Joan Richmond, painting en plein air in RomeJoan Richmond, who attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati and received her MFA from the University of Notre Dame, describes observing nature and painting in situ as a challenging and rewarding experience. She believes an artist can experience the effects of light first-hand and translate those visual and emotional responses directly to paper or canvas. Richmond paints on location when the weather and time permit but also brings sketches, color notations and photos (what the French painters call aides-mémoire) to her studio, Studio 1South, to complete paintings or to reinterpret scenes.

Richmond taught painting for ten years at Northwestern Michigan College and continues to instruct workshops.

Education

1980 University of Notre Dame, MFA
1977 Art Academy of Cincinnati, Certificate; Northern Kentucky University, BFA

Teaching Experience

1999-2014 Northwestern Michigan College (NMC), Traverse City, MI
• Painting, Typography, Drawing
• Design Advisor, NMC White Pine Press
• NMC Extended Educational Services (EES) painting workshop instructor
2010-2016 Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA), Gouache Workshop instructor
2015-2016 Leelanau Community Cultural Center, Drawing Workshop instructor
2016 Oliver Art Center, Painting Workshop instructor

Selected Shows

2016 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Bonfield Gallery, Petoskey, MI
2016 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Artists-in-Residence Exhibit, Munster, IN
2016 One-Person Show, Ann Hall Artist in Residence, Old Art Building, Leland, MI
2016 Chess: The New Players, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2016 88th Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2015 One-Person Show, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI
2015 23rd Annual “Art Leelanau,” Leland Community Cultural Center, Leland, MI
2015 Artscape, Leland Chamber of Commerce, Leland, MI
2015 87th Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2015 Postcards from Rome, One-Person Exhibit, Blk/Mrkt, Traverse City, MI
2014 543, Five Artists for Three Days, Ledbetter Gallery, Traverse City, MI
2014 Featured Artist, Fall Downtown TC Art Walk, Traverse City, MI
2014 One-Person Show, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI
2014 86th Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2014 Art in Our City, Invitational. Frauenthal Center, Muskegon, MI
2013 Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Juried Exhibition, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI
2013 Featured Artist, Fall Art Walk, Martha’s Leelanau Table, Suttons Bay, MI
2013-16 All-Media Juried Exhibit, Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort, MI
2013 Featured Artist, Fall Downtown TC Art Walk, Morsels, Traverse City, MI
2013 Art in Agriculture, Group Exhibit, Gallery 50, Traverse City, MI
2013 Two-Person Show, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI
2013 85th Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2013 One-Person Show, Gallery 50, Traverse City, MI
2012 Fish Stories and Waterscapes, Group Exhibit, Gallery 50, Traverse City, MI
2012 One-Person Show, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI
2012 Art and the Garden, Juried Exhibition, ArtCenter Traverse City, Traverse City, MI
2012 84th Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2012 Northwest Michigan Regional Juried Exhibition, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI
2011 A Sensual Feast: The Art of Food and Wine, Group Exhibit, Gallery 50, Traverse City, MI
2011 One-Person Show, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI
2011 Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Exhibition, featuring 15 painters, Cincinnati, OH
2011 Mackinac Island Juried Contemp. Art Exhibition, Manoogian Art Museum, Mackinac Is., MI
2011 Art Works Alliance May Show, Fine Arts Juried Exhibition, Traverse City, MI
2010 50th Annual Greater Michigan Juried art Exhibition, A.B. Dow Museum, Midland, MI
2010 Two-Person Show, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI
2010 82nd Annual Juried Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2009-2012 Annual Minumental Exhibition, art Academy of Cincinnati,ON
2009 Trunk Show, One of Two Featured Artists, The 9s Gallery, Saugatuck, MI
2009 Group Anniversary Exhibit, Gallery 50, Traverse City, MI
2009 Juried Fine Arts Exhibit, Brooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2009-2014 Plein Air Paint Out, Glen Arbor Art Association, Glen Arbor, MI
2009 One-Person Show, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI
2009 The Saugaatuck dunes, Juried Exhibit, Saugatuck Center for the arts, Saugatuck, MI
2009 Annual Juried May Show, Art Works Alliance, Traverse City, MI
2005,07-13 Northwestern Michigan College Faculty Group Show, Traverse City, MI
2007 Group Invitational, Art Works Alliance, Traverse City, MI
2007 Show Your Colors, Juried Exhibit, Art Works Alliance, Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids, MI
2005 25th Annual Juried Fine Arts Show, crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2004 20/20 Vision, 24th Annual Juried Show, Crooked Tree Arts, Petoskey, MI
2003 Outside the Lines, Statewide Juried Show, Colored Pencil Society of Am., Dearborn, MI
2001, 2003 1994, 1996-97 Three Person Show, Hattie’s Suttons Bay, MI

Awards/Artistic Activities

2005 Hon. Mention, All-Media Juried Exhibit, Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort, MI
2016 Artists’ Shovels, Dennos Museum Center Groudbreaking, Traverse City, MI
2015 Artscape Painting Image selected for 2016 Leland Food & Wine Festival Poster, Leland, MI
2014 Third Place, Plein Air Paint Out, GAAA, Glen Arbor, MI
2013 Painting Selected by jury for the publication, “The Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes”
2011, 2013 Second Place, Plein Air Paint Out, GAAA, Glen Arbor, MI
2012 Best of Show, Fish Stories and Waterscapes, Gallery 50, Traverse City, MI
2012 Third Place, Art and the Garden, ArtCenter Traverse City, Traverse City, MI
2010 Invited Artist, 3rd Annual Art Walk, Wau-Ke-Na Nature Preserve, Glenn, MI
2010 Painting selected by Jury for annual “Manitou Music Festival” poster, GAAA, Glen Arbor, MI
2009 Third Place, Plein Air Paint Out, GAAA, Glen Arbor, MI
2009 Two paintings selected by jury for the publication, “The Saugatuck Dunes”
2008 Third Place, Juried All-Media Show, ArtsCenter Traverse City, Traverse City, MI
2005 Hon. Mention, 25th Annual Juried Fine Arts Show, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2002 Invited Artist, Streetscapes, Cincinnati Parks and Recreation, Cincinnati, OH
1995-96 Invited Street Artist, FLIMP Festival, Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL
1994-96 Invited Street Artist, Street Painting Festival, Lake Worth, FL
1993-99 Street Artist, Friday Night Live, Traverse City, MI
1991 Invited Artist, I Madonnari Street Painting Festival, Santa Barbara, CA
1990 Street Painting Team, :60 Coca-Cola Spot, Los Angeles, CA
1987-88 Group Artist, I Madonnari Street Painting Festival, Santa Barbara, CA
1986 Poster Design Winner, Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration, Santa Barbara, CA

Visiting Artist and Residencies

2016 Ann Hall Artist in Residence, Leelanau Community Cultural Center, Leland, MI
2015, 2016 Visiting Artist, The American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
2014 Artist in Residence, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter, IN
2006 Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

Publications

2013 “Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes: Transforming Nature into Art,” Leelanau Press, Dennos Museum
2009 “The Saugatuck Dunes: Artists Respond to a Freshwater Landscape,” Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Selected Collections

Chicago Historical Society; Cincinnati Bell; First Source Bank, South Bend, IN; Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration, Inc,; Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN; Chicago Chapter, American Institute of Architects; Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District

Represented by

Tvedten Fine Art, Harbor Springs, MI
Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI