Painter, Photographer, and Educator
Joan has always been involved with painting and photography and after formal studies; she began a teaching career that lasted for many years. She owned a retail business called Brushes in the 1980’s on Martha’s Vineyard, airbrushing original designs on clothing. Her style of painting is realistic with an emphasis on pattern and color, and her travels have opened up her photography to include informal portraits. She makes her second home in East Hampton and can often be seen walking her yellow lab Patsy, in the Springs Park.
She is currently Adjunct Professor at L.I.U. at C.W.Post (Visual & Performing Arts Department).
Her career also includes years as District Chairperson of Art & Technology, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools, and as an art teacher at George W. Hewlett High School, specializing in Advanced Placement Studio Art, Drawing & Painting, Computer Graphics, Digital Photography, B/W Photography, Airbrush, 2-D Design, and Figure Drawing.
Master of Fine Arts Degree – PRATT INSTITUTE
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree – SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
School District Administration Certificate – HOFSTRA UNIVERSTY
Additional postgraduate work at FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY, & HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY.
Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art, NY NY, University Council of Art Educators member’s exhibition, June ’08, Oct.’06
East End Arts Council “The Decisive Moment” juried photo show Oct. ‘06
Honorable Mention, East End Arts Council juried show “Favorite Places” April ‘06
Guild Hall of East Hampton Annual members exhibit, ‘09, ’08, ’07. ‘06
Clothesline Exhibition, East Hampton Art Guild, August 2009, 2003 & 2002.
Artists Alliance of East Hampton member exhibits, Ashawagh Hall, July ’06,’05, 04, ’03.
East End Photographers Annual Exhibition, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton
Photographers East Annual Exhibition, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton
Photographers East, Levitas Center, Southampton NY 2008
Hillwood Museum, Long Island University, C.W.Post Campus Nov. 20-Dec.20, 2003
Second Place, Riverhead Public Library Annual Photographers Competition, 11/03
Small Works Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Garden City N.Y. January 2003
Honorable Mention, Photographers East, Juried Exhibition, Southampton Library 1/03
94 Days of Summer Invitational Exhibition, Omni Gallery Uniondale N.Y.
44th Annual Long Island Artists Exhibit, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington.
Honorable Mention, Bellport Lane Gallery, Bellport N.Y. 6/99
Second Prize Award of Merit for Painting, 26th Open Competition Nassau Community College, Firehouse Gallery, 3/98-4/98.
Other exhibitions include:
Hofstra University New York University
Pratt Institute Hillwood Museum,
LIU C.W. Post campus
Syracuse University Long Beach Museum
Five Towns Music & Art FoundationRockville Centre Public Library
Hewlett-Woodmere Public LibraryPen & Brush