Janet Alexander (Eureka Springs, AR) was recently recognized as one of the Top Ten Artists to Watch in North West Arkansas. She grew up in an art gallery in Eureka Springs, surrounded by some of the regions most renowned talent. She has never not been creating, experimenting with every medium available, and excelling in most. Exploration is a constant in her work, earning her awards in varied fields, from regional art fairs to international online media organizations. Finding new ways to use standard techniques drives her to work on the cutting edge. Trained in the arts and in the highly technical field of architectural drafting, Janet mixes the spirits of both intuitive creation with scientific thoughtfulness. Currently she is working on a book featuring her powder coating techniques.


This is a Note I wrote (years ago) on FB:

Well, as some know, I have been trying to write a bio for a couple of weeks now. What I’ve ended up with are pages of frustrating snippets highlighting this or that. One thing I have discovered is that a pound of frustration leads to many naps. Luckily (actually this is yet to be decided) I thought: well, I’ll make a list. I love lists. I’ll just write down every job I’ve ever had. Period.

[Also…If you would rather not read the list, this is for you: blahblahblahsheworkedblahblahblah]

In no specific order:

dog washer
art gallery sales
film Stand In
logo designer
set designer
lighting designer
interior designer
architect’s assistant
drafting degree
english major
art major
history major
psych major
ice cream store clerk
window dresser
on-line message board leader
on-line counseling leader
hat designer
art materials teacher
toy store manager
music store manager
clothing store manager
art gallery manager
computer operations instructor
line cook
public school fundraiser manager
newspaper byline writer
social media specialist
talent coordinator
special event planner
special events director
radio voice-overs
media buyer
event marketer
retail sales
fundraiser coordinator
internet media consultant
sign painter
brand developer
teen counselor
theatre camp developer/director
resume writer
speech writer
personal assistant
Hair model
jewelry maker

I could put these in some sort of order, but honestly, what is the point? Some jobs happened when I was very young, some overlapped, some lasted for a short time. Lots are my own start-ups…and many continue to this day, again overlapping with my current focus. They are all part of who I have become. And DO NOT EVEN get me started on my volunteering gigs~!