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photo artist , arts in healthcare consultant

Jane Waggoner Deschner, American photo artist, arts in healthcare consultant. Recipient 1st place award in non-commercial art Billings Advertising and Marketing Association, 1992, 93; Sam and Alfreda Maloof scholar Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 1998-1999; State of Montana professional development grantee, 1999.


Deschner, Jane Waggoner was born on February 9, 1948 in Bellefont, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of George Ruble and Helen Louise (Talbert) Waggoner.


Bachelor in Geography, University Kansas, 1969. Bachelor in Art, Montana State University, Billings, 1987. Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art, Vermont College, 2002.


Economist Mid-American Regional Council, Kansas City, Missouri, 1970-1973. Partner, owner Castle Art Gallery, Billings, Montana, 1982-1988. Assistant director client services Montana Institute of Arts Foundation, 1988-1989.

Account executive, artist, writer Exclamation Point Advertising, 1989-1994. Artist, since 1981; project coordinator, consultant public relations/graphic design, arts in healthcare, since 1994. Curator Women's Ctrt.

Gallery, 1991—2005, D.A. Davidson & Company Gallery, Billings, since 2003. Coordinator Art in the Library. program, adjunct art faculty Rocky Mountain College, Billings, creative coordinator Arts in Medicine St. Vincent Healthcare. Adjunct faculty Rocky Mountain College, Billings.

Member Mountain Arts Council, since 2008.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited at Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming, Toucan Gallery, Billings, University Montana, Missoula, Montana, Art Museum Missoula, Montana State University, Billings, Holter Museum Art, Helena, Montana, Broken Diamond Gallery, Billings, Montana State University, Bozeman, Deering Galleries, Taos, New Mexico, Contemporary Art Museum, Sacramento, Montana Arts Council, since 2008, St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, Montana Art of Survival, Healing in Life, since 2000.


Board directors Billings Mental Health Association, 1988-1992, vice president, 1989, 90. Board directors Society for Arts in Healthcare, Washington, 2003-2006. Gallery director, board directors The Women's Center, St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, 1991-2004.

Member Youth Court Conference Committee 13th Judicial District Montana, Billings, since 1992. Poets on the Prairie artist Young Men’s Christian Association Writer's Voice. Board directors InterMountain Planned Parenthood, 1998-2001.

Member Yellowstone Print Club (board directors, president acquisitions chair), Yellowstone Art Center (Auction Artist 1989-2002), Montana Arts Council.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, cooking, reading, cycling, gardening.


Married William Henry Deschner, July 26, 1969 (divorced December 1987). Children: John William, Elisabeth Anne.

George Ruble Waggoner

Helen Louise (Talbert) Waggoner

William Henry Deschner

John William Deschner

Elisabeth Anne Deschner