2022 – CWA Artistic Vision, San Ramon City Hall Gallery, Third Place Award for Bernal Heights from 30th Street

2022 – Corte Madera Community Center Paint Out. People’s Choice 2nd place for Town Park Playground

Town Park Playground, Corte Madera, 14 in x 20 in, May 13, 2022

Livermore Art Association Second Place Award for Summertime Lake Del Valle at the Late Spring Show, Bothwell Arts Center, September 2021

Summertime Lake Del Valle, 11 in x 15 in, 20190603

2020 – California Watercolor Association Honorable Mention Award for Chance Encounter
Juror of Awards — Leslie Wilson, CWA, writes about Chance Encounter, “This painting is an intriguing collection of colors and values that tell a story of people in sidewalk scene. It is simple and spontaneous, and engages the viewer with a minimal approach — the small shapes depict people with just enough detail. The colors are pure and the shapes delight the viewer like none other.”


2020 – A Leap Year, January 2020: San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, Bay Area Artists Group Show, Chance Encounter/Rockridge Cafe
“Juror’s Choice’ by Ashley L. Voss, Gallerist & Arts Advocate, states:
“A saturated scene of luscious color sweeps across a calm city street in ‘Chance Encounter.’ Two figures activate the cafe in the center of the composition encouraging viewers to participate in deciphering the work’s narrative.”

Chance Encounter at the Rockridge Cafe

Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, Summer 2019: Springtime on Walnut Street
Honorable Mention for Springtime on Walnut Street. Juror Ruth Koch, Signature member NWS, WW, MCWA, writes, “I admire and appreciate the direct freshness of this painting and the cleanness of the colors. Even though there are no real darks in this piece, the clever use of complementary colors keeps my eye moving around the painting. With just enough information and not one stroke too many, this is a perfectly balanced and charming composition.”

Springtime on Walnut Street, Berkeley, 18 in x 22 in, 2019415

First Place Award for Richmond Train Tunnel, 16 in x 20 in, 2018. $100 prize
Juror Sandi Chin, Director of Community Exhibitions at Domincan University, writes, “This artist used the serendipity of process to produce purposeful images. The result is an invigorating visual experience.”

Dominican Explore Color invitation
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People’s Choice Awards, 1st and 2nd place, Jane and Sharon Hind-Smith, Dominican University 2018

Jane Sneed, Michael Friedland, CWA Falkirk

People’s Choice Award, Jane With Michael Friedland, 3rd place, Falkirk Mansion, San Rafael, 2021

Spirit of San Francisco, December 2019: Member Show, Kearny Street from Northbeach to Downtown
‘Juror’s Choice’
by Cynthia Tom, Cultural and Women Focused Curator, states:
“I was looking for evidence of a thought process, conscious or unconscious, that infused emotion into the creation of the artwork. Thank you for infusing your artistic eye into the scene. It sparked a point of joy when I came across your work. Thank you for your take on SF.”

Kearny Street from North Beach to Downtown, 20170316
Kearny Street from Northbeach to Downtown, 30 in x 22 in, 20170316

Benicia Plein Air Gallery: 3rd and 4th Annual Plein Air Paint Outs, 2018 & 2019:
Benicia Walk, Servants Quarters at Benicia Capitol State Historic ParkArts Benicia / Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Plein Air Paint Out, Fall 2018: Third Place Award for Barges, Cranes & Boats, 22 in x 29 in, 10/06/2018. $500 prize

Barges, Cranes and Boats, 2018

Jane Sneed, Artist Bio

Media: Transparent watercolor painting

I live in San Francisco and paint in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ipaint an d draw en plein air in a spirit of spontaneity, play and celebration. I especially enjoy the camaraderie of painting with a group as we all interpret the world in our own, unique ways.


BA in Art, Mills College

Painted and studied drawing in France, culminating in a one-person-show at the Fondation des États Unis, Cité Universitaire, Paris

MA Education, SF State University

Student of Kenneth Potter, AWA (American Watercolor Association):

Current Groups:

East Bay Landscape Painters
San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
California Watercolor Association

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All the best, Jane


Groups, Exhibitions, Events


ON VIEW NOW: Embracing Nature. Secret Bee Box, San Francisco Artists Gallery, May 2 – 26, 2023, reception May 6.

Secret Bee Box, 22 in x 22 in, 2019

ON VIEW SOON: Art of Pride – Moving Forward. Artist on the Dock, SFWA Gallery Salon, June 2023

Artist on the Dock, 18 in x 22 in, 2020

San Francisco Women Artists Gallery (SFWAG) Juried Shows A presence in the San Francisco arts community since 1887, San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA), a nonprofit (501(c)(3) organization, remains committed to the transformative power of art on our culture, on our selves. By increasing the representation of women in the arts and by outreach and encouragement of aspiring young artists, we remain true to our mission and legacy. Today, more than ever, we are in need of the unique power of art to recreate unifying bonds among all people by imagining, reflecting, and expanding the shared human experience. SFWA welcomes all genders to our organization who support our mission.”

Secret Bee Box in Embracing Nature, May 6 – May 26, 2023

Christmas Eve Shop in Holiday Spirit at the SF Women Artists Gallery, December 6 – January 6, 2023

Autumn Lagoon at the SF Women Artists Gallery Annual Benefit Silent Auction. Gala Event at the Salesforce Tower, December 7th, 2022

California Poppies Tilden Park in Botanicals, September 2022

California Winter in Patterns, Textures, Materials, July 2022

Artists Under the Buckeye Tree in Intense Color, May 2022

California Poppies Tilden Park in Botanicals, September 2022

Town Park Playground in Being Human, August 2022

Gum Tree Girls Save Glen Park in Women History Month, March 2022

Falkirk Autumn, Ada Plays Hide and Seek, and Honey House Cafe in Fresh Perspective, February 2022

Tilden Park Botanic Garden Greenhouse in SFWA Members Artist Salon, February 2021

Trail to Wild Cat Creek in Verdant, October 2021

Aquatic Park and View of the Bay in Online Holiday Benefit Auction, 2020 

Isolation Spring and Last Day of Summer in Reflective, November 2020

Blake Garden Springtime and California Holly in Online Benefit Auction, May 2020

Rose Garden Artists in Hidden Figures, March 2020

Sutro Tower from Liberty Street and Putting up the Holiday Lights in Curves and Shapes, Fall 2019

Alvarado Adobe Summer in Hot Color, Fall 2019

California Desert Poppies and Plants in Works on PaperSummer 2019

Bay Area Wildflowers in Season of Abundance, Summer 2019

30th Street and Church Store, Jack London Square, and The Castro in Celebrating Bay Area CultureSpring 2019

Blake Garden Spring in Textures and Patterns, Spring 2019

She’s Driving in Celebrating Women, Spring 2019

Cafe Morning in What I Love,  Winter 2018

Mount Tamalpais, Wetmore Lodge Mills College and Mare Island Cranes in Small Presents, Winter 2018

California Watercolor Association (CWA) Juried Shows

Balboa Street Art Walk, 20 in x 24 in, 2022

30th Street to Bernal Heights and Artists Under the Buckeye Tree in Artistic Vision at San Ramon Community Gallery, Fall 2022

Summertime Plaza in Beautiful Wellness in John Muir Aspen Center, Fall 2022

Eucalyptus Duet in Beauty of California, Delta Gallery Community Art Center, Brentwood, CWA, Spring 2022

Oakland Harbor in Spring Into Art, Online Show Sponsored by Corte Madera Parks and Recreation, March 2021

Trail to Wildcat Creek in Autumn Color, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, Fall 2021

Putting Up the Holiday Lights in Corte Madera Community Center Invitational Exhibition, December 2021

Off Fourth Street in Summer So Serene, Online Show, Summer 2020,

Tilden Park Poppies and Chance Encounter, Falkirk Cultural Center, Summer 2020

Backwoods Beehive in Attitude of Quietude at John Muir Aspen Center, Walnut Creek, Fall 2019

Meeker Slough with Scent of Smoke, Luminous – Radiating Light, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, Spring 2019

Botanic Garden Greenhouse in Autumn’s Allure, San Ramon Civic Center Gallery, Fall 2019

Keller Beach House on the Bluff and Shoreline Rubble in Changing Seasons at Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, San Ramon, Fall 2018

Wildflowers of Meeker Slough in Color of Summer at Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, Summer 2018

Hero of the Pacific – USS Hornet and Spring Came Early to Blake Garden in Personal Journeys at Delta Gallery, Streets of Brentwood, Spring 2018

30th Street and Church Store and Santa Rosa Alley in A Different Perspective at Delta Gallery, Brentwood, Spring 2018

20th and Eye Street and Kearny Street from North Beach to Downtown and Treasure Island Green Schooner in Go Figure at Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, San Ramon, Spring 2018

Twilight Zone (The Yellow Boat) and Richmond Train Tunnel in Explore Color. Discover Color! Dominican University, Fall 2018

East Bay Landscape Painters

“We are a community of artists of all media, styles and levels of experience that meets once a week to paint outdoors in the parks and cities east of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is free to join.” – Sharon Hind-Smith

United in Nature, Summer 2022, EBLP, Alameda County Law Library, Oakland: Springtime Magnolias, Honey House Cafe and Artists Under the Buckeye Tree

Oakland Art Association, United in Nature, Alameda County Law Library, Summer 2022: Magnolia Tree Afternoon, Artists Under the Buckeye Tree and Honey House Cafe

Berkeley Marina Yacht Club, 2022, Craig Murdock Memorial Exhibition

Berkeley Marina Yacht Club: Winter 2018 – 19 BYC Gallery Sneed 2018.jpg

Black Diamond Cafe and Albany Race Track Beach with Dogs in Oakland Rockridge Library, Spring 2019

Lakeside Promenade and Old Ferry Point Terminal in Oakland Art Association: Recent Works, Alameda County Law Library, Fall 2018

Alvarado Adobe Courtyard, Alvarado Adobe and Home of the First Lady of Alta California in The City of San Pablo Art Gallery and the San Pablo Historical and Museum Society First Plein Air Painting Festival Exhibition, 2018

Four Paintings of Places in San Pablo in the City of San Pablo Plein Air Exhibit, San Pablo Community Center, Spring 2022

Galleries, Cafes, Community Events, Paint Outs

Fifteen Watercolors at the Rockridge Cafe, College Avenue Oakland, December 8, 2022 through January 18, 2023

Red’s Java House Cafe in Delicious: Work Inpired by Food and Drink, STUDIO Gallery, 1641 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, May 26 – June 20, 2022

Balboa Street Art Walk painted and exhibited at the Balboa Street Art Walk, Simple Pleasures Cafe, May 2022

Town Park Playground at the Corte Madera Community Center Paint Out, Corte Madera, CA May 2022

Twenty paintings selected from 2017 to 2019 at the Rockridge Cafe, 5492 College Avenue, Oakland. Solo Show, Fall 2019.

El Campanile, Wetmore Lodge and Gate and Under the Eucalyptus at the Mills College Benefit Auction: Third and Fourth Annual Mills College Artists Network Art Auctions, 2018 & 2019

L. Schenone Downtown Plaza in Livermore Art Assocication – Paint Livermore, 2nd Annual Plein Air Competition,2021

Day Trip to Livermore and Summertime Lake Del Valle in New Dawn Online Show, February 25 – March 31, 2021: