Janet Wickham

Janet Wickham

Website: http://www.wickhamart.com

   Saint Charles, IL, 60175

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:  “My paintings are an exploration of visual communication through the use of minimal subject matter to address complex emotions and ideas.  Experimentation in a variety of mediums and techniques keeps my work fresh and makes the creative process challenging and exciting.  My most recent passion is alcohol inks.  The fluid nature of the medium directs the abstract process while the artist maintains control of all the elements and principals of composition and design.”

MEDIUMS:  Full body of work in all media – Alcohol Ink (current), Acrylic, Oil Stick, Ink Drawings, Oil Pastel and Dimensional Mixed Media paintings 

EDUCATION and ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT:

Bachelors – (Art/ Music/ Philosophy Interdisciplinary) – Univ of West Florida, Pensacola
Independent Study (drawing, design and painting) – Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
Advanced Training (ceramics and painting) – Fine Line Arts Center, St. Charles, IL

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Teacher (Certified Substitute) – High School Level Art, St. Charles, IL (1996-2004)
Director (Applications & Registration)- St. Charles Fine Art Show, St. Ch, IL (2002-07)
Juror & Jury Coordinator – St. Charles Fine Art Show, St. Charles, IL (2003-07)
Curator/Organizer – Yellow House Artists, Inaugural Event (2007)
Judge – District Competition, Naperville, IL, (2008)
Exhibit Consultant & Graphic Designer – Town Center Art Gallery, Batavia, IL (2010-12)
Instructor (Demo and Workshop) – Wayne Art League, Wayne, IL (2014)

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

Presence Provena Medical Center Foundation, Aurora, IL
Stussi, Inc., Geneva

POINTS OF INTEREST:  Janet’s paintings have been featured in these television series

The Beast      2009 (on A&E)
The Boss       2012 (on STARZ)
Chicago Fire   2013 (on NBC)

AWARDS:

Best of Show        2006      Colorful Expressions, Fine Line Art Center
Best of Show        2007      Public Art Competition, Naperville Art League
First Place         2008      Public Art Competition, Naperville Art League
Award of Merit      2011      Member Show, Naperville Art League
Honorable Mention   2016      Attention to Detail, Bloomingdale Museum

JURIED SHOWS:

(2007-08-09)  Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles IL,”Vicinity”
(2008-09-10)  St. Charles Fine Art Show, St. Charles IL
(2009-10-11-12)  Geneva Arts Fair, Geneva IL
(2008)  Wheaton Fine Art Fair, Wheaton IL
(2009)  Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville IL
(2010)  Cantigny Art Fair, Wheaton IL (Amdur Productions)
(2011)  Cantigny Art Fair, Wheaton IL (EM Productions)
(2010)  St. Charles Country Club, St. Charles IL, “ARTtitude”
(2012)  St. Charles Arts Council, St. Charles IL, “NeXt Gallery”
(2012)  (sub)URBAN ART WALK, Naperville, IL
(2013)  Water Street Studios, Batavia IL, “Winter Show”
(2014)  Aurora Public Art Commission, Aurora, IL, “Women”
(2016)  Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, IL “Attention to Detail”

SOLO and INVITATIONAL EXHIBITS: 

(2004) St. Charles Public Library, St. Charles, IL
(2009) Elgin Art Showcase, Elgin IL, “Art on the Eight”, an Artists’ Salon
(2011) Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles IL, “Art 2011”
(2011) St Charles Arts Council, St. Charles IL, “Art at Home”
(2012) Downtown St. Charles Partnership, St. Charles IL, “Art Around the Corner”
(2014) Gallery of Nature, Wasco, IL
(2014) If These Walls Could Talk, Aurora, IL
(2016) Healing Gallery, Presence Provena St Joseph Hospital, Elgin, IL