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Stop by: opening celebrations

I’m excited to announce that my work has been juried into two exciting shows in Denver, both with opening receptions this Friday, May 2nd. I’ll be spending time at both… just not sure where I’ll be when!

One of my Daily Mail collages will be on view at RedLine’s First Annual Juried Show, “Intersections.” The […]


Just one thing in the mailbox… an inauspicious beginning

“MAR 01, 2013,” original collage on paper by Janice McDonald, 7.5 x 5.5,” ©2013.

“Harvesting” the potential collage elements from the postcard.

This is the first collage created for the “Overlooked Archives” show. The only thing that arrived on March 1st, 2013 was a coupon/postcard from Bed, Bath & Beyond. It […]


On a quieter note…

Reflecting on a small group of the Daily Mail collages.


Views of the “Overlooked Artifacts” exhibition at Spark Gallery on a quiet afternoon… There were 75 original collages, framed with UV glass and archival matting, each 12 x 9″ in size and hung chronologically in a grid. This represented each day’s mail […]


Lots of framing to do…

The assembly line!





















My next exhibition at Spark Gallery in Denver includes collages made from papers culled from each day’s mail over a three-month period. So I have 70+ small works to frame […]


Eggstravaganza, wild egg decorating soiree

Last night was our annual night-before-Easter egg-decorating party. Six creative people and five dozen eggs later, here are the favorites! Any tool/technique and combining of colors was fair game. We used Paas® egg colors, rubber bands, string, cello tape, duct tape, china markers, Sharpie® markers, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, etc. Happy Easter to those […]



This is a detail from a collage that I've recently finished for my upcoming exhibition, "Composed," opening at Spark Gallery on April 1st. I've done some very neutral pieces and some intensely bright pieces (maybe the influence of the approach of spring?)… and am finalizing all the details of the show itself.

Postcards arrived […]


Scenes from the Rip/Tear Collage Show

Here are a few photos taken during the First Friday ArtWalk on May 7th. Thanks to all who came by to see the show. Another artist’s reception is Friday, May 21st from 6-8pm.



Rip/Tear Show Opening

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