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sculptor , writer

Joyce Johnson, American Sculptor, writer. Recipient 1st prize in pictorial photography New England Press Association, 1985, 1st prize in sculpture New England exhibition Cape Cod Art Association, 1991.


Johnson, Joyce was born on July 12, 1929 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Charles Shapley and Dorothy (Deacon) Johnson.


Student, School Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1958-1963.


Founder, instructor, Nauset School of Sculpture, North Eastham, Massachusetts, since 1968; instructor modeling in clay, Cape Cod Conservatory Music and Art, Barnstable, Massachusetts, 1968-1977; founder, director, Truro (Massachusetts) Center for Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, Massachusetts, 1971-1979; instructor sculpture, Truro (Massachusetts) Center for Arts at Castle Hill, since 1973; instructor sculpture, Museum School, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 1983-1989; reporter, The Advocate, Provincetown, 1985-1986; reporter, photographer, features writer, The Cape Codder, Orleans, Massachusetts, since 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Solo shows include Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, Annhurst College, South Woodstock, Connecticut, Wellfleet (Massachusetts) Art Gallery, Cape Cod Conservatory Art and Music. Group shows at Jack Tanzer Gallery, New York City, Third Eye Gallery, Provincetown, Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet, Orleans Art Gallery, Cape Museum Art. Commissions include Probus Gardens Commission, Truro, England, 1985, High Head Commission, North Truro, Massachusetts, 1989.

      Subject of numerous articles.


Trustee, president Truro Center for Arts at Castle Hill. Trustee, Second vice president Shawmee (Cape-Wide Arts Group). Advisor Women's Health Clinic.

Chairman Truro Finance Committee. Trustee Lower Cape Arts Council. Board directors, treasurer WOMR FM Radio.


Charles Shapley Johnson

Dorothy (Deacon) Johnson