Belfast artist Jan Owen was awarded a Maine Artist Fellowship for 2019. She makes handmade books and panels incorporating words by various authors and hand lettered onto handmade papers or as hanging scrolls. She wants to draw the viewer in with color, pattern, texture or a brush mark.
Owen has collaborated with Maine poets John Tagliabue, Wes McNair, and Stuart Kestenbaum.
In the summer of 2019, Jan will be exhibiting at the international book fair in California in February. She will have work in the ‘Darkness and the Light’ exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art. in the summer, her work is shown at CRAFT in Rockland. She will be teaching a class at Maine Media in May and at the USM summer book arts program.
See Jan’s work on her website