Florida Artists Group

  Area III Member

  Joan Lyon— Mixed Media Artist

Joan Lyon

Sandhill Cranes

Joan Lyon

Hummingbird and Trumpet
10.5 x 17.5
  Joan Lyon
Joan lyon

Incognito 26x18

Joan lyon

Reef 27x22

Joan's Web Site

Contact Email Address

Member of Flag since 2005
FLAG Positions Served:
Board of Director
2006 -2008
As recording Secretary
Area 3 Chair 2008-2010
Assistant Area Chair: 2011-2012

Joan's Bio:

Born in Providence, RI, Joan moved to Florida by way of Maryland and Illinois. She loves making art and has been an artist ever since she can remember. Joan's subject matter is the human experience and the beautiful environment and wonderful wildlife that enrich our lives. She has worked in many media from large oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, to assemblage and sculpture in clay and marble, from watercolor, to pastel and prints and has always used collage.
Currently Joan is working in mixed media monotype. Her work has always been about ideas, and she considers her work to be social commentary.
Joan received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and postgraduate study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and print workshops at the North Shore Art League.
Currently her work is exhibited at the Artists of the Court Gallery in Sarasota, FL and at Lydon Contemporary, Inc. in Chicago. A member of the Florida Artists Group and Women Contemporary Artists, she has exhibited in juried group and solo shows, won prizes and grants and is a lifetime member of the National Collage Society. Her work is included in many public and private collections.

Artist Statement:

My figures are symbolic images which originate from experience, imagination and dreams. The rough and imperfect surfaces of my mixed media monotypes metaphorically reveal the fragility of both the earth and every living thing on it. These works of art express my belief that only when we are able to live in a harmonious relationship with our world can we truly fulfill our potential as human beings.

Selected Exhibits:


Selby Gallery – Ringling College – 62Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibition – Sarasota, FL
Artists on the Court Gallery – Sarasota, FL

Maitlin Art Center - 61st Annual Florida Artists Group Exhibition - FL
Bolivar Art Gallery - Sarasota, FL
Katharine Butler Gallery - Sarasota, FL

Big Arts - Florida Artists Group – 60th Annual Exhibition - Sanibel, FL
Bolivar Art Gallery - Sarasota, FL
Katharine Butler Gallery - Sarasota, FL

Armory Art Center Exhibition - Florida Artists Group - 59th - West Palm Beach, FL
Katharine Butler Gallery – three artists, Sarasota, FL
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, St. Petersburg College - Tarpon Springs, FL

Harmony Hall Gallery, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center -  solo - Sarasota, FL
Katharine Butler Gallery - Three Artist Exhibit - Sarasota, FL
Daytona Beach Museum of Arts & Science, Florida Artists Group - 57th Annual
Katharine Butler Gallery –two artists Exhibit - Sarasota, FL
Art Center Sarasota & Selby Botanical Garden, “Selby Gallery: Familiar to Fantastic”, Sarasota, FL
Selby Gallery Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
“Florida Printmakers 15th National Print Competition” U. of Miami, FL
Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL

Ridge Art Association Gallery - 56th Annual Florida Artists Group - Winter Haven, FL
Selby Gallery Ringling School of Art & Design, Women Contemporary Artists - Sarasota, FL

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida Artists Group – Boca Raton, FL

ARC Gallery, 30th Anniversary Exhibition – Chicago, IL

Chesterton Art Gallery, “Illiana Artists 6th Annual Regional Juried exhibition” - Indiana

Wickendon Gallery National Collage Society, Inc. - Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, OH

Sarasota Visual Art Center "Deep Water" - Sarasota, FL - 1997

University of Maryland, “Equal Spirits” - University College, College Park, MD
Lydon Fine Art, Inc., Two Artist Exhibit - Chicago, IL
Sarasota Visual Art Center "Deep Water" - Sarasota, FL
Lakeland Community College Fine Arts Gallery National Collage Society, Inc. - Kirtland, OH

Lydon Fine Art, Inc., Two Artist Exhibit - Chicago, IL

Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Lydon Fine Art, Inc., “Three Women Exhibit”- Chicago, IL

Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition - Springfield, IL
Art Link, Inc – “Expressions of Animal Awareness” – Fort Wayne, IN
A.R.C. Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition - Chicago, IL
Museum Without Walls International, North American Artists Invitational - Bemus Point, NY

Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange National XVII - LaGrange, GA
Lydon Fine Art, Inc., Chicago, IL

Museum Without Walls, Chautauqua International Exhibition of Art - Bemus Point, NY
Lydon Fine Art, Inc., Chicago, IL
The Quincy Art Center, 41st Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibition - Quincy, IL
Stocker Center Gallery, North Coast Collage Society 7th Annual Exhibit - Lorain Comm. College – OH
Haggar University Gallery, 11th University of Dallas National Print Traveling Invitational - TX

Lydon Fine Art, Inc., Chicago, IL
Evanston Art Center - solo – Evanston, IL
Haggar University Gallery, 11th University of Dallas National Print Traveling Invitational - TX

Haggar University Gallery, 11th University of Dallas National Print Traveling Invitational - TX
A.R.C. Gallery, Censorship Exhibit - Chicago, IL
A.R.C. Gallery, two artist exhibit - Chicago, IL
Beloit Museum of Art, 32 Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Mind's Eye Gallery, Dakotas 100 International Exhibition - Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND
University Art Galleries, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Columbia College, "Paper in Particular National Exhibition" - Columbia, MO

ARC Gallery, two artist exhibit - Chicago, IL
Dittmar Memorial Gallery two artist exhibit - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

A.R.C. Gallery, solo - Chicago, IL

Swen Parson Gallery Two Artist Exhibit - Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
NAB Gallery, "Psychic Territoriality in the Post Modern Era" - Chicago, IL
Illinois Central College, One Artist Exhibit - Peoria, IL

Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

A.R.C. Gallery, Two Artist Exhibit - Chicago, IL

Raw Space, One Artist Exhibit, A.R.C. - Chicago, IL

A.R.C. Gallery, "Past & Present" - Chicago, IL

Countryside Art Center, Arlington Heights, IL

Countryside Art Center, Arlington Heights, IL

Countryside Art Center, "Women's Concepts"

Federal Reserve Board, One Artist Exhibit - Washington, D.C.

Gallery Affiliations:

Artists On The Court, Sarasota, FL
Lydon Contemporary Inc, Chicago, IL


Earle W. Epps Memorial Award, FLAG 56th exhibition - 2006
National Collage Society, Inc., Lifetime membership - 1998
Artlink, Inc., Honorarium - 1993
Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, Award Of Merit - 1992
Illinois Central College, Visiting Artist - 1983
Illinois Arts Council, Project Completion Grant - 1981
National Endowment for the Arts, Lecture Honorarium - A.R.C. – 1981
A.R.C. Raw Space, Honorarium - 1980
Illinois Arts Council, Project Completion Grant - 1979

Public Collections:

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.
MacArthur Foundation
McDonald's Corporation
American Medical Association.
Howard Johnson & Co.
University of Dallas
Patrick J. Kenneally, Ltd.
Wexford Underwriters, Inc


Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity - Spring 1993, p. 629
Art & Antiques Magazine - October 1992, p. 22
College Art Assoc. Journal - Winter 1991, Vol. 50 No. 4, pp. 81, 82
Watercolor, An American Artist Publication - Spring 1997, p.96


Monotype Workshops - 1990-1994
Lecturer at Art and Educational Organizations - 1979-1983
Art Encounter/Outreach Programs for the Elderly - 1978-1980
Featured in Nationally Televised Film, "Learning for a Lifetime," Kingsbury Lab School - 1971
Kingsbury Lab School - Designed and taught arts-oriented programs for children with learning disabilities, Washington, D.C. 1968-1971