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Johannes (Joe) Vriend

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

A few years ago my daughters encouraged me to try working with fabric and thread, and one gave me a book on painting with stitches, creating freestyle embroidery by hand. From that encouragement I created my 2017 ArtPrize piece and have done a few other projects. For 2020, I have entered a freestyle embroidery piece I'm simply calling "Orchids". It is based on a beautiful orchid plant we've been able to enjoy for most of the winter and has lasted long enough for me to finish the piece in time for this year's ArtPrize event. It took about 3 months to create, it begs to be looked at closely to see the delicate careful stitching work. It may become a be a piece that will be handed down for generations 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.

  • 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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