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Silhouette Artist

Paper cutter who "Draws with Scissors"

Joyce Yarbrough - Biography



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 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."

Joyce Yarbrough - Biography
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