Art Shows & Exhibits

Interfaith Lifetime Artist Competition 2017

Jan. 3-31 Milwaukee Catholic Home
2462 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI

"Keeping Warm"
Third WI Fiber Biennale
Dec. 7-March 11, 2018
Wisconsin Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum

Fine Art and Fine Craft Show
February 24-25 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison

Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council Biennial Member Exhibit
March 2018 at Plymouth Arts Center. More info coming.


Taking a sabbatical for the winter. Please check back in a couple months for Spring/Summer classes.

Art to Wear and Use

Here are some samples of the clothing pieces I create.
Reach me using the form below if you would like more, or have a request.

  • Red and Orange Scarf
  • Purses
  • Wire and felt necklaces
  • Other accessories
  • 2 felted vessels
  • Scarflette
  • Short scarf
  • Silk Wrap
  • Pastel Scarf, silk on silk
  • 3 Hour Short Scarf
  • Monarch Caterpillar
  • Reception at Meadowmere
  • 2849, Scarf at Racine Wustum Art Museum
  • Leafing Necklace

Meet Jan

Jan Falk is an artist, teacher, and lifelong learner. She taught K4-12 art for more than 25 years, 9 full time. Now retired, Jan is concentrating on teaching adults, creating, and showing artwork. After dabbling in many types of fiber work, she discovered wet felting and has been mesmerized ever since. The transformation from loose fibers to felt is magical. She first taught herself from a library book, but then started taking classes from local and state felt artists, then national and internationally known felt artists.

Jan continues to explore the possibilities of felting and combining felt with other materials, especially glass and ceramic beads at present. She teaches in Milwaukee, Racine, Madison, & has taught at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival, Madison Knit In, Loose Bead Society Bead Retreats, and at the Bead & Button Show. She also has had felt works accepted in juried shows: Warped Milwaukee, the Alverno Alumnae Art Exhibit, juried show “Whiter Shade of Black”, BVAG sponsored ARTiculate, and the first and second Wisconsin Fiber Biennales.

Awards and Classes Taken

Awards: "All Mixed Up", juried invitational show 9/2016 Art*Bar, Honorable Mention
Warped Milwaukee, 11-2015, 3rd place award; “Whiter Shade of Black” juried show 9-2015, Honorable mention;
Alverno Alumnae Exhibit, juried show, Participant, 2013-present;
Alverno Alumnae Exhibit, 3rd place award 10- 2014, honorable mention, 10-2013;
Wisconsin Fiber Biennale, juried show, work exhibited, 2013 & 2015
Warped Milwaukee juried fiber show, 2012- present;
Blue ribbon, Channel 10-36 Auction Exhibit, 2011, 2015;
Racine Area Show, juried, summer 2011;
First Place, bead challenge, Loose Bead Society, summer, 2010
1st place award, fiber jewelry, "Just Bead It" contest for Channel 10/36 Auction

Felting classes taken: Nancy Ballesteros, Australia 3/16 (Michigan)
Olga Kazakskaya, Germany 6/16 MFS
Jean Gauger, Florida 6/16 MFS
Andrea Graham, (Minneapolis, MN, 9-15)
Fiona Duthie, Canada, (MFS 2014)
Pamela MacGregor, OH (MFS 2014)
Suzanne Pufpaff, (Michigan) MFS 2014
Regina Doseth, Lithuania, at Midwest Felting Symposium, 2012
Patricia Spark, USA, at MFS, 2012
Sashiko Kotaka, Australia, (Gallipolis, OH)
Martien van Zuilen, Australia (Gallipolis, OH)
Lisa Klakulak, Ashville (in St. Charles, IL)
Marjolien Dallinga, Montreal (In Red Deer, Alberta, Canada), summer 2011
Lizzie Houghton, U. K., MFS 2010
Vilte Kazlauskaite, Lithuania, MFS 2010
Marlene Greuter, Ohio, MFS 2009
Pamela MacGregor, Ohio, MFS 2009
Mary Wallace, WI (WI Sheep & Wool)
Suzanne Higgs, MI (WI Sheep & Wool)
Chad Alice Hagen, N. Carolina (at Sievers)
Danita Doerre, WI, (WI Sheep & Wool)
Carol Cypher, New York (in Milwaukee)

Member of: MAM (Milwaukee Art Museum)
RAM (Racine Art Museum)
MOWA (Museum of Wisconsin Art)
WDCC (Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council)
BVAG (Bay View Arts Guild)
LBS (Loose Bead Society)

Contact Form

Feel free to reach out for more info. I have more to show so please ask if you would like to see more.

Where to Buy

Cedarburg Art Museum
W63 N675 Washington Ave
Cedarburg, WI
Alfons Gallery(Gift) Shop
1515 S Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Indigo Blu Mercantile
500 W Florida St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Inside the the Iron Horse Hotel
2381 S. Kinnickinnic Ave
Next to Harry's Hair Bar
Hours: Wed. & Thurs. 3-7
Fri. 12-6
Sat. 10-3
Sun. 11-2

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