As we count down to Paint Annapolis 2016, MFA will be featuring diffrent artists of the day to let you learn more about the people who are competing and exhibiting in Paint Annapolis.

Paint Annapolis 2016
Competition: May 30th through 
Exhibition: June

Joe Palmerio

Joe was born in Philadelphia, PA and has been a resident of Sarasota for the past 20 years. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Barnes Foundation, Lower Merion, PA. He studied sculpture at the Frudakis Academy and metal sculpture at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

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A roofer by trade, he also worked for 23 years as a recreational leader for the City of Philadelphia and was the Director of Recreation for the Ute Mountain Indian tribe in Colorado. He has a private pilot’s license and also maintains a Master Captains boating license, having captained boats for over 12 years.

He taught painting in community arts centers in Philadelphia and Colorado, and spent 7 years teaching physically challenged adults in Philly.

He is in numerous private galleries and collections across the country, including The Coville Collection in Sarasota and the Harvard Collection in Philadelphia.

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