Joe Palmerio is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Barnes Foundation, 1979. Residencies include Forgotten Coast, Great Sand Dunes National Park Colorado, and Everglades National Park. He loves painting the natural environment. He starred in the short Film A Lot In Common in the Sarasota Film Festival. He holds a Master Captain’s license, pilots license, and was the recreation director for the Ute Mountain Indian Reservation in Colorado. He taught disabled artists for 7 years with the City of Philadelphia. His mural works include Duval House in Key West, and Atocha Expedition. He has won numerous quick draw and painting awards. His donations help many organizations throughout the country. Sarasota resident these past 30 years.