Joan Ward-Summers was born in Akron, Ohio on April 18,1934. She received her artistic education from four schools in the United States. She made brightly-colored tapestries. Joan Ward-Summers April 18, 1934-1998 Born Akron, Ohio
Education: 1962-63 San Francisco Art Institute 1975 Haystack School of Crafts-Deer Island, Maine 1955-56 Rhode Island School of Design 1953-57 Cleveland Institute of Art
Group Exhibitions: 1988 Neville Sargent Gallery-Chicago, IL 1987 Crafts National- Buffalo, NY Del Mano- Artists Liaison Los Angeles, Calif. California Works- Award Los Angeles, Calif. 1986 Wichita National 1986- Award Santa Cruz Museum Invitational- Santa Cruz 1985 California Works- Sacramento, California 1978 Traditional Means- California State/ Invitational Exhibition- Fullerton, California California Tapestries, Five California Weavers- San Francisco, California 1977 Hand and the Spirit Invitational- Scottsdale, Arizona California X California State Fair- Sacramento, California Lake Superior 77- Duluth, Minnesota Convergence- Northern California- Sacramento, Calif. (3 Awards in fiber arts) Hayward Festival of the Arts- Hayward, Cal. Cal Expo- Sacramento, California Art Center Invitational- Santa Cruz, Calif. 1976 California Design 76- Los Angeles, Calif. Multi-Media Mini- Los Angeles,Calif. Museum Without Walls- Santa Cruz, Calif. Designer/Craftsman 76- Richmond, Calif. Richmond Art Center Award Winner 1975 Handweavers Guild of Northern Calif- Judge’s Choice Award- First Prize One-Person
Exhibitions: 1988- present David Barnett Gallery- Milwaukee, WI 1986 Rubiner Gallery- Detroit, Michigan Editions Limited Gallery- Indianapolis, IN Pacific Grove Art Center- Pacific Grove, Calif. Kauffman Galleries- Houston, Texas 1985 Malton Gallery, Cincinatii, Ohio 1984The Hand and Spirit Gallery-Scottsdale,AZ Kaufman Galleries- Houston, Texas Smith Anderson Gallery- Palo Alto, Calif. 1980 Cedar Street Gallery- Santa Cruz, California 1978 Kaufman Fine Art Gallery- Houston, Texas 1976 ADI Gallery- San Francisco, Calif.
Selected Collections: Foremost-McKesson, Inc.- San Francisco, California Marathon Oil Company- Houston, Texas Heinke Law Offices- Houston, Texas Northern Natural Gas- San Francisco, Calif. Dr. Alan Goodman Medical Offices- Oakland, Calif. Clorox Corporation- San Francisco, Calif. Wessel Associates/Architects- San Francisco, Calif. Zapata Corporation- Houston, Texas ITT- Chicago, IL