A Finding Aid to the Jancar Gallery records, circa 1972-2015, bulk 2006-2015, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jancgall
Creators:
Jancar Gallery
Dates:
circa 1972-2015
bulk 2006-2015
Languages:
English
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
2.5 linear feet
Repository:
The records of Jancar Gallery, located in Los Angeles, California, measure 2.5 linear feet and date from circa 1972 to 2015, with the bulk of the papers dating from 2006 to 2014. The collection includes exhibition and artist files; administrative and financial records; printed material; and records of the Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of Jancar Gallery, located in Los Angeles, California, measure 2.5 linear feet and date from circa 1972 to 2015, with the bulk of the papers dating from 2006 to 2014. The collection includes exhibition and artist files; administrative and financial records; printed material; and records of the Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery.
Exhibition and artist files make up the bulk of the collection. They include artist resumes; artist statements; exhibition planning materials; slides and photographs of work; exhibition announcements and catalogs; price lists; consignment agreements; correspondence; clippings; and digital media such as digital photographs, videos, and music. Also included are materials related to the "narratives of the perverse" exhibition (circa 2008) and materials related to the gallery's exhibition history.
Artists documented within the exhibition and artist files include Martha Alf, Judy Chicago, Robert Cumming, Linda Day, Hildegarde Duane, Micol Hebron, Mary Jones, Harriet Korman, Melissa Meyer, Susan Mogul, Richard Newton, Ilene Segalove, and Marie Thibeault.
Administrative and financial records include mailing list materials, invoices and agreements, and digital records.
The printed materials include exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, exhibition posters, clippings, and ephemera.
Also found in this collection is a selection of Tom Jancar's records related to the Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, which Tom Jancar operated in Los Angeles with Richard Kuhlenschmidt from 1980 to 1982. These records are primarily administrative/financial records and printed material, and also include a file on artist David Askevold; some records are in digital format.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as four series.
Series 1: Exhibition and Artist Files, circa 1972-2015, bulk 2006-2015 (Box 1; 1 linear foot)
Series 2: Administrative and Financial Records, circa 1980s, 2006-2014 (Box 2, ER01; 0.3 linear feet)
Series 3: Printed Material, 2005-2014 (Box 2; 0.4 linear feet, OV 4, OV 5)
Series 4: Records of the Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, circa 1977-1982 (Boxes 2-3; 0.6 linear feet, OV 6)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Jancar Gallery (established 2006-closed 2016) was a Los Angeles, California art gallery operated by Tom Jancar. The gallery opened in a building on Wilshire Boulevard before relocating to its Chinatown location on Chung King Road in the summer of 2008. Jancar Gallery did not specialize in any particular kind of art, exhibitions included collage, painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia installation, etc., but it showed predominantly women artists for much of the time it was open. In a short 2014 interview with Christine Palma (possibly at the Photo LA art expo), Tom Jancar gives the statistic as 70-80% female artists showing at the gallery.
Tom Jancar has a BA in art history and an MFA in studio art from the University of California, Irvine. In 1980, he and Richard Kuhlenschmidt opened the Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery. That gallery closed in 1982. In 2006, he opened Jancar Gallery, which he operated until it closed in 2016.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was minimally processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2017 with funding provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.
Author
Rayna Andrews
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Jancar Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Tom Jancar.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Preferred Citation
Jancar Gallery records, circa 1972-2015, bulk 2006-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery records, 1980-1992. This collection includes materials related to the Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Alf, Martha, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago, Judy, 1939- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cumming, Robert, 1943- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Day, Linda Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duane, Hildegarde Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hebrun, Micol Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, Mary, 1953- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jancar, Tom, 1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Korman, Harriet Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuhlenschmidt, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meyer, Melissa Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mogul, Susan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newton, Richard, 1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Segalove, Ilene, 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thibeault, Marie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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