Janet DeCover Title: Will
Janet DeCover Title: Will
  • Janet DeCover Title: Will
  • Janet DeCover Title: Will

Janet DeCover Title: Will


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Janet DeCover


Mixed Media

37" x 29.5"



DeCOVER, Janet Therese, 65, beloved, wife, sister, aunt and friend, passed from this life August 28, 2015, following a lengthy illness.

She had a memorable presence with a wonderful personality, a keen sense of humor, ability to engage in intense repartee, strong beliefs and a marvelous laugh. The grace she demonstrated during her illness was an inspiration to all- never complaining, with the attitude, "I can beat this." Janet was truly a "woman for all seasons" enjoying a wide range of interests and activities.

She was a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University; the founder of Main Art, along with her business partner, Rudi Winebrenner, that became her pride and joy and achieved much success over almost four decades; an artist in her own right and a respected member of the art community and Reynolds Gallery; a lecturer on the art form; an active and contributing member of the Virginia Museum Studio School; a member of One/Off Printmakers Group; a pool player "extraordinaire"; a "master" Texas Hold 'Em poker player.


BFA in Painting and Printmaking Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1971


Gallery Representation

Reynolds Gallery - Richmond, VA


Related Experience

Member of ONE/OFF Printmakers Group

Emeritus Member of 1708 Gallery- A Non-Profit Space for New Art


Curatorial Experience

2011 Just Charcoal, Main Art Gallery

2008 Juror, University of Mary Washington Centennial Alumni Exhibition, Fredericksburg, VA

2007 Strictly Drawing II, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

2003 Thumbnails, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002 Here/There, video by Richard Carlyon, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

The Inaugural Show, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA



2010 Filippo Gallery, Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA Monotypes, Virginia Museum Studio School, VA

2009 Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Verve New Painting, by Janet DeCover

2007 Anderson Gallery, Drake University, New Paintings, Des Moines, IA McLean Project for the Arts, Paintings, McLean, VA

2006 Reynolds Gallery, Project Room II, Richmond, VA Old Dominion University Gallery, The Persistence of Memory, Norfolk, VA 1708 Gallery Auction, Richmond, VA

2005 1708 Gallery, New Work- Janet DeCover- Cindy Neuschwander, Richmond, VA Piedmont Virginia Community College, Virginia Works On Paper Invitational Exhibition, Charlottesville, VA

2004 A là galérie de l’Atélier Circulaire, Meridian/Meridien, Montreal (Quebec) Canada Flippo Gallery- Randolph-Macon College, Recent Prints by ONE/OFF Printmakers, Ashland, VA


Style Weekly Magazine- November 2005- Paint Matters- Paulette Roberts-Pullen (Review)

25 x 25 - 1708 Gallery - December 2003 - exhibition catalog

Richmond Times-Dispatch- March 2002- DeCover- Mother Of Intervention Feature Interview- Roy Proctor

Style Weekly Magazine- March 2002- Janet DeCover- Painter and Printmaker Feature Interview- Jessica Haddad

Richmond Magazine- March 2002- Under Lavender- article and visuals Harry Kollatz, Jr.

SECA/MACAA- October 2002- (Mention with visuals) Hand-Pulled Prints VIII2002- Stonemetal Press (Award with visual)

 ONE/OFF to Lima- 1999 Instituto Cultural Peruano Norte Americano (Article and visual)

Style Weekly Magazine- September 1997- Artist in progress- Cece Bullard (Review)

Punchline- September 1997- Janet DeCover at Astra Design- Sue Kurzman (Review)

Mid-Atlantic New American Paintings- March 1997 (Visual)


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