Artist Motivation
Jana Whittington has spent a lifetime creating art and finds the process intrinsically rewarding no matter the result. Jana states that her art is a process, a curiosity, a need, a challenge, and an internal desire that is always present. Jana’s art is influenced by her experiences, discoveries, problem-solving activities; which are influenced by the external environment and processed internally. Motivation is emotion and the process of the art work. Motivation/Emotion increases in intensity, equaling in persistence of her actions to create.
Academic Background
Jana has a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design and Online Learning, Masters of Art in Humanities, with thesis in studio art and mixed media, Bachelor of Fine Art, Painting and Associates in Graphic Design. Her multimedia and technology expertise are enhanced by 15+ years of teaching Fine Art and Graphics, along with professional curriculum development, assessment, leadership, teaching and learning technologies for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Purdue University Calumet, College of Lake County, Yavapai College, and various other k-12 schools and art programs. Jana is now enjoying her time as a full time artist!
Juried and Invitational Exhibitions
Founding Fathers Feb.-April 2023
Mountain Artist Guild, All that is Art, Nov-Dec. 2022
Prescott Area Studio Tour, Sept.-Oct 2022.
Tis Art Gallery Prescott, AZ, 2016-2022
Video Art: Exertions of Exodus II.  Yavapai College Art Gallery Alumni Exhibition, Prescott, AZ.
Collage and Digital Painting. Artists on The Edge. Hammond Development Corporation, Indiana.
Exodus. ACM SIGGRAPH Conference Art Gallery. San Diego, CA.
Solo Exhibition, Painted Collage and Computer Collage, Yavapai College Art Gallery
Local Color Invitational Exhibition, Prescott Fine Arts Association Gallery
Contemplations in Collage, Solo Exhibition, Yavapai College Art Gallery
Curator and Exhibitor in the Invitational Electronic Imagery Exhibition, Prescott Fine Arts Association Gallery
Yavapai College Invitational Alumni Art Exhibition
Five juried exhibitions in the Yavapai College Student Art Show, awards first through honorable mention.
Phippin Art Museum, Invitation only exhibition Prescott, Arizona
Two-person invitation exhibition, Willis Street Art Gallery, Prescott, Arizona
Two-woman exhibition, Willis Street Art Gallery, Prescott, Arizona
Yavapai Christmas Invitational Art Exhibition in Prescott, Arizona
Women of the Arts Invitational Exhibition in Prescott, Arizona
Multimedia Productions
School of Technology Promotional Multimedia DVD, Publication    Role in production: Art Director, Designer, Videographer, Photographer, Production Artist, Graphic Editor, Artist, Video. Editor, Animator, Motion Graphics Designer, Music Composer, Music Editor Music Production, Sound Editor, DVD Menu Designer.
Plan for Success Campaign Multimedia CD., Purdue University Calumet. Role in production: Artist, Designer, Animator, Motion Graphics Designer, Video editor, Graphic editor, Music editor, Production Artists.
Art Publications
Whittington, J. The Process of Effective Critiques, ELSEVIER Computer Graphics. 28, 401-407.
Whittington, J. Contemplations in collage. M.A. Thesis, California State University, CA
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