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Johannes (Joe) Vriend

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Half Dome, from Yosemite National Park is my seventh “painting with thread” piece. Yosemite is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited and was the inspiration for this work. God’s creation has often been my greatest inspiration. The Forever Garden is also a recent piece which I was asked to include here. My small garden at home was a great inspiration, especially thinking of what it would look like if every flower bloomed at the same time. Could this be heaven? ~~ Art as always been part of my life and I have been drawing and painting since kindergarten. I’ve worked in a number of different media, mostly pen and ink, water color, oil pastels and now fabric and thread. I started working with fabric and thread (floss) through the encouragement of my daughters, who gave me a book on painting with stitches, creating freestyle embroidery, which I like to think of as “painting with thread.” ~~ Before retiring I was the Sr. Director of Content Design and Operations with HarperCollins Christian Publishing at Zondervan. I am a graduate of San Jose State University, in California, where I majored in fine arts, and graphics. I have worked all of my career in various design roles. Most of my art is inspired by places I have visited.

Johannes (Joe) Vriend's ArtPrize Entries

These are Johannes (Joe) Vriend's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Half Dome

    Half Dome

    2021 ArtPrize Entry Johannes (Joe) Vriend
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  • Photo of DeKoepoort, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands

    DeKoepoort, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands

    2018 ArtPrize Entry Johannes (Joe) Vriend
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  • Photo of The LaGrave Funeral Pall

    The LaGrave Funeral Pall

    2017 ArtPrize Entry Johannes & Carolyn
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  • Photo of Ludington Beach Sunset

    Ludington Beach Sunset

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Johannes (Joe) Vriend
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  • Photo of White River Lighthouse

    White River Lighthouse

    2015 ArtPrize Entry Johannes (Joe) Vriend
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  • Photo of Trail to the Beach

    Trail to the Beach

    2014 ArtPrize Entry Johannes (Joe) Vriend
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  • Photo of Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach

    2013 ArtPrize Entry Johannes (Joe) Vriend
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  • Photo of Carmel Mission

    Carmel Mission

    2012 ArtPrize Entry Johannes (Joe) Vriend
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  • Photo of Forest Cathedral

    Forest Cathedral

    2011 ArtPrize Entry Johannes (Joe) Vriend
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Johannes (Joe) Vriend's Past Work

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