Joy Long's daughter, Carolyn White, with Mary Ann Grace, the first recipient of the Joy Long Art Award.
Joy Long was a member of Omaha Artists Inc. for many, many years and was a talented artist winning awards in various media, including oil and watercolor. But her main focus in recent years was pastel. Her wonderful effects with focus on “light and atmosphere” made her artwork stand out. Joy won Best Water-color at our Lauritzen Garden art show just last spring. She passed away this past summer, and her bright and cheery personality will be missed. Joy’s family has been gracious enough to make an ongoing award in Joy’s name. They would like it to be awarded to an artist for “excellence in expressing light and atmosphere in the artist’s chosen medium”. This is a $50.00 cash prize and the first one will be awarded at the “Ancestral Connections” fall art show reception at the Hot Shops, November 9 from 2-4 pm. We are very thankful to Roy Long and his family for this ongoing memorial.