Monthly Meetings

Upcoming Meeting

Joanna Barnum, “Simultaneous Realities”

Joanna Barnum, “Simultaneous Realities”

September 13, 2017, 7:30pm
Maryland Hall room 205

Joanna Barnum is an extremely talented artist that has a broad range of styles. Whether it be illustrations, portraits, or fine art, she excels at them all. She will demonstrate how masking fluid can be used non-traditionally to create the negative shape of positive expressive brushwork.  She’ll use this approach within a portrait painting that balances realism and abstract elements.  Joanna will also discuss aspects of her approach to portrait painting.

Joanna is a Harford County, Maryland based fine artist and illustrator working in watercolor. Her approach to watercolor embraces the fluidity and expressive potential of the medium while emphasizing careful observation of color, light, and form.
Her illustration work focuses on picture books and narrative fantasy illustration for children and adults, as well as food, nature, and editorial portraits.  As a fine artist, she paints contemporary portraits and competes in juried plein air events, and teaches watercolor workshops focusing on use of media and the portrait as subject.

She has taught programs and classes for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Carroll Community College, Towson Arts Collective, and the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

Joanna has painted hundreds of portraits for clients around the world, and her illustration work has received recognition from American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.

Please check out some of her work at her website.

Joanna Barnum, “Gaze”

Upcoming Demonstrators for 2017

These demonstrators are subject to change throughout the year.


June 14th …Ken Karlic
May 10th… Diane Gibson
April 12th ….Spring Fling with Chris O’Neil
March … Pam Wenger
February ….Anne Hathaway Chamberlain
January ….Stacy Lund Levy
December ….Holiday Party
November …. Nancy VanMeter
October …. April Rimpo
September ….Christine O’Neill