Her work sold well in the 1980's, but after her studio was destroyed in an earthquake in 1987, she took a break from making art. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Lowry's notebooks contain many sketches and date primarily from Lowry's days as a student at Art Center College of Design. The Janice Lowry papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Please try again. Janice Lowry's first solo show was at Art Space in 1980, and the gallery continued to showcase and sell her work for many years. Janice Lowry (1946-2009) created paintings, collages, and assemblages in Arizona and California. "Under the Equator," a 2007 assemblage by Janice Lowry. Six diaries document Lowry's childhood from the age of 11 to 16. She was a very dedicated diarist. Grand Central Press; First Edition (July 1, 2011), Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2016. Janice Lowry papers, 1957-2009. The art journals also include collages of photographs, ephemera such as ticket stubs and receipts, and other common household objects. She married Jan Gilbert in 1965 and had two sons, Brandon and Kevin. During this period Lowry also set up a studio and started showing her artwork. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Teaching files contain class project, assignments, and syllabi. Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2014. The bulk of the papers consist of six diaries; thirteen morning journals; 126 art journals which include both written text and artwork in the form of sketches, paintings, and collages; hand-made artist books; nine notebooks with sketches; and one sketchbook. Artist books were handmade and titled by Lowry. Citation Janice Ann Lowry. It has lovely binding, delightful end papers, and even a place-marking blue ribbon: A labor of love. Janice Lowry is the type of woman/artist I want to be when I grow up. "The Curiosities of Janice Lowry" far exceeded my expectations. Biographical material includes artist statements, price lists, guest books, scattered correspondence, and exhibition, consignment, and sales records. She married Jon Gothold in 1983, and had another son, Brent. This beautiful artist book (11" x 10" x 1.5") contains images of over two hundred works of construction, sculpture, and collage by this prolific artist. This is one of 119 art journals, ranging from circa 1973-2007, in Lowry's papers. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The Gay '90s: A Portfolio: 24 Plates (Microportfolio). Every artists intent is to lead a full life of image-making, leaving a legacy of inspirational work. From age 11 until the last years of her life (with an exception of a decade) Lowry kept diaries, notebooks, journals, and art journals. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Remaining in California, Lowry attended Art Center College of Design where she earned a BFA with honors in 1979 and a MFA in painting in 1980. A prolific teacher, collage artist, painter, sculptor, and documentarian, Janice Lowry (1957-2009) succeeded at both goals. Please try again. In her diaries kept from ages 12 through 16, Lowry writes about her family, friends, parties, boys, and her hobbies, which included sewing, reading, and going to the movies. I could not put the book down when I received it and have looked at it multiple times since. She kept the "art journals" for most of her adult life, averaging about four per year; some contain mainly written text, whereas others are mostly visual. In 2007, she was named the region's "Best Visual Artist" by the Orange County Weekly. Janice Lowry (1946-2009) was an American artist based in Arizona and California. Mixed-media paintings reinterpret 19th century cabinet cards, and dada-esque collages superimpose old and new elements, from 1950s domestic advertisements to celestial imagery.