Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Print Sale next week! Save 20% through the month of October!

Enjoy "Through The Waves" - Just one of many new pieces on display at my online gallery! Starting October 10 save 20% on ALL PRINTS when you shop online!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Community Painting

 Contribute to a Community Mural!

The Come & Create Living Locally North Olmsted Community Mural takes place at Great Northern Mall (near Sears) Saturday October 8, 2016 from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Paint and sign this collaborative mural that will be on permanent display at Great Northern Mall!

JoAnn DePolo and the Come & Create team will assist you in painting the 4ft.x 8ft.panel filled with images themed to Living experience needed just fill in a small portion or add one brush stroke then sign your name to become a part of this public art project!

Be a part of this collaborative art experience!   Place your brush mark on a painting that will be permanently displayed at Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted, Ohio.

Come Experience…Come Celebrate…Come & Create™!

JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery offers fine art, painting classes and creative workshops.

Visit for details of all the Living Locally events October 4 - October 8, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

You Are Invited


Highlights from September 17, 2016 Meet the Artist Reception at JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery

Great group of art enthusiasts and art collectors at the reception
 It's time to celebrate artistic accomplishments!

Very Cheryl - like painting...Good work!

And the winner of an original DePolo giclee print is...Wendi Wilmer!

Each art exhibit held at JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery 
offers a chance for you to win an original DePolo piece of art.

'The Avenue 2016' by DePolo

 Fall Into Art

September 2016 Art Show


JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery
26719 Brookpark Rd. Ext.
North Olmsted, OH 44070


Sunday, April 24, 2016

JoAnn DePolo with the First Lady of Ohio Karen Kasich at the Governor's Residence
...It's all about art and twins!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Art Box Locations!

Proud to have 3 of my pieces in the heart of downtown Cleveland as part of the Citizens Art Box Project! Morning Commute and City Center are located at Euclid Avenue and East 13th Street stretched across 2 adjoining utility boxes while In Line CLE will be located at Euclid Avenue and East 12th Street!

 "City Center", is another one of my original paintings located on East 12th and Euclid with "Morning Commute" on the other side.

Citizens ArtBox East 12 and Euclid

Friday, September 18, 2015

Citizens Art Box

JoAnn has been selected to be a part of the Citizens Art Box project! Her artwork will soon appear on utility boxes in downtown Cleveland! 

Downtown Cleveland Alliance and its City Advocates Program, in partnership with Citizens Bank and the City of Cleveland are proud to announce the Citizens ArtBox project. In an effort to beautify Downtown Cleveland, Cleveland-area artists were invited to submit digital artwork proposals for this public art project to be displayed on utility boxes in Downtown Cleveland. The goal of the project is to enliven downtown Cleveland by bringing art to the street. Several utility boxes along Euclid Ave. between Public Square and Playhouse Square will be wrapped with printed art designs from Cleveland- area artists and institutions.
Three images by Artist JoAnn DePolo  were selected for the Citizens ArtBoxProject

'In Line Vintage Cleveland' installed at East 12th and Euclid in Downtown Cleveland Playhouse Square.
'City Center' installed on East 13th and Euclid, 'Morning Commute' installed on the sidewalk side.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Visit The Best Art Galleries Near North Olmsted Ohio

"If you haven’t see the work of JoAnn DePolo, then this is a great opportunity to view her collection. In the world of art, there are always chances to experience something new, see something different, and this unique little art gallery in North Olmsted, Ohio is a true gem. "

- July, 3 2015 / Thomas Abiles /

Whether you are living in North Olmsted Ohio, visiting family or passing through city limits on vacation, there are always cool things to do if you know where to look. Especially when on vacation, these hidden gems are what makes your excursion fun. If art galleries are your thing, there are plenty in and around North Olmsted, Ohio.

When it comes to visiting art galleries, there are all different kinds. There is even a tattoo art gallery in the area. So what type of art do you want to see? Most likely you weren’t thinking of tattoo artwork, right?

One of the premier art galleries in the area of North Olmsted, ohio to visit is JoAnn DePolo Studios and Gallery. This gallery also provides workshops and lessons as well. Perhaps there is an artist in you that you need help bringing out.

If you haven’t see the work of JoAnn DePolo, then this is a great opportunity to view her collection. In the world of art, there are always chances to experience something new, see something different, and this unique little art gallery in North Olmsted, Ohio is a true gem. 

JoAnn DePolo is most well-known for her acrylic paintings. She has some very colorful and inspiring works on display, and it is neat not only getting the chance to see them but to further participate through workshops.

There are other art galleries in the area as well, so make sure you have time for them, too. When you visit art galleries, it’s not always about the biggest and best, but about the unique experience you get from each one of them. Some of DePolo’s work can be more abstract, but she has quite a talent, bridging the gap and taking to realism as well.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Artist Spotlight: Video at the Governor's Residence

Thank you to everyone involved in putting this together and taking such wonderful footage of the event! I am proud to be the Spring Artist Spotlight at the Governor's Residence! Enjoy the video provided by the Ohio Channel!

Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich launches the spring installment of the "Spotlight" artist series featuring North Olmsted, Ohio artist JoAnn DePolo. JoAnn's art ranges from realism and portrait painting to abstract pieces

Monday, April 13, 2015

JoAnn DePolo: 2015 Featured Artist at the Governor's Residence

First Lady Launches Seasonal Art Display at Governor’s Residence
Story originally published in The Hannah Report on April 9, 2015.  Copyright 2015 Hannah News Service, Inc.

Ohio’s First Lady Karen Kasich chose the paintings on display in the governor’s residence for their “bright” and “bold brushstrokes,” appreciating the cityscapes of a place she likes to visit -- Cleveland. 

As part of her office’s partnership with the Ohio Arts Council to select state artists and feature their pieces in the home of Ohio’s governors, Kasich chose painter JoAnn DePolo of North Olmstead for her acrylic artwork, announcing the art display Thursday.

The “Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Ohio Governor’s Residence” program names four different Ohio artists throughout the year to represent his or her talent in the mansion, and DePolo was Kasich’s top choice out of 46 finalists selected by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) for the spring quarter.

Five of DePolo’s acrylic paintings, her medium of choice, capture what she calls the vividness of her home area of Cleveland and what the city has to offer Ohio. 

“Cleveland is pretty hot right now. There’s a lot happening, there’s a lot of renovations going on, and I think this is sort of another piece of the puzzle to bring Cleveland into the spotlight visually in a different way, in a unique way,” she said, noting every artist has a special way to interpret their city.

Kasich said she and Gov. John Kasich have been increasingly impressed with the wealth of talented Ohioans, prompting the “Spotlight” program. She noted the more than 8,000 people who visit the Ohio governor’s residence can see the exhibited art.

“One of the things that really caught my eye about JoAnn’s work was the bright use of colors, her bold brushstrokes, her layering of the acrylics,” Kasich said. “It just all really took me to Cleveland. I saw all these different images, and Cleveland is one of my favorite cities in Ohio to visit, so the whole package made me feel like [DePolo] needed to be our next spotlight artist.”

Kasich says once she has reviewed the finalists’ artwork and narrows down her choices, she’ll take a look at the artists’ stories. DePolo is the seventh installation through the “Spotlight” program, for which the first lady commends OAC’s continued promotion.

“Once I think I can’t be more blown away by someone’s artwork, someone else comes in, and I’m blown away again. So, it’s really been a lot of fun to highlight the artists who are our explorers, and our innovators, and our risk takers in this state and show people what we really do have to offer,” she said.

DePolo said artists need to be appreciated for such innovative qualities, with a need for similar “Spotlight” programs to exist.

The artist’s pieces are part of a forthcoming collection based solely on Cleveland, and she said “Spotlight” gives her a chance to preview her collection, which will fill her gallery later in the year. DePolo, who offers classes and works with communities to create public murals, brought two of her young art students to the exhibit Thursday.

DePolo’s use of the fast-drying acrylic paint allows her to work with speed. “Acrylic just works best for me because I like to work fast and inspired. I like to get it done all at once if I can,” she said, noting a love for sailing that she displays through skylines viewed from out on the water.

“I like my art to speak for itself,” she said. “If I hear three different interpretations of my work, then I know I have a good piece of art. I really don’t like to be explanatory; I want everyone to have their own journey.”

Kathy Signorino, OAC’s individual artist coordination, said the program highlights a diverse group of artists, from geography to age, and has brought the council’s attention to artists they haven’t before engaged with. Other artwork in the governor’s residence is a part of OAC’s loan program that features artists from around the state.

Laura Jones, Kasich’s chief of staff, said the first lady’s office likes to coordinate the delivery of the next quarter’s artist with the end of the current exhibit. DePolo’s exhibit will be on display through June 30.

DePolo’s art and studio information can be found at

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Keys - Sold!

Congratulations to owner of my original piece "The Keys" - Prints are still available through my online gallery!!