JOAN DIX BLAIR 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2022:

"Women's Printmaking Invitational 2022" hosted by

Kent State Univ. at Stark, OH, curated by Erica Criss


2021:

  • "California Society of Printmakers," 107th Members Exhibit Online
  • "Oakle Orange", etching, Oxbow Gallery Window, Easthampton, MA
  • "Cyanotypes" Oxbow Gallery Covid Window Show, Northampton, MA
  • "Leaves", Prints 2016-20 by Joan Dix Blair, Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA


2019:

  • Penelope's Girdle - Woodcut Scroll, Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
  • Plant Shadows - Cyanotypes by Joan Dix Blair, Leonardt Gallery, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA
  • Blue Garden - Cyanotypes & Ceramics, Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA 

2017:

  • Joan Dix Blair's Color Prints, Knox Gallery, Monterey Library, Monterey, MA 
  • Joan Dix Blair - Woodcut Constructions, Upstairs Gallery at Penelope Wurr, Brattleboro, VT 
  • The Salamander Parade Etchings, The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA

2015:

  • Recent Prints by Joan Dix Blair, The Hosmer Art Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

2013:

  • Meade and Blair - Landscape Prints, Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA 

2009:

  • Pale Woodcuts by Joan Dix Blair, Tunnel City, Inc., Curated by Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA

2008:

  • Imagined Space - Blair and 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 


2020:

  • Singular, #Local Gallery, Easthampton, MA
  • California Society of Printmakers 106th Member Exhibit, Piedmont, CA
  • September Group Show, The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA
  • Riverworks, Williamstown, MA for Hoosic River Watershed Association
  • November Group Show, The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA


2019:

  • Recent Prints - Sanford Gallery, Zea Mays Printmaking Florence, MA
  • Quercus - Drypoint Etching, Southern Graphics Council 2019-21 Traveling Exhibition, juror Jane Hammond


2018: 

  • The Print Effect 2018: Small Works/Big Impact, Manhattan Graphics Center, NY, NY, juror Lothar Osterburg, Master Printer/Artist
  • The Printed Image 7, Biennial Graphics Exhibition,Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Library, KS, juror Melanie Yazzi, Dept. of Printmaking, Univ. of CO
  • Gallery A3, Amherst, MA, Emma Chubb, Curator, Smith College Museum of Art 
  • Footprint International 2018, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, selected by Susan Tallman, Editor, Art in Print                                    

2017:

  • Passage , Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY 
  • Abstract Extraction, Northeastern University's Gallery 360, Boston, MA
  • The 38th Annual Paper in Particular,Larson Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

2016

  • Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN, Elizabeth Wyckhoff, Curator, St. Louis Art Museum
  • Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Biennial,The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY juror Michael Oatman
  • California's Future? Los Angeles Printmaking Society at Center for Arts Eagle Rock
  • The 37th Annual Paper in Particular, Larsen Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, juror Takuji Hamanaka

2015:

  • 2015 New York International Miniature Print Exhibition Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY, juror Sarah Suzuki, Curator or Prints, MoMA, NYC
  • 2015 Small Works, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC juror Gregory Jecmen, Curator National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • 2015 Double Bubble Print Portfolio, Southern Graphics Council International Annual Exhibition
  • 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, curator Rebecca Michelman of Michelman Fine Arts, NY, NY
  • Stand Out Prints, The Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN, selected by Susan Tallman, Editor, "Art in Print"                                         

2012:

  • Conscious Impressions, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MAselected by Julia Courtney, Curator of Prints
  • Print/Counter Print, Rose Contemporary Gallery, Portland, ME,selected by Peregrine Press 

2011:

  • Print Exchange "Prudent Prints", School of Art Gallery, Aberystwyth University, Wales
  • Print Exchange Group Show, Lorg Fine Art Printmakers Gallery, Galway, Ireland
  • Twelve Printmakers , Augusta Savage Gallery, U of MA, Amherst, MA

2010 :

  • Two-Way Mirror, Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
  • Echo, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
  • 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
  • LAPS 20TH National Exhibition, Los Angeles Printmaker's Society, Los Angeles, CA
  • Touching Space - Flow, Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA

2008:

  • Fourteen Artists, Selected Zea Mays Printmakers, Redmond Bennett Gallery, Dublin, NH                                         
  • Footprint International, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
  • Zea Mays Printmakers, Wunderarts Gallery, Amherst, MA



 AWARDS


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, Fellowships 2010, 2013, 2016

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, Residency

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Residency, 2004

Washington DC Printmakers Gallery, juried member, 2012-14

Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File, juried member 2010 - 2020


COLLECTIONS

The Chapin Library of Rare Books, Williams College, Williamstown, MA.



 PUBLICATIONS 


"Artist captures plant shadows with sunlight" - Review by Sharon Smullen

The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA. 1/19/21


"80 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region", catalog

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


 "First New York International Miniature Print Exhibition" catalog ,

Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY


 "Print Facets, 5 Centuries of Printmakers," by Rebecca Michelman, 2014

The Curator Gallery-Chelsea, NY, NY - catalog


Double Bubble Print Portfolio, prints by 20 artists in boxed portfolio, 2012

Curated by Sarah Pike


 Los Angeles Printmakers Society 20th Annual Exhibit, catalog, 2009


"Portraits" at IPCNY" (Blair's work: My Indigo Manuscript)

Review by Robert Schuster, The Village Voice, 6/30/09



 JURIED PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 


The Boston Printmakers

The Los Angeles Printmakers Society 

California Society of Printmakers 

Mid-America Print Council

Monotype Guild of New England


GALLERY TALKS


2021 The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA

2019 Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA

2019 Berkshire Botanical Garden, West Stockbridge, MA

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



 EDUCATION 


B.A. University of Colorado, English Literature

Printmaking: Technical studies with established artists and master printers including Crown Point Press (Emily York); Wingate Studio (Peter Pettengill); Williams College; Skidmore College; Bennington College (Jim Lee); Women's Studio Workshop (Sue Oehme); Center Contemporary Printmaking (Marina Ancona, Sarah Amos); SUNY Albany, NY; School of Visual Arts, NY, NY (photography/Helen Levitt)

Personal assistant to American Sculptor George Rickey, New Lebanon, NY, 1998 - 2001

Development and Education projects for MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, 1993 - 1997

Membership and Advancement, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 1985 - 1987.  


Blair lives and works in Williamstown, MA