"Busing has a special gift with color. Her 21 works lifts your spirit as you walk into the gallery.... this is a quiet exhibition… it is worth a visit of contemplation and quiet thought.”
--Pat Davidson Reef, Critic, Special to the Sun Journal – Maine.
"Writing about Joan Busing, whose unique 'Moon Series' of monoprints is currently on display in the Spiegel Gallery of the Maine Jewish Museum, is close to impossible. This life-long artist and New York transplant to Maine is a human 'Nor'easter who has stormed the world of art and adds tons of creative energy as she describes her unique painting process...."
"The common quality of the simple circle on a square in painting is spiritual, whether we’re talking about mandalas or Malevich. And that is the shared space of Crisp’s and Busing’s handsome and thoughtful work."
--Daniel Kany, Art Historian, Portland Press Herald