November 14th General Meeting: Jan Miskulin Critiques Members’ Works
NCA is so pleased to have Jan Miskulin, who earned her MFA from Standford University and frequently teaches workshops and judges exhibitions, hold a critique members’ works during the November General Meeting. Attending critiques, whether or not your own piece is in the hot seat, is fascinating, educational, and an invaluable benefit to those seeking to hone their artistic eye.
- Who: Jan Miskulin
- What: General Meeting – all are welcome!
- When: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, program begins at 7:00
- Where: Sacramento Fine Arts Center
- Bring, if you like:
- A potluck snack
- A piece of artwork to be critiqued, preferably matted but not under glass
- A piece of artwork for the Featured Artist competition
- Raffle ticket money to support the Aspiring Artist Debut fund
Jan Miskulin is primarily an on-location painter and she uses her love of nature to inspire her reactions to her surroundings with interpretive feelings and spiritual vitality.
” I subscribe to the words of Erik Fromm: ‘Creativity is the ability to see – or to be aware – and to respond.” Awareness is not only being sensitive to the physical world but also being sensitive to the spiritual world.”
Jan studied sumi-e brushwork, and she was inspired by the watercolor vignettes of Andrew Wyeth. She is know for her use of the vignette as well as her mastery in the use of white paper and negative space. This quality has become a trademark in her paintings, along with meaningful and free brushwork and a strong contrast of values.
Jan’s work has been displayed in many solo shows and she is represented in private and corporate collections internationally. She has received top awards in many international shows and has been awarded signature membership in the European Institute of Watercolours based in Brussels, Belgium.