Janis Hefley is a local Dallas art photographer. While earning a Masters Degree in Art History, she became interested in photography and realized that she had found her passion. Although her original training was in traditional black and white darkroom techniques, she currently works with innovative digital technology. Janis was one of the first digital imaging instructors in the private school system in Dallas as the photography and digital imaging instructor at the Episcopal School of Dallas for 18 years.
While practicing her career as an art photographer, Janis Hefley has exhibited her work extensively. She is the 2021 Featured Artist for the Episcopal School of Dallas, and her work is in a solo show on campus. Her work is currently in the New Work By Gallery Artists show at the new location of Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery in Dallas. During the Covid shut down in 2020, her work was featured in the Celebrating Women Artists online exhibit at Photographs Do Not Bend. Recently, her work was in the Contemporary Arts Center in Abilene, Texas. She has also shown at the offices of Tom Maddrey PLLC, The North Haven Gardens Gallery, The Small Gallery in Dallas, The Dallas Bath House Cultural Center, and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Gallery.
She has won many awards for her imagery throughout the years. Some of her most recent recognitions are: Honorable Mention in the Texas Photographic Society Members Show in 2020, and in 2017, Janis was featured in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors' publication, The Best of Texas High School Photography, as an Outstanding Texas Photography Instructor.
Her photography is currently for sale at The Episcopal School of Dallas, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery in Dallas, and the David Gilbert and Associates showroom in the Dallas Design District or by contacting her on this website.
Her work has been featured in D Home Magazine and most recently in Mountain Living Magazine as part of a Thom Filicia design.