Awarded the Edward L. Ryerson Travelling Fellowship from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Received the Premio Lissone (Lissone Prize) in Milan, Italy.
Received an Honorary Doctorate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Recieved the Brandeis University Creative Arts Awards Citation in Painting.
Received an Honorary Doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Received the Award for Painting by the French Ministry of Culture.
Awarded Le Grand Prix des Arts (Peinture) of the City of Paris.
Joan Mitchell Foundation established. The Foundation provides grants, stipends and scholarships for painters and sculptors. The Foundation also seeks out avenues to meet the needs of artists such as colloquiums and workshops, classes and other resource facilities.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation has presented its 2006 grants to 25 painters and sculptors, who each receive $25,000.