Janie Wester has a BA in Art from Baylor University and an MA in Art from the University of Oklahoma. She is retired form a career of teaching art at Oklahoma Baptist University. Her fields of teaching and exhibiting art include: drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, stained glass, and weaving. She currently concentrates on weaving rug weight wall hangings. She is a frequent recipient of awards in Fiberworks annual shows, sponsored by Handweaver's League of Oklahoma. She is active in Fiber Artists of Oklahoma and Handweavers Guild of America.