Pueblo Morning, oil, 20″ x 24″
It was the Southwest culture and history that provided the ingredients to compel Joni to seek a full-time art career. Joni has become well known for her diversity of subjects, including Western still lifes, pueblos, Plains Indian landscapes, and Indian figures. Joni’s exhibitions include The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Cheyenne’s Old West Museum, The Tucson Museum of Art, The Desert Caballeros Museum, and The Phippen Museum. Joni is represented by Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, and Settler’s West Galleries in Tucson, AZ.
An artist must preserve in order to survive. Everything else comes as a result of that: confidence, success, and acceptance. I’m stubborn, because I have to be.
Master-Signature and Heritage Circle Member of American Women Artists
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ