The winner of the 2012 Shelby County Arts Council Juried Art Show opens her solo exhibit at SCAC Gallery on March 4, 2013. Joanne Fogle captured the Best of Show prize for her oil painting titled “Woods in Winter”. This is her first solo exhibit as a professional artist. Joanne spends her creative time in her studio at Artists on the Bluff in Bluff Park, Alabama.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Joanne began her art education at the University of Montevallo in 1988. While attending Montevallo, Joanne won Excellence awards in both painting and printmaking and was accepted in the 1990 Southern Graphics Council Traveling Two Year Exhibition. Joanne returned to the Montevallo campus as an artist-in-residence to complete work on the Alabama Big Print project in 2002. The work from this project toured the state for two years and is placed in the permanent collections of the University of Montevallo and the Alabama School of Fine Arts.
Joanne is now enrolled at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to complete her Bachelor’s degree in studio art. She uses a variety of painting and drawing mediums in her landscape and figurative works. Joanne currently resides in Alabaster, Alabama.