​Artist Statement

When I create oil paintings, I'm on an intuitive journey, coalescing the raw spirit of the natural world with the experiences, emotions, vulnerabilities and wonderments that I find there. Through texture, form and translucent layering of paint, my intent is to convey the mysteries, movement and competing forces of this world. All aspects of my artwork integrate and become a powerful, yet lyrical compositions of heart and mind.


Growing up on the prairies, hills and mountains of Wyoming, Janet was emotionally impacted by the sounds, the feel and the visual aspects of the landscape. Her many experiences outdoors have compelled her to intuitively and abstractly express the powerful sensations found only by being isolated in nature.  

Since graduating from the University of Wyoming with a BA in Art (1979) and a BA in Art Education (1981), Janet has led a life which has revolved around art. Before she began painting full time, she co-managed an art gallery, worked as a graphic designer, served on various art boards and taught art in the public schools. Janet continued her art studies at the Chicago Art Institute under the tutelage of Roxie Tremonto. Later, under the mentorship of Marianne Mitchell, Janet was encouraged to and continues to experiment, evolve and become more intimately connected to her work. 

Janet resides in Colorado and has shown her artwork in galleries and juried exhibitions throughout the state as well as internationally. Janet has won many awards for her works, was ‘artist in residence’ in Chacala, Mexico and teaches private and group abstraction workshops. Janet is represented by Osmosis Art Gallery in the Boulder, Colorado area.

Copyright 2012 -2018. Janet Rundquist.  All Rights Reserved

Current Representation 

* Osmosis Art Gallery - Niwot, CO
* Janet Rundquist Gallery and Studio -

   Evergreen, CO ​​

Janet Rundquist

​Fine Abstract Artist



Curriculum Vitae


Janet Rundquist Gallery and Studio, 1996 – Present
Osmosis Art and Architecture, Niwot, CO  2010 - Present
Mountain Home, Evergreen, CO  2017 
Davis and Shaw, Denver CO  1994 – 1996 (closed)
Evergreen Gallery, Evergreen CO  1994 – 1997 
Denver Buffalo Company, “The Gallery”, Denver CO  1994 – 1996 (closed)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                                  

2015  aBuzz Gallery, River North Arts District, Denver, CO
2012  Osmosis Art Gallery, Niwot, CO
2011  Frames for All Reasons, Evergreen, CO 
2010  The Buchanan Recreation Center, Evergreen, CO 
2008  The Petroleum Club, Denver, CO 
2007  Denver Athletic Club,  Denver CO 

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                      

2018  ​"Resonance, a Journey through Light", Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO  

2017  Purple Ravens Spring Show, Evergreen, CO  

2016  Los Arcos Galeria de Arte, Chacala, Mexico
2015  Evergreen Parade of Home, Artist Invitational, Evergreen, CO
2014  Republic Plaza, Art Student's League, “Interplay”,  Denver, CO 
2010  “Hard Hats & High Heels”, Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser, Evergreen, CO  
2008  Denver Athletic Club/Petroleum Club,  Denver, CO  
2006  “Starry Western Nights”, Art for the Mountain Community, Evergreen, CO 

2004, 2005  Kimberly Moore Gallery, Evergreen, CO  

JURIED EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                                  

2014 - 2017  Evergreen Open Door Studio Tour, Evergreen, CO  
2014  Art Student’s League of Denver Art Market, Denver, CO  

2011 - 2015  Center for the Arts Evergreen Member’s Show, Evergreen, CO 
2010  Edge of Abstraction, Center for the Arts,  Evergreen, CO  
2010  All Colorado Show, Littleton Art Depot, Littleton, CO  
2010  Lakewood Community Art Center, Lakewood, CO  
2010  Gilpin County Arts Association Annual Juried Show, Central City, CO  
2010  Evergreen Art Open, All Colorado Exhibit, Center or the Arts, Evergreen, CO  
2010  Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, All Colorado Juried Show, Greenwood Village, CO  
2008  Evergreen Art Open, All Colorado Exhibit, Center for the Arts, Evergreen, CO 
2005  Colorado Art Open, Juried Exhibit, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO   
2004  Views of the West, All Colorado Exhibit, Mountainside Art Guild, Lakewood, CO    
2004  Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, All Colorado Juried Show, Greenwood Village, CO   
2004  Evergreen Arts Center, Contemporary Art Exhibit, Evergreen, CO   
2003  All Colorado Show, Depot Art Center, Littleton, CO 
2003  South Union Gallery, Juried Exhibits, Lakewood, CO  
2000  Western Spirit Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY   

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE                                                                                                                           

Chacala Cultural Foundation, Festival of Art Residency Program,  Chacala, Mexico  2016


Juror for the Center for the Arts Evergreen Member’s Show, Evergreen, CO  2012
Juror for the Center for the Arts Evergreen, Summerfest Members Exhibit, Evergreen, CO  2012
Artist Talk, Center for the Arts Evergreen, Evergreen, CO  2013  
2nd Place, Edge of Abstraction, Center for the Arts, Evergreen, CO  2010
Best of Show, Lakewood Community Art Center juried exhibit, Lakewood, CO  2010
2nd Place, 2D, Gilpin County Arts Association Annual Juried Show, Central City, CO  2010
2nd Place, “Views of the West”, Mountainside Art Guild juried exhibit, Littleton, CO 2010
3rd Place, Women of the West, Art Showcase, Sand Point, ID  1986


White and Steele P.C., Denver, CO and Cheyenne, WY
Gordon & Rees LLP, Denver, CO


JustAroundHere.com, “It’s Nice to Know You”, June 30, 2013, by Ruth Morehouse
Canyon Courier; June 9, 2010; Page 3B; by Sara Miller 
Canyon Courier; December 19, 2007; Page 4B; by Anne Hopper Vickstrom


Graduate level studies, Art Institute of Chicago, Summer  1987 
B.A. Art Education, University of Wyoming  1981 
B.A. Art, University of Wyoming  1979

OTHER ARTISTIC PURSUITS                                                                                                                           

~Board Member, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO 2015 - 2017
~Board Member, Center for the Arts, Evergreen, CO  2008 - 2014 
     Past President - 2013
     President - 2012
     Secretary - 2011    
     Chairman – Grants Committee  2009-2011, 2013
     Curatorial Committee Member  2009 - 2012
~Board Chairman, Galeria del Sur, San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua  2006 – 2012
~Developed Curriculum Based Art History Program for grades 1-5, Marshdale Elementary School,  
  Evergreen, CO  1996 – 2000
~Art Teacher, Sage Valley Junior High, Gillette, WY  1981 – 1986
~Free Lance Graphic Designer, Jackson, WY  1979 - 1980
~Assistant Manager, Happy Peasant Gallery, Jackson, WY  1979 - 1981