StudioArtVartanian was one of the most active, most significant members on Renderosity. Her work ethic and friendliness have earned her many awards and friendships over the past ten years. Her superb workmanship was only matched by her generosity, as she often shared her talents for free and gladly mentored new artists. On the other side of the screen, she was known as Joanna.
At the end of July 2016, we learned that Joanna had suddenly passed away. Our community was special to her, and she took a beloved part of Renderosity with her. This page is dedicated to her life and the impact it had on all of us.
How We Remember Her
As such a talented person, it was hardly a surprise that vendor awards came in a bundle one after the other. It's a shame that her most recent one, the Most Valuable Product plaque, arrived to her family only after her sudden and untimely death.
Or perhaps it was destiny as Jo loved Renderosity and her friends here. It was the biggest part of her life. In a way, we will all be around to keep her company forever… That plaque will be placed on her tombstone along with her photo and the rest of the memorabilia put in the display window, which traditionally accompanies many Greek graves.
A true five-star vendor and dear friend in our hearts, and as such one who will live in eternity!
TributesTribute gallery for StudioArtV - add yours!
Joanna's life was unmistakably tied to the Renderosity community. Her work and her friends are all here.
You are encouraged to participate in the discussion thread to the left. Share your favorite experiences and memories of StudioArtVartanian with the rest of us, or simply offer your condolences.
We also have a new tribute gallery as shown above. Use your skills to show your appreciation. You can use her artwork as inspiration, or come up with your own personal way to express what she meant to you. Share it with everyone and help make this online memorial reflect the significance of her life.
Thanks to renapd for the moving eulogy used throughout this page!
Many of you have asked about how you can help Joanna's family. We are moved by your sentiments, and we are looking for some good options. You'll understand that we cannot give out personal information nor transfer money on your behalf due to legal risk. We are looking for good alternatives, and we will be keep you updated as the lighbulbs appear.