Joseph Palmerio

About the Artist

Joseph Palmerio was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1949 and has been a resident of Sarasota for the past 29 years. He is a 1979 graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and studied at the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion, PA. He also studied landscape painting with Louis B. Sloan, sculpture at the Frudakis Academy of the Fine Arts, and metal sculpture at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, all located in Philadelphia.  He has conducted seminars and taught painting in community arts centers and, more recently, developed workshops for physically challenged adults, including sculpture classes for the blind. In 2018, Palmerio led a painting workshop for veterans at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Palmerio has participated in numerous TV and radio segments, including an interview on NPR Arts Edition with Amy Tardiff. Palmerio’s work is in private collections throughout the country and he has also won many awards for his plein air paintings.  Recently, Palmerio won a Merit award for the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society and exhibited in their national show in 2020.  He was also an Artist-In-Residence with the Everglades National Park, Florida, and the Great Sand Dune National Park, Colorado.

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Past Solo Exhibitions at Arts on Douglas

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

March 6 - 26, 2021: Joseph Palmerio: Pushing the Paint