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Janie Olsen
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Artwork is sold through galleries. Please feel free to contact Janie Olsen at storybookstudio@gmail.com for gallery representation, detailed information about framed size, price of original paintings, and information on limited edition prints.

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Favorite links

Matzke Fine Art & Design

Frank & Dunya Gallery

Schack Art Center

Art Passions

BFree Studios

David Whistlecraft photography

Dean Rocky Barrick

Eden Hopkins

Expressive Arts Studio

Consortium Gallery

Index Arts Group

Paula Rey Art

Roxanne Jaross

Arts of Snohomish Gallery

The Saaski Gallery

Statement - Every story tells a picture...My acrylic paintings can be whimsical, mystical at times, or just simply there. Being a continual daydreamer, passionately attracted to fairy tales, nature, romance, the notion of opposites–good, evil, chaos, ugly, beautiful on and on, there is always some sort of story (or hidden meaning) behind each painting in my mind. Sometimes it is difficult to put into words what the meaning of a piece is, but each painting is to speak for itself and have the viewer go away with his or her own thoughts about the piece. What the viewer thinks about my work is more important than the story I may give. Inspiration comes from nature, animals, music, poetry, and stories.

Biography - Janie Olsen, born and raised in Western Washington, currently has her home & studio in Monroe Washington. Having painted all her life she says “it is a spiritual, driving force within myself”.
Realizing art was going to be one of the main the focuses of her life she graduated from The Burnley School of Professional Art (now Seattle Art Insitiute), where she studied design and illustration.

Working as a graphic designer during the day, she paints in the evenings and every other spare moment-making her somewhat of a recluse. Her head is filled with ideas and she is constantly sketching, painting and thinking of her next piece - like the Bob Dylan song says-“Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody, when I paint my masterpiece”.

Janie has work in several private collections, on-going work with Schack Art Center of Everett WA, Matzke Fine Art & Sculpture Park of Camano Island WA, Tsuga Fine Art & Framing of Bothell WA. She also participates in local events throughout the year as listed below.

Current events

Matzke Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Park
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Location:
2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island, WA
Coming in late April-New paintings Tulip King, A Little Luck for Licia, Isaac and Zosimus, Spirits of the Waterfall and the Crow/Raven mini series

Schack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett, WA 98201 Main Phone: 425.259.5050
Prints and small paintings

3231 Creatives 3231 Broadway Everett, WA 98201
"LIDS" group show April-May 2014-Cabbage Queen, Cabbage King and Zoltar

Art Loft Sisters Gallery/Fishermans Market and Grill 1032 W. Marine View DR, Everett, WA
26 original paintings are on display now through April 2014. You can a great breakfast or lunch there!

Exhibitions
April 2014-Tsuga Fine Art Gallery-Entirely Equine group show- Bothell WA
Feb-March 2014- 3231 Creatives-"LIDS" group show-Everett, WA
Jan. 2014-Las Laguna Gallery 24 and under-Small works group show-Laguna Beach, CA
January 2014- Schack Art Center-Pets on Parade group show-Everett, WA
Dec.
2013-Jan 2014-Tsuga Fine Art Gallery-Miniature Masterpieces and more group show- Bothell WA
Dec. 2013
-Las Laguna Gallery Animals and Fairytales group show-Laguna Beach, CA
Nov. 2013-Jan. 2014- Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park
Honey I Shrunk the Art
N
ov. 2013 White River Valley Museum-Small Works, Big Presents -
Auburn WA
Oct 201
3- 3231 Creatives- Birds and Bugs group show-Everett, WA

Oct 2013-Jan 2014- Sisters Palate Palette
group show-Everett, WA
Sept
/Oct 2013- Mt Lake Terrace annual juried show 3rd place minatures
September 2013 Hanson Scott Gallery Icon Show-Seattle WA
September 2013 Wise Designz Charmed Show - Everett WA
September 2013 Mount Lake Terrace 35th Annual Juried Show
August 2013- Anacortes juried show - Environments themed, Anacortes WA
July 2013 Emerald Downs Equine Art Show, Auburn WA 1st Place Acrylic
June 2013-Edmonds Art festival juried show
June 2013 - Schack Art Center - Art of the Garden Group show
June 2013-
Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park
Auction for the Artists & Gallery
May 2013 - Parklane Gallery annual Miniature show,Kirkland WA
-Honorable Mention
May 2013-Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park Perceptional Expressions group show
March/April 2013- Featured Artist at the Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

March 2013 - Gallery North Small works show, Edmonds WA

Jan/Feb 2013- Collective Visions Juried show, Bremerton WA- 3rd place 2-d art
Nov 2011/Jan 2013-Honey I Shrunk the Art! Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island WA

Dec 2012-Jan 2013 - Tsuga (Kaweyn) Gallery - Miniature Masterpieces and More! Bothell,WA

Oct/Nov 2012- The Really Big show! Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island WA

Sept
/Oct 2012- Mt Lake Terrace 34th annual juried show 1st place in miniatures
September 2012- Icon Show Hansen/Scott Gallery-Seattle WA
Augu
st 2012-Art of Port Townsend juired show- Special Award
July 201
2 - Equine Art 2012 3rd Place Acrylic Emerald Downs-Auburn WA
June 201
2 - Live Arts Bothell Art Festival Juried show& Miniatures, Honorable Mention Painting
s - Bothell WA
June 201
2 - Edmonds Art Festival-Main Juried & Miniature Art Show-Edmonds WA
June 2012 - Wise Designz Just for Fun-
1st place, Everett WA
May 2012 - Parklane Gallery annual Miniature show, Kirkland WA
March 2011-2012 - Gallery North Small works show, Edmonds WA
February 2012 - Solo Exhibit Mt. Lake Terrace Library
Dec. 2011-Jan 2012 - Tsuga (Kaweyn) Gallery - Miniature Masterpieces and More!
Bothell,WA
Nov. 2011/Jan. 2012- Breasts of The Northwest - Lowell Artworks, Everett, WA
Oct/Nov 201
1- Honey I Shrunk the Art!
Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island WA
Oct/Nov
2011-Embracing Mother Earth Group Show-Gallery by the Bay, Stanwood WA
Oct/Nov 2011- The Show Must Go On! Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island WA
Sept.
/October 2011 - Arts of the Terrace-Mount Lake Terrace WA
September 2011-Fraker/Scott Gallery - ICON show - Seattle WA
August/Oct 2011- V annivesrary group show - Lowell Artworks, Everett, WA
August 2011- PAW-CASSO Group Show-Gallery by the Bay, Stanwood WA
August 2011- Meyers Cafe Group Show
July-August 2011-Schack Art Center, Everett WA-18th juried show
July 2011 - Equine Art 2011 Emerald Downs-Auburn WA
July 2011- Frank & Dunya Gallery
solo show

June 2011 - Edmonds Art Festival-Main Juried & Miniature Art Show, 3rd place in miniatures-Edmonds WA
June 2011 - Live Arts Bothell Art Festival Juried show & Miniature, Bothell WA

May 2011 - Parklane Gallery annual Miniature show, Kirkland WA
April 2011 -The Mystical Realm Art Show, Renton WA
April 2011 - Norwescon 34 - Fantasy of the Mind, Sea Tac WA
April 2011-Meyers Cafe-Everett WA
March 2011 - Janet Wold Corner Studio, Spring show - Everett WA
March 2011 - Unclad Art - Stanwood WA
March 2011 - Gallery North Miniature & Small works show- Edmonds WA
Feb 2011-Collective Visions Gallery - 2011 Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition
Jan./Feb 2011 -Schack Art Center, Everett WA-Pets onParade
Jan./Feb 2011 - Domestic Animals Show - Lowell Artworks, Everett, WA
Dec. 2010-Jan 2011 - Kaweyn Gallery - Miniature Masterpieces and More!
Bothell,WA
Dec. 2010-Jan 2011 - Eastside Fine Art Association Gallery at Seattle Design Center
Nov./Dec., 2010 - White River Valley Museum Small Works Big Presents show - Auburn, WA
Nov./Dec., 2010 - Breasts of The Northwest - Lowell Artworks, Everett, WA
Oct/Nov
2010-Honey I Shrunk the Art! Matzke Fine Art-Camano Island WA
Oct./Nov. 2010 - Lynnwood Arts Commission at the Lynnwood Library-It's not easy being green
Oct./Nov. 2010
Eastside Fine Art Association 35th Annual Open Juried Show
October 2010 - Parklane Gallery Around the Block-group show, Kirkland WA
October 2010 - Arts of the Terrace-Mount Lake Terrace WA
September 2010 - Harvest Jubilee Show Camano Arts Association
August 2010 - Eastside Fine Art Association Members show-Columbia Winery
July 2010 - Eastside Fine Art Association Members Juried show
July 2010 - Art of the Garden Arts Council of Snohomish, Everett WA
July 2010 - Equine Art 2010 show Emerald Downs
June 2010 - Edmonds Art Festival Miniature Juried Art Show, Edmonds WA
June 2010 -
Honorable Mention Live Arts Bothell Art Festival Juried show, Bothell WA
May 2010 - Parklane Gallery 18th annual Miniature show, Kirkland WA
March 2010 - Unclad Art - Stanwood WA
February 2010 - Collective Visions Gallery - 2010 Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition
Nov./Dec., 2009 - Spirit of Giving Show at Everett Art Annex - Everett Arts Supply
Nov./Dec., 2009 - White River Valley Museum Small Works Big Presents show - Auburn, WA
Nov./Dec., 2009 - Breasts of The Northwest - Lowell Artworks, Everett, WA
October, 2009 - Feather, Fins & Fur juried show Parklane gallery - Kirkland WA
October 2009 - The Halloween Show Lowell Artworks, Everett, WA
September/October 2009 -Arts Council of Snohomish -Of Clocks & Crows
September 2009 - Arts of the Terrace, Mountlake Terrace WA
Honorable Mention
September 2009 - Alice in WonderLowell, Everett, WA
July 2009 -
Honorable Mention Arts Council of Snohomish Juried show
July 2009 - Equine Art 2009 show Emerald Downs
June 2009 -
Honorable Mention Live Arts Bothell Art Festival Juried show, Bothell WA
June 2009 - Edmonds Art Festival Miniature Juried Art Show, Edmonds WA
May 2009 - Parklane Gallery 17th annual Miniature show, Kirkland WA
May 2009 - Arts of Snohomish Creatures, Forms & Rhythms, Snohomish WA
March 2009 - Unclad Art - Stanwood WA
February 2009-
Best figurative painting "Arty Gras" show Art Merchant International, Monroe WA
February 2009 - It's Raining Men - Solovei Art Gallery, Everett WA
October 2008 - Featured Artist Cafe Americano, Everett WA
December 2008 - Trees Are Us - Solovei Art Gallery, Everett WA
December 2008 - Eastside Fine Art Association Juried show
February 2008 - Pets on Parade-Arts Council of Snohomish, Everett WA
March 2008 - Unclad Art, Stanwood WA
May 2008 - Featured Artist at Solovei Art Gallery, Everett WA
June 2008 - Edmonds Art Festival Juried Art Show, Edmonds WA
July 2008 - Art of the Garden Arts Council of Snohomish, Everett WA
September 2008 -
2nd place-Mukilteo Lighthouse Juried Show, Mukilteo WA
September 2008 - Arts of Snohomish Juried show
September 2008 - Song of the Siren-Arts Council of Snohomish, Everett WA
November 2008 - Eastside Association of Fine Arts Juried show, Redmond WA
October 2007 -
2nd Place Arts of Snohomish Juried Show, Snohomish WA
June 2007 - Edmonds Art Festival Juried Show, Edmonds WA
September 2007 - Mukilteo Lighthouse Juried Show, Mukilteo WA
March 2007 - Unclad Art, Stanwood WA
August 2007 - Art for Arf - Solovei Art Gallery, Everett WA
November 2006 - Holiday Show -Sisters Restaurant, Everett WA
July 2006 - Featured Artist Arts of Snohomish Gallery, Snohomish WA
2005-2011-was active member at Arts of Snohomish Co-op Gallery-served as board member 2007-2010
October 2005 -
Honorable Mention Arts of Snohomish Juried Show, Snohomish WA
September 2001 & 2006 -
Evergreen State Fair Best of Show