JOANNE M. VELLA      71 Hearthstone Dr.  Gansevoort, NY 12831          (formerly Joanne Felt)                                           web site: 

SELECTED SOLO/TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS (Total 25): Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 4/00; 4/93; McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta GA, 11/96;Univ.of South Carolina at Spartanburg, Art Gallery, Spartanburg, SC, 3/94; Adirondack Com. College, Art Gallery, Queensbury, NY, 9/93; Upstairs Gallery, The Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY,11/92; Chuck Levitan Gallery, NY, NY, 5/92; Ann Grey Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, 5/91; Steuban Park Gallery, Utica, NY, 6/89; Capitol Rep Gallery, Albany, NY, 4/89; Percival Galleries, Des Moines, IA, 5/88; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 12/87; Cedar Rapids Art Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA, 6/87; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, 4/83.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (total 80): Selected Art Faculty Exhibition, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 9/14; 10/09; 10/06; Riverfront Studios, Schuylerville, NY, 11/09;11/08; 11/07; 11/06; 5/05; 12/05; 11/04; Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY 12/05; 9/04; 9/03;The Davis Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, 9/99;The Works Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, 7/99; Pen and Brush Club, NY, NY, 11/7/96 2nd Prize; Russell Sage College Gallery, Troy, NY, 12/95; 5/94;The McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 7/95; 7/83;The Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport, NY, 6/95; Lever House, NY, NY, 4/95;10/88; House of Representatives Cannon House Rotunda, Washington DC, 8/94; 4/92; Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NY, NY, 7/93. Figurative Award; Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY, 5/92; Jacob Javits Federal Bldg., NY, NY, 10/89; 6/92; 92 Grumbacker Award; Montserrat Art Gallery, NY, NY, 9/91; Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, annually 88‑03 New York State Museum, Albany, NY, 10/89; Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA, 3/88; SohoFederal Bldg., NY, NY, 5/87; Olson-LarsenGalleries, W. Des Moines, IA, 6/8.                                                   

 SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS (total 60):                                                                                                                             28th Annual National Drawing & Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, 4/94. Purchase Award                                                    28th/26th National Annual, Fine Arts Institute, San Bernardino County Art Museum, Redlands, CA, 9/91; 9/93.                                                  6th International Open Exhibition, Magnum Opus ‘93, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA, 8/93;                                                   State of the Art ‘93, New England Fine Arts Institute's National Invitational, Northeast Trade Center, Woburn, MA, 5-93.                          1992/1989 Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY, 6/89; 6/92. 1992 Mohawk Hudson Community Foundation Daniel V. McNamee Memorial Award.                                                                                                                                           Louisiana Watercolor Society 22nd International Exhibition, World Trade Center, New Orleans, LA, 5/92.                                                     Juried International Show '91, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, 11/91. Honorable Mention Award.                                            West Bank Art Guild Annual National Exhibition, World Trade Center, New Orleans, LA, 10/91.                                                                             1991 Intermountain Artist National Art Exhibition, IAI Gallery, Fall River Mills, CA, 9/91.                                                                                            8th Annual National  Miniature Exhibition, Art Gallery of Fells Point, Baltimore, MD, 9/91.                                                                                     26th Annual Nat'l Exhib., Fine Arts Institute, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA, 9/1991. Dick Blick Award.                                    4th Nat'ional Open Exhibition, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA, 8/91.                                                                                                 7th Alcoa Gallery National Exhibition, Gallery '76, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA, 4/90.                                                                   14th Annual Regional RCCA Landscape Competition, RCCA Gallery, Troy, NY, 4/90.                                                                                            24th Annual National Drawing and Sculpture Show, Del Mar College Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX, 4/90.                                                               Art USA/Internt'l Exhibition, W. Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO, 9/89. Honorable Mention Award.                                   Dakotas 100, International Exhibition of Works on Paper, Dickinson State University, ND, 9/88.                                                                           The 37th/36th Iowa Artists Exhibition, Des Moines Art Center, DM, IA, 7/87; 7/88; 87 1st Place Painting Award.                                               1988 Stockton National IV - Print and Drawing Exhibition, The Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA, 4/88.                                                                     The Pittsburgh W/C Society's Annual Nat'l Exhib. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, 3/88. Cappy & Co. Awd.                           19th/17th National Works on Paper Exhibition, Minot State College, Minot, ND, 2/87; 2/88.                                                                                       2nd Annual Internat'l Exhibition of Miniature Art Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 11/87.                                                                                    Iowa Watercolor Society, 10th/9th An'l Exhib., Indian Hills College Gallery, Ottumwa, IA, 9/87 Traveling Exhibition; 9/86.                           1987/1986 Fine Arts Exhib., State of IA. Cultural Bldg., Des Moines, IA, 8/87; 8/86;  87 Merit Award; 86 Hon. Mention.                                   Iowa Artists on Paper Invitational, Park Place Gallery, Des Moines, IA, 6/87. Purchase Award.                                                                              Mt. San Jacinto Juried Open, Fine Arts Gallery, Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA, 1/87.                                                                      LaGrange National, Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange, GA, 4/86.                                                                                                  78th Annual Des Moines Women's Club Exhib., Hoyt Sherman Place Art Gallery, Des Moines, IA, 1/86. 2nd Place Award.                            Water Media U. S. Open, Fine Arts Center en Taos, NM, 6/85.  6th and 3rd Place Awards.                                                                       Adirondacks Nat'l Exhibion of American Watercolors, Com. Arts Center, Old Forge, NY, 9/84. Abelove Award.                                          Wesleyan 2nd Internat'l Exhibition of Prints & Drawings, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA, 1/83. Traveling Exhibition.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:  Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines IA; Iowa State University Brunnier Art Museum, Ames, IA; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; Del Mar College, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery, Corpus Christi; TX; Anderson College Gallery, Anderson, SC. and many private collections in US, England and Italy.

GALLERY  REPRESENTATION:   Riverfront Studios, Schuylerville, NY 2004-09; Drawing Center, NY, NY, 85-present;The McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 83- 2000; Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY, 92-present; The Steuben Park Gallery, Utica, NY, 89/90; Percival Galleries, Inc, Des Moines, IA, 88-90;

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY: The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution, November 8, 1996, featuring Joanne Felt's work in two-person exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery. Pilgrimage, 1994, mixed-media, 50 x 38".                                                                                                                 Post Star, 10/10/1994, Glens Falls, NY by Barbara Melville, Snake Ritual, 1993, oil on canvas, 60 x 79".                                                               The Saratogian, 1993, Saratoga Springs, NY.  Featured exhibition at Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore  College. Primordial Exhilaration, 1993, oil on canvas, 60 x 79".                                                                                                                                                                                        Schenectady News, 1992, Schenectady, NY., Regional. And They Call The Wind, 1992, oil on canvas,  48 x 60".                                                    The Saratogian, 5/1991, Saratoga Springs, NY., Thoughts Have Wings, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 54".                                                          New Art Examiner, 2-1988, Chicago, IL. Joanne Felt, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, by Jan Shotwell. Thoughts Have Wings, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 54".                                                                                                                                                                                           Des Moines Register, 12/20/1987, Des Moines, IA. Gusto, Paintings by Joanne Felt, by Elliot Nusbaum. The Memories, 1987, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 54".                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The 36th Iowa Artists Exhibition, Catalogue, Des Moines Art Center,Des Moines, IA., 4/25/1987.  It's The Last Time, 1985, acrylic on canvas,  42 x 54".                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Iowa Architect, 9/1985, Des Moines, IA. The Artist-In-Residence, by Patricia Zingsheim.                                                                                       Des Moines Magazine, 7/1985. Des Moines, IA. Artist-In-Residence,  by Dave Krause.  Irreplaceable Yet Replaceable, 1985, acrylic on canvas, 48 1/2 x 60".                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Griffon News, 1/24/1985. St. Joseph, MO.                                                                                                                                                           Brick Literature and Art, 1983. Huntsville, AL, Reach In Vain, 1979, graphite on paper, 22 x 30" and Escape, 1980, graphite, 22 x 30".           The Huntsville Times, 4/10/1983. Huntsville, AL. Touch, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60".                                                                                    The Daily Illini, 2/26/1982. Urbana/Champaign, IL. Is It Heaven, It Seems Like Hell?, 1980, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 57".                                    2nd Exhibition of Northern Illinois Students, Catalogue, Illinois Bell, 5/14/1981. Chicago, IL., Music Room Without Music, 1980, watercolor on paper, 20 x 28".

 HONORS:             Skidmore Faculty Research Grants: 2010, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1997,1995, 1994, 1993,1991 & 1990. Pew Grant, Skidmore     (Total 20)              College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1/92; Yaddo Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY12/89 to 1/90.

COMMISSIONS:   Scott and Amy Duffy, Gansevoort, NY, Cabby, 42 x 54” Oil on Canvas, 2009;                                                                       (Total 6)                 Filling Station Public Spaces Project, Des Moines, IA, Charlie, 42 X 54”, Acrylic on Canvas, 2002;                                            John Mandelbaum, Iowa Realty, West Des Moines, IA, As Seen Through The Key Hole, 1987, Watercolor, 25 x 39";                                          The Board of Regents, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, presented to B. D. Owens, President of NWMS University, upon retirement, Reflections (B. D. Owens Library), 84, acrylic, 24 x 36".                                                                                                                                 Robert Nelson Construction Company, Robert Nelson, Maryville, MO. 84, Recollections, 1984, watercolor, 22 x 30".                                FINALIST for Mauna Kea Observatory Commission, Visitor’s Center, Mauna Kea, Hawaii, 83. Interviewed in Hawaii with painting of Pele (Volcano Goddess) in conflict with Polliahu (Snow Goddess) according to Hawaiian mythology, Fire and Ice, 84, acrylic, 50 x 38”

ARTIST RESIDENCIES: Artist-in-Residence, Studio Arts Center International, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy, 5/2016                                          Artist-In-Residence, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 84-88

WORKSHOPS: Two Painting Workshops, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA. Imprimatura Oil Painting Techniques, 88.                         (Total 27)

PUBLIC LECTURES:  Studio Art Centers International, Florence Italy, 2010, 94; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY NY, 92;              (Total25)                     McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta GA, 96; University of Alabama, Huntsville, 82; University of Illinois, 82; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, 88; Hollins College, Roanoke Virginia, 95; Anderson College, Anderson, South Carolina, 83; University of Alabama, Huntsville, 83. 

TELEVISION INTERVIEWS: The Meeting Place Program, Channel 32, University of Iowas Video Production Lab, 6/87.                             (TOTAL 4)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Associate Professor of Art, Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY, 88-present.                                                           Associate Professor, Studio Arts Center International, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy; 5/2010; 5/94.                                                                   Artist-In-Residence, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 84-88.                                                                                                                     Assistant Professor of Art, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 84-88. (2/3 time).                                                                                                Assistant Professor of Art, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, 83-84.                                                                                      Visiting Professor, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL, 82-83.

 EDUCATION: M.F.A. Painting, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, IL, 5/82; GPA 4.8/5.0                                                                          B.F.A. Painting, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, IL, 5/80; GPA 4.9/5.0.                                                                                                       B.F.A. Art Education, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, IL, 5/74; GPA 4.7/5.0.