Joe Anna Arnett earned a BFA degree from the University of Texas. She then worked for Young & Rubicam Advertising in New York as a senior art director working on such accounts as Merrill Lynch and the US Postal Service.
She continued her studies in fine art at the Art Students League of New York for several years. Joe Anna Arnett is a master artist on “Passport and Palette” the art instruction and travel series airing on PBS stations across the country. She not only appears on the show, but also produces and writes for the program. In 1997, she became a Master Artist of the Artists in America Show at the Denver Historical Society Museum. She has also exhibited at museums around the country and in 2006 she was honored by the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK as one of their featured artists in the Rendezvous exhibition. Arnett exhibited in the Prix de West show at the national Cowboy Hall of Fame for 14 years. Arnett has written articles for The Artist’s Magazine, American Arts Quarterly, ART Ideas and Austrailian Artists Magazine and has been featured in The International Herald Tribune, Southwest Art, Western Art Digest, and the North Light books Painting with Passion, The Best of Flower Painting, I and II and North Light’s Sketchbook Confidential II. She authored the North Light Book “Painting Sumptuous Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers in Oil”.