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Artist

Joseph Bellofatto

United States

Born in 1958

Joined Artisor: February 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 1

Bio

Joseph Bellofatto is a fine artist who works primarily in oils and graphite and currently resides in the Raleigh, North Carolina metro area. He originally began in the illustration field but then later moved to crafting his own ideas and shifted to original fine art work. In between he briefly worked as a graphic designer.  His work is primarily that of ‘Imaginative Realism’ (heroic/romantic fantasy and various mythological themes), over the past decade his work has appeared in art galleries across the continental US.  Over the past decade his work has been selected to appear in the Infected By Art (IBA) yearly art annual and three times nominated for the annual Chesley Awards. The artist is an Associate Artist with the Art Renewal Center (ARC) and the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) for which his work has been selected for regional and/or national exhibitions or as a finalist in the annual ARC Salon competition, in both the painting & drawing categories. His figurative work is currently being represented by 311 Gallery and the Artexposure gallery out Wilmington, NC. His artistic stylings are i

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443-538-2335 | painter@hotmail.com | www.storytellerartist.com

Exhibition History

1990 – 2008: Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Graphic Artist

2014: Annapolis Maritime Museum Group show (one piece)

          Circle Gallery Annapolis, MD group exhibit “Strokes of Genius” (one piece)

          Little Big Art Show Williamsburg, DE group exhibit (three pieces)

2015: Philadelphia Sketch Club National Group Exhibit (two pieces)

          Oxford Arts Alliance National Juried show Oxford, DE (one piece)

          Target Gallery Alexandria, VA “In the Flesh” exhibit (one piece)

          Montpelier Gallery Laurel, MD group exhibit (two pieces)

          Hill Center Galleries Washington, DC group exhibit (two pieces) Honorable Mention

          Live An Artful Life® Gallery The Plains, VA group exhibit (two pieces)

          Little Big Art Show Williamsburg, DE group exhibit (two pieces)

2016: Oxford Arts Alliance National Juried show Oxford, DE (one piece)

          Montpelier Gallery Laurel, MD group exhibit (two pieces) Third place

          Hill Center Galleries Washington, DC group exhibit (two pieces)

          Little Big Art Show Williamsburg, DE group exhibit (four pieces)

         

2017:  Circle Gallery Annapolis, MD group exhibit “Art on Paper” (one piece)

        For & About Women” All-media National Juried Exhibit in the Frederick Gallery                     

          Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) (one piece). 

          Oxford Arts Alliance National Juried show Oxford, DE (one piece)        

         “Eastern Regional Finalist Exhibit” Oil Painters of America (one piece)  

2018: Became a member of: The International Guild of Realism

          “29th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition” Gormley Gallery        

           Notre Dame of Maryland University (one piece)

          Circle Gallery Annapolis, MD group exhibit “Art on Paper” (one piece)

          FALC’s 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition (one piece) First Place

          Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image in 2017 Vol.6  art annual)

          Finalist Salon competition Art Renewal Center

          Oxford Arts Alliance National Juried show Oxford, DE (one piece)

2019: IGOR Winter Salon Online Exhibition

           IMURJ Art of Fandom Year 2 exhibit Raleigh, NC

           Montpelier Gallery Laurel, MD group exhibit (one piece)

           “Mythic” An Imaginative Realism and Pop Surrealism Theme

           Fe Gallery Sacramento, CA (two pieces)

           311 Gallery BLACK & WHITE Juried Show 2019 Raleigh, NC (two pieces)

           Oxford Arts Alliance National Juried show Oxford, DE (one piece)

           Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image  in 2018 Vol.7 art annual)

           Finalist Salon competition Art Renewal Center

           IGOR Annual Juried Competition   Principle Gallery  Alexandria, VA (one piece)

           Maryland Federation of Art Ocean City, MD (two pieces)

           Maryland Federation of Art Winter Members Show (two pieces)

2020: Spiritual Art Grant Opportunity Marianne Oberg Foundation for Spiritual Art Charlotte,       

            NC (semi-finalist)

            Montpelier Gallery Laurel, MD group exhibit (one piece)

            Hill Center Galleries Washington, DC group exhibit (one piece)

            FALC 25th Annual Juried Exhibition

            Rocky Mount 2020 Juried Art Show Rocky Mount, NC (one piece)

            Eccentric: A National Exhibition of Surreal Artworks and Unconventional Materials  d’Art 

            Center Norfolk, NC (one piece)

            Hudson Valley Art Association, 87th Annual Juried Exhibition Connecticut (one piece)

            Clayton Art Faire 2020  Clayton, NC (two pieces) awards – honorable mention

            Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image  in 2019 Vol.8 art annual) 

            Arts Council of Wayne County 41st National Juried Art Show (three pieces) awards – 

            Third place and reception favorite

2021: 26th FALC Annual Juried Exhibition (one piece) awards – honorable mention

           Rocky Mount 2021 “Animalia!” Art Show Rocky Mount, NC (two pieces)

           H2O Mid-Atlantic The Virginia Beach Art Center, Virginia (one piece)

           3 man show (August) – 311 Gallery – Raleigh, NC

           2021 National Multi-Media Juried Art Show – Wilson, NC (one piece)

           Fantasy – Fe Gallery – Sacramento, CA (one piece)

           Quest for the Modern Figure – 33 Contemporary – Chicago, IL (one piece)

2022: 35th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition (one piece) Lake Charles, LA

           27th FALC Annual Juried Exhibition (one piece) awards – honorable mention

           Rocky Mount 2021 “Animalia!” Art Show Rocky Mount, NC

           Artists Choice “Best in Show” Dragoncon 2022

           The Arts Council of Wayne County 43rd Annual National Juried Art Show (two pieces)

           Goldsboro, NC

           Pop Art & Illustration, Gallery 311 (two pieces) Raleigh, NC

           NùD: Art of the Figure, The Graphite Art Center (one piece) Edmonds, WA

2023: The Arts Council of Wayne County 44th Annual National Juried Art Show (one piece)

           Goldsboro, NC – honorable mention

           Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery & the Rosenthal Gallery2023 National Drawing                                                                                                                  

           Competition

           Became Art Renewal Center (ARC) Associate Artist

Publications

2013: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (two images, 2013 Vo. 2   art annual)
           Finalist – Art Renewal Center annual Art Salon competition (one image)  

2014: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image in 2014 Vol. 3 art annual)

2015: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (two images in 2015 Vol. 4 art annual)

2016: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image in 2015 Vol. 5 art annual)

2017: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image in 2016 Vol. 6 art annual)

           Finalist – Art Renewal Center annual Art Salon competition (one image)  

2018: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image in 2017 Vol. 7 art annual)
            Finalist – Art Renewal Center annual Art Salon competition (one image)  

2019: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image in 2018 Vol. 8 art annual)
           Finalist – Art Renewal Center annual Art Salon competition (one image)  

2020: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image in 2019 Vol. 9 art annual)
2021: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image in 2020 Vol. 10 art annual)
2022: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image in 2021 Vol. 11 art annual)
           Finalist – Art Renewal Center annual Art Salon competition (one image)  

2023: Finalist – Infected by Art competition (one image in 2021 Vol. 12 art annual)
           Finalist – Art Renewal Center annual Art Salon competition (one image)  

Awards


2015: Hill Center Galleries Washington, DC group exhibit (two pieces) Honorable Mention
2016: Montpelier Gallery Laurel, MD group exhibit (two pieces) Third place

2018: FALC’s 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition (one piece) First Place

2020: Arts Council of Wayne County 41st National Juried Art Show (three pieces) awards – Third place and reception favorite

2021: 26th FALC Annual Juried Exhibition (one piece) awards – honorable mention                                             

2022: 27th FALC Annual Juried Exhibition (one piece) awards – honorable mention

           Artists Choice “Best in Show” Dragoncon 2022

2023: The Arts Council of Wayne County 44th Annual National Juried Art Show (one piece)

           Goldsboro, NC – honorable mention

Affiliations & Memberships

Art Renewal Center (ARC) Associate Artist 

Member International Guild of Realism

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