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Joy Makon
Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace

ARTIST STATEMENT: Joy Makon paints representational watercolors that are based on observations of daily life. Landscapes and seascapes, often with figures incorporated into the scene, come from neighborhoods in Brooklyn and from travels domestically and abroad. Light-filled color integrated with a strong composition is important to her work— and there’s always the sky. It’s often the deal-breaker when it comes to settling on a particular subject for Joy to paint. Paintings take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to complete as she explores the unique chemistry of water, pigment and gravity on thick, beautiful paper. A graduate of Tyler School of Art, Joy worked for over 35 years as a magazine art director and designer. A few years ago she scaled back her design practice and now devotes most of her time to making art. She is an exhibiting artist-member of 440 Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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2018 Park Slope Windsor Terrace Open Studio Weekend

November-17-2018 – November-18-2018

I will have my studio open during the Open Studio Weekend with Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists. I'll be showing new watercolors done from recent travels throughout NYC, New England, and Paris, as well as many other paintings from my collection. Look for the red balloons to indicate my studio location, along with over 30 other artists on the studio tour.

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South Slope Open Studios

April-28-2018 – April-29-2018

South Slope Open Studios: I’m showing a few new pieces at this fun annual art romp through the neighborhood on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29. Find me and several other artists at the studio of Alise Loebelsohn, 215 17th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Info: South Slope Open Studios

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440 Gallery Project Space

April-26-2018 – May-27-2018

440 Gallery Project Space: I will be showing new work inspired by this long—yet quite beautiful—winter, Thursday April 26 through Sunday, May 27. Ellen Chuse is in the main gallery, and I’m joined by Shanee Epstein and Fred Bendheim in the Project Space. 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue by 9th Street, in Park Slope, Brooklyn

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American Watercolor Society Annual International Exhibition

April-09-2018 – April-28-2018

American Watercolor Society at Salmagundi Club: My painting Giverny Revisited has been juried into the 151st Annual International Exhibition and is on display from Monday, April 9 through Saturday, April 28. I will be at the artist reception on Tuesday, April 10 from 6-8pm and look forward to seeing friends and followers there. Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street

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2017 Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists Open Studio Tour

November-18-2017 – November-19-2017

My studio will be open during the weekend for visits and sales. Stay in touch through my website at and through the group facebook page at and website

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Gowanus Open Studios 2017

October-21-2017 – October-22-2017

Joy's showing work as part of Gowanus Open Studios. See my work at the studio on 280 Nevins Street, 2nd floor. noon to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday

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Brooklyn, NY 11217


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