was given an identical canvas, a common theme (“Water: the deception of transparency”) and three timed sessions on May 20, 12, and 22 to create their painting from start to finish. All work was conducted as part of an annual public festival which includes musical performances, children’s art workshops, and tours of local architectural gems in the Piazza della Vittoria, of Lodi, Italy, a 12th century town just outside of Milan. Spanard’s painting, Water, depicts a photo realistic white porcelain sink, set into a marble countertop, the tap open with water running onto a book lying in the sink. http://www.trompeloeilfestival.com/CONCORSO2005/II%20premio%20Spanard.htm
The paintings were judged by a panel of five jurors including internationally recognized New York City muralist Richard Haas http://www.richardhaas.com/introfra.html who introduced the idea of visually transforming the facades of American buildings with architectural murals and went on to create works in many other
countries as well. Another jurist, Angelo Lodi, is chief scenographer for La Scala Theatre
Milan http://www.teatroallascala.org . Past Festival judges have included Graham Rust of England, and Yannick Geugan of France, both of whom are well-known and highly skilled in trompe l'oeil painting techniques.
Americans for the Arts Public Art Award
- 21 June 2004 - The Public Art Network of Americans for the Arts has announced that Jan-Marie Spanard's 30-painting work in Albany, New York, Hudson River Way LampPost Paintings, has been awarded a YEAR IN REVIEW award for 2004.
YEAR IN REVIEW recipients are judged to have produced the most successful, innovative, and exciting public art projects nationwide. YEAR IN REVIEW has four components: a conference presentation in Washington, DC, July 2004, an online archive of the selected projects, the Year In Review Slide Set, and the Year In Review CD-ROM.
- 15 August to 14 September 2009 "NATURE" - Three of the ten Adirondack Calendar Series Paintings by artist Jan-Marie Spanard will be exhibited at the Caladan Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the exhibition, "NATURE."
The paintings are: SoftWind, Solstice, and CedarMoss. NATURE is an on-line internet exhibition that will be posted from August 15 - September 14, 2009. After that, the exhibition will be available for viewing as an archive for a number of months. Caladan Gallery - Home
Two of the ten Adirondack Calendar Series Paintings by artist Jan-Marie Spanard are included in the juried exhibition, "A Personal Landscape," at the Soo Rye Art Gallery in Rye, New Hampshire. The paintings are: SoftWind and WaterSky. A Personal Landscape has been curated by Gary Samson, current chair of photography at the New Hamsphire Institute of Art and runs from September 17 through November 5, 2010. The opening reception will be held on September 25th, from 5 - 7:00 PM. www.soorye.com