• The 23rd International Association of Pastel Societies Juried Exhibition

    "The Golden Hour" was chosen for inclusion in the International Association of Pastel Societies 23rd Juried Exhibition, the annual web show. IAPS sponsors only two exhibits per year and there are literally thousands of entries from all over the United States and from other countries as well, so it is both an honor and a significant achievement to be selected.

  • Solo Exhibition of Pastels & Encaustics

    Ventress Memorial Library Gallery
    1837 Ocean St # 15
    (Library Place, behind Dairy Queen at Webster Square)
    Marshfield, MA 02050
    (781) 834-5535

    This show features over 25 original landscape paintings of the South Shore, Cape Cod and Central Massachusetts and will be on display from July 8th through August 30th, 2013.

    Join us for the opening reception hosted by North River Arts Society on Thursday, July 11th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

  • Exhibit at Marion Art Center

    Marion Art Center presents: March 8th through April 20th
    In The Cecil Clark Davis Gallery - PASTELS
    by Joan F. Dromey & Cecilia A. Murray

    The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of pastel paintings by artists Joan F. Dromey and Cecilia A. Murray on Friday evening, March 8, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00PM. The exhibition will be in the Cecil Clark Davis Gallery and runs through April 20th. Joan and Cecilia's pastel paintings capture beaches, marshes and woodlands in vibrant color through the medium of pastels. Their paintings reflect the wonderful color harmonies and moods of the surrounding coastline.

  • Hingham Art Walk

    Sunday, October 21st from noon to 5pm

    Come visit and meet South Shore artists Joan F. Dromey and Cecilia Murray at the 7th annual Hingham Arts Walk, and experience the arts throughout Downtown Hingham. Live music, arts demos, poetry readings, children's activities and more. Spend a gorgeous fall afternoon immersed in Art, Music, Poetry, History, Fun!

    Our booth is located at:
    Framing Concepts
    105 South Street
    Hingham, MA 02043

    Free parking is available at lots on Station Street

  • Fall Show at Framing Concepts

    Fine Art Friday, an art reception featuring the 25 original pastels by artist Joan F. Dromey was held on Friday, September 7th (5pm-8pm) at Framing Concepts in Hingham. The exhibit will be on display through September 28th. Please visit Framing Concepts for more details and directions.

  • Gallery Representation

    Currently my work is on display at Gallery 31 in Orleans, MA. Located at 34 Main Street Square, the gallery presents fine contemporary realism by several accomplished Cape Cod artists working in a variety of media including oil, pastel and watercolor.

  • Pastel Society of America 38th Annual Exhibition

    "More Backyard Blues" was juried into the Pastel Society of America 38th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, where it received both the Janet T. Royce Award and a Collector's Purchase Award. The show was displayed in 2010 at the prestigious National Arts Club located in New York City, NY. Out of 1269 entries, only 160 works were accepted for the show.

  • For Pastels Only: Pastel Painters of Maine 11th International Juried Exhibition

    Selected from 228 entries, with celebrated artist Frank Federico as the juror of selection, the show featured 59 stunning works by 52 artists representing 13 states and Canada. View the online version of the "For Pastels Only" exhibition

  • Academic Artists Association 60th Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art

    "More Backyard Winter Blues" was featured in this prestigious exhibit of approximately 100 works (pastels, oils, acrylics, graphic arts and sculpture) in the contemporary realist style. View more details of the exhibit

  • Pastel National 2010 - Wichita Center for the Arts

    "Berkshire HIllside" was one of 83 works selected by Master Pastelist Doug Dawson for inclusion in this annual juried exhibition of contemporary pastel works. See the Pastel National exhibit information, photos and catalog

  • 2009 National Juried Exhibitions - New Hampshire and Arkansas

    "Center Street Bog" and "Christmas in the City" were both juried into the Arkansas Pastel Society's 3rd National Exhibition "Reflections in Pastel" by judge Doug Dawson. The exhibit was displayed in the Terry Mansion, Little Rock, Arkansas from December 4, 2009 - January 10, 2010

    "Center Street Bog" was selected for the Pastel Society of New Hampshire's 3rd National Juried show by judge Liz Haywood-Sullivan. The show was on display at the Discover Portsmouth Center in Portsmouth, NH, Sept. 19 - Oct. 19, 2009.

  • IAPS 14th Juried Exhibition - 2009 Web Show

    "Backyard Winter Blues" was awarded 1st prize in the International Association of Pastel Societies 2009 Web Exhibition . There were over 400 entries from all over the United States and from a number of other countries as well. The quality of work on display in this exhibition is exceptional and I am truly honored to be singled out for recognition among so many talented artists and beautiful paintings.

  • Fall 2009 Juried Exhibitions

    "Hilltown View" was included among approximately 200 works selected from over 600 entries for the Plymouth Guild for Arts 42nd Annual Juried Show. The painting was awarded an Honorable Mention and also sold at the opening of the show.

    "Backyard Winter Blues" received an Honorable Mention in the 3rd annual Kingston Arts Festival

  • Bosque Conservatory Art Classic Juried Show

    "Backyard Winter Blues" was selected for (and sold at) the Bosque Art Classic, an international show held every September in Texas. The 2009 exhibition marks the show’s 24th year; 145 works were selected from nearly 1000 entries by Judge Joshua Rose, editor of Western Art Collector Magazine. All works accepted into the show can be viewed on The Bosque Conservatory's website

  • Cape Cod Art Association

    In May, I was juried into the Cape Cod Art Association as an Artist Member. To become an Artist Member, one must submit a portfolio of five pieces of recent work. A panel of three judges, overseen by one of the Directors, reviews the work and then the artist is notified of the results. Happily for me, my portfolio received a positive review! If you are on Cape Cod, please visit the CCAA on Route 6A in Barnstable - there is a sizeable gallery and a nice litte gift shop in the loft.