Brandon Gallery is a professional artists' cooperative founded on Brandon Street in 1977 by three Fallbrook artists - Virginia Polise, Jeanne Shanahan, and Mary Tomaskevitch. The Gallery is now in the heart of historic downtown Fallbrook, and membership has expanded to nearly 30 members. It continues to promote and sell the work of regional fine artists and to enrich the community through exhibitions, demonstrations, and outreach programs.

Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight

Janice Cipriani-Willis

Janice Cipriani-Willis is an accomplished watercolorist who began her art education by earning a B.A. in Fine Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. She continued her education by studying with nationally known artists, such as Don Andrews, Gerald Brommer, Frank Francese, and Frank Webb

A lifetime of vacationing in the National Parks of the west has inspired Janice to express the beauty of the world in watercolors. She sees the pieces of light that play over forms as a marvelous mosaic. “In my watercolors, I rearrange the light playing over forms into an image of this world’s beauty.”

Janice's current work has been inspired by watching people in situations that engender a range of human feelings. She creates poignant portraits focusing on the different kinds of beauty seen in their faces.

Janice is a signature member of Watercolor West, having been accepted four times into the Watercolor West show since 2004.

Recent Awards:

  • Best of Show, 2010 River Road Show, Louisiana Art Guild
  • First Place Painting, 2010 and 2009 Temecula Visual Expressions Art Show
  • First Place Watercolor, 2009 Fallbrook Open Juried Fall Show
  • People's Choice Award, Watercolor West XL, December 2008
  • Best of Show and First Place Watercolor, 2007 Temecula Visual Expressions Art Show
  • Victor Miceli Law Library Purchase Award, 2005 Watercolor West XXXVII



All member artists and guest artists have their work juried into the gallery. Arrangements can be made to present work at the conclusion of any of the six general meetings each year. Artists seeking membership are first juried as guests. Guest artists can show their work for up to four months before a decision is made about membership.