SPECTRUM INDIAN WELLS 2017

Thursday 23 March 2017

Joëlle participated in the 2017 Spectrum Indian Wells contemporary art show which took place from March 16th to 19th. Eleven of her most recent works were showcased at the Renaissance Resort, located in the heart of the Coachella Valley.

During this weekend filled with rewarding encounters, she had the opportunity to interact with other international artists as well as with several industry professionals. Despite the diversity of genres, Joëlle managed to stand out with her "Urban Cubism" style which is known to be modern and colorful. "It was great to be able to meet people passionate about art and my paintings and to be able to know the preferences of each one. I grasp just how happy I am to be able to do my job and live in a place as inspiring as this one". The weekend filled with learning and accomplishments will certainly give a boost of energy to Joëlle who's already back to her pallet knives in her SoCal desert Studio.

"Thank you so much to all my collectors and stay tuned,

New projects are underway!"


TOP 40 ARTISTS TO WATCH!

Thursday 16 July 2015

Joëlle Blouin was named among the TOP 40 Artists to watch by Art Business News Magazine! This group includes painters, sculptors, and photographers with already flourishing careers.

For 35 years Art Business News has provided comprehensive coverage of the art business and is read by more than 20,000 art industry professionals including artists, galleries, collectors and art aficionados from around the world.

Art Business News online has more than 35,000 readers including artists, galleries and industry leaders.



ARTEXPO NEW YORK WINNER

Monday 27 April 2015

In 2015, Joëlle is the winner of the 2015 Artexpo New York Poster Challenge, for her piece Without Hesitation. The contest, themed “Passageways,” garnered over 300 entries from around the world and Joëlle was voted #1. The roundup of prizes she won totalled $17,000 in value and her artwork was featured on the official poster of the event.

Joëlle attended the expo with The Signature Gallery and was on hand for the unveiling of the original artwork at the VIP Opening Preview Party. She gave numerous interviews to media from around the world and autographed posters all weekend long.

The original 48x72 Without Hesitation sold the opening day for $10,000.

Hosting more than 25,000 avid art enthusiasts, the annual juried Artexpo was held April 23rd to the 26th at Pier 94 in New York City.


U.S. awards Joëlle Blouin 'Extraordinary Ability' visa

Friday 15 August 2014

In August 2014, Joëlle was granted a rare O-1 visa by the U.S. government for her extraordinary ability in the arts, which allows her to live and work in the States on a more permanent basis. Since then, she’s set up a new studio in Southern California—but she continues to return to her Quebec City studio, where everything began just eight years ago.