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janet A. Cook
JANET A. COOK, PSA Cook just had her first solo show at Dacia Gallery, NYC 2012. In 2007 she participated in a
four-person invitational exhibit at the Trenton City Museum, NJ and was featured on NBC's 'Dateline' program, the 'Da
Vinci Code'. Recently her work was in the New York Times and reviewed in the Times of Trenton, NJ. The Pastel
Journal, and The American Artist Magazine. Cook is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and an elected
Resident Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club, NYC.
Midsummers Night
Oil on panel, 48" x 32"
Henry's wifes
Oil on panel, 60" x 48"
Chocolate Bling
Oil on panel, 48" x 48"
Alexandra
Oil on Panel, 48" x 40"
Veil
Oil on canvas, 48" x 48"
Primavera
Oil on panel 36" x 72
Z undressing
15" x 10 "
Second Point II
Pastel on museum board, 40" x 40"
I-ran
Oil on panel, 48" x 33"
In 2011 she won Best in Pastel at the Teaching Studios Plein air competition and in 2012 she won first prize at the
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe members show. She was awarded the Gold Medal Master Circle Award at the International
Association of Pastel Societies in 2007 and has won numerous accolades and prizes in both state and national competitions
including two first prizes at the National Academy Museum, and the Silver Medal at the Allied Artists of America annual
show. Her paintings are in many collections including the permanent collection of the Trenton City Museum, NJ, The
Buckingham Hotel NYC, and numerous private and corporate collections through out the world.

Janet studied at the National Academy of Design in NYC she also teaches at the Pastel Society of America
Rolling the ball to me
Oil on panel, 48" x 48"
Brooklyn Bridge III
Oil on linen, 9" x 12"
Notre Dame
de Bonsecours
Acylic on paper, 9" x 9"
Storm heading towards Gotham
Oil on linen panel, 7" x 11"
backlit.jpg
Back I, 36" x 24", oil on board
afternoon-40x36.jpg
Kathy resting 40" x 36". oil on canvas
madamj.
Long Island City II
Oil on linen, 9" x 12"
Solo Shows  2012 - POWER AND BEAUTY Solo Exhibition Dacia Gallery, NYC New York   
Museum Shows
Invitational   2007 - 'A Twist of Fate'
Trenton City Museum, Trenton, 4 person show

Museum Shows (group)  2010,11 - Trenton City Museum, The 28th Ellarslie Open, NJ

2010,11,12 - Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, Ct Pastel Society Show

2010 - Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, CT - Connecticut Pastel Society

2009 - Hudson River Museum, NY, 400 years of Dutch settlement

2009 - Fraunces Tavern museum, NYC, 400 hundred years of Dutch Settlement, NYC

2009 - September, 5 Sept t/m 7 Feb 2010 ENTOONSTTENTOONSTELLING / 400 YEARS OF MANHATTAN, Zeeuws Maritiem Muzeeum of
Vlissingen, Netherlands

2008, 2005, 2003, 2002 National Academy Museum, NYC  

Gallery Shows
2012 - Dacia Gallery Holiday Invitational, NYC, NY
2012 - Art students league Holiday show, NYC, NY
2012 - Alex Adam gallery Print show, Harlem, NY
2012 - Broom Street Gallery Invitational, NYC, NY
2012 - Gallery 1&9, Ridgefield, NJ
2012 - WhiteBox Benifit, Honoring Ai Weiwei with the 1st Richard J. Massey Foundation/White Box Arts and Humanity Award
2012 - Farnsworth Gallery, Bordentown, NJ
2011 - Farnsworth Gallery, Bordentown, NJ
2011 - Barebrush show, Rogue Gallery, Chelsea, NYC, NY
2010 - Small works, The Great Nude Show, Governors Island, NY
2010 - Roger Smith Hotel, The Great Nude Show, NYC, NY
2010 - Artworks, Trenton NJ
2010 - Rogue Gallery, Chelsea, NYC, NY
2010 - Farnsworth Gallery, Bordentown, NJ
2009-10, Decade End Art Sale to Benefit White Box, White Box NYC
2009 - Alex Adam Gallery, Harlem, NY
2009 - Farnsworth Gallery, Bordentown, NJ
2008 - Farnsworth Gallery, Bordentown, NJ
2007 - Farnsworth Gallery, Bordentown, NJ
2006 - Farnsworth Gallery, Bordentown, NJ
2005 - Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland
2003 - 2006, Lily Pad Gallery, Watch Hill, Rhode Island
2003 - present, Salmagundi Club, NY
2003 - Buckingham Hotel, NY
2005 - Art Source Gallery, Raleigh-Durham, NC
2001 - Christine's of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1999 - 2001 Michael Thompson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 - 99, Connections Gallery, Sausalito, CA
1997 - Sweet Inspirations, San Francisco, CA
1997 - California Supreme Court, San Francisco, CA
1996 - Collectainia Gallery, NY
1996 - 1998 - Open Studio, San Francisco, CA

 
Publications
2012 - Gallery and Studio Magazine, Vol. 15 No 2 New York
Article on Catherine Lorillard Annual exhibit
CLWAC: Over a Century in the Forefront of Womans Art Advocay
by J.Sanders Eaton
2012 - American Art Collector, The Art of the Nude
2011 - American Art Collector, The Art of the Nude
December, Pastel Journal, Feature article: Professional Practices,
by Maggie Price
2011 Art Takes Miami, Artists Wanted publication
2011 October, American Art Collector: Feature article on the Nude
2011 Plein Air Magazine article by James Duncan
Teaching Studios of Art's Plein Air Competition at Sagamore Hill
2011 Oyster Bay Guardian article regarding First Prize in Pastel at 1st Annual Plein Air Competition, Koenig Center, Oyster Bay, NY
The whole newspaper can be viewed at: http://issuu.com/oysterbayguardian/docs/hobg_09-16-2011

2011 Feature article on the greatnude.tv web site about the Barebrushshow at the Rogue Gallery, Chelsea, NYC, NY.
2010 American Artist July/ August 6 page article on using Water media with Pastel
Reprinted from American Artist: Copyright © 2010 by Interweave Press, LLC. All rights reserved.
2010 New York Times, CT Calendar Section
2010 note: The same article was featured in all four newspapers
The Advocate, The News Times, Greenwich Time, Connecticut Post, CT
2010 Norwalk Citizen, CT
2010 Norwalk Plus, CT
2008 Record Journal, CT March 11, 2008
2008 Courier, June 11, CT, 2008
2007 Pastel Journal, Feature article Click here to view
As seen in the August 2007 issue The Pastel Journal
(www.pasteljournal.com)
Written by Michelle Taute www.michelletaute.com
2007 The Times, Trenton, January 19, 2007
- feature article on my Trenton City Museum Show
2006 Top 100 Pastel Artists, Pastel Journal
2005 Featured artist, Secrets To The Code
Dateline: NBC (NBC Universal, Inc), Broadcast Producer Elizabeth Cole, Presented by Stone Phillips. A special that looks at some of the religious controversies
brought up by Dan Brown in his international best-seller The DaVinci Code.
Aired April 13, 2005
2002 International Pastel Artist Magazine
2001 Connecticut Pastel Society Newsletter - featured artist
2001 Portrait Society Bulletin
2001 IAPS Convention Cover Catalogue
1997 Sacramento Bee Newspaper, CA

 
Collections
Trenton City Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
Buckingham Hotel, New York
Janet A. Cook’s paintings are held in many private and corporate collections throughout the US, Asia, Europe and Israel.

collectors names on request  
 
Teaching
2010 - Present. Pastel Society of America, National Arts Club, NY
2013 - Workshops
Click here for class information  
 
Judging and Show jurying  2011 & 2009 Salmagundi Non members show - Jury
2009 Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit - Judge
2008 Connecticut Pastel Society, 13th Annual National Exhibition "Renaissance in Pastel" - Jury  
 
Elected   Elected chair of the Salmagundi Club NYC, Nominating committee for 2011-13  
 
Education
2003-2008, National Academy of Design, NY, 4.5 yrs
Three year Certificate in painting - studying primarily with Sharon Sprung and Mary Beth Mckenzie

1999-2003, Art Students League, NY, studied with Ken McIndoe

Independent study and workshops with Bob Gerbracht, PSA, Frank Federico, PSA, Wolf Kahn NA, Peter Cox NA, Robert Cottingham NA
and Richard Pionk

San Francisco School of Art, Academy of Art College, CA

University of Miami, FL

De Montford University, Leicester, England UK,
BA Upper Class Honors in History of Art and Design   
 
Lectures and demos
2009 Florence Italy, Lecture and demo on the basics of plein air painting. Arranged by Sharon Sprung at SACI, Florence, Italy and the Art Students League
students

2009 Salmagundi Club, NYC, Artist Roundtable -- "Painting Nocturnal Cityscapes in Oil". Demonstration on how to capture color and night lights in urban
settings.

2008 Connecticut -- "Painting Nocturnal Cityscapes in Pastel". Demonstration on how to capture color and night lights in urban settings with watercolor
underpainting.


 
Elected membership and Scholarships
2011 Elected Full Member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Society
2010 Elected Artist Member of The American Artists Professional League
2009 Elected Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America
2007 Gold medal - Master IAPS Circle artist
2003 Elected Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club, New York
2002 Elected Signature member of the Connecticut Pastel Society
2002 Recipient of Pastel Society of America Scholarship
1997 Recipient of Pastel Society of America Scholarship
1996 Recipient of Pastel Society of America Scholarship

 
Exhibitions & Juried Shows

2012 • Gold Medal in Pastel, Allied Artists of America (November)  
• Honorable Mention, Salmagundi Annual Members Show  
• Certifiacte of Merit, (JoAnn Leiser Memorial Award), Thumb-box Annual Salmagundi Christmas Show  
• The American Artisits Professional League
84th Grand National Exhibition
Online show Saturday, October 6th through Sunday, December 30th, 2012  
• Audubon Artists, Inc. Online show October 8th - December 31st  
• Connecticut Pastel Society, "Renaissance in Pastel", Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT  
• Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc, National Arts Club, NYC  
• Best in show, Members' Exhibition - Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc.
Anna Hyatt Huntington Horses Head Award   
• CPS Honor Award, CPS members show, Meriden CT  
 
2011 • First Prize in Pastel Teaching Studios 1st Annual Plein Air Competition, Koenig Center, Oyster Bay, NY   
• Connecticut Pastel Society, "Renaissance in Pastel", Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT  
• Pastel Society Of America Annual Show, National Arts Club, New York

• Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Open. Trenton New Jersey  
• Curators choice Barebrush show, Barebrush.com
Cook's work has been featured in 19 calendars  
• Peoples Choice Award Barebrush show, Rogue Gallery peoples choice award
Cook's work has been featured in 19 calendars  
• First Prize, Salmagundi theme show, "Square Foot, Round Feet"
NYC  
• Eternal Landscape show, Salmagundi club, NYC  
• Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Open. Trenton New Jersey  
• IAPS 18th Juried Exhibition, Albuquerque, New Mexico  
 
2010
• Salter Award for Innovation, Connecticut Pastel Society, "Renaissance in Pastel", Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT  
• 112th Annual Exhibition, The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC  
• Pastel Society Of America Annual Show, National Arts Club, New York
Purchase prize award  
• Chosen 12 times for calendar competition
also picked as Curators choice (Tom Picard). Selected for the February 2010
Curators choice (Gary Erbe) selected for April and May exhibit.
BareBrush online calendar competition. http://www.barebrush.com/

• Connecticut Pastel Society Members Show, Gallery53, Meriden, CT  
• Salmagundi Spring Auction, Salmagundi Club, NYC  
• Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Open. Trenton New Jersey  
 
2009
• Thumb-box Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC, Spring Auction, NYC

• Annual Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC, Spring Auction, NYC

• Fall Auction, Salmagundi Club, NYC, Spring Auction, NYC

• Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club, New York

• Award of Merit, Salmagundi theme show, NY,   
• Pastel Society Of America Annual Show, National Arts Club, New York  
• Connecticut Pastel Society, Annual National Exhibition "Renaissance in Pastel", Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

• Selected for the March, April, May and June, July, August Gallery exhibit - BareBrush online calendar competition. http://www.barebrush.com/
First place - People's choice My Favorite N*de
http://www.barebrush.com/NOTM/Archives/wp_Nudes_03-2009.html
(March 6, 2009)  
• Second Prize, Salmagundi Historical theme show, NY  
• Salmagundi Club, NYC, 400 hundred years of Dutch Settlement, NYC

• Richardson 75 international Pastels Art Competition  
• Salmagundi Club, NYC, Spring Auction, NYC

• Connecticut Pastel Society, "Renaissance in Pastel", West Hartford, CT  
 
2008
• 112th Annual Exhibition, The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club  
• Salmagundi Club, NYC, Spring & Fall Auction, NYC

• Pastel Society Of America Annual Show, National Arts Club, New York  
• First Prize, Figure Painting, The Lorraine Grace Prize,
National Academy School of Fine Arts, National Academy Museum  
• Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Open. Trenton New Jersey  
• Award of Merit, Salmagundi theme show, NY  
• Salmagundi auction, NY  
• Jerry's Artarama Nupastels Award, Connecticut Pastel Society Members Show, Gallery53, Meriden, CT  
 
2007
• Connecticut Pastel Society,14th Annual National Exhibition "Renaissance in Pastel", West Hartford, Connecticut

• Salmagundi Club, NYC, Spring & Fall Auction, NYC

• PSA Member Exhibition:
CLIFTON ARTS CENTER
Clifton, NJ

• Honorable mention, Pastel Society of America, Juried show, Fairhope, Alabama  
• Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, Annual show, Lyme Art Association, CT  
• International Association of Pastel Societies, The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples Florida  
• Connecticut Pastel Society Members Show, Wholesale Framing Award  
 
2006
•  Silver Medal Award, (the Dianne B. Bernhard award) Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club, New York

• Dianne B. Bernhard, Art Spirit Foundation, Connecticut Pastel Society, 13th Annual National Exhibition "Renaissance in Pastel", Slater Museum, Norwich  
• Salmagundi Club, NYC, Spring and Fall Auction, NYC

• Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, New York  
• Taiwan Center International Pastel Show, Flushing, New York  
• Savoir Faire finalist, Award for Painting, 9th Exhibition International Association of Pastel Society’s Show  
• Pen and Brush Club, New York  
• Honorable Mention, Figure Painting,
National Academy School of Fine Arts, National Academy Museum, Annual Juried show  
• Connecticut Pastel Society 'members show', CT  

2005 • Honorable Mention, Thumb-Box Show, Salmagundi Club, New York  
• Connecticut Pastel Society,12th Annual National Exhibition "Renaissance in Pastel", West Hartford, Connecticut

• Pastel Society Of America 33rd Annual Show, National Arts Club, New York  
• Philip Isenberg Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club, New York  
• First Prize, Figure Composition, The William Auerbach Levy Prize,
National Academy School of Fine Arts, National Academy Museum, Annual Juried show  
• Honorable Mention international Association of Pastel Society’s, Biennial Show, Art Source Gallery, North Carolina   
• CPS Signature Member Show, Lyme Art association (May 05)  
• Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY - National Academy Juried Show  

2004 • Slater Museum, Norwich, CT, CPS 11th Annual National Exhibition "Renaissance in Pastel"  
• Pastel Society of America Annual Juried Show, New York for 'Day Glow'  
• Honorable Mention Award, CPS Members Show, Gallery 53, Meriden, CT  
• CPS Signature Members Show, Charter Oak Gallery, Fairfield, CT  

2003 • Terry Ludwig Award, CPS 10th Annual National Exhibition "Renaissance in Pastel", West Hartford CT  
• Finalist and Acquisition award for The First New York Buckingham Hotel Competition for the 'Expression of Music Though Art' for 'Red Ballet Red'  
• Pastel Society of America Annual Show, National Arts Club, NY

• Hudson River Valley Art Association annual show, Cropsey House, NY

• National Academy School of Fine Arts, National Academy Museum, Annual Juried show  
• First prize, Salmagundi Club, NY. Non Members Show - George Inness, Jr. Memorial Award for Pastel

• ('Blue dot award'), Art Students League, Annual Class Show, NY

• Honor award Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Members Show, CT

• Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY - National Academy Juried Show


2002 • Carriage Barn Art Center. New Canaan, CT, Signature Member Show

• Pratt in Venice show, Pratt Institute, NY  
• Slater Museum, Norwich, CT, CPS 9th Annual National Exhibition "Renaissance in Pastel"

• Portrait Award, West Hartford Art League show

• Lincoln Center, New York, NY National Academy Juried Show  
• Honorable mention, Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Members Show, Meriden, CT  

2001 • Award of Merit, Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Members Show, Meriden, CT  
• First prize Winner of the International Association of Pastel Societies Convention Cover.  
 
1997 • Award of Merit, California State Fair Juried Art Competition, Sacramento
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