I live in Alameda, CA and am an artist in residence at Blank Page Studio in Oakland, CA. My work has been shown at Jingletown Art Studios, Arts Benicia, Richmond Art Center, Savanh Restaurant, STIX Eatery, Graton Gallery, Frank Bette Center, Creative Framing,  Marin Museum of Modern Art, Sebastapol Art Center, and at fundraising events for the Alameda County Community Food Bank, Arts Benicia, Urban Montessori, Bay Area Wilderness Training, and Diablo Ballet. I am an active member of the Oakland Art Association, and Lamorinda Arts Alliance.

I have always loved looking at art; each piece is a conversation and an adventure.  Several years ago, I started creating my own art.  Since I am self-taught, each piece is an exploration.  While I work in many mediums (watercolor, pen and ink, fiber, printmaking, and collage) I find the greatest satisfaction in experimenting with acrylics.  Recently, I've been studying the art of making and altering books.

Shows and Exhibitions

Juror, Lamorinda Arts Council 15th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition

“Gems IV”, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

“Littles”, Creative Framing, Oakland, CA

Alameda County Law Library, Oakland, CA

Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Oakland, CA

“Anything Goes”, Graton Gallery, Graton, CA

“The Villas”, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA

“Abstracts”, Oakland Law Library, Oakland, CA

“heARTS of Oakland” FLAX, Oakland, CA

Rockridge Library, Oakland, CA

“Three Genres” Alameda County Law Library, Oakland, CA

“Art to Soothe the Soul”, Lamorinda Arts Alliance, Piedmont Community Center, Piedmont, CA

“Altered Books”, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

“Exhibition 60+”, Sebastapol Art Center, Sebastapol, CA

“Small Works 2017”, Graton Gallery, Graton, CA

“Reflections and Shadows”, Sebastapol Art Center, Sebastapol, CA

Jan Stamos ©2016

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