Joan Dix Blair, Printmaker 

 

                 Exhibition History and Education


                  SOLO EXHIBITIONS              

2018 "Plant Shadows" - cyanotypes by Joan Dix Blair

Leonardt Gallery, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA


2018 "Blue Garden" - cyanotypes and ceramics by Joan Dix Blair 

Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA 


2017 "Joan Dix Blair's Color Prints"

Knox Gallery, Monterey Library, Monterey, MA 


2017 "Joan Dix Blair - Woodcut Constructions 2017"

Upstairs Gallery at Penelope Wurr, Brattleboro, VT 


2017 "The Salamander Parade Etchings"

The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA


2014-15 "Recent Prints by Joan Dix Blair"

The Hosmer Art Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA


2013 "Meade and Blair: Two Views: Landscape Prints"

Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA 


2009 "Pale Woodcuts by Joan Dix Blair" 

Tunnel City, Inc., Williamstown, MA  

Curated by Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA


2008 "Imagined Space: Printed works by Joan Dix Blair and Sarah Blackwell"

Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA


2002 "Collages and Prints by Joan Dix Blair"

Milne Library, Williamstown, MA


1998 "Collages and Prints by Joan Dix Blair"

Artist Technical Services, Williamstown, MA


             GROUP EXHIBITIONS                 


2019-21 Southern Graphics Council Traveling Exhibition

Southern Graphics Council International, Kennesaw, GA, USA

selected by Jane Hammond, Artist


2018 The Print Effect 2018:  Small Works/Big Impact

Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY 

selected by Lothar Osterburg, Master Printer/Artist


2018 The Printed Image 7, Biennial Graphics Exhibition

Asian hand scroll from Salamander Parade Etchings 

Sabatini Gallery of Topeka-Shawnee Library, KS

selected by Melanie Yazzi, Dept. of Printmaking, Univ. of CO


2018 5th Annual Summer Exhibition

Gallery A3, Amherst, MA

selected by Emma Chubb, Curator, Smith College Museum of Art 


2018 Footprint International 2018

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

selected by Susan Tallman, Editor,  Art in Print

                                    

2017 Passage  

Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY 

selected by Alana Akaki, Independent Curator


2017 Abstract Extraction

Northeastern University's Gallery 360, Boston, MA

selected by Bruce Ployer, Gallery Advisory Committee


2017 The 38th Annual Paper in Particular

Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO


2016 Stand Out Prints 

Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

selected by Elizabeth Wyckhoff, Curator, St. Louis Art Museum


2016 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Biennial

The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY 

selected by Michael Oatman, Artist & Dept. Architecture RIT


2016 California's Future? 

Los Angeles Printmaking Society at Center for Arts Eagle Rock

selected by Amir H. Fallah, Artist


2016 The 37th Annual Paper in Particular

Sidney Larsen Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

selected by Takuji Hamanak, Artist 


2015 New York International Miniature Print Exhibition 

Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

selected by Sarah Suzuki, Curator or Prints, MoMA, NYC


2015 National Small Works Exhibition 

Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC 

selected by Gregory Jecmen, Associate Curator of Old Master Prints, 

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC


2015 Double Bubble Print Portfolio

Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State U, St. Louis, MO 

Southern Graphics Council International Annual Exhibition


2015 Prints: CA, LA and Beyond - Part II

Selections from the California Society of Printmakers 

Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA


2014 Print Facets - Five Centuries of Printmakers

The Curator Gallery-Chelsea, New York, NY  

curated by Rebecca Michelman of Michelman Fine Arts, New York, NY


2014 Stand Out Prints

The Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

selected by Susan Tallman, editor, Art in Print 

                                           

2013 Two Hundred Works by 20 Artists

North Adams Regional Hospital, North Adams, MA

Curator/Artist Sharon Carson

                                          

2012 Conscious Impressions

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA

selected by Julia Courtney, Curator of Prints, D'Amour Museum, MA

 

2012 Print/Counter Print

Rose Contemporary Gallery, Portland, ME

selected by Peregrine Press 


2011 Print Exchange "Prudent Prints"

School of Art Gallery, Aberystwyth University, Wales


2011 Print Exchange Group Show

Lorg Fine Art Printmakers Gallery, Galway, Ireland


2011 Twelve Printmakers 

Augusta Savage Gallery, U of MA, Amherst, MA

selected by Lynn Peterfreund, Artist/Independent Curator


2010 Two-Way Mirror

Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA

selected with an essay by artist David Gibson


2010 Echo

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT


2010 Half a World Away

Wharepuke Gallery, Kerikeri, New Zealand

and A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA


2009 IPCNY New Prints/2009/Summer

International Print Center NY, New York, NY


2009 LAPS 20TH National Exhibition

Los Angeles Printmaker's Society,

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

                                          

2009 Touching Space - Flow

Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA


2008 Fourteen Artists, Selected Zea Mays Printmakers

Redmond Bennett Gallery, Dublin, NH

                                          

2008 Footprint International

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT


2008 Zea Mays Printmakers

Wunderarts Gallery, Amherst, MA


               AWARDS 

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA,

          Fellowships 2010, 2013, 2016

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Residency, 2004

Washington DC Printmakers Gallery, 2012-14, juried member


                PUBLICATIONS 

2016 Catalog, 80 Artists of the Mowhawk Hudson Region

by Michael Oatman, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

2015 Catalog, First New York International Miniature Print Exhibition

Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2014 Catalog, Print Facets, 5 Centuries of Printmakers

by Rebecca Michelman, The Curator Gallery-Chelsea, New York, NY

2014 Double Bubble Print Portfolio prints by 20 artists bound portfolio

2014 Catalog, Los Angeles Printmakers Society 20th Annual Exhibit, 2009

2009 The Village Voice, 6/30/09, Robert Schuster: "Portraits at IPCNY"


            PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

The Boston Printmakers (juried), The Los Angeles Printmakers Society (juried), California Society of Printmakers (juried), Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File (juried)


             PUBLIC TALKS

2019 Berkshire Botanical Garden, West Stockbridge, MA

2017 The Knox Gallery, Monterey Public Library, Monterey, MA


              ABOUT JOAN DIX BLAIR 

B.A. University of Colorado, English Literature

Technical Printmaking:  Study with established artists and master printers including 

Crown Point Press (Emily York), Wingate Studio (Peter Pettengill), Williams College, 

Skidmore College, Bennington College, Women's Studio Workshop (Sue Oehme), 

Center Contemporary Printmaking (Marina Ancona, Sarah Amos), SUNY Albany, 

School of Visual Arts (photography/Helen Levitt).

Personal assistant to American sculptor George Rickey, 1998 - 2001

Development and Education projects for Mass MoCA, 1993 - 1997

Membership and Advancement, Sterling and Francine Art Art Institute, 1985 - 1987

Joan Dix Blair lives and works in Williamstown, MA