A thank-you note


My treasured friend Nancy Farrar Coughlin created this collage for my book of photographs of Aberdeen Cats.  Her gorgeous cat Phoenix was not featured in the book as he is too shy to stay on the window ledge when I approach.  Maybe next time, Phoenix!  You can see more of her collages and her paintings at nancyfarrarcoughlin.com.


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Phoenix would love to be included in your second edition, if we can get him to cooperate! Thanks for showing my collage and for sharing my web link. You have created a beautiful cat story!
-- Nancy, 3/10/24

Photographs from the Street - Aberdeen Cats


Photographs from the Street - Aberdeen Cats
If you wish to order my new book, please click on the link below to order from my local bookstore, or contact me directly.  It is only $25!:

Thank you very much.  I hope you enjoy.


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The Healing Gallery


In addition to creating art, I also serve as the director and curator of the Healing Gallery in the HRH Community Hospital here in Aberdeen, WA.  Because of the pandemic, the show I curated in February 2020 was closed to the public until February 2023!  The hospital now allows a few visitors at a time and I was able to bring a friend to help add new art and reorganize the existing art.  The staff and patients of the hospital are very grateful to have some beautiful art to look at during difficult times.


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Still busy with art


Baltic Gulls
As you can see from my last entry here, I let this website languish for several years.  In those years, however, I have been very active creating new oil paintings.  I have also started a street photography project that I hope to soon turn into a book.  Please check out my new paintings.  I have not yet posted my recent photographs but will do so in the near future.  Thank you for visiting my website and reading my newsletter.  I appreciate your support and interest in my art.


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Three Gypsies in new exhibit


Three Gypsies
Proud to have my oil on canvas painting, Three Gypsies, in the new exhibit "Elements" at the Alder Grove Gallery in Aberdeen, Washington.


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Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Show


I’m thrilled to say that my little sandpiper painting was selected for inclusion in The Power of Small Things exhibit.  Port Angeles, Washington, from August 17 – September 29, 2019


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Artwork in Shorebird Festival Exhibit - Renegade Red Gallery


I have artwork in this show.  Wonderful gallery in Hoquiam, WA.


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That's wonderful, congrats Jan!
-- Tina, 5/10/19

Photograph accepted into show



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Forms of Life


Al Fesco
An exhibit of pottery forms painted by 50 local (and not so local) artists on exhibit at Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM


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Photographs in exhibit


I have two photographs in the Factory on 5th Sixth Annual Peoples Art Show.  February 6 through 27, 2015.  Opening reception February 6th from 6-10 p.m.  Location: 5G Gallery, 1715 5th Street NW in Albuquerque.


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Small Works Holiday Show


Grey on Grey
I have two small pieces in this group show at the New Mexico Art League, 3409 Juan Tabo NE, in Albuquerque.  The show runs from December 4 to December 27, 2014, with an opening reception December 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


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Article on Spirit of the Horse exhibit in Albq. Journal



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Spirit of the Horse Show at New Mexico Art League



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People's Art Show - March 7-28, 2014



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First show of 2014


Watching the Street
Just found out I had two photographs accepted into Black & White: An Exhibit of Drawings and Photographs, at the New Mexico Art League in Albuquerque, January 11 to February 22, 2014.


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Broken Angel


I have been juried into "The last Spooky Show" at the LightBox Photographic Gallery at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, Oregon.  The show runs from October 12 to November 5, 2013, with an opening reception the evening of October 12.  For more info, go to their website at lightbox-photographic.com.  I just may travel to Astoria for this!


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Painting in Group Show


Blue Dancer
My painting Blue Dancer will be in a group show from September 1-28, 2013, at Yoga Mike Studio Blue, 2205 Silver SE, Albuquerque, NM.  Gallery hours are Friday from 1-7 p.m., Saturday from 4-7 p.m., and by appointment.


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CAST Preview Gallery Opening Reception


Had a wonderful time at the opening.  This weekend is the studio tour.  I'm Studio 25, Gathering Artists Gallery.  See lots of great art in historic, beautiful Corrales, New Mexico.


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Corrales Art Studio Tour


Three Gypsies
I will be at Studio 25, Gathering Artists Gallery, 4895 Corrales Road, on May 4 and 5 from 10-5 daily.  Brochures and maps at Preview Gallery, Villa Acequia, 4829 Corrales Road, and on-line at www.corralesartstudiotour.com.  72 artists in historic, beautiful Corrales along the Rio Grande.


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Paws for Charity Book Available Now


The 2013 Paws For Charity books are ready!  Here are the links to view the book online. You can view and/or order the books from these links.  All proceeds from the sale of our books are donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress (www.shaid.ca)

 NOTE:  Use coupon code CSVIP  for a 20% discount on your order (one time use per person, expires April 5th).

 Books: (available in soft or hard cover - the hard cover books are $11 more, but well worth it....true coffee table books!)

 Ebooks for ipads (coupon code not applicable to ebooks):



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Art published in book


Some of my animal portraits will be published in the Paws for Charity 2013 art book. All profits go to a special needs animal shelter. You can follow this project and check on the book's availability at www.pawsforcharity.blogspot.com and on FB at www.facebook.com/PawsForCharity.


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The People's Art Show


I am exhibiting in the People's Art Show at Factory on 5th in Albuquerque, March 8 to 23, 2013.  Opening reception is March 8 starting at 6:00. 


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LightBox Gallery in Astoria, OR


Here is a photo of the exhibit wall with my photograph next to gallery owner, Michael.


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Freestyle Gallery


VIsited my mask today at the Freestyle Gallery and had fun letting it wear me.


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Mask in gallery exhibit



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