Janet Jones

The "Wish You Were Here" series grew out of the artist's series, “Ways of Remembering” in which she layered old photographs and tintypes in various combinations, to create a visual essay on the ways in which memories and stories alter over time, and conflicting realities coexist. The series was personal, in that the photos she used were from her mother’s family, but the condition is universal.

“Wish You Were Here” allowed Jones' cast of characters to indulge in a bit of time travel, and encounter the fashions and mores of an earlier time. Some pieces took the form of 3D postcards, with faux postage stamps made from family portraits or tiny engravings, and these gave the series its name.

Most of the text and engravings are from a bound volume of “Frank Leslie’s Sunday Magazine”, published in the mid-1800’s, in which inspirational articles and poems with moral lessons are interspersed with illustrated articles on exotic places and the reports of missionaries.

Janet  Jones

Janet Jones

Janet Jones Resumé


B.A., California College of Arts and Crafts

Selected Exhibitions

The Altered Book, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA 2012
Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibit, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA 2012
Left to Chance: The Accidental Book Art, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA 2012
Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance. SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA 94131 2011
Invitational Book Arts Exhibit, Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2012
The Altered Book, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, 2011
The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA, 2011
The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA 2010
Paper View: Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2010
Altogether: Collage/Assemblage, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA 2009
Bay Printmakers Invitational Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, 2008
Your Documents Please, exhibit touring Yokohama, Budapest, Bratislava, Berlin and Guadalahara, 2007-2010
Mixed Company: Assemblages and Collages, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, 2006
Recent Work, Isda Showroom, San Francisco, CA, 2006. Solo Exhibition
8th Annual International Collage Exhibition and Exchange, Plymouth, New Zealand, 2006
Human Artefakts: International Exhibition of Collage and Assemblage, Art Works Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2006
California Society of Printmakers Annual Exhibition, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, 2006
Elements: An Invitational Exhibition of Assemblage/Collage Work, Rocky Mount, NC, 2006
More Than Expected, California Society of Printmakers, Oakland, CA, 2005
Sum of the Parts: Collage and Assemblage, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC, 2005.Invitational
Ex Libris, Encaustic Book Assemblages, Paul Sunderholm Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2005
85th Anniversary Exhibition, California Society of Printmakers, San Francisco, CA,1998
Institut Franco-Americain, Rennes, France' 1997. Juried Exhibition
Bedford Gallery All Media Juried Exhibition, Walnut Creek, CA, 1997
California Small Works Exhibition, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa, CA,1996. Juror's Award
Thomas Reynolds Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1995. Solo Exhibition
8th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, 1992
Current Trends in Printmaking, Artworks Gallery, Fair Oaks, CA,1992
Selected Works, Memorial Union Art Gallery, Univ. of California, Davis, CA, 1991
Contemporary Print Invitational, Turner Print Gallery, Chico State University, Chico, CA, 1991
California Society of Printmakers Exchange Exhibition, Odense, Denmark, 1991
US/UK Print Connection, London, England; British Isles tour, 1991
California College of Arts and Crafts Alumni Print Exhibition, Invitational, Oakland, CA, 1988
World Trade Center, San Francisco, CA, 1984

Selected Corporate Collections
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
Equitable Life Insurance, San Francisco, CA
Hayward Savings & Loan, Hayward, CA
Hyatt Corporation, Atlanta GA
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA
Marshall Field, Chicago, IL
Nordstrom, Seattle, WA and Corte Madera, CA
Pacific Bell, San Francisco, CA
Transamerica Insurance, Sacramento, CA
Visa Corporation, Hillsborough, CA
Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, CA

California Society of Printmakers
Fort Mason Printmakers
Bay Printmakers

Masters: Collage, Lark Publishing 2010. One of 40 international artists represented

Editor, The California Printmaker, 1987-1990
Represented in the Achenbach Collection, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco,CA

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