Joan Stuart Ross


Acrylic 4x10

Joan Stuart Ross is a contemporary Northwest artist working in encaustic, mixed media painting and monotype. She has an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa, a BA from Connecticut College and studied at Yale and the University of Washington. Joan has won the Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum, the Kathe Kollwitz Award for her advocacy of women artists, a Rome Fellowship from the NW Institute, an Artist’s Project Award from 4Culture and a Fulbright- Hays Grant to Vietnam. Joan has had residencies at the Espy Foundation, Pilchuck, Centrum, and Playa.

Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and is represented by Patricia Cameron Gallery, Seattle, Ryan James Fine Art, Kirkland, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA, and RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, OR. Her art is included in many collections such as the Seattle Art Museum, State of WA, King County, Seattle Portable Works, Harborview Medical Center, the UW Suzzalo Library and the Museum of NW Art. Joan has served on several community art boards: Seattle Print Arts, the Bumbershoot Festival Commission, Seattle Arts Commission and the NW Institute. Joan taught Art at the college level for many years; she maintains her studios at BallardWorks, Seattle, and in Nahcotta, WA. 

Included in the Images of Seattle Exhibition 1985