Joseph Palmerio

About the Artist

Joseph Palmerio, born in Philadelphia, PA in 1949, has been a resident of Sarasota for the past twenty-eight years. He earned his degree in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. He studied art appreciation at the Barnes Foundation, sculpture at the Frudakis Academy and metal sculpture at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, all located in Pennsylvania.  He taught painting in community arts centers in Pennsylvania and Colorado, and spent seven years teaching physically challenged adults in Philadelphia. 

Palmerio exhibits throughout the United States. Numerous private and public collections include his works. In 1988, Acme Market Corporation commissioned him to create six large landscapes for their headquarters in Great Valley, PA. In 1989, the City of Philadelphia contracted him to create a 10’ x 30’ mural for the historic Murphy Recreation Center. In 2004, Motivation Inc, hired Palmerio to paint two 12’ x 40’ murals of the Mel Fisher Expedition of Atocha Treasure inside the Orlando International Airport. In 2008, he painted a 10' x 40' mural for the Duval House Bed and Breakfast in Key West, FL.  Recently, Palmerio participated in the Oil Painters of America (OPA) national show in Steamboat Springs, CO and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS) show in Annapolis, MD.

Arts on Douglas proudly represents Joseph Palmerio. He also exhibits with Waterfront Gallery in Apalachicola, FL and Cortille Gallery in Provincetown, MA.  In addition, he has been selected as an Artist-in-Residence for the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, and the Everglades National Park, FL.  

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Past Solo Exhibitions at Arts on Douglas

April 1 - 29, 2017: Joseph Palmerio: A Journey with Paint