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"Draws with Scissors"

Joyce Yarbrough - Biography


May 3-25, 2014 Joyce's paper art, cut with scissors, will be exhibited at the

Daivd Strawn Art Gallery in Jacksonville, Illinois.  

In 2013, she was Juror for the Paper-Cuts Exhibition at The  Foundry Art Centre

in Saint Charles, MO.  Joyce was one of four artists invited to exhibit at "Drawn, 

Cut, Torn and Pasted", Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri in 2012.  That year

her artwork was also exhibited at The Scherenschnitt Museum in Vreden,

Germany, The Pittsburgh Center for Contemporary Craft, and the Guild of

American Papercutters National Museum in Somerset, Pennsylvania. 

Her art is currently on display at GAP National Museum in PA, and at The

Green Door Art Gallery in St Louis MO.


Well known for her skill with scissors, Joyce Yarbrough has also won awards for her pastel, handmade paper, pen & ink, and watercolor art. Following graduation from Missouri University, Joyce  worked at Hallmark Cards and continued her art studies at Kansas City Art Institute. 


Working in the arts, as a graphic artist, illustrator, art director, marketing co-

ordinator and gallery owner, her talents have been displayed at fine art shows,

museums, historic venues, galleries and many special events.  Even as a 

literacy tutuor, she incorporated art into teaching children to read and write. 


Traveling to China and Poland expanded her view of the world's cultural heritage.  

In Poland Joyce even tried cutting paper snowflakes with sheep shears...but she

lacked the dexterity and delicate touch of her surgical scissors! This year, she

relived some of her travels when she participated in a challenge to paint 30

watercolors in 30 days, based on her travel adventures far and near.




"With nature my primary inspirational source, my challenge is to show the 'life'

of a flower or even a feather, and decide which medium best achieves my creative

goal.  Experimenting with a variety of media, the positive and negative interaction

in nature  fascinates me.  Whether using scissors and paper, pastels, pen & ink,

or watercolor,   I see the "shape of things" before seeing color or value relationships."

Joyce Yarbrough - Biography
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