About Jo Zeller Quentin

“Bold, Accurate and Colorful” are three words often used to describe Joanna Zeller Quentin’s vibrant and powerful equestrian artwork. Taking care to realistically depict the sporthorse in all forms, Ms. Quentin is especially known for her hunter/ jumper, dressage, and eventing pieces. Her work breaks the bounds of conventional equestrian artwork with daring color and energetic brushstrokes that perfectly capture the speed, grace, and energy of the competitive horse and rider. Growing up in Naperville, Illinois Joanna began drawing animals – especially horses – as soon as she could hold a pencil, and riding lessons soon followed. At the age of eleven, she completed her first “official” portrait of a friend’s horse. She followed her art to Ringling College of Art and Design in beautiful Sarasota, FL (BFA, Illustration, 2000) where she fell in love with the Gulf Coast.  Today she continues her professional career as a painter, commission portrait artist, and fine art printer.

Her work has been exhibited in many prestigious venues including the International Museum of the Horse, Equis Art Gallery, The Arts Castle, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, the Arabian Horse National Futurity, and Cazenovia College, as well as other galleries and juried shows. She has been a featured artist for HITS (Horse Shows in the Sun) and Southbound Show Management, and she has been the official Cover Artist for HITS Thermal Winter Show Circuit Program Guide in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Her award winning artwork has been widely published in the Chronicle of the Horse, Southwest Art, Sidelines, Horseback Magazine, The Equine Image, and Horses in Art. Joanna is a Juried Member of the American Academy of Equine Art, the Institute of Equine Artists and the International Association of Scratchboard Artists.  She frequently exhibits at nationally respected and juried shows for the American Academy of Equine Art, ISSA, and others.

Joanna is represented by the Equis Art Gallery (www.equisart.com) in Red Hook, New York and is the official artist for LOPE – Lone Star Outreach the Place Ex Racehorses (www.LOPETX.org). She is proud to partner with Two Socks Designs on a line of embroidery and screenprinted products, and Dover Saddlery stores nationwide carry her HoofPRINTS NoteCard sets.

She currently resides in Dallas, TX with her husband, three dogs, two cats, a parrot, and a Thoroughbred ex-racehorse turned jumper. In addition to maintaining a busy career as an artist and printer, she is also an accomplished violinist.

To see more of Joanna’s artwork, tour her virtual studio at www.MoosePantsStudio.com. If you would like to inquire about original artwork, HoofPRINTS NoteCards, or limited edition prints for sale, or how to commission a painting, please email MoosePantsStudio@gmail.com. Thank you!

Selected Exhibitions, Press,  and Publications

2018

Art in the Square – large scale public art exhibition in Pershing Square, Los Angeles CA

American Academy of Equine Art Spring Juried Exhibition

The Art Gallery at Devon Horse Show

Featured/ Cover Artist 2017*2018, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, TX

2017

International Society of Scratchboard Artists 6th Annual Exhibition

The Art Gallery at Devon Horse Show

Featured/ Cover Artist 2016 – 2017, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, TX

2016

“Horse Sense Form and Function” Tracy Miller Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO

“NJEAA – Art of the Horse 2016”  New Jersey Equine Artist Association, Basking Ridge, NJ

American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Exhibition, Georgetown, KY

“Bareback: Symmetry in Motion”  Studio C, Los Angeles, CA

“Animals in Art” 27th Annual Louisiana State University SVM Juried Exhibition

“2016 National Animals in Art Exhibition” Irving Art Association, Irving, TX

International Society of Scratchboard Artists 5th Annual Exhibition, Tucson, AZ

“Texas and Neighbors” Regional Art Exhibition, Irving, TX

Named “Official Artist” for LOPE (Lone Star Outreach to Place Ex- Racehorses) www.LOPETX.org

2015

HITS 2015 Winter Show Series Official Artist, Thermal CA

American Academy of Equine Art Fall Juried Exhibition, Georgetown, KY

TVLFC Ball benefit for St. Alphonsus Church, New Orleans, LA

Equis Art Gallery Grand Re-Opening, Red Hook, NY

American Academy of Equine Art Spring Invitational Museum Exhibition, Georgetown, KY

“Art of the Animal Kingdom” Southwest Art Magazine, March 2015

Featured interview, Decidedly Equestrian

Featured Artist, Equine Art Hour, Flying Shetlands

Art Gallery, Chronicle of the Horse, Jan 2015

“Run for the Roses” featured artist, Dallas, TX

2014

American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Juried Exhibition, Georgetown, KY  (also awarded membership status)

Chronicle of the Horse, Art Gallery, July 2014

TVLFC Ball Benefit for St Alphonsus Church, New Orleans, LA

HITS 2014 Winter Show Series Circuit Official Artist, Thermal, CA

International Society of Scratchboard Artists Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Cary NC

Art Gallery, Chronicle of the Horse, Sept 2014

2013

Ex Arte Equinus VI

International Society of Scratchboard Artists Second Annual Juried Exhibition, Vancouver, BC

“The Fluidity of Horses” International Equine Artists Online Juried Exhibition

“The Art of Music” Juried Show, Lazarus Gallery, New York, NY

“Equine Art in the Park” Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

“An Equine Jubilee – Celebrating the Horse in Art” International Juried Show, The Arts Castle, Delaware, OH

TVLFC Ball Benefit for St Alphonsus Church, New Orleans, LA

HorseBack Magazine, Summer Issue

Chronicle of the Horse, cover image

2012

American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Juried Exhibition, Georgetown, KY

“An Equine Jubilee – Celebrating the Horse in Art” International Juried Show, The Arts Castle, Delaware, OH

Horses, Hounds and Fantasy” Online – International Equine Artists invitational show

25th Annual Animals in Art International Juried Show – LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University

2011

HITS Thermal 2012 Official Cover Artist

“Art at the Classic Juried International Art Show” Draft Horse Classic

American Academy of Equine Art International Juried Exhibition

“Birds, Bees and Butterflies” Juried Show, Lazarus Gallery, New York, NY

Ex Arte Equinus IV, Painting Division

“Equine Ideal” Equine Photographer’s Network

Flow- Honorable Mention, Extreme Action

2010

Cazenovia College Equine Art Invitational Show, Cazenovia NY

HITS on the Hudson/ Fletcher Galleries Juried Equestrian Art Exhibition and Sale, Saugerties, NY

Atlanta Equestrian Exhibition, The Gallery at Paper Mill Village

HITS Ocala Winter Equestrian Festival Invitational Art Gala Featured Artist

2009

American Academy Of Equine Art International Juried Exhibition

“Equine Dreams” Juried Art Show, Western States Horse Expo, CA

HITS Ocala Winter Equestrian Festival Invitational Art Gala Featured Artist

Art for Endometriosis Juried Show and Sale, CO

“Simply Red” International Juried Show, Ciel Gallery, NC

Women and Horses Expo International Juried Show, MO

On Course- First Place- Oil division

Calypso- First Place- Watercolor division

Irving Art Association International Juried Wildlife Art Show, TX

Charging Forward- Second Place- Painting division

New Jersey Equine Art Association International Juried Show, NJ

2008

Equine Expo benefitting Lone Star Outreach to Place Ex Racehorses, TX

Featured artist

“9 x 12” Works on Paper Show, Ft. Worth Community Art Center, TX

HITS Ocala Invitational Art Gala- Featured Artist, FL

Publications

UPCOMING!  HITS Thermal 2015 Official Show Programme

HITS Thermal 2014 Official Show Programme

Ex Arte Equinus VI, Painting division, 2013

HITS Thermal 2012 Official Show Programme

Ex Art Equinus IV, Painting division, 2011

Equine Photographer Network, 2011

Cover- Chronicle of the Horse, April 2009, 2004, 2003

Feature Article- Chronicle of the Horse, July 2014

Feature Article- Horse in Art Magazine- Winter 2008

Memberships and contributions

American Academy of Equine Art (Juried Member), International Society of Scratchboard Artists, International Society of Equine Artists, AUAR, Remember Me Rescue, LopeTX.org, TVLFC, Marion County Humane Society, Artists United for Animal Rescue, Sarasota Humane Society, Hooved Animal Humane Society, Habitat for Horses, IALHA National Andalusian Association, Friends of Barbaro, Mountain View Horse Rescue, WHOA Team

 

 

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