Joanna has a strong background in figurative and landscape painting, working in
acrylics, pastels, watercolors and oils to combine them in mixed media artworks.  She
received her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
and  also trained with nationally known artists, Michael Del Priore in portraiture,
Leonard Wren in landscape painting and Gerald Brommer in collage. Joanna studied art
abroad in Paris in 2000 and in Venice, Rome and Florence in 2004.  In 2009, she
participated in a joint artists' exhibit of American and Russia artists along with teaching
workshops in Novgorod, Russia.  In 2012, Joanna coordinated and instructed 2 traveling
art workshops to Santa Fe, NM, and St. Augustine, FL as well as an art journal workshop
in Tuscany, Italy in 2015.  In Nov. 2017, she instructed an art journal workshop in Cuba.

On-line Representation & Link

Gallery Representation:
ARTinside Gallery,  2017 to present,  32 So. Palm Ave, Sarasota,FL
Ameriprise Financial, 2006 - present,  5551 Marquesas Circle, Sarasota, FL
Gallery Enormous,  2002 - 2005,  Main Street,  St. Petersburg, FL

Invitational Shows:
Time Horizons - 2018, Camden Image Gallery,  London, England
curated by Stefania Carrozzini
Natural Elements - 2016,  Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL
Group Exhibit - 2015,  Salty Dog Gallery, Southwest Harbor, ME
“The Artist is the Greatest Healer” - 2014, Vierraumladen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
     curated by Stefania Carrozzini
Fine Art Society of Sarasota Studio Tours, 2013, Ringling School Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
"you must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star "- 2012   
curated by Stefania Carrozzini, Onishi Gallery, Chelsea, NY        
East Meets West - 2012,  Venice Art Center, Venice, FL
West Meets East - 2009, Novgorod State University Museum, Novgorod, Russia
PARTners  – 2007,  Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
Paint-Out in Paradise II – 2007, Venice Art Center, Venice, FL

One-Person Shows:
Color & Texture - Sunflowers & Abstracts – 2014, Women’s Resource Center, Sarasota, FL
On Location, plein air paintings - 2013,  Unity Gallery,  Sarasota, FL
Shelters & Landscapes - 2013, Ameriprise Financial, Sarasota, FL
Shackin' UP - 2009, Dancing Crane Gallery, Bradenton, FL
Shelters- 2009, Harmony Gallery, Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota, FL
Artists' Studio Tour - 2009, Venice Arts Council, FL
FantaScapes - 2008, ComCenter, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Surroundings - 2007, Glen Gallery, Longboat Key, FL
Road Trips - 2007, Unitarian Universalist Art Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Venus Luncheon - 2006, Maria Saraceno Gallery, St. Petersburg Beach, FL
Persona - 2005, MFA Thesis Show, LSU School Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
In One's Glory - 2001, Center Gallery, Tampa, FL

Blue Ridge Cabins - 2011, Blue Ridge, GA
Rock Raymond Farm - 2008, Downingtown, PN
Rayners - 2007, Sedona, AZ
Salamander Ridge - 2006, Green Mountain, NC

Florida Artists Group (FLAG),  2012 to present
Florida Watercolor Society,  2012 to present
National Watercolor Society, 2013 to present
International Society of Experiemental Artists, 2013 to present
International Society of Acrylic Painters,  2014 - present
Women's Contemporary Artists (WCA), 2006-2011

Juried Shows:
Int'l Society of Acrylic Painters - 2017,  Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL  
Simply Sensuous - 2016, Venice Art Center, FL     (Best of Show)
Florida Artist Group (FLAG), 66th Annual Symposium - 2016, Bonita Springs Art Center, FL
Florida Watercolor Society Online - 2016
Shenzhen Int’l Biennial Exhibition/NWS – 2015, Shenzhen Art Museum, China
Jurors:  Zhou Tianya, Art Chair of Jingshu Academy, Hubei, China  
Linda Doll, NWS, San Diego, CA. USA
Int'l. Society of Experimental Artists, ISEA – 2015, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI
Florida Artist Group (FLAG), 65th Annual Symposium – 2015, Leepa-Rattner Museum, St. Pete, FL
Florida Artist Group (FLAG), Area 7 Exhibition - 2015, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL
Florida Watercolor Society Online - 2015
International Society of Experimental Artists - 2014, NWS Art Gallery, San Pedro, CA
Florida Artist Group (FLAG) 64th Annual Symposium - 2014, St. Augustine Art Association, FL
International Society Experimental Artists, ISEA - 2013, Big Arts, Sanibel, FL
ISEA/NWS Wales Exchange Exhibit - 2013, Traveling Exhibit, Wales, UK
Florida Artist Group (FLAG), Area 7 Exhibition - 2013, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL
Florida Artist Group (FLAG), Area 6 Exhibition - 2013, Beach Arts, Indian Rocks, Clearwater, FL
Florida HiWay Women Exhibit - 2013, Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez, FL
8th Biennial National Art Exhibit - 2012, Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, FL
(Award of Excellence,  Juror - Dean Mitchell)
5th Annual Juried Show - 2012, The Windsors, Lakewood Ranch, FL
(1st Place Oils,Acrylics & Mixed Media & People's Choice Award)
Florida Watercolor Society On-line - 2012
Museum of Botany & the Arts - 2010, Selby Gardens - WCA, Sarasota, FL
4th Annual Juried Exhibit - 2010,  The Windsor, Lakewood Ranch, FL
National Juried XTO Nude Image Awards - 2009, X.TO/winners/2009winners.php,Hollywood,CA  
(2nd Place Fine Arts Illustration Award,  jurors: Robert Berman - B1 Gallery, Los Angeles,
Drome Magazine, Italy, Jugular, NYC, and Max Magazine, Italy)
4th Annual National Juried Show, 2008, Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL (Juror, Roy Slade)
WCA - 2007, Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL,  (People’s Choice Award)
Portrait and Figure - 2007, Art Center Venice, FL, (Best of Show)
A Family is...- 2006, Northwest Cultural Coucil, Barrington, IL
Dia de la Morte - 2006, Art Center Sarasota, FL
Selby Gallery - WCA  - 2006, Ringling School of Art & Design,Sarasota ,FL
Art of Travel - 2006, Art Center Longboat Key, FL
I Love Me, I Love You Not - 2006, White Dog Design, Sarasota, FL
Portrait and Figure - 2006, Art Center Venice, FL
15th Annual Town of Longboat Key - 2006, Art Center Longboat Key, FL
Small Treasures - 2005, Art Center of Sarasota, FL  
Art and Money - 2005, Shaw Center Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, (Best of Show)
Venus Envy - 2005, Oculus Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA        
22nd Annual NSA National Show - 2004, National Society of Artists, Santa Fe, TX
10th Annual Gulf Coast National Art Competition - 2004, Texas Art Museum, Port Arthur, TX
Color II International Exhibition - 2004, Period Gallery, Lincoln, NE,  (Special Recognition)
38th Annual Mother Lode National Art Exhibit - 2004, Placerville Arts Association,Placerville,CA
(Award of Excellence)
34th Annual River Road Show - 2003, Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, LA  
(Honorable Mention)
Drawing V International Exhibition - 2003, Period Gallery, Lincoln, NE,
(Honorable Mention)
Louisiana Art &: Artists' Guild - 2003, National Archive Building, Baton Rouge, LA,
(Honorable Mention)
Current Works - 2003, Gallery Enormous, St. Petersburg, FL
Las Damas d' Arte - 2002, Scarfone/Hartley Galleries, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
(Award of Excellence)
Figurative Explorations - 2002, Gallery Enormous, St. Petersburg, FL

Masters of Fine Arts - Painting,   2005,  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Art Education, B.S.,   2002     and      Art Studio - Painting, B.A.,    2002
Sun Coast Teachers’ Training (SCATT) Honors Program,   2002
      University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Florida Teacher Certification, K-12,  2002

Associates in Arts,  1985
,    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Senior Certificate in Fashion Design,  1990 - 1992
,   School of Fashion Design, Boston, MA

Elementary Teacher, Ruskin Elementary School, Ruskin, FL,  2002
Middle School Teacher, Rodgers Middle School, Riverview, FL,  2002

Teaching Experience:
Instructor   Color & Composition in Abstracts Workshop, Prairie Art Alliance, Springfield, IL 2013
Instructor   Santa Fe, NM and St. Augustine, FL, Traveling Workshops, 2012
Instructor   Mixed Media Workshop, Novgorod State Univ., Velikiy Novgorod, Russia, 2009        
Instructor   Acrylics, Color Theory, Pastels, Watercolor, Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL
                2006 to present
Instructor   Drawing and Mixed Media, Venice Art Center, Venice, FL,  2009 to present
Instructor   Color, Pastels and Composition, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL,  2008-12
Instructor   Figure Drawing I, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA,  2005
Instructor   Figure Drawing Workshops, Associated Women of the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA,  
Private       Drawing II and Art History-Museums, Teaching Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA for  
Instructor   Professor Arthur Skinner, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL,  2003-04

Substitute   Figure Drawing II and III, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA,  2002-05
Instructor   6-Month Modeling Course, Barbizon School of Modeling, Boston, MA,  1994-1995
                Certified Boston Teacher with Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Instructor   Fashion Illustration, School of Fashion Design, Boston, MA, 1993
Instructor   Introduction to Graphic Design and Introduction to Typography
                Rivier College, Nashua, NH,  1984-1985

Guest Speaker:        
Color Theory, Shell Point Community, Ft. Myers, FL - 2014
Why was Modern Art Significant? and  What is Contemporary Art? (which is not Modern Art)
Shell Point Community, Ft. Myers, FL - 2012
Critiquing Watercolor, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, 2011, 2013
History & Techniques in Mixed Media, Venice Art Center, Venice, FL,  2010
Pastels and Marketing, Associated Women of the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA,  2004-05
Advance Figure Drawing , Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA,  2003-05
Visiting Artist for Art Appreciation, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL,  2001
Joanna COKE