An academic background in design and printmaking provides structure for my art. Photography is an implementation of personal expression which allows images to emerge as bold statements
I applaud the daring strength of color awash in the natural landscape. In contrast I see abstract design emerge from the urban landscape often nearby in the pockets of decay rich in texture and contrast. The everyday commonplace becomes a mystery open for exploration. An inquisitive photographer at heart, I believe imagery does reveal a story as each photograph is created with sublime intent and substance
JoAnn is an accomplished artist and management coordinator with a demonstrated commitment to the visual arts emphasizing Creativity, Development and Education.
As an artist, JoAnn’s fine art photography has been recognized nationally and regionally through juried exhibits, galleries and private collections. A Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College focusing on design and printmaking provides the academic structure for her photography.
Her focus on the arts and photography has lead to creating, leading and coordinating photographic and creative workshops. As an educator JoAnn has instructed photography classes for Waukesha County Technical College, Alverno College, UW-Waukesha Continuing Education and Flat Head Community College in Kalispell, Montana. As a project coordinator, JoAnn developed programs in Photography and Art Classes for UW Waukesha Continuing Education.
JoAnn serves as Art Committee Chairperson for the Waukesha Civic Theatre Gallery. She was a founding member of Waukesha Art Fest and Director of Artist Recruitment. She served as board member and past president of the Waukesha County Federated Library System. JoAnn holds membership in two professional organizations: The Society of Photographic Educators and the Coalition of Photographic Arts.