Joanne Warfield, Director of Exhibitions

WIPI Welcomes Joanne Warfield aboard as the first Director of Exhibitions. As her first project, she is organizing and directing WIPI's participation in the prestigious photo l.a. exhibition at the Santa Monica Civic--see show details in the f2 eZine Exhibition Highlights. Joanne brings with her 30 years of experience in the art field as a Fine Art dealer and the owner/director of several galleries showcasing nationally acclaimed artists in monthly exhibitions. She has also served as a museum arts council member, was the principal restoration consultant for several historic landmarks in Los Angeles, and built the corporate art collection for Epson America's Headquarters from 1986-88.

Joanne's photography roots began when she studied under Brett Weston in the late 1960's in Monterey, California. Since 1995, working as a photographic artist has become her passion and new career. In the past two years she has exhibited in many shows, garnering accolades and awards. Her innovative Polaroid processes and technical notes will be featured throughout an advanced Polaroid technique book due out in 2002. She is our magazine's January 2002 featured Professional artist in the Gallery section where you can see 12 of her images, or link to her web site to view the collection.

Jean Ferro, WIPI President, is confident that "opportunities will soar to new heights for Women In Photography International with the addition of Joanne as Director of Exhibitions. We are pleased she is part of our wonderful organization, helping to expand the recognition and importance of women working in the photographic arts."