Jo-Ann Osnoe

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Embracing oil and cold wax as my newest medium, I have found it to be exactly the means of expression I’ve been looking for! After painting traditional subject matter in both oil and watercolor for twenty years, I was searching for a new challenge involving a more intuitive process. With mark making, colors, textures and shapes, I allow the painting to develop with no preconceived idea of the end result. It is a process of experimentation and discovery with an element of surprise. I am able to suggest a story with a bit of mystery left to the viewer’s interpretation.

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS: Philadelphia Water Color Society International Exhibition 2018 Garden State Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 Philadelphia Sketch Club’s Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings 2008, 2011, 2012 21st, 28th, 29th & 31st Annual Ellarslie Open Coryell Gallery 22nd, 25th, 27th thru 32nd Annual Juried Art Exhibitions Phillips’ Mill 71st, 80th, 82nd & 89th Annual Juried Exhibitions Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery’s Annual Juried Exhibitions, 2002—2011 Artsbridge Juried Art Exhibits, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012—15 AWARDS & HONORS: 3rd Place – Abstract, Boldbrush Painting Competition July 2020 3rd Place Award, Small but Mighty Exhibition, Garden State Watercolor Society 2020 Holbein Materials Award, Garden State Watercolor Society Juried Show 2017 Utrecht Award for Excellence in Painting at Ellarslie Open XXIX, 2011 Best Small Landscape: Artsbridge Member’s Show 2010 Honorable Mention: NOVA Galaxy 2009 Honorable Mention: Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery “Creative Flow”, 2009 Juror’s Award: Perkins Center for the Arts Juried Watercolor Exhibit, 2009 Honorable Mention: Coryell Gallery’s 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, 2007 First Place in Oil/Acrylic: Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery’s Juried Exhibition, 2006 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: Artists of Yardley Artsbridge Garden State Watercolor Society New Hope Art League Philadelphia Water Color Society GALLERY REPRESENTATION: Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery, Washington Crossing, PA Chapman Gallery, Doylestown, PA