Joseph Di Bella is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia (U.S.A.) where he taught from 1977 until 2016. He holds a BA in art history from Rutgers and MA and MFA degrees in painting from Northern Illinois University. A signature member of the National Watercolor Society and affiliated with other professional art organizations, his work has been included in solo, group, invitational and competitive local, regional, national and international exhibitions.

Selected Exhibits and Publications

Studio Visit, A Juried Selection of International Artists, Volume 33, Open Studio Press 2016
Breath that fades away, Solo Exhibition, Ridderhof Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia, September-October  2015
Biennale di Palermo, International Juried Exhibition, Palermo, Sicily and Florence, Italy, January-March 2015
Virginia NWS Watercolorists, A Group Invitational Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia, May 2014
Studio Visit, A Juried Selection of International Artists, Volume 26, Open Studio Press 2014
National Watercolor Society 93rd Annual, NWS Gallery, San Pedro, CA, November 2013-January 2014
Annual Juried Exhibition (International), Gallery 110, Seattle, WA, Juror: Nora Atkinson, Curator, Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle WA February 2– 25, 2012
Field Maneuvers, Solo Exhibition, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA, September-November 2011
2011 Annual Exhibition (DC,VA,MD,NC), Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA, June– July 2011
2010 Annual Exhibition (DC,VA,MD,NC), Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA, May – June 2010 (award)
2009 Annual Exhibition (DC,VA,MD,NC), Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA, May-June 2009
Group Faculty Exhibition, White Walls Gallery, Corcoran College of Art, Washington, DC, September 2008
Virginia Painters: Process Revealed, Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA, January-February2008, Juror: Leigh Anne Chambers, Executive Director, Rawls Museum Arts
Global Crossroads, Phoenix Gallery, New York, February 2003, Curator: Linda HandlerSolo Exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, New York, New York, January 2006
The Art of Teaching (invitational)White Canvas Gallery, Richmond, VA, April-May 2006
Group Exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, New York, December 2005
Works on Paper (curated by Main Art Gallery), Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA, December 2004
Recent Paintings: Solo Exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, New York, March 2004
Phoenix Gallery Artists and Their Artist Friends, Phoenix Gallery, NY, January 2004
Palermitani: A Solo Exhibit, WRIC-TV Arboretum, Richmond, VA, September-November 2003
Group Exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, New York, January 2003
Egg Tempera: An Enduring Tradition, International Invitational Travel Exhibit, 2002-2003, Curator: Diane Savino
9/11 Remembered, Group Exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, New York, September 2002
12th Annual Mid-Atlantic National Works on Paper, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA, Juror: Robert Hobbs,April-June 2002
Group Exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, New York, January 2002
Small Works Invitational Exhibit, 1208 Gallery, Richmond, VA, December 2001
Nineteenth Annual Juried Exhibition, Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art, Juror: Lisa Dennison, DeputyDirector and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, June-July 2001
Solo Exhibit, Phoenix Gallery (NY) National Competition, Feresheteh Daftari, Assistant Curator ofPainting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art (NY), June-July 2001