Joyce Van HornJoyce Bennett Van Horn does figurative and abstract paintings in oil and pastels and encaustics.  The artist studied Encaustic Painting at the Ringling School of Art and Design.  Enraptured with the medium, Van Horn explored the endless possibiliies of encaustics and found her paintings pulled in new directions.  Encaustics carried Van Horn into the natural world where all events and beings and things have a cosmic reverberation.  Nothing happens all on its own or unnoticed by the universe.  Her paintings reflect this depth and breadth of cosmic action.

Sharing her time between the West Coast and the Florida gulf coast, this former advertising executive began her art career in 1996.

Van Horn has continued her education at:

ESALON, Big Sur, CA
The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
Portland State University HAYSTACK Summer Program, Cannon Beach, OR
The Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

Van Horn’s work has been shown at:

Artist Gallery Royale, 200 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
The Arts Center, 700 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Visual Poetry Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Wabi Sabi Gallery, Seaside, OR
The St. Petersburg Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
The Performing Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
St. Petersburg Little Theater
RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR
Cannon Beach Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

The Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room, Sonoma, CA

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

Previous Juried Shows:
Florida Orchestra Decorator Show House 2006 – 4 paintings
Trails End Gallery – 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000
The Cannon Beach Gallery 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003,2002
Women in Art, Fine Arts Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL  2000
The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
The RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR 2007 through 2011

 

 

Prizes and Awards:

THIRD PLACE – PASTELS – Best of Florida Artists and Artisans
FIRST PLACE – DRAWING – Trails End Gallery Juried Show, “Doing Her Thing” Graphite 2001
FIRST PLACE – PASTELS – Trails End Gallery Juried Show “Florida Greenhouse” 2002
THIRD PLACE – OILS – Clatsop Community College Juried Show , “Chinese Reflections “ 2002