Roye Jan Myers was the curator of the Plano Cultural Arts Center when it was first located at Collin Creek Mall. She was in charge of exhibits, school tours and special shows, such as “The Best of the West”.
When her children finished high school, she decided that she wanted to teach school again (she had taught for one year right out of college in Oklahoma). She taught art for ten years at Williams High School, and then for seven years at Carlisle Elementary, both in Plano, Texas. She was voted Williams High School’s “Teacher of the Year” in the 1989-90 school year.
Jan earned her BFA in Fine Art from the University of Oklahoma. She then took graduate courses in painting, drawing and ceramics at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, and interior design courses at El Centro College in Dallas.
Jan’s work has passionate collectors who are inspired by her distinctive style. Because of her multi-level and varied art training, her work is also diverse in media.
One of her mixed-media collages was chosen as a finalist for the “Best Art of 2008” in The Artist’s Magazine’s cover competition. The painting, “Silver Lining”, was purchased by Samsung for their corporate offices. Later, a large watercolor titled “Tropical Paradise” was purchased by a gourmet chocolate company in California for the wrapper of their new chocolate, “Fortunato No. 4”.
Jan’s work is shown at Artists’ Showplace Gallery/Southwest Gallery in Dallas and in The International Trucking Service Gallery in St. Joseph, Missouri.
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