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Feb. 4 - 7, 2016

Jan Lukens to exhibit paintings at the Wellington Masters

Jan will exhibit his paintings in the Taylor Harris Club at the all new Wellington Masters Longines FEI World Cup qualifier from February 4th - 7th, 2016.
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Feb. 4 - 7, 2016

Jan Lukens to exhibit paintings at the Wellington Masters

Jan will exhibit his paintings in the Taylor Harris Club at the all new Wellington Masters Longines FEI World Cup qualifier from February 4th - 7th, 2016.
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October 27 - November 1, 2015

Jan Lukens painting exhibition at the National Horse Show

Jan created a series of twelve 3x4' paintings of the champions of the 2014 CP National Horse Show to exhibit in the Taylor Harris Club during the 2015 CP NHS at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky from October 27 - November 1, 2015. (Photos courtesy Phelps Media Group)
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October 11, 2015

'Chris and Roy' to appear in 'Relentless'

The editor of Trafalgar Books contacted Jan this week, informing him that George H. Morris had requested that his 2005 painting of Chris Kapler and Royal Kaliber, 'Chris and Roy', be reproduced in his upcoming biography, 'Relentless', which will be published in March of 2016. Mr. Morris is arguably the most legendary equestrian in the showjumping world.
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August 24, 2015

Jan Lukens paints largest canvas to date

Jan Lukens completed his largest painting to date, a 48x84" equine portrait commission for a New Jersey collector. The painting, 'Cannavero & Coco', will be displayed in the client's new Wellington, Florida home.
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May 29, 2015

Grand Opening of Mason Fine Art in Atlanta

Jan will have several of his 'Big Horse' paintings in the grand opening of Mason Fine Art's new gallery space. The much anticipated event will take place on May 29th from 6-9pm at 415 Plasters Avenue in Atlanta.
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March 18, 2015

National Horse Show Exhibition Announcement

The National Horse Show issues a press release announcing the exhibition of 13 Jan Lukens paintings, 'Champions of the 2014 National Horse Show', in the Taylor Harris Club during the 2015 NHS.
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September 20, 2014

Museum exhibition in Wilmington, NC

Jan's painting, 'Sailfish 1939', is currently on display in the State of the Art/ Art of the State exhibition at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC. The exhibition will be on display through February 12, 2015.
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October 3, 2014

Cityscape show in Charlotte, NC

Eight of Jan's cityscape paintings are in the group show, 'Urban Beauty', which opened at Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC on 10/3/14. One scene is of his hometown of Greensboro, NC, one is of Charlotte, and the other six are of New York City.
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August 13, 2014

New representation in Atlanta

Jan is now represented by one of the finest galleries in the southeast - Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta, GA, www.masonmurer.com. Currently planned is an exhibition of new paintings in the Big Horse series for Mason Murer's November show.
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June 2014

Ralph Lauren sale and Shain Gallery

Ralph Lauren purchased two paintings in the 'Big Horse' series by Jan Lukens. 'Bay Hunter'(48x48", oil on canvas, 2013) and 'Flight of the Hunter'(60x48", oil on canvas, 2013) will be used in a corporate project later this year.
Also as of June, Jan is now represented by the Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC.

Visit www.shaingallery.com for more information.
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March 15 - August 24, 2014

National Sporting Library & Museum exhibition

Jan will have two paintings among the 30 artworks in the NSLM exhibition - Foxcroft School: The Art of Women and the Sporting Life, opening March 15, 2014. Both paintings - 'Olivia at Foxcroft', 30x24", oil on canvas, 2008; and 'Madison' 16x20", oil on canvas, 2008, are from a private collection in Southport, Connecticut.
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July 19-Aug 24, 2013

Solo Show in Charleston, SC

Jan Lukens will unveil the latest paintings in his 'Big Horse' series at the Dog & Horse Fine Art gallery in Charleston, SC's historic downtown on Friday evening, July 19th, from 5:30 - 7:30pm. The opening will be part of the Palette to Palate Stroll, where 9 of Charleston's best art galleries will be paired with chefs from 9 of Charleston's best restaurants, who will be serving fine food & wine during the art openings for each gallery. Jan's paintings will be on display through August 24th.
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January 31, 2012

NSL&M presentation

The painting,'The Michael Smith Family Winning The 2008 Family Class', was accepted into the permanent collection of the National Sporting Library & Museum in early June of 2011, However, the formal presentation did not take place until Tuesday, January 31, 2012. This was due to the NSL&M's new art museum construction which ended in October, 2011, just in time for the monumental opening show, '400 Years of American Sporting Art', which ended January 15, 2012.
The painting was presented to assistant curator, Hannah Reuter, & executive director, Rick Stoutamyer. The 30x40" oil on canvas was hung prominently in the NSL&M lobby, and then a wonderful tour of the amazing new art museum was given to the artist by Ms. Reuter.
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June 2, 2011

Painting Accepted into Permanent Collection of National Museum

On June 2, 2011, Jan was notified by assistant curator Hannah Reuter of the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia that his painting, 'The Michael Smith Family Winning the 2008 Upperville Family Class' was accepted into the musueum's permanent collection. This is the first painting by the artist to enter into the collection of a national museum, and it is the first painting in the museum's prestigous collection that represents a horse show. The permanent art collection at the National Sporting Library & Museum consists of over two hundred works of art including objects by such renowned sporting artists as Paul Brown, John Emms, Herbert Haseltine, Sir Alfred Munnings, Edward Troye and Franklin B. Voss, spanning from the late 17th century to the present.
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September 10 - 11, 2010

Four art openings, one weekend

Jan will have a solo show of his paintings of horses & cities at the Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro, NC from September 10 - October 9. The show opens at 6pm on September 10. Also in Greensboro, & opening the same night, Jan has 3 drawings in the group show, 'Drawing Revisited' at the Green Hill Center for NC Art. In Saugerties, NY, Jan will have a painting in the HITS-on-the-Hudson Equestrian Art Auction, also on the 10th. And finally, Jan has donated a painting to the Hirsch Wellness annual fundraiser, 'Art Lives Here', which is at Gallery 115 on September 11th.
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September 15, 2009

Article in Aiken Standard

In the September 15th edition of the Aiken Standard, a half page article appeared in the Local News section entitled 'Equestrian Artist honed skill in NYC'. A photo of Jan working on 'Morgan with Mythos D and Shadow' appeared with the article.
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May 2009

Jan Lukens is teaching drawing & painting classes

The artist began an ongoing program in late March to help students in the Greensboro, NC area improve their skills at drawing & painting.
He is teaching an afternoon class from 1 to 4pm, & an evening class from 6 to 9pm on Wednesdays. Classes are held at the artist's studio in the Revolutionary Mill building on Yanceyville Street. Those who are interested may contact Jan using the info on the 'Contact the Artist' webpage.
Jan is also excited to announce that he has agreed to teach a week long plein air painting workshop in Cortona, Italy in late May of 2010. Please contact the artist if you are interested in participating.
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Febuary 25 - March 8, 2009

2009 Winter Equestrian Festival

The artist will begin his 2009 exhibition schedule in Wellington, Florida at the Winter Equestrian Festival, where he has been exhibiting since 1993. Last year's exhibition was the best of his 16 year career, & he has high hopes for this year, despite the current state of the economy.
Please visit Jan's vendor booth in the lower vendor area during Week 8 & Week 9.
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May 15th, 2008

Jan Lukens Portraits relocates back to NC

On May 15th, after 9 years in NYC & on the CT coast, Jan Lukens moved his home and studio back to his hometown of Greensboro, NC. His primary motivation was to spend time with his aging parents. Fortunately, the location of his studio does not affect his business, as he will still continue to exhibit at horse shows in the New York area, as well as in the southeast, midwest, & mid-atlantic. The new studio is in the 1899 Revolution Mill complex on Yanceyville Street & the artist is enamored with the space, including the 14 foot ceilings. Website, e-mail, & cell phone will remain the same. Please check out the schedule for 2008 horse shows, & please visit the 'contact' page for new contact info.
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February 28, 2008

Jan Lukens exhibits as official artist of WEF

Jan exhibited as the official artist of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida from February 28th to March 16th. The exhibition was the most successful of his 16 year career, including paintings purchased for the collection of U.S. Olympic gold medalist Joe Fargis, U.S. Olympic medalist Anne Kursinski, & Columbian Olympic team member Dr. Cesar Parra, as well as numerous equestrian portrait commissions.
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July 2, 2007

Jan Lukens chosen as official WEF artist

At the Lake Placid Horse Show, Jan Lukens was notified by Kim Tudor of Stadium Jumping, that he had been chose to be the official artist of the Winter Equestrian Festival, the largest equestrian event in the eastern United States. His duties will be to produce 1 painting for the WEF program cover, & 3 paintings for the WEF prize list.
The program will include a 2 page color bio on the artist with reproductions of his paintings.
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May 25th, 2007

Celebrating Fifteen Years

In celebration of Jan Lukens Portraits fifteenth year in business, I would like to thank the generous and supportive people who have gone to extraordinary lengths since 1992 to make it possible for me to do what I love for a living:

Jill Apfelbaum, Brion and Patty Applegate, Kara and Randy Billhardt, Jeanne Blackwell, Margie Bondy, Tricia Booker, Joanne Boyd, Andrea and Jim Buchanan, Sally Buck, Pamela and Howard Butt III, Bettie and Stephen Carroll, Lisa and Michael Cudahy, Pat Dodson and Keith Hastings, Elizabeth Shiah Forte, Lynette Gay, Monnie Gilder, Michael Golden, Dr. Jeff and Fay Greenwald, Nancy Grote, Coleen and Bob Haas, Karen and Ed Hasler, Nancy and Tim Hooker, Judy Hoyer, Joan and Jim Hunter, Belinda Hyde, Peggy and Gary Johns, Kathy and Hal Kamine, Chris and Jenny Kappler, Marilyn Little, Jessica and Grover Maxwell, Haity and Jim McNerney, Parker Barker Minchin, Colleen Morrissey, Patrick Morrissey, Rosemary Newhardt, Bettie and Ernie Oare, Barbara and Garth Phibbs, Florence and Ron Richey, Susan Saladino, Karen and Fred Schaufeld, Mary Shirley, Kevin 'Pebbles' Smith, Pam and Richard Smith, Nancy and John Tague, Jack and Lisa Towell, Kim Tudor, Ann and Ron Turnicky, Lauren and John Van Dyke, Connie and Dick Washburn, and last but certainly not least, Reeves and Margaret Sykes Lukens, the biggest supporters of my art career for my entire life, and also my parents.
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February 28, 2007

Wellington Country Club, Wellington, Florida

Jan Lukens addresses the crowd at the American Grand Prix Association Dinner to celebrate 2006 AGA Rider of the Year- Margie Goldstein Engle, Trainer of the Year- Kent Farrington, and Horse of the Year- Madison.
After congratulating the winners, & telling a funny anecdote about Margie, Jan presented the Weeks family with the gift of an oil on canvas portrait of their amazing jumper, Madison, to be completed sometime in 2007.
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February 28 through March 18, 2007

Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, Florida

Jan is exhibiting for three weeks at the WEF. His booth is on the bridle path directly across from the exhibitor services office. Please stop by and visit if you are at the show.

Jan's tentative 2007 horse show exhibition schedule after the WEF is:

Old Salem Farm, Week II, NY, May
Devon Horse Show, PA, June
Upperville Horse Show, VA, June
Lake Placid Horse Show and I Love NY Horse Show, June/ July
Hampton Classic Horse Show, NY, August/ September
Capital Challenge Horse Show, MD, September, October

Exhibitions at these shows will be confirmed as the dates approach.
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