A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840
401-849-9166

Johanna McKenzie

Joan McKenzie, a native New Englander, studied with Bernard Chaet, Marjorie Portnoy, and Wolf Kahn at the Vermont Studio School Johnston, VT and focused on painting in oil, specializing in regional landscapes. Joan holds a BA from the University of VT and a MA from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationale, Geneva Switzerland.  She is a founding member of the Art League of R.I., an artist member of the Providence Art Club, member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and the Newport Art Museum

Selected Exhibitions/Solo/Group Shows

  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Open Juried Show 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • The Vanishing Edge, Solo Show, Newport Art Museum 2011
  • People & Places, Providence Art Club 2010
  • Open Painting, Providence Art Club 2004, 2010
  • Taste This, Portsmouth Arts Guild 2010
  • Cape Cod Art Assoc., All New England Juried Show 2005, 2008
  • Annual ALRI Member Show 2001 – 2012
  • Three Perspectives, Providence Art Club 2008
  • Paint 4, Spring Bull Gallery Newport RI 2008
  • Save the Bay Annual Narragansett Bay Exhibit 2005 -2011
  • 6 Members , 6 Visions, Attleboro Art Museum 2005
  • Members Juried Exhibit Concord Art Assoc. 2004, 2006,2008
  • Newport Art Museum Members Show 2010, 2012,2013

Selected Awards

  • National Art Club NYC Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
  • 116th Annual Open Exhibition Nora Roth Award 2012
  • 115th Annual Open Exhibition For Arts Sake Award 2011
  • 112th Annual Open Exhibition Medal of Honor 2008
  • 107th Annual Open Exhibition – Katherine Lovell Memorial Award 2003
  • Portsmouth R.I. Art Guild Best on Show 2010
  • Little Compton, Comm. Center Annual Juried Show Honorable Mention 2010
  • Mary Post Award Best in Oils 2001
  • Cape Cod Art Association All New England Juried Show – Honorable Mention 2008
  • Juror’s Choice Award 2005
  • Attleboro Art Museum Members Small Picture Show Juror’s Choice Award 2004
  • Providence Art Club
  • Members Show Bradford F. Swan Award 2004
  • Petites Tableaux Providence Art Club 2004
  • Bon Appétit Ruth Findley Best in Show 2002
  • Inspired by Written Word Bradford Swan Award 2000

Permanent Collections

  • The Honorable Nancy Pelosi , Speaker of US House of Rep.
  • Hon. Paul Suttell, Chief Justice, R.I. Supreme Court
  • Hon. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, US Senate
  • The Naval War College Museum, Newport, RI
  • Apple Computer, Cupertino, CA
  • Newport Hospital, Newport, RI
  • Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

Special Project

  • Roger Williams University Bridge to Haiti: House, Heal, Hope 2010
  • Mural for the Hasbro Children’s Hospital 2006
  • Director of the 02863 ALRI Timberland -Project 2006 – 2009
  • A Western Landscape

    A Western Landscape

  • Days End

    Days End

  • Moon Over East Branch

    Moon Over East Branch

  • Oyster Marsh

    Oyster Marsh

  • Sunset Over Almy Pond

    Sunset Over Almy Pond