Saturday, October 3, 2009

Nice article on Janice in today's Los Angeles Times

I am very happy to tell you that the LA Times has published a feature article on Janice in the obituary section today, Saturday October 3rd. Here is a link to the story:,0,7635613.story

I wrote up a full obituary for her and submitted it, along with photos, to the Times, the OC Register, The OC Weekly and the local Idyllwild paper, the Town Crier. I also pitched each paper with an individual letter, asking them to consider her as a significant artist that deserved a feature treatment, not just a standard obituary.

I know Janice would have been really pleased to see this in the LA Times, a newspaper we both hold in very high regard. I am really, really happy and proud of this tribute for her.


  1. Well done, thanks for the link. I have shared it with my family.


  2. This is truly wonderful! Janice deserves to have herself and her work remembered the world over.

    She was a truly talented artist, and a rare, sparkling person. I hope she knew how much she affected my life for the better in the short time I knew her. She was, and will always be an inspiration!

    With Warmest Regards,

  3. Jon,
    I just learned of Janice's passing via Lynda Lawrence. It has been a long time since I've seen you and your DGWB partners (phase 1 of the Santa Ana design when I was at Gensler) but wanted to send my condolences to you and your family.
    There is a lovely Native American poem that I'd like to share with you...
    "Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but tiny holes in Heaven where the light of our loved ones shines through to let us know they are happy"

    I wish you peace of mind and spirit and wonderful memories of your beloved Janice.

    Robyn Taylor

  4. Hi Jon, I have been thinking about you and Janice a great deal. I hope to see you sometime soon. I have all kinds of ideas for this book project. The board sends their best to you. We had a board meeting and spoke about Janice's book project a bit Sunday. I will be out of the woods on my others book projects in March 2010. Than we can get started working on the book of Janice's art. I send you the best and miss seeing you. Hope all is going great with the band! Best, Andrea