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artist , educator

Janet Lynn Maher, American artist, educator. Recipient Art in Public Places Commission New Mexico Arts Division, 1989, 90, Award of Merit Museum Fine Arts, Sante Fe, 1987, 93, 1st Prize Connecticut Women Artists Exhibition, 1978.


Maher, Janet Lynn was born on April 21, 1954 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Edward James and Joan Arlene (Murphy) Maher.


Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Southern Connecticut State University, 1976. Master of Arts in Studio Art, University New Mexico, 1981.


Instructor art, department chair, Holy Cross H.S., Waterbury, 1976-1979; coordinator education, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, 1990-1993; free-lance instructor art, Albuquerque, since 1988. Juror State Fair Grounds, Albuquerque, 1992, 94, Kimo Gallery, Albuquerque, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 1975, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, 1978, Gallery One-Forty-Eight, New Haven, Connecticut, 1978, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, 1979, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 1984, Photogenesis Gallery, Albuquerque, 1984, Ruth Ramberg Gallery, Albuquerque, 1984, 87, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, 1986, University New Mexico, Los Alamos, 1991. Group shows include John Slade Ely House, New Haven, 1978 (1st prize 49th Annual Connecticut Women Artists Exhibition 1978), 80, Downtown Center for Arts, Albuquerque, 1979, University Art Museum, University New Mexico, 1981, Art Institute Chicago, 1981, Museum Fine Arts, Santa Fe, 1984, 87 (Merit award 1987), 93, Jonson Gallery, Albuquerque, 1984, 94, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, 1986, Wieghardt Gallery, Evanston, Illinois, 1988, Raw Space, Albuquerque, 1988, 90, 94, Kimo Gallery, Albuquerque, 1988, 89, 92, 93, Linda Durham Gallery, Albuquerque, College Santa Fe, 1988, 94 (Award of Merit), Centennial Gallery, Albuquerque, 1989, Graham Gallery, Albuquerque, 1989, 93, Smithsonian Regional Center, Detroit, 1989, Museum Fine Arts, Sante Fe (Award of Merit 1993, Cone 10 Gallery, Albuquerque, 1992, Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, 1992, 94, San Diego Art Institute, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Cedar City, Utah, 1994, Creative Arts Workshop, New Have, Connecticut, 1994, Minneapolis College Art and Design, 1994, Communications Arts Gallery, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1995, others. Permanent collections include University New Mexico Museum Fine Arts, University of New Mexico.

      -Los Alamos, New York Public Library., New York City, Oliver LaFarge Library., Santa Fe, Museum Fine Arts, Santa Fe, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Arizona State University, Tempe, others.

      Author artist's books: Drawing Shelter, 1993, The Anatomy of Solitude Volunteer I, 1993, Volunteer II, 1994, Volunteer III, 1995.


Active Albuquerque Larger Metropolitan Area Communications Garden Task Force. Member Center Book Arts, Franklin Furnace, National Museum Women in Arts, Albuquerque United Artists College Art Association, American Communications Garden Association.


Married Manuel Rettinger, July 7, 1988.

Edward James Maher

Joan Arlene (Murphy) Maher

Manuel Rettinger