Janet Simmons Sweet
Janet Simmons Sweet is an award winning, full time artist in her 9th year at the Alton Mill. Her oil artworks are noted for signature dramatic light, enhanced by atmospheric mood. She paints in collections, giving the individual canvas a framework within a larger concept. While her style is impressionistic, it can be pushed to realism, and pulled to abstraction.
"Light tranforms the mundane to the spectacular"
Janet studied art formally under the Davis experimental educational program in the late 1960's. Her study of art continues with oil workshops, plein air watercolour, and graphite/conte Life Drawing Class. She also serves in numerous capacities with regional art organizations, in addtion to both installing and adjudicating art exhibits.
Janet's work continues to be accepted in juried and public exhibitions, winning mutiple awards including Jurors' Award, People's Choice Award and Artists' Choice Award. Her artwork is shown extensively in Toronto, Brampton, Guelph, Orangeville and Caledon, seasonally in Niagara on the Lake and the United States. She hangs in private collections in Canada, United States and the UK.
Studio Hours: Saturday and Sunday:-Noon to Five
By Appointment : 7 days a week
Please note: My Studio is less than 200Sq ft! Large artworks are generally not on site. Please contact me if you are interested in a specific piece. I will happily make the artwork available for viewing!
Exposé, The 2017 Collection. Studio 204, Alton Mill Arts Centre. Sept 17 - Oct 29, 2017
Natural Talent IV. Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery. Dec 4, 2017 to Jan 18, 2018.Curator: Kartrina Campitelli
Please see CV for past Exhibits, Juried Shows and Awards
Past Exhibits 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016:
Juried Shows :
2017: Beaux-Arts Brampton 10th Open Juried Show. Mar 2- Apr 8 2017
2016 : Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, 901 Lawrence Ave, Toronto. Apr 5 - May1,2016; Jun 15- Jul 10/16 - Colour and Form Society 2016 Biennial Open Juried Exhibition, Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, Toronto; Headwaters Arts Festival September 2016
2015 : "Order in Disorder". Ontario Society of Artists 142nd Open Juried Show - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto. April 7-May 1,2015;"This Changes Everything". Headwaters Arts Gallery, Juried Show. April 8-May 10, 2015; RED-Joint Juried Exhibit with Potter Ann Randeraad- Headwaters Arts Gallery. May 13-June 14, 2015; Headwaters Arts Festival Juried Show, Sept 19 - Oct 4, 2015; Autumn Escape, Millcroft Inn Juried Solo Show, Oct 19-Nov 23,2105; Soar, Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Toronto. Nov 29, 2015 - Jan 22, 2016
2014 : White Ice, Solo Juried Exhibit, Millcroft Inn; Headwaters Arts, Christmas in Caledon II Juried Show; Wellington Artist's Gallery 3rd Annual Juried Show; Carmel Fine Art Juried Show , Niagara, ON; Beaux-Arts Brampton Open Juried Fine Art and Photography Show 2014 ;Headwaters Arts Gallery , Fools Rush In Juried Show.
2013 : 6th Open Juried Show, Beaux-Arts Brampton; Carmel Fine Art & Music, Mount Carmel, Niagara Falls, ON; Harvest Juried Show, Headwaters Arts Gallery, Alton Mill; Natural Talent 1, Assembly Hall, Toronto; Natural Talent II, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto
2012 : "Insights", The Elora Arts Council, Wellington County Museum; "The Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival" , Mount Carmel Niagara; "Wildlife and Nature" , Beaux-Arts Brampton; " Wellington Artist Gallery ", Fergus; "Featured Headwaters Artists" , Alton Mill Dam Gallery. 2011: Pelham Juried Show, Niagara on the Lake; Town of Caledon Juried Show, Time Frame; Beaux-Arts Brampton Juried Show, Walk on the Wildside; Rose Theatre Brampton, Artist in Residence.
Private and Public Exhibits and Events:
2017: Fire and Ice Event, Alton Mills Arts Centre- Jan 2017; White Magic, Solo Exhibit, Falls Gallery - Jan 25-Feb13, 2017
2016: Fire and Ice Event, Alton Mills Arts Centre Jan 2016; Floating Ice, Falls Gallery- Feb 2016; Headwaters Arts Gallery - Jume 2016; Summer Concert, Alton Mills Art Centre- July 2016; Headwaters Arts Festival, Alton Mill Arts Centre- Sept 2016; "From the Dock" Collection, Alton Mill Arts Centre-Oct 2016
2015: Fire and Ice Event, Alton Mill Arts Centre; Cusine-Art Event, Alton Mill Arts Centre. June 20-21, 2015; Solo Exhibit, RECEDE, Sept 16- Oct 4, 2015, Falls Gallery: Theatre Orangeville Invitational Exhbition, Sept 4-Oct 9,2015
2014: Solo Exhibit, EQUINOX, Falls Gallery;Solo Exhibit, Out Every Window, Beaux-Arts Brampton
2013 : Passions, Dam Gallery ; All Fired Up!, Falls Gallery ; Wood(lands), Dam Gallery; Anniversay Membership Show , Beaux-Arts Brampton; The Unapologetic Landscape , Beaux-Arts Brampton; Carmel Fine Art Festival , Niagara Falls, ON; The Fall Road Trip solo exhibit, Millcroft Inn
2012 : BAB Christmas Show; Millcroft Inn Headwaters Room, Alton; " Oil and Water Do Mix" , Beaux-Arts Brampton; "Four Seasons", Rose Theatre Brampton; "2+2=24" Pond Gallery Alton Mill; BAB 10th Anniversary
2011: Headwaters Arts Dam Gallery Fire and Ice; Beaux-Arts Gallery From the Vault, Beaux-Arts Gallery Corporate Exhibit; John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Mistletoe Magic 2011.
2015: People's Choice Award, Headwaters Arts Festival Juried Show
Previous Years: 10th Anniversary Exhibit , Beaux-Arts Brampton, "Into the Abyss"; Honourable Mention Wildlife, Nature and Native Juried Show. Etobicoke Civic Centre, Artist Choice.
Featured in Publications 2013/2014/2015:
Canadian Art; Headwaters Tourism Magazine; Sideroads Magazine; Odeum Magazine; Orangeville Living: In The Hills Magazine.