Joanna has a strong background in figurative and landscape painting.  She works in many media
such as acrylics, pastels, watercolors and oils to combine them in her mixed media artworks.  She
received her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.  She
also trained with nationally known artists, Michael Del Priore in portraiture, Leonard Wren in
landscape painting and Gerald Brommer in collage. She studied art abroad in Paris in 2000 and
in Venice, Rome and Florence in 2004.  In 2009, Joanna 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.

On-line Representation & Link
www.saatchiart.com/joannacoke

Invitational Shows:
“The Artist is the Greatest Healer” - 2014, curated by Stefania Carrozzini
        Exhibited at Vierraumladen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
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, Exhibited at 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

Gallery Representation:
Ameriprise Financial, 2006 - present, 5551 Marquesas Circle, Sarasota, FL
Gallery Enormous, 2002 - 2005, Main Street, St. Peteresburg, FL

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

Membership:
Florida Artists Group (FLAG),  2012
Florida Watercolor Society,  2012
Women's Contemporary Artists, 2006-2011

Juried Shows:
International Society Experimental Artists, ISEA - 2013, Big Arts, Sanibel, FL
ISEA/NWS Wales Exchange Exhibit - 2013, Traveling Exhibit, Wales, UK
FLAG, Area 7 Exhibition - 2013, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL
FLAG, Area 6 Exhibition - 2013, The 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, www.floridawatercolorsociety.org/online-show.php
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, 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
(Scholarship Award of Excellence)
Figurative Explorations - 2002, Gallery Enormous, St. Petersburg, FL

Degrees:                    
Master of Fine Arts - Painting,   2005
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Art Education, B.S.,   2002
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

Internship:         
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,  
           2004-05        
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
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