About Joyce

Joyce Van Horn
Dancing between the figurative and the abstract, Van Horn works mostly in oils and pastels and encaustics.  She 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 painting pulled in new directions.  Encaustics carried her 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 Financial Account Executive and later advertising executive began her art career in 1996.

Joyce Van Horn has continued her education at:

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

Joyce Van Horn’s work has been exhibited 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
Florida Orchestra Decorator Show House 2006
Trails End Gallery, Gearhart, OR
Women in Art, Fine Arts Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL  2000
The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
The RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR
Suntan Art Gallery, St. Pete Beach, FL
Art on First, 550 1st Ave N. St. Petersburg, FL


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