Welcome! To Joanne Miller Rafferty Fine Art ~ Thank you for Visiting!
Studio, May 2015
~~~~~~The earth without Art is just "Eh"~~~~~~
APRIL 23 TO MAY 14, 2015 ~ "Joanne Rafferty ~ Songs of the Heart" ~ Exhibition at Gallery on Fifth ~ Mercado, Naples, Florida ~
Just arrived at Gallery on Fifth
www.artorg.net ~ The Joy of Peace #1 ~ 40 x 60
UPCOMING OPENING ~ Chasen Galleries, Richmond, Virginia ~ May 28, 2015
Preview of paintings on the Portfolio of Works Page
Edition Beautiful Red Series ~ 48 x 48" ~ Available May 28
Joanne Miller Rafferty is one of 13 artists featured in a new book by Veronica Winters. Interviews and Demonstrations included. Available on Amazon!! : http://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Realist-Drawing-Painting-Beyond/dp/149967984X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1404007223&sr=8-2&keywords=art+lessons+veronica+winters
Joanne is an Artist to Collect in the winter 2014 issue of Arabella Magazine of Canadian Art, Architecture and Design. Fifteen full color plates and an extended article on the life and work of the artist ~ pages 220 to 237 ~
Thank you Gallerie 505, Lahaina, Maui for a Fantastic Show! ~ November 2014
"Heavens Bounty" ~ 24 x 24" ~ Unity of the Spheres Exhibition
County College of Morris, New Jersey
SOLD in New York ~ Central Park Gallery ~"Patterns of Rhythm #2 and #3"
The journey of one color vibrating through another and the balancing of light as more and more collage pieces are incorporated into my work makes the concept of the landscape richer, sometimes more complicated, sometimes freer, producing a sense of motion and a place for contemplation. The uncertainty is the adventure; there is a higher vision. Perhaps over the horizon line the vision becomes more clear. Sometimes it only leads to another quest, that not being the final journey. My landscapes challenge traditional boundaries and sometimes give us new ones. Not always referencing specific memories, sometimes incorporating visual shorthand, the collage elements evoke fragments and memories of a universal nature.
American Contemporary Abstract Artist Joanne Miller Rafferty, listed in Who's Who in American Art, 2000 Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century, Strathmore Who's Who, Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers and a member of the National Association of Women Artists has enjoyed a career spanning thirty years.
She is widely collected and is exhibited in over 1000 public and private collections including the Exxon Corporation, IBM, Marriott Hotels, UBS, Compuserve, PSEG, Master Card International and American Express. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from Daemen College and graduate studies for permanent certification in Art Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
She has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Hickory Art Musem, the Monmouth Museum, the Cayuga Museum of Art, the Members Gallery of the Albright Knox Museum, the Noyes Museum and the Museum of the Great Plains.