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GREEN CHALK CONTEMPORARY

542 ORTIZ AVE

SAND CITY , CA 93955

© Green Chalk Contemporary | All Rights Reserved

Life can be magical when answers emerge to bare-boned questions bubbling just beneath one’s awareness. My daily intention of trusting my intuition, while practicing present moment awareness, helps sustain and nurture a style that is unique to me. Experimenting and pushing photographic boundaries, both in the darkroom and while making images, are crucial to my work. I use all at my disposal in my darkroom – unique toning, creative use of farmer’s reducer, over or under exposing print/negative, and the use of soft focus and photographic chemicals in unique ways, among others – never fearing to break rules. I embrace creative accidents, like the one that led to my current series, and feel liberated when abandoning the path dictated by darkroom procedure. I persevere until I’ve created the kind of image my intuition demands and my dreams dictate. To imbue a flat, two-dimensional photographic surface with the energy of spirit, my own and that of the thing I’m photographing, is my goal.

                                                                                                                                                                               - Jane Olin, 2016

EDUCATION

BA, Philosophy & History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Workshops with Master Photographers: Ruth Bernhard, Joyce Tenneson, Victoria Bell, Martha Casanave, Dan Estabrook, John Sexton, Brian Taylor, Holly Roberts, Elizabeth Opalenik & Christopher James.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

In-Visible, John Carson, juror, National Association of Women Artists, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016.

On the Edge of Chance, Jane Olin + Elizabeth Opalenik, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.

 

2015

Through the Lens of Four, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.
Best Bet! Green Chalk Contemporary Gallery, Monterey, CA.
Independent Presence, Sponsored by Celadon Inc., Green Chalk Contemporary Gallery, Monterey, CA.
Photo Alchemy, Ted Orland and Tobin Keller, jurors, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA.

Light Sensitive, Robert Hirsch juror, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ.
2015 International Juried Exhibition, A Portfolio Competition, Douglas Marshall, juror, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.

Wandering Curves, online exhibition, Debra Klomp Ching, juror, New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, NY.

I AM Woman, I AM Digital, Online exhibition, Women in Photography International.
National Association of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, New York, NY.

 

2014

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, Agora Gallery, New York, NY.

Professional Women Photographer’s 38th Anniversary Online Exhibition, Christina Owens, juror, New York, NY.

125 Years: A Celebration of the National Association of Women Artists, Jeffrey Weschler, juror, National Association of Women Artists Invitational, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ. 

Juried Exhibition, Diana Daniels, juror, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, Jim Casper, juror, Studio 17, Gallery Photographica, San Francisco, CA.

 

2013

Out of Focus Online Juried Exhibition, Cat Jimenez, juror, Women In Photography International, Los Angeles, CA.

Small Works Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY.

International Photographic Juried Exhibition, Gold Metal Award, Studio 17 Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

 

2012

California Open Exhibition, Meg Linton, juror, Tag Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Traveling Juried Exhibition, Texas Photo Society, San Antonio, TX.

Juried Exhibition, Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL.

National Association of Women Artists 123th Annual Exhibition, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY.

 

2011

Photography Biennial Exhibition, Keith Carter, juror, East Carolina University, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC.

 

2010

France Amerique, Paris, France.

 

2008

New Member Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY.

Pen and Brush Gallery, Award Winners Exhibition, (first place), New York, NY.

 

2007

Juried Exhibition, First Place,  Josephine Sacabo, juror, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, NY.

Juried Exhibition, Espace Chatelet-Victoria, Paris, France,

Juried Photo Competition, Second Place, Joyce Tenneson, juror, Camera Club of New York National, New York, NY.

 

2015

Galleria Tondinelli, Rome, Italy.

 

2013

Out of Focus Online Juried Exhibition, Cat Jimenez, juror, Women In Photography International, Los Angeles, CA.

National Association of Women Artists, Small Works Exhibition, New York, NY.

Studio 17 Gallery, International Photographic Juried Exhibition, Gold Metal Award, San Francisco, CA.

 

2003

Solo Exhibition, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA.

International Juried Exhibition, Salon d’Automne, Paris, France; also 2000, 2001, 2001, 2003.

Alliance Francaise Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Juried Exhibition, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.

 

2002

France-Ameriques Association, Paris, France.

Four Women Exhibition, Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA.

 

2001

California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA.

 

2000

KTEH Art Invitational, San Jose, CA.

Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.

La Galerie Internationale, Palo Alto, CA.

 

1999

A New American Salon, No. 360,  Palo Alto, CA.

Qualities of Light Exhibition, (images from permanent collection). Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.

SELECTED AWARDS

2014

Honorable Mention, Diffusion: The Matter of Light, Katherine Ware, juror, Portland, OR.

 

2013

Juror Award, Women In Photography International, Cat Jimenez juror, Los Angeles, CA.

Gold Medal Award, San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

2012

Jurors Award of Merit, International Fine Art Photography Competition: Grand Prix de la Découverte, Paris, France.

 

2009

Marion de Sola Mendez Memorial Award, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY.

2008

First Place, 2008 Juried Photography Exhibition, Roy DeCarava, juror. Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, NY.

Second Place, Small Works, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY.

Honorable Mention, National Juried Exhibition 2008, Camera Club of New York, NY, Larry Fink juror.

2007

First Place, 28th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, Smithtown Township Art Council, St. James, NY, Josephine Sacabo juror.

Second Place, National Juried Photo Competition, Camera Club of New York, NY, Joyce Tenneson juror.

 

2002

Award of Excellence, Best of Photography Annual, Photographer's Forum Magazine.

 

1994

Best of Show for Foreign Artists, Third International Women’s Photography Festival, Smolensk, Russia.

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

2016

On The Edge of Chance- Jane Olin + Elizabeth Opalenik, catalog, published by Carmel Center for Photographic Art.

 

2015

Carmel Magazine, Art by the Slice,  Summer/Fall, Carmel, CA.

Independent Presence, catalog, published by Celadon Arts.

Wandering Curvers, catalog, published by New York Center for Photographic Art.

International Juried Exhibition, A Portfolio Competition, catalog published by Center for Photographic Art.

 

2012

California Open Exhibition, catalog, published by Tag Gallery.

 

2010

Fine Print Program, published by Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.

 

2009

120th Annual Exhibition Catalogue, published by National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY.

 

2003

Salon d'Automine, exhibition catalogues, aslo 2001, 2001, Paris, France.

 

2002

Best of Photography Annual 2002, Photographer's Forum Magazine. 

 

2001

International Women Artists, Volume 2, 2001, Alliance of Women Artists.

Photographic Quarterly, Spring 2001, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY.

 

FINE-ART PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2016- 2008

The Pen & Brush, Inc., New York, NY.

National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY. 

Women in Photography International.

Image Makers, Monterey, CA.

 

2016- 2000

Alliance of Women Artists, San Francisco, CA.

 

2015

Center for Photographic Art Advisory Council, Carmel, CA.


2008- 2005

Exhibitions, Acquisitions, and Programming Committee, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.


2002- 1998

Trustee, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.

 

COLLECTIONS

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.

Women in Photography International Archive, Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.

Sierra Instruments, Inc., Monterey, CA.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Monterey, CA.