Cathy Adelman
Jody Alexander
Brien Beidler
Sarah Bryant
Rebecca Chamlee
Taylor Cox
Coleen Curry
Cathy DeForest
Erik & Martin Demaine
Tim Ely
Anna Embree
Ethan Ensign
Don Etherington
Jennifer Evers
Jodee Fenton
Erin Fletcher
Madelyn Garrett
Jane Gryffith
Karen Hanmer
Rose Harms
Monica Holtsclaw
Deborah Howe
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Jill Krase
Dorothy Simpson Krause
Monique Lallier
Amy LeePard
Suzanne Moore
Melanie Mowinski
Jeff Nilan
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Jan Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Michelle Ray
Sialia Rieke
Steph Rue
Tenille Shuster
Therese Swift-Hahn
Peter Thomas
Colin Urbina

Jan Owen
Belfast, Maine

Jan Owen works on handmade and patterned papers to create panels and books. Her multifaceted work combines her love of color and line, music and poetry, medieval manuscripts, and Asian calligraphy. She grew up in New York, and received a BA before studying calligraphy and book arts. She played string bass with a symphony for many years, and her visual work echoes the rhythm and layering found in music. Her work is in galleries throughout the country, and she has received several Percent for Art Commissions in Maine. Her work has been acquired by the Library of Congress, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and many universities and private collectors.


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To Name

To Name. To tell the world to see the world you have to name it. Language is the vessel and the messenger of our ideas. Alphabetic, symbolic or binary code notations connect us to each other over centuries. Our words weave us together. To Name is a hanging scroll that can also lie down. The translucent fabric allows the layers of code to be seen in the many ways we share our thoughts.
Sumi ink, pen and acrylic on Hollytex polyester, mounted as scroll.
21 x 13.5 x 2 inches; 53 x 34 x 5 centimeters (unrolled). Created 2015.