Saturday, April 27, 2013

Artomatic 419!

This Saturday is the last day of Artomatic 419!

Artomatic 419! is one of the region's largest multimedia arts event. This year, Artomatic 419! will feature more than 500 visual, literary, and performing artists in a 50,000 square foot former warehouse space. Featuring two floors of stunning visual arts, a former CYO church filled with sculpture and installations, three stages of entertainment, and much, much more, Artomatic 419! is one of Toledo's most highly anticipated arts events of the year. The 2013 installment of Artomatic 419! will take place at 911 N. Summit Street in the former Metropolitan Distributing Building on April 13th, 20th & 27th from 11am to 11pm each Saturday. More than 500 visual, performing, and literary artists will participate, with more than 10,000 guests attending over the three weekends. Artomatic 419! is curated and presented by The Arts Commission.
This event will be the fourth Artomatic that I have participated in. In the past I have always shown fine art photography. However, this year I am showing a new exhibit of seven encaustic paintings. Encaustic is a new medium for me. I've been only just begun really learning about it in the last year. It's a exciting medium that is diverse and offers endless possibilities. The seven paintings that I am exhibiting this year are a collection of explorations of the medium.  Please join me in the "Orange Room" on Saturday to view my new work and learn more about encaustic painting.

Inked by Janelle Lorenzen - (12" x 12" Encaustic, India Ink, and Oil on Board)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Yellow Boardwalk - Toledo Digital Billboards Art Project

You may remember my blog post back in October of 2012 about my fine art photograph, Yellow Boardwalk, being selected by The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT) to be displayed in the Toledo Digital Billboards Art Project as part of the Art in Public Places series. 

Yellow Boardwalk, by Janelle Lorenzen, on display at Monroe and Secor as part of the Toledo Digital Billboards Art Project

It's been awhile, but I wanted to post a photo of my image on display on the actual billboard. This was taken at the corner of Monroe and Secor in Toledo, OH. It was one of the two billboards that the image was displayed on during October of 2012.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Color Kaleidoscope Exhibition

PRIZM Creative Community is sponsoring an new exhibition called Color Kaleidoscope at Sam B’s Restaurant in Bowling Green. Included in the exhibition are nine of my fine art photographs, some of which were recently featured in my Color reVision exhibition.

A Moment Aglow by Janelle Lorenzen

This evening from 8-10 p.m. will be the opening reception for the exhibition at the Sam B’s Restaurant. There will be FREE drinks, appetizers, and acoustic guitar entertainment in the back bar area of Sam B’s. This exhibit will be on display through the end of May with over 100 new works of art in all medias including Fiber Art Quilts, Glass, Wood, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography, and Fine Art.

Cedar Falls by Janelle Lorenzen

New artists being featured at this location will be Janelle Lorenzen, Lila DeWitte, Wendy Jenkins, Sue Leimkuehler, Dave Grabarczyk, Norma Meier, and Trudy Heinz Fails.

Other artists featured are: Jeremy Anderson, Kate Argow, Elaine Fuchs, C. Corky Dunsmore, Joshua Lee Haus, Darlene Krohn, Mary Anne Nicholson, Emanuel Enriquez, David Kolasky, Adam Soboleski, and Les Robertson.

Covered Bridge by Janelle Lorenzen

PRIZM Creative Community is a 501 c. 3 nonprofit organization currently receiving partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council and Toledo Community Foundation. For more information on upcoming PRIZM educational workshops in the visual and literary arts visit our website at or email

Salon des Refusés

One of my fine art photographs is included in the 2013 Salon des Refusés Exhibition sponsored by Prizm Creative Community. The digital color photograph was taken in the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, IL.
Fine Art Photograph by Janelle Lorenzen
The Salon des Refusés (French for “exhibition of rejects”), a long standing and well loved Toledo tradition for many years, is an exhibit for art not accepted by the Toledo Area Artists Exhibition held each year in the Toledo Museum of Art. Since its inception the Salon des Refusés has earned a reputation for quality exhibitions among area art critics. The exhibit will be held for six weeks from Feb 1st - March 15th, at The Art’s Commission’s Parkwood Gallery located at 1838 Parkwood Avenue in Toledo. Evening hours to view the exhibition will also be held on Friday evening the 22nd of Feb. from 6-9 p.m. at The Parkwood Gallery, 1838 Parkwood Ave. in Toledo. Otherwise viewing hours for the exhibit will be held Feb. 1st –March 15th during The Arts Commission’s regular business, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 Salon des Refusés Postcard by PRIZM Creative Community

PRIZM Creative Community is a 501 c. 3 nonprofit organization currently receiving partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council and Toledo Community Foundation. For more information on upcoming PRIZM educational workshops in the visual and literary arts visit our website at or email

Monday, January 14, 2013

Color reVision in Perrysburg Messenger Journal

Exciting news! The Perrysburg Messenger Journal wrote an article on my Color reVision fine art photography exhibit. See the copy below.

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PRIZM Opens New Art Exhibit 'Color reVision' Perrysburg Messenger Journal 12/05/2012

Color reVision Photography Exhibit by artist Janelle Lorenzen

Things got so crazy busy during the holidays that I forgot to post about the fine art photography exhibit I hung in December.

Frog Town by Janelle Lorenzen

My artists' group, PRIZM Creative Community, is sponsoring the exhibit at Starbucks at Levis Commons, in Perrysburg, Ohio. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular business through January 28th, 2013.

Here is an excerpt of the press release sent out by PRIZM.

The current display entitled Color reVision features the work of PRIZM artist Janelle Lorenzen and will be on view through January 28th, 2013. The display includes Janelle’s fine art photography of landscapes and cityscapes of the Toledo, Ohio area and other inspiring locations in the region. The display includes images of the Toledo skyline, Wildwood Metropark, Maumee Bay State Park, the Toledo Botanical Gardens, the High-Level Bridge, and the Docks, among others.

Bridge Over Still Water by Janelle Lorenzen

To view examples of my fine art photography, including images in the Color reVision exhibit visit the Janelle Lorenzen Fine Art Photography website.

Yellow Boardwalk by Janelle Lorenzen

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Season's Greetings


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