JoAnne Thompson



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JoAnne Thompson, a native of Huntington, WV. Born November 21, 1964. All she ever wanted to be was an artist, what that means to her has evolved over time. Her fundamental education came early with a love to draw and paint. By her mother’s side she learned to sew: Constructing her own formals and Halloween costumes, to running a custom sewing business, designing and creating clothing and costumes for show choirs and the local theater.

JoAnne’s professional education began at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where graphic design was the career direction she choose. Continuing to gain more knowledge she attended Marshall University in the Fine Arts department honing her skills in drawing, watercolors, and photography, to later completing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Digital Arts from Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Conway, SC.

Now JoAnne enjoys designing printed projects for businesses, while working at various printing companies. Designing book covers, typesetting and creating advertising materials at Publishers Place a book publisher, designing jewelry using her computer skills assisting her husband Daniel Thompsons at their business Carnelian Jewelers, and also as a creative service artist, designing ads for the Herald Dispatch in Huntington, WV.

From West Virginia, to now living in Myrtle Beach with her husband, JoAnne still just wants to be an artist.


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.