Janet Kozachek is an internationally trained and exhibited artist. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting and drawing from Parsons School of Design in New York and a certificate of graduate study from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing (CAFA). Her undergraduate study at Rutgers was in science (biology) and art. In addition to her painting, Janet Kozachek is a well-known mosaic artist, and was the Founding President of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. Her work is in a number of museums and private collections, and she is the recipient of the first prize in drawing award from Art Fields, a Puffin Foundation Award, National Endowment for the Arts awards, a Heritage Foundation Award, and a Humanities Council Award. She has published several articles, essays, poetry, and a book of illustrated rhymes for the cat, The Book of Marvelous Cats. Her illustrated chapbook, My Women My Monsters, won an Honorable Mention award from Concrete Wolf Press and was published in 2020 by Finishing Line Press. Janet is the recipient of the 2020 Common Ground on the Hill Fine Arts & Crafts Award for Excellence in the Traditional Arts. Ms. Kozachek is represented by the Artisan’s Center in Walterboro, SC. Visit Janet's blog at http://www.kozachekart.blogspot.com/
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