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Gallery Hop on September 21!

The Highlands Museum of Ashland, Kentucky presents the artwork of

Joyce Williams: A Retrospective

Ashland native and nationally recognized artist Joyce Williams graduated from Virginia Intermont College and the University of Kentucky.  During her lifetime, she had 32 solo exhibitions from Maine to Alaska, and received over 145 awards.  These included Gold Medals from the American Watercolor Society, Guild of Boston Artists, and Knickerbocker Artists, New York.  Joyce was the director of the Hudson Valley Art Association and received an achievement award in watercolor from the organization.

She sold over 1,000 works of art during her career.  Joyce sat on the board of directors of the American Watercolor Society, eventually achieving lifetime member status. The AWS began in 1866 to promote watercolor painting in America and is the foremost collection of outstanding watercolorists in the country.  Her work is included in private, corporate and museum collections throughout the country, and she is listed in the Who’s Who in American Art and American Women in the Arts.

In 2007, Joyce donated a portion of her collection to the Highlands Museum of Ashland, Kentucky for display, sale, and as part of the museum’s permanent collections.  The exhibit on display at First Presbyterian Church is on loan from the Highlands Museum.  All art work is for sale, with proceeds benefitting the Highlands Museum and arts programming at First Presbyterian Church.

     The Wheel Within

    Carter Co. Gothic