This year's ArtPrize piece is a pen and ink with watercolor drawing of one of the entry "gates" to the city of Ehkhuizen, The Netherlands. This entry is called "De Koepoort." It was build in 1649. I was born in Andijk which is a small town just a few miles north of Enkhuizen. We were able to visit the city in 2016. Before retireing I was the Sr. Director of Content Design and Operations with Harper Collins Christian Publishing at Zondervan. I am a graduate of San Jose State University where I majored in fine arts, and graphics. I have worked in various design roles. Most of my art is inspired by places I have visited. I've worked in a variety of media—pen and ink, oil pastels, and colored pencils.
Johannes (Joe) Vriend's ArtPrize Entries
These are Johannes (Joe) Vriend's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Johannes (Joe) Vriend's Past Work
These are images of past work that Johannes (Joe) Vriend has done.