Tarjan Gallery ~ Fine Art of Janet Tarjan Erl

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NEW NEWS!

ARTICLE IN ASMA NEWS AND JOURNAL MAGAZINE
Accomplished marine artist Michael Blaser wrote a nice article about me for the American Society of Marine Artists quarterly publication ASMA News and Journal.

SELECTED FOR NATIONAL TOUR IN BIRDS IN ART EXHIBITION
My painting 'Long-billed Curlew' was featured in the September 2016 issue of Southwest Art. The article was a preview of the American Society of Marine Artists Exhibition.

ARTWORK FEATURED IN PROMINENT ART MAGAZINE.
My painting 'Long-billed Curlew' was featured in the September 2016 issue of Southwest Art. The article was a preview of the American Society of Marine Artists Exhibition.

FEATURE ARTICLE IN ESCAPEES MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER ISSUE
I was featured in the September/October issue of Escapees magazine. I actually made the front cover too! It was a nice article written by Sandra Haven about Escapee RVers and their creative, traveling endeavors.

JURIED INTO BIRDS IN ART EXHIBITION
My painting Shorebird Ensemble, which was juried into the Birds in Art exhibition at the Woodsen Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin was selected to go on national tour for the next year. Birds in Art is the premier bird art exhibition in the world

NEW SIGNATURE STATUS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS
I was recently juried in as a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), and my painting 'Long-billed Curlew was juried into the ASMA 17th National Exhibition.

JURIED INTO ASMA 17TH NATIONAL EXHIBITION
My painting 'Long-billed Curlew was juried into the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS (ASMA) 17th National Exhibition. The exhibition is touring the U.S.

ARTIST'S BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
Janet’s professional art career spans forty years of fine art painting and commercial illustrating. Her fine art has won many international awards and has exhibited in over seventy exhibition venues including one person shows, group shows, and juried competitions in museums, arts organizations, and galleries. Her illustrations have also won international awards and her list of clientele includes noted companies such as 20th Century Fox, Black Bear Diner, and Sirius Software.
She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the American Society of Marine Artists. She has also been featured in national publications such as American Artist, US Art, and Wildlife Art News. Additionally, her paintings are in many private and public collections which include the Leigh Yawkey Woodsen Art Museum, Wisconsin; theTucson Museum of Art, Arizona; the Bennington Center for the Arts, Vermont; plus other noteworthy museums.

WHAT'S IN A NAME
If some of you have ever wondered about my name 'Tarjan' which is the name I sign all my artwork with, it is not my maiden name. It is a psuedonym - a 'pallette name' as I lke to call it. I created this name many years ago after I divorced my first husband. Prior to that point I had signed my work J Friebus - my maiden name, and J Lopez my former married name. I was left with the choice of signing my work Friebus again, but wondered how many times I might get married and, thus, change my name, so I decided to have a pallete name I would use no matter how many times my legal name changed. I choose Tarjan because 'Jan' was my nickname and 'Tar' was an abbreviated version of Taurus my birth sign.

At the time of chosing this name I had no idea that Tarjan is a traditional Hungarian name. Erl my husband's name is also a Hungarian name - so, by luck, I chose a name that paired well with my husband's name. For those of you who wondered if I had any relationship to Tarjan the famous mathematician, or Tarjan the famous naval architect, sadly the answer is no.

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