Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD is a Board Member of the American Women Artists and an accomplished art historian, writer, watercolorist. She worked in arts and architectural programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities and the US Department of Interior in Washington, DC.
Gilmore is the author of several books and numerous articles, as well as independent curator of exhibitions of forgotten American women artists. She is a collector of art by American women artists 1850 to 1950. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and spends extensive time each year in Maine and Santa Fe.
“It is impossible to write about one without the others, as they singly and collectively contributed to the cultural life in the Bay Area (San Francisco),”
Learn more about Dr. Gilmore's award-winning book:
Olive Rush: Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony
Honors for Olive Rush: Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony Jann's book is the 2016 winner of the Ralph Twitchell Emerson book award for its contribution to the study of history, arts, and culture of the Southwest!
Dr Gilmore has given public presentations on her Olive Rush book in New Mexico, Colorado, Indiana, Maine, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. In February 2020 she is the keynote speaker for the Singer Society of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Jann is available to speak to your audience. To book Dr. Gilmore for your conference, group, or event, email her here.
Purchase the Ground Breaking Biography of Olive Rush
All those interested in art, art history, southwest art, under-appreciated women artists will love this book. A quote from a reader, one of several 5-star reviews on Amazon. "Highly readable and scholarly, Gilmore's biography of Olive Rush takes us on an intimate journey to Santa Fe of the early twentieth century. A well documented treasure trove of unknown facts revolving around the genesis of the early New Mexican art colony, Olive's life fills in the blanks with strokes only a large and varied oeuvre can. Lovingly written and sprinkled throughout with artwork from Gilmore's personal collection, the book is a treasure box of its own. It is a beautiful very large cloth-bound hardback that you won't ever want to put down!"
Jann's Artist Olive Rush Featured on a US Postage Stamp
Santa Fe artist, Olive Rush, subject of Jann Haynes Gilmore’s recent biography, has been selected for a USPS stamp. The 1939 tempera mural in the Florence, Colorado Post Office is found on a Forever stamp series called Post Office Murals. The Rush mural is also illustrated in Jann's biography on page 166! Remarkable!
Above: Santa Fe Artist Olive Rush's Post Office Mural, Immortalized in Stamp Form
Events & News
Blog for the American Women Artists
Dr. Gilmore is writing a monthly blog post for the American Women Artists organization website and newsletter titled "REDISCOVERED: Women Artists."
Her posts feature forgotten women artists across the country, rediscovered by the author, artist family members, or curators across the spectrum of American museums.
And while you're there please sign up to receive the newsletter! Scroll to the bottom of the website page here.
Keynote Speaker For Singer Society of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
February 13th, 2020
Gilmore will be giving a talk on Rediscovered women artists and her biography of Santa Fe artist Olive Rush. The WCMFA will introduce and exhibition in June on women artists of the 20th and 21st centuries drawn from their collection and other area museums. To learn more about this dinner lectures visit the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts website HERE.
Board Member of American Women Artists
Jann has become a Board Memberof the American Women Artists organization who's goal it is to have twenty-five exhibitions from contemporary women artists in twenty-five museums over the coming twenty-five years.
The Alice Room Project, Wayne Maine
Jann is a member of the "Mad Hatters Committee" of the Cary Memorial Library in Wayne, Maine which is saving a 1932 painted panel room depicting the iconic children's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland story. The room is being re-installed in the library's historic barn. Dr. Gilmore has written a comprehensive book on the phenomenon of Alice worldwide and the story of how Alice got to Wayne Maine. The illustrated book, titled The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland in Wayne Maine, 2019 can be purchased for $20 plus shipping, all proceeds go to the Alice Room Project. To buy a book,email Jann here.
Miles on the Brush
Jann Haynes Gilmore is featured as one of the four women artists in a privately published book titled: Miles on the Brush. Winner of a Canadian book design award, this book tells the story through interviews, artworks, and photographs of these artists who painted on rugged Fogo Island in Newfoundland. These watercolorists annually paint together in majestic places like Alberta, California, Oregon and Europe. Now good friends, they call their time together “boot camp”, painting plein air all day and critiquing their work at week’s end.
Gallery of Images from Miles on Brush
Archive of Events
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Gallery Talks
Thursday October 5, 2017
Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore will present an illustrated talk and sign books on October 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Several Rush artworks from Dr. Gilmore’s collection will be on view during her presentation.
Gilmore is one of 20 authors participating in the Lewes, Delaware, History Book Festival, October 6-7 and will be speaking on her book, Olive Rush: Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony, recipient of the Ralph Emerson Twitchell book award given by the Historical Society of New Mexico.
The History of Book Festival: Lewes, Delaware
Gilmore gave a presentation on her biography of Olive Rush in the inaugural year of this festival, the first of its kind in the United States, focusing solely on history.
American Women Artists Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Jann spoke at the Symposium of Women in the Arts at the annual conference of the organization, American Women Artists, at the Chief Theater in Steamboat Springs, CO, June 29, 2019. As an art historian, Gilmore spoke on Santa Fe artist, Olive Rush. In conjunction with the conference, members of AWA showcased their artwork in a juried exhibition at the Steamboat Art Museum. Watch Dr. Gilmore's symposium presentation on the Association of Women Artist's Youtube channel, click this link to watch.