Janet Woodcock Photography

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The first camera I remember my family having was a Brownie. The square black and white pictures would come back with scalloped edges and bound in a small book. It was like a story. It was a thrill second only to Life magazine arriving in our mail box every week with photographs by all the greats of the time. One day, when I was 17, I entered a camera store in Detroit and spent all the money my Grandmother had left me for my education on a Rolleiflex Twin Lens camera and a 4x5 Beseler enlarger. They were both in the store window and I just couldn't resist. I wasn't sure what to do with them and my father wasn't at all happy with me but I am still using both today, that same enlarger being the only one ever in my darkroom. Some things were just meant to be.

I decided to pursue this passion professionally in 1980 and studied for a year at the Art Institute of Boston and then the following year at the New England School of Photography. I worked for several newspapers, where I learned truly how to make a picture under any circumstance, and then ventured into free-lance assignment work until the mid nineties when I decided to devote all my energy to my own projects.

I am committed to the traditional craft of photography ... using film and working in a darkroom making silver prints, which are then toned with various hand-mixed toners. I am still in awe, after all these years, of the power of photography to still a moment and offer proof of existence.



GALLERIES

Left Bank Gallery
Wellfleet, MA 


Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2009   Solo Exhibit, Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA
2008 Solo Exhibit, Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA
2007 Solo Exhibit, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2006 Spirits of the West Invitational group show Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO
Photography Now Group show juried by Henry Horenstein South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

Summer Group Show Candace Dwan Gallery, Katonah, NY
2005 Solo Exhibit Candace Dwan Gallery, Katonah, NY
2004 Testimonials Two person show with Keith Carter, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO

Spring Group Show Candace Dwan Gallery, Katonah, NY
2003 Group show, featured artist Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
Artists Respond to War Invitational group show, Field Gallery, West Tisbury, MA

Small, Smaller, Smallest Juried group show, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2002 Group exhibit Candace Dwan Gallery, Katonah, NY
BarnYard Solo exhibit, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

Relics of the Nest: Illusion and Memory five person show, Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA

Group show, featured artist Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
BarnYard Solo exhibit, Gallery One, Boston, MA
2001 Poetics of Space five person show, Shaw Cramer Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA

Group show, featured artist Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
Group show Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven, MA
2000 Group show Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA
Group show Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
Group show Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven, MA
1999 Group Show Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
1997 Group show Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA

SELECTED JURIED FINE ART SHOWS

2008	Atlanta Fine Art Show, Atlanta, GA
57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Gracie Square Art Show, New York, NY
Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY
Bruce Museum Fine Art Show, Greenwich, CT
Westport Fine Art Show, Westport, CT
2007 Saint Louis Art Fair, Clayton, MO
Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Artisphere, Greenville, SC
Paradise City Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY
Bruce Museum Fine Art Show, Greenwich, CT
Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD
Artrider Gramercy Park Armory Show, New York, NY
2006 Saint Louis Art Fair, Clayton, MO
Bruce Museum Fine Art Show, Greenwich, CT
Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD
Paradise City Arts, Marlborough, MA
Arts Festival at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Crafts Park Avenue, New York, NY
2005 Saint Louis Art Fair, Clayton, MA
Arts Festival at Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
Bruce Museum Fine Art Show, Greenwich, CT
Fine Furnishings Show, Providence, RI
Paradise City Arts, Marlborough, MA
Crafts Park Avenue, New York, NY
2004 Paradise City Arts, Marlborough, MA
Paradise City Arts, Valley Forge, PA
Arts Festival at Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
Fine Furnishings Show, Providence, RI
2003 Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD
Crafts Park Avenue, New York, NY


HONORS and AWARDS

2010	Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Photography Award
2009 Atlanta Fine Art Show, Photography Award
2008 Lenswork, September/October issue, Barnyard portfolio
Bruce Museum Fine Art Show, Photography Award


2007 Bruce Museum Fine Art Show, Photography Award
2006 Saint Louis Art Fair, Juror's Choice Award
Bruce Museum Fine Art Show, Museum Choice Award
Photography Now, National Juried Competition, Award of Merit
2005 Bruce Museum Fine Art Show, Photography Award
2004 Providence Fine Furnishings Show, Best in Show, Fine Art

Education

New England School of Photography, Boston, MA
Advanced Photograhic Studies 1981-1982
Graduated May 1982, honors in color

Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
Photographic Studies, 1980-1981

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Undergraduate liberal arts program 1965-1969
Graduated 1969 cum laude


Teaching Experience

1985-2000 New England School of Photography