About the Author
Jane Kessler Petitjean is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI. Jane began her career as a professional graphic designer and illustrator and now works full time as a fine artist, illustrator and writer. Her art work has been featured by The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo at the Parkwood Gallery in 2007; Honored with the Best of Show and Picasso Awards in Salon des Refusés 2009; And First Prize in Salon des Refusé 2007. As an artist in residence at The Collingwood Arts Center, Toledo, OH her work has been in solo exhibits as well as numerous group exhibits. In 2010 Jane traveled to Israel where she worked as an artist in residence in Akko, Western Galilee. Her work was featured in Festival on the Fence , an art exhibit on Kibbutz Gesher Haziv near Akko. Jane works out of her studio in Toledo, OH. and has been an ArtPrize participant in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Jane has als been a featured Artist in Residence at her synagogue, Temple Shomer Emunim in Sylvania, OH.