Joanne Vella, Associate Professor of Art, teaches all levels of drawing and painting. She has been represented by the McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA from 1982- 2000 and has exhibited nationally, receiving many awards. Her works are held in numerous public and private collections throughout the U.S., including the Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University; the Des Moines Art Center; Del Mar College Gallery; and the Huntsville Museum of Art. She received her BFA in Art Education, a BFA in Painting, and her MFA from the University of Illinois. She has given numerous drawing demonstrations and lectured widely on her own work and that of others, including a gallery talk at the Whitney Museum on Joan Mitchell. She has also juried/curated a variety of exhibitions and her work has been reviewed in the Atlanta Journal, the New Art Examiner, the Des Moines Register and Iowa Architect, among other publications.