Jane Ann Kantor   Charlotte,Vermont   b. 1967

I am a self-taught mixed media artist living and painting in Charlotte, Vermont.  Born and raised in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, I spent countless hours outdoors exploring the vast farmland I called home. My creative spirit was influenced during my youth by my parents, both medical professionals, patrons of the arts and artists themselves. I am forever grateful to them and their encouragement.

 My work is purely cathartic, intuitive and unconsciously guides me to make sense of my life experience and the world around me. I can be found working on several pieces at a time with different mediums and enjoy exploring how the materials I use communicate with one another. My creative process is ideally a daily practice and meditation.

I have had the privilege of practicing as a registered nurse for almost three decades and have witnessed the many facets of the human experience allowing me to forever explore the constant tension between life and death and the concept of impermanence in all of my work. 

 When not making art I can be found spending time with my family, staying active by hiking, practicing yoga, skiing, fly fishing and taking naps.   

"Art is not always about pretty things. It's about who we are, what happened to us and how our lives are affected" -Elizabeth Broun

 

Education:

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 1990 Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Awards:

CONNECTIONS: Juried Exhibition to support the Travis Roy Foundation - 3rd Place Winner - Edgewater Gallery, Stowe, Vermont Jurors: Sophie Brechu-West - Director and Founder of 571 Projects, Dana Heffern - Artist and Curator at Champlain College Art Gallery, and Travis Roy 2018

SEABA South End Art Hop Juried Show-  3rd Place Winner- Juror: Pavel Zoubok, Pavel Zoubok Gallery.  New York, NY 2013

Publications:

Vermont Art Guide Issue #4 'Raw Painting: How Hard Work, Experimentation and Grief Led Jane Ann Kantor to Become An Artist'  Author - Ric Kasini Kadour

 

Selected Group and Solo shows:

2018

Frog Hollow ‘Passage’ small works Juried group show - Burlington, Vt

SEABA South End Art Hop Juried Show - Juror: Kathleen Vance, Director of the Front Room Gallery, New York, NY

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery 10th Annual Art Hop Show - Burlington, Vt Group Show

Rustic Roots - Shelburne, Vt Solo Show

Preservation Burlington Home Tour:  Liberty House cupola unit - Burlington, Vt Solo Show

Rustic Roots heART Benefit Show - Shelburne, Vt Group Show

Penny Cluse, 'A Show of Hands' Benefit Show - Burlington, Vt Group Show

Yoga Roots - Shelburne, Vt. Solo Show

VCTF and Slate Present Art of Giving 20 X 20 - Burlington, Vt Group Show

2017

Art's Alive Festival of Fine Art Juried Show - Burlington, Vt Group Show

2016

Art's Alive Festival of Fine Art Juried Show - Burlington, Vt. Group Show

Art + Soul Juried Benefit - Burlington, Vt.  Group Show

SEABA Member's Show - SEABA Gallery - Burlington, Vt. Group Show

SEABA South End Art Hop Juried Show -  September 2016 - Juror: Joe Amrhein, Brooklyn, NY

The Black Horse Gallery - Burlington, Vt.  Solo Show - September 2016

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery - Shelburne, Vt.  'Future Wave'  Group Show September 2016

2015

Dealer.com - Burlington, Vt.  Solo Show

Art + Soul Juried Benefit - Burlington, Vt.  Group Show

Art of Giving Benefit - Burlington, Vt.  Group Show

South End Art Hop - Dostie Bros Frame Shop - Burlington, Vt.  Solo Show

Burlington City Arts - Maltex Building - Burlington, Vt.  Group Show

2014 

SEABA Members Group Show - Innovation Center, Burlington, Vt.

Art + Soul Juried Benefit - Burlington, Vt.  Group Show

SEABA South End Art Hop Juried Show.  Juror: Joy Glidden, Brooklyn, NY

Art of Giving Benefit - Burlington, Vt.  Group show

Dostie Bros Frame Shop - Burlington, Vt.  Solo Show

Axel's Gallery and Frame Shop - Waterbury, Vt.  Holiday Group Show

Fiddlehead Brewery - Shelburne Vt. Solo Show

Burlington City Arts- University of Vermont Medical Center - Burlington, Vt. Group Show

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery 'American Plaid' Exploration in Color - Burlington, Vt.  Group Show

2013

Daily Planet - Burlington, Vt. Solo show

Christine Burdick Design Offices - Burlington, Vt.  Solo Show

Art's Alive Festival of Fine Art Juried Group show - Burlington, Vt.

RL Photo Studio Mega Creative Competition Group show - Burlington, Vt.

Art + Soul Juried Benefit - Burlington, Vt.  Group show  

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery Art Hop Group Show - Burlington, Vt.

SEABA South End Art Hop Juried Show-  3rd Place Winner- Juror: Pavel Zoubok, Pavel Zoubok Gallery.  New York, NY

SEABA Winner's Circle Exhibit - Burlington, Vt. Group Show  

Dostie Bros Frame Shop - Burlington, Vt.  Solo Show

Gallery Wright - Wilmington, Vt. Group Show

Chaffee Art Center- Chaffee Invitational New Juried Artists Show - Rutland Vt.

Art of Winter Exhibition presented by Kasini House - Burlington, Vt.  Group Show

2012

SEABA South End Art Hop - Burlington, Vt. Group Show

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery "20 Mediums" - Burlington, Vt. Group Show

Fiddlehead Brewery - Shelburne, Vt. Solo Show

2011

Red Square - Burlington, Vt.  Solo Show

SEABA South End Art Hop - Burlington, Vt.  Group show

2010

SEABA South End Art Hop - Burlington, Vt.  Group show

August First Bakery - Burlington, Vt.  Solo show