Statement

The philosophy of my art is to venerate the two greatest gifts we humans have – nature and the time we get to spend here on this planet. Capturing the elusiveness of nature and time are the main intention of my painting: the curve of a leaf, a bird in the snow, cloud forms, the movement of water, shadows of a tree. The challenge is to paint these subjects, to get them down in a way that memorializes a moment in time, to remind us of the elusiveness both of nature and of our own lives. The act of painting for me personally creates a world within a world where time does not exist, I am free to explore and I can hear my own spirit echoing back to me. My sincere hope is that those viewing my work can experience a similar transcendence to what I encounter within the act of painting.

I use traditional materials and methods in my artwork.  I prefer to draw and paint from life using graphite, charcoal, and oil paint on canvas. The forests and wildlife of the Sierra Nevada Mountains are my medium.  I use color as a language to evoke emotion, to exaggerate, and draw attention to my subject. Often my paintings contain shadows and reflections cast by nature.

Purpose of my art

My art captures the subtle and evolving dynamics of nature and helps me understand my place in the world through the language of the environment, by way of form, color, canvas and paint. I explore the tradition of plein air painting and wildlife art with a sensibility to the complexity of my feelings and evolving perceptions of the changing environment.

Biography

Joanne Evers grew up in Lake Tahoe, California. She received a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration from San Diego State University, and has had painting classes with Wayne Thiebaud at the University of California, Davis. Her numerous group exhibitions include the “Working in Wax” show at the Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, “River City Reflections”, at the Smith Gallery, Sacramento, California, and “The 50/50 Show” at the 20th Street Gallery, Sacramento, California. Evers was honored with the “Artist’s Choice Award” at the” Snow Goose Festival” show at Avenue 9, Chico, California and an “Honorable Mention Award” from juror Gary Pruner for her piece in the “Celebration of Spirit” show at New Artworks Gallery, Fair Oaks, California. She has been recognized by Victoria Dalkey for her piece “Clouds” in the Sacramento Bee. Evers has had solo exhibitions at Uptown Gallery, Sacramento, California, and Union Square Gallery, Grass Valley, California. Evers currently lives and works in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, USA.

 

Education

  • Gregory Kondos painting seminar, Maynard Dixon house, Mount Carmel, Utah, 2007
  • Graduate studies in Art History, Painting by Wayne Thiebaud, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, 1996-7
  • A. Graphic Design and Illustration, San Diego State University, CA, 1987

 

Exhibitions (*solo shows)

2015-    Saatchi Art, Online gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2016     Tree Shadows, New Moon, Nevada City, CA

2013-16 UGallery, Online gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013       Snow Goose Festival, Avenue 9, Chico, CA (“Artist’s Choice” award)

2012      Bird Paintings, 151 Union Square, Grass Valley, CA*

2009     Working in Wax, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

Group Show, Danielle’s, Sacramento, CA

2008      Large Works, 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2007      50/50 Show, 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2006     Buildings, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Foothill Conservancy Art Show/Auction, Terre Rouge Winery, Plymouth, CA

2005      Have a Heart, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

New Season, New Works, New Gallery, 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Bob Returns to a Bigger Home, 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Foothill Conservancy Art Show/Auction, Terre Rouge Winery, Plymouth, CA*

Landscapes, 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2004     KVIE Art Auction, KVIE Studios, Sacramento, CA

Abstract Paintings, 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Celebration of Spirit, New Artworks Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Leaves, 4th Street, Sacramento, CA*

River City Reflections, Smith Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Where’s Baxter?, Barton Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2003      Best Works, 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Abstract Landscapes, 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Leaves, Uptown Studios, Sacramento, CA

Good and Evil, 20th Street Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

South Coast Artists’ Alliance 13th Annual Art Show, Pescadero, CA

 

 

Bibliography

KVIE Art Auction, promotion materials and television advertisement, Sacramento, CA 2004

Sacramento Bee, October 24, 2004

Sacramento Bee, August 29, 2004

“Abstracted Landscapes at 20th Street Art Gallery” The Guide to the Arts, Sacramento, CA, fall, 2003

“Gallery”, American River Review, American River College, Sacramento, CA, 2003

Sacramento Bee, Victoria Dalkey, May 30, 2003

Competitions

2013 Artist’s Choice Award, Snow Goose Festival Art Show, Avenue 9 Gallery, Chico, CA

2003 Honorable Mention, Celebrations of Spirit, New Artworks Gallery, Sacramento, CA Juried by Gary Pruner