Janet Strayer

Vancouver and Saturna Island, B.C., Canada

 E: info@janetstrayerart.com


 604-874-5400 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada



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

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

  • 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 (2015-present, Art Rental Collection)

  • Saatchi Art Online

  • Federation of Canadian Artists

  • Singulart 


  • 2016+ website: www.janetstrayer.com

  • 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)

  • Photo-Interview with Sin Fronteras newspaper (Vancouver, December, 2014)

  • Janet Strayer blog about creative living, travels, sights, insights, art, tips, and adventures

  • 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.



  • Permanent collection of  VGH-UBC Art Foundation, 2019, 3 paintings i"Praise" set) 

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

  • Painting on the Edge, International Juried, 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

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

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

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

  • Art Rental Group Show, 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;

  • Art Rental Group Show, Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver, .January, 2017

  • *Esprit, Saturna Island, B.C.,October-2016-January,2017

  • 2016-present: Recognized Artist status attributed 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

  • Anonymous Show, Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver, Dec.2014

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

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

  • Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov., 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

  • 4 Squared, Group Show, Peace Centre, 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

  • Eastside CultureCrawl, Nov., 2011

  • 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

  • Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Printmaking Show, June, 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

  • Group exhibit, Roundhouse, Vancouver, April, 2010

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

  • Two-Artist Show, Galeria 814, Toronto, Oct. 2009

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



  • art donations to fundraising events for arts, culture, and development

  • art rental through Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver (2015-present)

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