Joyce McCarten - Fine Artist
A Full Circle 2023 Morocco and Provence 2022 Pandemic Meanderings 2020-2021 My Pirate Days 2019 Peace of Wild Things 2017-2018 African Series 2016 Bone Series 2015 Selected Paintings 2000-2014 Commissions and Large Paintings
Still Life Italy and Greece Figures Archives Montana and France


Strauss Fellowship Award, 2012, Arts Council of Fairfax County
Gallery Director Award, 2011, The Art League, Alexandria, Va.
Honorable Mention, 2011, Membership Exhibit, Alexandria. Va.
Equal Merit Award, 2011, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, Va.
Artist of the Year, 2008, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Va.
Purchase Award, Washington DC Commission on the Arts and
Humanities, 2001 & 2003
Honorable Mention, Target Gallery, Alexandria, Va., 2001
First Place, Interpretations of Dance in the Visual Arts, The
Washington Ballet, 2000
The Linda Rosenbaum Scholarship, Corcoran School of Art, 1999
The Grumbacher Award for Excellence, 1995

Solo Exhibitions

“My Beautiful Bones”, Studio Gallery 2015
“Killer Legs” Charcoal Drawings, Studio Gallery, 2012
“Uncommon Boundaries, Studio Gallery, 2011
“Don’t Postpone Joy”, Target Gallery, 2008
“Oil and Mixed Media Paintings,” Studio Gallery  2008
“Living Large,” Studio Gallery, Washington DC, 2005
“Collage Paintings,” The Framing Guild, Clarendon, Va., 2004
“New Paintings,” GRACE, Reston, Va., 2003
“Occupied Spaces,” Studio Gallery, Washington DC, 2001
“Paintings from Provence,” Mansion Art Gallery, Maryland, 2000
“Uncommon Boundaries,” The Art League, Alexandria, 1999
“Abstract Landscapes,” NOVA, 1999
“Still Life and Landscape Paintings,” Capitol Hill, 1996

Selected Group Exhibitions

“Women’s Work” University of District of Columbia, 2016
“Flights of Fancy” Evolve Urban Arts, Washington D.C. 2011
“Women Interpreting the Female Form,” The Workhouse 2011
“Uncommon Landscapes”, Marymount University, Va. 2010

“Six Abstract Women Artists”, The Workhouse, Lorton, Va. 2010
The Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia, 2005
“Post This . . . An Art Critic’s Choice,” Washington DC, 2002
Arts Council of Fairfax County, 2002
Art-O-Matic, 2000 & 2002, Washington D.C.
“Japanisoma, Asian Influences,” Target Gallery, Va.  2001
“Red & White & Black & Tan,” Rock Creek Gallery, DC, 1999
“Juried All-Media Exhibit,” eklektikos gallery, 1999
“Neighbors:  The Corcoran at the OAS,” 1998
“A Painting Show,” The Athenaeum, Alexandria, Va., 1996
“Works on Paper,” The Athenaeum, Alexandria, Va., 1995


1996-2000 Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC  
1992-1996 Alexandria Art League Painting Classes
1990-1994 Northern Virginia Community College
1992-1993  George Mason University
1971 Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Penn State University

Related Work Experience

Summer 2009 Painting classes with genocide orphans in Rwanda
1998-2012 Lecturer, Demonstrations and Workshops on abstract art and the creative process
1998-2016  Instructor at the Art League School, Alexandria, Va.
1994-1995   Co-leader of 4-H Club for Minority Students
1991-1994  Art and Drama Teacher, Rivendell School, Arlington, Va.
1974-1981 Associate Editor, Pictures, Smithsonian Magazine
1971-1974  Picture Editor, U.S. News and World Report Books

Gallery Representation

Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.
The Art League, Alexandria, Va.
Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, Md.