For one weekend only, Saturday December 16th and Sunday December 17th, the art of Tamarind Master Printer Frank Janzen will be featured in a “pop up” show/sale at the Sheehan Gallery.
Janzen graduated from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada with a BFA (Honors) in 1994. He later attended the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, NM and emerged from their program a Master Printer in 1996.
Since 2001, Janzen served as the Master Printer for Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) located at St. Andrew’s Mission on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. In his time at CSIA, Janzen collaborated with a long list of emerging and established Native American artists. While at CSIA Janzen also taught a range of beginning and advanced printmaking workshops and additionally hand-printed the majority of the Institute’s more than 200 piece printworks collection.
Now, after 16 years at Crow’s Shadow, Janzen is retiring from CSIA and leaving this region to set up his own studio on Vancouver Island, BC. A prolific artist in his own right, his personal works have been in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Eastern Washington and Oregon and have traveled for display as far away as the Pataka Museum in Wellington, New Zealand. It is a selection of these works, spanning his art career from 1996 to the present, that will be exhibited and on sale at the Sheehan Gallery and, as a parting gift to our valley, the majority of Janzen's works in this pop up show/sale will be available for fifty dollars or less.
For this two day event, December 16th and 17th, the Sheehan Gallery will be open from 10 am to 4 pm to offer art lovers an amazing opportunity to acquire original artwork by a remarkable artist and technician for a fraction of its regular gallery price. Frank Janzen will also be in attendance during the Gallery’s Saturday hours to meet with collectors and answer questions.