2015 is another year of many exciting artistic challenges
ahead! April 2015 - 2016 Joyce's papercutting will be at
the GAP National Museum exhibition "Inspired by Music"
in Somerset, PA. May 22-June 19 her Silhouettes will be
in an exhibition, "Agglomeration !" at The Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal MO.
In May 2014 an exhibition of Joyce's scissors-cut art, and wire-wrapped jewelry by
Mary Barge, "Paper & Wire Transformed" at the David Strawn Art Gallery,
Jacksonville IL, and jewelry by Mary Barge. In July-September two of Joyce's
botanicals were in a Cape Cod juried exhibition, "A Cut Above", at Highfield Hall
& Gardens. From November 2014-January 2015, Joyce's "Storks" were exhibited
at the St Louis Artist Guild Ann Metzger national juried exhibition.
In 2013, Joyce was Juror for the Paper-Cuts Exhibition at The Foundry Art
Centre in Saint Charles, MO. One of four artists invited to exhibit @ Stephens
College "Drawn, Cut, Torn and Pasted" in Columbia, MO in 2012, her art was also
exhibited at the Vreden Scherenschnitte Museum in Germany, the Pittsburgh
Center for Contemporary Craft, and the GAP National Museum in Somerset, PA.
Joyce was also co-ordinator for the Guild of American Papercutters Collection
2012 conference in St Louis in June. Her art is currently on display at GAP
National Museum in PA, and the Green Door Art Gallery 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 as a literacy tutuor, she incorporated art into teaching
children to read and write.
"Nature is my source of inspiration and 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 value relationships."