MOSCOW, Idaho – June 1, 2016 – The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery presents “Sara Joyce: Myth, Dream and Dramatic Episodes,” a traveling exhibit exploring the depth and breadth of work by prolific Idaho artist Sara Joyce (1923-2011), who signed her work simply, “SARA.”


The exhibit begins in Moscow, running concurrently with an exhibit presenting the work of renowned Moscow-based tapestry weaver, Sarah Swett. Both exhibits open Friday, June 17, and run through Saturday, July 30. A reception at the Prichard Art Gallery will be 5-10 p.m. Friday, June 17, as part of the annual Moscow Artwalk.


Joyce was a lifelong creator who sewed clothing and furnished her homes and studios by hand. She had a highly developed personal vision as an artist that came from writing about her thoughts and dreams, expanded through drawings and small paintings, and evolved into larger oil paintings and fabric and clay sculptures. For Joyce, there was little division between the day-to-day world and that of dreams and myths.


“This is our second exhibit of Sara’s work,” said Roger Rowley, director of the Prichard Art Gallery. “We’ve borrowed many significant pieces from private collections for this exhibit. We are pleased to expand the reach of one of Idaho’s most original contemporary artists through this travelling exhibit.”


Following its showing in Moscow, the Joyce exhibit will also be shown at:

  • Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana — Sept. 9 through Dec. 31, 2016
  • The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho in Idaho Falls — Jan. 19 through March 25, 2017

The exhibit is accompanied by a full-color catalog. Learn more about the artist at


The Prichard Art Gallery summer hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday. The Prichard is an outreach facility of the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture and is located at 414/416 S. Main St. on the corner of Fifth Street and Main Street in downtown Moscow. Admission is free. Additional information about Sara’s work is available at Photos of the Friends and Family Reception can be viewed here.