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Joel Carson Jones

BIOGRAPHY

b. 1975

Joel Carson Jones lives, teaches, and paints in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where he was born in 1975.  With the work-ethic of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, he embodies a humble appreciation of simplicity, nature, and the friendships his discipline has fostered. Joel has established an international reputation for his Still Life and Trompe L'oeil paintings. In 2008, Joel Carson Jones was granted the title of Living Master by the International Art Renewal Center.
     
Jones completed his undergraduate work at Marywood University, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and also studied abroad in Angers, France. Joel, however, needed to pursue his love of Realism, still-life, and Trompe l'oeil.
     
His vision and ability to render with impeccable clarity has put him at the center of today's spreading movement—Contemporary Renaissance in the Classical atelier. His reputation, expertise, and work are sought world-wide.
     
His works continue to appear in many outstanding publications such as The Artist's Magazine, International Artist Magazine and American Art Collector. He is represented by Cavalier Galleries.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
As a painter I strive for consistent improvement. I am drawn to heightened realism with the painstaking dedication it takes to achieve this. I am also driven to the challenge of interweaving emotion into these technical pieces. Through emotion, I strive to give a humanistic quality to such work.

EDUCATION:
2003-05, Marywood University, Scranton, PA: BFA Painting
1999-01, The Waichulis Studio, Nanticoke, PA
1997-98, Marywood University, Study Abroad Program - Angers, France
1996-97, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
1993-96, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2014, Contemporary Realism Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
2013, The Art of Trompe l'oeil Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2012, Red Dot, Miami, Miami, FL
2012, Naples Jewelry, Art & Antique Fair, Naples, FL
2012, Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Fair, Palm Beach, FL
2011, Red Dot, Miami, Miami, FL
2011, Naples Jewelry, Art & Antique Fair, Naples, FL
2011, Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Fair, Palm Beach, FL
2010, Red Dot, Miami, Miami, FL
2010, Allied Artists of America Annual Show, New York, NY
2010, Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
2010, Reviving Realism Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2010, 33rd Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2010, Young Masters Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2009, Capturing Realism, Dallas, PA
2009, Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
2009, Joel Carson Jones Oil Paintings Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2008, Small Works Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2007, The Waichulis Studio, San Marino, CA
2007, Tromp L'Oeil Exhibition, San Marino, CA
2007, New Beginnings, Des Moines, IA
2006, Waichulis and Company, San Francisco, CA
2006, American Fine Art Show, Philadelphia, PA
2005, Capturing Realism, Dallas, PA
2005, International Cider Painters, Dallas, PA
2005, Endless Mountain Council of the Arts, Tunkhannock, PA
2004, International Cider Painters, Dallas, PA
2003, Joel Jones Oil Paintings, Philadelphia, PA
2003, 90th Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY
2003, 26th Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2003, Hazleton Art League, Regional Exhibition, Hazleton, PA
2002, Wyoming Valley Art League, Kingston, PA
2002, Capturing Realism Luzerne College, Nanticoke, PA
2002, Wyoming Valley Art League, Spring Exhibition, Kingston, PA
2001, Wyoming Valley Art League, Fall Exhibition, Kingston, PA
2001, Hazleton Art League, 44th Annual Exhibition, Hazleton, PA
1999, Wyoming Valley Art League, Fall Exhibition, Kingston, Pa
1996, International Cider Painters, Dallas, PA

AWARDS:
2015, 2014/2015 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition Trompe l'oeil Award
2014, The Butler Museum of Art 78th Mid Year Exhibit, Honorable Mention
2014, 2013/2014 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, Finalist
2012, The Butler Museum of Art 75th Mid Year Exhibit, Honorable Mention
2012, The Salmagundi Club, Joseph Hartly Memorial Award for Oil
2012, 2011/2012 Art Renewal Center Salon Competition Trompe l'oeil Award
2012, Raymar Art Competition- Top Ten Finalist Award
2010, Allied Artists of America, 2010 America China Oil Painting Artist League Award
2010, The Salmagundi Club, Vasari Excellence in Oil Award
2009, Second Place, Juried Competition, Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY
2009, Allied Artists of America Award at Salmagundi Club exhibition, New York, NY
2009, Second Place for Still Life (1,597 entries) Artist’s Magazine National Competition
2008, 2nd Place Still Life Award, Art Renewal Center, 4th International Salon Competition
2008, Living Master Status, Art Renewal Center
2008, National Competition Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine
2007, Aileen & Manuel De Torre Still Life Award, Allied Artists of America, 94th Annual Exhibition
2007, Flowers and Garden Competition Winners, International Artist Magazine
2006 , 2005 Drawing Competition Winner, American Artist Drawing Magazine
2006, National Competition Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine
2006, 1st Place Still Life Award, Art Renewal Center, 3rd International Salon Competition
2005, Best of Show, The Endless Mountain Council of the Art
2003, National Competition Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine
2003, Forbes Magazine Award The Salmagundi Club

PUBLICATIONS:
2011, Strokes of Genius 3, The best of Drawing Northlight Book Publications
2011, Independent NEPA - Spring 2011 "A New Renaissance"
2010, American Art Collector - February 2010 "Reviving Realism"
2010, American Art Collector - September 2010 "Young Masters"
2010, WNEP TV 16 News, On the Pennsylvania Road, May 26
2010, The Artist's Magazine - National Competition Finalist
2009, American Art Collector – July 2009 End Cover
2009, The Artist's Magazine - December 2009 "The Year's Best Art
2009, American Art Collector - February 2009 "Toy Memories"
2008, The Artist's Magazine - 2008 Finalist National Competition
2008, American Art Collector - March 2008 "Objects of Affection"
2007, International Artist Magazine "Flowers and Garden Competition Winners"
2006, The Artist's Magazine - 2006 Finalist National Competition
2006, The Artist's Magazine - February 2006 "20 under 40"

INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS:
2003-Present, Truform Studio, Plymouth, PA; Founder and Head Instructor