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Regan Russel Tribute

(Posted: 07/01/2020)

Regan Russel died giving comfort and water to terrified dehydrated young pigs at slaughterhouse at #TorontoPigSave. She was killed by the truck that was carrying them. This painting, #SavePigs4Regan, I did when I heard the tragic news. It will be used to raise funds and spread awareness for Repealing Bill 156--a recently passed Ag Gag law criminalizing ANY exposure or compassion given to pigs and other animals in factory farms or transport trucks on way to slaughterhouses.

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New Work - Back to the Future

(Posted: 03/02/2020)
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Due to Covid19 the ability to view the  In Transition exhibition at Arts Worcester scheduled for March 20 - April 18, 2020 is postponed.

There are hopes for a June closing event instead,  I’ll keep you posted.

Arts Worcester
44 Portland Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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Four New States of State of the Union Series Completed

(Posted: 02/25/2020)

Four states of State of the Union series completed at RAREAir residency and exhibited in Adams State University’s Hatfield Gallery  in Alamosa Colorado

View State of the Union artwork

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Compassion Speaks: Women Artists for Animals

(Posted: 10/25/2019)
The Last Picture

The Last Picture

Due to COVID19, how and when we will present you with Women Artists For Animals is currently unknown. It may be virtual or happen at a later date TBD. We’ll keep you posted!

More information will be available soon. Please visit Compassion Arts for details of the event coming in a few months!

I am happy to be presenting with Compassion Arts in NYC.

Janell O’Rourke joins 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.   

Poet Gretchen Primack will emcee this event and read a selection of her poetry.

Jo-Anne McArthur is this year’s Artists for Ahimsa honoree and will be presented our award/painting I painted which i call The Last Picture.

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Exhibition at William Scott Gallery

(Posted: 06/10/2019)

Exciting News! I will be showing a group of new paintings this summer at William Scott Gallery in Provincetown, MA 

Exhibition: July 19 - August 1, 2019

Ptown. Art. Summer. What could be better!

Click here for map.

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Rare A.I.R. Artist-in-residence

(Posted: 05/02/2019)


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.

Adams State University logo

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Oars and Paddles Exhibition

(Posted: 03/09/2019)

"Cat Tales" for Westport River Watershed Alliance benefit

Dedee Shattuck Gallery
Westport, MA 
Feb 29- March 9, 2019

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(Posted: 01/16/2019)

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.

Here are the presenters.

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New Bedford Art Museum "Who Saved Who?"

(Posted: 12/05/2018)

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


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South Coast Artists

(Posted: 12/05/2018)

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


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Mr. Hip Vegan Hip Hop Poet Released New MP3

(Posted: 12/05/2018)

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!!

Available MP3

View more about Mr. Hip's Vegan Paradise.

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Boston Veg Food Fest 2018

(Posted: 10/23/2018)

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.

View more information about the Boston Veg Food Fest.

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The Last Pig 2018

(Posted: 10/23/2018)

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.

View more about The Last Pig.

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Boston Voyager Interview

(Posted: 09/17/2018)

Read the Boston Voyager article "Meet Jane O'Hara."

Click here to read the article.

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Jane on the MikeyPod Podcast

(Posted: 03/19/2018)
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Selected as finalist for ANIMA <> ANIMUS <> ANIMAL for the online gallery Art Scene Today

(Posted: 03/05/2018)

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.

Go to ANIMA <> ANIMUS <> ANIMAL website

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Jane on the Radio with Duncan Strauss of Talking Animals

(Posted: 02/26/2018)

Listen to Jane's interview on Talking Animals with Duncan Strauss on NPR affiliate WMNF in Tampa, Florida.

Talking Animals website

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Beasts of Burden Book

(Posted: 11/06/2017)

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.

Click here for more information and to purchase the book.

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Beasts of Burden in NYC

(Posted: 08/03/2017)

O’Hara Projects presents a pop-up exhibit of Beasts of Burden. Opening reception Friday Oct 20 5-8pm and show open through Sunday. 208 E 73rd (3rd Ave at TUF Gallery) NYC

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Presentation at Festival in NYC

(Posted: 08/03/2017)

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.

Tickets on sale now.

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New England Dream House Interview with Jane O'Hara

(Posted: 01/13/2013)

Jenny Johnson of New England Dream House interviews artist Jane O'Hara about her work painting animal portraits.