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About The Artist

Updated: Jun 14, 2022

Jan Ayers Friedman was born in Dallas, Texas in 1954 and currently paints and sculpts from her studio in the Fort Worth Ridglea District. She studied art and science curricula at ETSU and UTA and has served on boards of local arts organizations since 1984.

A co-founder of the Texas Jewish Arts Association, Jan is currently involved with helping build arts opportunities and education platforms that encourage open dialogue and creative innovation.


Fort Worth Art Collective

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art

Kimbell Museum of Art

Jewish Art Salon New York

Texas Sculpture Group

International Sculpture Society

Texas Jewish Art Association ( co-founder )



Fort Worth Art Collective Pop-Up

Fort Worth, Texas

Curator, Move Against Hate invitational exhibit benefitting The Sh'ma Project

Arts Center of Fort Worth


On The Bayou

Texas Sculpture Group Member Show

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

San Angelo, Texas

Texas Sculpture Group Juried Member Show

Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas


Seriously. Nothing at all happened to anybody in 2020.


Eishet Chayil

Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles

Peace And Unity Collaborative Exhibit

Eisemann Center, Richardson, Texas

Art Reunion

Fort Worth Art Collective

James Surls Invitational

Terra Splendora

James Surls, curator

Texas Sculpture Group, Houston, Texas

Spinoza, Marrano Of Reason

Plein van Siena, Amsterdam

Ori Soltes, curator

EXTENDED- Oranjkerk, Amsterdam

Calm To Chaos Invitational

Northaven Gardens, Dallas, Texas


Texas Artists Coalition Juried Member Show

Lauen Saba Childs, curator

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Texas Jewish Arts Association Juried Member Show

Evelyn Siegel, juror

Botanical Research Institute Of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Lobby Gallery Solo Exhibit

Stage West Theater, Fort Worth, Texas

Texas Jewish Arts Association Juried Member Show

Pam and William Campbell, jurors

Fort Worth, Texas


Art In The Metroplex Finale

Jonathan Levy, curator

Fort Worth, Texas

Adjunct Invitational Exhibit

Jerusalem Biennial

Museum of Biblical Arts, Dallas, Texas


Elements Of Conversation

Atrium Gallery, UNTHSC

Fort Worth, Texas


First Place Award

Texas Jewish Arts Association Juried Member Show, Dallas, Texas

Curator, Exhibitor

Three Ways To See

Atrium Gallery, UNTHSC, Fort Worth, Texas


Art In The Metroplex

Peter Doroshenko, juror

Fort Worth, Texas

Invited Presenter

Pecha Kucha

Texas Sculpture Association

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

Texas Jewish Arts Association Juried Member Show

Kenneth Craighead, juror

Dallas, Texas

Fields Of Dreams- Living Shmita In The Modern World

Yeshiva University Museum

New York, New York

Solo Show 'Stories About Chaos'

Beth El Exhibit Hall, Fort Worth


Western Galilee Arts Program

Acco, Israel

Purchase Prize

MHMR Invitational Benefit Show

Fort Worth, Texas


Art In The Metroplex

Sara-Jayne Parsons, juror

Fort Worth, Texas

First Place

Texas Sculpture Association Juried Member Show

Rachel Nash Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Artspace 111 Regional Juried Exhibition

Andrea Karnes and Dr. Ron Tyler, jurors

Fort Worth, Texas

Texas Sculpture Group Juried Member Show

James Surls, juror

Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

Arlington Museum Of Art

photography show in conjunction with Ansel Adams exhibit


Cohn Drennan Gallery

Dallas, Texas

Texas Biennial/ Art Car Museum

Houston, Texas


Dallas, Texas

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