Janet Chaffee is originally from Denver, Colorado but has lived in Texas most of her life.  She earned her BFA in painting from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1999 and received her MFA in painting from Texas Christian University in May 2002.  After graduating, she taught drawing at TCU, UTA, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and has been in several individual as well as group shows throughout the state of Texas.  She received third place in The Dishman Competition 2005 at the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  Andrea Karnes, Associate Curator of The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, juried the show.  In 2006, she was awarded The Murrin Family Award in the, Preservation Is The Art of The City, exhibition held at The Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  The juror was Rebecca Lawton, Curator of Painting and Sculpture for the Amon Carter Museum.  She had a solo exhibition at The Ellen Noel Museum in Odessa, Texas in 2008.  Janet’s work was exhibited with the Daimler Financial Services in Fort Worth Texas, 2009-2010 and in the 2010 exhibition, Intense Concentration, at The University of Texas at San Antonio, a drawing show featuring seven nationally known artists.  During the summer of 2010 she was awarded a Once Upon a Time Grant from Trinity Valley School of Fort Worth to attend the residency, Atelier Hilmsen in Germany and in the summer of 2012, she spent time at Santa Fe Clay in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  September 22 through January 6, 2013, her collaborative work with Benito Huerta was shown in the exhibition, Espoused, at The Art Museum of Southeast Texas.  She had a one-person exhibition, Pentimento, in March of 2013 at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas and has an upcoming collaborative exhibition, 2014 Post Structuralism/ I Zimbra, in September 24- October 26, 2014, at Cedar Valley College Gallery.  Also in the fall of 2014, she was included in, Flow into the Mystic:  Marriage and the Contemporary Artist, an exhibition at the Tyler Museum of Texas and curated by Derek Frazier.  She is also currently teaching Upper School at Trinity Valley Prep School in Fort Worth, Texas.