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Art Spiel – Artists on Coping

Art Spiel – Artists on Coping

Artists on Coping: JoAnne McFarland

Rebecca Aidlin’s Review of MENDING

Artist and poet Rebecca Aidlin just wrote a fabulous review of MENDING, my collaboration with artist Nancy Lunsford that will be on view at 440 Gallery in Park Slope through March 18, 2018: MENDING: Nancy Lunsford and JoAnne McFarland February 15 – March 18, 2018 440 Gallery 440 6th Avenue @ 9th Street Brooklyn,… read more

Nancy Lunsford’s Bloggonia

Thanks to Nancy Lunsford for this wonderful post about my work:   JoAnne McFarland’s Still-ed Life paintings 

My Latest Poetry Book

Identifying the Body, my latest poetry collection will be published in a few months by The Word Works!   The publisher, located in Washington, D.C., has been publishing contemporary poetry since 1974. The editors just sent me the final book cover:        

JoAnne’s Answers to Meagan’s Questions

August 2015   Q: How and when did you decide to become an artist?      I’ve always been an artist. I can remember playing with papier mache when I was three or four years old and loving it.   Q: Growing up, which artists/types of art interested you?    My parents gave me an oil… read more

Interview With Caroline Reichert

Interview With Caroline Reichert

Interview with Mulheres na Arte Contemporanea

Interview with Mulheres na Arte Contemporanea    

Gift of Art From a Stranger

Gowanus Open Studios October 2016   Well, Gowanus Open Studios is done! What a great year. The weather was perfect and we had hundreds of folks come through eager to talk about art, and even buy some work.   My Latest Dress Collages   I had a great response to my latest dress collages. Here’s… read more

Sometimes I Paint Like Crazy

The question that spurs my work is: Why is a woman’s passion so threatening? At the heart of anything I create, in ways obvious and not so obvious, is my effort to come to terms with my own hungers, my own aliveness. Through my art and poetry I aim to ignite in others their own… read more

The Relationship Between Self Permission and Excellence

One of the best things I do for myself as an artist is give myself permission to be awful, even at things I’ve done well in the past. I mean really awful, sometimes in full public view, not just in my studio.   I work at an art gallery, and have lots of conversations with… read more