“Heat” by Joan Appel

I am both a professional musician and artist. I experience life as having order as well as disorder through sound and sight. I create art along with music. The execution of the painting therefore becomes a personal performance, as were my song recitals when I was singing professionally, the one difference being: I am not interpreting someone else’s poetry – I am creating my own in color and shape.

Education: Paier College of Art, Syracuse University, Boston MFA. Working in oils, acrylics, mixed media, printmaking. Member: National Association of Women Artists, Cape Cod Art Center (gallery artist), The Boston Printmakers, Monotype Guild of New England, Cape Cod Printmakers

Exhibits International and National: Cape Cod Art Center (Barnstable, MA), Newport Art Museum (Newport, RI), University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA), New Haven Paint and Clay Club (New Haven, CT), Lacuna Arts Festivals (Canary Islands – international), Art Complex Museum (Duxbury, MA), Kavanagh Gallery (St. Charles, IL)

size 20″ x 16″
medium Monotype
Price $325.00


Joan Appel
Marshfield MA 02050
email: [email protected]
website: www.joanappelart.com

DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln,, MA                              
School of the MFA, Boston
Musée de Thonon, Thonon-les-Bains, France
University of Maryland
Guilford Handcrafts Center, Guilford CT
Paier College of Art
Creative Arts Center, New Haven CT
Syracuse University

EXHIBITIONS (group and solo shows – prize winner in all)
Connecticut: Mt. Carmel Art League, Milford fine Arts Council, Guilford Arts League, Art Directors’ Club of CT, Munson Gallery, Gallery One (New Haven)

Florida: Pinellas County Art Association, Key West Art Center, Benjamin’s Galleries (Ft. Lauderdale); Anderson-Marsh Gallery (St. Petersburg)

Massachusetts: Concord Art Assoc., Duxbury Art Assoc., Scituate Art Assoc., South Shore Art    Center, Copley Society, Boston Visual Artists Union, Cape Cod Art Center., Cambridge Art Assoc., Frame-up Gallery, Federal Reserve Bank-Boston, Monotype Guild of New England, Hingham library, Staircase Gallery – South Shore Conservatory, Fuller Museum, Brockton

Rhode Island: Newport Art Museum

InvitationalsNational Women’s Exhibition, Galérie Triangle, Washington D. C.; Galérie des      Fontes – Geneva Switzerland; Newport Art Museum – Newport RI; The Poly Arts Centre, Falmouth England

Cape Cod Magazine (2012); Art New England (2012); 60 Years of North American Prints (2007)

Advertising and Creative Director, Welling International Corp., Milford CT

Owner, principal: Apple Ads, graphic art/design

Advisory panelist for Merit Aid in art, music – Mass. Council on the Arts and Humanities; member, local Arts Council

Owner, principal: “Custom Costumes” soft sculpture props and costumes for theater

Assistant Director of artists’ services,  The Artists Foundation of Boston

Development Manager, Acting Director: South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA

Writer, reviewer for the arts; “The Patriot Ledger”, Quincy MA

Membership Coordinator, The Boston Printmakers

The Boston Printmakers; Monotype Guild of New England; North River Arts Assoc; Printmakers of Cape Cod;  Coastal Printmakers; National Association of Women Artists; Gallery Artist: Cape Cod Art Center

Professional musician, teacher,  known as Joan Nahigian





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