JOAN LOK - SELECTED AWARDS, HONORS, MEMBERSHIPS AND COLLECTIONS 

SELECTED AWARDS

National Capital Area Chapter Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Mobile, Alabama 2015

Long Island Chapter Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Portsmouth, Virginia 2013

Tesshin Sasaki Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Burnsville, Minnesota 2012

Kyoto Education Council Award, 2011-2011 International Brush Painting Contest, Osaka-Tokyo-Kyoto, Japan, 2012

Honorable Mention, 2010-2011 International Brush Painting Contest, Osaka-Tokyo-Kyoto, Japan, 2011

Honorable Mention, 2009-2010 International Brush Painting Contest, Osaka-Tokyo-Kyoto, Japan, 2010

Best of Show, Sumi-e Today, International Joint Juried Exhibition of Sumi-e Society of America and Sumi-e Artists of Canada, Toronto, Canada, 2009

Tesshin Sasaki Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Bethesda, Maryland 2008

Davidson Calligraphy Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Bethesda, Maryland 2008

Winsor & Newton Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Long Island, NY 2007

Yellow Ribbon, National Capitol Orchid Society, Washington, DC 2006

Mary Schafer Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Bloomington, IL 2006

Aiko's Calligraphy Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Bloomington, IL, 2006

National Cherry Blossom Festival Art Contest, Washington, DC, 2005

Blue Heron Award, Sumi-e Society of America Second Internet Exhibition 2004

Benefactor of the Society Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Bethesda, Maryland 2003

Blue Heron Award, Sumi-e Society of America First Internet Exhibition 2002

Gardens of Edison Award, Edison Arts Society, New Jersey 2001

Chang Dai-Chien Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Oakdale, New York 1999

Grumbacher Gold Medal, Sumi-e Society of America, Mobile, Alabama 1998

Diana Kan Award, Sumi-e Society of America, Duluth, Minnesota 1997

The Best of Watercolors, Connecticut Audubon Society, Glastonbury, Connecticut 1996

The Artistís Alternative Award, East Meet West Show, Farmington, Connecticut 1995

First Place, Glastonbury Art Guild Competition, Glastonbury, Connecticut 1995

Honorable Mention, Glastonbury Art Guild Blue Ribbon Show, Glastonbury, Connecticut 1996

Honorable Mention, Glastonbury Art Guild Membership Show, Glastonbury, Connecticut 1996

World Showcase International Fellowship, Walt Disney Company, Orlando, Florida 1983

HONORS

Maryland Governor's Citation on Outstanding Community Service 2004 & 2007

 Who's Who in American Art 2007 - Present

Who's Who in the World 2006 - Present

Who's Who in America, 2006 - Present

Who's Who in Business and Finance 2006 - Present

Who's Who of American Women 2005 - Present

Founder & Chairperson (2007 - 2010), Roll in the Dough Savings Campaign, Maryland Saves, America Saves

Commissioner (2003-2007), Maryland Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (Gubernatorial Appointment)

Artist of the Year 2000, Edison Arts Society, New Jersey

TEACHING POSITIONS 

Adjunct Faculty Member, Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland at College Park, MD

Workshop Instructor, Plaza Artist Materials, Towson & Rockville Stores, MD

Workshop Instructor, Ocean City Center for the Arts, Ocean City, MD

Designated Grumbacher Workshop Instructor, Michael's, Hanover & Laurel Stores, MD

Workshop Instructor, Learning & Product ART EXPO: ART!, Chicago, IL  & Washington,  DC

Workshop Instructor, Edina Arts Center, Edina, MN

Workshop Instructor, Mechanicsburg Arts Center, Mechanicsburg, PA

MEMBERSHIP 

Board of Directors, National President (2002-2012), Sumi-e Society of America, Inc.

Member, Vice President (1992-1994), Lingnam Art Association of America

Signature Member, Potomac Valley Watercolorists

Signature Member, Baltimore Watercolor Society

Member, Women Artist Forum

Member, Association of Chinese Calligraphy in America

SELECTED COLLECTIONS 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, DC

Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Howard County Central Public Library, Columbia, Maryland

Lingnam Art Association of America, New York City, New York

Museum of Chinese Australian History, Melbourne, Australia

New London Arts Society, New London, Connecticut

Philippines Chinese Cultural Center, Manila, The Philippines

Walt Disney Company, Orlando, Florida

PUBLICATIONS 

Chinese Brush Painting: Flowers, Barron's Educational Series, 2014

Chinese Landscape Painting for Watercolor, North Light Books, 2013

Ancient Spirits Modern Flair - The Art of Joan Lok, www.joanlok.com, 2009

To-day Chinese Art, To-day's Chinese Art Association, 2010

The Stroke of Genius, Vol. II, North Light Books, 2009

The Best of Flower Paintings, North Light Books, 1997

Jacket Artwork, Cherry Blossom Festival - Sakura Celebration, Bunker Hill Publishing 2005

Cover Artwork, US Postal Service Asian Pacific Heritage Month Celebration 2005

Cover Artwork, Federal Asian Pacific American Council Conference Book 2004

Cover Artwork, SUMI-E, Quarterly Magazine of Sumi-e Society of America, 2002

Always Bright - Paintings by Chinese America Artists, Vol. II, Homa & Sekey Books 2001

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