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Jan Swanson teaches workshops and paints in her home studio in Columbia, SC.  She is a graduate of Clemson University and a native of Asheville, NC.


She is largely self-taught having taken classes at the University of South Carolina, Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and has completed Nicholas Wilton’s Creative Visionary Program.


Jan is represented by Camellia Art Gallery in Hilton Head and Bluffton, SC.  


Solo Exhibitions:

Theatre Art Galleries High Point, NC  2018

City Art, Columba,  SC  2017, 2014


Juried Exhibitions:

The Bicycle:  Art meets Form, Theatre Art Galleries, High Point, NC  2019

The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY 2017

Artfields, Lake City, SC  2016

Carolina’s Got Art, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC  2015, 2013



Golden Artist Educator, 2019-2022
The Mountain Girls, Arts Center of Kershaw County, Camden, SC, 2022
Painting selected to be in the Art2Life International Exhibition, 2021
All Abstract, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC, 2021

Dog & Pony Show, Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC  2019

Featured Artist for Columbia Opportunity Time for Art, 2018

Camellia Art Gallery Group Show, Hilton Head, SC  2019, 2016

Year of the Dog and Other Things, Two-Person Show, Stormwater Studios, Columbia, SC 2018

Group Show, Art & Light Gallery, Greenville, SC 2015

Owner of the Bus Stop Gallery, Columbia, SC  2005-2009



Hal P. Moore Award of Merit, SC State Fair, Columbia, SC  2018

First Place/Mixed Media, SC State Fair, Columbia SC  2015, 2013

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