Joyce J. Scott: Spotlight Exhibition

October 4, 2016 – January 31, 2017


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Joyce J Scott
War, What is it Good For, Absolutely Nothing, Say it Again

2022
Neckpiece. Peyote stitch, glass beads, Thread.
Photo: Jeff Butler


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Joyce J Scott
War, What is it Good For, Absolutely Nothing, Say it Again

2022
Neckpiece. Peyote stitch, glass beads, Thread.
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
War, What is it Good For, Absolutely Nothin, Say it Again (back)

2022
Neckpiece. Peyote stitch, glass beads, Thread.
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
He Said What?

2022
Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, velcro, leather, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Faded Image

2020
Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J. Scott
Rechristening

2022
Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Rechristening (Side View)

2022
Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J. Scott
Rechristening (close up)

2022
Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Rechristening (Back Detail)

2022
Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J. Scott
Rechristening (Detail)

2022
Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Rechristening (Pedestal Detail)

2022
Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Mz. Teapot

2022
Teapot Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Mz. Teapot (Back)

2022
Teapot Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J. Scott
Mz. Teapot (Side)

2022
Teapot Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Mz. Teapot (detail)

2022
Teapot Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Waterways

2021
Beaded Tapestry Peyote Stitch, glass beads, Thread.


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Joyce J Scott
Blutz

2021
Beaded Tapestry Glass beads, thread, armature, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Smokey Clouds

2021
Neckpiece Glass beads, beaded beads, silver beads, malachite beads, turquoise beads, onyx beads, pearls, mixed natural stones, thread, wire, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Liturgical

2022
Neckpiece Glass beads, wooden beads, plastic beads, plastic ink pens, wire, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Fertility

2022
Neckpiece Glass beads, wooden beads, plastic beads, plastic ink pens, thread, wire, peyote stitch.
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Red River

2021
Neckpiece glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Sojourn

2018
Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Orange

2020
Neckpiece glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Bronze People with Loud Girl

2020
Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Le Monde, Tarot Card

2020
Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Moss

2019
Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Moss(detail)

16” x 15” x 1”


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Joyce J Scott
Teal

2020
Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Caught Peeping

2021
Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, wire, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Zig Zag

2020
Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Pearl

2013
Neckpiece Glass beads, pearls, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Yeller Girls

2020
Neckpiece glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Red Intersections

2021
Neckpiece Glass beads, beaded beads, hand blown glass rods, thread, wire, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Raspberry Patch

2019
Neckpiece. Peyote stitch, glass beads, thread.


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Joyce J. Scott
Ms. Anne Redux

Woven glass beads thread, glass, photo, fake hair


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Joyce J. Scott
Ms. Anne Redux (detail)

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Joyce J. Scott
Ms. Anne Redux (detail)

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Joyce J Scott
Bracelet

Peyote-stitched glass beads, semiprecious stones, thread, wire


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Joyce J. Scott
Bracelet

Peyote-stitched glass beads, coral, malachite, thread, wire


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Joyce J Scott
Plaid

Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread.


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Joyce J. Scott
Blue Face

2006. Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread, wire


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Joyce J. Scott
Virgin of Guadalupe

2009. Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread


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    Joyce J Scott
    War, What is it Good For, Absolutely Nothing, Say it Again

    2022
    Neckpiece. Peyote stitch, glass beads, Thread.
    Photo: Jeff Butler

    17” l x 15” w x 1/2” d

    Inquire

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    Joyce J Scott
    War, What is it Good For, Absolutely Nothing, Say it Again

    2022
    Neckpiece. Peyote stitch, glass beads, Thread.
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    17” l x 15” w x 1/2” d

    Inquire

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    Joyce J Scott
    War, What is it Good For, Absolutely Nothin, Say it Again (back)

    2022
    Neckpiece. Peyote stitch, glass beads, Thread.
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    17” l x 15” w x 1/2” d

    Inquire

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    Joyce J Scott
    He Said What?

    2022
    Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, velcro, leather, peyote stitch
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    24” x 15” x 1/8”

    Inquire

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    Joyce J Scott
    Faded Image

    2020
    Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch

    18.5” x 14” x 1/8”

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    Joyce J. Scott
    Rechristening

    2022
    Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    37 3/4” x 20” x 14.5”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Rechristening (Side View)

    2022
    Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    37 3/4” x 20” x 14.5”

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    Joyce J. Scott
    Rechristening (close up)

    2022
    Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    37 3/4” x 20” x 14.5”

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    Rechristening (Back Detail)

    2022
    Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    37 3/4” x 20” x 14.5”

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    Rechristening (Detail)

    2022
    Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    37 3/4” x 20” x 14.5”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Rechristening (Pedestal Detail)

    2022
    Sculpture Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    37 3/4” x 20” x 14.5”

    Inquire

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    Joyce J Scott
    Mz. Teapot

    2022
    Teapot Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    31” x 20” x 13”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Mz. Teapot (Back)

    2022
    Teapot Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    31” x 20” x 13”

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    Joyce J. Scott
    Mz. Teapot (Side)

    2022
    Teapot Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    31” x 20” x 13”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Mz. Teapot (detail)

    2022
    Teapot Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    31” x 20” x 13”

    Inquire

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    Joyce J Scott
    Waterways

    2021
    Beaded Tapestry Peyote Stitch, glass beads, Thread.

    29.5” w x 25.5” hx 1/8” d

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    Blutz

    2021
    Beaded Tapestry Glass beads, thread, armature, peyote stitch

    32” x 20” x 1/8”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Smokey Clouds

    2021
    Neckpiece Glass beads, beaded beads, silver beads, malachite beads, turquoise beads, onyx beads, pearls, mixed natural stones, thread, wire, peyote stitch

    12.5” x 10” x 2.5”

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    Liturgical

    2022
    Neckpiece Glass beads, wooden beads, plastic beads, plastic ink pens, wire, peyote stitch
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    Total length: 16 3/4”
    Pendant: 11 1/2” x 3/4” x 3/4”
    Neck ring: 5 1/2” dia

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    Joyce J Scott
    Fertility

    2022
    Neckpiece Glass beads, wooden beads, plastic beads, plastic ink pens, thread, wire, peyote stitch.
    Photo: Michael Koryta

    Total length: 15 1/4”
    Pendant: 8.5” 1” x 3/4”

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    Red River

    2021
    Neckpiece glass beads, thread, peyote stitch

    13.5” x 9” x 1/8”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Sojourn

    2018
    Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch

    16” x 10 1/4”x 1/8”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Orange

    2020
    Neckpiece glass beads, thread, peyote stitch

    15” x 10” x 1/8”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Bronze People with Loud Girl

    2020
    Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch

    24" x 14” x 1/8”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Le Monde, Tarot Card

    2020
    Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch

    22” x 10” x 1/8”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Moss

    2019
    Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch

    16” x 15” x 1”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Moss(detail)

    16” x 15” x 1”

    16” x 15” x 1”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Teal

    2020
    Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch

    13” x 8” x 1/8”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Caught Peeping

    2021
    Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, wire, peyote stitch

    12” x9” x 3”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Zig Zag

    2020
    Neckpiece Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch

    12” x 12” x 1/4”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Pearl

    2013
    Neckpiece Glass beads, pearls, thread, peyote stitch

    14” x 9” x 1/4”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Yeller Girls

    2020
    Neckpiece glass beads, thread, peyote stitch

    16” x 10 1/4” x 1/8”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Red Intersections

    2021
    Neckpiece Glass beads, beaded beads, hand blown glass rods, thread, wire, peyote stitch

    14” x 9” x 2”

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    Joyce J Scott
    Raspberry Patch

    2019
    Neckpiece. Peyote stitch, glass beads, thread.

    14” x 13” x 1/8”

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    Joyce J. Scott
    Ms. Anne Redux

    Woven glass beads thread, glass, photo, fake hair

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    Joyce J. Scott
    Ms. Anne Redux (detail)

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    Joyce J. Scott
    Ms. Anne Redux (detail)

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    Joyce J Scott
    Bracelet

    Peyote-stitched glass beads, semiprecious stones, thread, wire

    Inquire

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    Joyce J. Scott
    Bracelet

    Peyote-stitched glass beads, coral, malachite, thread, wire

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    Joyce J Scott
    Plaid

    Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread.

    Inquire

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    Joyce J. Scott
    Blue Face

    2006. Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread, wire

    13" x 8.5"

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    Joyce J. Scott
    Virgin of Guadalupe

    2009. Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread

    14" x 9"

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Joyce J Scott
War, What is it Good For, Absolutely Nothing, Say it Again

2022
Neckpiece.
Peyote stitch, glass beads, Thread.
Photo: Jeff Butler


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Joyce J Scott
War, What is it Good For, Absolutely Nothing, Say it Again

2022
Neckpiece.
Peyote stitch, glass beads, Thread.
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
War, What is it Good For, Absolutely Nothin, Say it Again (back)

2022
Neckpiece.
Peyote stitch, glass beads, Thread.
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
He Said What?

2022
Neckpiece
Glass beads, thread, velcro, leather, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Faded Image

2020
Neckpiece
Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J. Scott
Rechristening

2022
Sculpture
Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Rechristening (Side View)

2022
Sculpture
Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J. Scott
Rechristening (close up)

2022
Sculpture
Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J Scott
Rechristening (Back Detail)

2022
Sculpture
Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


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Joyce J. Scott
Rechristening (Detail)

2022
Sculpture
Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Rechristening (Pedestal Detail)

2022
Sculpture
Glass beads, plastic beads, mixed media. Armature, thread embroidery, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Mz. Teapot

2022
Teapot
Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
Photo: Michael Koryta


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Mz. Teapot (Back)

2022
Teapot
Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
Photo: Michael Koryta


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J. Scott
Mz. Teapot (Side)

2022
Teapot
Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
Photo: Michael Koryta


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Mz. Teapot (detail)

2022
Teapot
Glass beads, plastic beads, thread, wire, armature, woven and peyote stitch.
Photo: Michael Koryta


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Waterways

2021
Beaded Tapestry
Peyote Stitch, glass beads,
Thread.


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Blutz

2021
Beaded Tapestry
Glass beads, thread, armature, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Smokey Clouds

2021
Neckpiece
Glass beads, beaded beads, silver beads, malachite beads, turquoise beads, onyx beads, pearls, mixed natural stones, thread, wire, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Joyce J Scott
Liturgical

2022
Neckpiece
Glass beads, wooden beads, plastic beads, plastic ink pens, wire, peyote stitch
Photo: Michael Koryta


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Fertility

2022
Neckpiece
Glass beads, wooden beads, plastic beads, plastic ink pens, thread, wire, peyote stitch.
Photo: Michael Koryta


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Red River

2021
Neckpiece
glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Sojourn

2018
Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Orange

2020
Neckpiece
glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Bronze People with Loud Girl

2020
Neckpiece
Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Le Monde, Tarot Card

2020
Neckpiece
Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Joyce J Scott
Moss

2019
Neckpiece
Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Joyce J Scott
Moss(detail)

16” x 15” x 1”


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Joyce J Scott
Teal

2020
Neckpiece
Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Joyce J Scott
Caught Peeping

2021
Neckpiece
Glass beads, thread, wire, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Zig Zag

2020
Neckpiece
Glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


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Joyce J Scott
Pearl

2013
Neckpiece
Glass beads, pearls, thread, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Yeller Girls

2020
Neckpiece
glass beads, thread, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J Scott
Red Intersections

2021
Neckpiece
Glass beads, beaded beads, hand blown glass rods, thread, wire, peyote stitch


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Joyce J Scott
Raspberry Patch

2019
Neckpiece.
Peyote stitch, glass beads, thread.


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J. Scott
Ms. Anne Redux

Woven glass beads thread, glass, photo, fake hair


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Joyce J. Scott
Ms. Anne Redux (detail)


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Joyce J. Scott
Ms. Anne Redux (detail)


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Joyce J Scott
Bracelet

Peyote-stitched glass beads, semiprecious stones, thread, wire


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Joyce J. Scott
Bracelet

Peyote-stitched glass beads, coral, malachite, thread, wire


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Joyce J Scott
Plaid

Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread.


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Joyce J. Scott
Blue Face

2006. Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread, wire


Artwork Inquire Form

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Joyce J. Scott
Virgin of Guadalupe

2009. Peyote-stitched glass beads, thread


Artwork Inquire Form

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Please join us

Saturday, October 8th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

at

Mobilia Gallery
358 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA

to celebrate the work of Joyce J. Scott

mobiliaart@verizon.net or 617-876-2109

Picasso and Pie will be served. We invite you to read the full story that inspired Picasso and Pie here.

Joyce J. Scott received MacArthur “Genius” Award, 2016!

Joyce J. Scott

“Fearless, a force to be reckoned with, and as beautiful inside as out, Joyce J. Scott touches the soul and conscience of the viewer with her powerful imagery. A legend in Baltimore, Joyce is an historian, printmaker, weaver, sculptor, performance artist, vocalist and educator. She is perhaps best known for her work in jewelry, beadwork, and glass. Combining a heterogeneous mix of media (glass beads, African sculptures and masks, found objects), she creates powerful sculptural commentaries, rich in color, texture, popular culture, pathos and her own ancestry.”
– Lynn Ward, City Paper’s Best of Baltimore votes Joyce J. Scott: Best Artist

“The rich social import of Scott’s work is matched by its visual richness. Scott describes her beadwork as a cross between sculpture and painting. The artist treats the beads like the dabs of paint in a Pointillist canvas, but unlike paint (a medium Scott has tried), glass beads have the advantage of being translucent and can both capture and reflect light. Scott’s virtuoso weaving technique – a method similar to crochet called the peyote stitch, which she learned from a Cree Indian – allows great fluidity of form, resulting in protruding hollow forms and undulating effects. Scott is always seeking greater technical challenges; her work has grown increasingly more daring and dazzling in its visual richness and range of subject matter.”
– Susan Grant Lewin, “One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today

Renowned as the “Queen of Beadwork,” Joyce J. Scott’s exuberant beaded sculptural forms and neckpieces are provocative and confrontational, addressing contentious political and social issues such as gender, race, and class struggle. Born and raised in Baltimore, Joyce is a descendant of African-Americans, Native Americans, and Scots. Three generations of storytellers, quilters, basket makers, and wood, metal, and clay workers inspire her artwork.

Her earliest art lessons were received at home as she watched her mother, the renowned fiber artist, Elizabeth Talford Scott, create quilts using unconventional embroidery and appliqué techniques. Deeply rooted in her ethnic and family heritage, Scott’s work comments on issues affecting contemporary society in an effort to elicit awareness and response. The eloquent artist states, “It’s important to me to use art in a manner that incites people to look and then carry something home – even it it’s subliminal – that might make a change in them.”

Quotes

[This is] the one life we know we have. I can’t be complacent about the world I live in.

It’s important to me to use art in a manner that incites people to look and then carry something home – even it it’s subliminal – that might make a change in them.

Art can be a life force. That’s why so many people in other cultures integrate it into everyday use.

I know I’ve got an itch. I guess I just want to keep making work that confounds me. I want to be confused, ignited, knocked down by my own work.

I believe in messing with stereotypes, prodding the viewer to reassess.

We’re all trapped in gender, race, and class if you believe you have no freedom of choice and are under the weight of other people’s suggestions about what you are.

To make a difference in the lives of children, we must be much more honest and up front to them about the society we’ve created. I don’t believe in shielding children from issues they are seeing everyday. It is smarter, especially for an institution that has a charge to educate, to say, “What is this about?”

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Selected Public Collections

  • American Craft Museum, New York, NY
  • Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • Charles A. Waustum Musuem, Madison, WI
  • The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, NY
  • The Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
  • Druid Hill Park Revitalization (Collaboration), Baltimore, MD
  • Frederick Douglass- Issac Myers Maritime Park/ A Living Classroom, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Harlem Park Square Revitalization, Baltimore, MD
  • Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
  • Kruithuis Museum, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
  • Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
  • The Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • Nations Bank, Charlotte, NC
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
  • Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
  • Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, DC
  • Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
  • Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC