Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Do You Think We're Related? Painting by Everglades painter Jo-Ann Sanborn

Do You Think We're Related? Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on canvas, 20"x24"

I've just finished this Everglades painting in preparation for an exhibition titled "DNA" to be held by the National Association of Women Artists at Fairleigh Dickinson University later this year.

I had in mind a chance social discussion where my husband and another man got talking about their Italian ancestors. Seems like their ancestors had both come from the same small hill town in Italy, and their great-grandmothers both had the same last name. Do you think they're related?

NAWA is one of the few professional artist organizations I belong to, and have found it most rewarding. I'm a member of the Florida NAWA, too.

Because the unique nature of the landscape I portray makes my work of mostly regional interest, I wanted a broader audience/judgement for my work. When I felt I was ready I applied and was accepted into this distinguished group.

You can join as an associate or a junior member at any time, but to be a full artist member you need to be juried in. Download the application here. Deadline for application is September 15. Perhaps it's too late for this year, but will be another opportunity March 15, 2011.


Judie said...

Jo-Ann!! This painting is PERFECT for that competition. And it's a nice size, too! May I post it on my blog with a link to your blog?

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

I'd be delighted, Judie, and thank you!

Judie said...

Oh, goody! I'll put it on in the morning while I am waiting for my new dishwasher to be installed, hopefully by someone competent this time.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Hopefully the dishwasher is in and running. Thanks, the painting looks great and I appreciate the mention!

Judie said...

I don't know how to make it as big as the ones from my computer. I played around with it and at one point it took on a life of its own, and filled up my whole blog page!

Dishwasher running, for now, that is!!

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