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 Janet Strayer

Vancouver and Saturna Island, B.C., Canada






Recent SOLO EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS: 2020- present (others below) 

 Jurors Choice Award 2021, Arts Council, Southern Gulf Islands Regional Exhibition

 Zack Gallery, Vancouver:Wings of Imagination  

 Centennial Theatre, N.Vancouver: Being There 

 Place des Arts, Vancouver: Flow

Recent INTERNATIONAL JURIED SHOWS 2020- present (others below)

 Painting on the Edge, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, 2023, 2021 and 2020 exhibits                   

 Annual International Representational Exhibit, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, 2024-2020 


  • B.A. cum laude Barnard College, Columbia University (New York)

  • Fulbright Award

  • M.A., and Ph..D. Simon Fraser University (Vancouver), Professor Emerita

  • Academy of Realist Art (Toronto)

  • Instituto Allende and Bellas Artes (Mexico)

  • Emily Carr Diploma Program (Vancouver)

  • Capilano Advanced Arts Certificate (Vancouver) 



  • Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver (Art Rental Collection)

  • Saatchi Art Online, Artist Recognition citation

  • Federation of Canadian Artists

  • Singulart ​​​


2022  Southern Gulf Islands Tourism video (BC)

2021  Art2Life video,   Inspiration Focus (International)

2019 Vita publication, Close-Up on Art (BC)

2014  Sin Fronteras newspaper (BC)

Selected ART EXHIBITIONS (*Solo or Award)   

  • *Jurors Choice Award, Southern Gulf Islands Art, 2021 

  • Painting on the Edge, International Juried Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, July-Aug., 2023

  • Painting on the Edge, International Juried Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, July-Aug., 2021

  • Annual International Representational Exhibit, Juried, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Sept. 2020

  • Painting on the Edge, International Juried Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Dec-Jan. 2020

  • *Wings of Imagination, Zack Gallery, Nov.2019-Jan.2020

  • ,*Being There, Centennial Theatre Art Exhibit, Sept.2019-Jan.2020

  • *Flow: Nature, Art, and Mind, Place des Arts, Vancouver, Dec-Jan.2019

  • *Flow: Envisioning Nature, District Foyer Gallery, North Vancouver, Sept.-Nov, 2018

  •  *Wings, Waterfront Theatre Gallery, Vancouver, Jan-March 2018

  •  Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver, January 2018

  • Painting on the Edge, international curated exhibit, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, July-Aug, 2017

  • Earthward, Saturna Island, B.C., March, 2017;

  • Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver, January, 2017

  • *Esprit, Saturna Island, B.C., October2016-January,2017

  • *2016-present: Recognized Artist status commendation by Saatchi Online curators,

  • Festa 2016, Group Show, Acqualoreto Culture, August, 2016, Umbria, Italy (2016 was spent in Europe)

  • *Huaca: Spirit of Place, North Vancouver Arts Council, District Library Gallery, Aug.-Sept.29, 2015

  • Of Fables and Myths, Saturna Island, April-July, 2015

  • Artists in Our Midst, Roundhouse Exhibit, May, 2015

  • Cerulean, Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver, Feb., 2015

  • Art Rental Show, Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver, Jan. 2015

  • *Praise, Britannia Centre, Vancouver, Jan. 2015

  • *Finalist, Fire and Ice, Artscene Today, 2014, Dec. 2014

  • Pieced Together, The Cultch, Vancouver, BC, Nov-Dec, 2014

  • *Animal Lovers, Jericho Art Center, Vancouver, BC, June, 2014

  • Artists in Our Midst, Roundhouse Exhibit, May, 2014

  • Federation of Canadian Artists, Abstracts juried show, March, 2014

  • Jansen Art Center Fall Exhibit, Lynden, WA., 2013

  • Insight Gallery Group Show, Galiano Island, Sept., 2013

  • Federation of Canadian Artists, Abstracts juried show, Jan., 2013

  • Artists In Our Midst, Roundhouse Exhibit, Vancouver, May, 2012

  • *Child  Out of Time Reborn, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, April 3-22, 2012

  • Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape, juried show, Feb., 2012

  • Federation of Canadian Artists Abstract, juried show, Feb., 2012

  • Federation of Canadian Artists Works on Paper, juried show, Jan., 2012

  • Federation of Canadian Artists Autumn Salon juried show, Oct.,2011

  • Federation of Canadian Artists Still-Life juried show, Sept., 2011

  • Painting on the Edge! International Juried Show, Aug.-Sept., 2011

  • Invited Group Show, Acqualoreto Cultural Festival,, Umbria, Italy, August, 2011

  • *First Place in The Artist's Magazine all-media juried international competition, 2010

  • *Finalist, Figurative Art, ArtScene Today, 2011

  • *Child Out of Time, Zack Gallery, Vancouver, June 2010

  • Featured Artist, Artists in Our Midst, May, 2010

  • 2005-2009 Group Shows: Simon Fraser Art Gallery; Burnaby Art Gallery; Grand Forks Art Gallery, Seymour Art Gallery                                                        



  • author, Creative Life News online art and travel essays 

  • 2018 on Vimeo: Child Out of Time, a narrated video-animation with music

  • 2016 on  Vimeo: Incantations (In Search of the Miraculous)

  • Author of regular column series, "Artist En Route", in Art Avenue magazine 2015-2016

  • Featured painting "Little Adolf" in Vancouver Opera's online page promoting the opera, "Stickboy" (2015)

  • Featured artwork, full page in Barnard Magazine (New York, 2014)

  • Featured artwork in International Contemporary Artists, Vol.VII (2013)

  • Featured artwork in Strokes of Genius 4 , North Light Books (2012), American Artist magazine

  •  Federation of Canadian Artists online publications


  • Unlocking Visual Creativity workshop. Ptarmigan Society, B.C., 2017

  • Wrestling the Angel:Creativity in Art and Science. Conference on Art and Culture,Simon Fraser University, B.C.

  • Digital Technology and Traditional Art-Making: How Art Begets Art. Seymour Art Gallery, B.C.


  • art donations and fundraising events for arts, culture, community, and humanitarian development

Artist, Janet Strayer at work outside her Saturna Island art studio.


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