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Janet Van Fleet

Janet Van Fleet grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago, then went on to earn a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Education. She is a founder of Studio Place Arts (SPA), a three-story community center for the visual arts in Barre, Vermont, where her studio is located. She has been a Vermont reviewer for Art New England, and created Vermont Art Zine with the late Marc Awodey. The Vermont Arts Council awarded her grants in 1996 and 2005 for the creation of three large installations, and in 2010 she traveled to Nagoya, Japan for On the Planet, an exhibit in connection with the UN Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity. In addition to her own creative work, she has been active as a curator in the northeast, producing annual exhibits at Studio Place Arts, curating a two-floor, summer-long exhibit at Goddard Collage in 2017 on Social Justice, and organizing gallery exhibits for the Art of Action in 2009-10.