Branham, Jan

Community: Bainbridge Island
Phone: 206-842-3956
Email: janbranham@gmail.com
Website: janbranham.net
Media: collage, lino cut, monotype print making

Past exhibits and events with Northwind

2017 Showcase artist (click to see all 2017 artists) | 2016 Expressions Northwest

Artist Statement

Presently I am involved in creating a body of work that I call "ANSISTERS". My work incorporates collage and print making such as etching, linocut, woodblock, collagraph, as well as a mixing of media to satisfy my image creation curiosity.

The subject matter of my art is inspired by small snapshots that were taken in the 1920's, 30's, 40's, and 50's. Most of the photos were taken with a Kodak Brownie camera and are of relatives and close friends of my family. I have chosen interesting individuals from these small snapshots, drawn them in a much larger format and then have created my own printed and collaged images that, I hope, have developed a new life of their own on paper.

Biography

During the last ten years, after retiring from a 35-year career as a public high school art teacher, I have become a full-time printmaker Not “feed my family printmaking”, but very satisfying and artistically nourishing printmaking, none the less.

I am very fortunate to print with several groups of printmakers here on Bainbridge Island. These groups are comprised of very talented and generous artists whom I merit for rekindling my printmaking curiosity. I am an active member of Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, BARN, primarily in the Print Studio.

I feel that I am a positive and energetic person. I work well in group collaboration and am open to new ideas and concepts. I strive to keep abreast of my craft by taking many print workshops and attending national conferences and symposiums. I am a member of the Southern Graphics Print Council, The American Craft Council and Seattle Print Arts.

Recent awards and recognitions of which I am proud-

2013 Best of Show Award and Live Auction, Pratt Annual Art Auction, Seattle
2014 Jack Richeson Award, Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Juried Show, Seattle
2014 Print Facets Group Juried Show, Curator Gallery, New York City
2014 Special Award and People’s Choice Award, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend
2015 Face it, Juried Show, On Site Gallery, Brooklyn
2015 The Printmakers Hand, juried show, Merit Award, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend
2016 Juried Show BARN Artists, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island
2017(upcoming in Spring)) Solo show at Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island

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