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Joanne McMullen

Mixed Media / Greenwell Springs, LA

Artist Statement

I have been designing and creating jewelry since 2000. My work includes metalsmithing, enameling, and wire crochet techniques.
My newer pieces incorporate bezel set stones, gemstone embellishments and detailed stampings.

My new line, Bon Temps, celebrates Louisiana in its designs featuring pelicans, egrets, magnolias, and cypress swamp scenes. Watch for more to come.

As always, I strive to create and produce unique one-of-a-kind wearable art, and now pieces with the flavor of Louisiana.

Biography

Memberships:
--Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge/Arts Market Artist;
--Louisiana Crafts Guild;
--Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi.

Jewelry Exhibited at:

--Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery, Lafayette, LA;

--Mississippi Craft Center, Ridgeland, MS;

--Sabai Jewelry Gallery; Baton Rouge, LA


Jewelry Published in
--Step by Step Wire Gallery Section), Winter 2008 issue;

Jewelry Featured in Magazine/Newspaper Articles:

-- “Wire Wonders,” by Karen Martin, The Advocate (People Section), Baton Rouge, LA, Friday,
July 27, 2007.
-- “Northshore Art Market,” by Chris Ginn, Covington Magazine, July/August 2007.
-- Step by Step Wire (Gallery Section), Winter 2008 issue.
-- “Flower Power,” by Stephanie Hepburn in “Inside Out/Cool Stuff,”The Times-Picayune, May 9,
2009.
-- “Baton Rouge Arts Market,” feature ad, Country Roads Magazine, May 2011.
-- “Downtown’s Monday Market: A Unique Jewelry Maker at the Farmer’s Market,” by Alicia
Enloe http://redstickreader.com/2011/12/19/downtowns-monday-market/(December 19, 2011).

-- “The Perfect Gift for Her,” Cohn Turner advertisement, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA,
December 21, 2011, p. 5A.
-- “Hot Art, Cool Nights: A Mid City Merchants Art Hop,” House & Home, May 2012, p. 32.
-- “Hot Art, Cool Nights: Mid City Merchants want art hop to have festival feel,” by Emily Beck Cogburn, The Advocate (Magazine Section), Baton Rouge, LA, May 6, 2012, p. 1E.
-- Hot Art, Cool Nights: Mid City Merchants team up for local art, live music,” by Robin Miller,
The Advocate (Bon Temps), Friday, May 10, 2013, p. 23.