2017 Echo Creations 8 The 8th annual National juried exhibition of arts made from re-cycled meaterials and found objects in the Arts Longmont Gallery.
2016 Juried fund raiser for the Missoula Art Museum
2016 Juried show titled "A Generous Kingdom" Art that explores symbolism, story and beyond. at the Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland Oregon.
2016 Juried Contemporary Art Exhibit at Gallery J in Denver Colorado
2016 Holy Molly/Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art, a juried show at the Knoll Gallery in Denver Colorado.
2016 The Changing Moment Show. a Juried Art Exhibition at the Radius Art Gallery in Missoula MT.
2015 “Kentucky Pride” was accepted into the National Sculpture Society’s 82nd Annual Awards Exhibition, August 6th at Brookgreen Gardens South Carolina.
2015 Accepted into the Loveland Sculpture in the Park Show in Loveland Colorado.
2014 "Functional Antler" was accepted into the Wind and Bones show at the contemporary art gallery, Radius in Missoula Mt.
2014 “The Last Bale” accepted into the Radius Gallery “Scapes Land Sea Mind”
2013 - 2014 His whimsical sculpture is represented in Aspen, and Vail Colorado by the Vickers Collection Galleries.
2011 - 2014 Four years juried into the Loveland Sculpture in the Park Show.
2014 "Running Rabbit" a one of a kind ceramic sculpture was accepted into the 20th National San Angelo Ceramic Competition in San Angelo Texas at the Museum of Fine Arts.
2014 "Icons of the West Show" at the Dana Gallery in Missoula accepted A whimsical one of a kind ceramic called “Ambushed” which he enjoyed created together with his wife.
2013 His One of a kind ceramic work titled "Lonesome" was selected to show at the Annual National Society of Sculptors show in Florida and Brook-green Gardens in NC
2013 "Missoula Artists Show" at the Dana Gallery Missoula MT Accepted a digitally illustrated print titled “Cowgirl”.
2013 The Peoria Art Guild Accepted His digital print titled "Three Nude Views" was juried into their art show "Nude Attitude" .
2012 His whimsical ceramic sculpture titled "Romantic Rodents" was accepted into the National Sculpture Societies juried show titled: “Love”,.
1994 - 2013 Joe worked for publishers including: Aladdin Books, Addison Wesley, McGraw Hill, Pearson Learning, Scholastic Books, Scholastic Marketing, Scholastic Educational, Pocket Books, Scott Foresman, Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt Brace, Mondo Publishing, Zaner Bloser. Magazines: Sesame Street, Turtle Magazine, Childrens Playmate, Cricket Magazine, Weekly Reader, and Sadlier. The Design Firms: MKR in NY, Design Five in NY, and for the Art Reps Remen Willis in LA, Wilkinson in Chicago and Kirchoff Wholberg in New York.
1994 A traveling exhibit of children's Book Illustrators included his work at the Missoula Museum of arts.
1993 Joe was included in a show of illustration in New York City. The work included original illustrations for his books titled “The Sword and the Stone” and “Aladdin and the Magic Lamp” published by Scholastics Books.
1985 - 1992 Numerous awards for his work in Highlights For Children magazine including “Hidden Picture of the Year Award”.
1991 Joe illustrated and his wife Marlys wrote and published two books for children. “The Glassmakers of Gurven” by Abbingdon Publishing and “The ABC Book of Feelings” by Concordia Publishing.
1984 Began full time freelance illustration with: Mr. T. and Me book series by Thomas Nelson Publishers, Soccer Adventure Series, by Gemstone Books and Sherlock Street Detective series by Milliken Publishing, all helping to launch his career as an illustrator for the Juvenile Publishing Market.
1972 - 1983 Promotion Manager, Art Director and Illustrator for Lee Enterprises
1968 - 1971 Graphic Designer, Art Director and illustrator for Ad Agencies, and Design firms in Iowa, Oregon and Montana
1967 One year graduate studies at University of Montana, following Bachelor of Arts Degree from Montana State University in Bozeman MT.
1945 - 1963 His singular focus was on drawing as many pictures as possible while simultaneously making it through grade and High School.
"Movement with Time"
approx: 17" x 10" x 2.5"
A well worn pully, A piece of wood
from the dismantled Bonner Damn,
and Black Walnut