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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
Float Gallery, Oakland, CA, Photographs by Jan Watten, Sculpture by Benjamin Smith  2013
Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, California, “Portraits” 2006
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California 1999
ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, California, Guest Artist, "Transcendant Reflection" 1997
Houston Center for Photography / C. G. Jung Center, Houston, Texas, "Aspects of Identity" 1996
Landes Gallery, Oakland, California, "Two Photographers: Robert Jew & Jan Watten" 1994
Selected GROUP Exhibitions
2014
San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, CA, "Unruly Nature" - three person show
K Gallery, Rhrythmix Cultural Works, Alameda , "Unexpected Landscapes: Jan Watten and Ginny Parsons" 
2013                 
Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA “6th Annual Plastic Camera Show”
The Clock Tower Gallery, Oakland, “Under My Skin”
2012                 
Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA, “10 Connect : A Group Show of Ten Artists”
Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA “5th Annual Plastic Camera Show”
2011                 
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA, “SNAP: A National Juried Photo Exhibition”
Bridgehead Studio Gallery, Alameda, CA, “Nature: Three Visions”
Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA “4th Annual Plastic Camera Show”
Giorgi Gallery, Berkeley, CA, “Pixels at an Exhibition”                  
2010                 
Branch Gallery, Oakland, CA, “510 Arts”                 
Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, “(por)trait revealed”
K Gallery, Rhythmix Cultural Center, Alameda, CA, “One Eye Open”
Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA “3rd Annual Plastic Camera Show”
Giorgi Gallery, Berkeley, CA, “Pixels at an Exhibition”
2009
Autobody Fine Art, Alameda, CA, “id:ENTITY” group show of four photographers
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California, "Pro Arts Juried Annual Exhibition"
Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA “2nd Annual Plastic Camera Show”
Bette Art Center, Alameda, CA, “Alameda On Camera”
2008                 
Hang Gallery, San Francisco, Who's The Fairest of Them All? Women Artists Considering Social Justice in the Everyday”
Gallery 159, Vallejo, CA, “Hands”
Autobody Fine Art, Alameda, CA, “The Ship of Fools”, an exhibition of theater, magic and imagination
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA, “Jingletown Junction”
Bette Art Center, Alameda, CA, “Alameda On Camera”
Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, Missouri, “Unrefined Light: Image-Making with Plastic Cameras”
Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA “Plastic Camera Show”
2007                 
Alameda Art Museum, Alameda, CA, “Cross Currents”
Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA, “Glimpses in Time – an Exhibition in Honor of Gordon Parks”
Bette Art Center, Alameda, CA, “Alameda On Camera”
Oliver Art Center, California College for the Arts, Oakland, “Alumni at the Centennial”
2005                 
Center For Photographic Art, Carmel, California, "Center Awards Juried Exhibition”
Jack London Square Partners, Oakland, CA, “Iconic Oakland: Art in Architecture”, Invitational
Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington, “Focused”
Alameda Art Center, Alameda, CA, “The Light and The Dark”
La Casa Del Libro, San Francisco, CA, “Artist Books – Libros de Artista”
Hello Wines, Alameda, CA, “Love, Lust and Heartbreak”
2004                 
Alameda Art Center, Alameda, CA, “Ornamental”
2004
Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA, “New Statements/Timeless Themes’, four person show
Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA,” 2003 National Juried Exhibition”
2002
Center for the Visual Arts, SF Chamber of Commerce, “Members of the Board”
2001                 
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas, "Annual Juried Membership Exhibition"
Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt, Germany, “das Bildnis Jesu Christi in der Fotografie”
Benham Gallery, Seattle, Washington, “Deceit of the Intellect”, group alternative portrait show
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Airport, “Art Takes: Contemporary Work by CCAC Alumni”
2000                 
Northview Gallery, Portland, Oregon, “Encounters”, three person show
nika @ the presidio, San Francisco, California, “Lucky 13”
The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “74th Annual International Competition”
Harry Ransom Center, Leeds Gallery, Austin, Texas, recent acquisitions
Photo Metro Magazine, San Francisco, California, “17th Annual Photo Contest”
1999                 
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas, “1999 Juried Members Exhibition”
NIKA Gallery, San Francisco, California, “Tree”
Northwest Center for Photography, Seattle, Washington, “A Vision Honored”
1998                 
ProArts Gallery, Oakland, California, "New Visions Introductions 98"
California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, California, "Founders Day Exhibition"
NIKA Gallery, Berlin, Germany, "Six Kunst Women"
1997                 
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, "Statewide Photography Exhibition/Competition"
NIKA Gallery, San Francisco, California, "Flanceur", five person invitational
1996                 
Center For Photographic Art, Carmel, California, "Sixth Annual Awards Exhibition"
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas, "Annual Juried Membership Exhibition"
Oakland Arts Commission, Oakland, California, "Festival at the Lake"
FotoFest, Houston, Texas, "SF 9", Street Art Projection
Hollis Street Project, Emeryville, California, "Reunion"
1995                 
Nucleo dos Amigos da Fotografia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, "North American Contemporary Photographers"
Angel Cosmos Gallery, San Francisco, California, "13th Annual Photo Metro Juried Exhibition"
ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, "National Exposure III"
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, "Artists Council 26th Annual Juried Exhibition"
Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas, "Illuminance '95"
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California, "1995 Exposures"
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, "Reverberations" (traveling show)
1994                 
Center For Photographic Art, Carmel, California, "Focus '94 International Juried Exhibition"
Dallas Women's Caucus for Art, D-Art, Dallas, Texas, "Wise Women Speak"
SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California, "20th Anniversary Members' Exhibition"
Society of Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Missouri, "Current Works '94"
500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas, "Small Works"
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, "69th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition"
Hollis Street Project, Emeryville, California, "Eccentric Circles"
1993                 
Center For Photographic Art, Carmel, California, "1993 Juried Exhibition"
Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California, "Self-Portraits '93"
Photo Metro Gallery, San Francisco, "Extended Views: Contemporary Panoramic Photography"
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, "68th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition"
1992                 
Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas, "Illuminance '92"
Synopsys Corporation, Mountain View, California, "Self-Portraits", Invitational
1990                 
Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California, "6th Annual Juried National Exhibition"
Syntax Gallery, Palo Alto, California, "Self-Portraits", Invitational
1989                 
Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California, "Pro Arts Juried Annual Exhibition"
1988                 
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA, "Sixth Annual Juried Photography Exhibition"
1987                 
Eye Gallery, San Francisco, California, "Selections"
Limn Gallery, San Francisco, California, "Furniture and Toys for Children by Artists", Invitational
1986                 
Gallerie Chacun a Son Gout, San Francisco, California, "Nine Photographers"
Limn Gallery, San Francisco, California, "Furniture and Toys for Children by Artists", Invitational
1985                 
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, California, "Snap! Photography 1985"
1984                 
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, "59th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition"
Limn Gallery, Selected Work, San Francisco, California
1983                 
Inland Empire Gallery, Riverside, California, "20/20 Contemporary American Nudes"
1982                 
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, "Second Annual Competition: Photography"
 
Education
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California, BFA with Distinction - Photography, 1981
Artists' Gallery, California College of Arts and Crafts, Certificate in Gallery Management, 1980
 
Scholarships           
Full Merit Scholarship in Photography, California College of Arts and Crafts, 1980
 
Awards           
International iPhone Photography Awards, honorable mention, 2012
Jurors Choice Award, “SNAP, National Juried Photo Show”, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
Honorable Mention, “Photo Metro 17th Annual Photo Contest”, 1999
Honorable Mention, “Northwest Center for Photography”, 1999
Jurors Choice Award, Jean Caslin, Lubbock, Texas, "Illuminance '95"
 
Reviews
96 Hours, SF Chronicle, April 1, 2010, page F6, Rayko Plastic Camera Show
The Wall Street Journal, Taylor Holliday, April 9, 1996, page A16
Photo Metro, Darwin Marabell, March 1996, page 16
Chicago Reader, Fred Camper, June 23, 1995, pages 28 & 29
Photo Metro, Joan Murray, March 1995, pages 26 & 27
ArtWeek, "The Guide", Kristin Muller, November, 1994, page nine
ArtWeek, Mark van Proyen, February 25, 1989, page five
 
Publications           
Diablo Arts Magazine, January-March 2012 issue, front cover and pages 26 - 27
Play! A Collection of Sixty-three Toy Camera Photographs Made by Thirty-six Photographers, 2011
Black & White Magazine profile, December 2010 issue
Alameda Magazine, October 2008, inside back cover
Photo Metro Magazine, March 2000 issue
EastBay Express, March 6, 1997, page 36
FotoFest Exhibition Catalog, 1996, page 120
Nucleo dos Amigos da Fotografia, Sao Paulo, Brazil, International Photo Meeting Catalog
Photo Metro Magazine, November 1995 issue
Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Exhibition Catalog, Lubbock, Texas, "Illuminance '95"
Southeast Museum of Photography, Exhibition Catalog, "Reverberations"
Book of Days, 1993 Engagement Calendar, Dorsoduro Press, Austin, Texas, week of May 17- 23

Gray Loft Gallery
Oakland, CA
Founder 2012


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