Selected Group Shows

2020 The Three Graces, Sand Lake Town Library, Averill Park, NY.

2019 Green, Honest Arts Juried Exhibition, Honest Weight Food Co-op, Albany, NY

2019 16th Annual Nature Art Juried Exhibit, Poster Art, The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, Voorheesville, NY

2018 Liberty Con 2018-Embracing Social Equity in a Global Society, Albany Visitors Center, Albany, NY (Curated by Janine Moon)

2017 WORLD Series: Eyes Wide Open – Human Trafficking in the Capital Region, Bush Memorial Center, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY

2017 Crossing the Threshold: Out of the Shadows of Human Trafficking Into the Light of Hope, RPI Chapel and Cultural Center, Troy, NY

2016 Buddy System: Collaboration in Art, The Henry and Miriam Butzel Gallery at Schenectady High School, Schenectady, NY

2016 Words & Images: The Art of Storytelling, GCCA Gallery, Greene County Council of the Arts, Catskill, NY (Curated by Niva Dorell)

2016 RE: Repurposed, Recycled, Reused, Reclaimed, Albany Center Gallery’s Satellite Exhibit at the Times Union Home Expo, Albany, NY (Juror: Rosemarie Rosen, Board President, Opera Saratoga, Saratoga, NY)

2014 Enchanted, The Niche Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY (Curated by Susan Rivers, Niche Gallery Owner, Saratoga, NY)

2013 Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, The Perrella Gallery, Johnstown, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Counter Narrative, Art in Public Places, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga, New York

2016 Human Trafficking: An Artist’s Response, Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

2016 Human Trafficking in our Neighborhoods: A Community Responds, Fenimore Art Gallery, Proctors, Schenectady, NY

2015 Lost Voices: The Tragic Reality of Sex Trafficking, The Women and Gender Program Suite, Union College, Schenectady, NY

Bibliography and Media

Still Point Arts Quarterly: Grandparents and Other Wise Ancestors, 2020 Spring Edition, Issue 37, Shanti Arts LLC , Brunswick, ME.

Van Genderen, Joanne. “How I Dropped Everything to Become a Full-Time Artist.” NextTribe December 9, 2019. Available at

Still Point Arts Quarterly: Phenomenal Women, 2019 Winter Edition, Issue Number 36, Shanti Arts LLC , Brunswick, ME.

2020 Multifaith Calendar: Reimaging Peace and Harmony, The Multifaith Action Society, Vancouer, BC

16th Annual Nature Art Juried Exhibit, The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, Voorheesville, NY Poster Art, March 2019

Voices: A Library Lecture Series, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY, Brochure Art, Fall 2017

Arts Alive, Greene County Council on the Arts, Member Publication, Cover Story Art, Issue 110, May/June 2016.

Karen Bjornland, “Artist’s work takes on human trafficking”, Schenectady Gazette, January 7, 2016.

Van Genderen, Joanne. Interviewed by Bonita Zahn for WNYT News Channel 13, “Schenectady art exhibit brings awareness to human trafficking.” January 4, 2016.

Workshop Facilitation

Mixed Media Workshop Series, Project Scientist: Diversity, Empowerment, STEM, Laguna Beach, CA December 2020 (Presented virtually)

Finding Your Calm: Creating Personal Intention Cards presented virtually for the 2020 Women’s Writing Virtual Retreat

The Spiral: Inward to the Written Journal and Outward to Visual Expression (collaboration with Sr. Francine Dempsey), 2019 Women’s Writing Retreat, Pyramid Life Center, Paradox, NY 2019

Written and Visual Journal Techniques, Her Treasure Box, Schenectady, NY March 2018 Creative Journaling (collaboration with Sr. Francine Dempsey), 2018

Mixed Media and Journal Writing (collaboration with Sr. Francine Dempsey), Summers 2016, 2017 Women’s Writing Retreat, Pyramid Life Center, Paradox, NY

Exploring the Self Through Collage-Making, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, February 2012

Grants and Trainings

New York State Council on the Arts
Enriching the Lives of Older Adults Through Arts Education, Teaching Artist Training. Provided by Lifetime Arts in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Office for the Aging for New York State’s Creative Aging Initiative, 2020

Grant Review Panelist, New York State Council on the Arts, Decentralized Arts Program (DEC) 2017

Recipient, New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Commission, 2015