Berkeley City College – training in MultiMedia Arts
Independent travel/study of ancient art and architecture throughout the continental US 1990-91
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA in Printmaking, 1981
Post Graduate Study with Misch Kohn and Kenji Nanao, 1978-79 at California State University at Hayward


Juried shows (a selection) 

2022 “It’s OK to Laugh”, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley CA
“In Comfort of Chaos”, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland WA
“The Book as Art v10.0: Transformation” Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur, GA

2021 “Lost Words”, Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA Award 
“The Book as Art v9.0: Muse”
 Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur, GA

2020 “The HeArt of the Book”, Loveland Artists Collective, Loveland CO, jurors: Alicia Bailey, Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski 
“The Book as Art v8.0: Infinity” Decatur Arts Alliance and Georgia Center for the Book, Decatur, GA
“Treespeak”, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA
“Opera Verbis”, Gates Reading Room Gallery, Denver Public Library, Denver CO, Curated by Abecedarian Artists’ Books
“Works on Paper 2020”, LBIF Foundation, Long Beach Township, NJ, juror: Sarah Suzuki

2019 “Memory”, Brodine and Brodine Gallery, Roslyn, WA
“The Book as Art v7.0: Wonders”, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur, GA
Puget Sound Book Arts, Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

2017 “Smile: Humor and Whimsy”, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA, Oct 5 – 29
“The Book as Art v5.0: Illuminated”,, Decatur Arts Alliance and Georgia Center for the Book, Decatur, GA
“Built”, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland OR, April 8 – May 27
The Written Word, Poetry and Prose in Art, Northern Olympic Public Library, Port Angeles WA 

2016 Pop-Up Now II, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland OR, Nov. 4 to Dec 17
Puget Sound Book Arts, Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 

2015 Artist Books, 2015 Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
DIRT? Scientists, Book Artists, and Writers Reflect on Soil and Our Environment, University of Puget Sound, WA 
5th Sheffield International Artist’s Book, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK, October 
  University of New South Wales, Canberra BC, Australia: October – November 

2014 Personal Histories International Redland Museum, Queensland, Australia
SFCB, at San Francisco Public, Library 
Art of the Digital, City Arts Gallery, San Francisco City College
Inspire Artists Who Inspire You, Selections by Peer Review, Pro Arts, Oakland CA 
Digital Artists Collective, Berkeley City College, Berkeley CA

2013 Gems II, Arts Benicia, Benicia CA, Dec.
Big is Beautiful, Bay Model Visitors Center Gallery, Sausalito, Nov. – Dec.

2012 The Magic Book, Rhythmix Art Center, Alameda, CA Jan.-Feb
Duration, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA, Feb.

2011 Digital Printmakers, The Art House Gallery, Berkeley CA 

2010 Beyond Digital, Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma CA
Digital Work, La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley CA

2009 Large Digital Prints, Gualala Art Center, Gualala CA, March – April
Big, Digital, Abstract, Addison Street Windows Gallery, City of Berkeley 

2008 Digital Printmaking, Laney College, Oakland CA

2007 American Portfolio, (Digital Video) Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR in February
Digital Dimensions, Fetterly Art Center, Vallejo, CA April – May

2006 Prints, (Digital Photo/collage) Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Contra Costa College November

2005 National Drawing 2, Montgomery College Rockviille MD, Feb. – Mar. Juror: Sarah Stecher

2004 Urban Landscapes, Photography Coastal Arts League Museum, Half Moon Bay CA Juror: Richard Newman

2003 Introductions, Pro Arts, Oakland CA (digital photo/collage), Jurors: Rae Louise Hayward, JoeSam.

2002 Juried Annual, Pro Arts, Oakland, Juror: Theresa Harlan, December – January
Visions of the Hopi Prophecy, (painting/installation) Pro Arts, Oakland CA Juror: Betty Kano 
Digital Links Exhibition (Digital Video), Montgomery College, Rockville, MD 
Celebration of Aviation (Digital Photo/collage) Oakland Airport under auspices of Oakland Museum, Juror: Ann Austin, Sept. – Feb. 
Exotic Places (digital Photo/collage) Danville Fine Arts Center, Danville CA July – Sept.

2000 Printmaking, Danville Art Center, Danville CA, Juror: Luz Ruiz Dec 9 – Jan 19
Introductions, Pro Arts, Oakland CA

1998 Spanning the Bay, Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, CA. Juror : Carlos Loarca Dec 13-Jan 18 
New Visions, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA Juror: Philip Linhares in July
Light is Diverse in California, Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, CA Juror: Enrique Chagoya in May 

1997 Alumni Printmakers, California State University at Hayward in January

1996 Images of the Virgin, Galleria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA, winter, Juror: Elinor Gadon
Layers of Meaning, Chemeketa Community College, seven paintings, Salem OR in March
Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA Juror: Joseph Chowning, in June
Man River Post, Monoprints, San Francisco, CA Spring

1995 SFWG, San Francisco, CA Jurors: Squeak Carnwaith and Viola Frey
California Dreaming, Fort Mason Center, SF CA, Juror: Phil Linhares
Narrative Art, four paintings, Modesto Junior College, Spring
Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo, February to April

1994 Women Artists ‘94, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA October – November
Amador County Arts Council Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA October – November
Art as a Mirror of the Soul, San Francisco State University Student Union Gallery, March

1992 Women’s Art Works II, Shoestring Gallery, Rochester NY, in March
The Other Eye, Alternative Photography, Maude Kern’s Art Center, Eugene OR February
Human Figure in Art Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR, in February

1991 A Celebration of Cultural Diversity, Fort Mason Center, SF CA Juror: Yolanda Lopez

1988 Fantastical Visions, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay OR in March

1987 Pacific Grove West Coast Biennial, Pacific Grove, CA in Fall
Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA in June
Auburn Works on Paper, Auburn University Auburn, AL in April 

1985 Photography, Davis Art Center, Davis CA in October

1983 National Print and Drawing, A.A.O. Gallery, Buffalo, NY in June
American Book Art Now, University of Wisconsin, Madison, in May 

Solo and small group show (a selection)

2019 “Bruised Topography”, Jan Dove and Renee Couture at the Forsberg Art Gallery, Lower Columbia College, Longview WA 

2017 “Oolacentricity” digital prints, North Olympic Public Library, Jan. – April (solo) 

2015  Artist Books,  Robert Graves Gallery, Wenatchee Community College, Fall (solo)
Jan Dove and Joanna Kidd, College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia, CA  November

2013 Oolacentricity, digital prints, Berkeley City College, Berkeley CA (solo)
2011 Oolacentricity, digital prints, Merced College, Merced CA (solo)

2008 Digital Prints, San Pablo Arts Center, San Pablo CA, Fall

2003 Drawing on Digital Prints, YWCA at University of California, (solo) Berkeley, Fall 

2001 Holy Water and Other Reflections, Digital Photo/collages (solo) , Truckee Meadows Community College,
Reno NV 

2000 Form and Color San Pablo Arts Gallery, San Pablo CA Sept 23 – Nov. 12

1998 Jan Dove, Galleria Tonantzin (solo), San Juan Bautista, CA April
Thielen, Dove, and Hay, Benicia Public Library, Benicia, CA Jan 8-Feb 13, 1998 

1996 Recent Work, (solo) Amador County Arts Council Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA in April

1997 Kirkland Art Center, Clinton NY in May
Acme Art Co. (solo) Columbus OH in March

1995 Stories, College of Marin Art Gallery. Paintings, Kentfield, CA in December
Recent Work (solo) University of Pacific, Office of the Dean of Graduate Students, in April

1993 Monoprints, (solo) Safari, Stockton CA Jan. – Feb.

1992 Prismacolor Drawings, (solo) Safari, Stockton Ca in May

1990 Recent Work, Central Sierra Arts Council Gallery, Jamestown CA in June
Jan Dove, (solo) Barbara McDonald Gallery, Sacramento CA in March

1988 Leonard’s Art Space (solo) Modesto, CA in September

1986 Collages, Chabot College Gallery, Hayward, CA, in November
Of Delphic Significance, collages, San Luis Obispo Art Center, CA in January
A Gathering of Colored Shadows (solo), Cuesta College Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA in October

Juried Traveling Shows:

Route 66, Revisited 1992-1993 Red Mesa Center, Gallup NM; NNAC Gallery, Chicago IL

Edges and Space 1991 – 3 California State University at Hayward, Hartnell College, Salinas, Madera Arts Council, Madera, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka; Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding CA; Gorman Museum, U.C. Davis

Light From Another Country, 1988 – 89 San Francisco State Universlity, Pacific Telesis World Headquarters, San Ramon, CA Santo Cruz County Museum of of Art, Santa Cruz, Cal Poly , San Luis Obispo; Claremont Grad School, Claremont CA; California State Uiversity at Bakersfield; Lighthouse Art Center, Crescent City, CA

West Coast Collage, University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, 1987 – 89 Linn-Benton College, Albany OR; Clatsop College Art Center, Astoria OR; Rogue Gallery, Medford OR

Prints and Multiples, Art Institute of Chicago 1981-83 National Academy of Design, NY; National Museum of American Art. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Illinois State Museum, Springfield; Quincy Society of Fine Arts, Quincy, IL University Museum, S. Illinois University, Carbondale, Portland OR 

Group Shows, Invitational (a selection) 

2020 Earth, and Abstract, Port Angeles Fine Art Center 
2018 Lyricism & Laughter, Sherry Grover Gallery of Artist Books, Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts 
2017 The Written Word, Poetry and Prose in Art, Northern Olympic Public Library, Port Angeles WA
Dirt?, Evergreen State College, Daniel J. Evans Library, March 15 – April 30 
2016 Local Heroes, Book Artists of Washington State, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Sherry Grover Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA Oct. 14 – May 2, 2017
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Faculty Show, Berkeley City College, Berkeley CA
2001 Guest Artist, NIAD, Richmond CA in April
1992 Self portraits, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 
1987 Ucross Foundation, Denver CO 
1984 Vrouwen in Kunst Gallerij de Telloor, Alkmaar, Nederlands 
1980 Chicago Printmakers at the Municipal Art Gallery of Modern Art, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela 


2023 Artist in Residence, Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA
2021 Merit Award for poetry, Northwind Arts, Port Townsend, WA
2019 Artist in Residence, Hypatia in the Woods, Sheldon, WA
1990 2013, 2010, Artist in Residence, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 
2005 Grant from Artist Fellowship, Inc. 
1997 Exhibition Award and Juror’s Award in relief printmaking, Galleria Tonantzin, Hollister CA
1996-97 California Arts Council Grant, Artists Serving Special Constituents
1994 Unitarian Award in Printmaking, Stockton, CA in October
AV Arts Council Award of Excellence, Antelope Valley Art Museum, Lancaster CA
1992 Award of Excellence, Juror’s Award, L.C.A.C., Lodi CA
Purchase Award, “Women’s Art Work II”, Greater Rochester Women’s Fund, Rochester NY
1988 Unitarian Award in Drawing, Stockton, CA
1987 Juror’s Award, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA
Jurors Award, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA
Helen and George Trimble Award, Auburn Arts 36
1986 Artist in Residence, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyoming, in March
1979-81 Complete Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1978 Juror’s Award, Sun Gallery, Hayward CA
1976 Graduated with High Honors, BA in Art from California State University at Hayward


Juror, “The Power of Small Things”, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA Winter 2019

Curator, “Unrestricted: An Exploration of Artist Books” a collaborative exhibition involving Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Spring 2018

Juror, Public art for North Olympic Land Trust, Port Angeles, WA Winter 2017

Lead artist, “Orca” divestment posters, Olympic Climate Action group, Fall 2017

Active member of Puget Sound Book Artists (Tacoma) and Book Artist Guild (Seattle)

Board Member Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles WA

Volunteer instructor, Northern Olympic Library, Port Angeles WA


“Artist Books by Jan Dove” Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Sherry Grover Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA, Winter 2018 See the whole talk here.
“Form and Content in Artist Books” Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles WA, Winter 2018
“What are Artist Books?” Robert Graves Gallery at Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee WA, Fall 2015
Artist Books in the Digital Age” The McCune Collection of Rare Books, John F Kennedy Library, Vallejo, 2014 
“The Art of Jan Dove” Merced College Art Gallery, Merced CA, 2011
Introductions 2000, Pro Arts, Oakland CA 
Activity Directors in Nursing Homes Conference, Concord Hilton, , July 12, 1998
ArtShip Oakland,  , Jan 13, 1998
>University of the Pacific, Music Therapy Department, , Nov. 12, 1996
A.A.U.W. Lodi Chapter, “Women in the Arts” January 23, 1993
University of Santa Cruz Women’s Center, “Art of Female Prisoners” May 17, 1988
University of California, Davis, Graduate Seminar, “Alternative Teaching Careers in the Arts”, May 21 and 28, 1986
Sheridan College, Sheridan, Wyoming, “Role of Art in the Prison System”, March 3, 1986


“Hayden’s Ferry Review”, Arizona State University, Tempe, Cover art, Spring/Summer Vol. June 1996
“Personae”, a collaborative installation of masks and writings co-directed with Julia Connor for the Arts in Corrections program at I.D.E.A. Gallery, Sacramento, CA May 1993
Stage Set for premiere performance of “Patterns”. Dance Department, University of the Pacific, Stockton CA May 1993


University of Washington Library, Book Arts Collection
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Artist Book Collection
Artist Book Collection at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield UK
Alameda County Arts Commission
Panoramic Interests, Berkeley , CA
Kaiser Permanente, Stockton, CA
Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Chicago, IL
Northern San Joaquin County Women’s Center, CA
Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY
Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Numerous private collections

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