jean germain photography

jean germain ~ fine art photographer

Jean Germain began her career as an artist after retiring from teaching in elementary schools. Her images have been published in magazines and newspapers as well as hanging in private and public collections. She was a founding member of The Jazz Club of Sarasota Florida, and as the "official photographer" spent a quarter century taking pictures of the yearly performances. That body of work became a book, Jazz From Row Six, published in 2009.

She divides her time between Sarasota, Florida, and Monterey, Massachusetts.


Jean Germain with Milt Hinton, 1998. Photo by Joe Wilder.

 
Selected Juried Shows/Awards

One Person Shows & Invitationals

Professional Experience

Membership

X Selected Juried Shows/Awards [*number of awards]

  • 2014 - 2015:
    Knox Gallery, Monterey Massachusetts
    Art Center Sarasota, Florida
    Longboat Key Center For The Arts, Florida
    Florida Artists Group
    St. Francis Gallery, Lee, MA
    ArtCenter Manatee, Bradenton, Florida
  • 2013 – Unclothed Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
  • 2009 – Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs FL *
  • 2007 – Daytona Beach Museum of Arts & Sciences, Florida
  • 2007, 2002, 1998, 1990 – Art Center Sarasota Florida *****
  • 2007, 2002, 1999, 1998 – Venice Art Center, Florida ****
  • 2006 – Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art & Design, Sarasota FL
  • 2005 – Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, FL *
  • Selby Botanical Gardens Art Gallery, Sarasota FL *
  • Women’s Resource Center Art Gallery, Sarasota FL
  • 1999 – Melvin Gallery Florida Southern College *
  • Venice Art Center, Venice FL *
  • 1998 – Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL
  • Litchfield Jazz Festival, Litchfield CT
X One Person Shows & Invitationals

  • 2014 - 2015 - Before Photoshop solo show at Knox Gallery, Monterey, MA
  • 2013 – Jazz in July, U Mass Fine Art Center, Amherst, MA
  • 2013 – The Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro, VT
  • 2012 – Art For The Soul, Springfield, MA
  • 2011 – Berkshire Gold/Silversmith Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (August)
  • 2011 – Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA (April - July)
  • 2010 – Ageless Creativity Ringling College of Arts & Science, Sarasota, FL
  • 2009 – Selected framed photographs Jazz From Row Six. The WIT Gallery, Lenox, MA
  • 2008 – United Nations Development Fund for Women, Great Barrington, MA
  • 2005 – Retrospective 25 years through 125 photographs. ComCenter, Bradenton, FL
  • “New Eye Photography” Manatee Art Center FL
  • Lenox Library Art Gallery MA
  • Roskamp Center for the Arts Sarasota FL
  • Sarasota City Hall Federal Building Sarasota, FL
  • 2004 - Naoussa Gallery, Tyringham, MA
  • 2003 - Phillips Gallery, Sanibel FL
  • 2001 - Gallery of the Capital, Tallahassee FL
  • 2000 – Gallery of Fine Art, Ft. Meyers, FL
  • Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art & Design, Sarasota FL
  • Southern Exposure Gallery Palm Beach FL
  • 1999 - Weil Art Gallery, 92nd Street Y, New York City
X Professional Experience

  • Instructor of photography –
    • Interlaken School of Art, Interlaken, MA (currently IS183)
    • Celebrity Cruise Line, Alaska
    • Cunard Cruise Line, Caribbean and South America
  • Guest lecturer –
    • Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT
    • Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
    • Litchfield Jazz Festival, Kent, CT
    • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
    • Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
X Membership

  • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
  • UNIFEM – United Nations support for women worldwide/ Berkshire MA Chapter
  • Photographic Resource Center – Boston, MA
  • Women Contemporary Artists, Sarasota, FL
  • Sarasota Arts Council, Sarasota, FL
  • Florida Artist Group, Tallahassee, FL
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