Joeann Edmonds Matthew
I am transitioning to the next stage of my life, emerging as an artist with a focus on Photography. I am now showing my work publicly through juried shows and local and state fairs, winning awards and selling images along the way
I have retired from a rewarding creative career of 32 years in photography and film production, as a union makeup artist and wardrobe stylist. In this capacity, I have worked on Feature films, Print Ads, Commercials, and Corporate films.
Examples of the Movies are: Matrix, many of Robin Williams' films, Kite Runner, Jurassic Park and documentaries including CA State Parks, National Parks, Railroad Museum, Origins.
Complete list of films and projects provided on request.
I recognize that I will always have to be imagining and creating; it feels as necessary for me as breathing.
A lot of my work reflects a desire to spark imagination and foster interest in science, animals, and especially the new frontier space. I also want to do whatever I can to promote the care and preservation of our planet earth, but also because I have a great time challenging the digital possibilities of making these images a little different. Perhaps the greatest benefit of my work is that it entertains and KEEPS ME OUT OF TROUBLE.
I am rarely bored.
I have a degree in Psychology, with postgraduate work in Graphic Design and Interior Design. I am the mother of two talented and kind sons, and partner of an Architect who is a supportive best friend. Life has not always been easy, but it has turned out well.
I have recently completed a term on the Mill Valley Art Commission. I have been a volunteer 5th and 6th grade math and reading tutor in Marin City for the last 7 years. Love those kids.
Many Annual Reports
So, here I am now making fanciful images that I hope you enjoy.
Shared exhibit at FOG GALLERY, SF
Exhibited 17 photographs
San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
7 Juried Exhibits, 2017-2022
Jurors Awards, Sanderlings - Sold.
Pacific Grove Carnegie Library 4 month exhibit 2018:
-O'Hanlon Center for the arts
Member Artists Exhibits 2017, 2018,2019
"Sanderlings" (sold), Tall Base Blues
-Healdsburg Center for the Arts
4 Juried Exhibits 2018-2020
-Art Works Downtown
3 Juried Exhibits 2017, 2018, 2019
After Nature, Abstract
-Art Works Downtown, San Rafael
3 Juried Exhibit- Donna Seager
MUSICAL MOVES 2 photographs
-Napa County Fair-2016
Second Place-Alternative Photography
-Marin County Fair-2016
Third Place "Alternative Photography"
CITY BIRDS, TESLA TEST ROCKET, BAY AREA BIRDS (sold)
-Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Juried Exhibition 2015 "Marin Contemporary"
UNDER THE BOARDWALK
-Marin County Fair 2014
Black Cat Studio Award-Owls with Hats (Sold)
3rd Place alternative Photography-BEE RESCUE
-Mill Valley Community Center
Juried Exhibits 2013, 2014, 2015
-O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
4 Juried Shows 2013, 2014, 2015
-Marin County Fair
2012 and 2014
-Art Works Downtown-June 2014
"Shelter" 2 photos accepted
Juried by Catherine Clark
-Art Works Downtown-Dec. 2014
"Small Works" "Pelli Blanco" and "Laughing Owls"
GALLERY ROUTE ONE
2018 "Where Should I sit"
Composite Photograph on metal
Thank you for looking at my images.
Joeann Edmonds Matthew
Mill Valley, Ca 94941