This professional artists' cooperative was founded on Brandon Street in 1977 by three Fallbrook artists - Virginia Polise, Jeanne Shanahan, and Mary Tomaskevitch. Brandon Gallery is now in the heart of historic downtown Fallbrook, and membership has expanded to nearly 30 members. It continues to promote and sell the work of regional fine artists and to enrich the community through exhibitions, demonstrations, and outreach programs.
Joe is a life-long artist striving to creae art that evokes an emotional response. His use of color, light, and shadow are exaggerated to capture the imagination. Although his work is representational, for this artist it's more about the atmosphere, feeling, and emotion of a painting. Joe loves to capture the landscape, and his most recent work captures the beauty and romance of Spanish-style architecture.In addition to a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from California State University Fullerton, Joe credits many art books, magazines, websites and fellow artists with helping his career along. He believes his greatest influence and source of knowledge has been teaching painting classes and workshops for the past six years. Teaching others has been the best way to learn the most about himself and art."My hope is that through my paintings we find a kindred appreciation of a glimpse of nature." Joe's awards include:2012 Second Place, The Arts Colony Juried Show, Corona, CA2011 Distinguished Artist Award, City of La Quinta, CA2011 Honorable Mention, National Orange Show Juried Exhibition, San Bernardino, CA2011 Honorable Mention, Fallbrook Art Center Juried Show, Fallbrook, CA2011 Finalist - Richeson 75 Landscape Competition and Exhibit, Kimberly, WI
All member artists and guest artists have their work juried into the gallery. Arrangements can be made to present work at the conclusion of any of the six general meetings each year. Artists seeking membership are first juried as guests. Guest artists can show their work for up to four months before a decision is made about membership.