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On Permanent View

Joyce's painting "Heart Beat" was purchased by The Washington Convention Center Authority for its Public Art Collection. It is the largest public art collection in Washington, DC. Look for Heart Beat within my painting gallery.

Heart Beat is one of 120 works of art displayed throughout the facility. You'll find Heart Beat, a big red acrylic painting, just outside the Grand Ballroom B on the third floor of the Convention center. Heart Beat is a 1998 acrylic painting on canvas that is 5x6ft.

Exhibition News

"Passages" was held at the New Door Creative gallery in Baltimore, Maryland. It was reviewed in the baltimore Sun Chance and Other Musings
10/24/04 -12/18/04 Wilmer Jennings Gallery
NYC, NY (212) 674-3939
HOURS: Weds. to Sat., 11AM - 6 PM
See "Art in Review" New York Times 12/10/04 pg. B8

Press Release.

Rhythm Of Structure: The Mathematical Aesthetic;
Curatorial Statement:
This exhibition has been organized in conjunction with a special issue of The International Review of African American Art, Rhythm of Structure: MathArt in the African Diaspora. The aim of this show is to present the various ways mathematical thinking and language have surfaced in the work of artists featured in the special issue, vol.19 #3 2004 of the International Review of African American Art.

Featured Artists: Brent Collins, Lisa Corinne Davis, Fred Eversley, Terri Foster, Charles Gaines, Simon Governor, James Little, Al Loving, Vandorn Hinnant Scott Johnson , Joe Overstreet, Howardena Pindell, John Sims, Kevin Sipp, Al Smith, Joyce Wellman and Jack White

Kenya Journey
In 2003 I had the good fortune to be invited to Kenya by the U.S. Kenya Embassy and the Kuona Trust of Kenya to participate in the First East African Women Artists Workshop and Exhibition. While there and after the two-week residency and exhibition opening, I gave a master class in printmaking.

I was honored to be the one American artist invited to join 20 East African women artists at the historic Elsamere Field Study Center on Lake Naivasha. We spent two weeks working and sharing our art and ideas about our creative lives. I met 20 serious artists who were painters sculptors, printmakers and mixed media artists. The best of Works we created were exhibited at the East African Gallery of Contemporary Art at the National Museum of Kenya! What an honor!

I spent a third week teaching a group of young artists a master class in printmaking. We worked the Nairobi Studios of the Kuona Trust. I taught them the basics of creating mixed process prints. They learned to create drypoint/mono-prints or mixed process prints.

My final days were spent enjoying the beautiful country of Kenya with friends I'd met there. I even saw the beautiful wild life of Kenya found in its huge game reserves.


At US Embassy, Nairobi
Joyce's work, La Escalera a La Luna 2003, a mixed media acrylic painting on paper, has been added to and is on view in the permanent art collection at the US Embassy Nairobi Kenya!

La Escalera a La Luna was created in 2003 during an artist residency in Kenya! It is a 22x30 in. acrylic mixed-media painting on paper painting. I was invited to Kenya by the US Embassy in Nairobi and the Kuona Trust of Kenya to participate in the First East African Women Artists Workshop and Exhibition. I was the one American artist invited to join 20 East African women artists at the historic Elsamere Field Study Center on Lake Naivasha to spend two weeks working and sharing our art and ideas about life as artists.


Party Animals
Joyce Creates "Yellow Dawg Party Animal" for the streets of DC! In 2003 I was one of 200 artists commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to Paint and illustrate either a Donkey or an Elephant

WHO IS YELLOW DAWG PARTY ANIMAL?
Yellow Dawg Party animal represents a mascot for the wing of the democratic party known as the Yellow Dog Democrats. But the painting of this ≥Party Animal≤ is also about the abstract content and approach to materials and color found in my work of my paintings.

A "Yellow Dog Democrat" is an unswerving Democratic Party loyalist. The term comes from the 1928 elections. By tradition, a "yellow-dog democrat" is someone who would vote for a yellow dog if that's what the Democratic Party ran for office. Some say Sam Rayburn made this quote.

This party animal is covered in yellow, which is the signature color of this wing of the democratic party. The white stars surrounded by a deep and vibrant blue band represents unity of the 50 states and the patriotism of the democrats of our union. The symbolism of the red white and blue concentric circle on its is two fold. First it represents the nations colors, and second the concentric circles symbolizes the soul's spiritual unfolding as the individual interacts with our ever evolving world.