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Artist CV

 


 

ARTIST CV

SUMMARY 2004 - present

Jana L. Bussanich is an artist who makes Fine Art Watercolor paintings.

Teaches online and In-person watercolor classes—founder of the Yellow Couch Creative, Community, and Classroom.

The author of Watercolor Technique and Color Theory Essentials of Watercolor Technique and Color Theory Essentials: Cultivate an Art Practice That Works For You and Your Art (2021).

ARTIST TRAINING

Military Arts Connection, Arts Facilitator 2019-Continuing

Approved Artist Facilitator for the Military Arts Connection (MAC) in El Paso County. Completed MAC training presented by the UCCS Veterans Health & Trauma Clinic and the required standard FBI background. 

Professional Artist Institute, Art MBA Program, 2021-Continuing 

Miguel Mayher, Art Business Coach: The Professional Artist Institute is a global organization that promotes real-world education for visual artists: painters, sculptors, and fine art photographers, 2021- continuing 

Connected Artist

Alice Sheridan Art, London Based Painter, and Art Business Coach 2019-2020

Creative Visionary Program

Nicholas Wilton, Art2Life Creative Visionary Program 2019-2020

Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center

Various Business Courses for Small Business Owners

2017 - continuing

The Alvarez Gallery and Art School - Chris Alvarez

Colorado Springs, CO 2010-continuing The study of life drawing and the human figure and oil painting.

Thomas J Owen

Colorado Springs, CO 2012

Watercolor Studies

Cottonwood Open Figure Studio

Colorado Springs, CO 2010

CLIENTS

Blue Dot Place, Development, LLC: Photography and Marketing. Interior and Exterior Building Art Concept, Design, and Development 2014 -2019

Bill Burgess, Artist-Sculptor, Photographic Storytelling, Website Development and Content Creations with Support 2014-2015

Tin Roof Productions, Producer, Set Design, Construction, and Decoration.

Show Photographer 2009 - continuing.

Colorado Springs Urban Intervention, Pikes Peak Better Block: Photographic Storytelling 2012

PROJECTS

Tin Roof Productions Theatre Company: Photographer and set designer for community and traveling theatre troupe.

  • 2016: Sense and Sensibility, an original musical, at the International Jane Austen Festival in the United Kingdom.
  • 2012 & 2019, Pride and Prejudice, an original musical performed in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Best of Springs 2021

Nominated Best (of three) Art Classes

(winner announced April 22, 2021)

Best of Springs 2018 

Best Art Class

Artist Residency, Château Orquevaux

18 Grande Rue | Orquevaux, France

Awarded October 2016, Residency 2017

COMMISSIONS

Outdoor Tree Sculpture, 2018

Commissioned by a private art collector in Colorado Springs, co

Three Original Watercolor Paintings, untitled, 2016

Commission by a private art collector in Pacific Grove, CA

Blue Dot Place, Apartment Building, 2016

Photography commission and installation of 30 photography prints shown in a private collection

Self-Portrait, 2015

Commissioned by a private art collector in Seattle, WA.

Homestead, 2012

Commissioned by a private art collector in Seattle, WA.

Veiled Beauty, 2009

Commissioned by the Greater Europe Mission for branding their booth in the Urbana International Trade Show.

Poppies, 2009, 20014, 2016, 2019

Branding of the original musical Pride and Prejudice by Karen Burnett Hamer, Tin Roof Productions

Commissioned by a private art collector in Seattle, WA.

Veiled Beauty, 2009

Commissioned by the Greater Europe Mission for branding their booth in the Urbana International Trade Show.

Poppies, 2009, 20014, 2016, 2019

Branding of the original musical Pride and Prejudice by Karen Burnett Hamer, Tin Roof Productions

EXHIBITIONS 

The Bridge Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Various First Friday Gallery Openings 2019-continuing

The Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Gratitude Group Show 2019 & 2020;

Solitude, Women of the Trees 2019

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Gala and First Friday Exhibition, August and September 2017

The Machine Shop, First Friday Exhibition

Regional Impressions, group show 2017

Artma, Glitterdome, Denver, CO

Art Benefiting the Morgan Adams Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Fund 2016

Pikes Peak Studio Tour 2014

Artspeak - Boston, MA

The communication of something about vices and virtues through the idea of a life story 2012

Book About Death Seattle

The Book About Death was an exhibit in Seattle. The exhibit resulted in a book project 2012

GALLERY REPRESENTATIONS

Alvarez Gallery & Art School

First Friday Exhibition Colorado Springs, CO 2019-present

Yellow Couch Gallery, Jana L. Bussanich Art

Shown by Appointment

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

First Friday Exhibition Colorado Springs, CO 2019 - present

Inn at the Lake, Art with a View

Lake City, CO 2021; 2022

Kreuser Gallery

Colorado Springs, CO 2019; 2020

Orly’s Art Gallery & Custom Framing

Colorado Springs, CO 2010, 2019

The Manitou of Arts Center

Manitou Springs, CO 2012-2013


Jana L Bussanich ~ Artist CV