A University of Texas BFA graduate, Joe Anna Arnett was a Senior Art Director for Young & Rubicam Agency in New York, where she continued her fine arts studies at the Art Students’ League.
Arnett‘s work has been exhibited at the Denver Historical Society, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Gilcrease Museum, the Albuquerque Museum, the Tucson Museum of Fine Arts, the National Cowgirl Museum, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Cincinnati Museum Center, and Art Asia in Hong Kong. She has written for The Artist’s Magazine, American Arts Quarterly, ART Ideas, and Australian Artists Magazine, and has been featured in the International Herald Tribune, Southwest Art, and Western Art Digest. Her work is included in numerous North Light books––Painting with Passion, The Best of Flower Painting, The Best of Flower Painting II, The Complete Oil Painter, and Sketchbook Confidential II. She authored North Light’s Painting Sumptuous Vegetables, Fruits, and Flowers in Oil, also published in a Chinese edition.
Arnett has been a demonstration artist and instructor for Plein Air Magazine Conventions. In 2018, she presented at the Santa Fe convention and was featured with fellow artist and husband, James Asher, in the magazine’s April article, “Oil and Water, A Love Story.”
A Master Signature member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado, and a Signature member of Oil Painters of America and Laguna Plein Air Painters, Arnett was a master artist, co-producer, and writer for the PBS Series, “Passport & Palette.” In 2018, her work received awards from Plein Air Magazine’s Salon, Outdoor Painters Society Plein Air Southwest, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.