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"To capture forever joy, exuberance, beauty and life's quiet moments amid the chaos is my ultimate goal in painting."
-Janine Dunn Wade
Born in New York City, Janine Dunn Wade received her B.F.A. from Villanova University in 1981, also studying abroad in Paris, Italy, and Mexico. Painting mostly with pastels, and more recently oils, much of her work depicts the bucolic landscape of Bucks County, with her aim being "to allow the viewer that rare moment in the breakneck pace of today's society, to relive and celebrate, to emotionally connect his soul with a moment and place in time." Her work has been exhibited locally, receiving awards from Phillips' Mill and the Coryell Gallery, among others. She currently lives with her family in Doylestown.
Janine Dunn Wade. Image courtesy of the artist. James A. Michener Art Museum archives.
B.F.A., Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, 1981
American College in Paris, Paris, France, Spring, 1980
Painting Seminars and Classes at the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA and in Guanajuato, Mexico
Teachers and Influences
Pat Martin, Stuart Shils, James Himsworth III, George Thompson, Robert Beck, and Bruce Samuelson
Influenced by Wolf Kahn, Arthur Carles, William Lathrop, Mary Cassatt, Robert Spencer, Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, and Pierre Bonnard
Connection to Bucks County
Wade says, "I live in Doylestown where I am raising my family. I have done plein air painting throughout Bucks County."
Colleagues and Affiliations
Pat Martin, Stuart Shils, James Himsworth III, Robert Beck, George Thompson
Phillips' Mill Art Committee Member, 1995-present
Member of the Doylestown Art League, 2002-present
Canal Frame Gallery, Washington Crossing, PA, 2010
Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, PA, 2007-2009
Artsbridge, Juried Exhibition, Lambertville, NJ, 2005-2010
Coryell Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Lambertville, PA, 2002-2011
Doylestown Art League, Juried Exhibition, Doylestown, PA, 2002-2008
Woodmere Art Museum, Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2008
Tinicum Arts Festival, Tinicum, PA, 2008
Mixed Media, Doylestown, PA, 2003, 2005-2007
Phillips' Mill Annual Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA, 1995, 1997, 2000-2002, 2004, 2006-2007, 2009
LaFond Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995
First Place, Creative Flow Paper Art, Canal Frame Gallery, 2010
Award of Merit, Sabine Rose Gallery, 2007
Lambertville Historical Society Award, Coryell Gallery, 2007
Community Association Award, Phillips' Mill, 2002
Award for Realistic Landscape of the Delaware Valley, Phillips' Mill, 2009