Jane Waggoner Deschner
“By skillfully combining anonymous vernacular photography and quotes by famous personages, Ms. Deschner has created embroidered works of art which are clever, fun, and unique. This is an artist well worth watching.”
– Robert E. Jackson, whose collection was the subject of an exhibition and and catalog at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978.
She has been awarded residencies/fellowships at Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY: The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, CA; Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM; Virginia Center for Creative Arts (including a LEAW Foundation Grant), Amherst, VA; Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY; Kimmell•Harding•Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE; and Ragdale Foundation, Chicago, IL. Fall 2010 she was a visiting artist at Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta. Since May 2008 she has served as a Governor’s appointee to the Montana Arts Council.
Her work is in the collections of Federal Reserve Banks in Minneapolis, MN, and Helena, MT; Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT; University of Montana; Montana State University–Billings Foundation; Yellowstone Public Radio; Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY; Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT; and collectors and artists across the US and in South Korea. She is represented by Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Yellowstone Art Museum Consignment Gallery, Billings, Montana. In addition to being an artist, she works as an exhibition installer, graphic designer, photographer and picture framer.
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From the Domino Mask Series (Crowds, Bingo cards)$1,000.00
From the Domino Mask Series (Madonna, Many Maidens)$1,150.00
From the Silhouette Series (Automobile)$700.00
From the Silhouette Series (Boy & Girl)$925.00
From the Symbol Series (Betty Crocker, High School Graduates)$575.00
From the Vanitas Series (Madonna)$2,950.00