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Surf’s Edge Oystercatcher accepted into the 2023 Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, Washington.

"Surf's Edge Oystercatcher" Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 25.25”h x 19.25”w, 2022.

"Surf's Edge Oystercatcher", has been accepted into the 2023 Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton.

Janet Tarjan Erl’s watercolor painting Surf’s Edge Oystercatcher, has been accepted into The 2023 Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, Washington at 331 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton.

Janet’s painting is a realistic watercolor of an Oystercatcher bird she saw at Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Washington. The setting for the bird is a scene that is also from Fort Worden. Janet and her husband are frequent visitors to Fort Worden, so she created a painting to honor the natural beauty of the park.

To see more of Janet’s artwork go to her website:

Juror Carla O’Connor selected 130 pieces for the show from hundreds of entries from artists throughout Washington State.

Show Dates: January 14 – February 24, 2023
Show Opens: Saturday, Jan. 14, 11 am with the reception at the gallery, 4-7 pm.

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We are posting on YouTube!!

2022 Christmas card creation posted on our YouTube channel/

We started a YouTube Channel and have posted our first video. We have been talking about doing this for years and are finally doing it. Our first video is the creation of Janet’s 2022 Christmas Card. Using a screen capture app of the process of combining elements, drawing, painting, and editing in Adobe Photoshop™. Working with “new to us” software apps, OBS Studio screen capture and Shotcut Video editing, and we have edited twenty hours of work down to about sixteen minutes and added a music sound track. The sound track music is from Fesliyan Studios, and it is festive with an upbeat pace fits the video nicely.

We have several other video projects in the works and the goal is to upload something weekly. Our skills for this are in the development stages and the goals are to share our art and creative processes. It will be fun to see who the processes and channel evolve. We are planning on sharing what we do to inspire the process and some content of other interests.

Please check out the video and comments are welcome. If you want to see more videos, please SUBSCRIBE, if you want to be notified when a new video post click on the BELL icon.

Thanks for watching.

Here is the Link: Tarjan Studio’s YouTube Channel

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My New Song

“Bless the West with Rain and Snow ” by Janet Tarjan Erl. Released: 2022. Genre: Folk.

This song is an intentional song designed to thwart the devastating effects of droughts. It is a plea and blessing rolled into one. I crafted this with the idea that the more often it is sung by people of the world, the more likely it will collapse the infinite, quantum possibilities of our current global climate chaos into the singular possibility of normal climate – as is blessed in this song.

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Evergreen Coho RV Resort Fish Mural.

Public building art by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Evergreen Coho RV Resort Fish Mural

Medium: Acrylic and MDO board Image Size: 7’h x8’w, 2022.

This fish mural was donated to the Evergreen Coho SKP RV Resort in Chimacum, WA. The SKP Park wanted a colorful coho fish mural to relate to their coho fish logo and to place it on their office building. The office is the first building one sees as they enter the park.

I submitted many designs for review by the landscape committee who wanted something to liven up the south side of the building. The designs were narrowed down to just three,and were submitted to the leaseholders for a vote. This colorful version won.

I drew the design onto MDO board and cut it out with a scroll saw. The fish and waves were then painted, sealed, and put up.

My husband Harry was a huge help. He cut out the fish, and mounted it on the building. Thanks Harry.