|On August 5, 2005, Joelle
lost her valiant three year battle with cancer. Though her physical presence
here on earth is and will always be greatly missed, her legacy of work
will live on. Just days
before Joelle lost her long battle with cancer, she received word that she had
been invited to participate in the June 2006 Prix de West Invitational Art Show at
the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This had
been her dream. The National Cowboy and
Western Heritage Museum did not hang her work because of her death.
HOWEVER, Joelle's bronze, "Waitin" was sold at the invitational
art auction during the awards banquet at Prix de West for an astounding
sum. The bronze was then donated to the Museum. A very nice
tribute to Joelle was printed in the Prix de West Catalog.
Joelle's work will be shown at:
Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum
November 7,8, & 9, 2014