Monday, April 26, 2010

Janice currently on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

In the fall of 2007, Janice and I traveled to Washington DC to meet Liza Kirwin and work out the details for Janice's journals to become part of the Smithsonian's permanent collection. Liza was flipping thru one of Janice's journals and she stopped on a page and exclaimed excitedly "Look! You do it too! I just knew it!"

What she had pointed out was one of Janice's to-do lists, which Liza had noticed was a recurring theme in so many of the artists journals that are in the Smithsonian's collection. She said she really wanted to do a show on just artists lists, and perhaps even a book. Well, Liza's show is on display now thru September. It's called "Lists, To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts and Other Artists' Enumerations". (whew!)

My mother, father, sister Sue and Sues' daughter Halley just returned from seeing it, along with a VIP tour of the archives with Liza Kirwin. One wall even features a huge blow-up of one of Janice's journal pages.

These are some photos my dad took, and what struck him immediately as he entered the museum was a statue of a cowboy, leading the way for my family to see Janice's work.


  1. Congratulatiois, what an honour it must be to be featured at the Smithsonian's!

    Just dropped by to tell you how much I like your "clean" almost "Scandinavian" style as seen in "Where Women Create Book of Inspiration". Proud to be in the project along with great artists and creative souls like you!

    Warm greetings, Hanne

  2. Wow! Next road or air trip DC! I can't wait to see it and have forwarded your latest to friends and family back east. I love the cowboy ready to greet us at the door, how perfect!

    Let's all head east!

  3. Thanks for posting the photos. They take some of the mystery of how they are stored. Hope to go visit DC and visit the journals. So very cool.