The Vienna Arts Society is pleased to announce that Joyce Myers is Artist of the Year for 2024! This is our organization’s highest honor. Recipients are chosen by the VAS Board, not only for their accomplishments as an artist, but for their contributions to VAS and our community.
Joyce’s stunning artwork will be featured at the VAS Art Center starting in February, and the public will have the opportunity to meet her at our Artist of the Year reception on February 15, 2024.
“I am a life-long painter. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t painting.” Joyce has worked in many media from tempera paints in elementary school to pastels, pen&ink, watercolors, acrylics, and alcohol inks. She has taken full advantage of opportunities to learn more, including NOVA’s Fine Arts Curriculum, and many art classes and pastel workshops, both in Virginia, and Wisconsin.
During the 13 years Joyce has been a member of VAS, she has been the spark plug behind many of our community activities. During the covid pandemic, she painted a 6 1/2 foot Santa on plywood for the Vienna Community Center. If you’ve attended the renowned Vienna Halloween Parade, you’ve seen Joyce’s creativity and enthusiasm in action for six years running. She has been the driving force behind our VAS parade floats, including three prize-winning entries.
Joyce has been an art instructor at The Providence Fairfax, helping seniors discover their inner artist. She has painted three benches for the “Take a Seat, Vienna” public art projects. Her portfolio also includes two murals, one at the American Legion in Vienna, VA, and the second at Plyosport Physical Therapy Clinic in Springfield, VA.
We welcome you to see and enjoy Joyce’s vibrant and energetic artwork at the VAS Arts Center located in the Windover Professional Building at 243 Church St. NW., Suite 100LL, in Vienna,, VA 22180.
Celebrating our Artist of the Year for 2024
VAS honored Joyce Myers at our Third Thursday Open House on February 16th. Pictured: Joyce in front of her AoY show with three earlier Artists of the Year: Dore’ Skidmore; Joyce; Ruth Ensley; and Grace Rooney (from the left).