Joan Baldwin





ABOUT JOAN BALDWIN

Besides exhibiting at Kingston Gallery since 2003, Joan has been a participant in a variety of invitational and juried shows, such as Home: Self, Spirit, Space at Clark University, Claiming the Spirit at Brandeis University, and More Unique Seats at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury. She had a show in 2017 at the Cape Cod Cultural Center and also in 2018 at The Hopkinton Art Center. Joan has received many awards, including the exclusive finalist award in works of on paper from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist’s Grant Program. She has been reviewed in Art New England, The Boston Globe and Artscope.

For many years prior to 1995 Joan worked as an illustrator, muralist and display artist in Charlotte, NC. She is originally from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Joan has lived and worked in the Boston area since 1995, concentrating exclusively on fine arts painting. She graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in art education and has supplemented her education in Charlotte NC, London and Boston, including courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Joan’s studio is at River Street Artists, part of Waltham Mills Artists Association in Waltham, MA.



RESUME

Solo/Invitational Exhibitions

KINGSTON GALLERY – Main Gallery - Unkempt Gardens – Boston MA, 2018
HOPKINTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS – What is Really Going On? – Hopkinton MA, 2018
THE CULTURAL CENTER OF CAPE COD – Pleasant Bay – South Yarmouth MA, 2017
KINGSTON GALLERY – Main Gallery – The Marshes – Boston MA, 2016
WINCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY – Winchester MA, 2016
KINGSTON GALLERY – Members’ Gallery – Details – Boston MA, 2015
KINGSTON GALLERY -- Main Gallery – Out and About/Center Gallery – Cocoons - Boston MA, 2014
KINGSTON GALLERY -- Members’ Gallery – The Marshes – Boston MA, 2013
KINGSTON GALLERY -- Main Gallery – Sit & Be/ Center Gallery – Shade. . .no Shades. . .no Shadows! - Boston MA, 2012
KINGSTON GALLERY – Members’ Gallery – Flowers! – Boston MA, 2011
KINGSTON GALLERY solo – Pleasant Bay – Boston MA, 2010
NEXT DOOR ART GALLERY solo – Winchester MA, 2009
KINGSTON GALLERY Solo – The Furniture Outside – Boston MA, 2007
KINGSTON GALLERY Solo – Room Scenes – Boston MA,2005
KINGSTON GALLERY Solo – A Look inside – Boston MA, 2003
NEWTON FREE LIBRARY Solo - Furniture Interactions - Newton Centre MA, 2001
ARLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Two person show - Females You Can Only Imagine - Arlington MA, 2000
BRICKBOTTOM GALLERY Six person show - Persistent Inspirations - Somerville MA,1998
UNIVERSITY PLACE GALLERY Five person show - Dreamstuff, sponsored by Cambridge Art Association - Cambridge MA, 1997
WINCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY Solo - Winchester MA, 1997
CAROLINAS MEDICAL CENTER Solo - sponsored by Guild of Charlotte Artists - Charlotte NC, 1992


Selected Group Exhibitions

CLARK UNIVERSITY - Home: Self, Spirit, Space – Worcester MA 2017
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR – Eostra – Chelsea, New York, New York 2012
SOMERVILLE MUSEUM – Small Obsession: Artists’ Dollhouses – Somerville MA, 2011
WALTHAM ART WINDOWS – Boston U. Center for Digital Imaging Arts – Waltham MA, 2011
ARSENAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS – Outside Inside, Art in Nature – Watertown MA, 2007
NE BIOLABS – Two person show – Ipswich MA, 2006
CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP - Close to Home – A National Exhibition, juried by Jacquelyn Days Serwer - New Haven CT, 2005
BRICKBOTTOM GALLERY - Collaborations – Somerville MA, 2002
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY - Claiming the Spirit: A Juried Show at the Women’s Studies Research Center – Waltham MA, 2002
CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOC - Dreams & Fantasies - Cambridge, MA, 2000, Hot Colors - Cambridge MA, 2002
WOMEN’S CAUCUS FOR ART BOSTON - Entitled/Untitled – juried by Harriet Casdin Silver – Somerville MA, 1999, Vision and Aspiration -- Boston, MA, 2001, Domestic Bliss – Waltham MA, 2002
THE ART COMPLEX MUSEUM - More Unique Seats – Duxbury MA, 2000
NATIONAL PRIZE SHOW – juried by the Rathbone family – Federal Reserve Bank Gallery, Boston MA, 1999
OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS Contemporary Art Exhibition/Gceiger Associates – Boston MA, 1999
HERA GALLERY - Seeing Red – Wakefield, RI, 1998, Gridworks – Wakefield RI, 1999
OANNES GALLERY - Uncommon Furniture - Tiverton RI, 1999
BEACON HILL ART WALK - Boston MA, 1997
CONCORD ART ASSOCIATION - Annual Juried Show – Concord MA, 1997
SHELBY NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION - Shelby NC, 1994
CHAIRDO SHOW - Southern Pines NC, 1994


Awards/Grants

Mass. Cultural Council’s Artist Grant Program – FINALIST AWARD IN WORKS ON PAPER, 1999
Cambridge Art Association/Red – JUROR’S AWARD, 2005
Cambridge Art Association/Hot Colors Show – HONORABLE MENTION, 2002
EMACT (Eastern Mass. Assoc. of Community Theatres) – SCENIC ARTISTRY AWARD, 1998, 2000
Cahners Publishing - GRAPHICS MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE , 1993 EDITORIAL MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE, 1997
Beacon Hill Art Walk - FIRST PRIZE, 1997
Chairdo Juried Show, Southern Pines, NC – HONORABLE MENTION, 1994
Knight Publishing Exhibition, Charlotte, NC – BEST OF SHOW AWARD, 1983


Memberships

Provincetown Art Association, 2009 – present
River Street Artists Association/Waltham Mills Artist Association, 1996 – present
Cambridge Art Association, 1995–2011
Boston Women’s Caucus for Art, Inc., 1999-2003
The Winchester Players/scenic artist, 1997-2015
The Association of Medical Illustrators, 1994-98
Guild of Charlotte Artists, 1980–95



Reviews

ARTSCOPE, Reviews, “Bucolic Innuendo, Joan Baldwin’s Marshes” – 5,6/16
ART NEW ENGLAND, Reviews, “Pleasant Bay - The Furniture at Cape Cod” – 2/10
ARTSCOPE, Thayer Street – A Destination or an Attitude? Maybe Both – 3,4/10
GREATER BOSTON NORTH COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS , “Capturing interior moments in ‘Room Scenes’” – 10/05
MIDDLESEX BEAT , Barbara Rizza Mellin, cover story “Creative Seating, the art of Joan Baldwin” – 4/04
THE BOSTON GLOBE , Cate McQuaid, “Window Dressing” – 12/9/03
THE PATRIOT LEDGER , Constance Gorfinkle, “Duxbury Museum is wall-to-wall with chairs” – 10/7-8/2000
ARLINGTON ADVOCATE , “Arts Center holding exhibit with a female twist” – 2/10/00
WILMINGTON ADVERTISER , Hinda Pacquette, “Showing the talent of two special women” – 1/20/00
ART NEW ENGLAND , Paul Parcellin, “Brickbottom Gallery/Somerville Persistent Inspirations” – 8,9/99
THE WINCHESTER STAR – “Winchester artist exhibits in Somerville in May” – 4/22/99
THE WINCHESTER STAR – “Baldwin displays artwork at library” – 10/30/97


Education

BA PURDUE UNIVERSITY – Art Education – W. Lafayette IN

Continuing Education:
SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS (Tufts), Boston MA
MASS COLLEGE OF ART, Boston MA


Professional Experience

FREELANCE ARTIST - Illustrator of editorial section of Home Accents Today, Cahners Publishing
Illustrator for furniture manufacturers, illustrator of medical procedures, decorative and mural painter

EMPLOYMENT – Newsroom artist at The Charlotte Observer, retail advertising/display manager