Joan is a Merit Award Winner in the "Wisconsin Watercolor 2000 Competition" and was accepted in the "Wisconsin Watercolor 2001 Competition.”

She has been in national and regional shows where she has won numerous "Best of Show,” "First Place," and "Purchase” awards.

Her work is in many corporate and private collections in the United States and abroad. She does many special assignment commissions: landscapes, seascapes, still life, boats, and portraits of all kinds.

Joan was a featured Artist on the “Artist to Artist” AT&T Broad Band Television Network on April 2002 in the Chicagoland area demonstrating her pastel techniques.