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EDUCATION:

MA-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Painting
BA-Webster College, St. Louis, MO, Fine Arts (Fine Arts Scholarship)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Ann Janss Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
RAYOVAC Corporation, Madison, WI
The SBC Collection of Twentieth Century Art, St. Louis, MO
Twigg-Smith Collection, Vermont & Mokule´ia, HI

SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2015, 2009, 2007, 2004, 2001 "Paintings," McMurtrey Gallery,
          Houston, TX
2001 "Paintings," Midtown Payson Galleries, Hobe Sound, FL
2000 "Jean Wetta," Centre D’Etudes D’Architecture,
          Saintes, France
1999 "Jean Carruthers Wetta, A Survey: 1984-1998,"
          (Catalogue)
____           Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
____           Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
____           Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

SPECIAL PROJECTS AND AWARDS:

2000 Artist in Residence, Centre D’Etudes D’Architecture
          (University of Houston, School of
           Architecture, French Campus) Saintes, France.
1995 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016 "Search for Meaning," Vachon Gallery, Seattle University,
          Seattle, WA
____ "Introductions," Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2015 "40th Anniversary Exhibition," Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
____ "National Weather Center Biennale 2015," Fred Jones Jr.
          Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2014 "Expressions of the Natural World," Monmouth Museum,
          Lincroft, NJ
2013 "Small & Large Packages," Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
____ "Modern Classics," three person exhibition, Beeville Art Museum,
          Beeville, TX
2012 "64 Arts," National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the
          Arts, Monmouth, IL (Juried by Eric Fischl, America: Now & Here)
____ "Contemporary Realism Biennial," Fort Wayne Museum of Art,
          Fort Wayne, IN (catalogue)
____ "Chautauqua National Exhibition: Living With Others,"
          Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky U., Richmond, KY
2010 "Faces in Art," Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
____ "Going, Going, Gone," Midtown Payson Galleries, Inc.,
          Hobe Sound, FL
2009 "Art Connections 5," George Segal Gallery,
          Montclair State U., Montclair, NJ
2008 "Celebrating Women Artists,"
          Hirschl and Adler Gallery, NY
2008, 2007,2006 “Summer Selections,”
          Hirschl and Adler Gallery, NY
2002 "64th Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary
          American Paintings and Photography,"
          Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
1999 "A New American Sublime: Contemporary Landscapes
          from the Permanent Collection," The Museum of Fine Arts,
          Houston, TX. Curator, Alison de Lima Greene

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Full Resumé

EDUCATION:

MA-Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Painting
BA-Webster College, St. Louis, MO, Fine Arts

EXPERIENCE:

1985-PresentFull-time Artist
1980-1985Gallery Director, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX
1979-1980Art History Instructor, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX
1976-1977Drawing Instructor, Crewe and Alsagar College, Alsagar, Cheshire, England
1972-1979Painting Instructor, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX

ACADEMIC HONORS:

Guest Lecturer: 
1993    University of Houston, TX
1989    Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
1988    Rice University, Houston, TX
1968-1970Teaching Assistantship, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
1962-1966Art Scholarship, Webster College, Webster Groves, MO

SPECIAL PROJECTS AND AWARDS:

2000Artist in Residence, Centre D’Etudes D’Architecture (University of Houston, School of Architecture, French Campus) Saintes, France
1995State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship
1990Economic Summit Project, Rice University, Houston, TX. Location of work: Lovett Hall, Offices of the President of France, Francois Mitterand

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2015"Paintings," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
2014"Modern Classics," McMurtrey Gallery (micro space), Houston, TX
2009"Paintings," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
2007"Paintings," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
2004"Paintings," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
2001"Paintings," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
____"Paintings," Midtown Payson Galleries, Hobe Sound, FL
2000"Paintings," Centre D’Etudes D’Architecture, Saintes, France
1999McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
____"Jean Carruthers Wetta, A Survey: 1984-1998," (Catalogue)
____        Galveston Arts, Center, Galveston, TX
____        Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
____        Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
1997McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
____"Paintings: Past and Present," Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL
1992"Paintings," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
1990"Paintings," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
1989Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN
1988"Paintings: Oil/Mahogany," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
____DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
1987"Paintings," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
1979Del Rio Council for the Arts, Del Rio, TX
1978North Florida Community College, Madison, FL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016 "Search for Meaning," Vachon Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
____ "Introductions," Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2015 "40th Anniversary Exhibition," Moody Gallery, Houston, TX
____"National Weather Center Biennale 2015," Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2014 "Expressions of the Natural World," Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
____"Come to the Table," CIVA Travelling Exhibition, Wenham, MA
2013"Small & Large Packages," Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
____"A Tender Place," Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX (Curated by Sally Sprout)
____"Modern Classics," three person exhibition, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX
____"Inside Out," Torche’ Galerie, Belmar, NJ
____"National Weather Center Biennale," Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2012"Three of a Kind," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
____"The Top Twenty-Five Group Show," Richard J. Demato Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
____"64 Arts," National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL (Juried by Eric Fischl, America: Now and Here.)
____"Contemporary Realism Biennial," Ft Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN (catalogue)
____"Chautauqua National Exhibition: Living With Others," Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
____"27th International Exhibition," Meadows Gallery, University of Texas, Tyler, TX
2011"Impact: Nona & Richard Barrett and their Passion for Texas Art," The Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX
____"Magnitude 7.7," Juried Small Works Exhibition, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (catalogue)
2010"Faces in Art," Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
____"Going, Going, Gone," Midtown Payson Galleries, Inc., Hobe Sound, FL
2009"Art Connections 5," George Segal Gallery, Montclair State U., Montclair, NJ
____"Water, Water, Everywhere," Midtown Payson Galleries, Inc., Hobe Sound, FL
2008"Summer Selections," Hirschl and Adler Gallery, New York, NY
____"Celebrating Women Artists," Hirschl and Adler Gallery, New York, NY
____"Transforming Culture National Invitational Exhibition," VAM Gallery, Austin, TX. Curated by Tim High, (Assoc. Professor, Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin).
2007"Summer Selections," Hirschl and Adler Gallery, New York, NY
____"Red Revisited," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
2006"Summer Selections," Hirschl and Adler Gallery, New York, NY
____"Collectors X 3," Art League of Houston, Curated by Clint Willour (Patron of the Year).
____"A Touch of Red," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
2003"Something Blue," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
2002"64th Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting and Photography," The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL. Juried by David C. Levy (President and Director, Corcoran Gallery of Art).
____"Four Footed: The Domestic Animal Depicted in Art," Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, Ormond Beach, FL
____"Florida Revisited: Landscapes," Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, Ormond Beach, FL
2001"A Presence Seen," CIVA Conference 2001 Exhibition, The Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, TX. Curated by Mary McCleary (Professor of Art, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX)
____"The Box," Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX
2000"People, Portraits by Texas Artists," City Gallery at Wells Fargo Plaza, Houston, TX. Curated by Rainey Knudson.
____"Forbidden," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
1999"Feast for the Eyes: Contemporary Still Lifes," Museum of Arts and Sciences Brevard, Melbourne, FL
____"A New American Sublime: Contemporary Landscapes from the Permanent Collection," The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
____"The Aquarium Show," Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
1998"Still Sixteen, Still Life," Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1997"Take Flight," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
____"Flora Bella," Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
1996"Currents in American Art," Waco Art Center, Inc., Waco, TX. Curated by Sarah Logan.
____"Regional Winners of Florida Individual Artist Grants," Crealde School of Art, Orlando, FL. Curated by Rima Jabbur.
1995"Opening the Border: Landscapes of Texas and Mexico," International Investors Group's Park Royale, Houston, TX. Curated by Lynn Goode and Kelly Tankersley (Lynn Goode Gallery).
____"Portraiture in the 90's," McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
____"Texas Myths and Realities," The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Curated by Alison de Lima Greene (Curator, Twentieth-Century Art).
____"Inner Journeys," Davis McClain Gallery at the Pennzoil Building, Houston, TX. Curated by Dan Allison (Artist).
____"Art Journeys," Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
1994"Veiled Images," Curated by Mary McCleary (Artist) (catalogue) Stephen F. Austin State University, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
____"Romancing the Land," Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX (catalogue).
1993"Texas Contemporary: Acquisitions of the 90's," The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Curated by Alison de Lima Greene (Curator, Twentieth-Century Art).
____"Conventional Forms/Insidious Visions," The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Curated by Elizabeth McBride (Writer).
____"Furs, Fins, Feathers and More: A Multi-media Menagerie," Galveston Arts Center. Curated by Clint Willour.
____"22nd Annual Works on Paper Exhibition," (HONORABLE MENTION), Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Juried by Sidney Goodman (Artist)
1992 "Island Inspired," Transco Tower, Houston, TX. Curated by Jim Edwards (Brown Curator of Art, San Antonio Museum of Art) and Clint Willour (Curator) (catalogue).
____"Texas Art Celebration '92," Assistance League of Houston. Juried by Alison de Lima Greene (Associate Curator, Twentieth-Century Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX)
1991"Eye to Eye," Transco Gallery, Houston, TX
____"Small Landscapes," Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
____"The Birthday Party," Texas Fine Arts Association Invitational, San Jacinto Center Town Lake, Austin, TX
____"Take a Seat" (TOP HONORS), Design Industries Foundation for Aids Invitational, Innova, Houston, TX
1990"The Door Show," Texas Fine Arts Association Invitational, Austin, TX
1989"Closed Woods...Open Waters, A Cultural Exchange," University Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler.
____ "The Food Show: Sixty-Six American Realists Interpret the Meaning of Food in Contemporary Painting," Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc., NY (Catalogue).
____"Texas Art Celebration '89," Assistance League of Houston, TX. Juried by Alison de Lima Greene (Associate Curator, Twentieth-Century Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX)
1988"Houston Area Exhibition," Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX. Juried by Alison de Lima Greene, Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz (Artists) and Richard Koshalek (Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles).
____"East End Show," (TOP HONORS), Lawndale Art & Performance Center, Houston, TX Juried by Robert Marshall (Associate Curator of Exhibitions, Whitney Museum of Art).
____"Seven Texas Artists: Small Paintings & Drawings," College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Curated by Mary Barnes (Professor of Art, Rice University).
____"Texas Women," Houston Women's Caucus for Art. Juried by Robert Hobbs (Curator and Author).
____"Tender Visions," Transco Gallery, Transco Tower, Houston, TX. Curated by Sally Sprout (Curator of Exhibitions, Transco Energy Co.).
1987 "100 Under 1000," DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
____ "The Flower and Garden Show," DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
____"Texas Art Celebration '87," Assistance League of Houston, TX. Juried by John Caldwell (Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA)
____"Three to Five," Artists' Advisory Board Selection Exhibition, Diverse Works, Houston, TX
1986"Lab Works," Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX
____"Emerging Realists: East Meets South," Sherry French Gallery and College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX
1982"View of the Water," West Baton Rouge Parish Museum, Port Allen, LA
1979"Fifth Biennial Five State Art Exhibition," (PURCHASE AWARD) Port Arthur, Texas. Juried by John Canaday (Art Critic, The New York Times)

PUBLICATIONS & CRITICAL NOTICES:

Bucher, Kristin, "Contemporary Realism," Southwest Art.
      (March, 2001), p.120.
Bradley, Martha, Welcome to Little Moreton Hall, Illustrated by
       Jean Wetta, The National Trust, London, England, 1977.
Crespo, Michael, Watercolor Class.
       Watson-Guptil Publications, 1994, pp. 124, 134.
Crespo, Michael, Watercolor Day by Day.
       Watson-Guptil Publications, 1987, pp. 124, 136.
Downes, Rackstraw, Sanford Schwartz and Robert Storr,
       Rackstraw Downes. Princeton University Press, 2005, p178.
de Lima Greene, Alison, Texas: 150 Works from the Museum of
       Fine Arts, Houston. Harry N. Abrams, Inc.,
       2000, pp. 67, 72-74, 256.
Gaventa, Beverly Roberts, "Why Bother with Mary?" CIVA Seen:
       The Journal of CIVA. VOL VII. 2007, painting reproduced on p21.
Hamilton, Rebecca, "Artist Jean Wetta. . .,"
       The Houston Post, June 16, 1991.
Hopps, Walter, et al. American Images: The SBC Collection of
       Twentieth-Century American Art. Harry N. Abrams, Inc.,
       1996. p. 305.
Johnson, Patricia C., "Art Review: Shows from 2 Artists Are Inspired
       by Nature," Houston Chronicle. (January 10, 2004), p. 9D.
McBride, Elizabeth, "On the Scene: Houston,"
       Artspace, (May/June, 1992), p.92.
Wall, Donna Dorian, "American Still Life Painting: Still Here After All
       These Years," Southern Accents, (March/April, 1999), p112.
Wolff, Theodore F. The Christian Science Monitor,
       (June 13, 1989), p.10.
Willour, Clint, and Eleanor Jones Harvey (Chief Curator, Smithsonian
       American Art Museum) Jean Carruthers Wetta:
       A Survey 1984-1998. Galveston Arts Center, 1999.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Ann Janss Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
The Barrett Collection, Dallas, TX
COMPAQ Computers, Houston, TX
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
EPCO Inc., Houston, TX
Fulbright and Jaworski, Houston, TX
The Houstonian Estates Condominium, Houston, TX
Integrated Electrical Services, Houston, TX
KPMG Peat Marwick.
M Bank, Houston, TX
Moody National Bank, Galveston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Northern Trust Corp, Dallas, TX
Rayovac Corporation, Madison, WI
SBC Collection of Twentieth Century of Art, St. Louis, MO
Mr. & Mrs. Thurston Twigg-Smith, VT & Mokule´ia, HI
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