One-Line Bio

Sculpture is my centering place; it is the place I go to ask why, to lick my wounds, to remember and to learn.

Biography

EDUCATION
M.F.A. Sculpture, University of Oregon, 1977.

B.F.A. Sculpture and Graphic Design, Magna cum laude, Colorado State University, 1974.

Summer course work, Institute of European Studies, Vienna, Austria, 1973.

EXHIBITIONS
SOLO SHOWS

Finding My Voice, Hawthorne Gallery, Port Orford, OR, July - December 2020.

Back to Sculpture, Recent Work by Janet Geib Pretti, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR, May 2017

Parables, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR, January 2006.

Reflections, Transaction Gallery, Port Orford, OR, October 2004.

Moments in Time (sculpture), Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR, August 1992.

Sculpture, Rick Cook Gallery, Port Orford, OR, June 1991.

New Directions (Drawings), Rick Cook Gallery, Port Orford, OR, November 1987.

Drawings, Rick Cook Gallery, Port Orford, OR, September 1986.
R, May 1982.

Coastal Influences, Pacific Folk and Fine Arts Gallery, Port Orford, OR, May 1982.

Shadows/Babies/Dolls, Courtyard Gallery, Eugene, OR, May 1980.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

RURAL, Umpqua Valley Arts, Roseburg, OR, June - August 2022.

Janet Pretti & David Wolf, TriAngle Square Gallery, Port Orford, OR, March 2012.

Marcia Hindman & Janet Geib Pretti, Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR, November 2010.

The Mythical State of Jefferson, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR, May 2010.

PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Exhibition, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA, August 2009.

Within the Vicinity, The Gallery of Arts, Crescent City, CA, February 2010.

Grand Opening Invitational, The Gallery of Arts, Crescent City, CA, November 2009.

Port Orford 9(7465) (nine person), Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR, August 2009.

La Raza (three person), ArtsWest, Seattle, WA, January 2009.

Four Visions, The Human Story (four person), Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR, December 2007.

Roeman and Pretti (two person), Brian Scott Gallery, Brookings, OR, August 2004.

Art of the Wild Rivers Coast, Wine and Arts Festival, Gold Beach, OR, May 2003 and Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, July 2003.

All Oregon Show (juried), Oregon State Fair, Salem, OR, August 1991 and 1982.

Eugene Visual Art Symposium ‘ 84 (invitational), Hult Center, Eugene, OR, June 1984.

Cooley and Pretti (two person), Pacific Folk and Fine Arts Gallery, Port Orford, OR, June 1983.

Studies into the Solitary (two person), Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR, August, 1979.

Fifteen Women Artists, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR, November, 1978.

Lady Pots (two person), Public Library, Port Orford, OR, April, 1978.

Emerging Self Images, (M.F.A. Graduate Exhibition), Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, May 1977.

INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS
Artist Feature, QuARTerly, Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2008, Eugene, Oregon.

Bob Keefer, “Energetic Exhibit Sets a Standard for Eugene”, December 13, 2007; “Year’s Greatest Hits”, December 20, 2007. The Register-Guard.

Marjorie Woodfin, “Blending Art with Work”, Coos -Curry Ruralite, April 2004.

Victoria Tierney, Art Beat Review, The Bandon (web news), February 7, 2006.

Paula Cracas, “Memoirs in Metal and Wood”, Port Orford News; January 28, 2004.

Liz Peeples Enbysk. “She sees, she feels, she creates”, The Springfield News; May 27, 1980.

Judy Emerson, “Visions from Within, the Art of Janet Geib Pretti”, Oregon Daily Emerald; November 9, 1978.