“CAPTURING THE WONDER OF WILDLIFE AND PETS!” Joette Snyder
Welcome to my Blog.
I have had a love affair with animals since a small child, walking my neighbor’s dogs and walking to the Sunset stables as horses have always been close to my heart. To capture my subjects’ facial expressions and reach into those eyes, the soul of all my subjects is what I strive to capture. I recently started drawing human portraits and adding humans to animal portraits, you have got to keep fresh ideas flowing. My favorite medium is Graphite Pencil, Charcoal and Watercolor.
Joette Awarded “3rd Place at The Glendale Art Assoc. 2013 Holiday Salon”
Hitch’A Ride receives a Third Place, in the category Still Life/Floral/Animals. The show was held at, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, in Los Angeles, CA., Show dates are December 15-18th, 2013.
Joette Awarded “3rd Place at Gallery 800”
Ihasa in the Woods receives a Third Place Win at the San Fernando Valley Art Club 2012 Spring Juried Show! What a surprise with all the wonderful artists in our club to get this win. The show reception was last night May 12, 2012, a great success, and so much fun with great food, friends, and music. Our show runs from May 12 through June 9, located at Gallery 800 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd, in North Hollywood. I hope you can visit and enjoy all the wonderful art created by our members for this show!
Joette Awarded “Best of Show”
at the 2010 Images & Reflections Juried Member Show, sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Art Club, in the Finegood Art Gallery for “What’s Up.”
Passionate wildlife artist and dedicated to preserve the beauty of our wild animals. Watercolor is fairly new and exciting for me, as pencil and charcoal is a relaxing medium for me. To capture the facial expression of a clients pet or wildlife is the ultimate goal. I hope to capture the beauty of all living things. I am just happy to be back in Los Angeles after nine years in Oregon running a Cafe Coffee House. But the wildlife was incredible to draw upon.
Joette Snyder was born in Los Angeles in 1948 and lives and works in West Hills where she joined the San Fernando Artist Club, and is now a volunteer Co-Treasurer. Her formal training started as a commercial artist in Los Angeles, before computers she illustrated products, designed logos, and designed ads for clients. Finishing her training in Fine Art at Otis College of Art and Design, Pasadena City College, and El Camino Community College all located in California. She is dedicated to giving 15% of profit from her art to Defenders of Wildlife, Saving America’s Mustangs, or The Mountain Lion Foundation.
Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark St., Burbank, CA, July 5th through the 25th
Gallery West Show located in the Cal State University Northridge complex (June 15th through June 28th)
May 12 – June 9, 2012, SFVAC Member’s Spring Juried Show 2012, at the Gallery 800, located in the Historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo, California 91601. Gallery hours are Thursday–Saturday 2pm to 8pm and Sunday 2 to 6pm.
The Black & White exhibit, City of Santa Clarita located in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall, from Tuesday, January 17 through Friday, April 13, 2012.
May 19 – June 11, 2011, SFVAC Member’s Spring Juried Show 2011, at the Gallery 800, located in the Historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo, California 91601. Gallery hours are Thursday–Saturday 2pm to 8pm and Sunday 2 to 6pm.
Oct. 31, 2010 – Dec. 12, 2010, SFVAC Member’s Fall Juried Show, Images and Reflections at The Finegood Art Gallery, Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus, “What’s Up!” Received Best in Show
May 19 – June 5, 2010, SFVAC Member’s Spring Show, Views & Visions, read more…