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Janis Connell

I'm Janis Connell and JanisCArtistry is my venue for sharing my fine art in photography and glass mosaics and fusing.

After retiring from Corporate America in 2014, I have been remaking myself into an artist, photographer, and traveler. My husband and I bought an RV and have been seeing the US for over six years now. I cherish our US National Parks (and all our public lands) and I have a goal to visit all 62 of them and I'm over halfway there having visited 33 (our dog has been to 22 parks!). I love to experience nature via hiking, biking, and especially from my portable hammock!

I have learned over time that I can do things I never thought would be possible. Through determination and persistence, I've become a photographer, ridden my bike across Iowa (RAGBRAI), hiked the Grand Canyon several times, and summited Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. If you'd told me 20 years ago that these things were going to happen, I would have had a good belly laugh over it. But, they did happen and I'm here to tell you about these adventures through stories and photographs.

My current adventure is happening in Durango, CO, our new hometown. We arrived via RV here in April of 2020 in the midst of the pandemic and we are still here... We bought 36 acres just outside of town and we are building our dream home. I have been having a blast exploring SW Colorado and all the Four Corners area has to offer.

I'm lucky to be living my dream. I can't wait to see what's next.

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Upcoming Events

Durango Open Studio Tour
October 14-16 

Durango is celebrating the contributions of visual artists by showcasing artists and their work in the Durango Open Studio Tour. On October 14-16, 2022, emerging and professional artists are opening their doors all over Durango, CO, to explore, discover and connect. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase local art, explore artists’ techniques, and view a range of art in each studio. The tour is free for the public to attend.

Animas Chocolate Show
"A Light and Art Friendship"

Joint Show with Nancy Byers

October 5-27

Nancy Byers and Janis Connell met making fused glass art at “Get Fused” glass studio here in Durango.  They drew inspiration from each other and both decided to set up official businesses for their art in 2022.  Nancy specializes in fused glass art and while Janis loves fused glass, her true passion is photography. 


Having jumped into the art world together, they decided that a joint exhibit would be a great way to learn how to exhibit their work and show off each other’s talents.  We present this collection of southwestern art for your enjoyment. 


920 Main Ave,

Durango, CO

Contact Us

Tel : 970-403-5611
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