About Jane Mann

Artist Statement

As a fine art photographer and digital print maker, I look for the beauty, the unusual, or the irony in the details of a scene.  I particularly like to zoom in for a close look at a subject which might be ordinary if seen in normal perspective.  I also use atmosphere, composition, and light to dramatically enhance a subject and to impart a sense of place to landscapes or cityscapes.  Reflection, color, texture and contrast are also dimensions I explore and adjust to make an image more memorable.  My work with digital equipment and programs has allowed me to create images and photomontages with which I hope to provoke thought and in which I encourage the viewer to participate.   Some photographs beg to be altered or to join others to make a statement or express an emotion.  Digital enhancements, addition or deletion of color, and selection of the most suitable substrate can often best convey an image’s message.

Memberships and Associations

  • Artists’ Lofts, Round Hill, VA
  • Loudoun Arts Council
  • Loudoun County Artisan Trail
  • The Art League, Alexandria, VA
  • Gallery 75, Alexandria, VA
  • Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC
  • Arlington Artists Alliance

Awards

  • Capitol Hill Art League awards (2019)
  • Best in Show, Capitol Hill Art League Juried Exhibition at the Hill Center (2018)
  • The Torpedo Factory Artists Association Award of Merit at Art in City Hall
  • Art in City Hall honorable mentions
  • The Art League equal awards

Exhibitions

  • Viewfinders: 8 Photographers, Hill Center (March-April 2018)
  • Details, Eno Wine Bar (March-April 2018)
  • Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour (June 2018 and 2019)
  • Layers, Washington Printmakers Gallery (November 2017)
  • Bella Italia, Via Umbria Galleria, (October 2016)
  • Busted, Washington Printmakers Gallery (September 2016)
  • Loudoun USA, Main Taunus-Galerie, Hofheim, Germany
  • Women’s Work and Loudoun Waterways, Loudoun Arts
  • Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Touchstone Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • AnnMarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Solomons, MD
  • Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Georgetown, DC
  • Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Art in City Hall, Alexandria, VA
  • Numerous Art League membership exhibits, Alexandria, VA
  • Numerous exhibits at Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA
  • Numerous exhibits at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC
  • Numerous exhibits at Gallery Underground and Gallery Clarendon, Arlington, VA
  • Featured Artist – Fenestre Veneziane, Fairfax Art League, Fairfax, VA

Studies in photography, digital imaging, mixed media and art marketing in Honolulu and at various Metro DC institutions.