Joan Ward-Summers was born in Akron, Ohio on April 18,1934. She received her artistic education from four schools in the United States. She made brightly-colored tapestries. Joan Ward-Summers April 18, 1934-1998 Born Akron, Ohio
1962-63 San Francisco Art Institute
1975 Haystack School of Crafts-Deer Island, Maine
1955-56 Rhode Island School of Design
1953-57 Cleveland Institute of Art
1988 Neville Sargent Gallery-Chicago, IL
1987 Crafts National- Buffalo, NY
Del Mano- Artists Liaison Los Angeles, Calif.
California Works- Award Los Angeles, Calif.
1986 Wichita National
1986- Award Santa Cruz Museum Invitational- Santa Cruz
1985 California Works- Sacramento, California
1978 Traditional Means- California State/ Invitational Exhibition- Fullerton, California
California Tapestries, Five California Weavers- San Francisco, California
1977 Hand and the Spirit Invitational- Scottsdale, Arizona
California X California State Fair- Sacramento, California
Lake Superior 77- Duluth, Minnesota
Convergence- Northern California- Sacramento, Calif. (3 Awards in fiber arts)
Hayward Festival of the Arts- Hayward, Cal.
Cal Expo- Sacramento, California
Art Center Invitational- Santa Cruz, Calif.
1976 California Design 76- Los Angeles, Calif.
Multi-Media Mini- Los Angeles,Calif.
Museum Without Walls- Santa Cruz, Calif.
Designer/Craftsman 76- Richmond, Calif.
Richmond Art Center Award Winner
1975 Handweavers Guild of Northern Calif- Judge’s Choice Award- First Prize One-Person
1988- present David Barnett Gallery- Milwaukee, WI
1986 Rubiner Gallery- Detroit, Michigan
Editions Limited Gallery- Indianapolis, IN
Pacific Grove Art Center- Pacific Grove, Calif.
Kauffman Galleries- Houston, Texas
1985 Malton Gallery, Cincinatii, Ohio
1984The Hand and Spirit Gallery-Scottsdale,AZ
Kaufman Galleries- Houston, Texas
Smith Anderson Gallery- Palo Alto, Calif.
1980 Cedar Street Gallery- Santa Cruz, California
1978 Kaufman Fine Art Gallery- Houston, Texas
1976 ADI Gallery- San Francisco, Calif.
Foremost-McKesson, Inc.- San Francisco, California
Marathon Oil Company- Houston, Texas
Heinke Law Offices- Houston, Texas
Northern Natural Gas- San Francisco, Calif.
Dr. Alan Goodman Medical Offices- Oakland, Calif.
Clorox Corporation- San Francisco, Calif.
Wessel Associates/Architects- San Francisco, Calif.
Zapata Corporation- Houston, Texas
ITT- Chicago, IL