Two of Joyce's botanical silhouettes were recently displayed
in "A Cut Above" exhibition July 10-September 2, 2014 at
Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth MA. May 3-25 2014
"Paper & Wire Transformed" at the David Strawn Art Gallery,
Jacksonville IL was an exhibition of Joyce's scissors-cut paper art,
along with wire-wrapped jewelry by Mary Barge.
In 2013, Joyce was Juror for the Paper-Cuts Exhibition at The Foundry Art
Centre in Saint Charles, MO. In 2012 she was one of four artists invited to
exhibit @ Stephens College "Drawn, Cut, Torn and Pasted" in Columbia, MO.
And in 2012 her art was exhibited at the Vreden Scherenschnitte Museum
in Germany, the Pittsburgh Center for Contemporary Craft, and the GAP
National Museum in Somerset, PA. In June 2012, Joyce was also co-ordinator
for the Guild of American Papercutters Collection 2012 conference in St Louis.
Her art is currently on display at GAP National Museum in PA, and the Green
Door ArtGallery in St Louis MO, as well as homes all over the world.
Well known for her skill with scissors, Joyce Yarbrough has also won awards for
pastel, handmade paper, pen & ink, and watercolor art. Following graduation
from Missouri University, Joyce worked at Hallmark Cards and studied art 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
exhibited at fine art shows, museums, historic venues, galleries and many
special events. Even asa literacy tutuor, she incorporated art into teaching
children to read and write.
"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 continually fascinates me. Whether using scissors and
paper, pastels, pen & ink, or watercolor, I see the "shape of things" before
seeing color or valuerelationships."