"In my work, I try to capture fleeting moments in nature with a sense of time and place. I've come to love the inspiring Bucks County landscape, a great place to thrive as an artist."
A graduate of The Parsons School of Design, Jo-Ann was formerly an art director in the editorial publishing field in NYC. She has been a resident of Bucks County, PA for the past 24 years. Jo-Ann Osnoe's paintings in both watercolor and oil are derived from familiar surroundings of the Delaware River, canal, vanishing farmsteads and historic towns. She values the practice of painting from life, and captures an immediate moment through light, color, and mood.
Selected Juried Exhibitions:
Garden State Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show 2016, 2017
24th Annual Byers Bucks Fever Art Exhibition 2010, 2012, 2014
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 Annual Juried Exhibitions
Artsbridge Juried Art Exhibits, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012—15
Holbein Materials Award: Garden State Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition 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
Honorable Mention: Tinicum Art Festival, 2002
Chapman Gallery Holiday Show, Doylestown, PA. Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 6 to 9 pm. www.thechapmangallery.com
"Small Works 2016" at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery, Washington Crossing, PA. November 5 - December 30, 2017. Opening Reception: Sunday, November 5, 1 to 4 pm. www.canalframe.com
Garden State Watercolor Society 48th Annual Juried Exhibition at D&R Greenway, One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ. June 22 - August 18, 2017. Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
WOW, "Spring into Art" Pop-Up Gallery, 14 1/2 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. April 28 - June 8.
Artsbridge Members Show at Prallsville Mill, Stockton, NJ, Feb. 4 thru 19. Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2 to 5 pm. www.artsbridgeonline.com
Garden State Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show at Ellarslie Museum, Trenton, NJ. November 19, 2016 - January 15, 2017. Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19, 7 to 9 pm. www.ellarslie.org