I am unable to attend the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. due to physical constraints from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hashimoto’s disease, and CCI. I wish to express my solidarity with the brave men and women in attendance, and, in particular, voice my support for the preservation of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Paris Climate Accord, Women’s reproductive rights, the Affordable Care Act. As a concerned citizen of the United States, I request that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.
Janet Kozachek is an internationally trained and exhibited artist. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Parsons School of Design in New York, where she studied with nationally famous artists Larry Rivers, Paul Resika, John Heliker and Leland Bell. Ms. Kozachek also lived, worked and studied in China for five years, including two years of graduate study at the Beijing Central Art Academy, where she learned Chinese Writing, Painting and Seal Carving. Janet Kozachek has lived at various times in Europe as well where she taught, painted and studied ceramics. In addition to her painting, Janet Kozachek is a well-known mosaic artist, and was the Founding President of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. Her work is in the collections of the Morris Museum of Art, The South Carolina State Museum, The Columbia Museum of Art, The I.P. Stanback Museum, The Calhoun County Museum and in numerous private collections.
Janet Kozachek has received a number of awards, including a Puffin Foundation Award, several National Endowment for the Arts subgrant awards, a Heritage Foundation Award, a Humanities Council Award and a Helena Rubinstein Scholar Award. Her digital records of over 2600 works are part of the archive of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC. She has published numerous articles, essays, poetry and a book of illustrated rhymes for the cat, The Book of Marvelous Cats.