Jo-Ann Ciolino Adams
Wolf Creek Art Works

3201 St. Charles Avenue #215
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-1883

Jo-Ann Ciolino Adams
Wolf Creek Art Works

318 Shenandoah Road
Poplarville, MS 39470

Jo-Ann Ciolino Adams is a native of New Orleans. She began studying art as a child. She was a student at Tulane University, where she attended classes in the Newcomb College Art School, with instructors Hal Carney and Ryland Greene.

She has attended two summer painting workshops in Maine, studying with Ray Loos, and one at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, taught by Katalin Gergo. She has traveled and painted in Italy, studying with Adrian Deckbar. She has also attended workshops in New Orleans, taught by nationally known artists, including Don Andrews, Ed Whitney, Judi Betts, Milford Zornes, Miles Batt, and Robert Wood. She has also attended demonstrations at conventions of the American Society of Portrait Artists.

Jo-Ann Adams is a member of the Southern Mississippi Art Association, the St.Tammany Art Association, and the Louisiana Watercolor Society. She has participated, and won awards, in member shows. In 2007, her painting, "Katrina Paperwork" won Best of Show in the SMAA focused art show in Hattiesburg, MS. She is also a member of Whimsies, and of La Nouvelle Salon, two groups of New Orleans artists.

She has attended the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, where she has studied with Auseklis Ozols, Katalin Gergo, Martha Guthrie, and Jean Cassels. In 2004 she won the Auseklis Ozols Faculty Award in the Student Art Show.

Jo-Ann Adams has owned property in Mississippi since 1997. This was very fortunate for her, when in August, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made her home in New Orleans completely unlivable for over one year She currently divides her time between New Orleans and her farm in Poplarville, Mississippi.

In 2004 she completed the construction of her art studio in Poplarville, Mississippi. The studio is located on property bounded by Wolf Creek, a beautiful waterway which becomes Wolf River, as it winds its' way down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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