Bio

Education

Utah State University Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Ceramics/Sculpture, 1984

University of Mary Washington Master’s of Education (Art) Degree, 2004

Virginia Commonwealth University, Graduate Studies in Studio Art, Off-Campus Program, 2009-2012

Exhibitions

Alchemist Apron, Online Exhibition participant, 2018 https://alchemistaprons.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/joyce-leatherwood/

Nature in White, Two person exhibit at the Fredericksburg Center for the Arts,  Fredericksburg, VA 2016

 Poetry and Art Invitational, Sophia Street Studios, Fredericksburg, VA 2016

Art First Gallery Member in Fredericksburg, VA exhibiting monthly, 2015-2016

Dimensional Expressions, Artful Dimensions, Fredericksburg, VA, 2015

 Fiber I Juried Show, Honorable Mention, Libertytown Arts Workshop, Fredericksburg, VA, 2016

Materialities:  Contemporary Textile Arts, Surface Design Association International Conference, Arrowmont School of the Arts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2015

Dimensional Expressions Juried Exhibition, Artful Dimensions 3D Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA, 2014

It’s Small, Honorable Mention, National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, 2013

Surface Impressions, National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA ,2013

Lines and Edges, National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, 2013

Stafford County Fine Arts Festival Educator Participant, Brooke Point High School, Stafford VA, 2013

Invitational Artwork by Art Educators, Stafford County Public Schools Administration Building, Stafford, VA, 2012

Texture & Pattern, National Juried Show, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, 2011

Invitational Artwork by Art Educators, Stafford County Public Schools Administration Building, Stafford VA, 2011

Bird and a Word, LibertyTown Arts Workshop Juried Show, Fredericksburg, VA, 2010

Square City, PonShop Gallery Juried Show, Fredericksburg, VA, 2010

February Regional Juried Show, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, 2010

Publications

Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts Surface Design Association Members’ Juried Catalog 2015

Fiber Art Now Excellence in Fibers 2015 https://fiberartnow.net/portfolio/excellence-in-fibers-2015/

Collaborative Public Art Projects

Tile Mural inspired by Stafford County History 350th Celebration with fifth grade students. Permanently installed at Winding Creek Elementary School, Stafford, VA. Received a Stafford County 350th Celebration Grant to fund this project. 2014

Tile Mural inspired by “I Saw the No. 5 in Gold” with fifth grade students, permanently installed at Winding Creek Elementary School, Stafford, VA. 2013

Tile mural entitled “Ecosystems” with the entire student body of 700 students, permanently installed at Winding Creek Elementary School, Stafford, VA. 2012

Guest Artist for completion and installation of a Mosaic Tile Mural Project at Gayle Middle School, Stafford, VA. 2011

Guest Artist to help design, complete and install tile mural at Anthony Burns Elementary School, Stafford, VA. 2005

Tile mural inspired by the “Four Seasons” created with the entire student body of 750 students, permanently installed at Margaret Brent Elementary School, Stafford, VA. 2004