Joan April



Born in New York City.

Currently lives and works in Chevy Chase, MD.




Studied under:

Calvin Edward Ramsburg: Award-winning abstract artist whose work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions in America, Europe and Mexico. Works in acrylic and watercolor. Frederick, MD.

Donna Baron: Mid-Atlantic painter/teacher who has exhibited throughout Maryland.

J. Jordan Bruns: Manager and resident artist of The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.

Natasha Karpinskaia: Artist and teacher of painting, mixed-media collage & printmaking, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.



2019 CH/Art Show, Juried, Chevy Chase Town Hall, Chevy Chase, MD

2019 Waverly Art Gallery, Guest Artist, Bethesda, MD

2018 Serendipity Labs, Four-person Show, Bethesda, MD

2018 Connie Morella (Montgomery County) Library, Solo Show, Bethesda, MD

2018 CH/Art Premiere Show, Chevy Chase Community Center, Washington, DC

2017 The Artist’s Gallery (TAG), Salon Show, Frederick, MD

2017 Garrett Park Invitational, Juried, Garrett Park, MD

2017 Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Washington, Senior Art Show, Rockville, MD

2016 Artomatic, Potomac, MD

2016 OASIS Gallery, Solo Show, Bethesda, MD

2016 Glen Echo Labor Day Show, Glen Echo, MD

2015 Town of Chevy Chase Art Show, Chevy Chase, MD

2014, 2015, 2017 Montgomery Art Assn./Town of Kensington, “Paint the Town,” Kensington, MD



2015 The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, MD: Honorable Mention/Acrylics Category. Judge - Millie Shott (Active promoter and teacher in the DC Metro Arts community for over five decades. Former Curator of Exhibits at The Friendship Heights Village Center Gallery in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Former Director of Visual Arts at the Mansion at Strathmore in Bethesda. Former Gallery Director of Spectrum Gallery in Georgetown, DC.)2014 Potomac Woman’s Club, Potomac, MD: Third Place/Abstract Category. Judge - Glenn Kessler (Current proprietor of The Compass Atelier Art School, Rockville, MD. Award winning artist who has had numerous solo exhibitions and group exhibitions over a 20+ year career. Teacher, juror, curator and lecturer throughout the Eastern Seaboard. )

Joan is a founding member of CH/Art, a group of artists who live and work in Chevy Chase, MD and Chevy Chase, DC. 

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