JANET BOLTAX

 

Based in Montclair, NJ
(973) 986-8980
E-Mail: jsboltax@verizon.net

 

Solo Exhibits and Small Group Shows

March 2016: Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary, Michigan University Health Center, Ann Arbor, MI

December 2015: Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary, Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ

April 2015: Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary, Monmouth University, Monmouth, NJ

March 2014: Narratives, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

March 2014: Stories We Tell, Gallery See, Montclair, NJ

May 2011: Exploring the Creative Process: Portraits and Commentary, The Peck School Gallery, Morristown, NJ

February 2011: Exploring the Creative Process: Portraits and Commentary, Brassworks, Montclair, NJ

November 2010: The Print Matrix: Revealing the Layers, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ

March 2010: Animals, Studio Montclair Block Gallery, Montclair, NJ

September 2009: The Jewish Identity Project: Portraits and Commentary, Gold Gallery, Hebrew Tabernacle, New York, NY

September 2008: The Jewish Identity Project: Portraits and Commentary, Jewish Community Center or Northern Virginia, Fairfax, VA

May 2008: ProArts Drawing Exhibition, Jersey City, NJ

April 2008: The Interchurch Center, NY, NY

March 2008: The Jewish identity Project: Portraits and Commentary, Jewish Community Center, West Orange, NJ

September 2004: Maurice Pine Free Public Library, Fairlawn, NJ

September 1999: Maurice Pine Free Public Library, Fairlawn, NJ

 

Juried Shows

June 2015: Viewpoints 2015, Aljira Gallery, Newark, NJ

June 2015: Face It: The Face in Contemporary Art, OnSite: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NJ

June 2010: Studio Montclair Summer Salon, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ

June 2010: Who We Are: Contemporary Portraits, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ

May 2010: 2010 New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Art, “Reality & Artifice, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

September 2009: Hudson County Arts Annual, The Justice Brennan Courthouse, Jersey City, NJ

January 2008: Menagerie, Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ

September 2007: Essex Exposed, Pierro Gallery, West Orange, NJ

June 2007: Studio Montclair’s What’s New?, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ

October 2005: 744 Redux, Newark Arts Council, juried by Chakaia Booker, Newark, NJ

March 2004: Let’s Face It: What is a Portrait, Gaelen Gallery, Whippany, N.J.

October 2002: Redefining the Figure, Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, N.J.

October 2001: Day or Night, Gallery 214, Montclair, N.J..

April 2001: Personal Scapes, Watchung Art Center, Watchung, N.J.

January 2000: Projected Visions: Montclair 2000, Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J.

 

Awards

September 2010: Art at the Oval, Livingston, NJ, Best In Show

September 2003: Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, Fairlawn Art Association Annual Show, First Prize

Summer 2009: Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, Fair Lawn Art Association Annual Show, First Prize

 

Reviews

2011 – “Don’t Look for Landscapes: Bodies of Work,” Elizabeth Oguss, The
Montclair Times, NJ, February 3

2008 – “Portrait of the Artist as a Questioning Jew,” Deborah Shapiro, New Jersey Jewish News, March 13

 

Professional and Academic Affiliations

2009-Present: Oil Painting Instructor at Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ

2012-2013: Portrait Painting Instructor at The Art Garage

2009-2013: Marantz Fellowship Instructor at Jewish Community Center, West Orange, NJ

2004-2013: Oil Painting Instructor at Montclair Adult School, Montclair, NJ

2011-2012: Art Instructor at Sharron Miller Dance Studio Summer Camp, Montclair, NJ

2010: Instructor for Kids’ Summer Art Workshops, Arts Guild of New Jersey, Rahway, NJ

Member of Studio Montclair

 

Education

1979-1982: Art Student’s League in New York on scholarship

B.F.A 1977, State University of New York at Buffalo