Published: April 12, 2022
Submitted by Linda Zukas and Arthur Smith
On March 31, Joan Evans passed away at her home in Hudson, N.Y., where she had moved from Lambertville, N.J., to be near her daughter Julie Evans. She was 89.
Many will remember Joan from the exhibits she set up at Irene Stella’s many New York Pier shows followed by those at the “Other Armory.” Joan’s style and booths were always trendsetting and cutting edge with her innate sense of design.
In recent years, Joan looked forward to visiting her dealer friends at the Rhinebeck shows where she enjoyed seeing again so many of her colleagues from the New York City shows.
Joan was my best friend. If you were lucky enough to have Joan as a critic of your artwork, you knew that her approval was difficult to earn but elating when offered: her critiques were swiftly registered, sometimes painful, but you could be rest assured they were always right. Joan’s critiques reflected her own work as a photographer, artist, potter, curator of found objects, decorator and designer.
Joan will be missed greatly by all those who had the good fortune of knowing her.
Joan is survived by her two daughters, Julie Evans of Hudson, N.Y., and Leslie Evans of Long Beach, Calif.
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