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About Jane Brenner
Jane Brenner has braided her training in the fine arts with that of calligrapher-graphic designer. Her graduate studies in painting gave her the grounding for later work in publication and book design. Finding that calligraphy, an art done by hand, is increasingly valued in an age of computer-produced forms, she has focused her work on painting, illustration, design, and hand lettering.
Working out of her studio in Oakland (near San Francisco), she has exhibited in the Sonoma Arts Council Gallery, Sonoma State University, the A Street Gallery, the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles, the Jewish Museum of San Francisco, The Gallery of Sea and Heaven, Islamic Cultural Center of Oakland, and in Kalligraphia (the annual exhibition of the San Francisco Friends of Calligraphy), "Word Play," collaborative exhibition with Mario Uribe, BackStreet Gallery, "Bibliophoria" and "ABZ etcetera," juried exhibitions, Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
Her work has been published in Letter Arts Review, Alphabet, and Victoria, and she has been a three-time winner of the Graceful Envelope contest. Her work is represented in public and private collections in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Clients include: Gypset Moon, Max Reichwage Winery, Pisoni Vineyards, U.C. Hastings College of the Law, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Audiology Associates, Baguette Quartette, Cogito Creative, Congregation Beth Ami (Santa Rosa), Congregation Beth Israel (Berkeley), Dauphine Press, Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County, Jordan Vineyard, Luddite Vineyards, Mechanics' Institute, Papyrus, Reiki Center of the East Bay, Sonoma Bach, Sonoma Land Trust, and numerous individual clients.
"Thank you for creating such a beautiful signing piece for my wedding. The signing piece is extraordinarily special."
—Susan and John
"The wedding was beautiful and everyone raved about your design. Thanks again for all you did--and on such short notice."
"I am so happy we found you and you were able to help us with our invitation and addressing. The font and color just yells out "ELEGANCE.' Thank you so much."
"We love the ketubah! You are amazing. Thank you so much for your kind help. We will cherish the ketubah forever."
—Lyn M. and Adam W.
"We are completely and thoroughly thrilled with the ketubah! We feel that it contains and represents the very essence of our highest ideals, aspirations, and ability to work creatively together. Your choice of color, attention to detail and symbolic unity helped to create art that is deep, vibrant, and warm. Working on developing the ketubah with you was one of the highlights of our engagement!"
—Susie A. and Steve S.
"I wanted to thank you for all your efforts and beautiful work. You were so gracious, helpful, and fun to work with."