Mr. Palmerio was born Aug. 12, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Palmerio has been a resident of Sarasota for the past twenty four 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 starred 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, 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 in Reston Va., 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, and a 10 x 40 foot mural for Duval House B & B in Key West.  


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. Mr. Palmerio was in the 2011 American Impressionist Show in Carmel Ca. He is the featured artist in the May 2011 issue of Scene Magazine of Sarasota.  He was invited in 2012 to the Bennington Vt. Plein Air, paint out.   Canaveral Paint outs of 2012-13 and  The Winter Park Fl. Paint out.  Annapolis Md, Paint Out, and won the 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 won the quick draw competitions in the Sarasota paint out 2015, and 2016.  Joe has exhibited nationally in the Oil Painters of America 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.



One Man Shows

Arts on Douglas Gallery, April 2017,  New Smyrna, Fl.

Waterfront Gallery, Apalachicola, Fl. Jan.2017

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

Bennington Vt. Sept. 2012
Canaveral Fl. Oct. 2012
Winter Park Fl. Mar. 2013 

Canaveral, Fl. Oct. 2013

Wekiva, Fl. Mar. 2014

Annapolis, Md. 2014

Canaveral, Fl.  2014

Tarpon Springs, Fl. 2014

Tequesta Fl. 2015

Annapolis Md. 2015, 2016

Tarpon Springs 2015,2016

Boston Ga. 2015, 2016

Fernandina Beach Fl. 2015




Apalachicola Fl. Nov. 2016  

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado,  2011
Everglades Nation Park, Artist in Residence, 2003


Group Shows

Wayne Art Center, Wayne Pa. 2015

Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna, Fl. '14-15-16

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

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 of Arcadia Paint Outs 2014 and 2015

Juror of Sanibel Arts League show 2014

Juror Paint the Beach, Ft. Myers 2015

 The VAC, Punta Gorda, Fl. 2016

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

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.







































One hour Demo for Light Chasers downtown City Park Sarasota.

Joe Palmerio's Demo April 2014 for the Light Chasers of Sarasota

Demo for Light Chasers

Sarasota Fl., March 2013

A Bit About The Artist