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daffodils Janna Zuber


Daffodils and More...
July 23 - September 3, 2017
Featuring Artwork by Janna Zuber





About this Exhibit 

Janna D. Zuber, a 1974 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Housing and Applied Design, likens painting to cooking - seemlingly limitless textures, colors, flavors and subjects, each bidding for some new frontier to be crossed. Nearly 30 years of creating works of art - in fabric, clay, metal, paper, and paint, on furniture, walls, paper and canvas - has given Janna the courage to find her own artistic voice and style, from the dictates of her heart, rather than strict adherence to one style or medium. Janna's large family, travels and love of gardening provide some of the elemental ingredients in her artwork. Few works leave her studio without multiple layers of various water media paints, glazes and collaged papers often tied together by rhythmical lines. This year she felt the call to go back to pure watercolors to paint her flowers and has been enjoying the journey. Her work has been in multiple juried and non-juried shows in the MD, DC, VA and PA area, and she has done numerous solo shows in various venues. Janna is a longtime member of the Guild of Bowie artists, an active member in the Maryland Federation of Art as well as The West River Artist Association.

Two of her favorite (and most influential) teachers are form Maryland, Skip Lawerence and Tara Funk Grim. She loves bold colors, and lots of it! She believes that there is always room to learn more, and not be afraid to try something new!

Janna lives with her husband, and needy flower gardens in Mitchellville, Maryland. Her favorite times are either with family - especially when grandchildren are involved or in her studio. When time allows, she plays the hammered dulcimer. You may visit her website at

The Art Ministry

The Woods Art Ministry was created out of the conviction that the arts have an important role to play in the life of the church. Throughout history, the arts have been one of the significant ways that people express and understand religious truth.

The Art Ministry is responsible for art exhibits in the Wood Gallery and, from time to time, offers programs and resources related to the visual arts. These have included workshops, field trips and tours to view significant art, as well as providing visual arts for use in worship (banners, projected images, etc.)