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Portrait artist

Janis Marie Balabon, American Portrait artist. Recipient Grumbacher gold medal, 1985, also numerous other awards forart. Board of directors, charter member Lee County Alliance of Arts Council, Fort Myers, Florida, since 1992; charter member Cape Coral Arts and Humanities, Inc., since 1990. Member Florida Artists Group (board directors since 1991), Cape Coral Art League (life, past president), National League American Pen Women.

Background

Balabon, Janis Marie was born on May 9, 1937 in Clarion, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Felix Branson and Beatrise (Jergenson) Mathias.

Education

Associate of Arts, Hawkeye Institute of Technology, Waterloo, Iowa, 1976.

Career

Instructor art, Hawkeye Institute Technology, 1977-1982;teacher art, Waterloo Arts and Recreation Center, 1977-1983;teacher art, Cape Coral (Florida) Art League, Inc., 1986-1989;portrait artist,, Waterloo, 1976-1983;portrait artist,, Cape Coral, since 1983. Conductor workshops; judge art shows.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include City of Cape Coral (Florida) Art Studio, 1991. Exhibited in group shows at Lee Memorial Hospital's Health Park Medical Center, Fort Myers, Florida, since 1992, Daytona (Florida) Museum Arts and Sciences, 1994. Represented in permanent collections throughout United States, Germany, New Zealand, Canada.

      Commissioned to paint Blessed Faustina Kowalska.

Membership

Board of directors, charter member Lee County Alliance of Arts Council, Fort Myers, Florida, since 1992. Charter member Cape Coral Arts and Humanities, Inc., since 1990. Member Florida Artists Group (board directors since 1991), Cape Coral Art League (life, past president), National League American Pen Women.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bridge, fishing, photography, cooking, traveling.

Connections

Married Daniel Richard Balabon, December 28, 1958. Children: Keith Richard, Sam Daniel.

father:
Felix Branson Mathias

mother:
Beatrise (Jergenson) Mathias

spouse:
Daniel Richard Balabon

children:
Keith Richard Balabon

Sam Daniel Balabon