The Coutts Museum of Art, in El Dorado, Kansas has juried Joann Quinlivan’s pastel painting entitled “Yosemite Falls” into the 2014 Paint the Parks Exhibit “celebrating America’s National Parks.
The painting was selected from hundreds of submissions and received “the highest award of recognition for its outstanding quality and depiction of America’s National Parks.” The exhibit will be held at the museum and in several locations around the country in 2014. It will also have a presence online for the coming year. In addition, the exhibit will be the subject of a widely collected 2013 Paint the Parks full-color view book, which will be available for purchase.
Joann, who is a resident of Indian Lake, maintains membership in the Pastel Society of America, the Degas Pastel Society, The Adirondack Pastel Society and the Pastel Society of the West Coast. She is past president of the United Society of Pastel Artists and has many award winning paintings to her credit, with works in private collections. Joann’s landscapes focus primarily on the Adirondack Park and the American West. She often receives recognition for capturing the vibrancy of color in the landscape and for her eye toward composition. Joann also works in acrylics and oil. Beyond landscapes, she also creates portraiture and still life works. Joann accepts commissions and conducts private and group lessons and workshops. Her work can be viewed at www.joannquinlivanart.blogspot.com.