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JoAnn DePolo

JoAnn DePolo is an Artist, Author, and Founder of Come & Create™ which conducts acrylic painting classes and organizes community murals. In addition to teaching at her studio, JoAnn provides arts enrichment for schools, libraries and organizations across Cuyahoga County. A three year member of the Arts Commission for the city of North Olmsted, JoAnn has served on the boards of several art organizations and continues to employ her talents to organize collaborative art events including public art installations throughout Cuyahoga County.

Widely regarded as a visionary, JoAnn’s audience extends from her hometown to the international. Her unique paintings of cityscapes, water scenes, and bold abstracts have gained recognition from art collectors worldwide.  She is also sought at the local level for community art events and installations with her most recent public art installation in Slavik Village at Hyacinth Park June 2017.
  
JoAnn is the author of Making It As An Artist which takes a vivid look at bringing success to artists but also challenges and empowers anyone looking to move forward in their career.  Her art can be found hanging in the homes of several celebrities and is featured in the 2013 and 2016 editions of the book American Art Collector.

DePolo opened her working studio & gallery in North Olmsted Ohio in 2012. JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery offers fine art, painting classes, creative workshops and teaching space for artists. 

Mission Statement
Mentor artists, encourage creative thinking, and foster community strength through the arts.

Published Author
2006 Making It As An Artist - Author
Exhibition Record
2017 Metropolitan at the Nine Cleveland, Ohio
2015 Ohio Governor’s Residence Feature Artist Spring Spotlight
2014 JDSG Gallery, North Olmsted, OH
2014 CCPL Beachwood, OH
2013 City Hall Gallery North Olmsted, OH
2013 St. John Westshore Medical Center, Westlake, OH
2012 Landfill Art Gallery of Metal Canvases, Minnesota
2011 Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2011 Vintage Gallery, Avon Lake, OH
2011 TrueNorth Cultural Arts, Sheffield Lake, OH
2010 Avon Lake Public Library
2010 Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2009 Avenbury Lodge, Avon Ohio
2009 Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2009 George Streeter Art Therapy Circulating Collection
2008 Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2008 George Streeter Art Therapy Circulating Collection
2008 June Art Review, Galleria at Erieview, Cleveland, OH
2008 Simple Expressions Gallery, Olmsted Falls, OH
2007 George Streeter Art Therapy Circulating Collection
2007 Simple Expressions, Olmsted Falls, OH
2007 Cleveland Bar Association, Galleria Cleveland, OH
2007 Artist Review Today Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2006 Artist Review Today Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2006 TrueNorth Gallery, Avon Lake, OH
2006 Cleveland City Hall Rotunda, Community Mural
2006 Gallery 324, Cleveland, OH
2006 Simply Younique, Olmsted Falls, OH
2005 Kelly Randall Gallery Tremont, OH
2002 Kelly Randall Gallery Tremont, OH
2000 Kelly Randall Gallery Tremont, OH
1998 Barth Gallery, Tremont, OH
1998 Gold Medal Gallery, University Circle Little Italy
1995 Barth Gallery, Tremont, OH
1995 Art Avenue Gallery Tower City, Cleveland
 

Public Art Installations
2017 Hyacinth Park Slavik Village Cleveland Ohio
2015 Stark State College Canton Ohio
2014 North Olmsted Recreation Complex
2014 Bikes Bees Butterflies – RTA 
2013 Marriott Hotels OH
2013 Marriott Hotels TN
2013 North Olmsted City Hall
2012 Rain Barrel Artist Cleveland conservation
2012 Landfill Art Project MN
2011 Year of the Rabbit Sculpture
2011 Elephant Sculpture - Cleveland Metropark Zoo
Superior St Clair Development Corporation
2010 Year of the Tiger Sculpture
2009 Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Clarksville TN
2009 Year of the Ox Sculpture- Cleveland City Hall
2008 Year of the Rat Sculpture- Dominion East Ohio
2008 Cleveland City Hall Sculpture







Superior St. Clair Development Corporation
2011 Year of the Rabbit Sponsored by Artefino Gallery


Come & Create™ Community Murals:


2007 Cleveland City Hall
2007 Westlake, Ohio Crocker Park 
2006 Avon Lake, Ohio 
2006 North Royalton, Ohio
2006 SPARX Art Hop the Galleria at Erieview

Celebrity Collections 
Artist Peter Max
Omar Vizquel
Aretha Franklin
Kenny Loggins

Private Collections
Ireland, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, California, Virginia, Connecticut, Hawaii, Missouri, South Carolina, 
New York, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Texas
 
Television Appearances
2012 FOX 8 Morning News Painting Live
2011 FOX 8 Morning News Painting Live
2010 FOX8 Morning News - ArtWorks
2009 FOX8 Morning News Painting Live & American Idol Panel Discussion
2008 FOX 8 Morning News Painting Live at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - August 8
2008 FOX 8 Morning News Painting Live at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - July 4
2008 FOX 8 Morning News Come & Create Arts Program Launch - January 2
2007 FOX8 Morning Show Live Painting – “Artist Showdown”
2006 FOX8 Morning Show - “Come & Create Cleveland 2006 Murals”
2006 Avon Lake, Ohio Comcast TV Spotlight Interview
2005 Feature Artist FOX8 Morning Show
2004 Feature Artist FOX8 Morning Show
2003 Feature Artist FOX8 Morning Show
2001 Feature Artist FOX8 Morning Show
1999 Feature Artist FOX8 Morning Show


Magazine / News Publications / Radio Interviews
2018 Bay Village Observer
2017 Morning Journal "Display the Music"
2017 Villager Newspaper
2015 Chronicle “Art Finds Home at Goveronor’s”
2015 Celebrate North Olmsted Feature
2013 Westlife “ The Business of Art – Artists Learn to Think Out of the Box”
2013 Westlife “ North Olmsted Artist Prepares for Opening in New Space”
2012 Sun News “Paint the Flower Red”
2012 Cleveland Magazine Rain Barrel Artist
2010 The Sentinel West Shore Sun “Come & Create™ Student Exhibit”
2010 Idea Stream - Art Works University Circle Cleveland
2010 America Creates
2009 Sun News, “Extreme Home Makeover ”
2009 Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Young Audiences”
2008 Free Times, “Putt Mutt”, APL Fund Raiser
2008 Artist Review Today Magazine, “Putt Mutt” APL Fund Raiser
2006 Cleveland Plain Dealer, "Come & Create Community Murals"
2006 The Villager, "JoAnn DePolo, author of Making It As An Artist”
2006 Artist Review Today Magazine, "Come & Create Community Murals"
2004 Sun News, Feature Story, “Cleveland Artist”
2003 The Villager, Murals
2001 The Sun News, Feature Story, "Electronic Sculptures"
1998 Cleveland Plain Dealer Friday Magazine, Feature Artist
1998 Westlife, Feature Story, "Cleveland Rocks"
1999 Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feature Story, "Community Mural"
1998 Cleveland Plain Dealer, Art Review
1995 Sun News, Feature Story, "Cleveland Rocks"

 
Professional Memberships 
Artists of Cleveland
Arts Commission North Olmsted
Chamber of Commerce North Olmsted
Women Speakers 
Ohio Arts Council Registry

Art Books - Selected Through Jury Process:
2019 American Artwork book edition
2016 American Art Collector book edition
2013 American Art Collector book edition 
2011 101 Great Ways To Enhance Your Career - Contributing Author



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