Lovecraft for Light Grey Art Lab preview…



Maryland My Maryland, again

Most of the work from this series will be going up at Charmington’s (2601 Howard St., Baltimore, MD) tonight! If you didn’t get a chance to see it when it was at Truax Custom Frames, stop by and take a look, and have some great local coffee while you’re at it.

The work is also now all matted and FRAMED, if having to frame the work yourself was dissuading you from a purchase. The black frames really make the work pop!

The show will probably be up at Charmington’s for the next month or so. We haven’t set a formal close date yet.

Also, all small (8.5″ x 11″) print orders from the series are currently on sale for $8 (normally 10 or 3/$35). I have a large stock of prints I made for the Cromwell festival, which was mostly rained out, and I’d like to move some of them out of here! E-mail me at if you’d like to order some prints.

Other prints are still available for the usual prices.

Mini: 4″ x 6″- $5, or 4/$17 (glossy only)
Small: 8.5″ x 11″- ON SALE, $8 (sale prints are in matte only)
Large: 11″ x 17″- $30, or 4/$100 (glossy only)
Jumbo: 13″ x 19″- $40, or 4/$140 (glossy or matte)
(Plus shipping)

Light Grey Art Lab Tarot pre-order

News from Light Grey Art Lab!

“We are officially announcing a pre-order the full 78 card deck plus guidebook of the Light Grey Tarot.

We’re printing a limited quantity run of The Light Grey Tarot to accompany our Tarot, Mystics and the Occult Exhibition (Coming to Light Grey Art Lab October 19).

Each 78-card boxed set of the Light Grey Tarot comes with a 32 page guidebook that walks through all of the meanings, symbolism and details of each card, plus instructions on how to read several classic Tarot spreads. The cards are approximately 2.75 inches x 4.75 inches (nice and tall!)

We’ll also be launching all of the amazing full size giclee prints of each artist’s work on October 19, so be sure to check back then to see all of the available prints! We will be sure to keep you posted!”

My Five of Swords illustration is a part of the deck and show.

Pre-order your deck here!

Girls Drawin’ Girls “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” popup show

I just finished this spooky sketch for a bloody mary themed popup show Girls Drawin’ Girls is doing at Mom’s Bar in Los Angeles (complete with a make your own bloody mary bar, of course.)


The show is focused on the drink, but I decided to illustrate the Bloody Mary urban legend that had me terrified of the bathroom mirrors in my elementary school. It was fun to do on the heels of my “Black Aggie” illustration for the Maryland series, since I’ve heard that down here, in addition to the legends about the Black Aggie statue, she also morphed into their version of Bloody Mary.

Maryland My Maryland opening in Baltimore

Later this month, I’ll be showing my Maryland My Maryland series (at times referred to as the “Marylandia” series) at TruAx Custom Frames in Baltimore.

Please join me for the opening, if you can:

Maryland My Maryland: A Hometown Celebration, Illustrations by Joanna Barnum
Opening: Friday, June 22, 6-8pm
TruAx Custom Frames
4711 1/2 B Harford Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234

Most pieces will be presented casually as unframed originals, with framing available by TruAx Custom Frames. There will also be affordable prints and note cards available through the gallery.

(If you’re not local, you can still contact me directly to purchase prints or note cards of this series)

Parking at the gallery is street or side street parking. TruAx is in the Hamilton-Lauraville neighborhood of Baltimore. Consider also checking out one of the wonderful nearby restaurants. A couple of my favorites are Clementine and Hamilton Tavern.

Bear & Bird Starter Art, Towson Arts Collective 5th Anniversary

I’ve been back from my road trip for about a week…sorry for the lull in blogging! So much for that whole blogging from the road thing. I have more paintings to share with you from the trip that I’m working on getting scanned. Stay tuned for more about the trip later today or tomorrow.

Right now, I’d like to share with you the web shop version of Bear & Bird gallery’s “Starter Art” show. Even if you’re not in Florida, you can browse and purchase the work that’s still available for sale. It’s all mostly $100 and under. The originals from my “Teapot Girls” series (originally created for Girls Drawin’ Girls) is included and is available through them.

Local folks are also invited to attend the opening of the Towson Arts Collective’s 5th Anniversary member show in the TAC’s new gallery.

Opening: Friday, June 8, 6-8pm
Exhibit runs from June 8-July 27. Gallery open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon-5pm, or by appointment (410-916-6340)
ARTBOX 1 Gallery (in the former Towson Commons rotunda) 40 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson, MD, 21204

My Rachel Carson illustration will be included in the show.

The Little Art Show at Truax Custom Frames

Come visit me on Friday! My “Mushrooms of Maryland” series will be on display and available.

The Little Art Show
“Small works by local artists will be on display this month. These works are easy to place in your home and affordable. Weather you are a seasoned collector or new to buying original art, this is a great show.”

Opening: Friday, January 27, 2012
6pm until 8pm

TruAx Custom Frames
4711 1/2 B Harford Rd Lauraville/Hamilton MD 21214

TruAx Custom Frames is a new frame shop and gallery owned by Brian Truax, formerly of the Towson Framing Gallery. If you’re in the Baltimore area, I highly recommend his framing services.

It’s also not far from Clementine or the Hamilton Tavern if you’re hungry…