Jan Tomlinson Master
About the Artist:
Jan Tomlinson Master is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in St. Augustine and Welaka, Florida. She received an undergraduate degree in Art from Stetson University and a MFA in Sculpture from the University of Delaware. Her work has been shown regionally at the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Florida School of the Arts, Florida Museum of Women Artists, Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, DeLand Museum of Art, and the Appleton Museum. Nationally, she has exhibited at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia as well as in college settings in Georgia and Arizona. In NE Florida her public art projects are sited at the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra, Bird Island Park in Ponte Vedra, the Police Athletic League in Jacksonville, and the Map of Olde St Augustine at the Visitors Information Center in St. Augustine. As one of the Compassionate 450 obelisk artists, she was chosen to represent St. Augustine in the sister city of Aviles, Spain for the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine.
Collaboration and education are an extension of her belief in the artist as healer and catalyst for change. In addition to lecturing in institutions of higher learning, believing that every child is at risk, she has taught art for girls clubs, 4-H, summer camps, after school programs, and incarcerated youth. Master received a HEAL grant to teach children with autism. Her public art involves working with the local community. Most summers she teaches for the Georgia Governors Honors Program.
Past Exhibitions at Arts on Douglas: