Jefferson Legacy, dry pastel
for the Washington Post, 1985
Life is extremely complex and mysterious to me, yet I feel a tremendous creative, sensitive poetry from it. When I produce a Portrait, it is my way of capturing, learning and understanding this poetry and my way of expressing it, hopefully to inspire another as I have been inspired.

Jeri Janis is a nationally recognized artist who paints portraits with the intent to capture the individual by gesture, expression and composition in easy and natural poses with exceptional likeness using impressionism/ expressionism and realism techniques. Her portrait work is in private and corporate collections around the world. She has numerous awards, many solo and group gallery shows, has lectured and given demonstrations.

Inspired by her mother, a fine arts major, Janis began formal training at the South Bend Art Institute (for children), '57 overseen by Indiana University, elected to the I. U. BFA program, '67-'71 was granted private studio to study with grad students and abroad studies through Temple University at Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy. Indiana University is a School for Figure Study and artists coming from this area are known for Hoosier Impressionism. Additional design/art studies: George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University.

Selected Collections  
Washington Post
Sacramento Kings
National Cable Television Association
Embassy Suites Hotel
Air Touch Cellular
Downtown Plaza
Mitre Corporation
Cable News Network
Hot & Spicy Restaurant
Credit Union National Association
The Business Review, Wash, D.C.
Department of Education, California
Square Pegs Productions, Channel 8 TV
Constable Jack's Blues Club
Retail Clerks Association
UC Davis Hospital
Country Wide Home Loans
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Sacramento Urban League
Many private collections

PIVA, Ad Club,D.C., PIMWDC (4), Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Illustrators Club, D.C. (2), Art Directors Club, D.C., Graphic Design, USA, IABC, PIA (2), D.C. National Art Fair (3), KVIE TV, (1st Places, Best of Shows, DESI, Merits)

Selected Features

PIA International (annuals), The Art Directors Club of Metro Wash. (annual), The Washington Star, Tidings, Mitre Matters, Centerspread, Cable Vision(s), IABC/Washington Update, AIGA, Sketches, Graphic Design, USA, Great Falls Gazette, Print & Graphics, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento News & Review, Sacramento Cable, Square Pegs Productions Channel 8, KCRA TV, Fox 40, CNN, Roseville Press Tribune.

Selected Memberships

New York Society of Illustrators, Portrait Society of America, Graphic Artists Guild, Illustrators Club of Wash., D.C., Art Directors Club of Washington, D.C.

Jeri Janis can be reached at
Santa Barbara, California

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