April 03, 2023
Artist and Instructor Shawn Dell Joyce will be painting live from 10am-noon, Mon-Fri (except Weds.) from April 3-28th, inside Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Syd Entel Founder’s Hall. Stop by and see a large-scale pastel painting take shape before your eyes!
Acclaimed artist Shawn Dell Joyce, a 2023 Pinellas County Professional Artist Grant recipient will be painting live in the lobby of Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC) for the month of April, during the Students, Members, and Faculty exhibits (#SMF). Stop into DFAC on weekday mornings to catch the pastel artist
, working on a large-scale colorful Florida landscape. Feel free to ask questions or just watch.
While you’re there, check out the current exhibit of Students, Members, and Faculty works of art created at DFAC. Joyce, along with other award-winning DFAC instructors will have works on display in this exhibit.
Who is Shawn Dell Joyce?
In addition to teaching at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Shawn Dell Joyce leads a series of plein air painting classes called “Plein Air Adventure” around Pinellas County, and teaches workshops in drawing and painting across the country. Previously, she founded and ran a nonprofit plein air school in New York for 20 years, based on the Hudson River School which still exists today. She teaches classes and workshops on plein air painting, the Hudson River School, and Transcendentalism around the country. Her work has been featured in magazines, museums, and galleries across the country, and has work in museums in NY and France.
About the Work in Progress
Art often happens behind closed doors, in silence and solitude. Joyce believes the process of artmaking is as important as the finished product. She has requested the opportunity to offer her students, friends and colleagues a chance to monitor her progress, ask questions and see techniques, and to make a time-lapse film of the process. The painting she is making is a pastel painting on a specially-built support 4’by 8’ that will feature a family of ibises in the surf at sunset. She will be using Mount Vision Pastels made locally in Tampa, and Ampersand Pastelbord. This project is made produced with the support of Creative Pinellas, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.
Photo of Shawn Dell Joyce plein air painting, “Maquette” pastel painting by Shawn Dell Joyce 24×36, a small version of the larger work in progress that Joyce will be painting live at DFAC.
About The Dunedin Fine Art Center
For nearly 50 years, the Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC) has been offering exciting art opportunities in a most welcoming kind of way. Tampa Bay Times writer Lennie Bennett says that DFAC is “the artistic equivalent of a village square,” offering quality experiences to people of all ages. DFAC offers award-winning year-round exhibitions in seven galleries featuring national, regional, and local artists. Classes for students 4 yrs. to 97 yrs. fill 21 studio classrooms and a changing yearly theme makes the David L. Mason Children’s Art Museum a hands-on experience not to be missed.
You can take some time to enjoy a delicious lunch or gourmet coffee in the Palm Café or search out one-of-a-kind gifts in the Gallery Shop. Come out and PLAY at the Dunedin Fine Art Center and see why people say it’s where the ART is!
ART IS > What we do!
The Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698 – USA