So happy to be included by the most excellent Jane UnChained!
On July 31, 2021, panel members spoke about their individual journeys as artists, vegans, and advocates, sharing how they came to use the arts as an instrument for raising awareness about animals and for creating positive change. Alfee West as the panel moderator, and I joined panelists Allison Argo, Michael Harren, Joanne Kong, and Donald Vincent (aka Mr. Hip).
You can see recording here. My segment is from 54:55 for 10 minutes and Q & A at the end.
I’m thrilled to have A Boy’s Bullet selected to go to Fitchburg Art Museum after the Inside Voices Exhibition at ArtsWorcester!
The ArtsWorcester exhibition is up now, After that, A Boy’s Bullet will exhibit at FAM June 26th - Sept 5th, 2021.
Here is Marjorie Rawle, Ferrana Assistant Curator at FAM speaking on why she made the 10 selections to go to the FAM summer exhibition. I love her comments on my piece (9:33 - 11:05).
I received a wonderful email from Kevin Eastman — of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fame — who provides the home for The Messenger. Kevin offered me this quote to share:
"I just wanted to let you know, every single day of my life The Messenger looks over me and protects me. It is the first thing I see when I walk into my studio, and I think of what an awesome artist, advocate, person you are - so inspiring. It has been a nearly a decade since you and this angel entered my life... just wanted to say Thank You - and let you know how important and special this painting is, and what it means to me."
Janell O’Rourke joined me in reflecting on animals in our artwork, and through the lens of other women in the visual arts, and the influence photographer and animal advocate Jo-Anne McArthur has with her powerful photography for animals.
Carolyn Merino-Mullin, The Animal Museum founder, gallery & exhibit curator, emceed this event.
Jo-Anne McArthur, the 2019 Compassion Arts’ Artists for Ahimsa honoree, was presented our award/painting The Last Picture.
Cyrus Mejia, visual artist, co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society and Ravens Heart Gallery, received the Ahimsa award painting Mejia Magic for 2020.
Four states of State of the Union series completed at RAREAir residency and exhibited in Adams State University’s Hatfield Gallery in Alamosa Colorado
Exciting News! I will be showing a group of new paintings this summer at William Scott Gallery in Provincetown, MA
OPENING RECEPTION: JULY 19, 7 - 9 PM
Exhibition: July 19 - August 1, 2019
Ptown. Art. Summer. What could be better!
This coming January I am excited to be a part of Adams State University’s Rare A.I.R. artist-in-residence program in Colorado. I was accepted to work on my State of the Union series, which at this point consists of my first painting Florida.
The project will eventually have paintings of all of the states with the positive images we associate with that state- state flag, state animal, slogan, and their attractions, and in bubbles, some of the shameful things that go on with the animals of that state.
I look forward to almost three weeks of uninterrupted painting in the provided studio space, with support and sharing with the faculty and students there.
"Cat Tales" for Westport River Watershed Alliance benefit
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
Feb 29- March 9, 2019
I’m so excited to be a part of this awesome group at RESCUECON! I’ll be talking about my increasing love affair with animals—through my paintings!
I’d love to see you if you're nearby Feb 23 + 24, 2019 in Oxnard, CA—just north of LA.
I'm thrilled to be a part of the 20 artists' looking at our relationship with our animal companions!
Opening reception: December 14, 2018 6-8pm
Nov 30- March 3, 2019
New Bedford Art Museum (NBAM)
608 Pleasant St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Pop-up show during Padanaram Christmas Weekend Festival. Many artworks for sale under 14" x 14".
Dec 7-9, 2018
Opening reception: Dec 7, 2018, 5-8pm
404 Elm St
S. Darmouth, MA
New MP3 Vegan Paradise features my artwork on front and back cover.
Thank you Mr Hip-- worlds most handsome vegan. So happy to have Bubble Series Separate Not Equal, and Insatiable used in such a perfect way!!
I was happy to present my artwork and story for the series You Art What You Eat at the Boston Veg Food Fest as part of the Compassion Arts Festival. Other presenters included composer and performer Michael Harren and poet, musician and performer Donald Vincent aka Mr. Hip.
I was honored to emcee the screening of The Last Pig at the Kendall Square Cinema in Boston. After the screening, Compassion Arts presented the first Compassion Arts Award—my painting, A New Dawn, inspired by the film—to Allison Argo, the director of the film.
Read the Boston Voyager article "Meet Jane O'Hara."
Jane was selected as a finalist in the Fall 2017 competition ANIMA <> ANIMUS <> ANIMAL -- an exploration of the complex connections between humans and animals -- for the online gallery Art Scene Today.
Listen to Jane's interview on Talking Animals with Duncan Strauss on NPR affiliate WMNF in Tampa, Florida.
My book on the Beasts of Burden artists and how the exhibit came to be, called Beasts of Burden—Our Complex Relationship With Animals, is now available for $20.
Compassion Arts and Culture & Animals Foundation have invited me to present about my art and the artists of my exhibit Beasts of Burden for the Festival that weekend. I have a song, video, spoken word and art presentation planned with some great help.
Jenny Johnson of New England Dream House interviews artist Jane O'Hara about her work painting animal portraits.