About

BIOGRAPHY
Jane Marquez’s muse and inspiration to create art is the color of light and its atmospheric effects on various subjects. Her style has been compared to that of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth over the years. Jane’s art can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world, including in the City of Las Vegas and KNPR (National Public Radio) Collections.

Although art, in any form, has been Jane Marquez’s life-long passion, her professional art career did not begin until the 1990’s. She received her AA Fine Art Degree from Palomar College in California, and continued to take workshops with such noted master artists as: William Hook, Michael J. Carter, William Scott Jennings, and Sally Strand. From 1996 until 2011, Jane taught art to children and adults before retiring to devote her full time to painting.

Jane Marquez was born and raised in the Midwest, but has lived on both the Florida and California Coasts. After their children were grown, she and her husband, Ruben, settled in Las Vegas, where she continues to maintain her studio.

STATEMENT
“The subjects I choose for my paintings come from personal encounters with people, places, or things. The compositions I create are worked out from sketches and photos of these subjects, but imbued with quite a bit of imagination. Sometimes the ideas come quickly, other times they are worked out over a period of years. I like to paint with opaque mediums (pastels, acrylics, or oils) because they have properties that allow for changes as the painting evolves. I am most fascinated with the color of light and shadow, and the way that it falls across a subject. My hope is that the viewer will feel compelled to take a moment to really see and to be drawn into my compositions.”

SELECTED AWARDS
2013 Three Awards in Three Mediums —City Lights Juried Fine Art Show: First & Second Place in Drawing and in Pastel; Honorable Mention in Acrylics
2011 Second Place Painting Oil/Acrylic—City of Las Vegas Celebrating Life 2011
Four Awards in Four Mediums — Las Vegas Helldorado Days Art Show First Place Acrylic and in Pastel; Second Place Drawing; Third Place Oils
2010 Three Awards in Two Mediums —City Lights Spring Juried Fine Art Show: First & Second Place in Drawing and in Pastel; Second Place in Acrylics
Two Awards in Two Mediums—City Lights Fall Juried Fine Art Show: First Place in Drawing/Pastel; Honorable Mention in Acrylics
Honorable Mention—City of Las Vegas Celebrating Life 2010
2006 Best of Show—Boulder City Art Guild Show
2005 First Place/Purchase Award—Nevada Public Radio 25th Anniversary Art Competition
Third Place in Drawing—Las Vegas Art Museum Fall Art Roundup
First Place—People’s Choice Award, Nevada Pastel Society
2004 McFadden Award—Boulder City Art Guild Gallery (Boulder City, NV)
2001 Three Awards in Three Mediums—Del Mar Fair Fine Art Exhibition (San Diego, CA): Two People’s Choice Awards in Acrylics and in Black/White Drawing; Honorable Mention in Mixed Media
1999 First Place in Oil/Acrylic—Las Vegas Art Museum Fall Art Roundup
1997 Two Awards in Two Mediums—Del Mar Fair Fine Art Exhibition (San Diego, CA): Second Place in Pastel; Third Place in Oils

SELECTED JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 City of Las Vegas Celebrating Life 2012
PUAH (Pop Up Art House) Salon Show (Henderson, NV)
City of Las Vegas 5th St School Gallery “Viva Les Femmes” and “Cyclical” Exhibits
Las Vegas City Hall Chamber Gallery Inaugural Exhibition “Vegas Scapes”
2011 City of Las Vegas 5th St School Gallery “Desert Spaces”
Las Vegas City Hall Bridge Gallery “Celebrating Life Winners Circle”
2010 Las Vegas City Hall Bridge Gallery “Celebrating Life Winners Circle”
2005 Las Vegas Art Museum Fall Art Roundup
Nevada Public Radio 25th Anniversary Touring Exhibit
2003 Las Vegas City Hall Bridge Gallery Inaugural Exhibition “Viva Downtown, Celebrating the Aerial Gallery”
Las Vegas Art Museum Fall Art Roundup
Las Vegas Community Center “Occupied Space, Connecting Artists with Public Spaces”
2002 Reed Whipple Cultural Center “A Woven Tapestry of Perceptions”
2001 Del Mar Fair Fine Art Exhibition (San Diego, CA)
Las Vegas Art Museum Exhibition: “Spring Primavera”
1999 Las Vegas Art Museum Exhibitions: “Fall Art Roundup” and “Spring Primavera”
1998 Las Vegas Art Museum Exhibition: “Fall Art Roundup”
1997 North San Diego County Society of Fine Arts Exhibition (Poway, CA)
Del Mar Fair Fine Art Exhibition (San Diego, CA)
Escondido Municipal Gallery Inaugural Exhibition “Local Color II” (Escondido, CA)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007 The Gallery at Liberty Pointe, Henderson
2003 Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse
2002 Charleston Heights Arts Center, Las Vegas

ART EDUCATION
A.A. Degree in Fine Art (Palomar College, San Marcos, CA)
Workshops with Master Artists: Sally Strand, William Scott Jennings, Michael Carter, William Hook.

PUBLIC ART
East Las Vegas Community Center (Painting)
Las Vegas Library (Children’s Library Banner)
North Las Vegas Boulevard Cultural Corridor (13 Flag Pole Banners)

PUBLISHED ART
Nevada Public Radio’s 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Poster
City of Las Vegas Pamphlet Illustrations “Explore the Cultural Corridor”
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum Rack Cards
Rancho Valencia Resort Christmas Cards, Fairbanks Ranch, CA
Logo Re-design for Xerox Corporation in San Diego, CA
Cover Art, Palomar College Class Schedule, San Marcos, CA
“Reflections Artists Journal” Magazine, Vol. 1, April 2005

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Huffey, Dorothy “Bill Boyd honored during Nevada Public Radio Gala”, LV Review Journal, March 31, 2005, p. 3E.
Frigard, Monique “Marquez finds ‘Connections’ through her painting”, LV Review Journal,
February 7, 2005, p. 3E. www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2005/Feb-07-Mon-2005/living/25783414.html
Bond, Tiffannie “Art forms connections”, View, January 12, 2005, p. 10AA
White, Ken “Connected”, LV Review Journal, Neon, February 4, 2005, p. 51.
Bond, Tiffannie “Artist to show her Visions”, View, June 30, 2004, p. 8AA
Morgan, Charles “La Luz”, Las Vegas Mercury, September 19-25, 2002, p.62.
Twardy, Chuck “Splendid Isolation”, Las Vegas Weekly, Dec. 12-18, 2002, p.57.
Twardy, Chuck “Unraveling the Tapestry”, Las Vegas Weekly, May 9-15, 2002.