“Blue Ridge Reflection 2” was selected in the Special Merit Category for the Abstracts Competition by Light Space & Time, March 2016.
"Solarized Wings” accepted for 2015 Jax Juried Exhibit, Jacksonville Art Center, Floyd, Virginia August - September 2015
Solo exhibit of ten works at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, North Carolina, as part of their Emerging Artis Series. June, 2015
“Frank Lloyd Wright Spire” was selected and displayed in the Special Recognition Category for the All Photography Art Competition by Light Space & Time, May 2015.
Exhibition of 20 pieces at Gaston County Municipal Buildings from February 9 - May 8th, 2015.
“Drag Queen," was accepted by PhotoPlace’s juried exhibit, PORTRAITURE: EXPRESSION & GESTURE. The juror was Juror Karen Haas curator of The Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Their unprecedented collection of over 6000 images includes 2500 photographs by Edward Weston, the entire photographic estate of Charles Sheeler, and 500 works by Ansel Adams. Arbus, Brancusi, Bravo, Cunningham, Frank, Fuss, Goldin, Kertesz, Lange, Michals, Modotti, Morell, Penn, Steichen, Strand, Sudek, and many more round out the amalgam of Masters over which Ms. Haas keeps. December 2014.
Two pieces exhibited at the Self Portrait Exhibition at the Jacksonville Art Center in Floyd Virginia October - November 2014.
Five Awards awarded by the Piedmont Photography Club, Annual Awards 2014.
“Texture” was selected and displayed in the Special Recognition Category for the Figurative Art Competition by Light Space & Time, June 2014.
The Gaston County Museum of Art & History hosted a one-person exhibition of Joel’s work from December, 2014 through February, 2015
“Belly Dancer” was selected and displayed in the Special Recognition Category for the Figurative Art Competition by Light Space & Time, May 2014.
The Raleigh Fine Arts Society has selected “Blue Water” for their North Carolina Artists Exhibition. A total of 475 pieces were submitted by 248 artists for consideration. Seventy pieces were selected by Juror, Dr. Eric Denker, Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art. This work will be on display at the Duke Energy Center for the performing Arts in Raleigh from March through April, 2014.
“Venice at Night” was selected and displayed in the Special Recognition Category for the Citi Scapes Art Competition by Light Space & Time, February 2014.
“Elephant” was selected and displayed in the Special Recognition Category for the All Photography Art Competition by Light Space & Time, January 2014.
A one-person show “People and Places” at the Community Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from Jan through March, 2013
“Reflecting Pond” was selected and displayed in the Special Recognition Category for the Seasons Art Competition by Light Space & Time, December 2013.
“Budapest Dancers” was selected by the A. Smith Gallery for their juried exhibition "Celebrations" November, 2013.
“Women Carry Heavy Burdens” was selected for Open Art Exhibition – Photography & Digital, November 2013. The gallery received 673 entries from 24 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and Ukraine. In addition, the gallery received entries from 36 different states and the District of Columbia. This juried exhibition was sponsored by the Light Space & Time Gallery.
First Place Intermediate Color Print, 2013 Piedmont Photography Club Annual Competition.
Two pieces selected and exhibited at the Watlinton Gallery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, January 2013.