Logos and fashion drawings
Memories that stand out were designing the set for the Jerry Lewis Telethon that Morey Amsterdam of the Dick Van Dyke Show hosted.
Jane also contracted with the Associated Press for national distribution of her courtroom sketches for a High Profile trial in Chicago.
It wasn't always work, work, work.
A once in a lifetime moment occurred when we were able to dine with Doc Severinsen then hear a great concert he gave.
Before we left, we went backstage to share more stories.
Back In North Carolina
Upon returning to North Carolina in 1983, Jane was asked to direct the Art Department for WGGT, Channel 48.
This newspaper clip showed the intense flames shooting out the 2nd story of Channel 48 as it burned on a cold winter night.
This photo was of Jane's office in the art department.
Even after the intense fire, there was only water damage
to Jane's office.
Interesting enough, the office next to the art studio was so hot that the wall mounted phone melted, and stretched to the floor
like a burnt marshmellow.
Jane Noel Goodman-Smith after moving back to North Carolina,was the Art Director for WGGT 48 and was contracted by WFMY Channel 2 to do their courtroom sketching.
Jane made the decision to leave the television art world when the Smith family began to expand with their own children.
Jane began sharing her artistic gift in the early 1990's
by teaching children and adults how to draw.
She enjoys experiencing her students' uniqueness in personality,
while taking them down the art road as far as they wish to go.
Some of her alumni have won National Competitions in Student Portraits and taken Design Positions in New York City and Italy.
Jane has studied with these notable artists:Linda Weaver
Resident portrait artist in Reynolda Village
New York native and member of the American Portrait Artists Society
Graduate of the Angel Academy of Arts in Italy
New York Illustrator
Abbe Rose Cox
Local Portrait Artist
Local landscape impressionist
National impressionist with works in Chicago and New York Galleries
Native of Russia, a descendant of the original Zaporozhye Sech Cossacks, whose artistry flourished in Europe before relocating to the United States
Jane continues to be a student, learning from her students everyday.
Jane is a member of the National Broadcast Designer's Association and the Muddy River Art Association in the Piedmont Triad.
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