Joan Ward Summers

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

Group Exhibitions: 
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.

Selected Collections: 
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

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