Jan Schnurr is a mid-career artist in Napa Valley who explores both natural and man-made forms while experimenting with a variety of media.
She earned a BA and MFA from California State University in Sacramento, CA, and received teaching certification from the University of California in Berkeley, CA, and Chapman University in Fairfield, CA. With teaching experience spanning over two decades, Jan has taught fine art to elementary as well as high school students both in the private and public sector. She strives to instill an appreciation of art in her students, while helping them find their own creative voices.
Jan’s artwork has been exhibited at the Napa Valley Museum, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA, and is included in the collections of Kaiser Permanente and California State University in Sacramento, CA. Exhibiting in juried gallery and museum exhibitions, her artwork has won recognition through numerous awards.