Artist, Jo Ann Tomaselli, on her art: “Defining myself as a particular type of photographer is impossible as every moment behind the lens offers an opportunity to see the world from a different point of view. My photographic goal is simplicity, be that in my landscape, nature or portrait work.  My inspiration? Color, shape, design and the most delightful factor of all ~ fun! “

1980 Liberal Arts degree in Photography & Creative Writing, Stockton University, Pomona, NJ.  Mentored with renowned photographer Joel Sternfeld and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Stephen Dunn. 

1980-1994  IATSE electrician Atlantic City, New York & Philadelphia for stage, television & movies; assistant to lighting designers Peter Morse, Lenny Cowles & Tennyson Flowers illuminating many esteemed artists from Rosemary Clooney to the Rolling Stones.

1994  Attended Florida School of Massage, Gainesville. Studies included Structural Integration, Esoteric Healing and  NAHA certification in Aromatherapy.

1995 Moved to coastal NC, married my college sweetheart Kent, changed my maiden name from Fazzari to Tomaselli and lived between Sweden & the USA for 18 years.

2004 Migrated from 35mm format to digital and, loving the days of darkroom work sessions, now process in Adobe LightRoom & Photoshop.

Currently shooting with a Sony A7Riii and a variety of pro lenses for my Fine Art and Architectural photography, running a small B&B & blending wonderful potions.


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2021    A Novel Experience Gallery Zebulon, GA  Dog & Pony Show

2018    Sweet Nectar Gallery Leland NC  Artists Choice

            Art In Bloom @ Platypus & Gnome Wilmington NC

           Wilmington Silver Arts   2nd Place: Revolution

            NC Fort Fisher Aquarium Gallery  Life On The Coast

            Aces Gallery Wilmington NC  The Art Of Light

2017    Cameron Art Museum  Wilmington NC  State Of The Art/Art Of The State

            Aces Gallery Wilmington NC Artists Choice

2016    Solo Exhibit ‘Same View ~ Different Day’  Platypus & Gnome Wilmington NC

            Wilmington  Arts Association Spring Show Merit Award ‘The Rusty Nail’

            Bellamy Mansion Museum Wilmington NC  Images of Distinction 

2015    2015ArtFields  Juried Art Show Lake City SC  ‘The Rusty Nail’

            Wilmington Art Association  Port City Java, Porters Neck NC

            Art In The Arboretum  Wilmington NC

            Cameron Art Museum Wilmington NC  State of the Art/Art of the State

            Bellamy Mansion Museum Wilmington NC  Images of Distinction / Gold

2014    NC Aquarium @ Fort Fisher Kure Beach NC  Federal Point Project 

            The Art Factory Wilmington, NC Visions Of Green 

            Bellamy Mansion Wilmington NC  Images of Distinction

2013    Cape Fear Museum of History & Science Wilmington NC

             Impressions of the Lower Cape Fear

            Southeastern Community College Whiteville NC  Images of Distinction    

            Inis Wellness Center Surf City NC Recollections of Southeast Asia

2012     University of NC Wilmington  Capturing The Light  

             MC Erny Gallery Wilmington NC The Collection 3/1  

            Caffe Phoenix Wilmington NC Images of Distinction

2011    Caffe Phoenix Wilmington NC  Images of Distinction 

             Projekte Gallery Wilmington NC  Images of Distinction / Gold


2014     Carolina Nature Photographers Association 

             Members Choice Award  1st Place  Small Stuff

2013     Photographic Society of America Honorable Mention

             ‘Rock of Ages’

            Carolina Nature Photographers Association

            Members Choice Award  Honorable Mention  Wildlife

2012    Photographic Society of America Honorable Mention

             ‘Teton Morning’

2010    Photographic Society of America Honorable Mention

            ‘Desert Dance’

            Western North Carolina Foto Fest  3rd Place  Water



2018     Wrightsville Beach Magazine CFCC Group Editor selected images

2016    SALT Magazine  Editor selected images

            Brunswick County NC Town Planner Calendar  Cover ‘Go In Grace’

2015    Wrightsville Beach Magazine  Feature ‘In Focus – Smart Photography’

2014    CNPA Camera In The Wild   Small Creatures

2013    CNPA Camera In The Wild   Wildlife


2021     Flash Frontier – Salt & Sweet

2020     Love In The Time Of Covid ~ A Chronicle of a Pandemic  WordPress

Flash Frontier Water

2019     Flash FrontierLove

2018     Blue Five Notebook SeriesFlash Special

2015    ARTSY SHARK – Featured Artist ‘Same View ~ Different Day’

             Blue Fifth Review: Fall, Winter & Spring Editions

2014    Blue Fifth Review:  Blue Collection

2013    Blue Fifth Review Journal  2013 Banner Image

2012    Blue Fifth Review Summer Collection


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    • Hi James, thank you so much for considering my work worthy and nominating me for an award ~ what an honor! I’d love to take part and it sounds like an amazing opportunity. Unfortunately, I’ll have to pass. I’m currently preparing images for the holidays and won’t be able to make the time right now. Thanks again for the invitation ~ wishing you all the best!

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