Jan Collins Selman (1945- )
The School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.
National Scholastic Arts Competition Scholarship
John and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Award for Classical Painting
Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, Mass. Graduated Cum Laude
Brighton High School, Brighton, Mass. Graduated with Honors
South Boston High School (Freshman-Junior years)
Present and Past Memberships:
Pastel Society of America
Copley Society of Boston
Provincetown Art Association
Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts
Gallery Affiliations: (Present and past)
Robert Wilson Galleries, Nantucket, Mass.
Jan Collins Selman Fine Art, Falmouth, Mass.
Andrew Usiskin Contewmporary Art, Hampstead,London,UK
Rice/Polack Gallery, Provincetown
Robert Wilson Galleries, Naples, Florida
West Side Gallery, Southwest Harbor, Mt.Dessert Island, Maine
Museum Permanent Collections:
Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, Mass.
Duxbury Art Museum Complex, Duxbury, Mass.
Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, Mass.
The Cahoon Museum of American Art, Barnstable, Mass.
One Woman Shows:
The Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, Mass (1998) (2002)
Rice polak Gallery, Provincetown, Mass. (1999)
Robert Wilson Galleries, Nantucket, Mass. (1996)
The Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, Mass. (1996)
The Cahoon Museum Of American Art, Cotuit, Mass. (1990, 1995)
Billingsgate Gallery, Wellfleet, Mass. (1990-1991).
Duxbury Art Museum Complex, Duxbury, Mass. (1990).
Andrew Usiskin Gallery of Contemporary Art, London, England (1990).
Market Barn Gallery, Falmouth, Mass. (1996).
Invitational Group Shows:
The Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, Mass (2001) (2002) (2004)
The Cape Cod Museum Of Fine Arts, Dennis, Mass. (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991).
The 1989 Invitational Pastel Show, the Munson Gallery, Chatham, Mass. (1989).
The New England Landscape Painters Invitational,
The Duxbury Art Museum Complex, Duxbury, Mass. (1988).
Work Included in Books and Films:
THE SPIRIT OF JAN SELMAN, Chapter 15: Karney, Jim: The Power of CorelDraw-
MIS PRESS, 1993
Zev Braun Productions, "Where Are the Children", a feature Film
starring Jill Clayburgh, 1984
(provided all paintings and drawings for Clayburgh who portrayed an artist)
National and International Awards:
Cover of Cape Cod Life Magazines 2004 "Annual Arts Edition"
CorelDRAW 1991 World Design Competition: Third Place
CorelDRAW 1992 World Design Competition: Third Place
National Scholastic Gold Medal for pencil Drawing, awarded by the Venus Pen and
Pencil Corp., at the Boston Globe Exhibition at Boston University.
National Scholastic Gold Medal (for woodcut), awarded by the C.Howard Hunt Co.,
at The Boston Globe Exhibition at Boston University.
The Hallmark Nomination for Drawing, Boston Globe Exhibition at Boston University
Selected Articles and Reviews:
WCVBTV, Boston (Chronicle Show-channel 5) September 1999
Featured artist, ½ hour show- Cape Cod Painters
APlus, Arts and Antiques, November 1995, Pgs. 1-6
Konig, Peter: "Capturing the Essence of the Cape Cod Landscape:
Artist Jan Collins Selman."
The Boston Globe Arts Section, July 15, 1995, Pgs 25 &31.
Taylor, Robert: Art Among the Dunes: "Provincetown’s Gallery Scene."
American Artist Magazine, April 1991, Vol. 55, issue 585 - Pgs 36-41
Feit, Edward: "Let Nature Be Your Guide," Jan Collins Selman Believes....
Nantucket Journal, spring 1991, Pgs. 11-17 & 60-61.
Michelson, Pam: "A Road Out - One Artists Travels"
The Arts Section, Cape Cod Times Magazine, Dec. 7, 1990. - Pg. 5.
Nickerson, Cindy: "Selman Landscapes: Poetry in Pastels and Oil.
Cape Cod Life Magazine, Special Arts Issue, Sept., 1990 - Vol. 12, NO> 4.
Crebo, Anna: "Cape Light and Its’ Magical Atmospheric Effects."
The Boston Sunday Globe, Jan., 21, 1990 -Pgs. 9-10.
Coleman Sandy: "Exhibit Mixes Pastels of Cape and Urban Bronzes".
Cape Arts and Antiques, Sept. 1989, pg. 12.
Audi, Karen: Art Notes, a Review of Special Exhibit At the Cape Museum Of Natural
History, “A Tribute to Cape Cods Natural Beauty. “
Art Section, the Ham and High, Hampstead, London, England. Feb. 1989. pg. 101.
Talbot, Linda: "A Fine Show of Folly," Review of Exhibit at the Andrew Usiskin
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hampstead, London, England.
Art Review Section Of The Jewish Chronicle, London, England, Feb., 1989 - pg. 18.
Webber, Michael: "A True Master of Invention", review of exhibit at The Andrew Usiskin Gallery.
Cape Cod Compass Magazine, vol. 35, Holiday Issue, 1988- pgs. 36-43.
Regional and local awards and honors:
The Cape Cod Museum Annual Artist of the Year Award Dinner
Nov. 1999, Chatham Country Club.
Who’s who in America 1998-
Who’s Who Internationally 1998-
The All New England Show, at the Cape Cod Art Association, 1988,
First Place ~ Oil Painting
The All New England Show, at the Cape Cod Art Association, 1987,
Grumbacher Award for Best Pastel Painting.
The All New England Show, Cape Cod Art Association, 1987, First Place - Pastel.
Spring Juried Members Exhibition, at the Cape Cod Art Association, 1987,
First Place - Pastel.
Spring Open Juried Show at the Cape Cod Art Association, 1986, First Place for Pastel
Falmouth Artists Guild 1986 Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Best in Show, Pastel.
The Fall Open Juried Exhibition, at the Cape Cod Art Association, 1986, First Place - Oils.
First Members Juried Exhibition, Cape Cod Art Association, 1986, First Place - Pastel.
Annual Juried Watercolor Exhibition, Falmouth Artists Guild, 1985,
Best In Show, Watercolor.