Joan Belmar

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Chilean / American

Born 1970, Santiago. Chile.

currently Lives & Works in Takoma Park, MD


Fundacion DUOC, Santiago, Chile

Graphic Design/ Technical Drawing, 1993



Cambalache, Addison Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC


Joan Belmar, Skopje, Macedonia


CHORDS, Addison Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC


Trance-Lucid, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC  


Hidden Treasure, Charles Krause Reporting Fine Arts, Washington,DC

Time, Change, and Movement: The Art of Joan Belmar, Capital One, McLean, VA


ONCE, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC


Life’s Many Layers, H&F Fine Art, Mt. Rainier, MD


Color Transparencies, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC


Illegal Alien, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 


Life, Sae Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Asylum, Alex Gallery, Washington, DC

Selected GROUP Exhibitions


Twist – Layer – Pour: Sondra N. Arkin, Joan Belmar, and Mary Early, American University Art Museum, Washington, DC

The Language of Impressions, Ernst Community Cultural Center at NOVA Annandale, Annandale, VA  

Oh Say, Can You See?, Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art, Washington, DC

Homage to Mango Street, Chautauqua Institution VACI, Chautauqua, NY


Geometrix: Line, Form, Subversion, Curator’s Office, Washington, DC

The night and the desert know me. JOAN HISAOKA / HEALING ARTS GALLERY smith center for healing and the arts.Washington, DC

The Looking Glass: Immigrant artists in DC, American University Museum Alper Initiative, Washington, DC

What's the Big Idea?: Small Paintings from the Museum Collection, University of Maine Museum of Art. Bangor, ME 


Espaces de lumière, UNESCO, Paris, France, Illustrated color catalog available

Espaces de lumière, Vilnius Town Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania

Manifesting Phenomena: Drop, Hover, See-Through, Spin, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

Locally Sourced, American Univeristy Museum, Transformer, Washington, DC

5th Anniversary Show, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD

Art Miami New York, Adah Rose Gallery, Pier 94, New York, NY

Personal Patterns, Washington, DC. Illustrated color catalog available


Without Boundaries, School 33, Baltimore, MD 

Washington Color Abstraction, The Gabarron Foundation, New York, NY

Paper Please!, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

Art Market Hamptons, Pentimenti Gallery, Hamptons, NY

INMERSION, Fundacion Iturria, TTTR, Montevideo, Uruguay


Select 2013, Washington Project for the Arts.. DC

Le Temps de l’Eau, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX

Dallas Art Fair, Adah Rose Gallery, Dallas, TX

Bethesda Painting Award, Finalists Exhibition, Bethesda, MD

Sigil, Addison Ripley Fine Art, Washington DC

MATHEMATICS, MAPS AND MYTHS, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD


About Change, The World Bank, Washington, DC

Le Temps De L’eau, Musee de Tapisseries, Aix-en-Provence, France

IN THE MIX: ABSTRACT ARTISTS, The Children’s Hospital Washington, DC

Art on Top: A Sondheim Show, Top of the World, Baltimore, MD

First Impressions, Stevenson University, Baltimore MD

ELEMENTAL, Fresh Paint, Culver City, CA


A Glimpse and a Witness to Time, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD

Water: Take me to the River, The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The magic of the melting pot: Immigration in America, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC 


WPA CATALYST, Curated By Jim W Mahoney, American University Museum, Washington, DC

Cultural Crossroads: Voices of Latin America and the Caribbean, Gateway Art Center, Brentwood, MD

BELMAR- PETKE- RINGWALD, Neptune Gallery, Bethesda, MD



Obama: Art & Politics, H&F Fine Art, Mt. Rainier, MD

Idylls, World Bank, WPA, Washington, DC

United Creators Exhibition, Times Square Building, New York, NY

Influence = Convergence: Minna N. Nathanson & Joan Belmar, WPA/Corcoran, Washington, DC


DCCAH Fellowship Grant Exhibition, American University Museum, Washington, DC

The Story of Creation II, United Creators, New York, Munich, Frankfurt and Istanbul

Abstraction, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY

Peace Now, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC

Into the Light, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC


XVIII Ibero-American Art Salon, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC

Friends of the Orphans, Knew Gallery, Washington, DC

Primed, Curated by Mary Early, WPA/Corcoran, Washington, DC

No Representation, The Warehouse, Washington, DC

COLORFIELD/remix Saturated, Heineman Myers Contemporary Art, Bethesda, MD


Heart of DC, City Hall Permanent Art Collection, The John Wilson Building, Washington, DC

Hispanic Heritage Month, Exxon Mobil, Fairfax, VA    

Group Exhibition, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY

Mother, Anne C. Fisher Gallery, Washington, DC


Fidelity Investment Art Collection, Boston, MA

The John Wilson Building, City Hall Art Collection. Washington, DC 

The Artery Collection                                                 

Microsoft Corporation. Art Collection. Redmond, WA 

University of Maine Museum of Art. Bangor. ME

Stevenson University. Stevenson, MD

US Embassy in Manila, the Philippines 

Capital One Art Collection. McLean, VA