Artist of the Month: Joan Handel

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00:00 am

Each Month, we feature a local artist in the main hallway of the JCC.  Our first artist of 2014 is Joan Handel.  Make sure you take a few minutes to view all of the photos hanging in the hall.

From Joan:

THE WORLD THROUGH MY EYE  joan-handel-photo

My name is Joan Handel and I thank you for taking the time to look at my work.  I have enjoyed taking pictures since I received my first Brownie camera in grade school.  I started taking pictures mostly to document events in my life and as an adult I have particularly enjoyed creating albums of my travels.

With the advent of photo sharing websites, I started   getting a lot of positive comments, compliments about my photography and I began thinking about it more critically. 

I decided I would like to take classes and learn more about photography and photo editing.  So when I retired in June of 2012, my family gave me a membership at the Visual Arts Center in Summit, NJ and signed me up for a photography class.  I have been taking classes there ever since!

I see beautiful and spiritually inspiring things in the world around me and I want to share those sights and feelings with other people.  As you can see, I am primarily a nature photographer.  I prefer to photograph landscapes and animals which fill me with awe and warmth.  The images I have included make me happy and remind me what beauty and wonder there is in this world.  I hope I am communicating those feelings to you!

I would love to hear any comments you have to make.  Thank you for stopping to look!


Profits from all sales will be donated to support Jewish Family Service’s Emergency Assistance and Senior Services Programs! 

  • 12” X 18” or 11” X 17” = $175
  • 11” X 14” = $150
  • 8.5” X 11” = $75





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