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Joan Brancale


  About the artist

Joan Brancale, Cape Cod
White Caps
Oil on canvas
Size: 12" x 12"     
Framed size: 16 x 16
Joan Brancale, Cape Cod
In the Running
Size: 10" x 10"     
Gallery wrap frame
Joan Brancale, Cape Cod
Oil on canvas
Size: 14" x 18"     
Framed size: 17 x 21
Joan Brancale, Cape Cod
The Diving Class
Size: 14" x 18"     
Framed size: 21 x 25
Joan Brancale, Cape Cod
Dive Off the Dock
Size: 10" x 10"     
Gallery wrap frame
Joan Brancale, Cape Cod
Shanty, Stage Harbor, Chatham
Oil on panel
Size: 6" x 6"     
Framed size: 9 x 12
Joan Brancale, Cape Cod
Old Business
Oil on canvas
Size: 16" x 20"     
Framed size: 21.5 x 25.5
Joan Brancale, Cape Cod
  Say Cheese
Oil on canvas
Size: 30" x 22"     
Framed size: 37" x 29"
Joan Brancale, Cape Cod
  Bathing Beauties
Acrylic on canvas
Size: 24" x 30"     
Framed size: 28" x 32"

Anne Boucher

Joan Brancale is an oil painter from Massachusetts with a studio in Hingham and in West Dennis on Cape Cod. Painting trips take her to Maine and other regional locales looking for nostalgic settings or local color but most of the summer Joan lives and works on Cape Cod. Her paintings delight in many summers spent there, knowing where to explore for beauty off the beaten track or finding bits of summer life that tell a story. The appeal of her work is in expressive brushwork, rich color and the artist’s ability to explore the emotional underpinning of a scene beyond what she sees. Her imagination triggers connections that often resonate with collectors.

Joan began her career as a professional scenic designer for theatre. After graduating from Mount Hoyloke College Joan received an MFA in Design from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and became a member of United Scenic Artists Local #829 in NYC, before moving to Massachusetts where she lives with her husband Bob, raised two sons, continued to free-lance in theatre and develop as a fine artist. She is a juried Artist Member of the Copley Society of Art, a juried Gallery Artist at Cape Cod Art Association and at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA, where she also teaches.


  • 1975 - MFA in Theatre Design, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • 1973 - BA Cum Laude in Theatre Arts, Mount Holyoke College

Professional Affiliations

  • Juried Copley Artist, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
  • Gallery Artist, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
  • Juried Artist Member, Cape Cod Art Association

Selected Articles

  • 2007 - Cape Cod Life Spring/Summer Arts Edition
  • July 2006 - American Art Collector

Art Exhibitions

  • February 2012 - Six Puppets Created for “Willy Wonka”, The Inly Players,
  • January 2012 - “Impressions of France” Laura Segil Gallery Monrovia, CA
  • December 2012 - “Girls Just Wanna Paint James Library Gallery, Norwell, MA
  • Summer 2011 - Two Juried COSO Shows: “Windswept” at CC Cultural Center
  • August 2010 - “2nd Acadia Invitational”: Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME
  • May 2010 - COSO “Atlantic and Beyond” Marine Show, Juror John Stobart
  • January 2010 - Invitational “Seasoned Palette” Narrows Center for the Arts
  • 2002 - ongoing Solo and group shows, Addison Art Gallery
  • 2006, 2005 - North River Fine Arts Juried Calendar, July Artist
  • 2005 - Juried “Best and Brightest” Scottsdale Artists’ School
  • July 2004 - Solo, Northeast Fine Arts, NE Harbor, ME
  • March 2003 - Solo, South Shore Art Center, Paul Pratt Gallery, Cohasset, MA
  • June 2002 - Juried Blue Ribbon, South Shore Art Center
  • 2002, 1996 - Solo shows, James Library Gallery, Norwell, MA


  • July 2011 - Honorable mention, “Blue Ribbon Show” S.S. Art Center
  • February 2011 - Honorable Mention: NRAS Members', SSAC Blue Ribbon
  • June 2006, 2007 - First, Third: Oils, Beacon Hill Art Walk, Boston, MA
  • May 2004 - First, Oils, Juried Festival Show, North River Fine Arts
  • February 1999 - Award of Excellence, North River Fine Arts Members' Show
  • 1978 - “The Real Paper” Annual Top Ten Award for Set Design,


  • 2006, 2009, 2011 - Oil Painting, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
  • 1982-1997 - History of Costume/Décor, Design Techniques, Scenic Design, Harvard, Emerson, Brandeis, Bridgewater State

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