Joel’s Work

Limited Edition Screen Prints
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I have been a fine arts screen printer for over 28 years and have a portfolio of over 170 prints. I love the screen print process…it is slow, contemplative, and as the final vibrant colors are squeeged and the print comes to life, very exciting.

My work reflects living on the shores of Lake Superior as well as the places I’ve been.

I learned the basics of screen printing, sometimes called serigraphs, at a workshop in 1989, but as is the case with most screen printers, I am largely self taught. My prints are not derived from any other medium. They are conceived and printed as screen prints from start to finish. They are hand pulled, short run, limited editions. All prints are originals and slightly different from one another.

Exhibits (solo and collaborative)
1998 Duluth Art Institute … Duluth MN
1998 Art Options Gallery …Duluth MN
1999 JW Beecroft United Way Exhibit … Superior WI
2000 Owatonna Arts Center … Owatonna 2000
2001 Hopkins Center for the Arts … Hopkins MN
2002 Duluth Art Institute … Duluth MNphoto-30
2004 Jaques Art Center … Aitkin MN
2004 Northern Printmakers Gallery..Dululth MN
2004 Johnson Heritage Post Gallery…Grand Marais MN
2007 Foster Gallery..U.W. Eau Claire..EauClaire WI
2007 (April) Mac Rostie Art Center…Grand Rapids MN
2008 (April) solo show Lizards Gallery…Duluth MN
2008 (July) Vern Carver & Beard Gallery..Minneapolis MN
2009 (July) Northern Printmakers group show..Bloomington Art Center
2012  (June) Zeitgeist Art Cafe…solo…Duluth MN

Juried Exhibits ( * = award winner)
1992 Arrowhead Regional Biannual Exhibition
1997 Great Plains National Print Show *
2000 Arrowhead Regional Biannual Exhibition*
2003 Wisconsin State Exhibit, UW Madison*
2003 Tweed Museum Exchange, Palermo Italy
2004 Arrowhead Regional Biannual Exhibition
2005 Palm Beach National Competition
2010  Arrowhead Regional Biannual Exhibition

2017  Cill Railaig Project…Ireland…residence award

*not listed are numerous smaller gallery showings, group shows, coffee shop shows, beauty salon shows, church shows, soup kitchen shows, and etc.!