Pat Joiner
 

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ARTIST NEWS

 "Coming Events," was juried into the "Faces & Figures National Exhibition" at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, February, 2013.

"Coming Events," a watercolor, was accepted into the 41st Annual Exhibition of the Florida Watercolor Society, held in Orlando, FL September/October/November, 2012.

"Choose Your Spirits" and "Juliette and Romeo" were juried into 8th Biennial National Art Exhibition held February/March, 2012, at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda.  "Choose Your Spirits" also won a Merit Award.

 "Choose Your Spirits" garnered two awards for Pat at  the Florida Watercolor Society's 40th Annual Exhibition, September/October, 2011.  The awards were the Central Florida Watercolor Society Award and the Southern Watercolor Society 40th Anniversary Award.  Pat also gave a demonstration of her watercolor techniques to the Society's members.

Pat won an Honorable Mention Award in the September/October, 2011 Fall Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center, for her piece "Juliette and Romeo," a watercolor of two dogs. 

"Tinkering on 1929 Ford Phaeton," a watercolor of an antique car, featuring Pat's signature tromp l'oeil mat, won First Place at the June/July, 2011 Firecracker Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center.

Pat's watercolor "Painting on Glass 105," won the First Merit Award in the Visual Arts Center's Fall Exhibition, October, 2010.

"Ariele," a watercolor portrait, garnered the Bowles Portrait Award for Pat in the July/August 2010 Summer Sizzler Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda.

Pat's watercolor portrait "Licking the Oreo Sundae" was awarded Second Place in the 2010 June/July Firecracker Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. This painting also won the exhibit's People's Choice Award.

One of Pat's signature watercolor paintings "Glass Painting 103" was juried into the Visual Arts Center's 7th Biennial National Exhibit, held at the Center in Punta Gorda from February 8th to March 12th, 2010.

Pat's creative illustration piece "Glass Painting Class 103" was accepted into the 38th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition, held at the Visual Art Center in Punta Gorda, October, 2009. 

"Siamese Cats," one of Pat's watercolor and pencil paintings won an Honorable Mention at the Firecracker Show in June,, 2009 at the Visual Art Center.

Pat's pen & ink and watercolor painting "Redfish" won an Honorable Mention in the Relatively Redfish Art Competition held in Punta Gorda the weekend of May 2nd & 3rd, 2009.

Pat was the winner for 2 Dimensional Art in the Gallery's March, 2009 People's Choice Award Contest.  Her winning piece, "Lindsay," a lovely watercolor portrait, is on display at the Gallery.

Pat's painting "Peruvian Paso Horse" won an Honorable Mention at the Prima Vera Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, April, 2009.

Pat's painting "Glass Painting, Class 108" won the Watercolor Magic Award at the Florida Watercolor Society's 37th Annual Exhibition 2008 in Delray Beach. FL in October.

Pat is pictured below with three of her winning paintings:  "Lindsay, "Redfish," and "Peruvian Paso Horse."

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Patricia Kent Blabon Joiner was born in Bryn Mawr, PA, and moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1956.  Pat and her husband John were blessed with four children, three in-law children, eight grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.

Pat began her journey in art in 1987 by taking several art classes taught by local artists, several college courses, a lot of time studying art on her own, as well as entering art competitions.  When she began painting, she avoided anything that included faces and figures, thinking it would be impossible to capture the real likeness and essence of people she knew and loved.  Pat said, "That has all changed. It is so exciting to creatively paint the true likeness of people, animals and figures for commissioned work.  I am grateful that the Creator of these wonderful faces has taught me how to paint them."  Pat competes in shows, critiques, teaches, and demonstrates art techniques, and helps with non-profit organizations. 

Pat has won over 30 awards, and has had her work displayed in public buildings, museums, galleries, as well as in businesses and homes. 

  • Winners Circle of Ft. Myers Beach, Florida.
  • South Florida Artists Art Encounter 1999 at the Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida.
  • Goff Gallery, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida.
  • FWS, Florida Water Color Society 34th Annual Exhibition 2005 held at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, St Petersburg. Florida as associate member.
  • FWS, Florida Water Color Society 36th Annual Exhibition 2007 held at the Daytona Museum of Art, Daytona, Florida as associate member.
  • FWS, Florida Water Color Society 37th Annual Exhibition 2008 held at the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture in Delray Beach, Florida as an associate member.  Won the Watercolor Magic Award. 
  • Two pictures accepted at the Bi-annual National Art Exhibit  of the Visual Art Center, Feb. 2008.
  • NWS National Watercolor Society All Member Show April 2008 at Valley Institute of Visual Art at Sherman Oaks, California.
  • FWS, Florida Watercolor Society 38th Annual Exhibition, September, 2009, held at the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL.  Inducted into FWS as a Signature Member.
  • One painting accepted into the Bi-annual National Art Exhibit at the Visual Art Center, February, 2010.
  • Painting accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society's 40th Annual Exhibition, 2011.  Painting was awarded two prizes.
  • Two Paintings accepted into the 8th Biennial National Art Show at the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda. Merit Award for one painting.
  • Painting accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society's 41st Annual Exhibition, 2012, Orlando, FL.
  • Painting accepted into the "Faces and Figures National Exhibition" at the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, 2013.

Pat uses a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, airbrush, pastels and watercolor, and only the highest quality archival colorfast paints and materials for the long life of her work.  Pat is a member of the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, and her paintings may be seen at local, state, and national shows.

 

Giclees 

In addition to original paintings, giclee prints of original art are now also available at Sea Grape. Giclees are high quality digital reproductions of paintings printed on archival paper or canvas, using archival inks.  Giclees faithfully capture the beauty of the original work, and are fade resistant and long lasting.  Giclees are usually printed in limited editions, and are signed and numbered by the artist.  These prints have become increasingly popular at galleries as an economical alternative for the consumer. Since giclees can be printed individually as needed, and are available in different sizes and prices, customers are able to obtain an image that exactly suits their decor needs. Several of Sea Grape's two-dimensional artists have  giclee prints of their artwork available in specially marked bins, so stop in and browse!

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