Joy Thomas



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2006
Joy Thomas is the artist and author of the book, "The Art of Portrait Drawing" published in 2006 by North Light Books a division of F&W Publishing.

2003
Best of Show, Indiana Plein Air Painter's annual "Paint-Out" competition, New Harmony, Indiana

1994

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Juried National Exhibition

Mississippi Museum of Fine Art, Jackson, Mississippi, International Juried Salon

Salmagundi Club, New York City, Juried National Exhibition

Central South Art Exhibition, Nashville, Tennessee, Eight State Juried Show - Michelangelo Award

The Artist's Magazine, Finalist in National Competition

Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky - Eight State Juried Show

Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Owensboro, Kentucky - Juried Statewide Exhibit

Elizabethtown Community College, Solo Exhibition

1993
Madisonville Community College, Solo Exhibition

Massillon Museum, Massillon, Ohio

1992
The Salmagundi Club, New York City, Annual Juried Exhibition

National League of American Pen Women, Women's National Juried Exhibition

The Grand Exhibition, Akron, Annual Juried Exhibition

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Juried Competition - Purchase Award

Kentucky State Fair
- First place, portrait
- First place, watercolor
- The Kentucky Watercolor Society Award


1991
National Arts Club, New York City, Pastel Society of America
- Uschi Greuterich Award
- Edith Raron Purchase Award
-1991 PSA Scholarship recipient


National Arts Club, New York City, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's 95th Annual Exhibit

National Exhibition for Women (NLAPW) - Honorable Mention

PASTELS '91 Midwest Pastel Society Exhibition, Chicago

Kentucky State Fair
- First place, watercolor
- The Kentucky Watercolor Society Award


1989
Central South Juried Exhibition, Nashville, TN

1988
Central South Juried Exhibition, Nashville, TN
- Shoney Award
- Richards & Southern Award

International Oil Pastel Association Exhibition, Holbein Award

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Joy Thomas is available for workshops. To learn more about scheduling one in your area, please
contact the artist or check the Portrait Events page. The organizer of a workshop attends free.

Advertisements for her portraits have appeared in Southern Accents and Veranda magazines.

The career and paintings of Joy Thomas have been published in
"The Art of Portrait Drawing" 2006, Author & Artist
The Best of Portrait Painting by North Light Books 1998
The Artists Magazine April 1997 & December 2000
American Artist magazine November 1996
International Artist magazine January 1999


Joy Thomas can be reached at
270-559-1681
jhthomas@wk.net
Murray, Kentucky


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