Jane's Art Center, nestled within the charming Canal Street Historic District of New Smyrna Beach, made its debut on the city's thriving art scene back in 2018. From the very beginning, Jane's Art Center set its sights on a distinctive artistic path, with a primary focus on the realm of fine ceramics.

This strategic decision not only showcased the center's dedication to the craft but also enriched the local arts community with a unique offering.

Over the years, Jane's Art Center has grown into a creative haven, drawing artists and enthusiasts alike to explore the boundless possibilities of ceramics and beyond, cementing its place as a treasured cultural gem in New Smyrna Beach.

The Space

The distinctive gallery space represents a range of work from artists from local to national prominence.  Dedicated to learning and creative growth, the heart of Jane's, though, is the clay studio.  With comprehensive facilities and top-notch instructors, the educational opportunities at Jane's offer both beginner and experienced potters the chance to advance their skills in a supportive environment.

Janet Montville

April Featured Artist

April Exhibition in Jane’s Feature Gallery Color My World, ceramics by Janet Montville, April 6th-30th. Opening April 6, 4-7pm.

"Colorful artwork can trigger the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward, leading to feelings of happiness and well-being.” – Dr. Shivani Khetan, Expressive Arts Therapist

Janet Montville’s pottery is a testament to authenticity, vulnerability and the endless quest for self-discovery. She strives to capture the essence of nature while weaving a story through images that are uniquely her own, but still open to interpretation. Channeling the inherent beauty in nature and the specific properties of her chosen type of clay is a daily challenge with every curve, texture, drawing and glaze application she makes. Janet has been told that her work is colorful and exudes happiness, which she finds immensely satisfying.

Many of Janet’s pieces incorporate graphic elements as an intricate part of her design background. She holds a degree in Industrial Design (product design) from Syracuse University. Her experience in the advertising, printing, trade show and museum design industries lends a hand in her creations. A late start in her ceramic journey has led her to participate recently in the art show circuit, winning an Emerging Artist spot at Images Festival of the Arts, and artist awards at multiple shows. She is humbled by the recognition and honor. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Janet’s work.

Opening from 4-7pm. Artist Talk 6pm. Exhibition through April 30.