Jana L. Bussanich

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”

― William Faulkner

Jana L. Bussanich

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”

― William Faulkner

Jana L. Bussanich

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”

― William Faulkner

ARTIST CV

SUMMARY 2004 - present

Jana L. Bussanich Art offers creative design and management services for private, commercial, and public art. Jana's private art studio is located in downtown  Colorado Springs, CO, USA. Her work includes watercolor, oil, and charcoal. Jana also teaches watercolor technique and color theory to students of all ages and abilities. Jana teaches from her studio and at Cottonwood Center for the Arts in downtown Colorado Springs. Under her instruction, the program has grown to serve 20-35 students in weekly programming each month. Jana has 16 years of experience in theatre set design, construction, and decoration in live theatre. She travels abroad with a US-based theatre company and with her art students who study with artists from other countries. In 2019, her art travels took her to England, Austria, and New Zealand.  Jana also has two years of experience in urban infill/construction photographic project documentation and has managed the creation of two privately owned large-scale 3D art pieces made from aluminum alloy.

ARTIST TRAINING

 

Connected Artist

Alice Sheridan Art, London Based Painter, and Art Business Coach 2019-2020

Creative Visionary Program 

Nicholas Wilton, Art2Life Creative Visionary Program 2019-2020

Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center

Various Business Courses for Small Business Owners

2017 - continuing

 

The Alvarez Gallery and Art School - Chris Alvarez

Colorado Springs, CO 2010-continuing

The study of life drawing and the human figure and oil painting

 

Thomas J Owen

Colorado Springs, CO 2012

Watercolor Studies

 

Cottonwood Open Figure Studio

Colorado Springs, CO 2010

 

CLIENTS

Blue Dot Place, Development, LLC: Photography and Marketing. Interior and Exterior Building Art Concept, Design, and Development  2014 -2019

Bill Burgess, Artist-Sculptor, Photographic Storytelling, Website Development and Content Creations with Support  2014-2015

Tin Roof Productions, Producer, Set Design, Construction, and Decoration. Show Photographer 2009 - continuing

Colorado Springs Urban Intervention, Pikes Peak Better Block: Photographic Storytelling 2012

 

RECENT PROJECTS

Tin Roof Productions Theatre Company Photographer and set designer for traveling theatre troupe performing Pride and Prejudice, an original musical, at the International Jane Austen Festival in Bath, U.K.,  September 2016; Sense and Sensibility, an original musical, at the International Jane Austen Festival in Bath, UK,  2012, and Pride and Prejudice, an original musical performed in New Zealand 2019.

Art & Law

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Watercolor Painting Demonstration 2019

Project Creative and Design Manager for the Creation of Public Art piece for the exterior of Blue Dot Place. Installed April 2016

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Best of Springs 2018

Best Art Class

Artist Residency, Château Orquevaux

18 Grande Rue

Orquevaux, France

Awarded October 2016, Residency 2017

 

COMMISSIONS

Outdoor Tree Sculpture Commission by a private art collector in Colorado Springs, CO 2018

Three Original Watercolor Paintings, Untitled Commission by a private art collector in Pacific Grove, CA. 2016

Blue Dot Place, Apartment Building

Photography commission and installation of 30 photography prints shown in private collection. 2016

Self-Portrait Commissioned by a private art collector in Seattle, WA. 2015

Homestead  Commissioned by a private art collector in Seattle, WA. 2012

Veiled Beauty  Commissioned by the Greater Europe Mission for branding their booth in the Urbana International Trade Show. 2009

Poppies Branding of the original musical Pride and Prejudice by Karen Burnett Hamer, Tin Roof Productions 2009, 20014, 2016, 2019

 

EXHIBITIONS

The Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs Colorado

Gratitude Group Show 2019 & 2020; Solitude, Women of the Trees 2019

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Gala and First Friday Exhibition, August and September 2017

The Machine Shop, First Friday Exhibition Regional Impressions, group show 2017

EXHIBITIONS continued

Artma, Glitterdome, Denver, CO Art Benefiting the Morgan Adams Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Fund 2016

 

Pikes Peak Studio Tour 2014  

 

Artspeak - Boston, MA The communication of something about vices and virtues through the idea of a life story 2012

 

Book About Death Seattle The Book About Death was an exhibit in Seattle. The exhibit resulted in a book project 2012

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATIONS

Cottonwood Center for the Arts, First Friday Exhibition Colorado Springs, CO 2019 

Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO 2019; 2020

Orly’s Art Gallery & Custom Framing: Colorado Springs, CO 2019

The Manitou of Arts Center, Manitou Springs, CO 2012-2013