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Janet Maines

Janet Maines

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    The sculptor makes human form - cutting, pressing, molding, smoothing - ever changing the mass of lifeless clay, evolving until physical likeness is reached. Our Creator Sculptor then breathed life into His human likeness of dust and clay - breathed spirit and soul into the very heart of His creation.

    As I consider a person's face, their identity, I see their beauty - sometimes on the outside, sometime inside - always in their spirit that emanates through the light of their eyes. Like a sculptor, I marvel at the subtle (sometimes not so subtle) differences in form and shape of a nose or chin, the texture of hair. I study the shadows that magnify this facial terrain. But I most deeply connect to the life inside. Through my drawn and painted portraits, I strive to free the fullness of life our Creator has so masterfully and gracefully placed in each of us. The glimmer in the eyes or twist to a grin is the initial breaking of the spirit into the freedom that brings life to its fullest.
  • Resume

    Janet Maines

    Education ]-
    Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1977-1984.
    Associate of General Studies Degree, December, 1981.
    Bachelor of Arts Degree, May, 1984 (Concentration in Fine Arts).
    GPA: 3.647

    Work Experience ]-
    August, 2019 - Present. Drawing and Portrait Instruction.
    November, 2014 - Present. Commissioned Portraiture.
    Includes: Client Relationship, Photo Session, Assistance in Framing, Delivery of Finished Piece.
    Mediums: Graphite, Conté, Charcoal, Pastel.
    June, 1989 - Present. In House Graphics. Graphic Design and Marketing. Owner.
    Includes: Client Relationship, Print and Web Design, Television Production, Media Placement.
    Proficient In: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver.
    Experienced In: Microsoft Office, Windows Live Movie Maker, WordPress.
    (Earlier Work History Available Upon Request.)

    Accomplishments ]-
    Red River Brewing Gallery. Solo Exhibition - November, 2019.
    Rhino Coffee. Solo Exhibition - September, 2019.
    Norsworthy Gallery. Solo Exhibition - August, 2019.
    Home of Ryan and Sarah Breedlove. Private Reception - June, 2019.
    Art of the Dog. Marlene Yu Museum. Winner Best in Sheaux - March, 2019.
    Critical Mass 7. Competing Artist - March, 2019 - May, 2019.
    Hayter Reynolds Law Offices. Solo Exhibition - August, 2018.
    Shreveport Art Club. Guest Speaker/Lecturer - March, 2018.
    Critical Mass 6. Competing Artist - March, 2018 - May, 2018.
    American Art Collector Magazine. Featured as Portrait Artist Roster - August, 2017.
    Shreveport Downtown Development Authority. Artwalk Featured Artist - August & September, 2017.
    Magale Library at Centenary College. Featured Artist. Multiple Perspectives Art Show - September, 2017.
    Coates Bluff. Canvases Cocktails and Confections Art Show - July, 2017.
    Portrait Society of America. Member - August, 2016-Present.
    Portrait Society of America. Cecilia Beaux Forum Member - August, 2016-Present.
    Home of Dr. Paul and Sarah Price. Private Art Reception - May, 2017.
    Woman’s Department Club. Solo Art Show - April - May, 2017.
    The Artist Collective. Featured Artist. Opening Gala and Show - March, 2016.
    The South Gallery. Featured Artist. Spring Show - March, 2016.
    Multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze ADDY Awards on Local and District Level.
    American Advertising Federation Shreveport-Bossier. President - 2008-2009.
    American Advertising Federation District 10. Louisiana State Representative - 2009-2012.

    Client History ]-
    Graphic Design History Includes but not Limited to: American Airlines, 1-800-Flowers, Hyatt, Mrs. Fields, LSU Health Sciences Center, Twelve Oaks Community, Monjunis Italian Restaurant, Superior Grill, On Hold Company, Heart of Hope Cancer Foundation, Several Film Production Companies.

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