Vibrant, mixed media collages from recycled greeting cards

Janice’s work has depth and texture, and reveals surprises for the astute observer.  She loves to capture the complexity of iconic places in both her hometown of Boston, where she lives now, and her second love, Philadelphia, where she launched her art career. Landscapes and cityscapes that celebrate color and convey emotions are her speciality.

My Favorite Places

Shop for prints of my favorites, or purchase an original work.

Swan Boat Boston

Massachusetts & Boston

Ben Franklin Bridge Philadelphia


Esplanade Boston

Water & Nautical

Back River Marsh

Landscapes, Flowers & Nature

About Janice’s Art

While recovering from my second bout of cancer in my early forties, I looked at a big box of get well cards by my bed and started making small collages inspired by all the flowers that friends sent me. Now I collect cards from all over and create art that captures the quirky beauty of my favorite places and gives new life to the sentiments expressed in the cards.


Read more about Janice’s process, watch a video and find out how she makes her art.

Janice Hayes Cha, collage artist

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Exhibit at Old Schwamb Mill closing reception August 25

Exhibit at Old Schwamb Mill closing reception August 25

Summer has flown by and my exhibit at Old Schwamb Mill, Arlington will close on Thursday, August 25. A closing reception will begin at 5:00 pm and music by Spajazzy will play at 6:30-8 pm. The Old Schwamb Mill is the oldest continuously operating mill site in the US...

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Profile about Janice

Profile about Janice

The Arlington Commission on Arts and Culture has just named me Featured Artist of the Month. If you want more background on the evolution of my art. Here is how it starts:  About 15 years ago, I went through two years of cancer treatment with lots of support and love...

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Making Art at Women’s Lunch Place

Making Art at Women’s Lunch Place

Women's Lunch Place  (WLP) is a day shelter for women who are experiencing poverty, trauma and insecure housing. I volunteer at WLP several times a month, usually cooking meals, but I also teach art there. I worked with a guest, Lillian, to create this art called...

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