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Artist Showcase in the Pavilion

Virtual Showcase Featured Artist

Joshua Silver Banks

Josh showcases his art at Els for Autism’s Awe in Autism event.


Joshua Silver Banks passed away on January 17, 2021 at the age of 33. Josh lived a passionate life, and enjoyed many hobbies such as food, yoga, horseback riding, hiking, sailing, dance and yoga. He was also talented artist, and loved to express himself through his art.

To celebrate Josh’s amazing life, his family would like to make Josh’s art available for donation to benefit Els for Autism. Click “View items” above

Purchase Josh’s Notecards

We’d like to extend our most heartfelt sympathies to Josh’s family and thank them for allowing us to share his talents with the greater autism community. Josh leaves a beautiful legacy through his art and the joy and light he brought to so many.

Josh’s Virtual Art Gallery

Use the arrows below to view Josh’s art.

Artist Biography

Joshua discovered this talent for his use of chalk, paint, and marker when his mother packed art supplies for him while evacuating from a hurricane. He loved to rapidly cover pieces of paper with his brightly colored strokes. He was encouraged by a visiting art professor, Mari Omori to display his artwork. Josh also took several art lessons from local visual artist Ken Grey.  His works have been featured in 11 group shows, as well as three solo shows. He distributed his works via prints and notecards for six years, raising money for various special needs nonprofits.


Would you like to become a featured artist in the Artist Showcase?  Each quarter the Foundation will feature a new artist in the Pavilion, located at The Els Center of Excellence, 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, FL.  The Pavilion is used as a multipurpose classroom/studio for art shows, events and other gatherings.


  • The artwork is from an artist with special needs or supporting special needs
  • 12 or more pieces of art to display
  • The artist can visit three times during the quarter the artwork is displayed
  • Please note that the artist is responsible for the transit of the artwork to and from the gallery.

For consideration, please submit sample artwork images and the artist bio to:

Contact: Nicole Poundstone, Development Manager

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