Jan Hasselius  
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Multi-media Artist / Writer / Gardener

Jan Hasselius is a multi-talented person with many interests, which include watercolors, acrylics, inks, oils, collages and pottery. She also enjoys writing short stories, gardening, and costume design.

Jan has won awards in watercolor, collage, acrylic inks, costume design and writing. Her short stories have been published in the NY Times Best Seller, Chicken Soup for the Gardeners Soul as well as national syndicated magazine and is a University of Minnesota Master Gardener. Jan has won many statewide awards for her art, including "People's Choice" and "Awards of Excellence" and has been accepted into many statewide and national Juried Art Shows. Please see her art resume for details.

Jan turned to art after an accident that temporarily limited her mobility for six years. She enjoys watercolor but found that experimental art in many mediums really excite her. Working with handmade oriental rice papers opened a new world in collage which she has expanded to experimental methods in acrylics, oils, pottery, and inks.

She a member of many Minnesota art groups including; Anoka County Arts Alliance, Artist del Norte, Artists of Minnesota, The Alphabeteers, Banfill Locke Center for the Arts, Blaine Fine Art Committee, Edina Art Center, Hopkins Center for the Arts, and Aitkin County's Jacques Center for the Arts. Janice is the President of Artist del Norte and is the editor for their monthly newsletter. Jan is also a member of Artists del Norte's Juried Rotating Art Show.

She is actively engaged in encouraging art and artists throughout Minnesota through political and local action. She is the contact for art displays in the art galleries for Blaine City Hall through the Blaine Fine Art Committee. She also is the Co-Chairperson for the Northern Showcase Statewide Art Competition sponsored by Artists del Norte. Jan also was the Chairperson for Art in the Gardens for three years in the Northern Suburban Area (Anoka County, Mn. USA). She has taught workshops through Banfill Locke Center for the Arts and Artists del Norte as well as private classes and lessons.

Jan Hasselius embraces art in all its forms, as a gardener, costume designer, short story writer as well as watercolors, acrylics, inks, oils, collages and pottery.


View some of my work in the online gallery.

 Bodin Road
Bodin Road

 Flower Collage
Flower Collage

Here are selected short stories as examples of my writing.

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