Mr. Palmerio was born Aug. 12, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Palmerio has been a resident of Sarasota for the past twenty nine years.  He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. and the Barnes Foundation, Lower Merion, Pa.  Studied Sculpture at the Frudakis Academy, and metal sculpture at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.  A roofer by trade, he also worked as a recreation leader for the City of Philadelphia, and he was the Director of Recreation for the Ute Mountain Ute Indian tribe in Colorado.  He has a private pilots license and also maintains a Master Captains boating license, having captained boats for 12 years.   He stared in the short film about an artist, A Lot in Common, which was in the Sarasota Film Festival, 2011. He taught painting in community arts centers in Philadelphia, and Colorado, taught two workshops in S.W. France and spent seven years teaching physically challenged adults, in Philadelphia.

He is in numerous private collections, throughout the country, The Coville Collection in Sarasota, the Grant Collection Md., the Havard Collection in Philadelphia. 

 Commissions include six large landscapes for the Acme Market Corporation in Great Valley Pa., 10 X 30 foot wall mural for the City of Philadelphia, Murphy Recreation Center, and two 12 x 40 foot murals for Motivation Inc. in the Orlando Airport, of the Atocha treasure ship and a 10 x 40 foot mural for Duval House B & B in Key West.  See Murals on Web site page.

He is a member of the Salmagundi Club, NYC, and is the Vice President of the Pines & Palms Thomasville Ga.  He was the Everglades Artist in Residence in 2003, and interviewed on National Public Radio, Arts Edition, with Amy Tardiff.  The Sarasota Herald Tribune wrote a comprehensive article on him in the Sunday edition of September 28, 2003.  He was on the Fine Arts Society Tour in Sarasota, in 2006, and again in 2009, and 2013, and was interviewed by Linda Carson of Channel 7 news.   He was voted in the top 100 Paint America show in the Coutts Museum in Kansas in 2010.  Mr. Palmerio was the artist in residence for the Great Sand Dunes National Park, in Sept. of 2011. He is the featured artist in the May 2011 issue of Scene Magazine of Sarasota. Won the   Annapolis Md. people's choice award in the quick draw competition in 2014. In June of 2013 the peoples choice award  in the Frederick Md. quick draw competition. First place in Tarpon Springs Quick Draw competition Nov. 2014,and 2017, &18 and won the quick draw competitions in the Sarasota paint out 2015, and 2016.  Joe exhibited in Steamboat Springs Co., 2018 in the Oil Painters of America National show, and  the National Oil and Acrylic Painter Best in America show in Bolivar Mo.  

His painting donations have helped fundraisers throughout the country.  His plein air paintings emphasize a soft brushwork that captures the fleeting moments of nature. His Abstractions originate from the natural environment, which bursts forth into a dynamic flow of painterly rhythms. 

Joe's painting demos and workshops and critique nights are well attended throughout the country. He is in constant demand as Juror, having judged shows

since the late 70's.

One Man Shows

Arts on Douglas 2021

Cortille Gallery, Provincetown, Ma. 2017 two person show.
Arts on Douglas Gallery, April 2017,  and 2021 New Smyrna, Fl.
Celery Barn Gallery, Sarasota Fl. 2014
Epcot Artist 2015, 2016, 2017

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Mar. 2013
Celery Barn Gallery, Sarasota, Fl. Jan. 2012
Center For Arts & Humanity, Sarasota, Fl. March 2011.
Fine Arts Society, Ringling School of Art 2009
Fine Arts Society Tour March & April 2006
Celery Barn Art Gallery, Sarasota, Fl., Dec. 2006
Everglades National Park, April 2004
Celery Barn Art Gallery, Sarasota, Fl., Jan. 2004
Gallery 41, Sarasota, Fl.,  April 1999
Philadelphia Federal Reserve, Phila. Pa. 1990
Chilton Publishing Co., Radnor, Pa. 1986
Philadelphia Federal Reserve, Phila., Pa. 1984

Invitational Paint Outs

Salmagundi Members Show 2021

St. George Island Paint Out 2021

NOAPS online show 2021
Bennington Vt. Sept. 2012
Canaveral Fl. Oct. 2012,13,14,15,16,17,18,

New Smyrna, Fl. Oct. 2019,2020
Winter Park Fl. Mar. 2013,
Annapolis, Md. 2014,15,16,17
Tarpon Springs, Fl. 2014,15,16,17,18
Tequesta Fl. 2015,16,17
Boston Ga. 2015, 2016,17,18,19,20,
Fernandina Beach Fl. 2015

Lauderdale Yacht Club 2017

Flower & Garden Show Disney Epcot. 2 yrs.

Apalachicola Fl. Nov. 2016   
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado,  2011
Everglades Nation Park, Artist in Residence, 2003

Group Shows

OPA National Show May 2021 Escondido Museum, Ca.



Wayne Art Center, Wayne Pa. 2015
Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna, Fl. '14-15-16-17
New Century Artists Gallery, Chelsea, N.Y.  2014
Circle Gallery, Annapolis Md. 
Oil Painters of America Sept. Oct. 2013, Cincinatti, Ohio
Cortille Gallery, Provincetown, Ma. Sept. 2013
Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa. Aug.2013
Light Chasers Shows 2012, 13,14,15,16

PASC plein aire show, Sarasota, Fl., 2012
Coutts Museum, El Dorado, Kansas, July 2011.
Paint America competition, top 100, painting on tour. 2011.
Paintings of the World, St. Petersburg, Fl. ‘09
Art for Humanity Gallery, Sarasota, Fl. 2009
Raymond James Center, Sarasota,  Fl. 2008
Rivo Commerce Center, Sarasota, Fl. 2008
Peter Paul Gallery, Sarasota, Fl., 2006
Peter Paul Gallery, Sarasota, Fl., 2005
Art Center Sarasota,  75th Invitational Anniversary
Show,  Sarasota, Fl., 2002
The Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa., 1988
The Renaissance Art Gallery, Phila., Pa. 1985
The 2601 Fairmount, Phila., Pa., 1985

Seminar Led by Joseph Palmerio
"The Venetian Way”, St. Bridgets Arts Council, Phila., Pa., 1984.  Juried their 1985 & 1989  Shows.
Juror St. George Island Paint Out, 2020

Juror Florida State Fair, Tampa Fl., Plein Air competiton. 2020

Juror Tarpon Springs, 2020,2019,2018
Juror of Arcadia Paint Outs 2014 and 2015,2018,2019.
Juror of Sanibel Arts League show 2014
Juror Paint the Beach, Ft. Myers 2015, 2018
The VAC, Punta Gorda, Fl. 2016, 17

Peace River Plein Air Show VAC, 2016
Juror Sarasota Bird Sanctuary Show 2014

St. Bridgets's Art Association 1985 and 1989 shows.

City of Philadelphia Springs Art Fairs, 1985, 1986, & 1987

Corporate Commissions
1988: ACME Market Corporation , Great Valley, Pa. six large landscapes for corporate headquarters
1989: City Of Philadelphia, Murphy Recreation Center, 10 x 30 foot mural,
2004: Orlando Airport, Motivation Inc. two 12 x 40 foot murals 
2005: Motivation Inc. mural Duval St. Key West, Fl.
2008-2009: Duval House Bed and Breakfast, 8’x 40’ & 8’ x 15’ exterior wall mural 
Private Collections
Warren & Margot Coville, Sarasota, Fl.
Nancy Grant, Reston Va.
Bernard & Judy Havard, Philadelphia, Pa.

Publications &Interviews
Scene Magazine featured artist, May 2011
ABC News, channel 7, Linda Carson interview, 2006.  Sarasota, Fl.
Blab TV, Sarasota, Fl. March 2006
National Public Radio, Arts Edition with  Amy Tardiff,  Interview, 2003
Sarasota Herald Tribune, in depth article, Sunday Sept. 28th 2003


Graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa., 1979
Angelo Frudakis Academy of Sculpture, Phila. 1980
Barnes Foundation, Lower Merion, Pa. 1973-1975
Temple University, Tyler School of Art, 1972-1974
Adams State College, Alamosa Colorado, Summer 1974.
Philadelphia College of Art, Phila. Pa. summer ’72.

 Galleries & Museum’s Include

Dabbert Gallery Sarasota Fl.
Waterfront Gallery Apalachicola Fl.
Tarapini Gallery, Tarpon Springs, Fl.
Cortille Gallery Provincetown, Ma.
Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna, Fl.
Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
Celery Barn Gallery, Sarasota, Fl.
Coutts Museum, El Dorado, Kansas 2011
Cole Gallery, York Me.
Telluride Fine Art Gallery, Telluride, Co.
Montrose Cooperative Gallery, Montrose, Co.
The Other Artist Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
Schmidt Fine Art, Collingwood, N.J.
Touch The Earth Gallery, Devon, Pa.
The Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
Renaissance Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
Plum Corporate Gallery, Paoli, Pa.
Mira Mar Gallery, Sarasota, Fl.
Goldfish Gallery, Sarasota, Fl.
Peter Paul Gallery, Sarasota, Fl.
Arts Center Sarasota, Fl.
Center for Arts and Humanity, Sarasota, Fl.
Paintings of the World, St. Petersburg, Fl.

Painting Demo Sarasota Fl, 2016

A Bit About The Artist

Demo for Light Chasers

Sarasota Fl., March 2013