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  • An honorable person will not lie, cheat or steal even when the opportunity presents itself.

Note:  Items are available in person at the following stores and galleries.


April 7 through April 11, 2015 ….MEET JAN POLK IN PERSON

Come watch me and 14 other professional plein air artists paint all this
week in Gadsden, Alabama, at the  2015 7th annual Southeastern Plein Air Invitational sponsored by Gadsden Museum of Art.  

Fifteen artists from 7 states will create impressions of Gadsden. Collect Art Quest cards from each artist you meet.  Those who collect 5 cards will be eligible to win a prize at the  

Saturday Evening, April 11: 6 – 8 p.m. Meet the Artist and Wet Paint Sale You have a special invitation to this event. Celebrate Gadsden as an art destination, meet the artists, and view the week’s paintings. All paintings will be on display in the Grand Gallery on the main floor at GMA and will available for purchase. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the artists and see Gadsden, City of Champions, through the eyes of the artists. The Best of Show and Dueling Brushes awards will be announced and a drawing for winners of the Art Quest will be held.    

We start the week off on  Tuesday, April 7:  9 – 5 p.m. – Painting on the Mountain

We’ve scheduled a full day of plein air painting on Lookout Mountain including scenic Noccalula Falls Park, the Pioneer Village, the walking trail, the Camp grounds and Bellevue Drive houses with overlook of the city. Look for the blue canopy on the campground side of the falls and the GMA Krewe for more information.  

Follow this link to find where we are painting each day from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


For daily updates follow this link: 


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Jan Polk Original Artwork, Notecards, Prints and Publishing......
Proudly made in America using images from Jan's original paintings.

WARNING:  By reading this book, you may become charming, confident
and well-liked!


Order your copy of "A Year of Good Manners" (AYOGM)
by Margery Sinclair and Jan Polk.

Please email me at janpolk@janpolk.com if you would like to
order "A Year of Good Manners."
Not only are Good Manners Good Business, Good Manners are a Good Legacy
and the kindest gift you can give a child.

Featuring 365 Etiquette Action Tips by Margery Sinclair and the paintings
from Jan Polk's "respect series" - The Great American Flower Collection,
images which remind you to treat yourself and others with respect.

Etiquette tips cover children's manners as well as adults, dining, social situations,
business settings, making reservations, telephone and cell phone usage,
when to remove the ring from your eyebrow, when men go first,
weddings, chewing gum, business parties, refusal to respond to invitations,
how to be a great conversationalist and much more.

may be used as a

*birthday book,
*guest book,
*etiquette tip reference book and
*especially as a family heirloom when you collect autographs of family members.



Jan is a Juried Member and exhibits year round at

Gulf Coast Arts Alliance
225 East 24th Ave 
Gulf Shores, AL, 36542 

Phone:  (251) 948-2627
Website:     www.gulfcoastartsalliance.com

 Monday – Saturday | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday | Closed

GCAA is "Dedicated to advancing creativity of the mind and spirit,
enhancing the quality of life on the Gulf Coast."

Unique original art, pottery, and jewelry by local and regional artists
are on display.

Jan Polk's Original Oil Paintings, Note Cards, and
"A Year of Good Manners" birthday book/journal are on display.


Jan Polk is an  Exhibiting Member year round at the

Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
(formerly Orange Beach Art Center) 
29589 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Hours:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
           10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. Saturday

Currently, Jan Polk note cards and book "A Year of Good Manners" by
Margery Sinclair and Jan Polk are for sale.



Jan Polk's note cards and "A Year of Good Manners" are available
in Indianapolis, IN at:

Neat-O, Inc. ("Neat-O")
724 Broad Ripple Avenue, Suite 2
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220



Fort Thomas Central Gift Shop

3 North Fort Thomas Avenue
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
Phone:  859-609-6427


Hours:   10:00 - 5:00 Tues - Fri    
              10:00 - 3:00 Saturday    
              Closed: Sunday/Monday

A charming gift shop for all occasion gifts.  Find unique gifts for every price range.  Ask for Jan Polk note cards
and "A Year of Good Manners" by Margery Sinclair and Jan Polk



Cincinnati Art Museum
Gift Shop
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

(513) 639-2995


All images are copyrighted by Jan Polk.  Please do not use without written permission  of the artist.


Last up dated  4/6/15