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January 2021 Presenter: Jan Swanson

We invite you to join us at our meeting on Monday Jan 18, 2021 for some fun and fellowship! This is our monthly members meeting. Hope to see you there - members and guests welcome!

Due to COVID and in light of increased safety and social distancing guidelines, we are (for now) going digital. So, we're bringing this meeting to you online - straight to your home studio or sofa, so we can stay connected during these unprecedented times.

For our January presentation, local artist Jan Swanson invites us into her large studio overlooking Lake Katherine to look at her work and talk about her processes and influences. Her style is colorful, quirky, playful and wonderfully and uniquely her own. Sometimes she works in oils, but these days her work is largely mixed media. She finds inspiration in everyday things that she finds on the street, shadows, found pieces of paper and experiences. She says art and design are everywhere if you just look for it. She collages, sands, scrapes, and paints her way to a finished piece, continuing to work on a series of paintings simultaneously over a period of time. Her paintings have a sense of humor often reflecting her life and experiences. Her philosophy is simple yet profound: "Painting and art should bring you joy. Your art should reflect who you are! I feel as if all my paintings are me and that you can see me in all of them. That is the goal, I think."

To keep the business meeting shorter, please review the information provided by our President regarding Board business activities and decisions prior to the meeting <Click HERE>.

The Zoom session will open at 6:45pm

The Presentation will begin at 7pm

(See Zoom link details at bottom of this post)

Artwork by Jan Swanson


Photo of Presenter: Jan Swanson

Jan Swanson

A self-taught artist working in oils, collage, and acrylics, Jan Swanson has taken drawing and painting classes at the University of South Carolina, Columbia College, Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and Penland School of Arts & Crafts.

Jan grew up in Asheville, NC, graduating from Asheville High and Clemson University. She started her career in Clemson’s Public Relations Department which led her to Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem and then the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Later, she would move to Columbia, SC, where she currently lives.

Jan has been painting for more than 20 years and has received numerous awards for her work. She paints and teaches full-time with her work being represented by Camellia Art in Hilton Head and Bluffton, SC.

She is a Certified Golden Artist Educator, after completing training in the Fall of 2019.

You can learn more about Jan and see her work at


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A reminder to our members:

A reminder to our members about the TAP Gallery Wall Display:

- Now until Nov 16: "Open Art" an un-themed exhibit open to all artists

Any artists with artwork from the juried show remaining in the TAP Gallery should plan to take their pieces home now please.


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