3rd Annual Green Arts Festival Massachusetts College of Art October 28th, 2017
Janel will be an exhibiting artist for a show at Mass College of Art, featuring art and activists focused on the environment.
Art Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Umbria, Italy, December 2017
Janel will exhibit her painting "Pigeon, Santa Maria Maggiore", with the Artists of Arte Studio Ginestrelle, at Art Gallery Le Logge in Assisi, the first week of December 2017
Art Biologic at Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
Janel's painting "Eastern Spadefoot Toad" was selected for the upcoming show "Art Biologic" in Hudson, New York, May 11 - June 3, 2017
Reception: Saturday, May 13, 5-7pm. www.slowart.com
Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy Residency 2017
I am delighted to have been invited to an artist residency in Assisi, Italy at Arte Studio Ginestrelle, in August, 2017. I plan to continue to work on themes of endangered and threatened native species, as well as the legacy of St. Francis, during my residency.
Custom House Maritme Museum
Janel's painting of the Spanish Ship "El Galeon" will be one of 50 original paintings offered at the "New Perspectives Art Auction" on October 8th, at (and benefiting) the Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water Street, in Newburyport, Massachusetts. For tickets and more info please see http://www.customhousemaritimemuseum.org/
Women Artists, Writers and Poets exhibit to benefit Amirah
Janel exhibited three paintings at the latest show of The Compassion Anthology, at Porter Mill Gallery, in Beverly MA, for the month of August. Works are still for sale with a large amount of proceeds going to Amirah, an organization that supports women rebuilding their lives from sex trafficking. Please visit www.compassionanthology.com.
The painting "African Boab Tree" has been selected for permanent placement at the non profit "Boston Strive" in Dorchester, Massachusetts, facilitated by the Art Connection, of Boston, MA.
Parallax Art Fair London
I am exhibiting two paintings at the Parallax Art Fair in London, October 22 and 23rd, 2016. Tickets are free but limited, available via their website http://www.parallaxaf.co
The painting "Torch Azaleas" has been selected for permanent placement at The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Milford, Massachusetts, facilitated by The Art Connection of Boston.
A Quiet Enchantment - Trees of New England - Painting Exhibit
I am exhibiting for the month of October at the Gallery at Massachusetts Audubon Habitat Wildlife Refuge in Belmont, MA. Regular gallery hours are available on their website. There is a reception on Sunday October 23rd from 1-3 pm, open to the public, all are welcome!
Two of Janel's paintings have been selected for placement at The Price Center in Newton, MA, facilitated by The Art Connection.
Parallax Art Fair London
Janel will be exhibiting two paintings in the July 22-24th, 2016 fair in London. Tickets are free but must be arranged in advance via the Parallax website. The show is Europe's largest art and designer fair.
Janel's painting "Bodhi Tree: Beyond Knowledge and Death" has been selected by The Pine Street Inn of Boston, facilitated by The Art Connection for installation at a new Jamaica Plain residence.
Janel's painting "Imaginary Landscape" has been has been placed by Boston's The Art Connection with the Jerimiah-Endicott Program in Dudley Square, and organization that supports single mother's with children to return to earn college degrees.
Talk and Exhibit Environmental Art Show Merrimack College
I am speaking at McQuade Library, Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts for my show of Environmental Art, April 13th at 2:45 pm. The talk is called "Native Species Threatened: the Environment, Climate Change and Faith, from 1600s New England to Pope Francis". All are welcome! The exhibit will run to the end of April and is open during library hours.
Landscape Art Show
My painting "Celebration of Spring" has received a Special Merit award in the International Landscape themed show at www.lightspacetime.com, featured for the month of April 2016.
Open Themed Exhibit Light Space Time Gallery
My painting "Maine Shore" was the recipient of a Special Merit Award for the Open themed Art Show featured for the month of January at Light Space and Time Gallery online.
Featured Artist November 15th - December 15th, 2015
Janel is the featured artist at the Light, Space and Time Gallery until December 15th, 2015. www.lightspacetime.com.
Green Arts Day at Mass College of Art, Boston
Janel will be an exhibiting artist at Green Arts Network Day at Mass College of Art in Boston on October 16th . It's open to the public in the Pozen Center from 2-8pm - Longwood Stop on the MBTA close to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
North Shore Community College Library, Danvers Massachusetts
Janel is having a show and talk, "Native Species Threatened-
Environmental Change, Compassion, and Consciousness", show running November 4th - November 30th, with a talk November 4th at 10:30 AM.
Belmont Gallery of Art 10th Anniversary Show
Janel is exhibiting "Coast of Maine" at the 10 Year Anniversary Show at the Belmont Gallery of Art from September 24th to October 30th. There is a Gala Reception October 16th open to the public. The gallery is located in Belmont Center Belmont Gallery of Art
Massachusetts State House, Office of Jay Kaufman
Janel is exhibiting a group of paintings with the theme "New England Landscapes" in the Massachusetts State House in the office of Lexington Representative Jay Kaufman, in Boston until September of 2015.
seARTS Art Loan Program and Show at Bass Rocks Golf Club
"Tulum" and "Sunset at Southport Maine" were selected for the year long show opening late May 2015 at Bass Rocks Gold Club in Gloucester, Massachusetts. To learn more about the program see Art Loan Installation Day
Award International Landscape Art show
Janel's painting "Plum Blossom Grove" has won a Special Merit Award in the Landscape themed art show at Light, Space and Time Gallery with guest curator Lori McNee! The show features art from artists from 19 different countries, featured for the month of May 2015 and archived on the site after, at Light Space and Time
Spring Show Newburyport Art Association
Endangered Toad and American Goldfinch will be on exhibit April 3-25th at the Newburyport Art Association's Spring show, with a reception April 11th 7-9 pm. Newburyport Art Association
The Compassion Project
I will be exhibiting Lost Generations, Right to Exist: Endangered Rhino and The Last Waverely Oak as part of The Compassion Project at the North Shore Community College Arts Festival from April 27 to May 13 at the Danvers, Massachusetts campus. To learn more about the project go to The Compassion Project
AGC Spring Art Exhibition 2015
"Year of the Green Sheep" and "Lobster boats, Rockport, MA" will be shown at the Artists Group of Charlestown Annual Spring Art Exhibition at the StoveFactory Gallery in Charlestown, MA. Show reception is March 13, 6-9 pm, with gallery hours March 14, 15, 21, 22, 11-5 pm. Artists Group of Charlestown
Women's International Exhibition
Magnolia Tree was selected for the Women's International Exhibit at Light Space Time Gallery juried by Aletta de Wal. It is featured for the month of March 2015 and archived on the site after, Light Space and Time Gallery
"Purple" Themed Exhibit Grace Chapel Art Gallery Lexington
The painting "Purple Still Life" was selected for a juried "Purple" show from January 31st to March 2nd at the Grace Chapel Art Gallery in Lexington. Grace Chapel Art Gallery
Mass General Cancer Center Illuminations Program
I am delighted to be exhibiting a group of paintings from February to May 2015 as a selected artist in the Mass General Hospital's Illumination's Program. Art is exhibited in the Cancer Center in Boston.Illuminations
Seasons International Art Exhibit January 2015
Two of Janel's paintings were selected for the "Seasons" exhibit-with"Fall Kaleidoscope" receiving a Special Merit Award, and "Snow Shadows" in the Painting category. "Seasons" is the featured exhibit for the month of January at Light Space and Time Gallery online at www.lightspacetime.com.
Grace Chapel Art Gallery
"A New Year" was selected for the juried show "Winter's Tale" opening with a reception November 22, 4-6 pm at Grace Chapel Art Gallery in Lexington, MA. The show will run until January 5th 2015. www.grace.org/artgallery
2014 Fall Juried Show Newburyport Art Association October 3-25
The paintings "Sunset at Southport Maine" and "Lobster Boats, Rockport MA" have been selected by Juror Ron Crusan, Executive Director and Curator, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME for the fall member's exhibit at the NAA. The reception is Saturday October 4 from 7-9 pm, all are welcome. www.newburyportart.org
Belmont Gallery of Art, Animal Art Exhibition
The painting "Endangered Toad" has been selected for the fall show "Animal Art" at the Belmont Gallery of Art. The show will run from September 14th to October 17th, there is a reception Friday September 19th from 5-8 pm, all are welcome.
Charles W. Morgan plein air painting
I will be painting with a group of plein air painters with the National Park Service at the Charlestown Naval Yard Sunday morning July 20th to celebrate the arrival of the last American Whaling Ship the Charles Morgan; there are many events planned and all are welcome.
The drawing "September Sunflower" was selected for the Botanical art exhibit with the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery featured for the month of July, including national and and international artists. www.lightspacetime.com
The painting "Snow Dunes" was selected for the "Landscapes" exhibit featured for the month of June at the Light Space and Time Art Gallery in the Painting category. It is an international exhibit and all available at www.lightspacetime.com.
Artists Group of Charlestown Spring Exhibition
The AGC will hold its annual Spring Exhibition April 11, 12 and 13th with a reception April 11th. "Old Pine, Manchester, Massachusetts" has been selected for the exhibit to be held at the StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford Street, Charlestown, MA.
All Women International Exhibition
Sunset Southport Maine" has been selected for the "All Women Art Exhibition", in the Painting & Other Category, an international exhibit of artists from 22 different countries, featured April 2014 at the Light Space & Time Gallery.
Spring Members Show
Autumn, Plum Island, Newburyport, MA is being exhibited at the Newburyport Art Association 's Spring Members Open Show
March 28 - April 19, 2014
Media: Acrylic, Digital Art, Drawing, Fine Crafts, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Watercolor.
Tufts Harris A Berman, MD, Diversity Gallery
I'm excited to be preparing for a solo show at Tufts Health Plan's "Harris A Berman Diversity Gallery" at their headquarters on Mt Auburn street in Watertown (MA) for the next two months. The exhibit will start early April and run until the end of May. It is normally only accessible to employees but I will have a reception for anyone interested, dates to come.
"Nectar" receives award in National Exhibit
The painting "Nectar" has received an "Honorable Mention'" award in the national show "Behold the Blossom" at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania running February 9 - March 15. Thank you to juror and painter Paul DuSold!
Winter Juried Part II, Newburyport Art Association
I am very pleased that two of my drawings have been selected for the Winter Juried Show part II at the Newburyport Art Association, curated by Mary Harding of the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine. The show opens February 7 - March 1st. Gallery information and hours at www.newburyportart.org!
"Behold the Blossom" at Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
"Nectar" has been selected for the show "Behold the Blossom" at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania running February 9 - March 15. Thank you to juror and painter Paul DuSold! Please visit www.wayneart.org for times and directions.
Seasons International Exhibition
The pencil drawing "Downy Serviceberry Tree, New Hampshire" was selected for the International exhibition themed "Seasons" at the Light, Space and Time Gallery at www.lightspacetime.com. The exhibit is featured for the month of January 2014 and will be listed in the archives after.
Winter Member's Juried Show
"Riverside Birches-New Hampshire" has been accepted to the Winter Juried Show at the Newburyport Art Association, curated by Mary Harding of the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine. The show opens January 10th and will run to February 1st, with a reception this Saturday from 7-9 pm, open to the public. Gallery information and hours at www.newburyportart.org!
The paintings "American Plover", "American Crow", "American Screech Owl" and "Indigo Bunting" are exhibited at the Concord Art Association and Newburyport Art Association Holiday Shows, from December to early January 2014.
Fall Juried Show II, Newburyport Art Association
My painting "Malus Domesitca" has been selected for the Newburyport Art Association's Fall Member Juried Show II, thanks to juror Lauren K. O'Neal, Director of the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire! The show runs November 1-23rd.Newburyport Art Association
Horizons:Interpretations of a Landscape
"California Forest" and "Redwoods" will be exhibited in the Artists Group of Charlestown landscape art "
Horizons:Interpretations of a Landscape" show running from October 19-20, 26-27th, 2013. Reception is October 19 from 5-8 pm and open to the public, at the Stovefactory Gallery, 523 Medford Street, Charlestown, Ma. Artists Group of Charlestown
Newburyport Art Association Fall Membered Juried Show 1
Janel's mixed media drawing "Maine Moose" was accepted to the Newburyport Art Association's Fall Member Juried Show, thanks to juror Lauren K. O'Neal, Director of the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire! The show runs October 4 to October 26th.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Artist Show
"Walden 3 / God is hiding in the forest" is in a group show of Charlestown artists at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The show runs from October to January 2014 but is only open to the public for the reception- Tuesday, November 19, from 5:30-7:30 pm, all are welcome. The Art show is on Level 2-Northeast, at the Escalator / Lounge Area. There is free parking, light refreshments and a cash bar.
Landscapes International Exhibition
The painting "California Forest" was selected for the "Landscapes" exhibition featured for the month of September with Light Space and Time Gallery. Landscapes Light Space Time Gallery
Newburyport Art Assocation Members Show Sept 13-28
"Autumn Palette" and the mixed media drawing "Walden" will be exhibited in this show, reception Saturday September 14, from 7-9 pm. www.newburyportart.orgNewburyport Art Association
Art in the Park, Artists' Group of Charlestown, City Square Park September 7
Janel is exhibiting Saturday September 7 in this year's Art in the Park in Charlestown, (Boston), MA, from 10-5:30. Rain day is Sunday September 8th. AGC
Botanicals Exhibit August 2013
The painting "Peony" was selected for the International "Botanicals" themed exhibit with Light, Space and Time Gallery, featured for the month of August, in the "Paintings" category.Light Space & Time
Nature Show, Dedham Artist Guild June 20 - July 11, 2013
Janel is exhibiting in this Nature themed exhibit featuring 22 Eastern Massachusetts artists, hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre and in collaboration with Dedham Civic Pride. Dedham Artists Guild
Prints at Fine Art America
Janel will now be offering a limited number of artworks for sale as reproductions and cards at Fine Art America. Fine Art America
"SeaScapes" International Exhibit Light Space and Time Gallery
Janel's painting "Tulum" (Tulum 4) has been selected for the current Light Space & TIme Gallery show, "SeaScapes", in the painting category which featured for the month of May, 2013. SeaScapes Painting Category, Light Space & Time
Ninth Annual AGC Spring Art Exhibition
Janel's paintings "A New Year" and "Pine Refuge" have been selected by artist and juror Nancy McCarthy for the Artist's Group of Charlestown's Spring Show and StoveFactory Open Studios. The exhibit runs Friday April 12 from 6 pm - 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday April 13-14, 2013, 11 am - 5 pm. Artists Group of Charlestown
Green/Yellow/Blue "Thumbtack" Exhibit, Belmont Gallery of Art
Janel will be exhibiting at the Belmont Gallery of Art in a "Thumbtack" Exhibit featuring varied visual arts media using the colors green, yellow and blue. All works will be either thumbtacked or held by clips, unframed. The exhibit runs from April 14th - May 5, 2013, with an artist's reception Friday May 3 from 6-8 pm. The gallery is located in the Town Hall Complex, at the Homer Municipal Building at 19 Moore Street, 3rd floor, in Belmont MA, 02478. Belmont Gallery of Art
3rd Annual Nature Exhibition - Mixed Media
Janel has been accepted for the second year to Light, Space & Time's "Nature" themed International Exhibit for March, 2013. This year's piece is "Maine Moose", a mixed media drawing. Light, Space and Time, Nature
International Exhibit, Women Artists
Janel's painting "Unknown Theorem" was selected for the online juried exhibit in the category of Women painters, for the February Light Space and Time Gallery based in Jupiter, Florida. The exhibit will be featured for the month and archived after. Light, Space and Time Gallery
Midwest Veterinary Conference Art Show "Wings, Tails & Scales"
The painting "American Crow" has been selected for 9th Annual Columbus, Ohio show "Wings, Tails & Scales", from Thursday February 21st to Sunday February 24th, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Wings, Tails & Scales: An Art Exhibition Celebrating Animals
Holiday Originals at the Concord Art Association
Janel is exhibiting in the Concord Art Association's Holiday Originals Exhibition and Sale, November 29-December 20, 2012, with an open house Sunday, December 2, 2-4:00 pm. Concord Art Association
Countryside 2012, Light Space & Time Gallery
The mixed media drawing "Pumpkin Harvest" has been selected in the "Countryside" themed exhibit featured this month at the Online Gallery Light Space & Time. Light Space & Time
14th Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print Juried Online International Art Exhibition
Janel has five paintings exhibiting in this online exhibit running from November 1st, 2012, showing for one year. The exhibit was curated by Professor Laurence Bradshaw from the University of Nebraska. Upstream People Gallery
15 x 15 Artists Group of Charlestown 15th Anniversary Exhibit
The painting "African Boab" will be exhibited in the show 15 x 15 at the StoveFactory Gallery in Charlestown, MA with an opening reception Friday, October 12 from 6-10, and open Oct 13, 14, 20, 21 from 11-5 pm. 523 Medford Street, Charlestown MA AGC
Open Theme Juried Exhibition October 2012
Janel's painting "Higher Perspective" has been selected for Light Space & Time's "Open Themed" International Exhibition featured for the month of October, in the Painting & Other Media Category. The exhibit can be viewed via this link and will be archived after October. Open Art Exhibition
Botanical Art and Photography Exhibit, September 2012
Janel's painting "Torch Azaleas" was selected for September's exhibit of international Botanical Art and Photography, at the Light Space & Time online Gallery Light, Space & Time Online Gallery
Artists in the Arboretum 2012: Looking Closely
Janel's drawing "Summer Day" has been juried in the upcoming show "Looking Closely", a collaboration between Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Plain Open Studios. The reception will be September 19th at 6:00 pm, and the exhibit will run from September 19th - November 18th; it is free and open to the public. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Light Space & Time Online Gallery Animals Exhibit August 2012
Janel's painting "Summer Tanager" has been selected for the the online international show "Animals" Light, Space and Time Gallery Animals, Painting Category
The Boston Globe, Sunday July 30, Globe West People and Places
Cindy Cantrell's column has a brief story profiling Janel. Boston Globe
Art in the Park Saturday September 8, 2012, City Square Park Charlestown, MA
Janel will be one of sixty artists and artisans exhibiting in the 15th Annual Art in the Park. Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Artists' Group of Charlestown
Catalog published for Parallax Art Fair New York -5 August 2012
Janel's entry "God is Hiding in the Forest" has been published in the online catalog for the upcoming Parallax Art Fair in New York. Parallax Art Fair
Waltham Tribune June 6, 2012 "Artist Q&A: Waltham's Janel Houton, in a New York state of art"
An interview with Janel.
Waltham Tribune Article
"Janel Houton Selected for Int'l Parallax Art Fair"
News story at Light Space & Time Art Gallery
Parallax Art Fair, New York August 3-5, 2012
Janel has been juried in the International Parallax Art Fair: New York, the first US show for the UK based organization conceived and curated by the art historian and theorist Dr. Charles Barlow. The show will run August 3 - 5 at 82 Mercer Street, in Soho and is free to the public. www.parallaxaf.com/index.html
Juried Exhibit Nature, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
"Big-Horned Sheep" has been selected in the Light Space & Time's Online show, "Nature", which is featured for the month of May but will accessible by archive after. Link to the show
Exhibition at Blitz Media May 2012
Janel will be exhibiting 15 works of art at the corporate headquarters of marketing and media firm, Blitz, in Waltham, MA, for the month of May. www.blitzmedia.com
The Eighth Annual AGC Spring Art Exhibition
Janel will be exhibiting at the Artists' Group of Charlestown Spring Art Exhibition, co-sponsored by the Charlestown Preservation Society. The exhibit will be at the StoveFactory Gallery April 27, 28 and 29th, with an opening reception Friday Evening April 27th from 6-9 pm. The StoveFactory Gallery is located at 523 Medford Street, in Charlestown. www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com
Members Juried II Concord Art Association
"Walden Sketch" was accepted in the exhibit Members Juried 2 Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media, Crafts and Graphics. The exhibit runs from February 26 - March 25, 2012, with a reception February 26th from 2 - 4pm. www.concordart.org/exhibitions/2012/mai?
Children's Chair Project
Janel is participating in the Children's Chair Project, sponsored by Bette Task, with the Artist's Group of Charlestown, to support AGC and develop awareness in the community of Charlestown. Six children's chairs are being painted by AGC artists and will be showcased throughout Charletown at various locations, and then will be raffled off at the 2012 Annual Spring Show. Janel's design for her chair was inspired by the book "Napi Goes to the Mountain" by Central American authors and illustrators Antonio Ramirez, and his wife, Domi. The authors are active in working for the rights of the Native people of Mexico, especially in connection with the Zapatista movement in Chiapas.
Members Juried 1 Concord Art Association
"Walden 3 / God is hiding in the forest" was accepted in the exhibit Members Juried 1 Painting and Sculpture curated by Kathleen O' Hara at the Concord Art Association. The exhibit runs from January 12 - February 19th, 2012, with a reception January 14th from 2 - 4:00 pm. www.concordart.org/exhibitions/2012/mai?
Open Studios, December 3 - 4, 2011
Exhibiting in the "Small Wonders" juried show at the StoveFactory Gallery, and with the Artist's Group of Charlestown for the annual open studios.
Artists' Group of Charlestown
523 Medford Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Holiday Originals, Concord Art Association
Exhibiting two art works, and jewelry. December 1- December 22
Concord Art Association
"All for the PULP of it: Works on or about paper"
Exhibiting "First Snow: Bluejay" and "Walden Sketch" in the juried Artist's Group of Charlestown Group show
523 Medford St. Charlestown, MA 02129
Friday, November 4th: Opening Reception, 7-9pm
Saturday, November 5th: Gallery open, 11am-5pm
Sunday, November 6th: Gallery open, 11am-3pm
Art in the Park, Saturday, September 10, 2011
Janel will be exhibiting with the 14th Annual "Art in the Park" show with the Artist's Group of Charlestown, at DCR's City Square Park in Charlestown, MA on Saturday, September 10, 2011, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Charlestown Preservation Society
"Cambridge Church" was exhibited in a show with the Artist's Group of Charlestown for the Charlestown Preservation Society, June 23, 2011.
Landscapes at the Concord Free Library, August 2011
Janel will be exhibiting in the Art Gallery at the Concord Free Public Library from August 3-September 1, 2011. There will be a reception Saturday, August 13th, from 9-1pm.
Janel is now a member of The Artist's Group of Charlestown
Artists Group of Charlestown, Annual Spring Show April 1-3, 2011
Tulum 1 and Tulum 4 will be shown at the Spring Show at the StoveFactory Gallery, in Charlestown. Artists Group of Charlestown
Members Juried 1, Concord Art Association
The painting "Himalayas" is showing at the Concord Art Association, January 8-February 6, 2011
Members Juried I:
Painting and Sculpture
Holiday Show 2010
"Autumn, Stonehurst" hung in the Holiday Show at the Concord Art Association for the month of December, 2010.