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artist , art educator

Jan Arabas, American artist, art educator. Member of FATE (Carnegie College program), Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Adobe Photoshop Professional Users Group, College Art Association, Monotype Guild of New England, Community College Humanities Association, Boston Printmakers Society (juror awards 1985, 1986, 1987), Northeast History Association, Brickbottom Artists Association.

Background

Arabas, Jan was born on June 6, 1958 in Buffalo. Daughter of Paul F. and Barbara M. (Skoupa) Arabas.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1979. Diploma, School Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1983.

Career

Program director Community Art Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985-1987, Jamaica Plains (Massachusetts) Multi-Cultural Arts Center, 1987-1989. Director Hand Press Workshop, Somerville, Massachusetts, 1987—2002. Associate professor art Middlesex Community College, Bedford, since 2000.

Instructor art Decordova Museum School Art, Lincoln, 1993, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, since 1997. Assistant professor art North Shore Community College, Lynn, 1996—2000. Member Graphic Design Advisory Board, Lynn, since 1999.

Artist in residence Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, 1983-1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Artist: Basic Printmaking Techniques, 1992. Contributing editor Exhibition of Works on Paper, 1997. One-person shows include Roberson Center for Arts, 1988, Lionheart Gallery, 1994, Middlesex Community College, 1995, Bricksbottom Gallery, 2000.

      Exhibited in group shows at Brickbotton Gallery, 1990, 92, 94, 95, 97, 98, New England BioLabs., 1997, Berkshire Museum, 1997, Aidekman Center, Tufts University, 1997, Grossman Gallery, School Museum Fine Arts, 1997, 98, Boston Public Library., 1998, Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, 1998, Hobson Gallery, 1999, Laura Knott Art Gallery, Bradford College, 1999, Boston Public Library.

      , 2000, Rau University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000, WGBH, Boston, 2000, Middlesex Community College Faculty Show, 2002, The Drawing Center, 2002, Havana, Cuba, 2003, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, 2003, 2004 Silvermine Guild National Print Show, 2003, Boston Public Library., 2003, others. Represented in permanent collections at The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Drawing Center, New York City, Boston Public Library.

      , Bank of Boston. Also private collections.

Membership

Member of FATE (Carnegie College program), Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Adobe Photoshop Professional Users Group, College Art Association, Monotype Guild of New England, Community College Humanities Association, Boston Printmakers Society (juror awards 1985, 1986, 1987), Northeast History Association, Brickbottom Artists Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skiing, sailing, scuba diving.

Connections

Married Rick Ochberg, 2004. 1 child from previous marriage Theodore Aaron.

father:
Paul F. Arabas

mother:
Barbara M. (Skoupa) Arabas

spouse:
Rick Ochberg