All of my work is a spiritual connection with my life, which has gone through many changes and looks like a patchwork.  It is always an attempt to combine imagery and abstraction, an ongoing striving to communicate while going deeper.  

On August 31, an exhibition of my oil paintings will open in the Stoplight Gallery, Anaconda, Montana.  They will remain there, as I can no longer use oil paint due to allergies to the paint.  I am now working with water media and drawings. 

 

In October I will have an exhibition of new drawings and mixed media work at the Community Arts Center in  Hancock, and in 2018 I will have an exhibition at the Bonifas Art Center in Escanaba.

 

I have been asked to illustrate books lately, a new activity for me.  Another book by Vic Foerstoer, "Hidden in the Trees" was just published by Arbutus Press, with my drawings.  The earlier book by him that I illustrated is "Naked in the Stream", about Isle Royale.  I just finished a new series of drawings for a book by Karen Anderson, "Gradual Clearing" also for Arbutus Press. to come out in November.

 

 I have decided that one way I can share my work is to have giclee prints made.  So many of the images that are of interest could possibly be made into an archival print, about 15x17", for $150.  Please email me if you are interested.  joycek@chartermi.net.

 

My studio is in an old elementary school, 801 North Lincoln Drive in Hancock. I love visitors!  I am usually there but please call first: 906-370-3183.  My hours are erratic.

 

 



Resume : Collections

WORK IN COLLECTIONS:

 

American Embassy, Helsinki, Finland 

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

President’s Collection, University of Sonora, Mexico 

Nelimarkka Museum, Alajarvi, Finland

Bay de Noc College, Escanaba, Michigan

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Michigan Technological University Library, Houghton

Northern Michigan University, Marquette

Finlandia University, Hancock, Michigan

Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana 

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Voyageurs National Park

Isle Royale Natural History Association 

Sandra Conn Associates, Chicago

Little Rapids Corporation, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Numerous private collections in the U.S. and Finland

 

 

 


Solo Exhibitions
Selected Group Exhibitions
Bibliography
Collections

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